South India Retreat

January 10th-21st (2019)

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  • Accommodations double or single occupancy for 11 nights in four and five star hotels

  • Group transport from airport to hotel, if arriving within stated time frame
  • Delicious breakfasts each day (except for arrival day)
  • Four lunches, including the following
    • Cooking lesson and lunch in a local mansion in Chettinad
    • Packed lunch for half-day hike
    • Houseboat cruise with lunch and masala chai
    • Cooking lesson and lunch in home of a local family in Kochi
  • Guided cycle rickshaw ride in Pondicherry
  • Night ceremony at Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Pongal festival hosted by a local family in Madurai
  • Half-day hike in Munnar
  • Jeep “safari” into the organic tea estates of the Kolukkumalai Hills
  • Motorbike guided tour in Kochi
  • 2 local yoga sessions and 2 different ashram experiences
  • Yoga sessions in addition, as set by trip leaders
  • Your own bottled water daily
  • All in-country train travel (air conditioned class), and air-conditioned car transportation with our own private driver between towns and cities listed, and all listed excursions
  • Our personal, locally appointed English speaking guide in each town
  • Entrance fees to all monuments, temples, etc. that are listed on itinerary
  • Currently applicable government taxes, which are subject to change