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EXCURSION: ARCE Trip to Kerala, India

EXCURSION: ARCE Trip to Kerala, India

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EXCURSION: ARCE Trip to Kerala, India

 

ARCE TRIP TO KERALA - DECEMBER 19 - 27, 2014

With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, each of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other - a singular advantage no other destination offers.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014

1:50AM Arrive at Cairo Airport – T1 by own means

3:50AM EY 650 departs for Abu Dhabi

9:05AM Arrive Abu Dhabi

10:40AM Ey8705 flight departs for Kochi

4:00PM Arrive Cochin International Airport Check in at hotel – Crown Plaza Dinner at hotel

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2014

8:00AM Breakfast at hotel

9:00AM Morning sightseeing tour of Kochin including the Dutch Palace, the Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church

1:30PM Lunch

2:30PM Visit Kerala Folklore Museum

5:30PM Sunset Cruise in Kochi harbour Dinner at hotel

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014

8:00AM Breakfast at hotel

9:00AM Visit the Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica Indo-Portuguese Museum and the Dutch Cemetery

1:30PM Lunch - Leisure time - Kathakali dance performence

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014

7:00AM Breakfast at hotel and check out

8:00AM Drive to Allepey. Embark a houseboat for overnight stay – the best way to experience the colorful backwater of Kerala

Lunch and dinner on the boat

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014

8:00AM Breakfast

9:00AM Disembark at Kumarakom Village Walk accompanied by naturalist/guide

Check in at hotel – Backwater Ripples

Lunch at hotel - Leisure time - Dinner at hotel.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014

8:00AM Breakfast at hotel

9:00AM Visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

Lunch -  Leisure time – enjoy the Ayurveda center Dinner at hotel

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2014

8:00AM Breakfast at hotel and check out

9:00AM Drive to Kovalam 175KM

Check in at hotel – Uday Samudra

Lunch at hotel - Leisure time on the beach/spa

Dinner at hotel

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2014

8:00AM Breakfast at hotel

9:00AM City tour of Kanyakumari including the Padmanabhapuram Palace and Vivekananda rock

Lunch -  Leisure time - Dinner

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2014

1:00AM Check out and depart to airport

4:20AM EY273 flight departs to Abu Dhabi

7:20AM Arrive Abu Dhabi

1:50PM EY655 flight departs for Cairo 4:05PM Arrive Cairo – Terminal 1

 

Price per person sharing double:

ARCE Member: $1750 + LE4500 airfare (subject to change)

Non-member: $2000 + LE4500 airfare (subject to change)

Single supplement: $760

 

The price includes: · Accommodation as mentioned · Airline ticket, Cairo – Kochi - Thrivandrum – Cairo on Etihad Airways · English speaking licensed tour-guide · Meals mentioned in the program · All the entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the program · Tips to the guide and driver

Price does not include: · Visa to India (required to ALL nationalities) **

LE1000 should be paid before September 7 to guarantee the flight booking **

A deposit of 50% should be paid before October 1 **

Remainder of payment should be paid by November 25

Please provide a copy of your passport.

Please reserve your place now!

For more information and to sign up, Contact Mary Sadek at ARCE, Tel: 2794 8239, E-mail: programs@arce.org

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