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Cochin to Thekkady & Alleppey

Package price On Request

Product Code : AGORA87

This 4 days private Cochin to Thekkady & Alleppey tour will begin and end in Cochin. Our professional chauffeur will pick you from your respective Cochin city hotel or airport and transfer you to Thekkady - considered a haven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger, and clove. Thekkady -Noted for its diversity of wild life and scenic beauty. Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant Ride are activities available here. This tour include 2 nights accommodation in Thekkady and 1 night at Backwater cruise in Allleppey 

 

Day 1: Cochin - Thekkady (170kms)

Pick up from your hotel or Cochin airport & drive to Thekkady check in at hotel.

Evening visit Kadathanadan Kalari Centre & The House of Martial Arts. The center is famous for the renowned Kerala art known as Kalaripayattu well designed for self-defense. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 2: Thekkady

Breakfast at hotel. Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. The tropical evergreen and deciduous forests teeming with elephants, bison, sambar deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tiger and wild boar along with various species of snake including cobras, vipers, kraits and many non-poisonous snakes is a wildlife lover`s dream. A variety of birds such as grey jungle fowl, Malabar grey hornbill, woodpeckers and bulbuls also have found a home in this sanctuary. Afterwards take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. You could stop at the local market and pick some fragrant spices. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Thekkady - Alleppey (135kms) 

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. While sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals, the panoramic sights one can never forget. Pass through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. Alleppey is referred as the Venice of the East, due to canals, backwaters, and lagoons. Boats are the main mode of transportation here, you can see Shikara boats, small motor boats, passenger boats, cargo boat, and houseboats.

Evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a chef & driver. Lunch, dinner & overnight in houseboat.

 

Day 4: Alleppey - Cochin (60kms)

After breakfast disembark from houseboat and drive to Cochin drop off to your hotel or airport. 

Assistance on arrival at airport.

3 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.

Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).

Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.

English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

Bottled drinking water in car.

Government taxes.

 

Hotels used or similar for 3 nights accommodation

Thekkady 2 nights
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County

Alleppey 1 night
3* - Deluxe Houseboat (ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats)
4* - Premium Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats)
5* - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)

Any air fare

Camera charges at monuments 

Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.

Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.

Or anything not mentioned above.