✪ Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Cochin, once visited by King Solomon and the intended destination of Columbus, is called the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Its beautiful lagoons, lakes and greenery offer a lovely setting for a stay of three nights. Long framed in the histroy books, Kochi is also ahome to Jews who settled here more than 2500 years ago. the first European colony in Kochi was founded by th ePortuguese in the 16th Century, and their influence can still be detected. The Dutch and eventually, the British followed the cosmopolitan mix of cultures which makes the city fascinating.
✔ Meals as indicated in the itinerary
✔ Airport Transfers
✔ Guide Services
✘ Air ticket and airport tax
✘ Any items purely personal such as telephone calls, drinks
✘ Meals not stated in the itinerary
✘ Things not stated in inclusion
DAY 01 : COCHIN
➤ Met upon arrival and after assistance at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Arrive in Cochin and check in at hotel.Free & Leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : COCHIN (Breakfast)
➤ After breakfast, proceed with sightseeing tour of the satellite towns of Cochin and Ernakulam. Visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Syangogue - (which remains closed on Saturdays ). , St Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. while driving along the coastline, at the Harbor's mouth, one can also view the unique and still-in-use "Chinese Fishing Nets" which were introduced by the Chinese Traders in the 14th century. the tour ends in the Fort Kochi area where you can walk through the historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings. some parts of this nearly 500 year old Fort are still amazingly well preserved. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 : COCHIN - PERIYAR (Breakfast)
➤ morning after breakfast, drive along the tranquil countryside to Peeriyar one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary is centered on a large artificial lake, formed by the dam across the Periyar River. Periyar Tiger Reserve in the southwestern state of Kerala, this is the best elephant sanctuary in India, despite its name, although it does have tigers, as well as monkeys and wild boars. Afternoon enjoy the boat cruise around the lake. Then, take a stroll through the spice plantations which will be truly exhilarating. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04 : PERIYAR - MUNNAR (Breakfast)
➤ After breakfast at hotel, drive to Munnar. On arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon, proceed with the city tour of Munnar.
DAY 05 : MUNNAR - ALLEPPEY (Breakfast)
➤ After breakfast at hotel, depart to Alleppey. Upon arrival, board in Houseboat, located on the shores of the enchanting Vembanad Lake. The boat cruises and you have a close look into an engaging rustic life. Large flotillas of ducks waddling down to the water from thatched houses on the banks. As we travel through te backwaters we pass down through rural settlements sited on narrow strips of land between waterways. Meals and overnight at House Boat.
DAY 06 : KUMARAKOM - KOVALAM (Breakfast)
➤ After breakfast, cruise towards Kumarakom and disembark and transfer by surface to Kobalam. Upon arrival in Kovalam, check in at the beach resort. At Kovalam, you can take a tour through the backwater country with a local fisherman. Kerala's beaches are excellent for watching the local fishing techniques : low-slung dugout canoes are controlled by tug-of-war teams holding ropes on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 07 : KOVALAM - COCHIN (Breakfast)
➤ After breakfast at hotel, morning at leisure. In the afternoon, check-out of hotel and transfer to Cochin. Later in the evening, transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
1) RESERVATION / DEPOSIT / FULL PAYMENT
Deposit must be paid upon reservation and the balance must be paid 35 days prior to departure.
A deposit which is 50 % of the total ground cost must be paid upon confirmation of the booking.
Ticket fees must be fully paid during the time of booking.
VISA APPLICATION FEE
Visa application fee must be prepaid in full by the applicant and is not refundable.
2) CANCELLATION / POSTPONEMENT CHARGES
Once booked, a basic administration fees of RM 300.00 / person will be collected.
90 days before departure ………… RM 500.00 per person
60 days before departure ………… RM 1000.00 per person
30 days before departure ………… RM 2000.00 per person
21 days before departure ………… 50 % of tour fare
3) TRAVEL DOCUMENT
It is passenger’s responsibility to ensure that they have a valid international passport, relevant visas & health certificates if required and ample time must be given to Viking Tours & Travel for visa application.
