10 Feb - 24 Feb 2020

COOKING TOUR IN THE MAGICAL LAND OF AYURVEDA - KERALA

Culinary Tour For Food Enthusiasts

Last Date for Registration: 31st October

WHEN /

TOUR - FEB 10 - FEB 24, 2020

WHERE /

MARARI - KUMARAKOM - THEKKADY - MUNNAR - CHERAI - FORT KOCHI

ABOUT THE TOUR /

APTLY KNOWN AS THE “GOD’S OWN COUNTRY”, KERALA IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION IN INDIA. DURING THESE 15 DAYS, YOU WILL EXPLORE THE DIFFERENT LANDSCAPES COVERING SEASHORES, BACKWATERS, WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES, SPICE PLANTATIONS, TEA GARDENS WHILE GOING DEEP INTO THE CULTURE BY STAYING WITH THE TRADITIONAL KERALA FAMILIES IN THEIR HERITAGE HOUSES WHERE YOU WILL SPEND TIME LEARNING COOKING FROM THEM AND UNDERSTANDING THE SECRETS OF THE FAMOUS KERALA SPICES. JOIN US!

Last Date for Registration: 30th Nov
Yoga on the beach
Kathakali dance performance
Tea plantations in Munnar
Cherai Beach
Elephants in Periyar, Thekkady
House boat in Kumarakom
A native of Kerala
Chinese fishing nets in Fort Kochi

SCHEDULE /

DAY 1 | MARARI

  1. ARRIVE TO KOCHI. TAKE A TAXI STRAIGHT TO MARARI AND CHECK IN INTO YOUR HERITAGE HOMESTAY.

  2. GET YOUR FIRST WELCOME AYURVEDA MASSAGE AND RELAX FOR THE DAY. 

DAY 2 | MARARI

  1. START UP YOUR DAY WITH BREAKFAST AND THEN YOUR FIRST COOKING CLASS BEGINS.

  2. IN THE EVENING YOU CAN FOR A BICYCLE RIDE OR TAKE A DIP ON THE BEACH.

DAY 3 | MARARI

  1. AFTER BREAKFAST WE WILL GO SEA SAILING WITH PROFESSIONAL FISHERMAN AND CATCH SOME FISH FOR YOUR COOKING CLASS.

  2. ENJOY SUNSET ON THE BEACH. 

DAY 4 | KUMARAKOM

  1. AFTER BREAKFAST WE MAKE A MOVE TOWARDS ANOTHER HERITAGE HOMESTAY AMIDST THE FAMOUS BACKWATERS OF KUMARAKOM.

  2. AFTER LUNCH, WE WILL GO FOR A CANOE RIDE TO EXPLORE THE BACKWATER REGION. 

DAY 5 | KUMARAKOM

  1. WE HAVE A COOKING CLASS AFTER BREAKFAST. LATER, YOU CAN GO FOR A COUNTRYSIDE WALK OR EXPLORE THE NEARBY BIRD SANCTUARY. 

DAY 6 | HOUSEBOAT

  1. A DAY ON THE HOUSEBOAT CRUISING IN VEMBANAD LAKE, KUMARAKOM, AND ALAPUZHA CANALS EXPLORING THE BACKWATERS, CATCHING FISH AND RELAXING.

DAY 7 | THEKKADY

  1. WE WILL HEAD TO THEKKADY AND GO STRAIGHT FOR ANOTHER AYURVEDIC MASSAGE BEFORE CHECK-IN. 

  2. WE WILL ENJOY AN AYURVEDIC COOKING CLASS IN THE EVENING.

DAY 8 | THEKKADY

  1. A DAWN TO DUSK PROGRAMME INCLUDING HIKING & RAFTING THROUGH SOME OF THE RICHEST FOREST TRACTS OF PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE. IF YOU ARE LUCKY, YOU WILL SEE ELEPHANTS.

DAY 9 | THEKKADY

  1. THEKKADY IS HOME TO SOME OF THE FINEST SPICE PLANTATIONS IN THE COUNTRY AND WE WILL VISIT AN ORGANIC GARDEN TODAY TO GO INTO THE ROOTS OF SPICES.

