Relax in the calm backwaters, experience a local homestay, chill out on quiet beaches, sample South Indian cuisine.
Watch the sunset through the fishing nets of Kochi, stretch out on white-sand beaches, drift through the tranquil backwaters and rise at dawn to see the sunrise. This 7-day tour offers a quick introduction to the diversity of South India. Inhale the exotic perfume of cardamom as you stroll through spice gardens and unwind with some yoga in your free time. Meet the locals and spend the night with a local family on a tour that's all about authentic cultural experience.
- Orientation walks in Alleppey, Kollam, and Fort Kochi. Kerala boat tour. Allepey homestay and guided walk. Full-day boat cruise on Kollam's backwaters.
- 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. (Allow USD115-150 for meals not included)
- Simple hotels (4 nts), homestay (2 nts).
- Bus, boat, taxi, rickshaw
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
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Day 1 Kochi (Cochin)
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Alleppey (1L,1D)
Orientation walk in Kochi to Fort Kochi, St. Francis Church and the Chinese fishing nets before continuing to Alleppey. Explore Alleppey with an orientation walk. Experience local life at a homestay, and enjoy a guided walk along the lagoon.
Day 3 Kollam (1B,1L)
Explore the backwaters and its unique ecosystem on a full-day ferry cruise between Alleppey and Kollam, then enjoy an orientation walk of Kollam.
Day 4-5 Varkala
Lots of free time to explore the town, get an Ayurvedic massage, be treated by local healers or visit the Varkala Temple.
Day 6 Kochi
Check out the Jewish Quarter and the spice markets and Dutch Palace. Opt to take in a Kathakali (local martial art) show.
Day 7 Kochi
Depart at any time.
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