Rating in India
$ 1949

Spice Trails of Kerala

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 1949
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Munnar, Madurai, Kochi
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1949
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Explore verdant scenery and tea plantations
At a glance
9 nights hotels, all en suite, 4 nights camping, 1 night houseboat
Walking through the beautiful hills and tea plantations of South India
South India offers an astonishing diversity of scenery, architecture and culture. This is a fascinating journey through India's tropical south, on foot and by boat. We visit the old Raj town of Munnar sitting below the towering rock face of Anamudi (2695m), Kerala's highest peak. Surrounded by hills carpeted with tea plantations, grassland and verdant forest, this is a walker's delight. From Munnar we trek for five days, traversing the Western Ghats to reach the striking Sri Meenakshi Temple at Madurai. The rest is much more relaxed and includes a backwater cruise by houseboat and the chance to sample the famous South Indian cuisine.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:
Day 414.0km/8.8miles
Day 515.0km/9.4miles
Day 616.0km/9.9miles
Day 77.0km/4.3miles
Day 816.0km/9.9miles

Number of days walking:
5
Pace:
Moderate: 5-6km/3-4miles an hour
Terrain:
Low altitude; good paths

Itinerary

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Cochin; sightseeing.

2
Day 2
Into the hills at Munnar.

3
Day 3
Day walk in the hills of Munnar.

4
Day 4
Hike in Silent Valley with beautiful views of the tea estates.

5
Day 5
Ascend towards Meesapulimala Peak, the highest in the area.

6
Day 6
Trek through plantations and enjoy the magnificent surroundings enriched by red rhododendron.

7
Day 7
Ascend to Nagamalai Coffee Plantation, overlooking Kolukumalai Tea Plantation.

8
Day 8
Explore the rich fertile area of Tamil Nadu.

9
Day 9
To Madurai; visit the colourful Sri Meenakshi Temple.

10
Day 10
To Thekkady (Periyar); evening walk through spice gardens.

11
Day 11
Morning trek in nearby forest; afternoon boat ride on Periyar Lake to see wild elephants (optional).

12
Day 12
To Alleppey for overnight stay on a traditional Keralan houseboat.

13
Day 13
To Marari beach; explore local fisherman's village.

14
Day 14
To Cochin; free afternoon and evening; optional visit to Kathakali dance show.

15
Day 15
End Cochin.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accom.details

Accommodation details
Hotels, Camping & Houseboat
You will spend 9 nights in hotels with en suite facilities, 4 nights in full service camps and 1 night on a houseboat. House boat cabins are comfortable with toilet facilities and there are communal dining areas. While camping, you will be provided with mattresses, a dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tents and camping chairs.

Single supplements are available from GBP255.

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes
DatePrice excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 30 Oct 16 - Sun 13 Nov 16

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,855
Sun 13 Nov 16 - Sun 27 Nov 16

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725
Sun 18 Dec 16 - Sun 01 Jan 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,825
Sun 01 Jan 17 - Sun 15 Jan 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,755
Sun 15 Jan 17 - Sun 29 Jan 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725
Sun 05 Feb 17 - Sun 19 Feb 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725
Sun 19 Feb 17 - Sun 05 Mar 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725
Sun 05 Mar 17 - Sun 19 Mar 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725
Sun 09 Apr 17 - Sun 23 Apr 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,725
Sun 05 Nov 17 - Sun 19 Nov 17

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,825
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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