Exotic Kerala and Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean
Overview

Explore the rich colonial past of Cochin, wildlife at Periyar National Park and the hilly beauty of Munnar. Explore the backwaters and learn about local life along Kerala’s narrow canals and waterways. Admire the white sands, turquoise waters and seemingly endless sunshine of Maldives.Relax and unwind on the Maldives’ pristine shores

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14 DAYS
EXOTIC KERALA AND MALDIVES
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Pit Stops
  • UK – Cochin (3N)
  • Munnar (2N)
  • Periyar (2N)
  • House Boat (1N)
  • Maldives (4N) – UK
Tour Includes
  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable).
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes.
  • 12 nights in hotel and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar).
  • 25 meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 12 Dinners.
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Guided Excursions as described.
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated.
Tour Highlights
  • Admire the architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.
  • Walk through the tea plantations.
  • Take a cruise on a traditional rice barge.
  • Boat safari in Periyar National Park.
  • Go behind the scenes and watch Kathakali actors prepare for their show.
  • Relax and unwind on the Maldives’ pristine shores.
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 UK – COCHIN

Fly to Cochin.

DAY 2 COCHIN (D)

On arrival Cochin you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Le Meridien Kochi. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

DAY 3 COCHIN (B/D)

After breakfast, we take city tour of colonial Cochin visit St Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. Wander through the Fort Kochi neighborhood with your guide, who will explain the city’s role in the spice trade. Then we head to Mattancherry Palace to check out the beautifully detailed murals that tell stories of ancient Hindu legends. Stroll along the waterfront to see fishermen working the Chinese fishing nets. Evening witness the Kathakali dance troupe and witness the dramatic costumes, bright makeup and lively music of this17th-century classical dance form that originated in Kerala.Enjoy the extravagant performance that is unique to Kerala before travelling back to your hotel.

DAY 4 COCHIN – MUNNAR (B/D)

Morning we leave for Munnar. On the way visit Kodanadu elephant care centre, Cheyyara waterfalls, Valara waterfalls, Attukadu waterfalls, Spice plantations etc.On arrival Munnar check in at Parakkat Nature Resorts.

DAY 5 MUNNAR (B/D)

Morning visit the Eravikulam national park (Raja Malai), mattupetty dam, eco point, spice plantation, kundale dam and top station. Then in the afternoon walk through the tea plantations is very flexible and can be tailor-made to suit your fitness level. Taste some tea this afternoon at a local factory where you can learn about the tea picking process.

DAY 6 MUNNAR – PERIYAR SANCTUARY (B/D)

Continue south to Periyar National Park today. Drive through panoramic western ghat hills covered with spice plantations and occasional view of waterfalls and streams. Throughout this journey you can enjoy different type of spice plantations like cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, clove etc On arrival at Periyar check in at hotel Shalimar Spice Garden.

DAY 7 PERIYAR SANCTUARY (B/D)

Enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake. The pride of Kerala and a testimony to nature’s splendour and human innovation – an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and Savannah grasslands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, Sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. this morning, before an afternoon walk through a local spice plantation.

DAY 8 PERIYAR – ALLEPPEY (B/L/D)

After breakfast we drive to Alleppey to take a boat cruise. On arrival Alleppey board your traditional private rice barge and spend your afternoon and evening relaxing as you float around the waterway. The scenery flashes up vivid contrasts of breath-taking greens and deep blues. A journey through the curving and winding backwaters of Kerala is an experience of returning to nature.

DAY 9 ALLEPPEY – MALDIVES (B/D)

After breakfast disembark Houseboat and drive to Cochin airport to board your flight to Maldives. On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives.

DAY 10 MALDIVES (B/D)

Day is free for your own leisure to relax on the beach.

DAY 11 MALDIVES (B/D)

Day is free for your own leisure to relax on the beach.

DAY 12 MALDIVES (B/D)

Day is free for your own leisure to relax on the beach.

DAY 13 MALDIVES (B/D)

Day is free for your own leisure to relax on the beach.

DAY 14 MALDIVES – UK

Fly back home. Arrive home today.

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Our Kerala & Maldives holidays are perfectly tailor-made.

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to estimate for your trip. Prices are quoted for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of elements which will influence the price; these include the choice of hotels & lodges, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

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  • From the moment you speak to one of our specialists, until after you have returned home, we will take care of you every step of the way
  • We care about the environment, communities you visit, we help preserve our eco-system
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  • We build your holiday around what you want
  • Choose your preferred cuisine, choice of accomodation and comfortable pace
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