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Elephants and Birds of Kerala - Walking and camping inside Periyar!

8 days from £1540*

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This is a very different approach to most travel companies promoting Periyar tiger reserve, who will 'lock' their clients away in a hotel and only allow them to take a crowded boat safari in one small area of this very beautiful national park. Following an extensive reccie tour to Periyar in February 2015, Wildlife Trails in partnership with a local company are able to promote exhilerating 'walking safaris' within the park and not only following the main route through the parks own 'Periyar Tiger Trail' program. If you are adventerous, have medium to good fitness and want to see a part of the sanctuary that few visitors do, then this is the best Periyar wildlife tour for you. Because both Periyar and Thattekad are two of the best birding locations in South India, we have included a 2 night extension at Hornbill Camp, located close to Thattekad bird sanctuary.


This is a Private Tour

  1. Day 1

    Arrive into Cochin and take a private car transfer 4 hours to the Spice Village just outside of Periyar tiger reserve

  2. Day 2

    Early morning local birding with private guide. Late afternoon boat ride on Periyar Lake looking for Elephants, otters and large marsh mugger crocodiles

  3. Day 3-5

    Three days and 2 nights of basic camping and walking safari inside Periyar tiger sanctuary, with the chance to see wild elephants, river otters and Indian Gaur. Finish your trekking and overnight again at the Spice Village

  4. Day 6

    After breakfast transfer by car 3 hours to Hornbill Camp in Thattekad where you will relax in your tented accommodation next to the beautiful Periyar River

  5. Day 7

    Early morning private birding with expert guide in the buffer area of Thattekad bird sanctuary. Rest of the day free for your own activities

  6. Day 8

    When appropriate you will transfer 3 hours back to Cochin to connect with your onward flight.

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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