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Duration 10 Days
Physical rating
Culture shock rating
Passenger feedback rating
Transport
Air-conditioned Car, House Boat, walking
Accommodation
Hotels and Houseboat Stay
Departs Daily

Important notes:
You are required to arrange and purchase internal flights before travel. Combination trip. Please see inclusions and exclusions for details.

Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Day
Covered Destination :
Cochin – Munnar - Periyar -  Houseboat - Mararikulam  - Cochin

Day 01: Arrival Cochin
Welcomed by Capital City Travels & Tour representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel. A port town since early centuries, Cochin, also known as the spice coast of India, attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Needless to say, Cochin offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Relax and unwind at the hotel. In the evening enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Cochin
Today you can opt to go on a sightseeing exploration tour of the many fascinating highlights 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, enjoy 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.

Day 03: Cochin - Munnar
(150kms/4hrs)Drive to Munnar a hill station located 1600 metres 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 get-away destination. Check into your hotel and unwind. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the ambience of Munnar.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Munnar
Today you could take a visit to the tea museum and or the Eravikulam National Park (home to the endangered Nilgiri Thar mountain goat amongst others) or simply walk through the local enchanting tea estates and enjoy the tranquility it provides.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Munnar - Periyar
(110kms/3.5hrs)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. Either have the rest of the day at leisure or go on a spice plantation tour 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. In the evening you could go for a boat ridewhere you will have the opportunity to sight elephants and other animals along the bank.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Periyar
Today you have the option to go for a three hour escorted jungle trek or engage in a full day jungle trail involving bamboo rafting and treks. Enjoy a full body rejuvenating massage.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Periyar - Houseboat
Drive to Kumarakom and embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters,a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves.Your houseboats or 'Kettuvalloms' are luxuriousboats 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 mesmerizingsurroundings it's the life along the backwaters that makes this a fascinating experience. 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 atvillages, paddy fields and other places enroute.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Houseboat - Mararikulam
Disembark in the morning and drive to the picturesque fishermen's village of Mararikulam. Check into your resort. Tucked away inside quiet and lush coconut groves the resorts here are set by the pristine white sand beaches of the Marari and offer you unparalleled quiet in astoundingly beautiful settings. Marari has been inhabited by fishermen for millennia and here you will find the authenticity and the breathtaking natural surroundings have been preserved carefully. Day at leisure in the beach resort.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09: Mararikuklam
Day at leisure on the beach. Bicycles can be organised for you so you can go biking along the beautiful coastal back roads of Marari. The area offers breathtaking views and one can bike through the beautiful fishermen's villages rightup to the Arthumkal Church which is built by the sea. You could also choose to visit nearby Alleppey town and its bazaars and historical buildings. A visit to the coir factories around the village is also very interesting.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Mararikulam - Cochin -Departure
Departure transfer to Cochin airport for return flight.
(Vehicle for transfer)


Inclusions
- 09 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- Daily breakfast in the hotel.
- All meals shall be provided in houseboat.
- Transport services by an exclusive vehicle as per itinerary.
- Welcome drink on arrival.
- Assistance on arrival.
- All present applicable taxes.

Exclusions
- Any monument entry fees / camera fees.
- Any meal, which is not mentioned above.
- Any guide charges.
- Any air / train fare.
- Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, drinks, laundry, any meal.

Clients Feedback
Guest Name: Mrs. Walter and Her Doughter
Email: walter.vonhauff@hotmail.com
(GERMANY)

Tour Report : Based on out of 5
About Hotels
All hotels were very good. (Between 4-5)

About Driver
Excellent driver was good to us (5)

About Guide
The guide in Cochin was very good (5)

About us
You are a good company, you received us very well and arranged us a good trip (5)

Guest Name: Mr. Ming Ching And his Wife
Email: kgkenneth159@gmail.com
(HONG KONG)

Tour Report
About Hotels

Very good hotels and really enjoyed our stay.

About Driver
Drivers were excellent.

About Guide
Guides were interesting and well learnt about their cities

About us
Excellent. Quiet a success to have organized such a complex tour two weeks before my arrival in India. I have seen the care with which you supervised everything at every step of my stay in India


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