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.
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.
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.
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.
Continue the Ayurvedic treatments, alternating them with guided walks into the tropical forests to explore the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Overnights at Spice Village.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After lunch take a short drive back to Cochin. Check into the hotel and rest and relax. Overnight at Cochin.
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.TOUR ENDS