An expedition taking in the best of Kerala’s scenery, wildlife, indigenous culture, rural life and local cuisine while trekking, walking, cycling and kayaking is perfect for families with active teenagers, and all those who seek an active adventure that balances exertion and exhilaration.
The tour starts in the historic city of Cochin, proceeding to the lowland forests of Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, continuing to the highest peaks of the Western Ghats around Munnar and the rich tropical rainforests of Periyar Tiger Reserve. Rest and recuperate while soaking in the calm serenity of the backwaters from your Kettuvallam houseboat before kayaking thorough its narrow channels. The sands of Marari beach provide the perfect ending to a trip of a lifetime in ‘God’s own Country’.
Whether cycling, hiking or kayaking, you’ll pass through some of the most pristine and scenic places, spice and tea plantations, tribal villages with friendly locals, quiet corners of rural backwaters with unfolding vignetters of daily life, luxuriant forests and breath-taking vistas. Immerse yourself in local culture and life, through cultural shows and genuine interactions with the locals engaged in farming, fishing, duck rearing and toddy tapping.
A wealth of wildlife and birdlife await discovery, with herds of Elephants, Gaur, Sambhar and macaques often spotted, along with a lot of butterflies, giant squirrels and variety of birds. Sighting elephants in the wild will remain a cherished memory.
Your accommodation throughout the tour will leave a memorable imprint, each location chosen for the its character, heritage and scenic splendour, and always with heart-warming hospitality and comfort.