A CGH Earth Experience

Duration: 7 Nights and 8 Days

Destinations Covered:  Kochi – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Mararikulam

Day 01     (Kochi)

Casino HotelOn arrival at the Kochi airport/Ernakulam railway station, you will be met and transfer to hotel. After lunch go across the Cochin harbor, which takes you to the gateway of the Arabian Sea. On arrival at Fort Kochi, proceed on a sightseeing, which includes a visit to the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St.Francis hurch, Chinese Fishing nets, and etc.Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Kochi, Kerala.


Day 02     (Kochi – Thekkady)

Spice Village,ThekkadyAfter an early breakfast, proceed to the Wildlife Sanctuary at Periyar/Thekkady and check in to the hotel/resort.Go on an evening short tour to tea garden surrounding the Periyar Sanctuary and spice plantation are organized.

Late on proceed to meet marital art expert.Kalaripayattu, the marital art form of Kerala, is the oldest and most scientific in the world. Watch agile bodies gleaming with oil and armed with weapon practice their feats – chattam (Jumping), ottam (running), marichil (somersault).Overnight stay at Thekkady.

Activities

Introduction to spices:  You are in spice country and a great opportunity to get to know more about the spice you use daily in your kitchen. The resident naturalist will be happy to take you on a tour of the spice garden and show you around.Later that evening the Chef will demonstrate the art of using spices.

Eco Activities : The team of resident naturalist's will take you on a tour of the amazing eco activities that happens at the Village – Recycling of water, solid waste management, solar energy and organic farming. You could also have a hands-on exposure on creating paper from waste.

Day 03     (Thekkady)

Periyar Lake


Early morning go for a game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. Here you will be able to see a large variety of Wildlife, which includes elephants,monkeys,deer,wild boar etc,,and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted.Later,comne back to the hotel; relax & enjoy your stay overnights.


Day 04     (Thekkady - Kumarakom)

Coconut Lagoon,KumarakomMorning after breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom, another beautiful place in Kerala. On arrival check –in to the resort at the bank of the Vembanad Lake where you will forget everything except enjoyment of life. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the resort in Kumarakom, Kerala.

Activities

Sunset Cruise: Enjoy a sun-downer while drifting gently into the setting sun with soothing music from the musician on board the boat.

Birding : Kumarakom is a heaven for wetland birds some of which are migratory and come all the way from Siberia. A great experience even for the novice.

Indian Music : The Veena, Tabla and other Indian musical instruments are a must in almost all Indian music and some are even experimenting with it in western music. Give your skill a try and learn more.

Day 05     (Kumarakom)

Coconut Lagoon,Kumarakom


The Vembanad backwaters have to be experienced slowly, leisurely and languidly. Early morning, proceed to visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is spread across 14 acres on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake. It’s best to visit the sanctuary on foot by 1.5 km long walking track, where you are likely to spot heron,darters,storks,teals and common egrets. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Kumarakom, Kerala.

Day 06     (Kumarakom - Mararikulam)

Marari Beach Resort,MararikulamMorning after the breakfast at the resort drive to Mararikulam.West of Muhamma in Alappuzha, the wedge of densely populated coconut plantation dividing Vembanad from the sea comes to an abrupt end at Mararikulam, on whose fringes a string of small resorts hotels has sprung up, nestled under the palm trees behind an endless golden sand beach strewn with fishing boats.

The only way to do nothing is to, well, do nothing.Unwind, relax and let an authentic Kerala ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.

Activities

Yoga : Eevery mornig at 07 15 AM

Butterfly Garden: All days

Fishing Landing:  Witness the boats coming back after a night of fishing - normally early morning.

Ayurveda Lecture: Every morning at 09:30 AM by the resident Ayurveda Physician

Interactive Cooking: Every morning at 06:30 PM along with the Chef.

Day 07     (Mararikulam)

Marari Beach Resort,MararikulamThe Marari Beach Resort sprawls across 25 acres, off the soft sandy beach at the fishing village of Maraikulam, just north of Alappuzha.The 52 cottages are separated from the sea by a windbreak of coconut palms. Relaxing oil and herbal massages and longer term authentic ayurvedic treatments are offered, as are open air yoga classes. Fresh karimeen, prawns and lobsters are served at Fort Cochin, the resort’s specialty seafood restaurant.

