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Spend 12 days in December 2015 during the Christmas festive season in Kerala, South India, enjoying weather, spirituality and relaxation!
We will travel with a small group to see the beaches, the sacred sites, the culture, the landscapes and enjoying the backwaters.
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Price 2015: €850 per person sharing - Single Supplement €350

27 Dec - Arrive at Cochin Airport - pick up and drive to our resort in Nedumbassery – Kochi. Overnight stay, relaxing after the long flight, exchange currency and other local activities.
28 Dec –After breakfast, we are driving to Vaikom – settle in our resort and relax for the evening. The resort, set on an island on the Vembanad Lake, has been built using master pieces, about 250 years old, recreating Kerala's ancient architecture. Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within the resort.
29 Dec – Day at leisure in our resort and option of visiting the Vaikom Mahadevi Temple
30 Dec - After breakfast, we are driving to Kumarakom. Option of visiting the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (25km away) – rest of the day at leisure. The Bird Sanctuary is located in this enchanting backwater destination, and is spread across 14 acres. It is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist’s paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teals, waterfowls, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks to fascinate the visitors. Evening in our near-by resort in Kumarakom
31 Dec - Day at leisure – Evening: New Years Eve Gala Dinner by the pool – Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within the resort
1 Jan – We will leave our resort around 10.30am and drive to Alleppey to board at 12am a luxury Houseboat for a day excursion. Arrive in Aleppey around 5pm. Settle in our resort in Alleppey - Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within the resort
2 Jan - Day at leisure enjoying Alleppey beach
3 Jan – Early morning, drive to Amma’s ashram, Amritapuri (1.5hours drive) for a day excursion – evening drive back to Alleppey
4 Jan – Day at leisure and option of local sightseeing and shopping in the bazaars in Alleppey
5 Jan – After breakfast, we are driving to the Kodanand Elephant Training Center where we will visit the sanctuary and have a chance of a close encounter with the pachyderms. Relax in hotel –
6 Jan – Enjoy Kodanand Elephant Training Center – day at leisure – option of visiting the city of Kochi and option of attending a Kalaripayattu and a Kathakali performance
7 Jan – Drive to Cochin Airport to catch the return flight / onward destination

NOTE: bookings for this trip will close on 28 August 2015

Please note: this is a land tour, flights are not included. Price includes transport in a/c mini-bus, full sightseeing, taxes, petrol, tolls, accommodation in 3 & 4 stars type hotels & resorts on a B&B basis, New Year's Party and lunch on the houseboat. It excludes tips, optional activities, extras and ticket entrances to sites.
Extensions available before and after - contact us for more information
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