New Year in Kerala 2018
Updated: Oct 24, 2018
New Year in Kerala 2018
December 29 - January 8
12 days in December 2018 during the festive season
Travel with a small group to Kerala, South India and enjoy backwaters, tropical weather, spiritual sites, cultural traditions, amazing food, inspiring landscapes and relaxation!
This is the best time of the year to travel to Kerala, when the tropical weather is around 32C. Beautiful unspoiled beaches lead to a warm clear sea; the gentle rolling of the houseboats along the backwaters is truly relaxing; the authentic ayurveda treatments help in soothing the spirit; the culture and spirituality of this ancient locality will absorb every single inch of our being.
NOTE: bookings NOW OPEN
ITINERARY New Year in Kerala – 2018
29 December – Arrive at Cochin Airport – pick up and drive to our Hotel in Kochi. Overnight stay, relaxing after the long flight, exchange currency and other local activities 30 December – Kochi sightseeing – Dutch Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets, etc 31 December -After breakfast, we are driving to the backwaters / Kumarakom. Evening: New Years Eve Gala Dinner (included) by the pool in our resort 1 January – Day at leisure, enjoying the backwaters, walking excursions to experience the authentic village life of farmers, fishermen, etc with a chance of visiting local fishermen village and local Temples and Churches – Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within our resort 2 - 3 January – Day at leisure, enjoying the backwaters – Visit the market town of Vaikom and its Mahadevi Temple – Optional / extra: boating on Lake Vembanad – Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within the resort. Other activites available in situ. [OPTIONAL: visit to the Kodanand Elephant Training Center where there is a sanctuary and we will have a chance to see the pachyderms bath] 4 January – In the morning around 12noon we are boarding a luxury Houseboat for a day excursion, enjoying the wildlife as we boat. (snacks and lunch included) . Around 4pm we will arrive at the market town of Alleppey – by bus we will drive to our beach resort nearby– check in and relax in hotel 5 January – Morning will be spent visiting Alleppey and doing some shopping. Mid afternoon we are driving to the nearby location of Mararikulam. Check in and relax in our beach resort
6 - 7 January – Relaxing days on the beach, with optional walking or bicycle excursions to experience the authentic village life of farmers, fishermen - ayurvedic treatments available within the resort 8 January – Early morning, drive to Cochin Airport to catch the return flight [based on Emirates / Etihad / Qatar]
2018 Price: €899 per person sharing – single room supplement not available
Please note: this is a land tour, flights are not included. Price include transport in a/c mini-bus, full sightseeing, taxes, petrol, tolls, accommodation in 3* & 4* type hotel on a B&B basis – excludes tips, extra activities and entrance to heritage sites.
NOTE: bookings for this trip are now OPEN
OPTIONAL: Extra 5 days extension visiting Munnar – €399
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