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Spice Trails of Kerala - Exodus Travels
15 days

Spice Trails of Kerala

Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)
Tour Operator:
Exodus Travels
Max group size:
16
Age range:
16 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33526
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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

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Itinerary

Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the Adventure tour Spice Trails of Kerala, you have a 15 days 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.
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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 to Yellapetty Village; on to campsite (1750m)
  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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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    5.0
  • 4.4
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  • Spice Trails of Kerala reviewer 1
    · January 16th, 2019
    Amazing tour guided by amazing people. What an awesome way to see kerela - would have been very difficult to do what we did without a tour guide
    Trip date: December 2018
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    · May 22nd, 2013
    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... Show more
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    · May 8th, 2013
    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... Show more
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    · April 18th, 2013
    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... Show more
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  • A
    · March 6th, 2013
    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... Show more
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  • A
    · March 1st, 2013
    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... Show more
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  • A
    · February 15th, 2013
    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... Show more
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  • A
    · February 7th, 2013
    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... Show more
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  • A
    · February 4th, 2013
    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... Show more
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  • A
    · January 25th, 2013
    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... Show more
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Spice Trails of Kerala
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