Day 1: Arrive at the historic harbour city of Cochin; relax and explore Fort Cochin. Overnight Fort Cochin
Day 2: Guided tour of Cochin and visit sights that may include St Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, Jew town and the Chinese fishing nets. In the evening attend a Kathakali performance, arrive early to watch the performers apply their make up and costumes. Overnight Fort Cochin
Day 3: Full day in Cochin. Time for you to explore the city independently. Overnight Fort Cochin
Day 4:Transfer by car to Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary). Visit a spice plantation on the way. Overnight Spice Village
Day 5: Morning soft trek in jungle. Day free for your own activities. Evening attend a Kalaripayattu performance. Overnight Spice Village.
Day 6: Full day in the Periyar area. There are many activities offered so you can chose what to do. Overnight Spice Village.
Day 7: Transfer by car and boat to Coconut Lagoon, one of the most special hotels in the backwaters. The rest of the day is free to relax or take part in local activities. Three nights at Coconut Lagoon
Day 8-9: Two full days for activities. A range of activities are offered by the hotel including guided village walks, boat trips and bird watching to name but a few. Ayurveda treatments are also offered and resident naturalists offer nature walks. Overnight Coconut Lagoon
Day 10: Board your houseboat which will moor along side the resort around lunchtime. Spend the rest of the day cruising the backwaters, relaxing, eating and being looked after by the attentive staff on board. Overnight aboard your exclusive houseboat.
Day 11: Full day cruising the backwaters. The boat will stop at places of interest along the way where you can get off and explore. Overnight aboard the houseboat.
Day 12: Transfer to the beach resort of Mararikulam. Overnight Marari Beach Resort.
Day 13-14: Day free to relax and explore the area. Overnight Marari Beach Resort.
Day 15:Transfer to Cochin airport for your return flight/onward travel.