Kerala Experiential Tour

  • Bike in the God’s own scenic backroads
  • Walk through backwater fishing villages
  • Hike & camp in the captivating hill station of Munnar
  • Kayak in the mesmerising backwaters
  • Get to see the very best of Kerala – sandy beaches, meandering backwater canals, the lush green hills and thick wilderness
  • Local food is an integral part of this trip and you will get plenty of this

Immerse yourself on a weeklong adventure in god’s own country, Kerala. This tour combines myriad of activities and takes us through the best of Kerala. Enjoy the rolling bicycle ride, kayaking in backwaters, hiking in Munnar, wildlife walk in Thekkady and birding in Alleppey.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    8 days / 7 nights

  • Start

    Kochi | 13:00hrs

  • Finish

    Kochi | 12 noon

  • Hotels

    Country Inns

  • Bicycle

    Included

  • Support Vehicle

    Included

  • Group Size

    Min 6, Max 12

ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

DAYPLACEDURATIONACTIVITY
1Kochi1Walking
2 – 3Munnar2Hiking
4 – 5Thekkady2Wildlife
6 – 7Alleppey2Boating
Birding
Cycling
8Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kochi

Meet your trip leader post lunch, 01:00pm at your hotel of stay in Fort Kochi and head out to see Fort Kochi by foot.

One of the foremost trading hubs on the western coast of India, Fort Kochi drew colonial interest with its aromatic spices. Along with traders from China, Portugal, Arab and Holland, in came a cocktail of religions, cultural practices and diverse food. Kerala owes it cosmopolitan vibe to the traders who braved the seas to come to this land.

Later, in the evening, go to see the traditional dance form, Kathakali (you can also see the face painting before the show). After the show, we will have dinner at a seaside restaurant known for seafood and indian delicacies.

There is a lot to pack in this day, but be well rested for the night as we start early on next day.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Munnar

We head for Munnar and settle into our hotel. Post lunch, we go on a tea plantation tour. We get to know about different varieties of tea and know our chai better next time we sip it.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Munnar

We hike through tea plantations and rainforests. The hiking path is easy to walk through, with less variation in altitude. We reach our campsite located at 1600 m/ 5249 ft. Overnight in a simple tent camp. The camp area are is bordering the grassland and forests. The area is rich in birds and butterflies. With the best position to view the sunset, sunrise, night sky, you will be just lost in time. Oh never to miss is the beautiful and panoramic view of western ghat mountains ranges.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hiking: half day

Day 4: Thekkady

Wake up along with birds, watch the sunrise sipping hot cup of tea. Prepare for the hike to the high altitude forest and grass lands. The hiking ends at the Great escape gap.

If you still have power left in your legs, you can cycle a bit today along a winding country road, passing small hamlets and spice plantation villages to Thekkady.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hiking: half day

Day 5: Thekkady

This morning we take a nature walk in Periyar National Park in search of mongooses, elephants and learn about the flora and fauna in Periyar Tiger reserve. Later, we head to a garden of spices and learn about the spices from a local farmer.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Alleppey

Arrive in Alleppey and post-lunch, ride through the narrow trails and experience a fabulous bird life, situated right at the edge of mesmerizing Vembanad Lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 30km/19mi*

Day 7: Alleppey

Today step into a kayak. Soon you will be kayaking the backwaters, through inland canals, with people living very close to the water edges. Enjoy a simple lunch in a local village restaurant. See the village life in action and hear the stories from our local guide.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kayaking : 6 hours tour

Day 8: Kochi

On the last biking day, we ride along the beach road and the journey will be refreshing and easy. We ride past fishing villages and numerous christian churches along the coast will to a small village named Ezhupunna.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance cycled: ~ 40km/25mi*

DATES + PRICES

Group Departures