We wake to the stillness of Kerala’s backwaters and continue to work our way through its labyrinth of canals until we reach Coconut Lagoon, our hotel for the next two nights. We enjoy two nights at Coconut Lagoon, which is perfectly situated on the edge of Vembanad Lake. This afternoon, we have the opportunity to explore our new surroundings as we please. Prior to dinner, enjoy a relaxing cruise in a beautifully restored kettuvallam, sailing to the middle of Lake Vembanad, to watch the sun go down.
Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
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 Etihad Airways flights.
Included meals: Breakfast and in-flight meals and drinks
Our flights travel via Abu Dhabi, 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.
|Departure date||Price (pp)||Availability|
|18 November*||£1,995||JUST LAUNCHED|
|27 January*||£1,995||JUST LAUNCHED|
|03 March*||£1,995||JUST LAUNCHED|
|13 October||£2,095||JUST LAUNCHED|
|17 November*||£2,095||JUST LAUNCHED|
|26 January*||£2,095||JUST LAUNCHED|
|02 March*||£2,095||JUST LAUNCHED|
Golden Triangle & Ranthambore combination: * These dates can be combined with our Golden Triangle & Ranthambore tour. Prices from £3,190 per person.
|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.