2009 Spice of the South:15 day India Tour

2009 Spice of the South - 15 days

Explore the backwaters of Kerala aboard your private houseboat.

On this 15-day soujourn you will be transported back in time in the spice-trading port of Cochin, with its melting pot of cultural influences, lulled by the serene beauty of Kerala’s backwaters and thrilled by the game-spotting in the jungles of Periyar. The incense laden markets of Mysore, the fragrant tea plantations and hill forests of Munnar, and the colourful spires of the Sri Meenakshi Temple are sure to enchant as you discover the ‘Spice of the South’. 

Mysore, Nilgiri Hills, Madurai, Periyar National Park, Kerala Backwaters, Cochin.

Trip grading:
MODERATE 12 nights hotel accommodation, 1 night homestay and 1 night boat trip, all road transport by airconditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader (7 or more travellers) and local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 2 dinners.

What's included:
12 nights hotel accommodation, 1 overnight home-stay and 1 overnight boat trip, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader based on a minimum of seven travellers, local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily, five lunches and two dinners.

Tour Leader:
Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size:
15

     

Not Ready to go Home Yet? Our ‘Highlights of Rajasthan’ Small Group Journey is the perfect complement to this southern odyssey. You will get to know Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan’s windswept deserts, grand walled cities and national parks on this fantastic 14-day journey.
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Ask our Travellers:
"Southern India and the arrangements you put in place were marvelous. The guides and drivers could not have been more helpful, and the quality of their service and the accommodation more than exceeded our expectations." R. Scholefield - UK

Responsible Travel:
We’ve specially chosen your eco-resorts in Thekkady and Kumarakom because of their commitment to responsible travel. They grow their own organic food, plant indigenous medicinal plants and recycle on-site. They’re also, quite simply, wonderful places to stay.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

Full list

 
  • 13/01/2009 | Available
  • 27/01/2009 | Available
  • 17/02/2009 | Available
  • 24/02/2009 | Closed
  • 03/03/2009 | Available
  • 24/03/2009 | Available
  • 14/04/2009 | Available
  • 13/10/2009 | Available
 
 
 

Itinerary

  • Days 1 to 3     - Bangalore & Mysore 
  • Days 4 to 5     - Ooty & Palakkad 
  • Days 6 to 7     - Mannar
  • Days 8 to 9     - Madurai,  Periyar & Thekkady
  • Days 10 to 11 - Kumarakom
  • Day 12            - Kerala Backwaters
  • Days 13 to 15 - Cochin