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  • 13 Nights / 14 days
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Bikes, Hikes and River Rafting Tour: 13 Nights and 14 Days

Overview
Adventure enthusiasts will love our Bikes, Hikes and River Rafting Tour. Set mostly in North Kerala, you will get the opportunity to bike along breathtaking routes, hike through rainforests, enjoy island nature trails and go on a river rafting trip on one of the most serene rivers. Besides all the adventure, the tour also includes special experiences like train journeys, cooking demonstrations and the chance to witness some amazing, traditional dances.
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Tour Highlights

  • Bike Through the Backroads of Kerala
  • Hike Near the Chembra Ranges
  • Visit a Spice Plantation
  • Visit the Bustling Fish Markets of Tellicherry
  • Cooking Demonstration of Moppila Cuisine
  • Stay in a Beach Resort
  • Relax with a Complimentary Ayurveda Massage
Tour Route - Where you'll visit
1 Wayanad
With an altitude ranging up to 2,000 meters above sea level, Wayanad, located in the Western Ghats of Kerala is an area which offers breathtaking locations. Mist-clad hills, lush green paddy fields, luxuriant sub-tropical rainforests, sprawling spice plantations, valleys and hills mark this beautiful place. Hidden away in the hills of this land are some of the oldest tribes as yet untouched by civilization. Wayanad spreads across about 2,000 sq kms of the Western Ghats and is recognised as a leading bio diversity region.
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2 Tellicherry
Thalassery (or Tellicherry as the British christened it during the times of the Raj), a vibrant fishing town in the north of Calicut which is famous for the 3 C's- Circus, Cricket and Cakes. It is known for being the first British settlement in Kerala and needless to say Cakes and Cricket were both introduced here by the British.
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3 Neeleshwaram
Neeleswaram is a quiant world of paddy fields, garden compounds, shrines, temples and mosques, and  follows a lovely coastline along which lie traditional fishing villages where boats and nets are made and repaired.
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4 Calicut
Once the capital of the powerful Zamorin rulers of North Kerala and a prominent trade and commerce centre, Calicut was the most important region in Kerala in ancient times. The great voyager, Vasco Da Gama, landed here in 1498 putting it on the world map and paving the way for the west and for the many traders and invaders who followed suit.
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5 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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6 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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7 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: Calicut Arrival- Waynad (125 km / 3 hrs)
Welcomed by a Kerala Travel Centre representative on arrival at Calicut from where you will be transferred to Wayanad. Check into the cosy Pranavam Retreat Homestay and unwind on your first day in Kerala. Evening of leisure.
Overnight at Pranavam Retreats with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day TWO +-
  • Day 02: Wayanad
After breakfast, enjoy a cycling trip through the tea country (distance: 50 km). During the course of the ride, you can choose to stop at a number of points of interest including a bamboo handicrafts factory and an NGO (non-governmental organisation) that supports hundreds of local women. The trail will follow country roads and mud trails cutting through paddy fields. The views along the route, especially when you start following the shoreline of the shimmering lake, are fascinating. You will take a break at a dam along the route where you will be mesmerized by the views of the distant mountains. Return to your homestay to spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight at Pranavam Retreats with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day THREE +-
  • Day 03: Wayanad
This morning you will be driven to a small plantation town in the foothills of the Chembran Peak for a day of hiking. You'll hike through a tea garden along the gentle slopes of the foothills with the massive summit high above you. After a steady climb over mountain streams and plantation settlements, your trail will take you to a forest canopy with Cardamom Trees. Take a break for lunch, after which your hiking trail will take you through grasslands before you return to your homestay. 
Overnight at Pranavam Retreats with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day FOUR +-
  • Day 04: Wayanad
After breakfast, enjoy a guided walk through the retreat's 150-acre coffee and spice plantation where you will have the opportunity to see a variety of spices such as cardamom, pepper, nutmeg, vanilla. You will also walk through rice fields and banana plantations. Lunch will be a sumptuous spread of traditional Kerala vegetarian dishes served on banana leaves. We will then walk down to a local river for some bamboo rafting accompanied by a local raftsman. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing.
Overnight at Pranavam Retreats with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day FIVE +-
  • Day 05: Wayanad
Head to the magical Kuruva Island on the Kabini river. Kuruva Island is a950-acre island with an unspoilt forest right in the middle of the river. It is home to rare flora and fauna, including many endemic species of birds and butterflies. You will do several river crossings on foot here – a fascinating experience for the uninitiated. You will also have the opportunity to visit a tribal village and interact with some of the oldest inhabitants of Wayanad. Evening to yourself to relax.
Overnight at Pranavam Retreats with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day SIX +-
  • Day 06: Wayanad - Tellicherry (140 km / 03 hrs)
Have a morning of leisure today. After lunch, we will drive to the plains via the picturesque and age-old Periya Pass, arriving at Thalassery by evening. Check into Ayesha Manzil homestay and spend the evening settling in.
Overnight at Ayisha Manzil with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day SEVEN +-
  • Day 07: Tellicherry - Neeleshwaram (2 Hrs &  7Min)
Enjoy an enthralling Theyyam dance performance this morning. Later in the day, you will have the opportunity to visit the St. Angelo Fort, built by the Portuguese in 1505. After lunch, drive to Nileswaram further up the coast and check into your beach resort.
Overnight at Neeleshwar Hermitage hotel with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day EIGHT +-
  • Day 08: Neeleshwaram
The backwaters south of Nileswaram are an idyllic paradise framed by coconut plantations. Enjoy the solitude and the stunning settings on a kayak through the myriad channels. Spend the rest of the day exploring and relaxing.
Overnight at Neeleshwar Hermitage hotel with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day NINE +-
  • Day 09: Neeleshwaram
Spend the day relaxing today; you could soak in the sun and relax by the excellent beach by the resort. Enjoy a rejuvenating Ayurveda massage at the resort. 
Overnight at Neeleshwar Hermitage.
Day TEN +-
  • Day 10: Neeleshwaram-Calicut (165 km / 4 hrs)
Today you will be transferred to Calicut where you will check into your resort on arrival. Spend the day exploring the resort.
Overnight at Kadavu Resorts with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day ELEVEN +-
  • Day 11: Calicut - Alleppey (Train)
Take an early morning train to Alleppey, where you will board your houseboat for a magical cruise on the backwaters.
Overnight on the houseboat with a vehicle for your transfer.
Day TWELVE +-
  • Day 12: Alleppey - Cochin (75 km / 2 hrs)
Today you will be transferred back to the vibrant port town of Cochin where you can explore the fascinating town, enjoy a sunset cruise or simply spend the day relaxing.
Overnight at Old Harbour with a vehicle for your transfer.
Day THIRTEEN +-
  • Day 13: Cochin

