South India: Explore Kerala
Slutdestination: Vypin Island
If the north of India offers brilliant fuschia and turquoise, its south offers the coolest, most luxuriant greens anywhere. This compact trip offers the perfect taste of Kerala's stunning tropical beauty. Stroll its beaches, ride in a canoe through its backwaters along quiet canals, explore southern palaces, and enjoy some of the country's most incredible flavours. Experience a part of India that's truly off the beaten path.
Minibus, houseboat, canoe, taxi, walking.
Hotels/resorts (6 nts).
Learn the true meaning of relaxation on a houseboat cruising Kerala's backwaters, discover how fishermen's nets can be an attraction in their own right, learn about spices with a local expert, drool over delicious South Indian cuisine with a cooking demonstration
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet with a Local Spice Expert, Kochi National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Family Home Meal Experience, Alleppey National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Visit Vembanad Wetlands Conservation Programme, Kumarakom. Arrival transfer. Walking tour of old Kochi. Kathakali cultural performance. Visit Tripunithura Hill Palace. Kumarakom canoe ride. Walking tour of the paddy fields and Chempu village. Houseboat day trip along the Kerala backwaters. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Kochi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.