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Kerala Beaches & Backwaters

7 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-39

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Kochi
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kochi/Alleppey 
Explore the Jewish Quarter before continuing to Alleppey. Experience local life at a homestay, and enjoy a guided walk along the lagoon. (1L, 1D)

Day 3 Alleppey/Kollam 
Explore the backwaters and its unique ecosystem on a ferry cruise. Transfer to Kollam. (1B, 1L)

Day 4 Kollam/Varkala
Enjoy lots of free time to explore the town, get treated by local healers, or visit the Varkala Temple.

Day 5 Varkala
Spend time wandering the peaceful gardens of an ashram devoted to Kerala's most eminent spiritual and social reformer and the mystical Janardhana Swamy Temple, or just head to the beach to relax and watch the Arabian Sea.

Day 6 Varkala/Kochi
Return to Kochi. Take an orientation walk to Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, and the Chinese fishing nets. Opt to take in a local Kathakali dance performance.

Day 7 Kochi
Depart at any time.
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All This Included
Watch the sunset through the fishing nets of Kochi, stretch out on white-sand beaches, drift through the tranquil backwaters, and rise at dawn to see the sunrise. This seven-day tour offers a quick introduction to the diversity of south India. Unwind with some yoga in your free time. Meet the locals and spend the night with a local family on a tour that's all about authentic cultural experience.
  • Your Local Living Moment: Alleppey Homestay, Alleppey
  • Orientation walks in Alleppey, Kollam, and Fort Kochi
  • Kerala boat tour
  • Morning ferry cruise on Alleppey's backwaters
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt).
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Bus, boat, taxi, tuk-tuk
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Highlights
  • Relax in the calm backwaters
  • Experience a local homestay
  • Chill out on quiet beaches
  • Explore ecosystems aboard an Alleppey ferry cruise
  • Sample South Indian cuisine.
Accommodations
Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (5 nts)
Homestay (1 nt)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
For G Adventures terms and conditions, please click here.

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