Kerala & Maldives Adventure

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kochi, India
  • Ends Male, Maldives
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Succumb to the languid pace of South India life at beach side resorts
  • Take in the iconic backwaters of Alleppey by kayak
  • Uncover historic Kochi and its colonial architecture
  • Unwind with 5 nights aboard an authentic dhoni as you cruise the Maldives
Starting in Kochi and ending in Male, the trip Kerala & Maldives Adventure is a guided adventure tour that takes 12 days. You will be traveling through Male, Felidhu Atoll, Kochi and 6 other destinations in India and Maldives. Kerala & Maldives Adventure is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Discover Kerala and the Maldives in one sweeping journey. From Kochi to Trivandrum discover the vibrant yet relaxed coast line of South-West India and the translucent waters and white sand of the Maldives. This remarkable journey encompassing two exciting destinations highlights how trade, imperial conquest, religious and cultural interaction have all played their part in these mystic lands where the ancient and contemporary exist side by side. Our journey begins in India's tropical south where Kochi is a jewel in the crown of Kerala with its European heritage and true cosmopolitan temperament. Enjoy meandering by kayak through the spectacular backwaters, where the languid pace and lush tropical scenery is interrupted only by close-up glimpses of traditional village-life. Hope your way down the coast taking in all it has to offer from pictuesque beaches to tranquil wetlands and waterways brimming with life. This journey comes to end in the clear and translucent waters, coral reefs and white sand of the Maldives. What could be better than cruising on a dhoni to experience island hopping far from the crowds, learn about the local way of life and snorkel the spectacular reefs of the Indian Ocean, the perfect way to end this enchanting journey of discovery.
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Join Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 2 : Sightseeing in Kochi, then to Marari Beach
  • Day 3 : Kayaking the tranquil backwaters of Alleppey
  • Day 4 : Cycle to Paravur (55km)
  • Day 5 : In Paravur, explore the mangroves by boat
  • Day 6 : Cycle to Varkala (40km), transfer to Trivandrum
  • Day 7 : Fly to Male, transfer to dhoni and cruise to Waagali
  • Day 8 : Cruise to Felidhoo
  • Day 9 : Cruise to Vashugiri
  • Day 10 : Cruise to Felihoo or Keyodu
  • Day 11 : Cruise to Male Atoll
  • Day 12 : In Male, trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Comfortable hotel accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Accommodation on board a Dhoni including Maldives tourist taxes and tour permits
Meals
  • 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners
Transport
  • Airport transfers
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Internal flights Trivandrum to Male
Guide
  • Expert bilingual cycling and kayaking guides in Kerala
  • Expert local tour guide, local captain and crew on board dhoni
  • Sightseeing with local guides including entrance fees
Others
  • Good quality cannondale, trek or similar bikes
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Basic snorkelling equipment
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, bottled mineral water, soft drinks, alcohol etc
  • Optional activities and sightseeing during free time
  • Still/video camera fees at monuments
  • E-bike upgrade (subject to availability)
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kerala & Maldives Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 332 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 31 January 2021 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Kerala & Maldives Adventure 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 Kerala & Maldives Adventure 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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