Spice Trails of Kerala Overview

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      USD $2,210
      CAD $2,100
      AUD $2,100
      EUR €1,580
      GBP £1,199
      NZD $2,635
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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.

  • Climb to the top of India’s second largest peak
  • Cruise through the Kerala backwaters on a houseboat
  • Gaze over tea plantations in Munnar
  • Get in touch with colonial India in Kochi
  • Look out across the epic Western Ghats
  • See the ancient temples of Madurai
  • Spot unique wildlife in Periyar NP
  • Visit the rural village of Tekkady

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cochin, India
  • Finish:

    Cochin, 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

  • Total price from

    USD $2,210
    CAD $2,100
    AUD $2,100
    EUR €1,580
    GBP £1,199
    NZD $2,635
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $147
    CAD $140
    AUD $140
    EUR €105
    GBP £79
    NZD $175
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Spice Trails of Kerala Summary

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Day 1 Kochi

As a centre for the spice trade for centuries, cosmopolitan Kochi has an intriguing mix of cultural influences from both the Indian continent and overseas.

Days 2-3 Munnar

The emerald-green hills, tranquil tea plantations, misty valleys and gushing rivers of Munnar are a world away from the busy cities of India.

Days 4-8 Kerala Trek

Kerala's Western Ghats are a walker's delight with magnificent scenery and stunning views over the region's tea plantations, rolling grasslands and craggy rock formations.

Day 9 Madurai

With incredible temple complexes and a recorded history going back to the 3rd century BC, Madurai has some wonderful buildings and heritage sites to discover.

Days 10-11 Thekkady/Periyar National Park

Periyar is an area of Kerala famed for its spice plantations and wildlife sanctuary, which is home to tigers and elephants, among other creatures, and beautiful scenery.

Day 12 Kerala Backwaters Houseboat

With numerous canals linking the countryside and being the gateway to the gorgeous Kerala backwaters, life in Alleppey centres around the water.

Day 13 Trikunnupazha

Beautifully set amidst the backwater canals, the tiny island of Trikunnupazha is a peaceful haven surrounded by coconut palms and rice paddies.

Day 14 Kochi

Kochi is a fascinating city made up of a number of islands and peninsulas, and its numerous attractions are best seen by rickshaw or boat.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,210
      CAD $2,100
      AUD $2,100
      EUR €1,580
      GBP £1,199
      NZD $2,635
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