Backwater & Wildlife Tour

On arrival at Cochin Airport / railway station, you will be met and greeted by our Guests Relation executive and you will be transferred to the hotel. After you refresh, if time permits, you can explore the heritage city including St. Francis Church – oldest European-built church. Here you can witness the tombstone of Vasco da Gama as he was buried here for 14 years, then you can see Chinese fishing nets - which is the oldest style of fishing. This fishing net is one of the main attractions of Cochin. After that you can visit Mattancherry Palace (closed on Every Friday) – here you can see the best collection of Mural paintings & unique collections of palanquin, ornaments, coins & stamp. After exploring the palace, you can visit Jewish Synagogue – it is a worship place of Jewish. Apart from that you can also witness the attractive Antique elements and architecture here (closed on Friday and Saturday), overnight stay at Cochin.

After breakfast proceed towards Periyar, an exotic land blessed with verdant forests and spice plantation. This lovely land with lush flora and fauna is a perfect place for adventurous safaris, tiger trails and trekking. You can feel the oneness of Mother Nature at Periyar. Enroute you can also visit Rubber Plantation. On arrival at Periyar, check in at hotel and relax, later in the evening you can visit Spice market, overnight stay at Periyar.

You can enjoy the entire day by choosing the optional activities at Periyar like boat ride at Periyar Wildlife sanctuary – where you can get a chance to see Elephants, birds, Sambar deer, Bison etc and another interesting activity available for you is spice plantation wherein you can see the cultivation of Cardamom, pepper etc. You also have an option for trekking here. Overnight stay at Periyar.

After breakfast proceed towards Kumarakom which is the charming backwater village that gives amazing look of Vembanad lake. You will experience a different world all together with the lake, houseboats floating among the coconut trees, and glimpse of the local life at Kumarakom. Bird sanctuary here is a safe-haven to millions of lovely birds and other species. Your days here will definitely be enriching.

Enroute you can see plantations. On arrival at Kumarakom, check in at resort and relax, you can enjoy the optional Ayurvedic massage, overnight stay at resort in Kumarakom

This morning you can visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary where you have a chance to see different variety of migratory birds and you have an option to explore the village by walk during which you can see local people, their day to day life activity and their homes & you can spend rest of the day by enjoying the nature, overnight stay at Kumarakom.

After breakfast proceed towards Alleppey which is a beautiful backwater destination. Designated as the Venice of the East, Alleppey, also called as Alappuzha, remains as the major center for backwater trips with a large network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater river connections. Afternoon embark at the houseboat and sail around Alleppey, during your cruise you can witness small temples, paddy field, day to day activities of local people (who lives on the banks of the river) like washing clothes and cleaning vessels on lake side, afternoon delicious Keralian food will be provided for lunch, later in the evening houseboat will stop cruise and will be anchored till next day morning, after dinner, you can relax at the peaceful destination, overnight stay at houseboat.

After breakfast disembark from the houseboat and will proceed to Cochin, if time permit you can spend some time for shopping at M.G. Road, later you will be transferred to Airport / railway station for your onward journey with your sweet memories...

• Arrival and Departure assistance at the Airport/Railway station
• Daily Buffet Breakfast at Hotels
• Air conditioned Vehicles for all Transfers & Sight seeing as per the itinerary
• Accommodation on Double Sharing Basis
• All expenses related to vehicle inclusive of Toll, fuel, parking.
• All government related taxes

• Flight / Train Fare / Darshan tickets
• Guide and Entrance Fee at the monuments and sight seeing sight seeing
• Lunch & Dinner at all destinations
• Any personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills etc
• Any additional activities
• Package price does not include Gala dinner charges applicable on Christmas and New Year\'s Eve

FAQ for Delighted Kerala trip

South Tourism specializes in offering tailor made tour packages. The tour plans suggested can be customized based on your interests and requirements. Our tour planners well versed in crafting tour packages will assist you for the same. In case of any changes in the fixed tour plans to be made kindly reach us at [email protected]

Most of the drivers in South Tourism have been with us for more than a decade. They speak English and many of them are able to manage communications in Hindi also. We call our drivers as “Captains” and they do give their best. Our captains are experts in the routes they are assigned and they can give you value added information whenever required.

No such cases with our clients has been reported so far all these years. We at South Tourism have our own large fleet of vehicles ranging from Sedans to Coaches and Large Coaches. None of the vehicles in the fleet is more than three years old. All the vehicles are well maintained and air conditioned following the norms enforced by the Government from time to time. Every client of South Tourism is assured of a hassle free travel throughout their tour with us.

Generally, while booking a tour with us, every client can choose the hotel from the list of options displayed. Based on your choice, the hotel bookings will be done. Any amendments in that can be clarified with the tour planner directly after the bookings are made.

Our expert team of customer care division in every region of South Tourism will be the ideal persons to fix the issues during your tour with us. Whenever required, the customer care executive will escalate the issue to the other expert in the team to get it fixed at the earliest possibility.

Twin Sharing is two single beds in a room. Whereas, Double Sharing is either a King Sized or Queen Sized bed which can accommodate two adults. Based on your requirements, either of them can be availed.