The crisp Malabar sunshine just cries out for a long and leisurely browning session. And even tans come easy at Marari’s expansive, Olympic size poolside. This is also a great place to brush up on your swimming before venturing into the sea. Or for that matter, just while away an afternoon with a book from the library. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.

Day 08     (Mararikulam - Kochi)

Tour concludes .Halo Backwaters thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to Kochi Domestic/International airport to catch the flight for your onward destination.

CGH Earth Hotels (Product ID : KTP : 24)

Destinations

Number of Nights

Name of Hotels/Resorts

Kochi

1

Casino Hotel

Thekkady

2

Spice Village

Kumarakom

2

Coconut Lagoon

Mararikulam

2

Marari Beach Resort

Cost of Package Per Person

INR 34,000/-

 Availability : Available

Tour Includes :

- Hotel Accommodation in the above star hotels/resorts on twin sharing basis.

- All transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives by A/c car.

- Exclusive Air-conditioned car for Sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary.

- All toll, driver’s allowance and taxes.

- Daily Buffet / Fixed Menu breakfast in all hotels.

- Meet and Assist services.

- These rates are valid from  01st of May 2016 to 30th of September 2017.

- All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Expenditure tax wherever applicable.

Tour do not includes

- Any Air/train fares other than those specified in 'Cost Includes'.

- Any meals other then those specified in 'Cost Includes'.

- Any other item not specified in 'cost includes'.

- Guide, Inter State Entry ticket, Inter State permits fees, boat/ferry ticket, camera and entry tickets at various places of sight seeing.

- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, taxes etc.

- Any Expenses of personal nature such as portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, laundry, guide charges, boating charges, entrance fees and all items of personal nature.

Terms & Conditions

- The above cost is for 01 people on twin sharing basis.

- A minimum of 02 persons are required.

- For the package with transportation a minimum of 2 people is mandatory

- Children above the age of 12 years will be charged the applicable adult rates.

- Children above the age of 05 years will be charged the applicable extra bed rates.

- In case of an extra person, the third bed is a rollaway bed or cot.

- Base category rooms are allotted for the stay, Any requirement / availability of higher category of room would incur extra cost.

- The above Rates applicable for today and subject to change at later dates.

- All Rates & bookings subject to availability.

- Accommodation in A/c rooms in all places except in Thekkady where rooms are Non a/c.

- All reservations are depending upon the availability of rooms at the time of your final confirmation.

- The company is not responsible for the  event of any of the above mentioned sightseeing are  not becoming available at a particular date caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, holidays and maintenance work in the park or museum.

- The company will not be held responsible for any damages or sabotage caused to the property of the customer due to riots, armed dacoities, terrorist activity or any other incidents, events, occurrences etc., if for any reason whatsoever his employee or representative is present at the customer's premises during such happening provided that they have no role in such happenings.

- The company is not liable to  provide the vehicle(s) contracted for in case he is unable to do so on account of mob violence, riots, communal violence, strike, agitation, natural calamities, flooding, inundation, water logging, typhoon, cyclone or other obstructions/disturbances etc. adversely affecting, threatening or obstructing safe passage for the vehicle. In such event the contractor will try to provide transport to the maximum extent possible & the may customer may not insist, pressure or coerce the contractor or his driver on such occasions & reluctance, disinclination or refusal on the part of the driver will not be construed to be misconduct, dereliction, disrespect or deficiency in service on the part of the contractor. The driver's judgement is such cases to be accepted by all parties.

- Reserve the rooms at an equivalent hotel, if the room is not available at hotels/resorts mentioned.

Reservation Policy

 - Confirmation of Tour Package is subject to the remittance of 25% of the total tour cost in advance and balance to be paid prior to the commencing of the tour so as to protect all arrangements on definite arrival basis.

Cancellation & Refunds

- 30 days before the commencement of the tour: 25% of the tour cost will be levied.

- 15 days before the commencement of the tour: 50% of the tour cost will be levied.

- Less than 15 days before the commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost will be levied.

- Less than 07 days before the commencement of the tour: 100% of the tour cost will be levied.

- No refund is entitled “for no shows”. Book Your Holidays

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