Kerala walking, culture & wildlife vacation, India

This two week tailor made tour lets travelers soak up the sights of southwest India with a choice of walking trails and backwater settings from where to relax and unwind.
Mysore Coorg Karnataka Kerala Tellicherry Mudumalai Ooty hill station UNESCO Heritage train Mettupalayam Kochi
Price
US $1810 excluding flights
Duration
15 Days
Type
Tailor made
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This tour can be tailor-made.
Departures can be arranged on any day of the week.
Make enquiry

Description of Kerala walking, culture & wildlife vacation, India

Price information

US $1810 excluding flights
This tour can be tailor-made.
Departures can be arranged on any day of the week.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

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Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

1 Reviews of Kerala walking, culture & wildlife vacation, India

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


There are so many very special moments, but we feel that this vacation enabled us to become involved with local people and their culture that we couldn't have achieved independently. We also enjoyed the combination of nature, wildlife and city attractions.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


This tour offered so much more in reality than can be described in a brochure.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Certainly we interacted and used local people as much as possible.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent, all communication prior to the vacation was good, the organisation whist on tour was good and our driver and guide were fantastic and really heard what we wanted to achieve from the trip.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Eco and culture tours like these give an opportunity to visit people at their villages and interact with them and gives the travelers a chance to appreciate local cultures.

This trip also helps in raising awareness about the unique bio-diversity of the Western Ghats which is one of the 34 bio diversity ‘Hot Spots’ of the earth. All parks in this region have Eco Development Committees and Forest Protection Teams employed in tourism related work and arranging all wildlife programmes for tourists. So when one enters the park & takes part in safaris or treks in the park, the proceeds of such activities go to the local communities directly and almost in full.

The areas that the guests pass through are parts of the bio-diversity areas, enabling them to sight wildlife, birds and flora seen nowhere else in the world. All this is done without stressing the areas environmentally. The fact that we do not have more than 6 persons on these tours minimizes any detrimental impact.

People

This trip is arranged by local operator and hence the money generated remains local. Moreover, the guides, drivers, cooks and porters are all from the local communities notably the indigenous tribal populations that have been stressed due to loss of traditional means of livelihood. Tours like this ploughs back money into their hands and is eagerly awaited by them to enhance their resources for livelihood. The local guides are knowledgeable of their terrain, flora & fauna and make great educators in the wilderness way of life.

A prime factors in this vacation is the location where even today traditional ways of life & agriculture thrives. The guests would also learn more about indigenous people, their way of life and traditions. Moreover, part of the money is ploughed back into these areas where you travel and stay.

The food items are sourced locally making survival of this programme a priority for villagers who live near the camps. The eco lodges we use are also well versed in reducing resource consumption and utilizing local expertise in the day to day operations.

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