Kerala & the Southern Wonders
Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage.
  • Return airport transfers
  • 14 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis in the hotel standard of your choice!
  • Breakfast daily & a welcome dinner to get to know your group
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Overnight traditional houseboat on the Kerala Backwaters
  • All meals while on board your houseboat
  • The services of a professional English speaking Webjet tour guide throughout
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Unique included experiences:
    • Traditional Kathakali dance performance
    • Tea Planatation visit including tasting & lunch
    • Toy Train to the mountainous Ooty
    • Overnight traditional houseboat in Kerala

Tour Highlights:

  • Travel right across the tip of India
  • Explore the colonial city of Chennai
  • Enjoy an India rail experience from Chennai to Bangalore
  • Visit the famous Tea Plantations of the south
  • Visit the ancient towns of Belur & Halebid
  • Cruise the Backwaters of Kerala on an overnight traditional houseboat 
Highlights

Be transported to a magnificent country full of culture, history and colour with a 16 day Kerala & the Southern Wonders tour. Explore the colonial sights of Chennai, the largest city in South India and marvel at impressive temples and bazaars. Discover the ‘Golden City of a Thousand Temples’ Kanchipuram and see the sculptural genius of Mahabalipuram.

Travel to intriguing Hassan and Mysore and learn about the political and cultural history, plus admire the magical Hoysala architecture in Somnathpur. Enjoy a Toy Train experience in Ooty and travel to Cochin, the commercial capital of Kerala before heading to Alleppey to board our overnight houseboat. This verdant area of Kerala, known as the ‘Venice of the East’, offers a stunning maze of canals and backwaters.

Your package includes return international airfares, all accommodation, dedicated tour guide, overnight houseboat cruisesightseeing and more!

See the What You Get section for more.

 

Fine Print

To book your 16 day Kerala & Southern Wonders tour:

  • Bookings essential. Bookings must be made through the online booking system.
  • If you want to book later, please use this link: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations or modifications permitted
  • Must book a minimum of 65 days prior to departure

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, personal expense, tipping (not compulsory)

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth with China Southern (Malaysian Airlines, Singapore, Cathay Pacific or Etihad if unavailable)
  • An alternative airline cannot be requested. If you wish to fly with an alternative airline, you will be required to take the package as LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the itinerary. By doing so, you must also arrange your own airport transfers.
  • Adelaide – A $250 Interstate surcharges applies per person.
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Single Supplement:

16 day tour Superior Accommodation – $799 per person in addition to the twin share price
16 day tour Deluxe Accommodation – $1099 per person in addition to the twin share price

Please purchase your twin share vouchers and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here

Minimum age of 2 years old.

Children: Same price as adults

Group Size: 2 – 6 PAX

Minimum Age: Children must be 2 years and above.

Triple Share: Available. Bedding will be either 1 x Queen or Twin beds plus a rollaway. Please purchase 3 vouchers.

Interconnecting/Adjoining rooms: Can be requested, however are not guaranteed. Please specify when submitting your booking form.

Optional Activities: Please refer to the itinerary for a full list of optional activities. See the full itinerary here. You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here

You can purchase your activities by clicking here 

Superior Accommodation:

Chennai – Iris or similar
Bangalore – Gold Finch or similar
Hassan – Ashok Hasan or similar
Mysore – Regaalis or similar
Ooty – Monarch or similar
Cochin – Holiday Inn or similar
Thekkady – Treetop or similar
Backwaters – 2-3 Bedroom air-conditioned houseboat
Kumarakom – Green Fields or similar

Deluxe Accommodation:

Chennai – Sarovar Portico or similar
Bangalore – Gold Finch or similar
Hassan – Ashok Hasan or similar
Mysore – Radisson or similar
Ooty – Fortune Sullivan Court or similar
Cochin – Le Meridien or similar
Thekkady – Cardamom County or similar
Backwaters – 2-3 Bedroom air-conditioned houseboat
Kumarakom – Backwaters Ripple or similar

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,000 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • Final Payment is due no later than 180 days prior to departure. A final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days.
  • 2016 travel dates must be paid in full at the time of purchase.

Exchanging Money: When exchanging Australian dollars into Indian Rupees or withdrawing funds from an ATM while in India, always retain the transaction receipt. You may be required to present the receipt as proof of withdrawal if purchasing items with cash.

Flight Variations: 

If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Extend your stay post tour
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

Note: All flights will be booked with the best promotional airfare. You will not be able to request a preferred airline. If you wish to fly with an alternative airline, you will be required to take the package as LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the itinerary. By doing so, you must also arrange your own airport transfers.

A minimum $300 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person (plus any fare and tax difference where applicable). Fees are non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.

If choosing to extend your stay, your departure flight must still depart from the departure city as per the tour itinerary. Webjet Exclusives cannot accommodate any flights departing from an alternative city or airport.

If you are wishing to arrange internal flights within India this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.

Also, Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense.

Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the 2nd Instalment has been paid. Please contact flightdesk@webjetexclusives.com.au if you have not received your quote within two weeks of paying the 2nd Instalment.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the initial quote provided, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group, as per the tour itinerary and promotional airfare; 

2. Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available, or;

3. Cancel the vouchers purchased and receive a full refund. 

The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas:  For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.
How To Book

 

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,000 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • Final Payment is due no later than 180 days prior to departure. A final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days.
  • 2016 travel dates must be paid in full at the time of purchase.

Your 16 day Kerala & Southern Wonders tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page

Visas:  For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

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