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Kerala: Beaches & Backwaters

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 Trip Length
7 Days
 Trip Starts
Kochi
 Trip Finishes
Kochi
7 Day Kerala: Beaches & Backwaters Itinerary (G Adventures)
Countries Explored: India
Trip Style
18-to-Thirtysomethings
Departures
Budget
Affordable
Max. Group Size
18
Pace
Leisurely
Guide Level
Fully Guided
Trip Code
AHBB

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures 7 Day Kerala: Beaches & Backwaters. Now's the time to explore India on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Watch the sunset through the fishing nets of Kochi, stretch out on white-sand beaches, drift through the tranquil backwaters, and rise at dawn to see the sunrise — trust us, it's worth not hitting snooze. This seven-day tour offers a quick yet intimate introduction to the diversity of south India. Unwind with free time or some yoga, meet the local people, and spend the night with a local family. How's that...read more sound for an authentic cultural experience?

Itinerary

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! Stay: Hotel Gama Heritage

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. Stay: Tranquil Heritage Homestay (L/D)

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. Stay: Hotel Sea Pearl (B)

Note that Kollam Harbour is closed to visitors May through June. Stay: Nikhil Residence

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. Stay: Nikhil Residence

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. Stay: Hotel Gama Heritage

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.

Trip Inclusions

  • 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.

  • Your G for Good Moment: Lunch at Theruvarom Women Empowerment Project, Alleppey
  • Your Welcome Moment: 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 Nights), homestay (1 Night)
  • A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used in India. These can vary in terms of service, efficiency and cleanliness. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home. Power cuts can and are a regular occurrence in many places, especially throughout North and Central India. Although a number of hotels have generators there may be times when these won’t work. It is also recommended when you are in your room to lock the door, as staff will sometime enter without reason.
  • Accommodation will be varied throughout your adventure. Some nights on this tour will be multi-share. This may involve 4-6 group members sharing a room. The majority of accommodation will have shared bathroom facilities.
  • Where we use multi-share hostels, rooming requests of any kind cannot be taken. For private accommodation please see tours in our Classic Travel Style.

  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides

  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

  • Bus, boat, taxi, tuk-tuk

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
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