You’ll be met on arrival at Cochin airport and make the short drive- 30km or so- to Thettakad. If you’ve arrived in the morning then there will be time today for kayaking on the Periyar River. Overnight at Hornbill Camp Thettakad
Kerala Tour Itineraries - Kerala Weekend Tour
This five-day/four night tour pushes the concept of a weekend to its further extreme, but if you’re able to spend 5 days in Kerala this is a lovely overview without too much driving but plenty of variety.
Day 1 : Cochin - Thettakad
Day 2 : Thettakad - Cochin
If you’re happy to start your day at first light, then a visit to Thettakad bird sanctuary where around 270 species of migratory and resident birds can be found is a must. After breakfast, head off on a day’s cycling through the country side with your guide. Later drive into Fort Cochin. Overnight in Fort Cochin.
Day 3 : Cochin - Alleppey
Morning in historic Fort Cochin with a short sightseeing tour, then after lunch drive 2 hours or so to Alleppey, where you’ll stay on the fringes of the backwaters. Remainder of the day at leisure for a backwater tour by canoe or perhaps an invigorating Ayurvedic massage. Overnight near Alleppey
Day 4 : Alleppey
A relaxing morning around your homestay/resort, before your houseboat reports soon after midday. Spend the afternoon cruising the scenic backwaters with lunch and dinner cooked on board by your crew. Overnight on the houseboat.
Day 5 : Alleppey - Cochin
After breakfast, disembark the houseboat at Alleppey jetty- head into Alleppey town and visit the beach, then later, in accordance with your departure schedule, drive 2.5 hours or so to Cochin airport and depart.