Spice Trails of Kerala Overview

Embark on an action packed trek in southern India and discover the spice trails of Kerala. Along the way, visit Munmar, travel to Kochi, cruise on the Kerala backwaters and refuel with tantalising Indian cuisine.

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      USD $2,160
      CAD $2,160
      AUD $2,160
      EUR €1,540
      GBP £1,229
      NZD $2,710
      ZAR R14,015
      CHF FR1,595
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Tour southern India and trek through the trails and backwaters of Kerala.

Discover the heart of Kerala, a canvas of rolling green hills, fertile plantations and shimmering backwaters. From the urban rush of Kochi to the gentle breezes of Kerala’s highlands, this magical trekking adventure provides a great mix of contemporary and traditional India, throwing in plenty of surprises along the way. So whether you find peace on top of a mountain ridge, or lazing on the deck of a houseboat in the middle of Vembanad Lake, this authentic, energetic trek through the spice trails of Kerala may be for you.

  • Cruise through the Kerala backwaters on a houseboat

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kochi, India
  • Finish:

    Kochi, India
  • Group size:

    Min 7 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 16
  • Meals:

    14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nts), Hotel (8 nts), Houseboat (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Minibus
  • Included activities:

    Guided Tour, Periyar - National Park

  • Notes:

    1. Please note that a variance in our standard booking conditions applies to this trip. Departures may only be confirmed 4 weeks before the scheduled start date of your trip, rather than the standard 60 days. We recommend that you make no non-refundable travel arrangements until your trip has been confirmed.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,160
    CAD $2,160
    AUD $2,160
    EUR €1,540
    GBP £1,229
    NZD $2,710
    ZAR R14,015
    CHF FR1,595
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $144
    CAD $144
    AUD $144
    EUR €102
    GBP £81
    NZD $180
    ZAR R934
    CHF FR106
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Spice Trails of Kerala Summary

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Day 1 Kochi

Get acquainted with the sights, sounds and tastes of India in this sprawling portside city.

Days 2-3 Munnar

Escape the sticky heat of the coastline and head to the beautiful hill station of Munnar. Embark on a short trek through the spectacular scenery, and visit local villages that are nestled between lakes, reservoirs, forests and tea estates.

Days 4-8 Kerala Trek

Stride out on a 4-day trek into the heart of Kerala, one of India’s most beautiful and colourful regions. Weave through coffee, cotton, coconut and mango plantations, stand in the shade of red Rhododendrons, clamber over dramatic ridges and climb some of India’s tallest peaks for unrivalled views over the countryside. Along the way, drop in on remote hillstations for a rest, meet local villagers and cool off in pristine waterfalls.

Day 9 Madurai

Leave those trekking shoes at the door and step into one of Madurai’s many temples to experience traditional Hindu culture.

Days 10-11 Thekkady/Periyar National Park

Take an awe-inspiring drive through the Western Ghats en route to the quaint village of Tekkady. After an optional spice tour, head into Periyar National Park, where a short trek provides a great opportunity to spot elephants, otters, wild pig and buffalo.

Day 12 Kerala Backwaters Houseboat

Kick back and relax on a boat ride through the Kerala backwaters, a region that is renowned for its laid back vibes and incredible cuisine.

Day 13 Trikunnupazha

Cruise along the coastline to Trikunnupazha and relax in a riverside resort. In the afternoon, head out to some villages to learn more about traditional Indian life.

Days 14-15 Kochi

Return to Kochi and enjoy a guided tour that encompasses all the highlights, including the impressive Fort Cochin and Mattancherry Palace.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,160
      CAD $2,160
      AUD $2,160
      EUR €1,540
      GBP £1,229
      NZD $2,710
      ZAR R14,015
      CHF FR1,595
      *
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    • Walking
    • Original
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