Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations: Cochin 2 NT, Kumarakom 2 NT, Alleppey Hb 1NT, Marari 2 NT
- In Cochin, Kathakali Dance, Mattancherry palace & Jewish Synagogue
- Visit - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
- Stay in Alleppey houseboat and cruise through Kerala backwaters & canals
- In Marari, relax on the white sand beaches of Mararikulam
- Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
- Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Start and end in Cochin
1st Day: Arrival in Cochin
Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive towards hotel to check-in. Enjoy city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
2nd Day: Sightseeing of Cochin
After breakfast, Proceed for a full-day tour of Cochin. Enjoy city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
3rd Day: Kumarakom (50 kms / approx. 1.5 hour)
After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom - a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the rest of the day at beautiful resort of Kumarakom. (Optional) explore the Kerala Backwatersthrough sunset cruise at Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
4th Day: Kumarakom
Today, enjoy your visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary- An ornithologist's paradise, the sanctuary is spread across 14 acres. Also, you may want to indulge yourself with some Ayurveda treatments in your hotel (On direct-payment basis). Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India and has been practiced continuously for over 5,000 years. The various treatments are individually prescribed and involve the use of medicated herbal oils, herbs, powders and poultices & natural ingredients. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
5th Day: Kumarakom – Alleppey (35 kms / approx. 1 hour)
After breakfast, drive to Alleppey and board your houseboat on arrival. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of backwater canals that meander through the town, surrounding villages and Vembanad Lake. Cruise through the beautiful and scenic backwaters of Kerela, while you stay in houseboat. Overnight stay on houseboat.
6th Day: Alleppey – Mararikulam (140 kms / approx. 3.5 hour)
After breakfast, drive to Mararikulam. Mararikulam is one of the best beaches in Kerala offering idyllic beach stay experience. Marari is a very relaxing beach retreat stays. Beaches are good for swimming and very private. Arrive and check-in to your hotel. Rest of the day leisure at the hotel. Overnight in Mararikulam.
7th Day: Full day at leisure at Mararikulam
After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure – relax on white sand beaches of Mararikulam.
8th Day: Departure from Cochin
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home.