10 days
Small group departure 20th February & 20th November, Year round – private tours

Kerala Backwaters & Beach-Private Tour

If you imagine your holiday as total relaxation, join our Kerala Backwaters & Beach tour. Explore the prominent beaches and tranquil backwater region. The natural beauty of Kerala offers you memorable, once in a lifetime experiences. This tour starts will a sightseeing tour of Kochi, also known as Cochin and the Queen of the Arabian Sea. It’s a major port city on the Southwest coast of India. All the sightseeing places are located in the Fort Cochin: Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica Church.

Alleppey, one of the most important tourist centres, is famous for its picture book inland canals. It is also known as ‘Venice of the East’. The best way to experience the colourful backwaters is by kettuvallams (the houseboat). Kettuvallam is a houseboat, widely used to promote Kerala tourism. Most of your time, you’ll enjoy the Marari beach. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches in India. Marari offers you an endless vista of white – sandy beach. It’s the ultimate Indian coastal hideaway. Relax under a palm tree, enjoy inner tranquility and peace.

Or, take part in surfing and other adrenaline activities. Anyway,…Relax. Switch off.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFlights available on request – please contact Spirit Journeys Worldwide for quote including flights
INCLUDED9 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned based on Twin/Double Sharing as per hotels mentioned.
Meal Plan included as following –
Day 01: Dinner at hotel
Day 02 : Lunch at a local restaurant in Kochi + Dinner at hotel
Day 03 : Lunch at a local restaurant in Kochi + Dinner at hotel
Day 04 : Lunch & Dinner on board
Half day sightseeing of Fort Kochi
All transfers, sightseeing and excursions as per itinerary will be by an air-conditioned Innova car or [similar]
Accompanying English speaking guide from Delhi till Jaipur
Local English speaking guide during the sightseeing of Kochi (No guide at Alleppey & Mararikulam)
All taxes, parking fee, entrances, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all airports
Spirit Journeys representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers with meet and assist
All currently applicable taxes;
NOT INCLUDEDExpenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.
Meals other than those specified above
Any insurance
India Visa
International air-fare
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;

Additional information

Twin Room£1599 per person – must be 2 people to book this room type
Double room£1599 per person – must be 2 people to book this room type


On arrival in Kochi: Company representatives cannot come into the baggage collection area. After you collect your luggage and pass through customs, please make your way towards the exit of the terminal building where a Spirit Journeys representative will be waiting to greet you with a paging board with your name on. Please note that the crowds can be enormous and it is possible that you may not spot our representative, despite their making every effort to be as visible as possible, so please keep an eye out for them. A representative will transfer you to the airport hotel and give you the documents. In the afternoon, you will be at leisure (No Transportation)Later in the evening, enjoy welcome dinner.

Overnight: Eighth Bastion, Kochi [Standard room with breakfast & dinner]


Day 2: KOCHI

After breakfast, dive into the charming Cochin City. All the sightseeing places are located in the Fort Cochin area itself. Begin with Dutch Palace, then visit Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday & Saturday), St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica Church. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon will be at leisure.

Optional Tour: In the evening, witness Cultural performance – Kerala Kaleidoscope – a mix of various dance performance of Kerala.

Overnight: Eighth Bastion, Kochi [Standard room with breakfast & dinner]


Day 3: KOCHI

Day is at leisure to enjoy independent activities.

Optional: Lulu Mall, the largest shopping mall in India situated in the city of Kochi.

Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

Overnight : Eighth Bastion, Kochi [Standard room with breakfast & dinner]



This morning, transfer to Alleppey Jetty (approx. 60 Kms: 02 Hrs). Admire panoramic view of one of the most picturesque aspects of the God’s Own Country. Cruise through the palm-fringed backwaters.  All meals will be served on board this charming house-boat.

Overnight is on the Houseboat [AC Houseboat with all Meals, check-in time 13:00]



After breakfast, leave the houseboat and transfer to Marari (approx. 30 Kms – 01 Hr). On arrival, check-in at your hotel. (check in time is 14:00. We will place a request for early check-in and do our best to secure it, however, it depends on availability and cannot be guaranteed]

Overnight : Marari Sands by Tree Leaf Hospitality [Palm Villa with Breakfast]

6- 9

Day 6 - 9: MARARI

These days, you will be at leisure [No transportation]

Optional tours that can be booked and paid locally: Visit to the Coir factory, Visit to Alleppey town, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, Arthunkal Basilica Church.

Overnight: Marari Sands by Tree Leaf Hospitality [Palm Villa with Breakfast]



Tea/coffee is at the hotel (We provide you the packed breakfast).

Transfer to Kochi airport (approx. 80 Kms – 2.5 Hrs).

Special Notes:

UK and EC citizens require a visa to visit India. You are responsible for obtaining these yourselves but we will of course provide any guidance or assistance you may require.
Hotel check-in & check-out time is usually 1200 Hrs except for Taj and Oberoi properties where check-in time is 1400 Hrs and check-out is at 1200 Hrs; Check in time at Marai beach Resort : 1500 Hrs and Check out : 1200 Hrs.
In case of any currency fluctuations or amendments to local Government taxes, or any fuel price rises, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly;
Any change in hotel or room category may attract a supplement or reduction in the tour cost.
Rate quoted above includes only those items as specified in the above inclusion column;
Effective 2nd October 2008, the Government has introduced “No-Smoking” legislation for hotels, restaurants and all public places. As a consequence, smoking is prohibited in all parts of the hotel except in designated bedrooms where smoking is permitted. The hotel has dedicated smoking guest bedrooms. Should you desire a smoking bedroom, please let us know. We shall try to reserve a smoking bedroom for you, subject to availability, should you need one.

For Security Reasons, it is mandatory to supply the following

  • Guest Residential Address
  • Contact Numbers
  • Email
  • ID Nationality
  • Place of Work / Organization Name
  • Designation Photo
  • Identity
  • Copy of passport
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