Highlights: Kumarakom – Backwater - Marari
Alternate travel dates: 15 Jan 19 - 31 Mar 19
Other departures: London Gatwick - £2189, Manchester - £2185, Birmingham - £2179, Glasgow - £2175, Edinburgh - £2195, Newcastle - £2119
Kumarakom – Philipkuttys Farm
Backwater - Houseboat
Marari - Abad Turtle Beach 3* Itenarary: Day 01 : London Heathrow to Dubai Day 02 : Dubai to Cochin Cochin to Kumarakom by surface 0805 Hrs: Arrive Cochin airport
Upon arrival at Cochin airport you will met and drive to Kumarakom.
Upon arrival at Kumarakom, check in at Hotel, Staying at Philipkutty’s Farm is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the real Keralan experience in a fascinating location, with a caring family to look after you. It is a special place, as it provides something different, especially for those who prefer small, friendly places, and it is the perfect hideaway for the bespoke traveller.
Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel Day 03 : Kumarakom
After breakfast at leisure
Later you can ask for a cooking class from mummy and learn the nuances of the local cuisine.
Enjoy a sunset cruise every evening on a vallam (country boat) out on the open backwaters. The sights, breezes, sounds and smells of the late evenings are indeed very soothing. If you are lucky you might also catch the moonrise. Overnight stay at Hotel Day 04 : Kumarakom
Today after breakfast you can Go on an escorted farm walk with one of our family or staff and learn about farming below lake level as well as the different crops cultivated. Overnight stay at Hotel Day 05 : Kumarakom
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer to boat jetty to embark houseboat – The Kettuvallam - the typical House Boats. Houseboats are traditional country boats, which used to carry tons of cargo in the backwater region in ancient times, have now been converted with one or two bed rooms with attached bath, kitchenette and sitting area. (Lunch and Dinner) Overnight on board Day 06 : Alleppey to Marari by surface
After breakfast disembark houseboat and drive to Marari Beach is barely town, this sleepy little village (also called Mararikulam), is an idyllic location for a vacation.
Upon arrival at Marari, check in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel Day 07 & 08 : Marari
Both days at leisure and Overnight stay at Hotel Day 09 : Marari to Cochin by surface
Cochin to Dubai by flight EK-531:0940-1210 Hrs
Dubai to London Heathrow by flight EK-3:1425-1820 Hrs Transfer from Hotel to Cochin airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow via Dubai