A mixed activity holiday that is very popular with the young and young at heart! The tour includes a trek up the highest peak in South India that is open to visitors, go deep into the jungles of Periyar to spot wildlife, explore the narrow waterways of Kuttanad in country canoes and then cycle down the coast to the beach at Kovalam. All in all a balanced tour with activity, culture and relaxation!

Day 1 Cochin

Arrive Cochin. Met and transferred to your hotel in Fort Cochin for 2 nights. Afternoon enjoy a walking tour of Fort Cochin.

Day 2 Cochin

Enjoy a tour of Fort Cochin and Mattencherry in an auto rickshaw. You will visit places that are usually not included in a sights sing tour of Cochin on this tour. Evening visit a fishing village nearby to see the various village activities and dinner.

Day 3 Cochin-Munnar

Drive to Munnar in the morning. Stay at a comfortable permanent campsite overlooking the Anaerangal lake for a night. Afternoon enjoy a short walk to a nearby peak.

Day 4 Munnar ( Kolukkumalai )

A short transfer to the start of your walk up to Kolukkumalai Tea Estate. Stay at the Kolukkumalai Mountain Hut for 2 nights. Afternoon enjoy a tea experience where you visit the plantation and also their tea factory ending with a tea tasting session.

Day 5 Munnar ( Meeshapulimalai)

Enjoy a day trek up Meeshapulimalai, the second highest peak in South India. Later return back to the Mountain Hut for a comfortable stay.

Day 6 Mundal

Start your walk in the morning down the slopes to the village of Korangani. Stay in either a simple camp at the base of the hills or a comfortable modern hotel outside the village for a night.

Day 7 Periyar

Morning drive through the spice plantations to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Stay for 2 nights in Kumily. Afternoon spend some time with elephants at the elephant camp.

Day 8 Periyar

Enjoy a full day walking and programme in the jungle. You start at 8 am and return back from the jungle in the evening.

Day 9 Alleppey

Drive down the hills to the backwaters of Alleppey. Stay in a homestay in the interior of Kuttanad so you get to experience a proper backwater village. Afternoon explore the narrow canals and villages on canoes/Kayaks.

Day 10 Alleppey-Kollam

Morning at leisure to explore the backwaters. Later take a train to Kollam. Stay at your hotel in Kollam for the night. You also have the option of taking the Alleppey to Kollam boat but will be a long cruise.

Day 11 Kollam-Varkala

Transfer to the starting point of your cycling trip. You cycle through the village roads along the coast to Varkala. Stay in Varkala for the night. Afternoon at leisure on the beach.

Day 12 Varkala - Kovalam

Start your cycling early to the world renown Kovalam beach. The cyclying will be mostly along the coast. Stay at a beach resort in Kovalam for 2 nights.Afternoon at leisure on the beach.

Day 13 Kovalam

Day at leisure on the beach. For those interested a cycling trip to Padmanabhapuram Palace or a tour of Trivandrum can be arranged.

Day 14 Departure

The tour end today with a departure transfer to Trivandrum airport. Extensions to the temples in Madurai or a few more days relaxing on the beach can easily be incorporated.

Day 1 Cochin

Arrive Cochin in the morning. You will be met and transferred to your hotel in Fort Cochin for the night. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore the old town. Your cycles and gear will be available to you in the afternoon for your familiarise with the equipment. You could also go for a short cycling expedition along the coast if you like.