Places Visited: Cochin, Thattekad, Munnar, Periyar National Park, Alleppey, Varkala
We were among the very first operators to offer group tours to Kerala, way back in the early 1990s, and continue to devise the most innovative and compelling itineraries on the market – as this tour vividly demonstrates. Designed for the active traveller looking to experience not merely the main sights, but some authentic, offbeat ones as well, it takes you from the coast to the mountains and back via a birding safari by kayak on the Periyar River, an ascent of the region’s second highest peak, a couple of nights at remote tea plantation only accessible for 4WD, and a wildlife trek in the forests of the interior led by a tribal tracker.
You’ll also get to enjoy the state’s more conventional tourist experiences, such as a rice boat cruise in the backwaters and a sunset jaunt around Cochin harbour. And as with all our Group Tours, accommodation is never less than luxurious, and superb value for money.