Kerala, the land of coconuts
An exotic world of Kerala trip to admire its lush nature navigating the lagoons with the typical boats Kettu Wallam that once served to transport the products of the earth and now are comfortable dwellings. The route leads, among other things, observing wildlife in the reserve Peryiar, the Park of tigers, one of the best in India. A trip to the land of relaxation ayurvedic subliminato the context of a green landscape of tea crops and beautiful beaches. Possible accommodation in heritage hotels, ancient palaces and residences of ancient rulers are today hotels and / or ayurvedic resort for the well being of your body and your mind.
Day 01: Arrival in Cochin
Arrival at the Cochin International Airport. Meeting with the staff of our staff for presentations. Transfer and overnight at the Hotel.
Day 02: Cochin
After breakfast disembark and depart for Cochin. On arrival proceed for half-day tour of Cochin, a multicultural city which have one of the major seaports of the nation and since 11th century, became an important center for the spice trade on the Arabian Sea coast. It was also colonised by the Portuguese, then he fell under the Dutch, then the reign of Mysore and later under the British rule. Its buildings now evidenced by these dominations. Visit of Dhobi Ghat, traditional Indian laundry , Dutch Palace, the Mattancherri Palace, the Synagogue and the Church of San Francesco. Visit of Chinese fishing nets, here in use from 1350, built of teak wood and bamboo which work on the lever principle. We witness the spectacle of the movement of the networks that are lowered into the sea and then withdrawn on. Visit the Basilica of Santa Cruz. Free time for individual initiatives. In the evening, the Kathakali dance show. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Cochin / Periyar (Thekkady), Km. 195 - approx 4 hrs)
After breakfast we go to Thekkady, also known as Periyar (altitude 900-1800 m above sea level In the Periyar forest of Thekkady, there is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India and spread throughout the entire district, there are plantations spices and mountain villages. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit of Spice plantation tour with an expert. Evening visit of Kalaripayattuo show, one of the ancient martial arts of Kerala. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Periyar / Kumarakom (km. 135 - approx 3 hrs)
In the early hours of the morning, boat ride to the Periyar National Park, the tigers park established in 1982. The cruise allows the approach and observation of various species of animals in their natural habitat such as wild boar, deer , monkeys and even some times elephants. After breakfast leave for Kumarakom, in the backwaters, which are a network of lakes and brackish lagoons located parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. The charming village of Kumarakom is a cluster of small islands on the Vembanad Lake. Evening at leisure for relax or you can take Ayurvedic massage. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Kumarakom / Alleppey
Early morning visit of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon board on typical Houseboat and cruising through Vembanad Lake. Dinner and overnight at Houseboat.
Day 06: Alleppey / Kovalam (Km. 160 - approx 4 hrs)
After breakfast depart for Kovalam. On arrival check in at the hotel. Free time to relax. Dinner and overnight.
Day 07: Kovalam
Breakfast and full day at leisure. Kovalam is a beach known internationally, with three crescent shaped beaches, tourist destinations since 1930. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters, to be able to swim. You can sunbathe, swim, take your crisp massage with herbs and catamaran rides. Thiruvananthapuram (also called Trivandum), the capital city of Kerala, is only 16 km from Kovalam and is very easy to get there. The city of Thiruvananthapuram has interesting places to see, like the Napier Museum, the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the refuge of montagnaPonmudi, a government handicraft emporium. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Kovalam / Trivandrum
Transfer early morning of Trivandrum International Airport for your flight back home.
Day 09: Departure from Trivandrum
Flight boarding for the return home.
We inform you that all our trips may be changed, if required, according to your needs!