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South Indian Adventure Tour


11 Nights / 12 Days



Min Age


Day 1
From / to SubheadingArrive Cochin transfer to hotel, Afternoon Bicycle tour of Cochin ( 3 Hours )
Duration45 KMS/1 Hour 30 Mints
Accommodation cityKillians Fort Cochin
Meals includedNA
DescriptionOn Arrival at Cochin airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel where you are assisted with check in .The next day's plans are briefly reviewed and you are presented with your welcome package includes your travel documents.

Afternoon proceed for a 3 hours cycling tour of Cochin. After a short safety-briefing, you will start your cycling through the narrow lanes and spice markets moving towards Mattancherry. The architecture along the busy streets in this enclave is very clearly European, with fine houses built by wealthy British traders of the colonial era, and the Dutch cottages with split farmhouse doors. We have few surprise stops en-route which makes this a very exciting ride. After you reach Mattancherry, you will head to the Mattancherry Palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, which features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple-art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas or erstwhile kings of Kochi and showcasing a blend of colonial and Kerala architecture. After visiting the Palace, you could stroll through Jew Street and visit the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. Then, you resume cycling and move towards the Santa Cruz Basilica. This is a very attractive church constructed in the gothic style and was originally built by the Portuguese. From there you will pedal towards the Princess Street which has a quaint old-world charm to it. As you approach the end of the tour you arrive at the unique Chinese Fishing nets whose history and drama are remarkable. This tour is accompanying by an experienced Guide.
Day 2
From / to SubheadingMorning experience a short Tuk Tuk ride
Accommodation cityKillians Fort Cochin
Meals includedBreakfast, Lunch
DescriptionFun on three wheels... It certainly is. Rickshaws or Tuk Tuks are usually the daredevils of Indian roads. Loved and hated in equal measure, they are everyman’s mode of getting about. They whizz along the widest roads, and creep down the narrowest alleyways. So for a little bit of exploring the Keralan rural villages, the humble rickshaw becomes the chariot of choice.
Morning Proceed for a short TUK TUK ride. There will be a group safety briefing and a training ride to get used to the two-stroke peppy rides with help of our experienced team. The routes are carefully mapped out, the local interactive tasks are briefed– and the ride begins with toots of horns and hoots of laughter. Each rickshaw can seat up to 3 participants, the more daring may choose to drive, but it is not for the faint hearted. The route covers beach roads, fishermen villages and the backwaters. You will stop enroute the complete your tasks which would include learning to fish the local way, try out making the Kerala Appams ( traditional pancakes) and also joining in for a traditional Kerala meal on banana leaves.
The fun is in the discovery of each new skills your learned, and each one an experience – a ride to recall with wide smiles
Day 3
From / to SubheadingDrive to Alleppey backwaters and Experience kayaking through narrow canals.
Overnight stay at Kumarakom
Duration60 KMS 1 Hour 30 Mints
Accommodation cityLake song Kumarakom
Meals includedBreakfast
DescriptionAfter breakfast proceed to Alleppey backwaters for Kayaking experience. Explore a unique destination in a unique way. Kayak through the backwaters of Alleppey for an unparalleled view of life in Kuttanad. You have a great opportunity to see and enjoy the life along Kerala’s renowned backwaters as you paddle through the narrow canals, rivers and lakes that make up this fascinating network. It is no wonder that Alleppey is referred to as the Venice of the East.
Navigate through the narrow canals and serene rivers of this maze of a water world to understand the joys of simple living of the rustic population who live along the banks. After a short safety brief and donning the life-jacket, your backwater kayaking experience begins. Gossiping neighbours, women washing clothes, little children on their way to school, a spot of grocery shopping or the catch of the day – the drama of daily life unfolds here along the quietly flowing waters. As you continue kayaking through the Kuttanad backwaters the verdant canal-sides to reach the homestay, your store-house of memories will be replete. Your backwater kayaking tour now comes to an end. Drive to Kumarakom and check in to your waterfront resort. Evening you are at leisure to explore the activities at your resort.
Day 4
From / to SubheadingDrive to Thattekkad Adventure camp
Duration110 KMS/2 Hour 30 Mints
Accommodation cityKalypso adventure camp Thattekkad
Meals includedBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DescriptionAfter breakfast drive to Thattekkad adventure camp. Thattekkad, the foothills of the Western Ghats. The campsite is overlooks the Periyar river with the rainforests on the opposite bank. You get to explore Thattekkad, one of the Important Bird Areas (IBA) in India with nearly 300 species including most of the endemics identified in such a small geographical area.
Arrive camp by afternoon. The camp is set up specifically to cater to bird watchers from across the globe and other adventure travelers who want to explore the forests here. After check-in to tour tents, explore the river Periyar on kayaks with guides, for a memorable trip alongside the thick lowland forests of Thattekkad bird sanctuary. This is also a great way to spot some endemic birds. Return to camp for tea and refreshments. If time permits you could go for a plantation walk to explore the spice plantations near the camp. Reach back and freshen up before dinner. Food at the camp is ethnic and in keeping with best eco-tourism practices we employ locally, procure locally and support the local communities to earn a decent income from tourism. Overnight at the camp
Day 5
From / to SubheadingExplore the Rainforest and the foothills
Accommodation cityKalypso adventure camp Thattekkad
