Elements of Kerala tailor made tours

Tailor a tour of Kerala up in the mountains, on the back waters, in the countryside or by the beach. Personalise a week or two in southern India.
Four different tour types to choose from Cochin Western Ghats Kerala backwaters Rubber plantations and organic fruit farms Periayar Wildlife Sanctuary North, central and southern beaches
£1438To£1845including UK flights
9 Days
Tailor made
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Price per person based on 2 adults including accommodation, flights, car transfers, trains, activities shown, current taxes and local assistance.
Valid from 1 Oct 2022 - 30 Sept 2023.
During peak season (approx Dec to Feb) the price will be higher.
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Description of Elements of Kerala tailor made tours


Price information

£1438To£1845including UK flights
Price per person based on 2 adults including accommodation, flights, car transfers, trains, activities shown, current taxes and local assistance.
Valid from 1 Oct 2022 - 30 Sept 2023.
During peak season (approx Dec to Feb) the price will be higher.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor-made to suit your dates, budget and requirements

Travel guides

Kerala is like opening up a lucky bag of surprises. The first thing most people pick out is the western coastline that unfurls along the Arabian Sea. ...
South India

Vacation information

Tailor made tour:
All our vacations are tailor made which means we can create a unique vacation for your individual requirements. We offer a range of accommodation from guesthouses and homestays to the more luxurious hotels. Where possible we use properties that are heritage or characterful. Quality and value are the hallmark of our trips. We are licenced to sell flights from the UK.


1 Reviews of Elements of Kerala tailor made tours

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020 by

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

We especially liked:
Fort House hotel in Kochi (a very nice 3-star hotel that sits right on the water, unlike most hotels in Kochi)
Vanilla County homestay (especially our interactions with the owners and other travelers, and getting a glimpse into local lives)
And our driver (very careful and fun to talk with, notwithstanding his sometimes somewhat limited ability in English)

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

Working through an excellent travel agent relieves the stress of planning and unforseen problems, makes use of their
indepth knowledge of the areas, and (at a price) makes everything go smoothly.

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

Yes - green hotels and staying in local homestays.

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

Excellent (though expensive - next time we'll try to find less expensive options).

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 and people

All of our customers are supplied with detailed information about their vacation. We supply general advice relevant to all customers as well as more specific facts about your particular tour. These documents offer our customers lots of advice and guidance including how to obtain an Indian Visa, which immunisations are recommended, how much to tip people, how to dress appropriately and how to behave in National Parks. We support local charities and invite our customers to do so too (details are supplied with your travel documents).

Local Community All the accommodation used in the four elements is individually owned and staffed by local people. All the accommodation options are small hotels, guesthouses or homestays. By supporting locally owned properties we are helping to provide employment for local communities. Traveling independently means that our customers have the opportunity to interact with the locals. We encourage you to stop at the small chai (tea) shops as you travel and give business to the chai wallah (even if you do not like the idea of drinking the tea yourself, your driver will appreciate it).

The ground handling of this tour is provided by our local agent and we supply him with 90% of his turnover. All of the drivers and staff are local people. Thus we have fifteen local families that are directly financially reliant upon us. Our drivers have a contract and are paid a monthly wage. This is very unusual in South India where most drivers are normally employed on a commission-only basis (not easy for such seasonal work).

Environment Individual vacations have a lower impact on the environment as waste, power etc is minimal. The owners of the accommodation all have a commitment to environmental issues and as you travel between the properties you will find good practices, eg waste being recycled, low power light bulbs, water being heated by solar panels etc. A number of the homestays are working farms and you can expect a certain amount of your food to be home produced (and in many cases organic). A number of the properties are heritage buildings and tourism is helping to preserve what was previously considered ‘not worth saving’.

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