Kerala: Beaches & Backwaters

1N Kochi , 1N Alleppey , 1N Kollam , 2N Varkala and 1N Kochi
7 days

From

US$ 502

per person

Operated by G Adventures

About the tour

Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt). with Room Only Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Theuvoram Women Empowerment Project, Alleppey Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Local Living Moment: Alleppey Homestay, Alleppey Your Big Night Out Moment: Kochi Nightlife, Kochi. Orientation walks in Alleppey, Kollam, and Fort Kochi. Kerala boat tour. Morning ferry cruise on Alleppey's backwaters. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt). with All MealsSimple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt). with BreakfastSimple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt). with Room OnlySimple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt). with Room Only

Highlights

  • Relax in the calm backwaters, experience a local homestay, chill out on quiet beaches, explore ecosystems aboard an Alleppey ferry cruise, sample South Indian cuisine.

Meals

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation

Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (5 nts), homestay (1 nt).

Included in the price

Kochi

  • Your Local Living Moment: Alleppey Homestay, Alleppey
  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Theuvoram Women Empowerment Project, Alleppey
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Kochi Nightlife, Kochi. Orientation walks in Alleppey, Kollam, and Fort Kochi. Kerala boat tour. Morning ferry cruise on Alleppey's backwaters. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Kochi

  • Arrive at any time and welcome to the port city of Kochi, known for its unique fishing nets, artsy cafes, and tasty seafood.
  • Get to know your fellow travellers in the seaside neighbourhood of Fort Kochi. Stroll along the tropical backwaters and capture a group photo in the stunning scenery. Pick the best looking spot and cheers to new adventures and friends!

Day 2: Kochi/alleppey

Travel to Alleppey, a golden streak of land woven with rivers, lakes, lagoons, and canals. Enjoy an empowering lunch before checking out the island along the lagoon with a local guide and learn about the way of life here. Settle into a homestay and get to know your hosts.

Day 3: Alleppey/kollam

Explore the unique ecosystem of Alleppey backwaters on a morning ferry cruise. Afterward, travel down the coast by bus to the port city of Kollam. On arrival, choose to relax on the beach, climb Thangassery Light House, or peruse the nightlife.

Day 4: Kollam/varkala

Note that Kollam Harbour is closed to visitors May through June.

Day 5: Varkala

Choose your own adventure today, exploring Varkala solo or with your new friends. Spend time wandering the peaceful gardens of an ashram devoted to Kerala's most eminent spiritual and social reformer at the mystical Janardhana Swamy Temple. Or head to the beach and relax while watching the Arabian Sea with a drink in hand.

Day 6: Varkala/kochi

Return to Kochi by train and take an orientation walk visiting Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, and the Jewish Quarter with curio shops and a synagogue more than 400-years-old. In the late afternoon, continue to wander the streets or opt to catch a traditional Kathakali dance performance. For your big night out as a group, immerse yourself in the exciting Kochi nightlife. Enjoy a drink on us and reminisce about the life-changing adventures you've shared.

Day 7: Kochi

Today is departure day, but do not fear, there is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Hug your new friends, exchange contacts, and depart at any time.

Starting from

US$ 502

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