An exclusive journey into the lives of Kerela’s most extraordinary women.

10 Nights | 11 Days

Destinations include Cochin, Munnar, Pala, Kumarakom, Alleppey and Marari.

Destination

Kerala Women Exclusive.

Dates

End March – End November 2019

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ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrival at Cochin Airport, transfer and check in at your hotel in Cochin (Bed and breakfast).

Day 2: Cochin: Cochin sightseeing with Ajita, Paper Trail visit with Diwia and a cooking lesson with the legendary Nimmy Paul. Overnight at your hotel in Cochin (Bed and breakfast). 

Day 3: Cochin: ‘Memory of Clay Workshop’ at Clayfingers Pottery. Meet the handloom weavers of Chendamangalam. Overnight at your hotel in Cochin (Bed and breakfast).

Day 4: Breakfast and check out at your hotel in Cochin. Transfer and check in at your hotel in Munnar. Visit the Tea Museum and Tea Plantation. Overnight at your hotel in Munnar (Bed and breakfast).

Day 5: Munnar. Tea Plantation Trek on the ridges of Western Ghats and Eastern Slopes. Visit the differently-abled at DARE (rehabilitating mentally and physically challenged children of plantation workers in Munnar). Overnight at your hotel in Munnar (Bed and breakfast).

Day 6: Munnar. Breakfast and check out at your hotel in Munnar. Drive to Kumarakom via Pala (5 hrs). Check in at Philipkutty’s Farm. Dinner and overnight at Philip Kuty’s Farm (Full board).

Day 7: Kumarakom at Philip Kutty’s Farm. Valam canal cruise. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Optional activities include, bird-watching, fishing and the art of sari. Dinner and overnight at Philipkuty’s Farm. (Full board).

Day 8: Kumarakom. Check out at Philip Kutty’s Farm. Embark you private houseboat. Backwater cruise. Dinner and overnight on your houseboat. 

Day 9: Kumarakom Houseboat. Sunrise cruise and breakfast. Proceed to Alleppey – part driving, part walking though the Gujarati quarter, the canal banks and an old wholesale market. Drive to Marari Beach Resort. Overnight at Marari (Bed and breakfast).

Day 10: Marari. Visit one of the successful ‘Kudumbashree Units’ – a Poverty Eradication and Women Empowerment Programme, implemented by the State Poverty Eradication Mission of the Government of Kerala. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon at Leisure. Join a yoga class to master your breath in the evening. Overnight at Marari (Bed and breakfast).

Day 11: Breakfast and check out at Marari. Drive to Cochi. Last-minute shopping. Transfer to Cochin Airport. Depart.

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THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at all hotels mentioned or similar;
  • Breakfast at all places and meals as per mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Local English Speaking Guides for the sightseeing of Cochin and Munnar;
  • Ticket for the Kathakali Dance show in Cochin;
  • Henna painting session in Fort Kochi;
  • Paper craft at workshop with Diwia;
  • Interactive Cooking demo with dinner in Cochin;
  • Workshop at Clay Fingers Pottery;
  • Guided plantation trek in Munnar;
  • A Tea factory visit in Munnar;
  • Plantation visit with lunch at Kuruvinakunnel Tharavadu;
  • Walking tour of Alleppey by The Preserve Alleppey Society;
  • Entrance charges at the monuments as mentioned in the Itinerary;
  • Transportation as per itinerary by chauffeur driven air conditioned large car;
  • Assistance on arrival and departure;
  • All currently applicable taxes;
  • Return flights to and from Johannesburg – Cochin, India (SA Travellers);
  • Travel insurance: Leisure standard (SA Travellers).
Tour Cost

SOUTH AFRICAN TRAVELLERS:

TWIN / SHARING: ZAR 59,745.95 (Incl. flights and travel insurance)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: ZAR 65,041.70 (Incl. flights and travel insurance)

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS:

TWIN / SHARING = US€2148.54 (Excl. flights and travel insurance)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: = US€2457.93 (Excl. flights and travel insurance)