Traditional houseboat

8 day itinerary

Classic Kerala Tour

Beaches, boats and backwaters

Combine Kerala's historic fishing towns, charming tea plantations and the peaceful beauty of the backwaters with this tour and choose to have a privately escorted tour or choose to enjoy the company of other like-minded holiday makers and opt for a small group tour. Admire stunning scenery of the tea plantations in Munnar, take hike to spot wildlife and the exotic flora and fauna in Periyar, before relaxing and cruising the back water labyrinth's of Kerala. All the while experiencing the culture of southern India, and enjoy an exciting houseboat stay.

Tour departure dates Private tours depart daily.

Group tours depart on the following dates:

2017 departure dates:

05 November 2017

2018 departure dates:

07 January 2018, 04 February 2018, 01 April 2018, 06 May 2018, 03 June 2018, 01 July 2018, 05 August 2018, 02 September 2018, 07 October 2018, 04 November 2018

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Experiencing Cochin's fort and harbour
  • Munnar's tea plantations
  • Hiking Periyar in search of wildlife, flora and fauna.
  • Staying overnight on a houseboat
  • Cruising the canals and lakes of Allepey
  • Enjoy an Ayurvedic massage

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

8 days
Guide Price
€1,829 per person
Price based on
Based on May 2019, departure from Dublin, meal basis as per itinerary.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Private or Group basis, Escorted
  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year)
  • Meals included as stated.
  • Air-conditioned transport as listed.
  • Services of a qualified English-speaking guide.
  • Airport assistance and transfers.
  • All site entrance fees while touring as appropriate.
  • International flights.
Not included
  • Visa fees.
  • Airport departure taxes.
  • Beverages during meals.
  • Tips for the driver/guide.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Kerala

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore Cochin's harbour
    • Cultures and sites of Cochin
    • Periyar wildlife
    • Cruise the tranquil backwaters of Kerala
    • Spend a night on a houseboat
  • Munnar

    Itinerary Highlights

    • High passes and tight roads
    • Plenty of photo opportunities
    • Tea plantations
    • Beautiful scenery
    • Tea museum