Best of Kerala Tour 4*/5* - Cochin - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • India is one of the world's great human melting pots with an incredible array of cultures, religions and ethnicities - enjoy a 7-night tour visiting many wonderful sights in this magical country.
  • From beautiful Cochin to the incredible backwaters, this is an immersive, authentic tour, complete with a night on a traditional houseboat.
  • Throughout the rest of your tour, you'll be accommodated in Standard or Superior hotels, complete with daily breakfast and transfers throughout.

Your Destination

With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700m in the east and 44 rivers surrounding the region, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. Enjoy an equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations, paddy fields, Ayurvedic health holidays, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historic monuments and an exotic cuisine - all of which offer you a unique experience.

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7-night Kerala Tour Standard 4* Hotels
OR
7-night Kerala Tour Superior 5* Hotels

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival in Cochin
Day 2: Cochin
Day 3: Cochin - Munnar
Day 4: Munnar - Periyar
Day 5: Periyar - Allepey
Day 6: Allepey Kumarakom 
Day 7: Kumarakom 
Day 8: Kumarakom - Cochin

Your Itinerary

During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below.

Day 1: Arrival in Cochin
Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted by a local representative, before being transferred to the hotel for check-in at 2 pm. Heralded as the Queen of Arabian Sea, Cochin (Kochi) has been an important spice trading centre on the Arabian Sea coast since the 14th century. It was also the site of the first European colonial settlement in India and remained a settlement until 1530. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2: Cochin
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning city tour of Cochin. Visit the Mattancherry Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays and National holidays) built by the Portuguese. Visit St. Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India. View the Chinese Fishing Nets, unique to this part of Kerala and a living symbol of a centuries old Chinese influence on this coast. In the afternoon you'll be taken to assist at a Kathakali dance show. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 3: Cochin - Munnar
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning drive to Munnara, famous for its tea plantations and beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure to visit the most gorgeous tea plantations of the area. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4: Munnar - Periyar
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Periyar, one of the most natural reserves in India. In the afternoon you'll take a boat ride on Periyar lake, all surrounded by a sensational tropical environment. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Periyar - Allepey
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll board a typical house boat at which point you will take a little cruise through the waters of this area. Navigate through the tropical landscapes and through the famous canals knows as “backwaters”. Overnight in a house boat.

Day 6: Allepey - Kumarakom
After breakfast in the house boat, you will have arrived into Kumarakom, a little town located in a group of islands over the lake Vembanad. In this area, you will get to see rice fields, palms, and canals. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 7: Kumarakom
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a free day to enjoy this beautiful area. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 8: Kumarakom - Cochin
After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a scheduled transfer at the allotted time, and journey to the airport for your departure flight to the UK. 

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following Standard 4* or Superior 5* Hotels as per itinerary on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

Standard 4* Category Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Cochin: 2-night stay at the Trident Cochin 4* or similar
Munnar: 1-night stay at the Abad Copper Castle 4* or similar
Periyar: 1-night stay at the Abad Green Forest 4* or similar
Alleppey: 1-night stay on a Deluxe Backwaters Houseboat
Kumarakom: 2-night stay at Abad Whispering Palms 4* or similar

Superior 5* Category Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Cochin: 2-night stay at the Crowne Plaza Cochin 5* or similar
Munnar: 1-night stay at the The Tall Trees 4* or similar
Periyar: 1-night stay at the Kofiland Resort 5* or similar
Alleppey: 1-night stay on a Deluxe Backwaters Houseboat
Kumarakom: 2-night stay at The Zuri Kerala or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
or
Adults
1 Adult
+
1 Child

Please note: If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey to India

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return airport transfers and transfers during the tour are included throughout this offer.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 

Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

You’ll need to get a visa before travelling to India. You can find further information about how to apply on the Indian High Commission website.

India’s Bureau of Immigration has announced that with immediate effect, foreign nationals who arrive at an Indian port holding non-machine readable passports will be denied entry. 

To transit through India you will need a transit visa. You can find more information on the Indian Immigration Bureau website.

All applicants of Pakistani origin who hold dual British-Pakistan nationality must apply for an Indian visa on their Pakistan passport. Those who have either renounced Pakistani nationality or cancelled their Pakistani passport would need to submit documentary proof of this.

Health 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.


You can take medicines into India as long as you carry the prescription with you. Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances are prohibited. For further information, contact the High Commission of India in London or view the website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the website of Indian Customs. Guidance on best practice when travelling with medicines is also available on the NaTHNaC website.


Mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever occur all year round. There’s been an increase in the number of cases of dengue fever, including in New Delhi.


UK health authorities have classified India as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.


Cases of Chikungunya Virus have been confirmed in India, including in New Delhi. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

Please note: Ramadan is forecast to commence in the evening of Thursday 23rd April 2020 and to end in the evening of Saturday 23rd May 2020 (dates may vary dependent on destination). During this time, facilities/services may be limited and the consumption/purchase of alcohol may not be permitted.

The following monuments/sites are closed to visitors:

Cochin:
- Jewish Synagogue - Closed on every Friday afternoon, Saturdays and all Jewish holidays
- Mattancherry Palace - Closed on Friday and National holidays
Trivandrum:
- Napier museum - Closed on Mondays
- Horse Palace - Closed on Monday

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 2 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 7-night stay in Standard or Superior hotels as per itinerary
  • Meals included as per itinerary (upgrades possible at the next stage of the booking process)
  • 1 water bottle per person per day
  • Boat ride in Periyar
  • Kathakali Dance Show in Cochin
  • Local English-speaking guide included as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits included as per itinerary
  • Return transfers included in air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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