Spice Trails of Kerala

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kochi, India
  • Ends Kochi, India
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The beautiful hill station of MunnarTrekking through the historic tea plantations of KeralaThe colourful Sri Meenakshi temple at MaduraiA night on the traditional houseboats of Kerala
Start and end in Kochi, the Spice Trails Of Kerala tour is a guided trekking trip that takes 15 days. You will travel through Periyar, Alleppey, Munnar and 7 other destinations in India. Spice Trails Of Kerala is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport and others.

Traversing the Western Ghats from the colonial hill station of Munnar to the colourful temple town of Madurai, we discover the two southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Kerala is a true tropical paradise with idyllic beaches, fertile forests and plantations of spice and tea, and it is here where we reach our highest point, Meesapulimala Peak (2630m). We then cross into the barren landscape of Tamil Nadu and marvel at the intricately carved Sri Meenakshi Temple at Madurai. A trip to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary boasts an array of wildlife and an abundance of colourful birdlife, and a cruise on a traditional houseboat offers the chance to relax on the tranquil backwaters of Kerala. Our journey ends in historical Cochin, a port which has been luring traders and explorers for over 600 years.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
4 - Very Good
  • On Apr 16 2017
“A varied trip taking in the landscapes, culture and architecture of a lovely part of India.”
Spice Trails
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“A fantastic trip with a lot of variety! We enjoyed every activity. Our guide,Santosh Kumar was outstanding, and wow! The food while camping was amazing.”
Stunning South India trip
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“Extremely nice trip with a good balance of activities ( trekking), culture (temple, optional programs) and relaxation (houseboat) with plenty of nature and wildlife to see.”
Spice trails of kerala
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“Well organised and led. A large number of additional activities and good variety of food”
  • Day 1: Start Cochin
  • Day 2: Drive to the beautiful hill station of Munnar
  • Day 3: Day walk through Munnar's surrounding hills; optional visit to a Tea Museum
  • Day 4: Trek in the Silent Valley with beautiful views of the tea estates
  • Day 5: Ascend Meesapulimala Peak (2630m), the highest in the area
  • Day 6: Trek through plantations and thick forest to Yellapetty Village; on to campsite (1750m)
  • Day 7:  Trek to Koviloor via Vattavada village (1900m)
  • Day 8: Trek through the plantation ridge, drive on to Mundhan
  • Day 9: To Madurai; visit the colourful Sri Meenakshi Temple
  • Day 10: To Thekkady (Periyar National Park); evening walk through spice gardens
  • Day 11: Morning nature walk; optional afternoon boat ride on Periyar Lake to see wild elephants
  • Day 12: To Alleppey for overnight stay on a traditional Keralan houseboat
  • Day 13: To our homestay on the Malabar Coast; explore local fisherman's village
  • Day 14: To Cochin; afternoon sightseeing; Kathakali dance show (optional)
  • Day 15: End Cochin
  • 8 nights hotels, 4 nights camping, 1 night homestay, 1 night houseboat5 days point-to-point trekking with full porterage; plus 2 shorter walksAltitude maximum 2630m, average 1600mGroup normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min. age 16 yrs ,All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners includedAll accommodationTransfer for group flights
  • 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 Spice Trails of Kerala tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Spice Trails of Kerala 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.


For any tour departures within 23 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Spice Trails of Kerala 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.


For this Spice Trails of Kerala 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:

  • 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.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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