19 Dec Unique Honeymoon Combination to Kerala and the Maldives fr 2,515pp
This is a truly unique Kerala honeymoon package combining exciting experiences in this Indian state in South India on the Malabar coast followed by a luxury relaxing beach stay in the idyllic location of the Maldives.
This Kerala holiday will include a wide range of unusual adventures to enable you to gleam the best of this wonderful culture. You will visit historic monuments, lush tea estates, spice gardens, paddy fields, mangrove forests, chinnar wildlife sanctuary as well as experience a traditional show of Indian epics told through dance and music. You will receive a luscious Ayurvedic massage, take a boat ride on the Periyar Lake and enjoy a canoe ride through narrow escape. Your accommodation has also been carefully selected for you to experience a mix of hotels, estate residence, spice garden and also a luxury house boat for a night. Kerala will be a memorable holiday full of unique experiences like nothing else you’ve experienced before.
Then you will travel to the Maldives where your Maldives holiday experience will commence with you being whisked to your Maldives resort by speed boat. Here at the Centara Ras Fushi, you will be staying in an Ocean Front Beach Villa on all-inclusive basis. This adult only resort offers a truly serene atmosphere allowing for peace and tranquillity aplenty. From bathing on the stunning white sands, swimming in the ocean-front pool, spoiling yourself to a treatment or two at the spa, enjoying the fine dining, snorkelling or scuba diving amongst the tropical fish – this Maldives resort is the perfect honeymooners paradise.
This luxury yet affordable honeymoon package is designed to be something different for this special occasion. We have included the all-inclusive option in the Maldives to help with ease and budgeting. However, as with all Barefoot-Traveller packages, we are extremely flexible and can adjust accommodation levels and itineraries according to your preferences.
Highlights to Kerala and the Maldives Honeymoon
- 7 nights tour in Kerala
- Experience chinnar wildlife sanctuary
- Stay at a Houseboat
- 6night beach stay in the Maldives on all-inclusive basis
- Stay at Ocean Front Beach Villa
- Honeymoon courtesies
Price per person sharing a double room including flights and taxes @ GBP 2,515
- Return International flights including all applicable taxes
- Accommodation in a double room (details as specified above) at the hotels mentioned above or of a similar standard
- With daily breakfast
- Transportation throughout the tour in a private a/c vehicle with chauffer (including return airport transfers)
- English speaking guide for sightseeing in each destination
- All Monument entrance fees
- All applicable taxes
- Accommodation at Centara Ras Fushi in an Ocean Front Beach Villa on all-inclusive basis for 6 nights
- Return airport transfers by Speedboat
- All currently applicable taxes
- Honeymoon courtesies extended by the hotel:
+ A bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates
- Lunch and Dinner throughout
- Vehicle whilst at leisure unless specified otherwise
- Travel Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature
- Any other services not mentioned above
- Indian visa fee (@USD60 per person) – please refer http://indiantouristvisa.org.in/ for more information and obtain e-Tourist visa
- All expenses of personal nature
- Any other expenses not mentioned above
– All prices are subject to availability and excluding peak periods
15 Days Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Departure
Overnight flight from London Heathrow to Cochin
Day 2: Cochin
Arrive in Cochin. You will be greeted, assisted and privately transferred to your hotel (transfer time: approx.1h). Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Crown Plaza staying in a Deluxe room on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 3: Cochin
Proceed to Fort Kochi after having breakfast at the hotel. Fort Kochi was built by the Portuguese in 1506 and during your time here witness charming heritage monuments and walk to the church of St Francis, the oldest European-built church in the country.
In the evening enjoy a Kathakali dance performance to witness stories of the Indian epics acted out in this traditional show, where dancers convey moving stories through the medium of dance and music using animated expressions. Overnight stay in Crown Plaza staying on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 4: Munnar
Proceed to Munnar after breakfast at the hotel (transfer time: approx.3h30m). You will be guided through lush tea estates and taken to a tea museum, where you will be able to experience a tea-tasting demonstration and also a mini manufacturing unit. Within the museum you will also find tea related furniture dating back to 1905. On the way you will witness some breath-taking waterfalls like Attukal and Nyayamakad. Enjoy a special Dinner tonight! Overnight stay in Windermere Estate staying in a Garden room on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 5: Munnar
Proceed to chinnar wildlife sanctuary after breakfast at the hotel. The sanctuary is a premier wildlife destination around Munnar. This wildlife site is renowned for its outstanding variety of game including Nilgiri Thar, Nilgiri Wood-pigeon, Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Elephant, Sambar, Gaur, and Neelakurinji. Overnight stay in Windermere Estate staying on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 6: Periyar
Proceed to Periyar after breakfast at the hotel (transfer time: approx.3h30m). You will be guided to the Vandanmedu spice garden which is the largest producer of cardamom in the country and has several tea and spice plantations as well. It is the one of the world’s largest auction centers for cardamom. In the evening you will experience a luscious Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay at Shalimar Spice Garden staying in a Elegant room on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 7: House Boat
After breakfast at the hotel you will enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake. Afterwards you will be taken to a luxury house boat where you will be spending your last night. It will take you through Kumarakom which is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. All meals will be provided. You will also enjoy a canoe ride in narrow escapes. Overnight in the Luxury House Boat.
Day 8: Trivandrum
After breakfast proceed Trivandrum, check in at Travancore Heritage (transfer time: approx.6h) staying in a Beach grove on bed and breakfast basis. Spend rest of the day at leisure. An overnight stay.
Day 9: Departure
Proceed to the Trivandrum Airport after breakfast (transfer time: approx. 45m) for your flight to Male.
Day 9: Maldives
Arrive at the Male airport where you will be met by our representative, who will assist with the transfer to your resort by speedboat. Arrive and check-in at Centara Ras Fushi staying in an Ocean Front Beach Villa on all-inclusive basis. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure with dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10 - 14: Maldives
Days at leisure at Centara Ras Fushi (4*) on all-inclusive basis.
Day 15: Departure
Depart by a speedboat to Male Island to board your return flight to London Heathrow.