Best of Southern India — Plus

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
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  • Starts Kochi, India
  • Ends Kochi, India
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Relax in the peaceful backwaters of Kerala.
  • Spot wildlife in beautiful parks.
  • Uncover ancient temples.
  • Explore tea and spice plantations.
The trip Best Of Southern India — Plus starts from and ends in Kochi. It is an explorer tour that takes 14 days taking you through Thekkady, Pondicherry, Alleppey and 5 other destinations in India. Best Of Southern India — Plus is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. From calm Kerala backwaters and spice plantations to incredible temples and searching for tigers in the wild, have your camera ready as you experience the highlights of Southern India. This two-week adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time to explore on your own. Travelling by train, bus, rickshaw, and country boats will bring you closer to the locals and is a fascinating way to gain insight into the peaceful backwaters of Kerala and stunning temples of Tamilnadu.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT G ADVENTURES
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 97 reviews
Stefan's review for another G Adventures tour
4 - Very Good
  • Stefan
  • From Australia
  • On Apr 28 2019
“Very Good”
Can's review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Can
  • From Dutch
  • On May 09 2019
“The whole thing has been made excellent by the staff, the CEO, and the assistant guides. Prasan is a true leader with his selection of the assistant guides, training and supporting them, tight management when needed (e.g. the delay in flights), answering questions and setting our expectations... And with his short lessons he gave at nights to the group on Nepalese and Himalayan cultures, geography, history, etc... he is an asset not only to G Adventures but Nepalese tourism industry, too.”
Eric's review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Eric
  • From Canadian
  • On Oct 12 2019
“Magical. Eye-opening. Life-changing. This trip was everything I had dreamed of. Pretty much the highlight of my life up to now”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kochi
  • Day 2: Kochi/Kalpetta
  • Day 3: Kalpetta
  • Day 4: Kalpetta/Mysore
  • Day 5: Mysore
  • Day 6: Mysore/Māmallapuram
  • Day 7: Māmallapuram
  • Day 8: Māmallapuram/Puducherry
  • Day 9: Puducherry/Madurai
  • Day 10: Madurai
  • Day 11: Madurai/Thekkady
  • Day 12: Thekkady/Kerala Backwaters
  • Day 13: Kerala Backwaters/Kochi
  • Day 14: Kochi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (12 nts), homestay (1 nt).
Meals
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Note: Allow USD295-385 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Private vehicle, cycle-rickshaw, auto-rickshaw, ferry.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Theuvoram Women Empowerment Project, Alleppey
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Local Living Moment: Kerala Backwaters Homestay, Alleppey
  • Fort Kochi orientation walk
  • Kathakali dance show
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary walk and safari
  • Chaumundi Temple and Mysore Palace visit
  • Mamallapuram Shore Temple visit
  • Pondicherry orientation walk
  • Madurai cycle-rickshaw ride and Sri Meenakshi Temple visit
  • Cardamom Hills spice plantation tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Kochi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Southern India — Plus tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Southern India — Plus tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 20 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 March 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Southern India — Plus tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of Southern India — Plus tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 2 - LightLight walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 4. Merchandising : Travel with Confidence PlusThis Collection of 37 incredible small group tours features everything we’re doing as part of our Travel with Confidence Policy on all of our tours, PLUS added steps that go that extra, physically distanced mile.
  • 5. Merchandising : Book Your BubbleThe Book Your Bubble Collection is a collection of 80 G Adventures tours that give travellers and their hand-picked crew the safety of travelling with people they know, combined with extra benefits for booking private travel.
  • 6. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • This tour has been limited to a group size of 12 participants to protect against COVID-19. The tour will furthermore adhere to any local government restrictions on group sizes to ensure that everybody are kept safe.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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