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Dining On The Deck Of Discovery


Dining On The Deck Of Discovery

Malabar Luxury Tour Of Kerala

Malabar Luxury Tour Of Kerala

12 Days

 

01 Depart UK  
02 Arrive Cochin
  • Relax On Arrival At Cochin
  • Kathakali Dance Performance
03 Cochin
  • Sightseeing At Fort Cochin
04 Kottayam
  • Relax At The Kanam Spice Estate
05 Kottayam
  • Lakshmi The Tame Elephant At Kanam
06 Kumarakom
  • Relax At Vembanad Lake
07 Kumarakom
  • Relax At Vembanad Lake
08 The Backwaters
  • Overnight Cruise On The Backwaters
09 Marari
  • Drop Off At Marari
10 Beach  
11 Beach  
12 Beach  
13 Beach  
14

Depart Cochin

Arrive UK

  • Transfer To Airport

 

This Is A Private Tour With Your Own Vehicle And Driver-Guide

When To Go: July - April

Malabar Luxury Tour Of Kerala

A Relaxed Luxury Holiday In Kerala

 

Cochin and the Kerala backwaters has a lovely collection of luxurious boutique hotels ranging from converted colonial mansions to retreats in the midst of spice plantations and idyllic waterways that are ideal for spending a holiday with an emphasis on relaxation.

 

The Malabar House at Cochin is full of character and is located in the heart of historic Fort Cochin - perfect for a few days of relaxation upon your arrival in Kerala. Serenity is a marvelous colonial spice-plantation mansion in the foothills of the Western Ghats that provides exceptional service in a beautiful natural setting. 

 

Privacy at Sanctuary Bay is probably the most exclusive private retreat in Kerala with a supremely beautiful setting on the banks of Lake Vembanad.

 

An overnight boat journey on the unique and luxurious Discovery Cruise Boat through a series of scenic backwaters will be the highlight of any visit to Kerala.

 

The exclusive Marari Beach Resort is a mere 40 minutes from Sanctuary Bay. It is probably the most chic beach property in Kerala and is a perfect choice for those seeking ultimate peace and quiet on a deserted beach. 

 

Recommended For: Anyone who wishes to have a totally relaxing holiday in Kerala while staying at exceptionally luxurious boutique hotels. Highly recommended for Honeymooners.

Bedroom At The Malabar House

Bedroom At The Malabar House 

 

Visiting Elephant at the Malabar House

Visiting Elephant at the Malabar House

 

Serenity At Kanam Estate

Serenity At Kanam Estate

 

Kanam Estate

Kanam Estate

 

Privacy At Sanctuary Bay

Privacy At Sanctuary Bay

 

Delightful Backwater Near Kumarakom

Delightful Backwater Near Kumarakom

 

Backwaters of Kumarakom

Backwaters of Kumarakom

 

Discovery Cruise Boat

Discovery Cruise Boat

 

Interior Of Garden Villa At Marari

Interior Of Garden Villa At Marari 

Day 01 - Depart UK

Depart UK – Overnight flight.

 

Day 02 - Cochin 

Relax On Arrival At Cochin

Relax on arrival at your luxury boutique hotel at Fort Cochin, inside the historic quarter of the city. 

 

Kathakali Dance Performance

The evening can be spent if you wish, attending a performance of Kerala’s world famous Kathakali Dance.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

Boutique Hotel: The Malabar House

 

Day 03 - Cochin 

Guided Tour Of Old Fort Cochin

The narrow Old World streets of Fort Cochin contain mansions of former spice merchants, many of which are now exclusive hotels such as The Old Harbour Hotel, Koder House, The Malabar House and Trinity. These are considered to be the best boutique hotels in India.

 

A guide can take you on a sightseeing tour that includes The Mattancherry Palace (1555) with lovely frescoes and murals and the Pardesi Synagogue (1568) in the Old Jewish Quarter of Cochin, although the once thriving Jewish community has reduced to a handful of families.