  2. THERE WILL BE A COOKING CLASS EARLY EVENING TO END YOUR DAY.

DAY 10 | MUNNAR

  1. AFTER BREAKFAST WE WILL HEAD TO MUNNAR, THE HOME OF TEA PLANTATION IN KERALA.

  2. WE WILL CHECK IN AFTER LUNCH AND YOU CAN RELAX FOR THE DAY. 

DAY 11 | MUNNAR

  1. WE WILL VIST THE TEA PLANTATION WHERE YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE 'MAKE YOUR TEA' PROGRAM WHERE ALONG THE PICKERS; YOU PICK THE LEAVES FROM THE ESTATE AND PROCESS IT YOURSELF IN THEIR MINIATURE FACTORY.

  2. WE WILL COME BACK TO THE HOMESTAY FOR DINNER AND SLEEP. 

DAY 12 | MUNNAR

  1. FREE DAY UNTIL LUNCH, POST WHICH WE WILL GO FOR OUR COOKING CLASS WITH WORLD-RENOWNED CHEF - NIMI. 

DAY 13 | CHERAI

  1. EARLY MORNING WE WILL HEAD TO CHERAI. 

  2. CHERAI IS A SMALL TOWN NESTLED IN VYPIN ISLAND,  SANDWICHED BETWEEN SEA AND A BACKWATER LAKE.

DAY 14 | FORT KOCHI

  1. AFTER BREAKFAST, WE WILL GO TO FORT KOCHI FOR A DAY TOUR. YOU CAN SPEND YOUR TIME SHOPPING AND EXPLORING THE BEAUTIFUL STREETS OF THE TOWN, FAMOUSLY KNOWN FOR ITS INFLUENCE FROM PORTUGUESE, DUTCH AND BRITISH. 

  2. WE WILL RETURN BACK AFTER EVENING.

DAY 15 | END

  1. WE HAVE OUR CHECKOUT TILL 11:00 AM, WITH THE CHANCE TO TAKE YOUR LAST SWIM IN THE OCEAN.

  2. TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT AS PER YOUR FLIGHT DEPARTURE.

Last Date for Registration: 31st Oct

WHAT'S INCLUDED -

PACKAGE I -  

  1. INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE (PARIS-KOCHI RETURN) AND VISA​

  2. ALL THE ACCOMMODATIONS 

  3. ALL THE COOKING SESSIONS (7 COOKING CLASSES)

  4. 2 AYURVEDIC MASSAGES (ABHIYANGAM)

  5. ENTRANCE FEE TO ALL SIGHTSEEING INCLUDING PERIYAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, SPICE PLANTATION, TEA PLANTATION, PARADESI SYNAGOGUE, BIRD SANCTUARY ETC.   

  6. ALL TRANSFERS, EXCURSIONS AND SIGHTSEEING TOURS BY AIR-CONDITIONED DELUXE COACH. 

  7. SUPPLY OF MINERAL WATER DURING LONG DRIVES

  8. ALL MEALS

WHAT'S EXCLUDED -

  1. TRAVEL INSURANCE

  2. SOUVENIRS AND PERSONAL EXPENSES

  3. TIPS TO DRIVER, GUIDES ETC. 

  4. ALCOHOL

WHAT TO BRING ALONG -

  1. REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE

  2. LIGHT WARM JACKET 

  3. RESTRICT YOUR BAGGAGE BELOW 20KGS

  4. HEAD TORCH, POCKET KNIFE

  5. A SMALL MED-KIT INCLUDING EAR PLUGS, MOSQUITO REPELLANT, SUNSCREEN, MEDICINE AGAINST DIARRHEA, INTESTINE REGULATOR, IMMUNITY BOOSTER, ALTITUDE SICKNESS AND ANTISEPTICS

ACCOMMODATION

Twin Sharing Rooms

*Extra charge if you need a single room

LANGUAGE

French, English and Hindi Speaking Tour Leader

FOOD

All Meals Will Be Provided

TRIP COST

Package I - 2750 €

Package II - 2000

*Package II does not include Air Fare & Visa

CONTACTEZ-NOUS

Nastazia (France): +33 6 72 43 52 23

Veer (India): +91 9999 105 209

contact@saveur-nomade.com