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5 Days Cycle, Trek & Houseboat Kerala Tour provided by Travel XS - Cochin

5 Days Cycle, Trek & Houseboat Kerala Tour

5 Days Cycle, Trek & Houseboat Kerala Tour
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Cycle, Trek & Houseboat Kerala Tour is a 5 days trip start with a cycle tour of Fort Kochi, exploring the Jew Town and goes through the highest regions of the Western Ghats. The Suryanelli Treks are such a trek through forest and tea plantations of the Western Ghats. In this trek you will explore the tribal villages, variety of plantations, peaks and different terrains. Later car transfer to Alleppey to board private Houseboat stay.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Day : 01 Arrive Cochin You will be greeted by our representative and transfer to your hotel in Fort Kochi. After a short safety brief by your guide, lets start cycling through the narrow lanes and Spice market towards Mattancherry. After reaching Mattancherry, we will head for the local visits at Mattancherry Palace known as the Dutch Palace, features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. After visiting the Palace we will stroll through the Jew Street and visit the oldest active synagogue. Then we will continue our cycling towards The Santa Cruz Basilica. This is a very attractive church made in gothic style, which was originally built by Portuguese. From there proceed towards the Princes Street, Chinese Fishing nets and St. Francis Church. Day : 02 Cochin to Suryanelli Drive to Suryanelli, after lunch by 3.30 pm. If you are adventurous enough, a climb to the Phantom’s Head will be an ever remembered walk a top the tallest feature nearby. The high point will always be the sunset, trek to Phantom head peak to see the spectacular sunset over the Papathy Shola and famed Anaerangal lake is ever forgettable. After sunset we will walk back to the camp through tea plantations. Highlights – Mimosa trees, Tea plantations and grass lands Day : 03 Suryanelli You can also visit to a lemongrass oil extraction centre and cardomn drying unit, we will walk through (Butterfly Forest – so named for the mass migration of butterflies in October & November). The hills come alive to the morning sun. Today you also have a chance to visit the tribal village of the muduvans – a tribe who have for centuries colonized the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. Their peculiar habit of carrying their children on their backs have earned them their name as muduvans or the ‘back people’. Highlights – walk though cardomn plantaions, eucalyptus plantations and lemongrass Day : 04 Suryanelli to Alleppey (190 Km / 5 h) Drive Alleppey to embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Day : 05 Alleppey to Cochin Airport (85 Km / 2.5 h) Departure transfer to Cochin airport for onward flight.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Day : 01 Arrive Cochin You will be greeted by our representative and transfer to your hotel in Fort Kochi. After a short safety brief by your guide, lets start cycling through the narrow lanes and Spice market towards Mattancherry. After reaching Mattancherry, we will head for the local visits at Mattancherry Palace known as the Dutch Palace, features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. After visiting the Palace we will stroll through the Jew Street and visit the oldest active synagogue. Then we will continue our cycling towards The Santa Cruz Basilica. This is a very attractive church made in gothic style, which was originally built by Portuguese. From there proceed towards the Princes Street, Chinese Fishing nets and St. Francis Church. Day : 02 Cochin to Suryanelli Drive to Suryanelli, after lunch by 3.30 pm. If you are adventurous enough, a climb to the Phantom’s Head will be an ever remembered walk a top the tallest feature nearby. The high point will always be the sunset, trek to Phantom head peak to see the spectacular sunset over the Papathy Shola and famed Anaerangal lake is ever forgettable. After sunset we will walk back to the camp through tea plantations. Highlights – Mimosa trees, Tea plantations and grass lands Day : 03 Suryanelli You can also visit to a lemongrass oil extraction centre and cardomn drying unit, we will walk through (Butterfly Forest – so named for the mass migration of butterflies in October & November). The hills come alive to the morning sun. Today you also have a chance to visit the tribal village of the muduvans – a tribe who have for centuries colonized the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. Their peculiar habit of carrying their children on their backs have earned them their name as muduvans or the ‘back people’. Highlights – walk though cardomn plantaions, eucalyptus plantations and lemongrass Day : 04 Suryanelli to Alleppey (190 Km / 5 h) Drive Alleppey to embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Day : 05 Alleppey to Cochin Airport (85 Km / 2.5 h) Departure transfer to Cochin airport for onward flight.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch & dinner at Suryanelli & Houseboat
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our representative will hold a placard at the airport arrival gate.
  • Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
  • Airports:
  • Kochi Airport, Kochi (Cochin) India
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch & dinner at Suryanelli & Houseboat
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our representative will hold a placard at the airport arrival gate.
  • Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
  • Airports:
  • Kochi Airport, Kochi (Cochin) India
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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