 

The bizarre Chinese Fishing Nets are just a short walk away from the Parade Ground and St Francis Church (1503) built by the Portuguese.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

Boutique Hotel: The Malabar House

 

Day 04 - Kottayam 

Serenity At Kanam Estate 

Kanam Estate has a beautiful old plantation house with a handful of rooms sitting on a small hilltop with breathtaking views over the Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

Boutique Hotel: Serenity At Kanam Estate

 

Day 05 - Kottayam 

Serenity exudes charm, peace and style with immaculate service. A swimming pool is encircled by jungle and Lakshmi the resident elephant can be fed on bananas and sugar cane. The surrounding rubber and spice plantations, papaya trees and pepper vines, create a thoroughly tropical feel.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

Boutique Hotel: Serenity At Kanam Estate

 

Day 06 - Kumarakom 

Privacy is the ultimate stylish ‘backwater’ retreat. Lying on the palm-fringed shores of Lake Vembanad it consists of two heritage bungalows that are decked out with art works, colourful fabrics and period furniture.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

Boutique Hotel: Privacy At Sanctuary Bay

 

Day 07 - Kumarakom 

Relax At Privacy 

Privacy comes with its own chef who will prepare delicious meals, based on local Travancore, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. You can explore the surrounding coconut groves and small villages by bicycle and take gentle boat rides on the lake and in the maze of inland canals. Or simply sit on the verandah, watching life on the lake unfolding silently before you.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

Boutique Hotel: Privacy At Sanctuary Bay

 

Day 08 - Backwaters 

Discovery Cruise Boat 

Discovery promises ultimate luxury for guests and a unique onboard experience. Unlike the conventional houseboats, dual electric motors ensure a smooth cruise which is completely non-polluting. The lower deck cabin bedroom and living rooms are tastefully done up with comfortable queen sized beds and designer sofas. The bathroom has 24 hour running hot water. 

 

1 Night Vembanad Magic Cruise – Private Cruise

Boarding at 12 noon from Privacy, you will cruise through Lake Vembanad. Sample the unique experience of cruising along small villages, clusters of islands and the life on the water. There are many stunning sights en route including temples, dance displays, backwater farms and bustling markets.

(Longer 2 or 3 Night Cruises are also possible)

 

DAY 09 – Day 13 - To Kerala’s Beaches 

Discovery will return to the jetty at Privacy about 10 am next day.

Beach Stay At Marari Beach resort  

Marari Beach Resort is the ultimate Indian coastal hideaway. The ethnic styled villas with thatched roofs have soothing interiors. You can relax in a hammock under a palm tree or take a walk on the soft white sands of a deserted beach with only a few local fishermen for company. The cuisine is some of the best in Kerala with a vast selection of seafood, Syrian Christian delicacies and glorious desserts. 

NOTE: You can choose as many beach nights as you require.

 

Day 14 - Depart Kerala

Daytime flights arrive back in UK the same day.

Malabar Luxury Tour Of Kerala

Room And Breakfast (Rice Boat: Full Board)
Based On 2 Persons Sharing Room

 

SUMMER: 01/05 – 30/09 WINTER: 01/10– 30/04

 

FEATURED TOUR – LAND HOLIDAY ONLY
  SUMMER 2015 WINTER 2015
LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS £866 PP £1082 PP

 

FEATURED TOUR - WITH FLIGHT PACKAGE (LHR)
  SUMMER 2015 WINTER 2015
LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS £1405 PP £1602 PP

 

*Based On Lowest Non – Peak Period Airfares

 

FLIGHTS AND AIRFARES TO KERALA

INCLUDES

  • Private tour of Kerala in an air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver.
  • All entry fees for places of interest as described in itinerary including The Discovery Cruise Boat Journey.
  • Services of local English speaking guide at Cochin.

 

OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS

  • Children under 6 years of age sharing parents bed are given this tour FREE OF CHARGE!!
  • Special rates available for 2 adults and 1 child sharing triple room.
  • Discounts available for families and groups.
  • Flight and accommodation supplements may apply at peak periods.

 

TAILOR MADE ALTERATIONS

  • You are welcome to suggest changes or alterations such as a more relaxed tour with fewer activities, additional nights at places that may interest you.
  • Tell us about any special interests and we will incorporate them in to your tour schedule.

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