8 days backwater and beach tour of Kerala

8 days backwater and beach tour of Kerala

Duration: 8 days

Price: From USD 527 per person

Places: Cochin-Houseboat-Marari Beach

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Tour Highlights

  • Spend night in an authentic and luxurious houseboat
  • Spend time on exotic Marari beach – known for its calmness and beauty
  • Go on a cultural sightseeing tour of Kochi – see its monuments and also experience the Kathakali Dance form
  • Traverse through backwater villages, towns and farms
  • Go for an authentic Ayurveda treatment to rejuvenate your senses
  • Places:
  • ACochin
  • BHouseboat
  • CMarari Beach

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 2 COCHIN
  • Day 3 - 5 HOUSEBOAT
  • Day 6 - 7 MARARI BEACH
  • Day 8 COCHIN

Arrive in Cochin and get transferred to a luxurious hotel. Take an exploratory tour of Cochin and visit various historical monuments which are considered to be architectural marvels, like the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Santa Cruz Cathedral, the Bolgatty Palace, and Willingdon Island. Also watch the enticing traditional Kathakali Dance. In the evenings take a stroll on the Cochin Beach and view an extremely beautiful sight of sunset. Also see the famous Chinese fishing Nets silhouetted against a backdrop of the sunset. They make for a spectacular sight

Travel to Kumarakom boat jetty and get transferred to a luxury houseboat. Cruise along the romantic backwaters amidst natural beauty and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Should you wish, get an insight into the daily lives of the local people. Spend the night in the houseboat -- Nightcap in a houseboat is a memorable experience!

Travel from Kumarakom to Marari (the distance of approximately 30 km is covered in around 1 hours). Spend blissful hours with your family at the pristine Marari beach. Go for watersports or explore nearby beaches or just relax on the beaches.

After morning breakfast travel to Cochin. Remaining day at leisure. Spend some time shopping. Tour Ends with sweet memories.

Accomodations

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Economy
  • Cochin – Brunton Boatyard
  • Houseboat – Oberoi Vrinda
  • Marari Beach – Marari Beach Resort

Cochin – Brunton Boatyard

Brunton Boaryard hotel is a perfect start to our holiday in Kerala. With its blend of Portuguese, Dutch and English design and architectural influence, you travel back to 19th century architectural history of Fort Kochi. Don’t forget to check out the famous tea bar known for serving six different kinds of tea. Uniqueness of this tea is that inside of keeping in tea bags, they are preserved as tea leaves kept in air-tight jars to maintain the authentic taste of Kerala tea! It would be wrong to call Brunton Boatyard “Boutique” Hotel of choice for a modern, sophisticated traveler, with an interest in history, culture and local cuisine. Hotel Category: 5 Star

Houseboat – Oberoi Vrinda

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda takes guests on 3-night and 4-day journey through the tranquil waterways of ‘God’s own country’ – Kerala and is the most luxurious Backwater Cruise in Kerala Backwaters. The luxurious interiors, gentle lapping of water and balmy breeze make this a perfectly relaxing retreat. The Cabins are elegantly designed with timber flooring. Each has its own private and well-appointed bathroom with shower. Each cabin is also provided with comfortable furniture, TV and DVD player and an electronic safe for guests’ peace of mind.

Marari Beach – Marari Beach Resort

Marari Beach is an endless vista of sand and surf, but it is more. An authentic experience of the world of Kerala's traditional fishing villages, and a recreation of an ancient, harmonious way of life. Modelled on the fishermens' dwellings of Mararikulam, your accommodations are a fine balance between traditional form and modern function. Hotel Category: Luxury Heritage

  • Cochin – Old Harbour
  • Marari Beach – Marari Beach Resort
  • Houseboat – Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat

