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Backwaters and Beaches FKB

Visiting: India
Tour Duration 12 Days
  • Houseboats on the backwaters
  • Local Fishermen, Kovalam
  • Local Children
  • Shower time!
  • Tranquil Backwaters
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Moderate
  • Tour Comfort: Standard

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Family Holiday In Kerala

Jungle treks, curry lessons and traditional dancing are all part of this journey to the tropical Indian state of Kerala. We cycle through local fishing villages, meet elephant trainers and cruise along India’s backwaters on a houseboat. We trek through the jungle in Periyar National Park and travel to the exotic coast to relax on its sandy beaches.

Tour Highlights

  • Houseboat - Float through the backwaters and sleep on a traditional boat
  • Cycling - Explore the palm-lined back roads on two-wheels
  • Plantation Home Stay - Learn about Indian family life at the Vanilla County home stay
  • Periyar National Park - Look out for monkey, deer and porcupine on a walk through the park
  • Kochi - Discover Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace and watch a Kathakali show
  • Beaches - Relax on the beaches at Varkala and Kovalam


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Varkala

  • 2
    Cycle ride to elephant camp; in Varkala

  • 3
    Houseboat Cruise

  • 4
    In the Backwaters

  • 5
    Mancombo Village

  • 6
    Mancombo Village

  • 7
    Trek in Periyar National Park

  • 8
    Drive to Kochi; In Kochi

  • 9
    In Kochi

  • 10
    Train to Trivandrum; drive to Kovalam

  • 11
    Free day in Kovalam

  • 12
    Tour ends Kovalam

Tour notes

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Customer rating

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Included meals 11 3 4
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 5 years
Rickshaw, Bus, Train, Boat, Bicycle
7 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Boat
1 night Standard Lodge
2 nights Simple Homestay
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Boat Crew, Bike Mechanic
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18