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 >
Kerala has it all for a family looking for a holiday amid magical backwaters, beaches and with a rich local culture. From marvelling at impressive waterfalls and hidden caves to exploring pristine jungles by foot and interacting with friendly local communities, Kerala offers a veritable treasure trove of experiences.
Fly to Kochi and transfer to Forte Kochi for 3 nights (N)Day 3: Kochi
Explore Fort Kochi’s past by taking a tuk tuk ride through its streets. (B)Day 4: Kumbalanghi • Kochi
Take part in a variety of activities at the Kumbalanghi eco-tourism village before enjoying a traditional lunch. This evening visit a Kathakali dance studio for a live performance. (B, L)Day 5: Athirapally
Drive to Athirapally, known for scenic waterfalls. Stay in the Rainforest Lodge (cottage) for 2 nights. (B, D)Day 6: Athirapally waterfalls
Take a picnic and walk to the base of the mighty Athirapally falls. Optional afternoon guided trek in the surrounding rainforest. (B, D)Day 7: Wayanad
Drive to Wayanad for 2 nights at the family-friendly Wayanad Wild (cottage). Activities include hiking, bamboo rafting, cycling and tours of the local tea factory. (B, L, D)Day 8: Edakkal caves
Morning visit to the Edakkal caves to see the prehistoric relief carvings. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)Day 9: Nagarhole National Park
Morning at leisure. Drive to Nagarhole National Park for a 2-night stay at the Evolve Back Kabini next to the Kabini river. (B, L, D)Day 10: Nagarhole National Park
Morning and afternoon wildlife drives. This jungle is home to leopards, gaurs, antelopes, crocodiles, tigers and herds of elephants. (B, L, D)Day 11: Kasargod
Drive to Kasargod, characterised by coconut palms, rolling hills, forts, beaches and backwaters. Stay 3 nights at Neeleshwar Hermitage (Garden View Cottage) on the shores of the Arabian Sea. (B)Days 12-13: Kasargod
Days at leisure. (B)Day 14: Overnight on a houseboat
Explore northern Kerala’s palm-fringed tropical backwaters in ultimate comfort aboard a spacious traditional rice boat. (B, L, D)Day 15: Mumbai
Fly to Mumbai and stay overnight at the LaLit. (B)Day 16: Fly home
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Tailor-made travel
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Located in the depths of the rainforests of Lakkidi, the gateway to the picturesque Wayanad district, the Wayanad Wild is a family-friendly resort offering luxury cottages in beautiful surroundings. Each of the 12 cottages are comfortable and spacious and the surrounding canopy offers an abundant variety of fauna, birdlife, peaceful streams and remarkable rock formations. A range of activities and excursions suitable for all ages are available and include hikes, cycling tours and visits to a neighbouring tea factory. The Wayanad Wild does not serve alcohol.
Located approximately 10 minutes drive from Sahar International airport, the The Lalit Mumbai offers first-class accommodation in its 369 comfortably furnished rooms and suites. The rooms are spacious and combine traditional features with contemporary style. The hotel offers a variety of dining options and leisure facilities include a holistic health centre and an outdoor swimming pool.
Neeleshwar Hermitage, a delightful retreat set among acres of coconut palms and gardens, was the first superior first-class resort to open on the beaches of northern Kerala. All the palm thatched cottages, built according to the traditional architectural principles of Kerala Vastu, overlook either the landscaped garden or the unspoilt beach and have their own courtyard garden. The cottages are spacious, airy and beautifully designed with polished wood pillars and stone bathrooms with state of the art fixtures and fittings. The Neeleshwar Hermitage currently does not have a licence to serve alcoholic drinks. Features: 18 cottages, infinity pool, Ayurvedic spa centre and a restaurant serving fresh seafood, local and international cuisine, yoga and cookery classes. Room amenities: Air-conditioning, ipod docking station, hairdryer, en suite bathroom with bath and shower and safe.
Forte Kochi hotel is in the heart of the historic area, just a 5-minute walk from the iconic Chinese fishing nets. Formerly a spice trader's mansion, it offers 27 elegant rooms. The architecture is a perfect medley of Portuguese, Dutch and British influences, reflecting the city's former occupation and eventful history. The central courtyard features a swimming pool and a bar, and is flanked by two buildings that house the rooms and the restaurant.
Low season from £3795 per person
High season from £3995 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*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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