Go for a sightseeing tour to explore the many fascinating highlights of Cochin; including, the Jewish Synagogue; St. Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India; the Santa Cruz Basilica, which was 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, traditional dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterised by intricate story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up.
Overnight at the Old Harbour hotel with a vehicle at your disposal.

Day FOURTEEN +-
  • Day 14: Cochin - Departure
Departure transfer to Cochin for your return flight with a vehicle 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
Wayanad 5 Pranavam Retreat Boutique Pranavam Retreat Boutique Pranavam Retreat Boutique
Tellicherry 1 Ayesha Manzil Ayesha Manzil Ayesha Manzil
Neeleshwaram 3 Neeleshwar Hermitage Neeleshwar Hermitage Neeleshwar Hermitage
Calicut 1 The Raviz resort and spa, Kadavu The Raviz resort and spa, Kadavu The Raviz resort and spa, Kadavu
Alleppey-House Boat 1 Xandari River Escape Xandari River Escape Xandari River Escape
Cochin 2 Old Harbour Hotel Old Harbour Hotel Old Harbour Hotel

Pranavam Retreat Boutique

Pranavam Reyreats is one of Wayanad's oldest home stays and also holds the distinction of being rated as one of the best homestay getaways in the region. Set in 150 acres of coffee and spice plantations, Pranavam offers four spacious and comfortable duplex rooms set amidst very picturesque settings.
One can expect the best in hospitality from the owners of the property who stay close by. What's more the homestay is managed by adventure specialist Muddy Boots so you can be assured of a stay which combines some of the best adventure options in Wayanad.

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With 230 pages our Kerala brochure is the largest of its kind globally and features;
Extensive regional information
20+ itinerary ideas
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Maps and images

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