5-Day relaxed tour for couple in central Kerala

  • Marari 2 nights
  • Alleppey 1 night
  • Athirapilly 1 night
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Kerala
  • Indus Holidays Bestseller
Suitable for

Couple

Duration

4 Nights 5 Days

Category

Backwater/ Beach

Package type

Luxury / Customisable

This genuinely interesting theme experience takes you through one of the most deserted beaches and tranquil backwaters of Kerala. How about kayaking through the backwater villages few travellers have access to? If you like a potpourri of experiences, this might be the honeymoon you were looking for!

Starting from

18000

/person

Experience Highlights

  • Rainforest
  • Beach
  • Backwaters
  • Visit a beautiful waterfall in the middle of a rainforest which plunges 80 ft into dark granite below
  • Unwind on a deserted beachside, exploring the fishermen villages, festivals and indulging in the cuisine
  • Learn the true meaning of relaxation on a houseboat cruising Kerala's backwaters
  • Drool over that extra helping of the delicious South Indian cuisine

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Booked by 50 travellers in 2021

Tour Summary

  • 5 Days
  • 3 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 - Kochi arrival - Marari
  • Day 2 - Explore Marari
  • Day 3 - Marari - Alleppey
  • Day 4 - Alleppey - Athirapilly
  • Day 5 - Departure from Kochi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Kochi to Marari
  • 1.5 hrs
  • 50 kms

The sleepy fishing hamlet of Marari is getting increasingly popular for its white-gold beaches, a rare showcase of eco-diversity and some gorgeous seafront stays. Feel the local pulse with early morning fish auctions, festive temple visits, village explorations and walks through sandy backlanes to near-deserted sands.

  • Meet our representative at the airport and get on-road, past mini backwaters and paddy fields to beachside Marari
  • Settle into the relaxed pace of life here and unwind at your resort
  • Late afternoon, treat yourself at the inhouse ayurveda spa (Optional)
  • Enjoy aimless walks on the near-empty beach, explore the village or go cycling around (Check activities)
  • Relish your dinner based on local cuisine and relax for the night.

Stay at Marari

Abad Turtle Beach Resort

(See our stay selections)

Beach side Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Marari has more of a sleepy fishing village feel than a vibrant, activity packed beach destination.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Marari

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Activity Add-ons

Day 2

  • Explore Marari
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Today is set aside for you to explore marari and pursue activities of your interest. There are quite a few in-house activities like yoga or ayurveda. The outdoor options include temple tours and village tours among others.

  • Kick start your day with a relaxed breakfast.
  • Choose a couple of activities of your interest and enjoy a slow holiday
  • Enjoy an aimless walk on a near empty beach as you watch the waves change colour
  • Taking a stroll through the village around the resort will be a fascinating experience. You can watch the process of coir making and pick up some coir handicrafts too.
  • Meander the sleepy lanes of your fishing village and try a tipple at one of the local toddy shops.
  • Learn to cook with spices or pamper yourself with an ayurveda massage.
  • Relax after a quiet dinner at your resort.

Stay at Marari

Abad Turtle Beach Resort

(See our stay selections)

Beach side Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Marari has more of a sleepy fishing village feel than a vibrant, activity packed beach destination.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Marari

View more tips

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 3

  • Marari to Alleppey
  • 30 min
  • 16 kms

To glide along backwater canals by day and to sleep under a sky full of stars, a houseboat cruise is pure enchantment! Your private boat, setup as a home on a traditional rice barge, takes you on a journey to discover a water-world brimming with experiences that last a lifetime.

  • Morning, take a short drive through vibrant villages to board your ‘Kettuvallom’
  • Your cruise will take you through splendid waterways giving you sights of homes on the backwaters, shops, the people and their villages.
  • Stop to enjoy a traditional Kerala lunch freshly prepared by the chef on your boat
  • Afternoon, drift by canals fringed with endless paddy fields while you socialise with your crew. Watch backwater life unfold from your boat deck.
  • Your houseboat will be anchored near a village by early evening, Stroll around to interact with locals, go fishing and witness a spectacular sunset.
  • Relax after dinner on the boat experiencing the gentle lapping of water, night sky and balmy breeze.

Stay in Houseboat

Houseboat

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Deluxe

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know Kettuvallams were once used to ship agricultural produce from homes by backwaters to market in nearby towns.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Alleppey

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Activity Add-ons

Day 4

  • Alleppey to Athirapilly
  • 2.5 hrs
  • 120 kms

Tucked in a dense rainforest is the stunning sight of the Chalakudy river taking an 80 ft plunge down a rock-face and flowing into the distant horizon. A stayover at Athirapilly offers you a chance to tune into the rhythm of the jungle, meet some wild friends and awaken to the intimate rumble of Kerala’s biggest waterfall.

  • Enjoy a scenic drive to the rainforest, stop by Thumboormuzhy butterfly garden
  • Cross over a majestic hanging bridge to experience Ezhattumugham ethnic village
  • Walk down a paved pathway to glimpse the famed Athirapilly falls from the top
  • Later. hike to the base for an up-close view of the falls or take a dip in rock pools around
  • Optionally head to Vazhachal falls and stop by Charpa falls en-route.
  • Relax at your resort after a sumptuous dinner.

Stay at Athirapilly

Casa Rio

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Executive Cottage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that the rainforest of Athirapilly is the only habitat in India for endangered species of Hornbills?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Athirapilly

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Activity Add-ons

Day 5

  • Departure from Kochi
  • 1.5 hrs
  • 45 kms

Today is the last day of your tour. Enjoy a splendid breakfast on your houseboat and get prepared for onward journey

  • Consider shopping for some fresh spices or traditional Kerala sarees.
  • Bid farewell to god’s own country with memories to last for a life time.
  • Drop back at Airport/Rail station in the afternoon.

Departure from Kochi

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Kochi was a natural harbour created by the massive floods of 1340?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kochi

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Activity Add-ons

Offers & Packages

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  • Marari 2 nights
  • Alleppey 1 night
  • Athirapilly 1 night

4 Nights Deluxe Package

Starting From

18000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

4 Nights Luxury Package

Starting From

25000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

4 Nights Luxury Houseboat Package

Starting From

25000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

4 Nights Dinner inclusive Package

Starting From

32000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

We handle each booking individually to get best possible prices and inclusions. This means our negotiating power can often lower prices or get more inclusions than indicated here. Give us a try!

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