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South India Tour of Kerala and Yoga Retreat with Yoga Top Trainers Feroze and Sameer Khan

Cochin, Munnar, Periyar / Thekkady, Alleppey, Mararikulam

Discover and enjoy the magic of South India in Kerala with the harbor town of Cochin, also known as "Queen of the Arabian Sea", Munnar - Western Ghats - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Kumarakom with houseboat tour on the backwaters - Alleppey and the beaches of Mararikulam and yoga Sessions with the top Yoga instructors Feroze and Sameer Khan. The brothers were born and grew up in Pune, India, teaching yoga for more than 20 years in groups and private spa units. Wolfgang Joop and the Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim belong to Feroze's supporters.

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

08.04.-14.04.2018- 7 days South India Round Trip and Yoga Retreat with Feroze and Sameer Khan

6 nights, double room, special meals

  • The flight starts on the 8th of April, the return is on the 14th of April (the program ends on the 14th of April in the evening)
  • 6 nights in a double room with air conditioning (Silvertips Resort) incl. Half board (breakfast and dinner), including 1 night on the houseboat incl. Full board
  • Assistance service at Cochin airport
  • Travel by air-conditioned bus during the retreat
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees, city guide Cochin
  • Visit of Munnar
  • Elephant trip program in Periyar
  • Houseboat program
  • Cooking demonstration with the Chef of the Farm Kitchen (45 min.)
  • Farewell dinner on Saturday evening
  • 7 x 1.5 hours yogap program with Feroze and Sameer Khan incl. Study material (description / explanations of yoga asanas), motivation coaching, deep breathing - pranayama and meditation. On request also start of a certified yoga teacher training.
  • Handing over of the "Master your Breath" certificate.

Telephone booking code: Y10P1

£1,412

07.04.-15.04.2018- 9 days South India Round Trip and Yoga Retreat incl. flight with Feroze and Sameer Khan

8 nights, double room, special meals

  • With "Flight packet included" from / to airport Frankfurt
  • Outward flight Emirates 07.04.2018 FRA -COK via Dubai 15.15 - 08.4.2018 Arrival COK 9:00 o'clock;
  • Return Emirates 15.04.2018 COK-FRA via Dubai 4:30 am- 15.4.2018 Arrival FRA 13:15 hrs
  • 6 nights in a double room with air conditioning (Silvertips Resort) including half board (breakfast and dinner), including 1 night on the houseboat incl. Full board
  • Assistance service at Cochin airport
  • Travel by air-conditioned bus from and to Cochin Airport
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees, city guide Cochin
  • Visit of Munnar
  • Elephant trip program in Periyar
  • Houseboat program
  • Cooking demonstration with the Chef of the Farm Kitchen (45 min.)
  • Farewell dinner on Saturday evening
  • 7 x 1.5 hours yogap program with Feroze and Sameer Khan incl. Study material (description / explanations of yoga asanas), motivation coaching, deep breathing - pranayama and meditation. On request also start of a certified yog teacher training.
  • Handing over of the "Master your Breath" certificate.

Telephone booking code: Y10P2

£2,096

South India Tour of Kerala and Yoga Retreat with Yoga Top Trainers Feroze and Sameer Khan in detail

Trip summary

☀ Experienced yoga instructor Feroze Khan will introduce guests to Indian yoga philosophy, through which you will discover his homeland together. Explore spice plantations on elephant back and observe the authentic village life of the river people while lunching on the houseboat. Between adventure and sightseeing tours, you will also have enough time for yoga and breathing exercises with your personal yoga expert.

Programme and what is on offer

1. Day: Inclusive flight to Cochin (COK), Kerala, Southern India or independent arrival - depending on the chosen programme.

2. Day: Sunday, Cochin 25 km (15 miles).
Arrival at Cochin Airport with Emirates: Flight 8:05. Welcome and transfer to Hotel The Killans in Cochin, followed by a sightseeing tour at the heart of Cochin city including the Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St Francis Church Santa Cruz Basilica. Afternoons are free, yoga classes with Feroze Khan, dinner and overnight stay. Guests arriving with other airlines, or those already in Cochin should go to the meeting point for the city sightseeing tour at Hotel The Killians in Cochin at around 10:30-11:00.

3. Day: Monday: Cochin - Munnar 140 km (86 miles) - approx. 4-hr journey
Travel to the “Summer Resort” Munnar, a beautiful hill station at 1600m the west of Ghats, to the world of tea and the Silvertips Resort, which impresses film lovers. Time to relax or to go for a walk, yoga classes with deep breathing, dinner and overnight stay.

4. Day: Tuesday: Munnar - Periyar/Thekkady 120 km (75 miles) - approx. 3-hr journey
Travel to Periyar/Thekkady through the tea and spice plantations and southern India's well-known nature reserve around the Periyar Sea with wild elephants. For the next two days, experience the Poetree Sarovar Portico Resort in a dreamy location, yoga classes, enjoy the sunset, dinner and then an overnight stay.

5. Day: Wednesday: Periyar/Thekkady
A very relaxed day with practical and theoretical yoga courses, a trip to the elephant reserve, experience the fragrant and colourful spice plantation through a completely different perspective on the back of one of the world's greatest creatures. Walking, yoga classes, dinner and an overnight stay.

6. Day: Thursday: Periyar-Kumarakom-Alleppey 175 km (108 miles)-approx. 4-hr journey
Trip from the cardamom mountains, through tea plantations and spice gardens, to the backwaters and Alleppey, also known as the Venice of the East. Midday check-in on board of your comfortable house boat. Journey through the breath-taking beauty of the backwaters - the gorgeous waterways of the huge Asthamudi Lake. Enjoy uniquely beautiful scenery while passing small villages, rice fields and coconut groves. Yoga, lunch and evening meal and an overnight stay on the house boat. The crew caters for all your needs.

