Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Cochin

Arrival at airport
Check into CGH Bruntons Boatyard

Day 2: Cochin

Breakfast at Bruntons Boatyard
Tour of Cochin Fort by private car - visit Chinese Fishing Nets, St Francis Church and Pardesi Synagogue
Lunch at Malabar House
Post lunch visit of Dry Ginger depot
• Tour of Mattancherry Palace which is now converted into a museum
Evening performance: Kerala dances -combination of four dance forms

Day 3: Cochin

Breakfast at Bruntons Boatyard
• Ferry to Vypin Island
• Drive to Paravur Synagogue, 9th century Thiruvanchikkulium Temple
• Visit to a traditional weaving center
• Afternoon drive to Kerala Folklore Theatre & Museum
• Sunset cruise on Cochin Harbour

Day 4: Cochin/Backwaters/Kumarakom

Breakfast at Bruntons Boatyard
Backwaters Day Cruise on exclusive houseboat (with lunch on board)
Check into Kumarakom Lake Resort

Day 5: Kumarakom

Breakfast at Kumarakom Lake Resort
• Vist women coconut-spinning weavers
• Walk on Philip Kutty's Organic Farm
• Visit Syrian Christian church
• Lunch
• Spa/2 hour ride in a small wooden country boat

Day 6: Kumarakom

• Auto-rickshaw ride from Kumarakom to Cheriyapalli
• Visit two of the oldest churches in Kerala
• Visit of Thirunnakkara Temple in Kottayam

• Evening meet with the resort chef for an interactive cooking session
• Dinner

Day 7: Kumarakom/Cochin Airport

• Return flight from Cochin airport