Kerala Backwater & Andaman Island

The private tour will begin in Cochin a metropolitan port city in Kerala. Explore lush green natural land of Kerala visit tea estate, learn spice plantation, indulge in wildlife safari & embark on backwater cruise. Fly to Port Blair capital of Andaman & Nicobar Island which house Cellular Jail. From here head to Neil & Havelock Island offering miles long virgin beaches and water sport activities. Private transport, local guide, ferry transfers & monuments entrances are part of our package price.

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$2,851

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Duration

15 days

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  • What's included :
    • 14x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 14 nights
    • 14 Nights accommodation in selected category of hotels
    • Deluxe air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.
    • Monuments entrances of sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary.
    • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide).
    • Ferry ticket for island transfer.
    • Entry/Admission - Kerala Kathakali Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Mattupetty Dam
    • Entry/Admission - Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Ramakkalmedu
    • Entry/Admission - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Entry/Admission - Elephant Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Andaman Plantations & Development Corporation Pvt Ltd, North Bay
    What's excluded :
    • Any air fare
    • Camera charges at monuments
    • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
    • Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
    • Or anything not mentioned above.

  • Day 1: Arrive Cochin

    Stop At: Kerala Kathakali Centre, near Santa Cruz Basilica K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
    On arrival at Cochin airport assistance and transfer to hotel. In the evening, enjoy the Kathakali Dance, one of India's most famous Classical dances with lavish costumes, exotic makeup & Masks intensifying the beauty of the dancer’s intricate moments.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 2: Cochin - Munnar (140kms/ 4hrs)

    Stop At: Fort Kochi, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
    Breakfast at hotel, city tour of the Cochin. Visit Fort Cochin famous for Chinese fishing nets, scenic beaches and architectural style of ancient buildings. At St. Frances Church see the town of Vasco da Gama. The Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568 in the old part of Mattancherry Town, one of the oldest lively synagogues. Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace which has an incomparable collection of huge Kerala Temple murals, exhibits & portraits. You may also visit the famous Hill Palace Museum, the largest archaeological and heritage museum in Kerala. Bolgatty Palace the oldest living Dutch palaces outside Holland, now converted into a heritage hotel. Willingdon Island a man-made island created in 1933 with wonderful walkways and jetty’s.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Pass By: Munnar, Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala
    Afternoon drive to Munnar, check in at hotel. During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year make it the favorite tourist places. The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range expose its beauty.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 3: Munnar

    Pass By: Munnar, Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala
    After breakfast, visit to Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.

    Stop At: Mattupetty Dam, Munnar Top Station Highway, Munnar 685616 India
    Mattupetty dam and its reservoir, this concrete gravity dam is built between the hill ranges and it is used mainly for water storage for hydroelectric projects.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, Munnar India
    Eravikulam National Park, The Nilgiri Tahr can be observed at close quarters here. This park established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiri Ibex) is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world. Mattupedi Dairy Farm, famous for the Indo-Swiss Farm, this is a highly specialized dairy farm which comes under Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. Echo Point, go there and scream as loud as you can and wait for a minute. You can hear your echo back!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms/ 3hrs)

    Stop At: Ramakkalmedu, Idukki India
    Breakfast at hotel drive to Thekkady en-route stop at Ramakkalmedu. The place gets its name from the impressions of the feet found on the rock surface here, which is believed to be of Rama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, as told in the Indian epic Ramayana. Ramakkalmedu is noted for its hills and also for the panoramic and picturesque views of villages in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, which is towards the eastern side of the Western Ghats. A noticeably tall, pillar-like rocky structure, about 300 m high and facing east is another attraction here.
    It is one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can also find here a wind farm generating electricity, which is an undertaking of the Government of Kerala. Other attractions in-and-around Ramakkalmedu include places like Frog Rock, Turtle Rock and the highest twin-statue in Kerala; called Kuravan and Kurathi.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Thekkady, Thekkady, Idukki District, Kerala
    Continue drive to Thekkady check in at hotel. Afterwards take a spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. You could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Rest time free and easy to relax.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 5: Thekkady - Kumarakom (140kms/ 4hrs)

