A private car and chauffeur
Double/twin room with breakfast
Kathakali Dance performance in Kochi
Kallaripattu show in Kochi
A night stay on a traditional Ketuvallam (houseboat)
All meals included on the houseboat
Ayurvedic massage in Kovalam
Everyone needs a VISA to travel to India, and we haven't included international flights in this tour. If you have any doubts, just contact our team and we'll talk it over with you.
The beaches in this part of the world might not be as you expect. Make sure you talk everything through with your tour advisor before settling on a destination.
Take out travel insurance, starting before you take your flight.
Remember to pack clothing that is appropriate, read up on India before the adventure and most importantly come to this beautiful subcontinent with patience, good humour and a smile.
Your journey will be based in Kerala, starting in Kochi on the Malabar Coast. We will then head south to the backwaters to enjoy a little tour then a night on a typical houseboat. Now the relaxation part of your tour begins; talk to your Operator about retreat and resort options in some of the most picturesque beaches in India.
You will arrive to the Malabar Coast, to the city of Kochi. From there we will head into the backwaters to see Alleppey and Kumarakom from our houseboat. We will then head to the pristine coastline to your hotel/retreat or resort.
Day 1 > Arrive in Kochi as per your international flight details. Today's activities will depend on your arrival time.
Day 2 > Enjoy a full day in Kochi, with visits of this wonderfu city. Later on enjoy a Kallaripayattu spectacle followed by a Kathakali dance in Fort Kochi.
Day 3 > Onwards to the backwater territory, welcome to Kumarakom, a sleepy town on the Lake Vembanad. Explore and lose yourselves in the winding canals and sample the local delicacy called 'Meen Pollichathu', fish baked in banana leaf.
Day 4 > Today you will head down to the docks to be picked up by your houseboat team, welcome aboard the traditional Kettuvallam. Tour the backwaters towards Alleppey and enjoy all meals aboard. Spend the night on the houseboat.
Day 5-13 > Head down to one of the incredible beach and coast territories of South India such as Varkala, Poovar or Kovalam. Chat this over with one of our tour advisors to get the best option for you.
Day 14 > Head back up to Kochi or down to Trivandrum to connect with your departure. Services will end here.