This journey takes you through the heart of both the fascinating cultural history of these coastal towns, as well as the natural wonders found in the surrounding landscape.
You’ll begin in Kochi, also known as “Queen of the Arabian Sea” for its natural harbor. Soak in the cultural history via tours and performances before journeying onward into lush tea and spice plantations found in Munnar.
Next venture to the wilds of south India to Periyar Wildlife sanctuary and try your luck in sighting elephants, bison, deer, and occasional tiger. From here make your way to Kerala’s infamous backwaters to inhabit your very own houseboat, equipped with your own private chef that specializes in local delicacies. Finally, take off to the history-rich, sought-after beach destination of Goa.
Enjoy your stay in a truly special 200 year old property, with your host family, while exploring the sites and waves of Goa with a local guide.
South indian treasures - 12 DAYS
monday, november 1, 2021
Day 1: Arrive in Kochi International Airport (COK). You are met shortly after clearing immigrations and customs and chauffeured to the historic Burton Boatyard Hotel. Made-up of islands the culturally rich, Kochi is a natural harbor that sits on the Arabian Sea. Welcome to India!
Upon arrival into Kochi International Airport (COK) travelers are met and chauffeured to the architectural splendor of Fort Kochi.
The Brunton Boatyard was a former shipyard that enjoys an ideal setting that caters to some of the best amenities in this historic part of Kochi. After a total of 7-nights in Kerala our travelers fly to Goa from Kochi. Spend a relaxing 4-nights in Goa enjoying local sightseeing and relaxing before flying back home from the Goa International Airpot (GOI).
tuesday, november 2, 2021
Day 2: Enjoy a tour of the city after a leisurely breakfast. Find yourself exploring the city with your private guide before a lesson in cooking local cuisine that is followed by lunch. Return to the Burton Boatyard Hotel for a relaxing afternoon and witness a Kathakali dance performance this evening.
wednesday, november 3, 2021
Day 3: Journey to Munnar (4 hrs. drive) after breakfast. Located in the western Ghats Munnar is at 5,000 ft. above sea-level making it ideal for tea plantations. It’s forested foothills are also home to rare wildlife and lakes. You will be close to southern India’s highest mountain peak, Anaimudi that is a little under 9,000 ft. above sea-level. Stay the night at the Spice Tree. Set in the scenic heartland between the evergreen Kannan Devan Hills and Bison Valley Hills. Munnar’s SpiceTree is a mountain retreat with a level of personal care and attention for a luxurious stay in Munnar.
thursday, november 4, 2021
Day 4: After breakfast take a tour of the tea plantations, visit a museum, and part-take in some tea-tasting before returning to your hotel. For nature lovers there are also some endemic species of wildlife and birds to be found here. There is also an add on option of visiting the Eravikulam National Park for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
saturday, november 6, 2021
Day 6: Periyar Tiger Reserve boasts a variety of forests, marshes and aquatic habitats spread over 925 Kms. Together they constitute the abode of a great variety of wildlife that include 62 species of mammals, 320 species of birds, 27 species of amphibians, 45 species of reptiles and 38 species of fish.
monday, november 8, 2021