Day 1: Arrive at Cochin airport
You will be received in airport and will be transferred to the Fort Cochin island. Stay overnight in the lovely hotel.
Day 2: Cochin to Spice Gardens (Approximately 2 hours drive, covering 90 km)
You will be taken to the spice gardens, which has lovely lush green landscapes, covered with rice paddy fields and the amazing coconut trees. Reach the hotel on the countryside, and enjoy the lovely sights. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 3: Spice Garden to Backwaters (Approximately 2 hours drive, covering 60 km)
Depart to Vembanad Lake shores, which are on the middle of Palai plains, and is covered with lovely fields of paddy and coconut trees, along with quiet villages. You can get bicycles and boats for rent, which will give you a chance to get a feel of the countryside, and the Vembanad lake. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: House-boat on the backwaters
Board the traditional houseboat and get welcomed by the crew. Navigate through the waterways and canals and experience the peace and serenity of the calm waters. It will give you a feel of tropical Venice, with lots of other boats coming and going. You will get to see many ancient houses on the shores, which are made up of Rosewood, Teak and Mahogany, and surrounded by bougainvillea and hibiscus flowers. Meals will be served on board and you will stay overnight on the houseboat. There will be a room with double bed and an attached bathroom.
Day 5: Backwaters to Malabar Coast – Marari Beach (Approximately 1 hour drive, covering 30 km)
Get down from the houseboat in Allepey at dawn. Drive down to the beautiful beach of Marari on the Malabar coast. Located only a few kilometres from Alleppey, it is a beach with white sands, and is lined up with trees of coconuts. It is a lovely place to relax and rest. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 6: Malabar Coast: Marari Beach
A day for resting and relaxing. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 7: Malabar Coast: Marari Beach
Relax the day, swim along and talk to the fishermen. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 8: Malabar Coast to Cochin Airport (Approximately 1 and half hours drive, covering 40 km)
You will be transferred back to Cochin airport, as per the flight schedule.