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Best of Southern India - G Adventures
Best of Southern India - G Adventures
Excellent
22 reviews
Starts
Kochi (Cochin)
+7 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Kochi (Cochin)
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Highlights

Start and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Southern India, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Kochi (Cochin), India and 7 other destinations in India. Best of Southern India is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
12 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Train & Rail, Private Vehicle, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
Operator
G Adventures

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Kochi
  2. Day 2: Kochi
  3. Day 3: Kochi/Kalpetta
  4. Day 4: Kalpetta
  5. Day 5: Kalpetta/Mysore
  6. Day 6: Mysore
  7. Day 7: Mysore/Māmallapuram
  8. Day 8: Māmallapuram
  9. Day 9: Māmallapuram/Puducherry
  10. Day 10: Puducherry/Madurai
  11. Day 11: Madurai
  12. Day 12: Madurai/Periyār Sanctuary (1D)
  13. Day 13: Periyār Sanctuary/Kerala Backwaters (1L, 1D)
  14. Day 14: Kerala Backwaters/Kochi (1B)

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

22 Reviews

Excellent
73%
Good
27%
Average
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  • Written on October 10, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    To many long journeys and not enough time to enjoy one place I think breakfast should have been included n the price. Sanj our guide was brilliant and very thoughtful He worked very hard . Also I think we should have been met at the airport by a... Read more

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  • Written on September 30, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Sanjay was excellent, he was always there to help us and look after us. The only thing I could suggest to improve my experience would be a different mini-bus, the one we had was very small and the roads are so bad. The driver, Mr Amil, was fantastic.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the balanced review Susan.
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  • Written on July 25, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent tour guide. She made the trip so very enjoyable!!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it - thanks Barbara.
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  • Written on June 16, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Loved the trip. Saw a lot but nicely paced. On hot days, toured later in the afternoon to avoid the heat. Lots yo see.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Sheena, happy you enjoyed.
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  • AM
    Written on April 15, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    It was an excellent choice. The tour leader was exceptional!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it. Thank you Ana.
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  • MW
    Written on March 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great trip and leader. Good itinerary. Good way to see Southern India

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Wonderful to hear it - thank you, Marianne.
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  • SM
    Written on November 5, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was a fantastic tour. Sanna our guide, was absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable. Tasslim, the Driver is a legend. The other tour members made for an excellent time. The only aspect that could be improved, (for an older person) is the quality of some... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the balanced and honest feedback here Sharon - we do appreciate it. Our world deserves more you.
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  • H
    Written on November 4, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The excellent CEO we had, Sanjay, and the itinerary.

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  • R
    Written on October 29, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Difficult to travel the area solo.

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  • H
    Written on October 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The cost and organisation of the tour

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • What is the minimum age limit?

      The tour only has a minimum age of 12+ and all travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    • What kind of transport is used when travelling on the road?

      The transportation used is a mixture of train, private vehicle, cycle-rickshaw, auto-rickshaw and ferry.

    • How large are the groups?

      This is a small group tour with an average of 12 people and max of 15.

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    About the countries

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    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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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 26 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 26 December 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with G Adventures. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,283 km.
    • Kochi (Cochin) (India)
    • 182 km
    • Mudumalai National Park (India)
    • 84 km
    • Mysore (India)
    • 388 km
    • Mamallapuram (India)
    • 89 km
    • Pondicherry (India)
    • 288 km
    • Madurai (India)
    • 110 km
    • Thekkady (India)
    • 93 km
    • Alleppey (India)
    • 49 km
    • Kochi (Cochin) (India)

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