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Lead Price
From £3325pp
16 days & 14 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Kerala at leisure

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.


DAY 1: Fly to Kochi
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Fly to Kochi

Overnight flight to Kochi (Cochin). (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Kochi
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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
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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: Thekkady
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Travel through lush green landscapes to the tropical rainforests of the Western Ghats, and the small town of Thekkady. Check in for two nights at the charming Spice Village. (B)

DAY 5: Thekkady
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Venture into Periyar National Park. Cruise on Periyar Lake and spot elephants on the lakeside. Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps venture into town to visit one of the many local spice shops. (B) 

DAY 6: Alleppey
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Travel to Lake Vembanad to reach the peaceful oasis of Purity for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: Alleppey
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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
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Backwaters cruise

Board a houseboat for an overnight cruise, exploring the world of the backwaters. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: Kovalam
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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)

DAY 10: Kovalam
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Day at leisure. (B)

DAY 11: Kovalam
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Day at leisure. (B)

DAY 12: Fly home
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Fly home

Depart for Trivandrum and your flight home. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Tour the spice markets and lanes of Fort Kochi
  • Relax at Kanam Estate in the midst of the spice and rubber plantations
  • Enjoy rural life on the Keralan backwaters
  • Stay overnight on a traditional Keralan houseboat
Low Season
From £3,325 per person
High Season
From £4,440 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Luxury tour
These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout.
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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