The diversity of South India is breathtaking, throwing the senses into wild delight. Teeming with paradoxes, there is always something that comes along to astonish. No one will leave India without being impressed, delighted, challenged and filled with gratitude for this grand opportunity. On this unforgettable Journey through the incredible sites of the South, allow yourself to open the senses of your soul in ways you never thought possible. Your Indian guide has been selected because of his in-depth knowledge, stories, humor, classical dance training, spirituality and assistance to our guests.
Visit the sacred sites and experience the culture of such cities as Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Karaikudi, Madurai, Periyer, Kumarakom , and Kochi as you experience amazing food, ayurveda, spice markets, jaunts through the countryside, rich palaces, sacred sites, temples and more... An amazing comprehensive an beautiful journey with a splendid mix of movement and relaxation.
Landcost for this 17-day fully inclusive luxury program: $5997 per person, shared accommodation.
Deposit to hold your place: $1000.
Final payments scheduled for June, July August 2014).
December weather is perfect for South India. It is the most popular month to travel in South India when the Monsoon season is over and the weather is pleasant. We have carefully chosen our hotels. Hotels and flights fill up well in advance. Hotel confirmation is subject to space available at the time of participants’ registration. Early registration is recommended and guarantees the current published rate.
Upon receipt of your registration and deposit, you’ll receive detailed program information and a suggested packing list.
Exemplary guide services throughout the program.
Entrance fees for scheduled visits outlined in the itinerary.
Accommodation in first-class unique charming hotels, heritage hotels and luxury eco-lodges (each with a beautiful clean swimming pool), all carefully chosen to add so much more to your journey.
All buffet breakfasts and fabulous dinners starting on Dec 2nd, as well as 8 lunches - with many vegetarian options. You can be assured of delicious and safe food throughout the program.
Professional air-conditioned bus transport with safe friendly driver and assistant.
Bottled water supplied on the bus.
Tips for excursion guides and porters
International flights to Chennai, with return from Chochin.
Alcoholic beverages and sundry personal expenses.
Meals in transit, including Dec 4th. In locations where there is more time for you to explore on your own, lunches indicated in the itinerary are not included. You can choose a variety of foods from café types of restaurants.
Optional outings listed in the itinerary.
Ayurvedic spa treatments: As you travel through the heart of Ayurvedic country, you may wish to take advantage of professional practitioners at all hotels. You will want to try a variety of relaxing and healing treatments. Allow approximately $40-$50 per hour treatment.
Visa fees, airport departure taxes.
Visas are required for travel to India: Information will be sent to you when your register.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended to protect your travel investment. In all previous programs to India, no one has been sick or needed medical attention. The key to a healthy adventure is our choice of top quality safe establishments and superlative professional guide and tour services. Our general information will also list further details plus a few recommended natural and allopathic products to help keep you healthy while traveling.