A relaxed journey showing you the best of Kerala  16th – 29th January, 2022.                    Just £1,445 

We begin our journey in the colonial part of Cochin (known as Fort Cochin) facing out into the Arabian sea. This will give you a taste of old Kerala: with its spice trade, Chinese fishing nets along a rustic beach and colonial architecture. We then drive upwards, into the Cardomon Hills and to the British tea plantation enclave of Munnar, exploring this stunningly beautiful area, partly by jeeps.

Next we drive south to the spice the plantations of Thekkady. Your stay here will be comfortable and exotic and you’ll learn all about the spices. From here we drive to peaceful Kumarakom, with two nights to relax overlooking the largest fresh water lake in Asia. You’ll enjoy a comfortable hotel with pool and spa. You might also want to visit the nearby bird sanctuary and enjoy sunset (free) by boat on the lake.

Next, you’ll embark on an overnight cruise by traditional converted rice barges through the backwaters. You’ll have your own chef on board, there are just two to three ensuite cabins per boat, where you decide when to eat, and take the exotic spectacle all in.

Finally it’s Varkala, epically placed along a clifftop with a beach below. Spend three lazy, luxurious, days enjoying the beach and the pool, as well as the eclectic local restaurants. There’s optional trips too, including to the very southern tip of India. We then return to Cochin before home. If you have to cancel due to Covid, you will be refunded in full with no quibbles.

Dates of tours:

  • 16th – 29th January, 2022 Reserve £200 (refundable) deposit required. Please contact us.
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