Magical honeymoon along the water
From 832 $ per person
600 € $ per person
A liquid world, as light and steamy as a dream : that is Kerala. From the mountains to the coast, thousands of waterways skimming and crossing each other, to draw a sumptuous aquatic net... This incredible labyrinth of lagoons, rivers and canals is a fabulous ecological sanctuary sailed by some traditional barges, the « kettuvalom », which sometimes are transformed into « house-boats ».
Water, being the main theme, this itinerary has been specially conceived for you to travel in some exceptional places while discovering Kerala’s marvels, in order that your honeymoon travel remain unforgettable.
From Kochi (Cochin), we first go to Theekoy, a village next to the Meenachil river source, in the mountainous area of the western Ghats. The natural environment alternate between tropical forest that inspired Rudyard Kipling “The Jungle Book.”, and the vast spices plantations that smell like thousands perfumes. On foot, we explore the spices plantations before discovering the jungle riding on an elephant and swimming in natural pools.
Then, we will go in direction of Kumarakom, located in the great plain of Palai, with its endless rice fields. Villages visits and boat tour on the “backwaters”. Embarcation on a house boat, combining charm and comfort, perfect to melt into the natural beauty of the lagoons and canals.
We discover the Malabar coast and its white sand beaches where we will meet fishermen on their frail boats.
Finally, back to Kochi (Cochin), attractive town with its harbour, which is enriched from its historical past which perfectly reflect Kerala’s eclecticism..
Day 1: Arrival at Kochi (Cochin )
Reception at the airport and transfer to the island of Fort Cochin. Night in a charming hotel.
Day 2: Kochi – Spice Gardens [ 90 km - 2 hour drive]
Drive to the area of spice gardens through lush landscapes, between rice paddies and coconut trees. Check in to the hotel in the heart of the Kerala countryside. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Garden of spices - "Backwaters " [ 60 km - 2 hrs drive]
Departure to the shores of Vembanad Lake, in the middle of the plain of Palai, with its rice fields, coconut trees and peaceful villages . Most hotels offer you bicycles and a traditional boat, which allow you to explore the Kerala countryside and Vembanad Lake at a gentle pace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: " Houseboat" on "Backwaters"
By late morning, embark on a traditional " houseboat ", hosted by a crew. Navigate the canals and lagoons and enjoy the serene ambience of these calm waters. You have to imagine a sort of Venice in the tropics, a city with liquid boulevards where the boats come and go constantly. On the banks, you cross the ancient houses made of teak, mahogany and rosewood; villages flowered with hibiscus, bougainvillea, on a shimmering green rice field. Meals and night on board (double room with bathroom). FULL BOARD.
Day 5: " Backwaters " - Malabar Coast : Marari Beach [ 30 km - 1 hour drive]
Disembark at Alleppey around 9:30am. Drive to one of the most beautiful beaches of the Malabar Coast: Marari Beach. Just 20 km from Alleppey, the beautiful white sand beach lined with coconut trees is still preserved. Due to the small number of places to stay, it is the ideal place to rest. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Malabar Coast : Marari Beach
Relaxing day . Overnight at hotel .
Day 7: Malabar Coast : Marari Beach
Relax, swim and interact with many fishermen and their small boats. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Malabar Coast - Airport Kochi [ 1:30 - 40 Km drive]
Transfer to Kochi airport according to your flight schedule. End of our services.