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Enchanting Kerala: Tea Estate, Spice Plantation & Backwater Tour

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Product Code : AGORA364

Enchanting Kerala: Tea Estate, Spice Plantation & Backwater private Tour is a 7-day journey that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of Kerala. This tour offers a perfect blend of culture, nature, and adventure, as you explore the tea estates, spice plantations, and backwaters of this picturesque state. From the colonial architecture of Cochin to the serene backwaters of Alleppey, this tour has something for everyone. With a personalized itinerary and a private vehicle at your disposal, you can enjoy the tour at your own pace and make memories that will last a lifetime.


Day 1: Arrival in Cochin

Upon arrival at Cochin airport, you will be assisted and transferred to the hotel for check-in. In the evening, enjoy Kathakali, a traditional dance form of Kerala with lavish costumes, exotic makeup, and masks. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2: Cochin to Munnar (140kms)

After breakfast, visit Fort Cochin to witness Dutch, Portuguese & British colonial architecture and elaborate bamboo fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach. Visit St. Francis Church, the original burial site of explorer Vasco da Gama, the Jewish Synagogue, and the Mattancherry Dutch Palace. Later, drive to Munnar and check in at the hotel. In the evening, visit tea estates for tea testing. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3: Munnar

Visit Pothamedu for an excellent view of the tea, coffee, and cardamom plantations in Munnar. Visit Mattupetty dam and its reservoir, a concrete gravity dam built for water storage for hydroelectric projects. Visit Rajamala, a hill station in Eravikulam National Park, the natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr. Visit the Mattupedi Dairy Farm, famous for the Indo-Swiss Farm, and Echo Point, where you can hear your echo back. Also, visit the Tea Museum to know more about the century-old culture. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 4: Munnar to Thekkady (110kms)

Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu, one of the windiest places in Asia, and visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock, and the highest twin-statue in Kerala called Kuravan & Kurathi. Continue driving to Thekkady and check in at the hotel. In the evening, attend a Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 5: Periyar to Kumarakom (140kms)

Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat and see elephants, bison, sambar deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tiger, and wild boar, along with various species of snake and birds. Afterward, take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, and coffee, and stop at the local market to pick some fragrant spices. Afternoon drive to Kumarakom and check in at a backwater resort. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 6: Kumarakom to Alleppey

Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board the 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. Pass through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. Evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats. The houseboats have generated electricity, a sitting cum dining area, a separate bedroom with attached English toilets, a sun deck, and a fully loaded kitchen with a chef and driver. Overnight in the houseboat.


Day 7: Alleppey to Cochin (60kms)

After breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin airport to board the flight for the onward destination.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 6 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

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

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation

Cochin x 1 nights
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien

Munnar x 2 nights
3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle
4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County

Thekkady (Thekkady) x 1 nights
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County

Kumarakom x 1 nights
3* - Abad Whispering Palm/ Cocobay Resort
4* - Eastend Lake Song/ Goldfield Lake Resort
5* - Coconut Lagoon/ The Zuri

Alleppey x 1 nightsAlleppey x 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 flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

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

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.