Ayurveda, which means the science of life, originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is one of the world’s oldest holistic medicines. Still a prominent practice in India to this day, today we will experience our own Ayurveda rejuvenation body massage at the hotel. The remainder of our day is free to spend as we please. Perhaps continue your adventure around Kumarakom, or take some time out to enjoy the calm surroundings of our hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Our day is free until we return to Cochin Airport in the afternoon for our overnight Qatar Airways or Air India flights.
Included meals: Breakfast and in-flight meals and drinks
Flights with Qatar travel via Doha, or direct with Air India and arrive into the United Kingdom this morning.
Included meals: In-flight meals and drinks
To really help you make the most of your time in India we have a maximum group size of 24 passengers, allowing more time to experience this wonderful country. For a small supplement you could experience this tour in your own private group. Please see below for further details.
Please note that our holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class. Air fares have risen steeply in recent weeks, and as a result there may be a flight surcharge to add to the price of your holiday. The correct price will always be confirmed to you before you book, and once you have booked, our Price Promise will guarantee there will be no further increases.
|Departure date||Price (pp)||Availability|
|13 October^||£2,195||HALF FULL|
|17 November^*||£2,195||HALF FULL|
|26 January^*||£2,195||HALF FULL|
^ Please note that there will be some variations to the flights and itinerary on these dates – please call for details
Golden Triangle & Ranthambore combination: * These dates can be combined with our Golden Triangle & Ranthambore tour. Prices from £3,390 per person.
Should you prefer to take the Splendours of Kerala tour as a private tour, please add the relevant supplement below to the main tour price.
|Number of Guests||Tour Supplement (pp)|
|15+ guests||No extra charge|
Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.
Single occupancy supplement:
01 September 2021 – 31 August 2022 £645.
01 September 2022 – 31 August 2023 £695.
Deposit: £500 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,500 per person if travelling in business class.
Flight upgrades: Etihad Airways upgrade to Business Class flights from £2,195 per person return.
Private touring: Guests choosing a private tour may select their own departure date. Please note, alternative airlines may be considered or further supplements may apply in certain periods when international flight prices are higher.
Visa information: An e-Tourist visa is required for travel to India. For more information on applying for your visa and the associated costs, please refer to our FAQ’s page.
Important information: Prices are subject to availability but the correct price will always be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.
At Distant Journeys, we offer a leisurely tour of Kerala that represents exceptional value for money. Your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, expertly chosen hotels, experienced local tour managers and knowledgeable guides and many amazing excursions are all included. Great food is always a feature of India tours, and we make it easy for you by including breakfast and dinner every day, plus lunch during our wonderful stay on board a houseboat. Knowing that so much is taken care of in the price of your tour means you can relax and truly enjoy every minute.
Our India touring holidays are new itineraries, with the first departure not being until November 2021. As soon as our returning customers are contacted by the independent reviews company Feefo, we will update this page with their reviews. In the meantime, why not take a look at the reviews for our other tours? We’re sure you will be impressed by the excellent reviews they kindly give us.
Distant Journeys has won 10 awards in the last five years, at the British Travel Awards, and we have been awarded Feefo’s highest Platinum Trusted Rating for customer satisfaction.
Know you are paying the best price for your holiday with our Price Promise. We never offer last minute discounts and we guarantee the earlier you book the better the offer you’ll receive.
Book in the confidence your money is 100% safe. All Distant Journeys holidays are fully bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 10913) or ABTOT (number 5427).
For your peace of mind, if Distant Journeys is unable to operate your tour due to Covid-19, you will be given the choice of changing your tour or you may choose to receive a full refund.