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Activity Tour: Hiking - 09 Nights and 10 Days

Overview
This 9 night/10 day tour is ideal for nature lovers who would like to combine their passion for nature with activity. The tour includes staying in a vibrant port town and in the lush tea hills; having a memorising sunset cruise; hiking through picturesque mountains; visiting spice plantations; experiencing elephant rides, jungle treks and bamboo rafting; and cruising in a houseboat.
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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise at Cochin.
  • Trek through some magnificent trails to the Chokkamudi Hills, Munnar.
  • Trek through the Silent Valley, where you can trek up to Meesapulimala
  • Spice plantation tour where you will be enticed by the aroma of spices like cinnamon,cardamom,pepper
  • Embark on your private houseboat and cruise the backwaters
  • Enjoy a full body Ayurveda massage.
Tour Route - Where you'll visit
1 Cochin

Cochin, or Kochi as it is now called, is divided into Old Cochin (comprising Fort Cochin and Mattanchery) and Ernakulam, which is a bustling metropolis and is considered the commercial capital of Kerala. It is the only district in Kerala where you can experience urban comforts on a par with other major cities in India and also the history of many centuries bygone.

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2 Munnar
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.
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3 Periyar

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.

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4 Alleppey-House Boat
Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in Kerala. It's best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons.
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5 Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery

Cochin International Airport, Cochin (IATA: COK,ICAO, VOCI) is an international airport serving the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Located at Nedumbassery, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of the city, Cochin International Airport is the first airport in India developed under a public-private-partnership (PPP) model and was funded by nearly 10,000 non-resident Indians from 30 countries

It is the busiest and largest airport in the state of  Kerala. As of 2019, the Cochin International Airport caters to 61.8% of the total air passenger movement in Kerala. It is also the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of international traffic and eighth busiest overall. In fiscal year 2018-19, the airport handled more than 10.2 million passengers with a total of 71,871 aircraft movements.The airport is a primary base for Air India Express operations which is also headquartered in the city.

The airport operates three passenger terminals and one cargo terminal. With over 150,000 square metres (1,614,587 sq ft) in area, the airport's Terminal 3 is one of the largest terminals in India.On 18 August 2015, Cochin International Airport became the world's first fully solar powered airport with the inauguration of a dedicated solar plant. On 26 July 2018, the airport was selected for the coveted Champion of the Earth award, the highest environmental honor instituted by the United Nations.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day ONE +-
  • DAY 01: Arrive Cochin
Welcomed by a Kerala Travel Centre 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 Koder House hotel with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day TWO +-
  • DAY 02: Cochin - Munnar (135 km / 4 hrs)
In the morning. Drive along the Periyar river and the dense low altitude forests of Neriyamanagalam, which is full of rubber and cardamom estates, then make your way to the picturesque tea hills of Munnar. Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India, Munnar 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. Check into your hotel and unwind. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the ambience of Munnar.
Overnight at the Sholamalai Bungalow with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day THREE +-
  • DAY 03: Munnar
Take an early morning trek through some magnificent trails to the Chokkamudi Hill, offering you spectacular views of the mountains of the Western Ghats. Return to the hotel in the afternoon to enjoy the rest of the day at the resort. 
Overnight at the Sholamalai Bungalow with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day FOUR +-
  • DAY 04: Munnar
Trek through the Silent Valley, where you can trek up to Meesapulimala, literally meaning The Mountain of the Whiskered Tiger. This is a spectacular trek passing through shoals -high altitude mountainous forest or cloud forests - pine forests, rolling grasslands across a myriad of mountain streams and spectacular valleys. Sightings of elephants, gaur, Nilgiri Thar are highly possible.
Overnight at the Sholamalai Bungalow with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day FIVE +-
  • DAY 05: Munnar
By mid-morning today you can go for an easy stroll around the Letchmi tea estates and walk through the high altitude forests returning for a late lunch. Have the rest of the day to explore and relax.
Overnight at the Sholamalai Bungalow with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day SIX +-
  • DAY 06: Munnar - Periyar (110 km / 4 hrs)
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 where you will be enticed by the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg and learn how the spices are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the Wildernest hotel with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day SEVEN +-
  • DAY 07: Periyar
Embark on a full-day bamboo rafting and hiking trail. The programme starts early in the morning and ends in the evening. The raft makes its way through the Periyar Lake and you can see the forests on either side. Trekkers can glimpse the lofty mountains bordering the park watershed and the vast plains below. Two forest guards will accompany you on this trek. Have the rest of the day to relax.
Overnight at the Wildernest hotel with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day EIGHT +-
  • DAY 08: Periyar - Kumarakom - Houseboat (130 km / 3.5 hrs)
Drive down to the plains to embark on your private houseboat and cruise 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 is 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 at villages, paddy fields and other places en route.
Overnight on board with full board and a vehicle for your transfer.
Day NINE +-
  • DAY 09: Houseboat - Cochin (60 km / 1 hrs)
Drive to Cochin, where you can check into your hotel and unwind. You could spend your last day in Kerala shopping in the busy bazaars of cosmopolitan Cochin. Enjoy a full body Ayurveda massage today. Spend the day as you wish to relax.
Overnight at the Koder House hotel with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day TEN +-
  • DAY 10 : Cochin - Departure
Departure transfer to Cochin airport for your return flight with a vehicle provided for your transfer.

