New Year in Kerala
12 days in December 2018 during the festive season
Travel with a small group to Kerala, South India and enjoy backwaters, tropical weather, spiritual sites, cultural traditions, amazing food, inspiring landscapes and relaxation!
This is the best time of the year to travel to Kerala, when the tropical weather is around 32C. Beautiful unspoiled beaches lead to a warm clear sea; the gentle rolling of the houseboats along the backwaters is truly relaxing; the authentic ayurveda treatments help in soothing the spirit; the culture and spirituality of this ancient locality will absorb every single inch of our being.
29 Dec – Arrive at Cochin Airport – pick up and drive to our Hotel in Kochi. Overnight stay, relaxing after the long flight, exchange currency and other local activities.
30 Dec – Kochi sightseeing – Dutch Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets, etc
31 Dec – After breakfast, we are driving to the backwaters / Kumarakom. Evening: New Years Eve Gala Dinner (included) by the pool in our resort
1 Jan – Day at leisure, enjoying the backwaters, walking excursions to experience the authentic village life of farmers, fishermen, etc with a chance of visiting local fishermen village and local Temples and Churches – Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within our resort
2 Jan – Day at leisure, enjoying the backwaters – Visit the market town of Vaikom and its Mahadevi Temple – Optional / extra: boating on Lake Vembanad – Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within the resort
3 Jan – In the morning we board around 12.30am a luxury Houseboat for a day excursion, enjoying the wildlife as we boat. Night on the houseboat – all meals included.
4 Jan – In the morning we will arrive in Alleppey and by bus we will drive to our beach resort in Mararikulam – check in and relax in hotel – Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within the resort.
5 Jan – A relaxing day on the beach, with optional walking or bicycle excursions to experience the authentic village life of farmers, fishermen, etc.
6 Jan – After breakfast, we are visiting the market town of Alleppey – rest of the day at leisure
7 Jan – After breakfast, we are driving back to Kochi – optional visit to the Kodanand Elephant Training Center where there is a sanctuary and we will have a chance to see the pachyderms bath.
8 Jan – Early morning, drive to Cochin Airport to catch the return flight / onward destination
2018 Price: €899 per person sharing – Single Supplement – not available
2018 Extension : add 5 days on the hill station of Munnar for €399
NOTE: bookings now open
2019 DATES: 29 December to 8 January 2020 – bookings now open
Please note: this is a land tour, flights are not included. Price includes transport in a/c mini-bus, full sightseeing, taxes, petrol, tolls, accommodation in 3 & 4 stars hotels & resorts on a B&B basis, New Year’s Party and lunch on the houseboat. It excludes tips, optional activities, extras and ticket entrances to sites.
In the hotels and resorts there will be a possibility of having an ayurveda treatment and a consultation with an ayurveda doctor
Extensions available to other locations – Himalaya, Delhi, North India & the Taj Mahal – and more – Contact Us for more information or fill in the form at the bottom of the page
Below, some of the hotels and resorts where we are staying
NOTE: bookings for December 2018, now open!
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