Kerala Guaranteed Departure Tour

KERALA DAILY GUARANTEED DEPARTURE TOUR

(09 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS)

COCHIN (ARRIVAL) HOUSEBOAT PERIYAR MUNNAR MARARI COCHIN (DEPARTURE)

TOUR PRICE IN INR PER PERSON on Double occupancy

VALIDTY PERIOD 01 Oct 14 to 31 Mar 15 15 Dec 14 to 15 Jan 15
STANDARD HOTELS 30,500 33,000
Single Supplement 18,500 21,000
     
SUPERIOR HOTELS 44,500 52,000
Single Supplement 32,000 40,000
     

TOUR LODGING INFO: 14 Nights Hotels & 01 Night Houseboat

Accommodation will be provided on room with breakfast basis. For Lunch and Dinner there would be an additional supplement. Our aforementioned quoted tour cost is based on as per the room Category of hotels given below. Hotel list is as follows:–

CITIES NO OF NIGHTS STANDARD HOTEL SUPERIOR HOTEL
Cochin 02 Fort Manor Spice Fort Hotel
Alleppey 01 Riverine Cruise Lakes & Lagoons
Periyar 02 Michales Inn Deshadan Mountain Resort
Munnar 02 Wildernest Cardamom County
Marari 02 Marari Beach Villas Abad Turtle Beach

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

» Accommodation in a twin / double sharing room in the mentioned category of hotels or similar.

» All transfers / tours and excursions by Kerala Hop on Hop off vehicle

» Daily Breakfast at all hotels

» Sightseeing as per package details.

» English speaking guide at Cochin & Munnar

» Exclusive Sunset cruise in Cochin

» Kathakali dance show at Cochin

» Visit to Eravikulam National Park in Munnar

» Visit to Tea Museum in Munnar

» Short trekking in Munnar

» Spice Plantation tour in Periyar

» 3 hours guided trekking in Periyar

» Kalari demonstration visit in Periyar

» Boat ride in Periyar ( Common)

» Entrances fees to the sightseeing as per itinerary

» All presently applicable taxes.

PACKAGE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

» Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions.

» Still and Video cameras Fee

» Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry etc

» All other than those listed in above inclusions.

TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 01 ARRIVE COCHIN

Welcomed by Travel XS representative at Cochin airport and transfer you to your hotel. Kochi, as it is called now, offers you the best of history and culture anywhere in the state. A port town since early centuries Cochin attracted traders and invaders from the world over. One can see snippets of the different eras and influences in the many attractions in Cochin. The place is broadly divided into two areas- Ernakulam which is a bustling cosmopolitan metropolis and Fort Cochin which is the cultural hub where the hotel is located. Step out of the hotel and you are within walking distance of other attractions like the Chinese fishing nets, said to have been left behind by Chinese traders in the 15th century.

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Today evening you can go for a relaxing sunset cruise. Overnight at the Hotel.
(Vehicle for transfer)

DAY 02 COCHIN

Today you can go for a sightseeing tour of Cochin which include – The Jewish Synagogue in what is locally called the Jew Town, St. Francis Church which is the oldest European Church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace, the Spice market and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders. In the evening, visit an auditorium to watch the famous dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up.
Overnight at the Hotel.

(No Vehicle)

DAY 03 COCHIN ALLEPPEY (65 KMS / 1 H)

Drive Alleppey to embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience.

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The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight on board. (Full Board)

(Vehicle for transfer)

DAY 04 ALLEPPEY PERIYAR (145 KM / 4 H)

Drive to Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings. One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Check into your hotel.

Go on a spice plantation tour today where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. It is also possible to go for an Elephant ride today.
Overnight at the Hotel.

(Vehicle for transfer)

DAY 05 PERIYAR

In the morning hours you can enjoy the boat ride in Periyar Lake. Periyar Lake was formed by the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar River in 1895. There is a good chance of seeing any of the inhabitants of the reserve on the lake; especially on the morning and late afternoon cruises where animals head for the lake to drink.

Later by evening witness the Kalaripayattu the martial art form of Kerala is regarded as the oldest and most scientific in the world. Training in combat is given at the kalari (Training school). Kalaripayattu training aims at the ultimate co-ordination of the mind and body. The traditional training in a kalari includes specialization in indigenous medical practices too. Kalaris are also centres of religious worship.

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Overnight at the Hotel.

(No Vehicle)

DAY 06 PERIYAR MUNNAR (110 KMS / 4 H)

Drive to Munnar a hill station located 1600 meters above sea level. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal holiday destination.

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Check into your hotel and unwind. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the ambience of Munnar.

Overnight at the Hotel.

(Vehicle for transfer)

DAY 07 MUNNAR

Today you take a visit tea museum, take a short trip to the Eravikulam National Park (home to the endangered Nilgiri Thar mountain goat amongst others) or simply walk through the enchanting tea estates and enjoy the tranquillity it provides. Day at leisure. Overnight at the Deshadan Mountain Resort.

(No Vehicle)

DAY 08 MUNNAR MARARI (165 KM / 4 H)

Drive to the picturesque fishermen’s village of Mararikulam and check into your resort. Tucked away inside quiet and lush coconut groves, this resort set by the pristine white-sand beaches of Marari offers you unparalleled quite in astoundingly beautiful settings.

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Day is leisure on the beach resort. Overnight at the Hotel.

(Vehicle for transfer)

DAY 09 MARARI

Day at leisure on the beach. Overnight at the Hotel.

(No Vehicle)

DAY 10 MARARI COCHIN DEPARTURE

Departure transfer to Cochin airport for onward flight.

END OF SERVICES

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:

You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be signed by the person that signed the Reservation Form. If you cancel on or before 30 days before the first day of the tour, we will retain your deposit to cover our costs. In addition, if the cancellation notification is received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the tour, additional cancellation charges shall be as follows:

AMOUNT OF CANCELLATION CHARGES:

» 29-15 Days before the first day of the tour – 50%

» 14-7 Days before the first day of the tour 75%

» Less than 7 Days before the first day of the tour 100%

CHANGES BY YOU:

If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you, plus an amendment fee Of INR 2500.00 per revision per booking. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline fees or penalties.

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