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Day 1: Malta to Cochin
Depart Malta on your overnight flight.

Days 2-3: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Cochin
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in time for dinner. Day three starts with a 45 minute Ayuervedic massage and breakfast at your hotel. Take a tour of Cochin to see the impressive Chinese fishing nets, before taking a ride through the village roads in a tuk-tuk. You will also see the Mattanchery Dutch Palace and St. Francis, the oldest European church in India.

Day 4: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Cochin to Alleppey
Today you will board a traditional houseboat which will be your transport and accommodation. This leisurely cruise takes you through the winding backwaters of Kerala, meandering through the beautiful lagoons, rivers and canals whilst enjoying the local food and stunning rural scenery of the surrounding villages.

Day 5: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Alleppey to Thrissur
After breakfast disembark and journey to the Athirapally Waterfalls, one of the highest in the state. Head to Thrissur to explore the Vadkumnathan and Paramekavu Devi Temples before exploring the Elephant Sanctuary.

Day 6: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Thrissur
Gain an insight into the local culture with ‘A Day with the Masters’, an introduction to the world of Kerala’s traditional performing arts. Learn about traditional Sanskrit theatre, percussion music and the training of each art form.

Day 7: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Thrissur to Munnar
Travel to Munnar, known for its expanse of tea plantations, rolling valleys and mountains. After lunch, the rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Day 8: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Munnar
Today enjoy a tour of Munnar, visiting Mattupetty Lake, Echo Point, Gundala Lake and Jungle Honey Bee Nest, a tea plantation and Rajamalai National Park, famous for its wild goat.

Day 9: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Munnar to Thekkady
Travel to Thekkady, a stunning area located high in the Cardamom hills. Following lunch, a visit to a plantation and spice market awaits you.

Day 10: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Thekkady to Trivandrum
A highlight of Thekkady is the Periyar National Park, India’s largest wildlife sanctuary. Board a boat at Periyar Lake where you can view various species of wildlife and enjoy picturesque scenery. From here you will then travel on to Trivandrum.

Day 11: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Trivandrum
Depart in the morning for a half day city tour incorporating Kanakakunnu Palace and the famous Sri Padmanabha Swami Temple. You will then return to your hotel to enjoy another Ayurvedic massage before your farewell dinner.

Day 12: (Breakfast Included) Trivandrum to Malta
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Malta.

 



TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tours of Cochin and Trivandrum

  • Alleppey backwaters cruise

  • Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary

  • Two 45 minute Ayurvedic massages

  • Traditional tea plantations in Munnar

  • Thekkady in the Cardomon Hills and Periyar Forest wildlife reserve 

 

YOUR HOTELS

Cochin 2 nights
5* Hotel Casino
Alleppey 1 night
Traditional House Boat
Thrissur 2 nights
3* River Retreat
Munnar 2 nights
4* Tea County Resort
Thekkady 1 night
4* Aranya Nivas
Trivandrum 2 nights
4* Uday Suites

 
EXTENSION

Indian Cookery Class
3 nights Half Board from €519

Ayurvedic Treatment
3 nights Full Board from €309

Kerala Beach Stay 3 nights
3* Full Board from just €289
5* Half Board from just €25
5* Bed & Breakfast from just €349


DEPARTURES & PRICES

 

OUR PACKAGES INCLUDE
10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
Fully escorted tour with local English speaking guides throughout
Return flights from Malta to India
All internal travel including flights and air-conditioned/heated transportation
Accommodation, 8 excursions and entry fees to all sights



2017FROM
20 APR €1869
04 MAY €1699
05 OCT €1869
19 OCT €1999
09 NOV €2139
23 NOV €2169
07 DEC €2199
07 - 21 NOV €2299

 

2018FROM
04 JAN €2229
18 JAN €2199
15 FEB €2199
22 FEB

€2169

15 MAR €2029
19 APR €1899
03 MAY €1769
04 OCT €1899
18 OCT €2029
08 NOV €2169
22 NOV €2199
06 DEC €2229


  

Single supplement for the main tour starts from just €449


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