When Should I go?

Being a coastal state surrounded by the Arabian Sea and because of its proximity to the equator, Kerala has a more or less consistent temperature pattern in the summers and the monsoons alike. The temperature hovers around 29°C throughout the year with varying levels of humidity.
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Monsoon Months in Kerala

June and July are monsoon months in Kerala, the showers being heavy at first and then easing off gradually. Whilst these are not the best months for tours, interestingly, this happens to the best time for travellers seeking the therapeutic Ayurveda treatment which is said to be most effective in these months.

Best months for travel to Kerala

The months of October through to March are considered to be the most favourable months to travel to Kerala when the weather is sunny and pleasant. The months of April and May are also favourable for travel but the humidity tends to be comparatively higher. August and September are also good months for travel.

Price Guide

Prices are per person based on 2 people occupying 1 double/twin room and may vary based on local market fluctuations. For single supplements please get in touch.

Contact Kerala Travel Centre.

B&B at all hotels except where cited on the itinerary, chauffeur driven AC car, sunset cruise, Kathakali performance, Ayurveda massage, all entrance fees, guide charges, assisted airport transfers and international flights.

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Destination Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
Cochin 2 Koder House Koder House Koder House
Munnar 4 Kannan Devan Tea Bungalows Kannan Devan Tea Bungalows Kannan Devan Tea Bungalows
Periyar 2 Wildernest Wildernest Wildernest
Alleppey-House Boat 1 Xandari River Escape Xandari River Escape Xandari River Escape

Koder House

The Koder House is an exclusive boutique hotel situated in the heart of Cochin and combines centuries-old architecture with modern amenities. The ancestral home of the Koders, a prominent Cochin Jewish family, the property is a tribute to the rich, mixed culture of the area – a mélange of Portuguese, Dutch, Kerala and even Chinese influences. The house that once played host to ambassadors, celebrities and heads of states continues to attract visitors from far and wide.The feel is both contemporary and classic, the atmosphere, relaxed. Combining the best of western comforts with ambience and history, the Koder will give you the feeling of being in another era. The highlights of the property are its exclusive, regal, spacious suites which are on either side of the three-storey structure. Grand antique beds, including two original four-posters, polished teak floors, high ceilings and white stone archways on each floor bring the heritage of the place alive. Another highlight is the seafood served in the seafood specialty restaurant which is bought from the fresh catch sold along the sea, across from the property.

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With 230 pages our Kerala brochure is the largest of its kind globally and features;
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