Cochin – Old Harbour

Old Harbour is absolutely perfect whether you rate it on its elegancy, relaxation, stunning location. With the belief that “Customer is the king “Old Harbour has ensured that they the friendly and the trained staffs who satisfies all your needs right at your doorstep! To add to this it’s a great place to relax with a drink or perhaps a light lunch, and a romantic spot for dinner with your special ones along with the live Indian music playing around you. Old Harbour Hotel makes you stay truly in a different league! Hotel Category: Luxury Heritage

Marari Beach – Marari Beach Resort

Marari Beach is an endless vista of sand and surf, but it is more. An authentic experience of the world of Kerala's traditional fishing villages, and a recreation of an ancient, harmonious way of life. Modelled on the fishermens' dwellings of Mararikulam, your accommodations are a fine balance between traditional form and modern function. Hotel Category: Luxury Heritage

Houseboat – Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat

Stay in a traditional yet luxurious Muthoot Houseboat - traditionally called Kettuvullam - the houseboats are a wonderful combination of luxury and traditional architecture. The interiors are good with amenities like AC and TV (no cable television). The meals are traditional, the cruise happens in the morning and late evening, during the night it is docked to Kumarakom/ Alleppey boat jetty.

  • Cochin – Fort House
  • Houseboat – Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
  • Marari Beach – A Beach Symphony

Cochin – Fort House

For a cozy and relaxing stay, Fort house ranks as the one of the best hotels in Kerala. The suits are very spacious designed to exhibit the true heritage and culture of Kerala along with all the necessary amenities to ensure a complete comfortable and peaceful stay. The beautiful view of the backwaters from the balcony of your suits adds more glimpse to it. Expect beyond your expectation with a stay in Fort House!

Houseboat – Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

A houseboat for a premier company in Kerala - the houseboat is made in a traditional style and has amenities like AC, TV and good interiors. Please do not expect a super luxury housboat with immaculate interiors as the houseboat is prepared for providing a unique insight into Kerala culture.

Marari Beach – A Beach Symphony

Located in peaceful environment and beach of mararikulam - this hotel is a perfect combination of homely atmosphere, privacy and unspoilt lovely beach. Stay and relax in the hotel, avail spa therapies and have a great time in Marari beach.

Pricing And Availability

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Economy
Place Hotel
Cochin Brunton Boatyard
Houseboat Oberoi Vrinda
Marari Beach Marari Beach Resort
Period - Opulent Price per person
01 Oct 2015 – 15 Apr 2016 For prices contact us
16 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
01 Oct 2016 – 30 Mar 2017 For prices contact us

Price may be higher during New year period ( 20 Dec - 5 Jan)

Place Hotel
Cochin Old Harbour
Marari Beach Marari Beach Resort
Houseboat Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat
Period - Luxury Price per person
01 Oct 2015 – 15 Apr 2016 For prices contact us
16 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
01 Oct 2016 – 30 Mar 2017 For prices contact us

Price may be higher during New year period ( 20 Dec - 5 Jan)

Place Hotel
Cochin Cochin – Fort House
Houseboat Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
Marari Beach A Beach Symphony
Period - Economy Price per person
01 Oct 2015 – 15 Apr 2016 For prices contact us
16 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
01 Oct 2016 – 30 Mar 2017 For prices contact us

Price may be higher during New year period ( 20 Dec - 5 Jan)

Bespoke India Holidays Value Includes

Travelling with Bespoke India Holidays ensures a memorable and hassle free experience with following specials

  • One Special lunch in Cochin
  • Highly responsive 24x7 support during the tour
  • High quality personally handpicked local guides at all places that are government approved
  • Courteous chauffeur at your service for the tour.
  • Special assistance in each city for smooth check-ins

Bespoke India Holidays Specials

  • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels with daily breakfast
  • All entrances charges in monuments
  • All meals in Houseboat
  • All transfers including airport transfers by an AC Car (For Opulent and Luxury option large car and for premium option a Tata Indigo sedan)
  • Kathakali dance in Kochi
  • 2 Mineral Water bottles per person per day
  • All taxes

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