Tour Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered: Calicut - Wayanad - River Nila - Silent Valley - Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary - Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary - Munnar - Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Vallakkadavu - Cochin
Day 01: Arrival at Calicut - Wayanad
When you arrive at Calicut International Airport, our representative will greet you and accompany you to Wayanad via road. On reaching, make a check in at the hotel, have lunch and relax for some time. Thereafter, a visit to Edakkal caves will be planned. The caves are an excellent piece of architecture dating back to the primitive times. In the evening return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 02: Wayanad
After an early morning breakfast, you'll leave for a wildlife safari in Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Here, you can spot Asiatic elephants, bears, wild gaurs, spotted deer, Sambar deer and leopards. Lunch will be arranged at a local household. From here, you'll proceed to spice plantations, tea estates and waterfall. Trek down to the waterfalls through the rainforests and vast spice plantations exuding tempting aromas of the different spices cultivated. Return to the hotel at the end of the day for sleepover.
Day 03: Wayanad - River Nila
Day three will begin with an early rise and trek to Chembra Peak through Shola grasslands. The hill offers some mesmerizing views of the surroundings as the sun rises into the sky. A four-hour trek will be made henceforth. For lunch, you'll return to the hotel. Soon after, you'll be transferred to River Nila. After a four hour journey, you'll arrive at River Nila, also known as Bharathappuzha. Make a check-in at a riverside hotel and spend the remaining day at leisure.
Day 04: River Nila - Silent Valley
Enjoy a traditional breakfast at the resort and proceed to Silent Valley Jungle camp. This will take around three hours. Upon arrival at this fascinating valley, you'll make a check-in at the jungle lodge. The beautiful environs will keep you engaged for the rest of the day.
Day 05: Silent Valley
Early in the morning, you'll board a jeep and head towards Sairandhri Forest Camp for a jeep safari. Lion tailed macaque, a true arboreal monkey which is highly endangered, can be spotted here. Silent Valley National Park is known for sheltering one of the largest numbers of these imperiled species. Different varieties of birds, butterflies and orchids are also found here. A trek will be made to Kunti Puzha. The night will be spent at the jungle lodge.
Day 06: Silent Valley - Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
On the sixth day of the tour, you'll journey to Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, located at about 3½ hours drive. When you reach at Chimmony, you'll trek through the woods to the campsite. Also, a light trek will be made in the guidance of an environmentalist to explore the jungles and forests from close. The park is abundant in tropical evergreen forests and deciduous forests. Night will spend at the camp.
Day 07: Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary - Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
Your day will start early with a quick breakfast and drive to Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. After two hours of journey, you'll arrive at the sanctuary. In this habitat centre, it is easy to spot over 253 exotic species of birds. Positioned amidst a tranquil and composed backdrop, the sanctuary is perfect example for providing birds a natural home. Your accommodation for the night will be arranged at the forest camp.
Day 08: Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary - Munnar
After having a delicious breakfast at the sanctuary parameters, you'll proceed towards Munnar. A beautiful and verdant hill station situated at three hours distance, Munnar is a treat for nature lovers. On your arrival, you'll make a check in at the hotel and head on for some sightseeing in the vicinity. For dinner and sleepover, return to the hotel.
Day 09: Munnar - Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
In the morning, you'll travel to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, about two hours' drive from Munnar. En-route, enjoy the beautiful views of tea and other spices plantations. When you reach the sanctuary, you'll trek towards Vysapara Hills. The hills are considered to the best site for spotting wildlife. Spend the night in the laps of the forests and nature at a jungle hut.
Day 10: Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
The morning activities include trekking and river trail, after breakfast. Here, you can sight various animals through the dry deciduous forests. The rippling topography, along with rocky patches, added to the picturesque splendor of the entire place. The physical features, such as dense jungles, high altitude sholas, mundane pampas, and thorny scrub forests are always ready to swipe you off your feet. Return to the jungle hut for night's rest.
Day 11: Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Post breakfast, you'll embark a 5½ hour journey to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Upon arrival, a check in at the hotel will be made. The afternoon will be at your disposal. In the evening, you'll proceed for a three hour trek into the jungles with an environmentalist and torches to spot the animals and recognize any danger. At night, return to the hotel and retire into your beds.
Day 12: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar offers a storehouse of different species of mammals. Over 63 of them have been recorded till date. For birds, 323 species have been identified. The day's activities will include hiking through the forests and enjoying bamboo rafting. For sleepover, you'll come back to the hotel.
Day 13: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Vallakkadavu Camp
Day 13 will start with a mouth-watering breakfast, followed by a journey to Vallakkadavu camp site. When you arrive at the camp area, settle yourself in one of the tents and leave for a short trek around the camp. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 14: Vallakkadavu Camp - Cochin Departure
Post an early morning meal, you'll travel to Cochin. Thereafter, you'll be transferred to Cochin International Airport to catch a flight for onward destination.
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