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8 Days Kerala Private Tour with Munnar, Backwaters, Beaches & Houseboat

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  • Round-trip private transfers from Kochi airport are included
  • Accommodation is included—stay in 3* hotels and on a deluxe houseboat
  • Six breakfasts are provided as well as one lunch and one dinner
  • Great for animal lovers—enjoy visiting Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Save hours researching and planning an itinerary in Kerala by going on a comprehensive 8-day tour. You’ll enjoy the luxury of having a private chauffeur to pick you up from Kochi Airport, and transfer you between sites. Areas you’ll visit include Munnar, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady, Vembanad Backwaters, and Kovalam. Conveniently, accommodation is included as well as select meals.
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Day 1: Kochi Airport to Munnar

Stop At: Cochin International Airport (COK), Airport Rd, Kochi, Kerala 683111, India
When you arrive at Kochi airport you will be received at the arrival terminal by our representative. We will proceed on a drive to Munnar  . Take pit stops at the  Waterfalls on the way to Munnar . Check into the resort for overnight stay.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: A 3-Star Hotel

Day 2: Munnar Sightseeing

Stop At: Kundala Dam Lake, Top Station, Munnar India
After breakfast, spend the day in local sightseeing in Munnar. Munnar drives its name from the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale. Mattupetty is a popular picnic spot where you can opt for activities like boating and horse riding. Close by is the Echo Point, which offers you a panoramic view and the thrill of hearing your voice echo. Popular sightseeing spots in Munnar that can be visited also include Poopara, Pothanmedu, Mattupetty Indo Swiss Project, Eravikulam National Park. Overnight stay at the resort in Munnar.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3-Star Hotel

Day 3: Munnar to Thekkady

Stop At: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki and Pathanamthitta Districts, Thekkady 685536 India
After breakfast, checkout from the resort in Munnar and drive to Thekkady, on arrival check-in at the resort. Thekkady is well known for one of the world's most fascinating wild life reserves -Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and opt for a cruise on Lake Periyar. During the boat ride spot the wild life (elephants, Indian Gaur, Monkeys, Spotted deer and birds of myriad varieties). Overnight stay at the resort.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3-Star Hotel

Day 4: Thekkady to Kumarakom

Stop At: Vembanad Backwaters, back waters, Kumarakom, Kerala 686144, India
After breakfast checkout from the resort in Thekkady and proceed to Kumarakom. Set out for an awesome overnight backwater cruise in a traditional Kerala houseboat. While cruising in the houseboat look out for  rustic homes and swaying coconut trees in Kerala country side.All meals will be served on board. Overnight Stay in the houseboat.
Duration: 22 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Deluxe Houseboat

Day 5: Kumarakom Backwater Resort Stay

Stop At: Vembanad Lake, India
Checkout from Kumarakom and proceed to Alleppey. Enjoy the backwater sights from your resort after check in and relax for rest of the day. Overnight at the resort.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 Star Backwater Resort

Day 6: Kumarakom to Kovalam

Stop At: Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) India
After breakfast checkout from Alleppey and proceed to Kovalam. Kovalam is one of the best beaches in India and is well known all over the world because of its natural location, a rocky promontory jutting into the sea and a beach which is rendered safe for sea bathing. Check in at the resort and enjoy the pristine beaches . Overnight Stay in the resort.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel

Day 7: Kovalam Sightseeing

Stop At: Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Nanthancodu Road, Kanaka Nagar, Nanthancodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695001, India
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Trivandrum. Enjoy Trivandrum. Return to the resort at Kovalam for the overnight stay.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 Star hotel

Day 8: Departure from Airport in Trivandrum

Stop At: Trivandrum International Airport, Airport Rd, Chacka, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695008, India
Drop Trivandrum International Airport / Trivandrum city tour / shopping if time permit
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

IRIS holidays is best tour operator in Kerala. Trip is excellent and wonderful. Our guide come driver Shajio was good personnel and knowledgeable about the area and spots. We enjoyed lot and our tour organizer Arun is great and arranged nice hotels. Very professional and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank ArokiarajKingsly
Reviewed 6 days ago

Most of the hotels that we stayed in were excellent, especially The Leaf, Greenwoods, and The Gateway. They are all wonderful resorts. The Fort House in Kochi has a beautiful outdoors but the hotel room itself is a little rustic and shabby. Also, in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank zTraveler26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife, both senior citizens, were in the net while planning a trip to Kerala and then Iris jumped in and we started communicating in almost a cakewalk manner. Iris listened to us, got our desire and wishes and tailor made an itinerary...More

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank pdg_probal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip to Kerala was full of memories and it would have not been possible without Iris holidays.Thank you Iris for being best in your business. Right from our first enquire the response was prompt and to the point. Mr. George was patient enough to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
4  Thank KattaDivya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to go to Kerala for a tour of this beautiful Indian state and, after some research, we chose IRIS Holidays to arrange it for us. We wanted 10 days, 9 nights, arriving at one airport and leaving at another and Arun Dev was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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