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Internationale groepsreis Spice Trails of Kerala

Walking through the beautiful hills and tea plantations of South India
15 dagen vanaf € 1.725,- (excl. vlucht)

Activities

  • Guided Group
  • Food

    • Breakfast is included throughout the trip except on Day 1 as you should be given breakfast on the flight. It is full board on trek (5 days) and on the houseboat (1 day). You should allow at least GBP12 (approx. . USD19.20) per day for lunch and dinner when not included. You can eat out very cheaply in India, but if you go to the more expensive restaurants most of the time, you will spend more than the suggested amount. In most of the towns there is a good choice of restaurants and a choice between Indian and Western style food. If you are a vegetarian, India is probably one of the best destinations to travel to. Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. A (large!) bottle of beer is approx. GBP3 (approx. . USD4.80). Mineral water is widely available. Please note that service in restaurants can be quite slow. All meals are included on the houseboat.

    Activities

    • Accom: camping
    • Accom: hotel/lodge
    • Adult group
    • Culture & Discovery
    • History
    • Trek: point-to-point
    • Walking & Trekking
    • Small Adult Group
    • Food

      • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners included. On day 1 you should be given breakfast on the flight. It is full board on trek (5 days) and on the houseboat (1 day). You should allow at least £12 (approx. US$16) per day for lunch and dinner when not included. You can eat out very cheaply in India, but if you go to the more expensive restaurants most of the time, you will spend more than the suggested amount. In most of the towns there is a good choice of restaurants and a choice between Indian and Western style food. If you are a vegetarian, India is probably one of the best destinations to travel to. Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. A (large!) bottle of beer is approximately £3 (approx. US$4.80). Please note that hotels (apart from 5-star hotels) and bars in Kerala are no longer allowed to sell alcohol, it is still possible to buy alcohol in government shops. Mineral water is widely available. Please note that service in restaurants can be quite slow. All meals are included on the houseboat, where traditional Kerala cuisine is served. If you require any other cuisine, please inform us in advance.
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      15 dagen vanaf € 1.725,-

Route 15 daagse rondreis Spice Trails of Kerala

Traversing the Western Ghats from the colonial hill station of Munnar to the colourful temple town of Madurai, we discover the two southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Kerala is a true tropical paradise with idyllic beaches, fertile forests and plantations of spice and tea, and it is here where we reach our highest point, Meesapulimala Peak (2630m). We then cross into the barren landscape of Tamil Nadu and marvel at the intricately carved Sri Meenakshi Temple at Madurai. A trip to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary boasts an array of wildlife and an abundance of colourful birdlife, and a cruise on a traditional houseboat offers the chance to relax on the tranquil backwaters of Kerala. Our journey ends in historical Cochin, a port which has been luring traders and explorers for over 600 years.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Cochin.
  2. Dag 2 - Drive to the beautiful hill station of Munnar.
  3. Dag 3 - Day walk through Munnar's surrounding hills; optional visit to a Tea Museum.
  4. Dag 4 - Trek in the Silent Valley with beautiful views of the tea estates.
  5. Dag 5 - Ascend Meesapulimala Peak (2630m), the highest in the area.
  6. Dag 6 - Trek through plantations and thick forest land to Top Station (1900m).
  7. Dag 7 - Descend to Nagamalai Coffee Plantation, overlooking Kolukumalai Tea Plantation.
  8. Dag 8 - Explore the rich fertile area of Tamil Nadu; finish trek near Mundhan.
  9. Dag 9 - Drive to Madurai; visit the colourful Sri Meenakshi Temple.
  10. Dag 10 - To Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary); evening walk through spice gardens.
  11. Dag 11 - Morning nature walk; optional afternoon boat ride on Periyar Lake to see wild elephants.
  12. Dag 12 - To Alleppey for overnight stay on a traditional Keralan houseboat.
  13. Dag 13 - To our homestay on the Malabar Coast; explore local fisherman village.
  14. Dag 14 - To Cochin; afternoon sightseeing; Kathakali dance show (optional).
  15. Dag 15 - End Cochin.
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