Experience Kerala Holiday Planners

Experience Kerala Holiday Planners

Experience Kerala Holiday Planners
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Multi-day ToursSightseeing ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Experience the magic of Kerala with our Cochin Day Trips. We are Team Experience Kerala, a team of passionate travellers turned Professional Holiday Planners. We ensure that you are not just visiting Kerala but rather experiencing it. At Experience Kerala, we combine our in-depth knowledge of the region and personalized services to deliver Kerala Holidays that stay etched in our clients' minds forever.
Kochi (Cochin), India

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Traveler_AshP
24 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
You cannot go wrong when you are with experience kerala!! They take care of everything from the detailed itinerary to the last minute requests. I had already availed of their services in 2018, this time I even did all my hotel bookings with them also and they did a wonderful job as usual. We got a detailed plan in advance from Mr. Ray Thomas which was very reasonably priced .Mr. Sateesh was waiting at the airport when we arrived at Kochi. Sateesh is a a guide and driver, we never felt a language barrier since he was around, he translated, bargained and advised us throughout our stay. Ray is an absolute gem of a person, he even managed to get us tickets for the boat ride on the periyar lake in the middle of the dushera holidays, I kept calling him and he was gracious to pick up and reply even late at night. Thanks to both Ray and Sateesh we were able to do the elephant ride and watch the Kathkali and Kalaripayattu programs. If you are looking for a good guide and holiday planner for Kerala, just call Ray and you will have a great time.
Written 25 November 2023
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Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to know that you have enjoyed the experience here with us. Thanks for being a part of our journey.
Written 26 November 2023
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manish jain
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Very good knowledge abd way of explaination is good, wether its thier website or offer all are very well carfted to make u understand things very well, mr ray thomas is very soft spoken perosn guided and answered each and every question of mine and submitted multiple quotes ..but due to some budget problem from myside i could not book with them but i really try next time i plan or recommend to my relative or friends .
Written 3 November 2023
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We look forward to plan your trip next time.
Written 16 November 2023
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Bustar1729
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We first contacted Experience Kerala Holiday Planners after reading some of their responses to travellers’ questions in the Kerala forums. We spoke to Ray Thomas about what we would like to cover on our trip. Ray prepared a detailed itinerary for us at a very affordable price using midrange hotels. We requested to upgrade the hotels to 4-5* . Ray worked with us to provide various options and encouraged us to read the reviews before we finally selected the hotels. Our trip covered Kumarakom, Munnar and Thekkady. The houseboat was very comfortable and food was well prepared.
Our stay at Little Chembaka in Kumarakom was the highlight of our trip! Lovely accommodation, welcoming hosts, delicious food. You can read my review here.
Each day of the trip was well planned so it was not at all tiring. Our driver Mr Rajeev, was excellent. He guided us to best scenic spots, sightseeing spots and all the good places to eat in each town. He drove well and we felt safe in the car.
Ray liaisoned with our driver throughout the trip to make sure all was going according to plan. He was only a phone call away if we needed to talk to him (which we had no occasion to!).
We are looking forward to planning our next trip to Kerala with Ray and the team from Experience Kerala Holiday Planners!
Written 17 February 2023
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Thanks for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure hosting you. You are most welcome to re-visit Kerala and plan your travels with us again!
Written 14 April 2023
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Mariana K
10 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
The experience we had was superb! We gave very little input on what our expectations were - just that we want an active vacation in the nature and at the same time feel comfortable regarding accommodation and that was hit spot on. We saw the surroundings, wild and local life - all activities that were suggested met our idea of an adventurous vacation. Special thanks to our driver mr Rajeev who was absolutely professional and took care of all the ticket bookings and logistics, even if we had any hiccups on the road he quickly navigated to the best possible result, always took into consideration our wishes. Our favourite part was that we could just switch off from our everyday life and didn’t have to think or decide much rather that just go with the flow and not stressing. Would do that all over again.
Written 4 February 2023
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It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the travel experience. Thanks for the wonderful review!
Written 15 April 2023
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bell5781
Bromley Cross, UK118 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
My wife and I first approached Experience Kerala pre-covid, on recommendation from a friend who had previously used their service. Together we devised a skeleton itinerary, but the trip was put on hold, due to unforeseen circumstances. Covid delayed plans further, but as soon as we could we recontacted the company, and Ray. I was impressed that the company remembered our previous discussions and plans. The communication between Ray and myself was first class. Together, using our preferences, and Ray’s local knowledge and experience, we settled on an itinerary over 21 days, beginning in Kovalam, and visiting Varkala, Kumerakum (house boat and canoe trip with homestay), Fort Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Madurai, Tajore, Pondicherry and ending in Chennai.
Ray helped us with accommodation options, booking the majority as part of the tour. He also arranged a cycle tour, jeep safaris, canoe trip, and walking tours. We were only required to pay a small deposit prior to departure which was an easy process, payable by credit card from the uk, and all was fully receipted.
We arrived in Kerala in the early hours at the airport where we were greeted by our driver for the entire 21 days, Mr. Rajeev. Our car was a new, clean and comfortable Honda 4x4. If you have ever visited India you will know how mental the roads are! Mr. R was a very smart, friendly and safe driver, who spoke excellent English. Over the 21 days Mr. R, was our driver, guide, 24/7 point of contact and translator. He was in daily contact with Ray, making sure that our every need was taken care of. Mr.R became our friend.
Highlights of our trip were all the events suggested and booked by Ray. The best was the Canoe Kerala with homestay and cookery school. Absolutely amazing and a must do if in the Kumerakum area.
In summary, an excellent company, offering a bespoke product of the highest standard, at a very reasonable price.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Ray and the team.
Written 7 December 2022
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It was our pleasure to host you. We highly appreciate the wonderful review! Thanks a lot!
Written 15 April 2023
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Brierley P
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Vimal helped us with airport transfers and a couple of other shorter trips during our stay in Kerala, and delivered an excellent service. He was always on time, very polite and respectful, and the car was the best standard of our trip to India so far. Would highly recommend.
Written 11 October 2022
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Thank you so much!
Written 15 April 2023
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Venkateswara Rao V
Visakhapatnam, India1 contribution
Oct 2022
The entire trip started with good experience, come that be pick up from day one and till the sendoff the last day, the entire escorting was in safety and very well organized, me and my family felt like we are in safe hands of Rey Chetta and my cab guy Mr. Vimal was very nice and understanding person, very well experiences with routes and situation , where to go and not to go, was guiding as so very well. didn't made us feel like we are outsider, been good friends :) my kids love this guy very much and the Chef in the home stay, was awesome, cooks good so good, wish i could have stayed more for few more days ...the experience with Experience Kerela team was superb, i strongly recommend, if these guys and this team approaches for your tour just take it with closed eye, you will experience will be heaven!