4) TOUR FARE INCLUDES
(for Group Departure)
Return economy class air ticket on normal group
Tourist Visa (for places required)
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
(for Private Tour)
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
5) TOUR FARE EXCLUDES
Airport tax, fuel surcharge, ticket insurance, visa fees, port tax and service fees, excess baggage charge, beverage, room service, laundry, porterage, room items damage during occupancy, personal and baggage insurance, gratuities to driver and tour escort, US Custom Fee / Immigration Tax and all items of personal nature. All the above charges shall be borne entirely by the tour member and is subject to change. Exact amount will be based on the due date of ticket issue. Any difference has to be topped up by the tour member.
6) CHILD FARE
Child fare is based on sharing room with two adults. A surcharge will be imposed for a child who occupies a room with only one adult.
7) GROUND TOUR HANDLING
Our company endeavours to provide exclusive ground handling transportation and sightseeing services. However, tour members may be placed on a seat-in-coach basis operated by a local Day Tour company where necessary due to insufficient group size.
8) EXTENSION OF STAY
#Extension of ticket must be informed at the time of reservation.
#Extension of ticket is only permitted at the last stop but subject to airfare difference &
seat confirmation by the airline.
#Airport transfer will not be provided.
In the event of flight delay or cancellation requiring oneself to extend his/her stay in hotel(s), the cost shall be borne by him / her solely. Viking Tours & Travel (M) Sdn. Bhd. and respective ground agents shall not be held liable for the additional charges caused by any Airlines’ delay or cancellation.
The baggage allowance given per passenger varies according to the airlines. (All baggage at owner’s risk unless insured). The company assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage to baggage or belongings (checked-in or hand carried) whilst they are in the custody of the airlines. Other transportation companies, accommodation supplies. However, the company will assist you in filling the relevant claims (e.g in the airport) provided it does not interfere with the conduct of the tour or other members of the tour group.
In event of any deviation or additional usage of transportation or extra charges in hotels incur during the tour, the additional cost shall be borne by the client (s) and paid directly to the relevant person concerned. Viking Tours & Travel accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or damage to you or your belongings or resulting directly from any occurrences beyond its control including breakdown in equipment, strikes, theft, delays, medical or customs regulations, cancellations, change in itinerary of schedules, etc. Travel documents are the responsibility of persons taking the tours. The organizers reserve the right to alter itineraries, travel arrangements, hotel accommodation reserved etc., if this is necessary or in the case of force majeure. The company reserves the right to cancel land tour prior to departure for any reasons, including insufficient number of participants. Should this happen the entire payment will be refunded without further obligations on the part of the company. Viking Tours & Travel also reserves the right to require any individual to withdraw from the tour if it is deemed that his act or conduct is detrimental to or incompatible with the interest, harmony and welfare of other clients and the tour as a whole and Viking Tours & Travel shall be under no further liability thereafter to any such person. No guides, tour leaders or other employees or agent of Viking Tours & Travel is authorized to commit the company to any liability whatsoever and the company will not be bounded by any statement or representation unless it is in writing and signed by a management executive of the company. The special air ticket issued is based on group travel and restricted to respective airline. It is strictly non-endorsable, non-refundable, on-reroutable. Alteration on the routing or date of travel is at the passenger’s own risk. No refund will be made to any person for unused air-ticket or who do not utilize any meal and sightseeing tour or accommodation not use in in part or full.
# For handicapped / disabled individual passengers, it should be accompanied by his/her own family relatives for care-taking.
Also note that any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances, etc. to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot. The organizers strongly urge all the intending passengers to equip themselves with all special care or needs they may require.
11) TRAVEL INSURANCE
All tour members are encouraged to buy travel insurance to safeguard themselves against sickness, loss of money, cancellation, flight delays or lost baggage.
12) COST VARIATION
The package cost is based on current airfare, airport taxes and other relevant cost and is subject to change with the introduction of any new taxes, surcharges and foreign exchange fluctuations etc. if there is any. Local government taxes and interstate permit charges can be changed even after your tour departure.
Note : Kindly please note that the terms and conditions may vary according to your destinations.