South India: Explore Kerala

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: AHSNG

From: £695.20

Get a taste of the Indian tropics on a compact seven-day trip to India’s southwestern coast. Stroll Kerala’s beaches, paddle a canoe through its backwaters along quiet canals, explore southern palaces, and savour some of the country’s most incredible flavours. Venture into a part of India that’s truly off the beaten path amid the cool, luxuriant greens of this tropical paradise.

Day 1 Kochi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2 Kochi (1B)

Enjoy a walking tour in old Fort Kochi, including the fish market, Chinese fishing nets, Dutch Palace, and Jewish Quarter. Meet a local spice expert, learning the medicinal and culinary uses of spices and their importance in the life of Kerala and all of India. This evening, enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance.

Day 3 Kochi/Kumarakom (1B, 1D)

Visit Tripunithura Hill Palace then continue to Kumarakom on Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. Enjoy a canoe paddle along the narrow canals and take a walking tour through the paddy fields and Chempu village.

Day 4 Kumarakom/Kerala Backwaters (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the day cruising the Kerala backwaters on a comfortable houseboat while observing local village life and bird watching. Later, visit a local home in Alleppey and enjoy a cooking demonstration of traditional Kerala cuisine and dine in the family’s home.

Day 5 Kerala Backwaters/Vypīn Island (1B)

This morning, meet with a representative of the Vembanad Wetlands Conservation Program to learn about the ongoing work by local communities to conserve the lake and surrounding wetlands. This project was created by the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), an organization that the National Geographic has collaborated with on many conservation projects€ross India over the past decade. Continue by boat to a fish sanctuary established by traditional fishermen through the program. Meet with some of the fishermen and see firsthand how their traditional ways of collecting and processing clams are models for the management of lake resources. After, continue to the beach to relax in paradise with free time to explore.

Day 6 Vypīn Island (1B)

Free time on Vypīn Island.

Day 7 Vypīn Island (1B)

Depart at any time.


Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
21/04/2019 27/04/2019 12 £695.20
15/09/2019 21/09/2019 16 £869.00
29/09/2019 05/10/2019 16 £869.00
13/10/2019 19/10/2019 16 £869.00
27/10/2019 02/11/2019 16 £949.00
10/11/2019 16/11/2019 14 £949.00
24/11/2019 30/11/2019 16 £949.00
22/12/2019 28/12/2019 14 £1029.00
29/12/2019 04/01/2020 12 £1029.00
12/01/2020 18/01/2020 16 £1029.00
02/02/2020 08/02/2020 12 £949.00
16/02/2020 22/02/2020 14 £949.00
01/03/2020 07/03/2020 16 £949.00
15/03/2020 21/03/2020 15 £949.00
22/03/2020 28/03/2020 16 £949.00
19/04/2020 25/04/2020 16 £869.00
03/05/2020 09/05/2020 16 £869.00
20/09/2020 26/09/2020 16 £869.00
04/10/2020 10/10/2020 16 £869.00
18/10/2020 24/10/2020 16 £949.00
01/11/2020 07/11/2020 16 £949.00
15/11/2020 21/11/2020 16 £949.00
29/11/2020 05/12/2020 16 £949.00
13/12/2020 19/12/2020 16 £1029.00
27/12/2020 02/01/2021 16 £1029.00

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