Kerala: Beaches & Backwaters

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-4447
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Chennai, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Relax in the calm backwaters.
  • Experience a local homestay.
  • Chill out on quiet beaches.
  • Explore ecosystems aboard an Alleppey ferry cruise.
  • Sample South Indian cuisine.
The "Kerala: Beaches & Backwaters" trip starts and ends in Chennai. It is a natural landmarks sightseeing tour that takes 7 days taking you through Chennai, Kochi and Alleppey in India. "Kerala: Beaches & Backwaters" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Now's the time to explore India on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. 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 — trust us, it's worth not hitting snooze. This seven-day tour offers a quick yet intimate introduction to the diversity of south India. Unwind with free time or some yoga, meet the local people, and spend the night with a local family. How's that sound for an authentic cultural experience?
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kochi
  • Day 2: Kochi/Alleppey
  • Day 3: Alleppey/Kollam
  • Day 4: Kollam/Varkala
  • Day 5: Varkala
  • Day 6: Varkala/Kochi
  • Day 7: Kochi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt).
Meals
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Note: Allow USD145-190 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Bus, boat, taxi, tuk-tuk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Guide
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Theruvarom Women Empowerment Project, Alleppey
  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Local Living Moment: Alleppey Homestay, Alleppey
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Kochi Nightlife, Kochi
  • Orientation walks in Alleppey, Kollam, and Fort Kochi
  • Kerala boat tour
  • Morning ferry cruise on Alleppey's backwaters
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Chennai 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: Beaches & Backwaters tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kerala: Beaches & Backwaters 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 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 August 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kerala: Beaches & Backwaters tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Kerala: Beaches & 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

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

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Trip Type : Small Group Group 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.
  • 2. Physical Grading : 2 - Light Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 3. Travel Style : 18-to-Thirtysomethings Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
  • 4. Service Level : Basic Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
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