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Spice Trails of Kerala

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Spice Trails of Kerala - Exodus Travels
Spice Trails of Kerala - Exodus Travels
Excellent
43 reviews
Starts
Kochi (Cochin)
+5 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Kochi (Cochin)
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Highlights

  • Walk through tea plantations
  • Hike through forests of Silent Valley
  • Visit the temples of Madurai
  • Spot elephants, otters and more
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Hikes, In-depth Cultural
Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the hiking & trekking tour Spice Trails of Kerala, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 5 other destinations in India. Spice Trails of Kerala includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

43 Reviews

  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 1
    Written on May 22, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great mix of excellent trekking in glorious scenery, a quieter second week where you can unwind in the backwaters plus a few real jewels, Madurai for one.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?It has to be the trekking.  It was so varied and... Read more

  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 2
    Written on May 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    What an amazing trip; everything I hoped it would be and more!  I've done a few of these sorts of trips before and this one is up there as probably the best.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Getting away from the tourist trail and being... Read more

  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 3
    Written on April 18, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    See last paragraph................................What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The elephant kissing my head with its trunk in the temple in Madurai.Day 7 - trek was outstanding and finished in the most beautiful campsite ever. We were... Read more

  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 4
    Written on March 6, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    We thoroughly enjoyed the trip, the scenery was very impressive and the Indian people seemed very happy and cheerful.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The trek over the Western Ghats was the most enjoyable part of the trip and the best of... Read more

  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 5
    Written on March 1, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A wonderfully varied insight into the areas of KeralaWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I was frequently inspired but our tour leader and the local support teams. They all wanted us to have the "best holiday " and I did... we were... Read more

  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 6
    Written on February 15, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    The trek and walks were excellent. I also enjoyed the boat trip through the backwaters of Kerala and a short walk along the beach. The sightseeing was more trying/tiring; long bus journeys for short, hot city tours. Even in January (winter) it was extremely... Read more

  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 7
    Written on February 7, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    An enjoyable and awe inspiring treck of south IndiaWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Sri Meenakshi temple.Beer, rum & laughter round each evenings campfire.What did you think of your group leader?It was good to hear Ajay shout my name... Read more

  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 8
    Written on February 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    From begining to end this, my first trip with exodus, was superb.Magnificant scenery, lovely food, great companians, a brilliant tour leader in Ajay and  the guides on the trek were very  helpful especially Mani who helped me overcome, what was for me a... Read more

  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 9
    Written on January 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic, Fabulous and Fun! This trip was the perfect combination of adventure, new experiences, brilliant walks and serious chilling on the backwaters! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?So many it's hard to decide. Each day I would wake... Read more

  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 10
    Written on January 22, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was well organised allowing time to relax and discover some of south India after the more strenuous, though not too hard walking part of the trip. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The variety of the scenery, which constantly... Read more

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Cochin
  2. Day 2: Drive to the beautiful hill station of Munnar
  3. Day 3: Day walk through Munnar's surrounding hills; optional visit to a Tea Museum
  4. Day 4: Trek in the Silent Valley with beautiful views of the tea estates
  5. Day 5: Ascend Meesapulimala Peak (2630m), the highest in the area
  6. Day 6: Trek through plantations and thick forest land to Top Station (1900m)
  7. Day 7:  Trek to Koviloor via Vattavada village (1900m)
  8. Day 8: Trek through the plantation ridge, drive on to Mundhan
  9. Day 9: To Madurai; visit the colourful Sri Meenakshi Temple
  10. Day 10: To Thekkady (Periyar National Park); evening walk through spice gardens
  11. Day 11: Morning nature walk; optional afternoon boat ride on Periyar Lake to see wild elephants
  12. Day 12: To Alleppey for overnight stay on a traditional Keralan houseboat
  13. Day 13: To our homestay on the Malabar Coast; explore local fisherman's village
  14. Day 14: To Cochin; afternoon sightseeing; Kathakali dance show (optional)
  15. Day 15: End Cochin

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Typhoid
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Cholera
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Tuberculosis
Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
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Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for India. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Kochi (Cochin).
Hold my space
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 January 2019 the full payment of $1,995 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1995 for Spice Trails of Kerala, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 471 km.
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
  • 88 km
  • Munnar (India)
  • 118 km
  • Madurai (India)
  • 110 km
  • Thekkady (India)
  • 16 km
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
  • 90 km
  • Alleppey (India)
  • 49 km
  • Kochi (Cochin) (India)

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