    Stop At: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily, Thekkady India
    Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. Nestled between the Cheruthoni and Periyar rivers Wildlife Sanctuary is blessed with the most diverse flora and fauna. The sanctuary has a gorgeous lake that is perfect for romantic boat rides. The tropical evergreen and deciduous forests teeming with elephants, bison, sambar deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tiger and wild boar along with various species of snake including cobras, vipers, kraits and many non-poisonous snakes is a wildlife lover’s dream. A variety of birds such as grey jungle fowl, Malabar grey hornbill, woodpeckers and bulbuls also have found a home in this sanctuary.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Kumarakom, Kumarakom, Kottayam District, Kerala
    Afternoon drive to Kumarakom check in a backwater resort.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 6: Kumarakom – Alleppey (Backwaters sailing boat to Alleppey)

    Pass By: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha India
    Breakfast at hotel, transfer to boat jetty to board houseboat and sail to Alleppey through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. While sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals, the panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets the reminiscent of our past trade links are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats. The Houseboats have generated electricity, sitting cum dining area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded kitchen with a Chef, and Driver. Lunch, Dinner and overnight in houseboat.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 7: Alleppey – Cochin (75kms/ 2hrs) / Cochin - Port Blair (flight)

    Pass By: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
    After breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin airport to board flight for Port Blair.

    Pass By: Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    On arrival at Port Blair airport assistance and transfer to hotel. Afternoon proceed to visit Corbyn’s Cove beach the only beach in city of Port Blair. In the evening proceed to attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 8: Port Blair - Neil Island (by scheduled ferry)

    Pass By: Neil Island, Neil Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the jetty to board the Govt ferry to Neil Island. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel check in. Set out for a sightseeing trip to Laxmanpur Beach and Bharatpur. Rest time to relax on the beach.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 9: Neil Island

    Pass By: Neil Island, Neil Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    Breakfast at hotel, day free and easy to relax on the beach.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 10: Neil Island - Havelock (by scheduled ferry)

    Pass By: Havelock Island, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the jetty to board board boat for Havelock. On arrival transfer to hotel check in. Rest time to relax and unwind on the beach.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 11: Havelock

    Pass By: Havelock Island, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    Breakfast at hotel. Car will report at 0700hrs and please ensure you are ready as the boat will leave at 0830hrs.

    Stop At: Elephant Beach, Sh 4, Havelock Island 744211 India
    Embark on the most memorable trip for blue shallow waters and the perfect spot for beginner snorkelers. The boat goes right up to the beach and it’s so easy to sports activity (water activities at extra cost).

    It’s also a great place to just spend the day lying on the beach and relaxing. The beach is very scenic with fallen trees and white sand giving the photographer some interesting shots. The reef here starts very close to shore at a depth of about 1 metre. The large reef is mostly made up of hard coral and has plenty of marine life.
    The trip may be changed to light house subject to weather conditions and visibility) (Do note that in case guest is delayed for Elephant Beach No Refund will be offered if the boat has left)
    Duration: 4 hours

    Pass By: Elephant Beach, Sh 4, Havelock Island 744211 India
    Note : Havelock Island Boat Owners Association is currently providing complimentary snorkeling activity at Elephant beach for 5 minutes. However activity will be subject to operational rules of the Havelock Island

    Boat Owners Association as may be in force at the actual time of travel or as may be notified by the Administration, and is further subject to weather conditions.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 12: Havelock

    Pass By: Havelock Island, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    Breakfast at hotel, day free and easy to relax on the beach.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 13: Havelock - Port Blair (by scheduled ferry

    Pass By: Havelock Island, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    Breakfast at hotel transfer to Havelock Jetty to board ferry for Port Blair. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 14: Port Blair

    Stop At: Andaman Plantations & Development Corporation Pvt Ltd, North Bay, North Bay, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744107, India
    Breakfast at hotel. 0900hrs depart from Water Sports complex in a boat to see under- water marine life and varieties of corals at North Bay. After North Bay (Snorkeling and Glass Bottom boat at extra cost), proceed to Ross Island (Wednesday Closed), the erstwhile capital of Port Blair during the British regime. The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Chief Commissioner House, Government House, Church, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool, Cemetery, etc. all in dilapidated condition. Evening at leisure.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 15: Port Blair - Departure

    Pass By: Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kochi Airport, Kochi (Cochin) India
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Price Using 4 Star Hotel 4/1/2021 - 9/20/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    10/1/2021 - 3/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2022 - 9/30/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Price Using 5 Star Hotel 4/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    10/1/2021 - 3/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2022 - 9/30/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Price Using 3 Star Hotel 4/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    10/1/2021 - 3/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2022 - 9/30/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Infant seats available
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Agora Voyages OPC Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-135633P569

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