Meals includedBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DescriptionYou will wake up early with the sound of bird calls and after a hot cup of tea, you will go for a guided bird watching walk. This is a great opportunity to learn how to identify the endemic birds of South India. You will be back in camp for a hot breakfast. After a short break, you have a cycling tour to the hanging bridge planned for you. You will get to cycle along the rubber plantations and cross the Periyar river using the hanging bridge. You will stop at local tea shops to try out the freshly prepared morning snacks as you continue exploring the scenic foothills of the Western Ghats. You will be back in camp for a traditional Kerala lunch. Afternoon you are at Leisure.
Day 6
From / to SubheadingDrive to Munnar , Suryanelli adventure camp
Duration100 KMS / 3 Hours
Accommodation cityKalypso adventure camp Suryaneli Tented Accommodation
Meals includedBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DescriptionMorning drive to Munnar, Suryanelli adventure camp. The unique mountain system, a hub of endemism, enabling these mountain eco-system to be included as one of the 35 bio-diversity hot spots of the world. Located along the highest areas of this ancient mountain range is the tea town of Suryanelli near Munnar. Come with us and explore the hill ranges, they are unlike anything you have ever seen before.
Arrive at camp located at a very scenic location at Suryanelli, near Munnar. The camp overlooks the Western Ghats hill ranges and is at an altitude of more than 5000 feet, surrounded by tea gardens and cardamom forests. On arrival, there will be a safety brief about the camp followed by tent allocation. Afternoon, you would be taken for a 3-hour trek through cardamom reserve forest. This is a great opportunity to spot birdlife and reach the Pachapulkudi view point with a spectacular view of the Mathikettan Shola National Park. You continue the walk-through jeep trails and reach back camp by evening. Dinner will be served over the campfire in our gazebo. Overnight at the camp
Day 7
From / to SubheadingTrekking to the peak of Phantom head
Accommodation cityKalypso adventure camp Thattekkad Tented Accommodation
Meals includedBreakfast , Lunch , Dinner
DescriptionAfter an early breakfast you will be trekking to the peak of Phantom Head. This is a challenging 3 hour trek where you will be ascending 1000 feet to the summit. The Initial stretch of the trek is through tea plantations and later you will follow the narrow trails through eucalyptus plantations. On reaching the Phantom Head peak, you can get a panoramic view of Anaerangal Lake on one side and Meesapulimala – the second highest peak in Western Ghats on the other side. After a short break near the peak, you continue walking through the jeep trails back to the camp. Afternoon you are at leisure to explore the camp and surrounding areas.
Day 8
From / to SubheadingDrive to Thekkady
Duration110 KMS/3 Hours
Accommodation cityStay at Vanya Tree house
Meals includedBreakfast , Lunch , Dinner
DescriptionMorning drive to Periyar wildlife sanctuary. On arrival Check in to Vanya Tree house. Vanya is a tree house experience very different from the run of the mill Kerala tree house that one comes across. It is more than just a tree house, Vanya is a way of living. It is a lesson on the ways and means by which Mother Nature keeps us nourished and self-sufficient. We have tried to replicate the indigenous ways of living and habitation of those who lived in such a tree house in Kerala through Vanya. It is through such an experience that we believe that true nature lovers like you will find a deeper connect and a sense of belonging to the earth that we live in. Afternoon you are at Leisure.
Day 9
From / to SubheadingTiger trails – adventurous trekking and camping Programme ( 1 night 2 days )
Accommodation cityStay at Tent camp
Meals includedBreakfast , Lunch , Dinner
DescriptionAfter breakfast check out from Vanya and Proceed for Tiger trails adventurous trekking and camping Programme. Tiger Trail is an adventurous trekking and camping programme, is unique in being conducted by Periyar Tiger Reserve Forest Department and a team of rehabilitated poachers and tree cutters of the park (Ex Vayana EDC), hardy and dependable individuals with an intimate knowledge of the forest terrain. A maximum number of six tourists are taken at a time accompanied by five guides and one armed forest guard. Here, one may chance to encounter much indigenous wildlife like Nilgiri langur, giant squirrel, elephant and who knows, even the tiger! Normally, 20 to 35kms of trekking distance will be covered, depending on the route chosen.
The trek route passes through hills and valleys with a variety of tropical plans and wide open spaces. En route, vegetarian meals will be prepared and served and country tents will be pitched for holing up in the night. Remember to listen to unusual and strange adventure stories of the former poachers, now your guides and protectors of the forests.
Day 10
From / to SubheadingContinue tiger trails and back to Thekkady and overnight stay.
Accommodation cityGreenwoods Thekkady
Meals includedBreakfast
DescriptionContinue Tiger trails and afternoon arrive Thekkady and drive to Hotel and Overnight stay .
Day 11
From / to SubheadingDeparture transfer to Cochin airport
Duration200 KMS/4 Hours
Accommodation city
Meals includedBreakfast
DescriptionAfter breakfast departure transfer to Cochin airport
General Info
  • Traditional welcome on arrival
  • Accommodation in Double on the meal plan mentioned above
  • Transportation and sightseeing by Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary
  • meals as per the Itinerary
  • Monument entrance fee
  • Bottled water during sightseeing/excursions and other drives
  • All currently applicable taxes
  • Any item of personal nature like tips / porterages
  • Personal expense like telephone / laundry
  • Any optional activities / package trip not mentioned above
  • Any air / train fare
  • Expenses arises due to Harthals(Flash strikes), natural calamities
  • Delay in flight schedule or cancellation etc
  • Anything not mentioned above
Payment policyIf any specific to the itinerary (by default Lotus payment policy will be applied/displayed)
Cancellation policyIf any specific to the itinerary (by default Lotus cancellation policy will be applied/displayed)
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