Scenic Kerala Village Tour

Scenic Kerala Village Tour

Scenic Kerala Village Tour

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From $1,155USD

Difficulty

Guided

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Highlights

Explore charming villages, architectural masterpieces, tea estates, and more in Kerala

Look out for wildlife, such as tigers and elephants, on a relaxing boat ride in Periyar National Park.

Embark on a scenic overnight houseboat cruise along the soothing, picturesque backwaters of Kerala.

Relax at a golden, pristine beach in the tropical, palm tree-lined Kovalam, where beach sports and an Ayurvedic massage await.

Go to the highest tea estate in the world—Kolukkumalai—by Jeep or on foot and admire the stunning views sprawled below.

Encounter charm, natural beauty, and lush, rolling scenery on the Scenic Kerala Village Tour. Expect to totally immerse yourself in a postcard-painted land of greenery. Admire the mountain slopes dotted with tea estates and spice gardens, the calm backwaters, and visits to a collection of villages, including Cochin, Munnar, Kumarakom, and Kovalam.

Amid the vibrant scenery, you’ll embark on a houseboat journey along the backwaters of Kerala, catching glimpses of the village life on the banks from up close. This tour takes you to beaches, tea and spice estates, and architectural delights. Don’t miss out on the Scenic Kerala Village Tour!

Scenic Kerala Village Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Cochin

Meet a tour representative upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day meandering this picturesque town, which has one of the world’s most attractive ports.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cochin
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Day 2 Explore Cochin

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before embarking on a guided sightseeing tour around this lovely city. Check out the Portugese-built Dutch Palace, admire the Jewish Palace, which was built in the 15th century, and explore St Francis Church—the oldest European church in the country. Visit the Cochin Harbour and Fort Kochi Beach as well. In the evening, head to a local theatre for a Kathakali Dance Performance. Marvel at the vibrant costumes!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cochin
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Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Travel to Munnar

Enjoy breakfast before travelling to Munnar, one of Kerala’s most stunning hill stations. This hill station town sits at a higher altitude, granting locals a cool refuge from the summer heat. Admire the tea estates along the hills. People settled here during the British Raj era, and you can see the very old mansions and churches around Munnar. Upon arrival, spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Munnar
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None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Sightseeing around Munnar

Enjoy a tasty breakfast before going on a full-day sightseeing tour. Expect to revel in the magic of nature today! Check out tea plantations, a tea factory, and Eravikulam National Park, where the rare neelakurinji flowers bloom once every 12 years. Continue on to KFDC Flower Garden, Kundala Lake, Top Station, and much more. One activity has you opting to hop in a Jeep, or you can get out at a certain point and hike to Kolukkumalai, the highest tea estate in the world. Enjoy the sprawling views from the summit.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Munnar
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None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Head to Periyar National Park

Have breakfast before heading to Periyar National Park, and stop at a tea plantation en route. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and opt to go on a lovely boat ride in the evening, where you can witness an array of bird species, elephants, tigers, and deer thriving in their natural habitat.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Periyar National Park
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None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Drive to Kumarakom

Enjoy an early morning boat ride, from which you can see local wildlife coming for a drink as the sun rises. After this relaxing ride, hop in your mode of transportation and travel to Kumarakom, where backwaters create a calm, picturesque setting. The backwaters also offerexceptional bird watching opportunities!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kumarakom
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None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Relax in Kumarakom

Spend today at your leisure! Opt to relax by the backwaters or go for an Ayurvedic massage. Then, check out the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kumarakom
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None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Overnight houseboat

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before hopping on a houseboat for a once-in-a-lifetime excursion along the backwaters. Admire how the houseboat looks like a traditional boat but offers modern amenities for a relaxing cruise. Witness the locals going about their days from a different perspective and bask in the bliss of the outdoors.

Overnight Location
Overnight houseboat
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None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Transfer from Alleppey to Kovalam

Get off the houseboat at Alleppey and transfer to Kovalam, where golden beaches await. Upon arrival, spend the rest of the day lazing around the beach and enjoying the bliss of refreshing water and a palm tree-lined coast. Take part in beach sports or opt for an Ayurvedic massage.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kovalam
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None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Enjoy Kovalam

Enjoy the tropical oasis of this town at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kovalam
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None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 11 Departure

Head to Trivandrum International Airport. This is where the tour ends.

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None
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Breakfast

Scenic Kerala Village Tour Price and Dates

This guided sightseeing tour in Kerala is always run as a private tour for your group only. Please note that the prices might increase during public holidays.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2-10: $1,155USD per person
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Accommodation on Scenic Kerala Village Tour

This tour will have you staying in 3-4 star hotels that offer modern necessities to keep you comfortable. Do note that rooms are double occupancy, but you can always upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee. Single travellers are also required to pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel. It’s often also possible to match single travellers up.

Fort House in Cochin

This simple hotel is romantic and charming. Enjoy the WiFi and on-site restaurant here.

Silver Tips in Munnar

This hotel earned TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2020 award, and for good reason! It’s super comfy and offers a restaurant, spa, WiFi, and sauna.

Greenwoods Resort in Periyar National Park

Bask in total relaxation at the Greenwoods Resort. Take advantage of the pool, nearby hiking, evening entertainment, WiFi, and restaurant.

Backwater Ripples in Kumarakom

Revel in upscale luxury at Backwater Ripples, where a pool overlooks the backwaters and an on-site restaurant, WiFi, and bar await.

Night 8

Aircon Houseboat

Enjoy a relaxing evening aboard a traditional-looking houseboat that offers the necessary modern amenities to induce comfort.

Uday Samudra in Kovalam

Located 15 meters from the sea, this hotel propels guests to revel in a total tropical oasis. Enjoy the pool, sauna, poolside bar, and restaurant.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Scenic Kerala Village Tour?

Meals

10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 10 nights are included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included for transfers to pick-up and drop-off spots throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide services during the excursions
  • Entrance fees

Not included

  • Flights to get to Cochin and from Trivandrum
  • Accommodations before and after the tour
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Personal necessities such as drinks during mealtimes and laundry

Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to superior or deluxe accommodation
  • Add extra nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Scenic Kerala Village Tour

How hard is the Scenic Kerala Village Tour?

This tour is rated as a 1 / 5. It’s suitable for any level of fitness.

Do I need a visa to travel to India?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Scenic Kerala Village Tour?

10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Cochin to start this tour?

You can fly to Cochin International Airport, where you will be picked up to star the tour.

Is the Scenic Kerala Village Tour in English?

Yes, tour guides are English-speaking.

Where does the Scenic Kerala Village Tour end?

The tour ends at Trivandrum International Airport, where you can catch your flight home.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to India?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for India?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to India for this tour?

The best time to travel to Kerala is between September and March when the weather is mild.

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This tour is rated as a 1 / 5. It’s suitable for any level of fitness.


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