Southern Spice Family Adventure Holiday in Kerala

Starts: Kochi, India
Finishes: Palayam, India

Visit: Kochi, Munnar, Madurai, Thekkady, Thanikudi, Kovalam, Palayam

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Local Culture & Cuisine


This family adventure holiday in Southern India travels in a loop from Kochi out to the famous temples of Madurai and back to the beaches of Kovalam. The itinerary is jam packed full of interesting stops and fun activities. We begin in Kochi (Cochin), known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, where our sightseeing tour includes a visit to the harbour area with its huge ‘Chinese' fishing nets. Here we can attend a performance of the unique costumed dance form known as Kathakali. We drive up to the hill-station of Munnar in the Cardamom Hills and have a couple of days to explore amongst tea plantations and shola forest. There is also an opportunity to have a boat ride to see the elephants at Mattupetty Dam. Driving over the Western Ghats, we then visit the beautiful, colourful and unforgettable temples at Madurai before transferring to the tiger reserve at Periyar and enjoy wildlife spotting in this beautiful park, both from a boat on the lake and on foot.

We have a cooking session with the chef on local dishes. Descending to the famous Keralan 'backwaters' we enjoy an overnight cruise on a splendid houseboat. The holiday ends with 2 days for relaxation at Kovalam, a charming and laid back beach resort. This holiday offers an endless visual feast and will entertain and amaze the whole family.


    • Overnight in a houseboat on the Kerala Backwaters
    • Tea plantation walk and visit the incredible temples at Madurai
    • Elephant and tiger spotting at Periyar Nature Reserve
    • 3 nights to relax and chill out on the beach at Kovalam

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62371
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Family

Starts: Kochi, India
Finishes: Palayam, India
Duration: 12 days
Physical rating: Basic


  • An English speaking local guide throughout the tour 
  • Single timed airport transfer at Kochi and Trivandrum 
  • Airports are provided 
  • All overland transport and guided sightseeing tours using air-conditioned vehicles 
  • All accommodation as described 
  • Sightseeing tour of Kochi 
  • Tea Factory visit 
  • Cookery demonstration 
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan



Price person (sharing double) $1,810 ($151/day)


$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.


Personalize itinerary with your departure date

India Kochi, Mattanchery Palace, Guruvayur, Guruvayur Elephant Camp, Munnar, Eravikulam National Park, Mattapudy Dam, Thekkady, Thekkady National Park, Alleppey, Kovalam, Trivandrum
Local Culture & Cuisine



Overall Rating










Stewart B  

Excellent staff support and follow up to booking throughout. Brilliant family holiday. A great way for my daughter to be introduced to a country with such a vibrant and interesting culture. Daughter had great holiday as did her grandpa. Great holiday enjoyed by three family generations. Thankyou!

Tour Operator

KE Adventure Travel

KE is your number one choice for classic treks such as Everest Basecamp in Nepal, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Toubkal in Morocco or the Tour du Mont Blanc in the European Alps. Our record is also second-to-none on climbing expeditions to peaks as diverse as Mera Peak in Nepal, Mount Khuiten in Mongolia and Monte Rosa in Switzerland

In Business Since 1984

Operator Rating:

Save 5%

Book With 4 Friends/Family

4 or more: everyone saves 5%

The more friends you bring on a trip, the more you will save. Bring enough friends and you will travel for free!

Copy this promo code


Apply promo code while booking

Save 7%

Book With 6 Friends/Family

6 or more: everyone saves 7%

The more friends you bring on a trip, the more you will save. Bring enough friends and you will travel for free!

Copy this promo code


Apply promo code while booking

Save 10%

Book With 8 Friends/Family

8 or more: everyone saves 10%

The more friends you bring on a trip, the more you will save. Bring enough friends and you will travel for free!

Copy this promo code


Apply promo code while booking

Save 5%

Book a Trip priced $1900+

When you book a trip over $1,900; You save 5%

Copy this promo code


Apply promo code while booking