G Adventures - 6 Night Moderate Tour Package6-Nights Kerala Beaches and Backwaters-18-to-Thirtysomethings

Tours offered from August 27th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2019

Starting from only $559.00 (USD)

Tour Overview

Kerala Beaches & Backwaters Watch the sunset through the fishing nets of Kochi, stretch out on white-sand beaches, drift through the tranquil backwaters and rise at dawn to see the sunrise. This 7-day tour offers a quick introduction to the diversity of South India. Unwind with some yoga in your free time. Meet the locals and spend the night with a local family on a tour that's all about authentic cultural experience.HighlightsRelax in the calm backwaters, experience a local homestay, chill out on quiet beaches, explore ecosystems aboard an Alleppey ferry cruise, sample South Indian cuisine.AccommodationSimple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size NotesMax 18, avg 12.Meals Included1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinnerWhat's IncludedLocal Living: Alleppey Homestay, Alleppey. Orientation walks in Alleppey, Kollam, and Fort Kochi. Kerala boat tour. Morning ferry cruise on Alleppey's backwaters. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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G Adventures: Kerala Beaches & Backwaters

Day 1 Kochi
Arrive in Kochi at any time. There are no planned activities. Check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12.00 midday) and enjoy the city.Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Kochi/Alleppey
Leaving early to avoid the heat, enjoy the Jewish Town with its old curio shops and the more than 400-year-old synagogue.Travel afterwards to Alleppey, a golden streak of land woven with rivers, lakes, lagoons, and canals.In the afternoon, we check out the island with a local English-speaking guide and learn about the way of life here. Afterwards, settle into a homestay and get to know your hosts.Included Activities: Alleppey Guided Walk Alleppey HomestayTransport: Private Vehicle
Meals: (1L, 1D)

Day 3 Alleppey/Kollam
Travel to Kollam by bus after enjoying a morning ferry cruise.Included Activities: Alleppey Ferry Cruise Orientation WalkTransport: Local bus
Meals: (1B, 1L)

Day 4 Kollam/Varkala
Enjoy lots of free time to explore the town, relax with an Ayurvedic massage, get treated by local healers, or visit the Varkala Temple.Included Activities: Kollam Fishing Docks Visit Neendakara Fishing Harbour VisitTransport: Private Vehicle

Day 5 Varkala
Spend time wandering the peaceful gardens of an ashram devoted to Kerala's most eminent spiritual and social reformer and the mystical Janardhana Swamy Temple, or just head to the beach to relax and watch the Arabian Sea.

Day 6 Varkala/Kochi
Travel to Kochi and take an orientation tour visiting Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, and the Chinese fishing nets.In the late afternoon/early evening, opt to watch Kathakali dancing (a Kerala traditional dance form).Included Activities: Orientation WalkTransport: Train

Day 7 Kochi
Depart at any time.Included Activities: Departure Day

Tour Dates & Pricing

  • Monday August 27th, 2018 - Sunday September 2nd, 2018
    from $594.00
  • Monday September 3rd, 2018 - Monday September 10th, 2018
    from $629.00
  • Monday September 17th, 2018 - Sunday September 23rd, 2018
    from $559.00
  • Monday September 24th, 2018 - Monday October 29th, 2018
    from $629.00
  • Monday November 5th, 2018 - Monday November 26th, 2018
    from $656.00
  • Monday December 3rd, 2018 - Monday December 10th, 2018
    from $674.00
  • Monday December 17th, 2018 - Monday January 28th, 2019
    from $749.00
  • Monday February 4th, 2019 - Monday February 25th, 2019
    from $729.00
  • Monday March 4th, 2019 - Monday October 28th, 2019
    from $699.00
  • Monday November 4th, 2019 - Monday November 25th, 2019
    from $729.00
  • Monday December 2nd, 2019 - Monday December 30th, 2019
    from $749.00