Kochi (Cochin), overlooking the Arabian Sea and once a strategic port on the spice route, is an enchanting blend of east meets west...Read more >
Travel through Kerala in style and luxury, at a pace which enables
you to make the most of this colourful, scenic and laid-back land.
Overnight flight to Kochi (Cochin). (N)Day 2: Kochi
Transfer to historical Fort Kochi for 2 nights at Malabar House. Walk or cycle through the picturesque lanes, visiting Gujarati Street, famous for its sweets, and the spice markets. (N)Day 3: Kochi
Visit hidden Kochi, taking in the Dutch Palace and see the dhobi wallahs in action. Endless rows of shops sell everything from lamps to fragrant spices and intricate lacework. Uncover a bygone era of basilicas, visit local children in a school and the Jewish synagogue, built in 1568. (B)Day 4: Kanam
Travel through lush green tropical landscape and rice fields, and stay 2 nights at Kanam Estate. (B, L, D)Day 5: Kanam
Enjoy guided walks through the surrounding spice and rubber plantations. Relax with a spa treatment. (B, L, D)Day 6: Alleppey
Travel to Lake Vembanad to reach the peaceful oasis of Purity for 2 nights. (B, L, D)Day 7: Alleppey
Start the day with a yoga class. Discover the rural life of the lake on an evening cruise with fishermen. (B, L, D)Day 8: Backwaters cruise
Board the Discovery houseboat for an overnight cruise, exploring the world of the backwaters. (B, L, D)Day 9: Kovalam
Travel to Kovalam for 3 nights at Taj Green Cove Resort & Spa. Located on a hillside amid lush greenery, the resort overlooks the Arabian Sea. (B)Days 10-11: Kovalam
Days at leisure. (B)Day 12: Fly home
Depart for Trivandrum and your flight home. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Luxury tour
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Overlooking the Old Parade Ground and St. Francis' Church, the Malabar House is a small, boutique hotel in the heart of Fort Kochi. All rooms are furnished with antique furniture and artefacts reflecting the diversity of south Indian heritage. The garden, with its rich tropical vegetation, houses a small swimming pool, a stage for cultural events and a restaurant. Features: 17 rooms, restaurant, bar/lounge, swimming pool, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Ceiling fan, desk, minibar, safe. This hotel is licenced to serve beer and wine, but not liquor.
Set on the shores of Lake Vembanad this delightful villa, which previously belonged to a European lady, has been refurbished and converted into a stunning six bedroom boutique hotel. All rooms and suites have either terraces or verandas and overlook either the garden or the lake. The rooms and suites with their contemporary minimalist interiors showcase the distinctive work of photographer turned artist Abdul Kalam and are furnished with an eclectic collection of antique objects and period furniture. With Ayurvedic spa treatments, yoga and waterfront dining in lakefront settings, Puity is ideal for those seeking something small, intimate and characterful in the backwaters.
Low season from £2425 per person
High season from £2725 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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