7. Day: Friday: Alleppey-Mararikulam 40 km (25 miles) -approx. 1hr journey
Enjoy a trip to the Marari Beach Resort after breakfast by one of the most beautiful beaches of the Malabar coast between the backwaters and the coastline of Kerala.
The popular resort is located in a beautiful cove, ideal for some relaxation, bathing, taking yoga classes, dining and staying overnight.

8. Day: Saturday Mararikulam - Cochin airport.
Yoga on the beach or in the palm grove. Ceremony and “Master your Breath” certificate presentation (check-out is at 11:00, your luggage will be stored at reception). You can still use the hotel's amenities after checking out of your room. Cooking lesson with Farm Kitchen chef (45 min.).
Evening farewell dinner, with final goodbye at around 23:00. Then you will leave Marari and travel to the airport. Those booked on an Ayurveda Extension (price available on request), will be picked up from the Marari Beach Resort during the afternoon. Flights with Emirates are at 04:30 on Sunday morning.

9. Day: Sunday arrival at Frankfurt Airport e.g. with Emirates at 13:45

Accommodation

Hotels (Indian hotel category):

Cochin, The Killans 4**** 1 night
Munnar, Silvertips 4**** 1 night
Thekkady, Poetree Sarovar Portico 4**** 2 nights
Alleppey, house boat 1 night
Mararikulam, Marari Beach Resort 4**** 1 night

Yoga instructor

Feroze Khan, founder of the European Yoga Institute, has one mission: to share his lifelong passion, yoga knowledge and the benefits of the Hatha style of yoga with the world, and therefore to ensure improved health and healing. Born and raised in Pune, India, Feroze was taught from a young age by the legendary yoga expert BKS Iyengar Bikram Yoga.
His dedication to and engagement in yoga, allowed Feroze to open a number of yoga centres in Europe over a short period. Feroze quickly attracted a large following and developed and taught over 150,000 students in group and individual classes. He successfully runs European Yoga Centres in Brussels, Antwerp and Frankfurt. He also teaches separate lessons regularly within the Berlaymont Building, at the headquarters of the European Commission and European Parliament in Brussels.

Reviews

Feroze's students include many well-known people in Europe. This includes the EU Trade Commissioner, Mr Peter Mandelson. Mr Mandelson once said that Ferozes unique style of teaching encourages and motivates you to reach your full potential. Mr Amar Sinha, Indian Ambassador in Tajikistan and Afghanistan also learned with Feroze. He said: “Being one of Feroze's students was a life changing experience. He made me a yoga fan for life.” Because of Feroze's knowledge, his engagement, his dedication and popularity, his students appreciate him as a popular and motivating yoga instructor. Fashion designer Wolfgang Joop and tennis player Kim Clijsters are some of his most well-known students.

Prices

Double room €1299 per person
Single room €1835 per person
Double room including flight €2059 per person
Single room including flight €2595 per person

Additional information

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:

20 people. If the minimum number of participants is not met, it is possible to carry out the trip in a small group at an additional cost; Alternatively, we reserve the right to cancel the journey at the latest 30 days prior to departure.

The flight begins on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from Cochin Airport on arrival with Emirates at 9:00 am and ends at Cochin Airport on Sunday, 15 April 2018 at approx. 01:00 am. For participants who organize the flight themselves, the journey starts on Sunday at 11:00 am -11:30 am from Hotel The Killians in Cochin and ends on 15 April at around 11:00 pm.

Please note, extra charges may apply for transfer airport - hotel. (Prices below)

Extend your Yoga trip with a traditional Ayurveda treatment!

Prices for extended days in one of our Fit Ayurvedahotels with transfer from Hotel Marari Beach to the booked Ayurvedahotels and transfer back to the airport to Cochin. At Ayurveda Resorts Meiveda, Kairali, Soma Palace or Trivandrum Airport, for example. At Somatheeram Resorts, Poovar, Linta`s Golden Beach, Nikkis Nest etc. on request.

Flight from/to Frankfurt with Emirates via Dubai

07.04.2018 FRA-COK via Dubai 3:15 pm - 08.04.2018 Arrival COK 09:00 am

15.04.2018 COK-FRA via Dubai 04:30 am - 15.04.2018 Arrival FRA 1:15 pm

Additional accommodation at Cochin airport and individual transfer prices:

  • Supplement for one overnight stay the day before the start of the tour at the Flora Airport Hotel: € 45 Euro per person In the shared double room including breakfast and taxes. / Single room: € 85 Euro
  • Supplement for one overnight stay the day before the tour starts at the Lotus A 'Part Hotel: € 34 Euro p.P. In the shared double room including breakfast and taxes. / Single room: € 64 Euro
  • 06 stud stay - € 22 pp Shared double room including taxes. / Single room: € 45 (not valid for check-in after 18:00 to 00:00)
  • Transfer from Cochin Airport to the city with an air-conditioned car: € 50 per car.
  • Transfer from Mararikulam to Cochin Airport with air-conditioned car: € 72 per car.

Entry requirements for German nationals:

German citizens need a min. 6 months travel pass valid as well as a pre-requested tourist visa, which you can pay online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html or via the appropriate Visaservice.

Please note when applying for visa:

  • Costs approx. € 65 p.P
  • The maximum stay for this visa is 30 days after arrival in the country
  • The visa can only be applied for twice per calendar year for a simple entry into the country
  • Travelers must be in possession of a return or travel ticket and have enough financial resources to cover expenses during the stay
  • You can apply for the visa at the earliest 30 days and no later than 4 days before the start of the journey online at the above link

Please note that the entry regulations can change constantly.

Special vaccinations are not required at this time, but malaria prophylaxis is recommended.

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