Kerala Backwaters

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • age_requirement 14+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kochi, India
  • Ends Kochi, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Houseboat Drift through the backwaters on a traditional houseboat
  • Homestay Enjoy a tasty homecooked curry whilst spending the night with a local family
  • Hill stations Head for hills and spend time in the cooler climate perfect for cultivating tea
  • Kochi Explore Kochi from the water, including Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace
The Kerala Backwaters tour starts and ends in Kochi. It is an active and outdoor trip that takes 9 days taking you through Munnar, Periyar National Park and Kochi in India. Kerala Backwaters is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Known as 'God's Own Country', Kerala is a relaxing contrast to other Indian states. Explore tea and spice plantations at Munnar, learn about a rich colonial history in the ancient trading port of Kochi, cruise the tranquil Backwaters and overnight on a traditional houseboat, and stay in a family-run homestay to experience village life. Kochi - Explore colonial Kochi from the water, including the Fort, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace Alleppey - Witness waterfront village life as you cruise through the tranquil 'backwaters' Periyar - Search for elephants and other wildlife in Periyar National Park
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 2 : Explore the fort and Jewish Quarter of Kochi
  • Day 3 : Drive through spice and tea plantations to Munnar and enjoy free time in the town
  • Day 4 : Visit tea and spice plantations; drive to Thekkady
  • Day 5 : Take a walk in Periyar National Park
  • Day 6 : Take an optional cooking class or village walk
  • Day 7 : Board a houseboat and float through the backwaters
  • Day 8 : Free time to explore Kochi
  • Day 9 : Trip ends Kochi (Cochin)
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Bright Heritage (3 nights)
  • Edassery Eastend (1 night)
  • Abad Green Forest (1 night)
  • Gaaby World Homestay (2 nights)
  • Houseboat (1 night)
Transport
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
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 Kerala Backwaters 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 Kerala Backwaters tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 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 of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kerala Backwaters 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 Backwaters 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:

  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
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