CGH EARTH KERALA EXPERIENCE TOUR
07 Nights/ 08 Days
Kerala Holiday Package covering Kochi, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Kerala Backwaters and
Day 01     Arrive Kochi
On arrival at Cochin International Airport, you are greeted and taken to historic Fort Kochi.
Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Mattacherry and Fort Kochi Islands. At Mattancherry you can walk through the old spice market, the antique shops on Jew's street,
Jewish Synagogue, the Dutch palace etc. At Fort Kochi you can walk through the ancient harbour with its rich colonial past, Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church
etc., If guided tour is required we can organise. Have a Harbour Cruise as given by hotel in the evening. Overnight in Brunton Boat Yard.
Day 02     Kochi to Thekkady (195 Kms, 5 Hrs)
After breakfast drive watching the unending expanse of rubber planations, lush green mountains, bubbling streams and many view points to reach Thekkady-
The dream destination set in midst of cardamom and spice plantations. The forests around adds up the charm. On arrival check-in to Spice Village resort. Afternoon at
leisure or you may engage in activities like cooking demonstration and cultural program. Overnight in Spice Village Thekkady.
Day 03     At Thekkady
Early morning Boat ride in Lake Periyar to see the wild life. (Passenger to join quee for the tickets). Later after breakfast the day is free to enjoy this
beautiful town by walking around the streets and markets. Alternatively you can take some OPTIONAL excursions like Jungle Trekking, Night Patrrol programs
organised by forest department . You can also avail some Ayurvedic Massage from the resort or enjoy a elephant ride or bolluck card ride all by paying direct.
Overnight in Spice Village Thekkady.
Day 04     Thekkady to Kumarakom (140 Kms, 4 Hrs)
After breakfast, you will drive back down to the coast and head for melodically named town of Kumarakom on the banks of Lake Vembanad. Here, you hop on to a boat to
Coconut Lagoon, an eco-friendly resort created from restored heritage homes. Evening finds you on a sun-set cruise on the lake, in a converted rice boat adrift to
a flute accompaniment. After cruise learn to cook some authentic Keralan dishes in the cooking demonstration class. The resort gives a chance to see some
traditional Art Forms of Kerala. Overnight Coconut Lagoon.
Day 05     Kumarakom - Board Spice Coast Cruise (CGH Earth Houseboat)
Wake-up to the songs of the birds from the nearby bird sanctuary and get ready to experience yoga for your body and mind. After breakfast , you can go on a bird watching
walk through the resort accompanied by a Naturalist. Before lunch check-out from Coconut Lagoon to board the Spice coast cruises. Enjoy the most fascinating and
exotic experience of lifetime. While you cruise along cherish the spectacular beauty of the backwaters with palm fringed waterways, Chinese fishing nets, rustic homes,
temples, paddy fields etc, You will be served with Kerala Cuisine. Facilities onboard include A/C Rooms with attached toilet, kitchen, sundeck & living area.
Overnight in Spice Coast Cruise Houseboat.
Day 06    Spice Coast Cruise to Mararikulam. (15 Kms, 30 Mnts)
After breakfast, disembark at Putenengadi jetty at 10:00 hrs and transfer by road to Marari Beach Resort which is a 30 Minutes drive. Check-in to an independent villa at the
Marari Beach Resort. Marari Beach resort is not just the sand and the sea, its more about the living environment that surrounds it. The Marari Beach, is not
the place for a raucous Beach holiday. There are no real parties here. No noisy water scooter but for those seeking to undue the stress of the city life and
experience a completely new place, it is the perfect spot. Afternoon its time to relax in the Coconut grooves. Evening you will be engaged in good music, Cooking classes.
Overnight at Marari Beach.
Day 07     At Mararikulam
After breakfast, explore the area and nearby fishing villages on a bicycle or take a dip in the sea. May be, you can walk across the road to the organic farm,
which ensures that the vegetables and fruits served are the freshest you can get. May be you can approach the Chef for any assistance regarding
the recipes you would have collected here. You also have optional tours arranged by the resort to keep you engaged the whole day at an extra cost Overnight in Marari beach.
Day 08     Mararikulam- Kochi airport ( 100 Kms, 3 Hrs)
After breakfast you have some free time for last minute packing and photo sessions. Later in the day you will be transfered to Kochi airport for your return journey.