Sample Itineraries

      Highlights of India
       
      Temples of South India
       
      Holy Cities and Golden Triangle
       
      Rejuvenating Ayurveda
       
      Royal Rajasthan
       
      Temples and Backwaters of South India
       
      Nepal and Ladakh
       
     

    Short Itineraries / Extension Trips

      The Golden Triangle
     

    Delhi–Agra–Jaipur

       
      Beaches and Cultural India
     

    Mumbai–Goa–Aurangabad

       
      Evergreen Kerala
     

    Cochin–Kumarakom–Trivandrum

       
      Enchanting Tamilnadu
     

    Chennai–Pondicherry–Madurai

       
      Rural South India
     

    With Optional Naadi Readings

     

    Chennai–Madurai–Swamimalai

       
      Sacred & Sensual
     

    Delhi–Khajuraho–Varanasi

       
      Spiritual India
     

    Delhi–Haridwar–Rishikesh

       
      Cultural India
     

    Hampi–Hospet–Hassan

       
      Ayurveda & Wellness


     

    The healing touch of ayurveda in the Paradise of Kerala

      12 Nights / 13 Days
     

    From the Arabian Sea Port of Cochin, the tour takes you on a drive through the lush mountain greenery of Kerala. Arriving at Spice Village, nestled amongst groves of spice trees, tea and coffee plantations, you will start your ayurvedic experience.

    From the mountains, you go to the beautiful backwaters to the tranquility of the Coconut Lagoon resort. From here, you head to Marari Beach, an idyllic resort surrounded by coconut palms along the dazzling blue ocean. Finally return to Cochin for some leisurely sightseeing, shopping and departure.

     
     

    Bullet DAY 1: COCHIN

    Arrive at Cochin Airport and be transferred to the Brunton Boatyard Hotel with its ever changing view of harbor life. Rest and relax at the Hotel or take an optional afternoon clothes shopping trip. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Hotel and meet for dinner and orientation that evening. Overnight at Brunton Boatyard Hotel.

    Bullet DAY 2: COCHIN

    Shopping in Cochin’s old markets and sightseeing in the historic city – visit the Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace and view the Chinese fishing nets. Cruise the harbor as you watch the sun set over the Arabian Sea.

    Bullet DAY 3: COCHIN / SPICE VILLAGE

    Drive into the Western Ghat mountains en route to Spice Village (4 hours), stopping for lunch at a “planter’s cottage”. Checking into the Resort, inspired by traditional tribal villages, relax, connect with nature and begin your program of Ayurvedic massages. Overnight at Spice Village.

    Bullet DAY 4 & 5: SPICE VILLAGE

    Continue the Ayurvedic treatments, alternating them with guided walks into the tropical forests to explore the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Overnights at Spice Village.

    Bullet DAY 6: SPICE / COCONUT LAGOON

    Travel to Coconut Lagoon by road and boat (3 hours). Consult with the Ayurvedic doctors and enjoy the Resort, created from relocated and restored traditional wooden houses. Overnight at Coconut Lagoon.

    Bullet DAY 7 & 8: COCONUT LAGOON

    The daily Ayurvedic treatments will be alternated with Backwater cruises, temple visits and visits to a local farm and village to experience rural life. Evening cultural programs will prepare you for overnights at Coconut Lagoon.

    Bullet DAY 9: COCONUT LAGOON / MARARI BEACH

    Traveling by boat and road, continue to Marari Beach (1 to 2 hours) and begin your final days of Ayurvedic treatments. Overnight at Marari beach.

    Bullet DAY 10 & 11: MARARI BEACH

    Alternate local sightseeing and enjoying the miles of pristine beach with your Ayurvedic treatments. A leisurely full-day trip will allow you to explore the local culture. There'll be time to visit the Ayurvedic herb gardens or take an optional tour of local temples. Overnights at Marari Beach.

    Bullet DAY 12: MARARI BEACH / COCHIN

    After lunch take a short drive back to Cochin. Check into the hotel and rest and relax. Overnight at Cochin.

    Bullet DAY 13: COCHIN / DEPARTURE

    Time for Packing or a last minute dash to the shops in preparation for our afternoon and evening departures from Cochin to connect with our international flights home.

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    TOUR ENDS
     
    Rates starting from US $4500
     
    INCLUSIONS
     
    • Accommodation in good quality western standard hotels / resorts
    • All taxes and meals
    • All ground transport and guide services, elephant safari or elephant ride
    • Entry tickets to monuments
    • Domestic flight (Chennai – Cochin, Cochin – Mumbai – Aurangabad, Aurangabad – Delhi, Delhi – Jaipur)
     
    EXCLUSIONS
     
    • Items of personal expense
    • International flights
     
    PLEASE NOTE
     
    • All hotels indicated are 4 star wherever available. In places where 4 star hotels are not available we use the best available hotels
    • For budget travelers the same itinerary can be worked using lower cost clean budget hotels
    • For luxury travelers, the same itinerary can be reworked using 5 star or 7 star hotels wherever possible
    • Departure date subject to change depending on registrations
    • Rates subject to change depending on the group size
     
     
     

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