IN08: 7 Days Kerala Tour Kochi - Munnar - Periyar - Alleppey - Kochi
Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food
Day 1: Arrival in Kochi (Cochin), Airport pick-up
Your Kerala tour package for family start in Kochi, which is also called as Cochin. Upon arrival at Cochin Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel by a private ride. The rest of the day will be according to your own arrangements.
Day 2: Kochi exploration with Mattancherry Palace
This morning we will first take you to Jew Town. Strolling through the ancient lanes, you will be dazzled by many architectural styles like Dutch, Portuguese, British, Arab and Chinese as well as many delicate curios. Then we will set off to Mattancherry Palace, a Portuguese palace displaying lots of artistic Hindu murals. Next we visit St Francis Church, one of the oldest European churches in India built in the 16th century. After this, we will continue to the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India - Paradeshi Synagouge. After a history of over 450 years, it is still in use today. Today's Kerala tour package for family ends at Cochin Harbor, where you will see the Chinese fishing nets introduced by a Chinese diplomat over 600 years ago.
The whole afternoon is free for you to explore the city on your own. You can enjoy a leisurely time in this quaint village. In the evening, there is an optional show at additional expense called Kathakali. It is a classical Indian story-telling dance form featuring colorfully vivid make-up, dramatic choreography and religious themes.
Day 3: Drive for 4.5h from Kochi to Munnar with coffee break
After breakfast, we will take you to Munnar. En route we will make stops at your request. After checking into your hotel, you are free to explore the natural scenery of Munnar on your own. Enjoying a leisurely walk in this hill station, you will be embraced by the fresh air and the breathtaking mountain scenery.
Day 4: Munnar highlighted city tour
The first stop of our Munnar tour is Eravikulam National Park, the first national park of Munnar. It is famous for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. You will also get totally relaxed in this natural resort with vast prairies, lush forests, gurgling streams and grand waterfalls. Then we proceed to Tea Museum to learn about the development of tea plantations in this town from many curios, photographs on display. Afterwards, we will set off to Top Station, which will give you the best view of Munnar as it is the highest point. The Echo Point here will give you a chance to admire the natural echo phenomenon. Our Kerala package for family today ends at Mattupetty, a hill station. As a popular destination, it is renowned for its natural landscape and Mattupetty Dam. The rest of day is free for your own exploration.
Day 5: Drive 3h to Periyar by private car, Cruise on Periyar Lake
A private transfer will take you to the next destination - Periyar, also known as the Spice Village. During the ride, we will make stops if you want to take photos or have a break. After checking into your hotel, you can explore one of the spice plantations to unveil the mystery of exotic spices by yourself.
In the afternoon, we will take you to enjoy a 1-hour cruise without guide on the Periyar Lake, which is located at the heart of Periyar Tiger Reserve, the most popular wildlife sanctuary in South India. The boat ride offers you a tranquil lake view and you may see some wildlife like boars, deer, etc. In the evening, you have an opportunity to watch Kalaripayattu (at additional cost), an ancient martial arts performance with a history of over 3000 years.
Day 6: 3.5-hour drive from Periyar to Alleppey, Houseboat trip on backwaters
In the early morning after breakfast, we will drive to the next destination of our Kerala tour for family - Alleppey (also known as Alappuzha) - Venice of the East. As a must-go place in Kerala, Alleppey attracts thousands of tourists due to the amazing scenery along its canals and snaking backwaters. The boundless paddy fields and luxuriant coconut palms in Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala, support the important commodities in Alleppey. You will board a houseboat to sail in Kerala's backwaters with no guide. After a fantastic cruise, which takes you boating along some local villages, you will spend a unique night in the houseboat (full board).
1. On the second Saturday of August, there will be a Nehru Trophy Boat Race on the Punnamada Lake.
2. The best time to board the houseboat cruise is between 12:00 - 13:00, as the houseboats stop sailing at around sunset (i.e. 17:00 - 18:00) due to the fishing work from the local fishermen. After 4 to 6 hours' sailing in the afternoon, the houseboats will be moored for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Drive 1.5h to Kochi by private car & Departure from Kochi
It is the last day of this Kerala tour package for family. After breakfast, your driver will transfer you back to Cochin Airport for your departing flight. En route, we will make stopovers at any time if you wish. We hope you have a nice journey home, and assure you that you will always be welcome whenever you want to join our customized tours.
|Destinations||Luxury Hotels||Standard Hotels|
|Kochi||Crowne Plaza Kochi||Radisson Blu Kochi|
|Munnar||Devonshire Green, Munnar||Devonshire Green, Munnar|
|Periyar||The Elephant Court, Periyar||The Elephant Court, Periyar|
|Alleppey||Lakes & Lagoon, Alleppey (Houseboat)||Lakes & Lagoon, Alleppey (Houseboat)|
Tour with us, you will enjoy
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec|
|Apr - Sep|
|Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels|
|Month||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers|
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec||$849 |
|Apr - Sep||$769 |
|Tour Prices with Standard Hotels|
|Month||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers|
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec||$809 |
|Apr - Sep||$749 |
- Accommodation with daily breakfast.
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
- Service of English-speaking guide as per itinerary.
- Monument Entrance fee as per itinerary.
- 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day.
- All presently applicable taxes.
- International flights into and out of Kochi.
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Visa fees & camera fees.
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