MINCT9
Treasure of South India
Overview:
  • India
  • CAD $1,395
  • DAILY
  • 9 Days
  • 10
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Tour Code: MINCT9
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cochin: St. Francis Church,Mattanchery Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets
  • Alleppey: houseboat on Kerala
  • Thekkady: boat ride to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Elephant Breeding Center, Spice plantations
  • Madurai: Meenakshi Sundareswarar Hindu Temple, Tirumala Nayak Palace
  • Kovalam: Cape Comorin, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean meet
City Nights Accomodation
Prices & Dates
TOUR CODE: MINCT9
Daily Departure
Price CAD$ Per Person *
2017 - 2018 Twin Share Single Supplement
Apr 16 - Sep 30, 2017 $1,395 $525
SOct 01, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018 $1,675 $795
Prices are based on minimum 2 persons
Prices Include:
  • Private transfers to/from airport, hotel accommodations, English speaking guided tours, some meal as mentioned, Backwater House boat including full board meals, Kathakali Dance show.
Prices Exclude:
  • International airfare to/from India, India entry visa and fee, taxes, weekend / seasonal, and fuel surcharges, tipping, meals not listed, personal expenditures, baggage handling and shipping and optional tours.
Remark:
Seasonal surcharge applied from Dec 20, 2017 to Jan 10, 2018.
Itinerary
Legend: B=Breakfast / SD=Special Dinner / D=Dinner
D1 Arrive Cochin
Receive warm traditional Indian welcome on arrival at the airport and you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight at 5★Crown Plaza Cochin or similar hotel for 2 Nights.
D2 Cochin
After breakfast in the hotel, start the tour by visiting the St. Francis Church considered the oldest European Church in India, built in 1562 by St. Francis. Continue to visit Mattanchery Dutch Palace and its murals in the bedchambers. Then, visit the Jewish Synagogue, and walk through the some well preserved historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings. Pass by and view the Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of the past trade with Chinese back dated to 14th century are also found on the way. This evening, witness the traditional Kathakali Dance Show, India's most spectacular Dance Drama of which dancers have their face painted and dress in colorful costumes. Enjoy a dinner hosted by a local Indian Family.
B / SD
D3 Cochin car Alleppey
Drive to Alleppey and embark the houseboat for an overnight backwaters experience. The boat takes you to see the most beautiful sceneries of Kerala especially the natural inland canals. Full board meals will be served on the houseboat. Overnight at Lakes and Lagoon Deluxe AC Houseboat for 1 night.
B / D
D4 Alleppey car Thekkady
This morning, disemark from the houseboat and drive to Thekkady. Take a boat ride that includes touring the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one national park in India which is notable for elephant and tiger reserve. You may find wild life such as wild elephants, boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, langur monkeys, etc. (Chance of viewing animals is not guaranteed). Overnight at 4★Cardamon County or similar (2Nights).
B
D5 Thekkady
After breakfast at the hotel, visit Elephant Breeding Center where you have an opportunity to interact with them includes an hour Elephant ride passing through the jungle. Then, explore the Spice plantations.
B
D6 Thekkady car Madurai
This morning, depart Thekkady for Madurai. Check in at the hotel upon arrival. Sightseeing tour includes visiting the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Hindu Temple and Tirumala Nayak Palace. Late evening, witness the daily prayer procession. Overnight at 4★ Poppy’s Hotel or similar (1 night).
B
D7 Madurai car Kovalam
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Kovalam en-route stop at Cape Comorin, the most southern tip of mainland India where the water of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. Stay overnight at 4*Travancore Heritage or similar (2Nights).
B
D8 Kovalam
Breakfast is at hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Optional tour to Yoga and Health centre for yoga classes or try the well known rejuvenating Ayurveda spas at additional costs.
B
D9 Depart Kovalam
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Trivandrum airport to board your onward flight to home.
B
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