KERALA INDIA-BACKWATERS TO BEACHES

12-Day Sample Itinerary

LUX World Travel is a dedicated partner with Kerala's Ministry of Tourism.  Our customized trips to Kerala are unique and authentic immersions into the culture and traditions belonging to the beautiful people of South India. 


This trip is 100% customizable. 

Overview

This sample itinerary allows you to experience the culture and lifestyle of the beautiful people of south India, Kerala, known as "God's own Country."  Arrive Cochin and enjoy city life, then head to the rural country for trekking and village visits.  You then explore the Backwaters of Kerala, which is the best way to experience the laid back way of life as you  glide through the waters on a a luxurious rice barge.  Then a luxury wellness beach resort becomes your home base as you explore the region with private guides, and relax in the evenings with Ayurvedic spa treatments.  


From $4220 pp, based on shared accommodations, customized for 2 travelers. 

Have a group of 6 or more?  Contact us for discounted pricing. 


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SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Cochin

Meet and Greet services upon arrival at Cochin Airport.  You will be assisted with your luggage, and transferred via private luxury sedan to your hotel.  


Full day of leisure.  Depending on your arrival time, you may wish you enjoy a quick city tour, and dinner by the sea, which will give yo full view of the fishermen coming in from a day's work. 


Overnight Cochin at Vivanta By Taj

Day 2: Cochin

Experience the sights of Cochin with a private guide.  Explore St Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi, and the Jewish Synagogue, as well as your own interests.   


Evening proceed for Kathakali dance, the icon of Kerala, at local theatre.   This dance form involves elaborate makeup, bright costumes; intricate hand, body, facial and even eye movement. 


Overnight Cochin at Vivanta By Taj

Day 3: Munnar

Leisurely breakfast, then transfer to Munnar. You will be surrounded by nature, yet pampered in 5-Star accommodations  located near the mystical Attukad waterfalls.  


Upon arrival, you will be treated to a 45 minute complimentary massage. Then swim the Infinity Pool, with its view of the Falls surrounded by the lush green tea plantations.  



Overnight Blanket Hotel and Spa

Day 4: Munnar Trekking Adventure

Leisurely breakfast, then trek with your private naturalist guide through the tea plantations all the way up to the Attukad waterfalls. On the way, meet people from the local community. Once you reach the falls you can rest, and enjoy a boxed lunch.  Return to the hotel with your guide at a leisurely pace.  Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the spa, pool, or gardens.


Overnight Blanket Hotel and Spa

Day 5: Munnar Leisure Day

Today you are free to enjoy the resort, the spa, take a cooking class or a chocolate making class....or if you prefer adventure, we can arrange for you to have lunch with a local family, and spend the afternoon on their farm helping to milk cows and experience a day in their life. 


Overnight Blanket Hotel and Spa

Day 6: Transfer to Thekkady

Today, you will experience a short 3.5 hour ride via private luxury sedan to Thekkady.  Undulating, green hills. Thick forests. Shimmering lakes. Cool, spice-scented air. Thekkady is a must visit ...and we have you at the only 5-Star property in the area.  At this  luxuriantly green destination you will rejuvenate mind and body, and watch your soul soar. 


Overnight Elephant Court Hotel

Day 7: Periyar National Park

Enjoy breakfast, and then you are off on a trek through the Periyar Tiger Reserve at 9 am. Your trekking group will consist of a maximum of five visitors, five guides and two forest officials. On this trek, prepare to meet elephants, Nilgirilangurs, giant squirrels and even tigers.  

Safari Trek Experience

This bio-diverse Periyar Tiger Reserve is situated on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, is so closely related to this renowned sanctuary that, often, the names, Thekkady and Periyar, are used interchangeably to refer to the area.

The 120 years old ‘Surki’ dam built across Peryiar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms., and exhibits a bountiful treasure of tropical flora and fauna. 


Return to your hotel for lunch, or enjoy other adventures today such as a Jeep Safari, or visit some of the nearby spice plantations. 


Overnight Elephant Court Hotel




DAY 8: DAY OF LEISURE

Enjoy a day of leisure...your resort offers daily yoga, meditation and also has a Ayurvedic Spa on site. 


Overnight Elephant Court Hotel

Day 9: Backwaters Cruise

After breakfast, you check out, and enjoy a scenic 3 hour private car transfer  to Alleppey, and board your Houseboat.  Cruising along the backwaters of Kerala is an unforgettable experience. 


You will be served a luxurious dinner, entertained, and then sleep onboard your luxurious floating vessel! 


Overnight on Houseboat

Days 10-11: Marari Beach

Breakfast on your Houseboat, then a late morning transfer just along the coast by private driver to nearby Marari Beach.  Arrive by lunch, unpack and prepare to spend you last two nights enjoying Paradise.   For leisure activities you have a beach, world famous backwaters, swimming pool, cycling, village walk and 25 acres of landscape gardens providing you the solace of nature and environment. 

Your stay here includes:

Non Alcoholic Welcome Drink on Arrival

2 Ayurveda / Wellness treatments (60 Mins) during the stay

Daily Yoga / Meditation Session in the morning & evening

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at IDA Restaurant(À la carte)

Fruit basket every day

Visit to famous Kali & Shiva Temple  

Tea & Snacks every evening 

Free Wi-Fi


Overnight  Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort  




DAY 12: DEPART FOR HOME

You are a short drive away from the Cochin International Airport.  Check out at leisure, and transfer to airport via luxury sedan. 

TRIP DETAILS

Sample Package Inclusions

This package gives you a direct experience in each of the following locations:


2 nights Cochin at Vivanta By Taj 

3 nights Munnar at Blanket Hotel and Spa

3 nights at Elephant Court Hotel

1 night on Luxury Houseboat

2 nights at  Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort  

Daily breakfast at each 


Additional Inclusions

Private Meet and Greet Services upon arrival

Private car transfers to all destinations via luxury sedan

Cochin half-day tour with private guide

St Francis Church, the Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi, and the Jewish Synagogue

Evening Kathakali dance show with dinner

45 minute massage at Blanket Hotel and Spa

Munnar Trekking Adventure

Guided tour at Periyar National Park

Dinner and beverages on Houseboat overnight cruise

All meals at Carnoustie Ayurveda Wellness Resort, plus...

  Non Alcoholic Welcome Drink on Arrival

  2 Ayurveda / Wellness treatments (60 Mins) during the stay

  Daily Yoga / Meditation Session in the morning & evening

  Fruit basket every day

  Visit to famous Kali & Shiva Temple  

  Tea & Snacks every evening 


All taxes

Airport transfers at departure


 

From $4220 pp, based on shared accommodations, customized for 2 travelers. 

Have a group of 6 or more?  Contact us for discounted pricing. 


CONTACT US TO CUSTOMIZE THIS EXPERIENCE >> 1-866-269-2659

CONTACT US TO CUSTOMIZE THIS TRIP

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