I will be planning my next trip soon:))))
Written 10 October 2022
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It was our pleasure to host you. Wishing you wonderful journeys ahead and sending love to the little ones. Thank you so much for choosing us!
Written 15 April 2023
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Joel
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Solo
Excellent transport pprovider with a friendly touch in God's own country who goes the extra mile to make you happy.
Prompt in responses. Punctual service. I contacted Ray for options to drop me to my home about 150 Kms from Kochi airport. Ray was constantly in touch and arrange the transport as promised on time.
Vehicle provided was decent and driver was excellent with safe driving habits. I never felt unsafe in their hands.

I will definitely turn to Ray and team for any transport services that I need

Five stars for the amazing experience.
Written 31 January 2022
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Thanks a lot for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to extend our helping hands.
Written 15 April 2023
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AABHA G
2 contributions
Dec 2021
Ray and his team: Amazing travel planners, listens to the requirement and appropriately suggests the travel plan. Very approachable and has good idea of all the relevant spots. Never faced any challenge in terms of service or locations. Ray stayed in contact with the assigned driver to check our comfort. In fact, he tried his best to provide us upgradation where possible. If you want a hassle-free travel to Kerala, just rely on Ray and his team. Already looking forward to our next trip to South Kerala.
Written 16 January 2022
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It was our pleasure to host you. We are happy to know that you loved the experience. Thanks a lot! We are looking forward to host you once again for the much awaited South Kerala trip.
Written 15 April 2023
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Aparna
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We had a week's vacation in Dec. The entire hotel suggestions and bookings were done through them. Special thanks to Ray, all the resorts and hotels we stayed perfectly matched our needs. The entire process of check in/check outs were hassle free. Also, we got perfect deals for very good resorts and hotels through them even though it was peak season. Will definitely recommend them for any friends and family.
Written 5 January 2022
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
Written 15 April 2023
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