Upgrades and downgrades in room/suite/villa type are available at our preferred resorts upon request. You also have the option to reserve your own resort stays, and have Easy Tours include flights and any transfers that are required. You can ask for more details and pricing about one or more of these resorts when you submit the Reservation Form for the Main Tour.
The Leela Goa
(Luxury - $$$$)
About The Leela Goa: The best beach and resort in India’s iconic laid-back coastal region of Goa. This is an expansive 75 acres peninsula made of lush tropical gardens with a river on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Lagoons with lotuses meander through the resort and there is a beautiful wide and uncrowded beach, while on the other end of the resort is a riverfront fine-dining restaurant. Multiple water sports are available and need to be arranged directly with the resort.
We recommend the expansive Club Suite or Club Suite with Plunge Pool room types. These suites have associated benefits as well as golf course and Arabian Sea views. We can reserve other room types if you prefer.
While at Goa we recommend one day of sightseeing that will include the Churches and Convents of Goa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a visit to a picturesque Spice Plantation for a local naturalist guided tour and lunch from their all-natural farms, the charming community of Fontainhas, recognized by UNESCO as a Heritage Zone which has vibrantly colorful 18th & 19th Century Portuguese mansions and streets. This needs to be added to your itinerary soon after you reserve your tour.
Getting to Goa from Cochin: From Cochin Airport you will be on a connecting flight on a no-frills airline, but the two flights will be about an hour each. There will be a cost reduction for the last night’s hotel stay from the main tours pricing if you select Goa, which will be adjusted in the Leela Goa option pricing. Upon your arrival at Goa airport and you are greeted by your VIP Airport Concierge as you disembark your plane and you will now be escorted through baggage claim and introduced to a facilitator who will escort you to your luxury oceanfront destination.
Departing from Goa: Some international airlines, including two highly rated airlines, Qatar and Emirates, have nonstop flights from Goa to their main hubs (and from there to many airports in the United States), thereby eliminating the need to fly to another city in India at the end of your time in Goa. Alternatively, your Goa excursion can include a nonstop flight back to Delhi, and if your flights departure timing requires, a stay near Delhi Airport.
Recommended Maldives Resorts
You already know about the Maldives! The unmatched clarity of the water and the drop-dead beauty of the surrounding corals at our recommended luxury resorts in the Maldives have to be seen to be believed. You can choose to just relax enjoy this heaven on earth, or select from available adventure activities include snorkeling, scuba diving (PADI certified), and parasailing and a lot more.
The two Maldives resorts we recommend below are restricted to guests who are 15 years or older. For families with younger children please contact us for our recommendations.
Getting to the Maldives from Cochin: Accessing the Maldives from Cochin will require a slightly earlier departure from the Oberoi Vrinda on your last morning, before boarding a short nonstop no-frills flight from Cochin to Male. Please note that this flight only operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You will be greeted at Male airport and escorted to the boarding of your scenic seaplane ride to the island resort. There will be a nominal cost reduction for 1 night’s airport hotel stay from the main tours pricing if you select the Maldives option, which will be adjusted in the Maldives Resort Option’s pricing.
Departing the Maldives: Many international airlines, including Singapore, Cathay, Qatar, Etihad and Emirates, have nonstop flights from the Maldives airport to their main hubs, thereby eliminating the need to fly back to India at the end of your time in the Maldives. If you so require, your excursion can include a flight back to Delhi, and, if your international flights departure timing requires, a stay at the Oberoi Gurgaon near Delhi Airport.
Gorgeous luxury resort on a private island with over-water and beachfront lodging options. Largest all-glass underwater restaurant in the world.
Your resort stay at Hurawalhi starts with a B&B package. Half Board, Full Board, and All-Inclusive Plus Packages are available. All Meal Packages do not include the underwater restaurant (available for addendum charge with meal packages). Some of the available experiences also have individual charges paid directly to the resort.
We recommend you review the resorts website - https://www.hurawalhi.com/ for details on the available Villa/Suite types, the list of available activities and water sports and excursions, some of which are included while others aren’t, and the comprehensive details of the All Inclusive Plus Plan, which we recommend for most guests.
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island
(Ultra-Luxury & Ultra All-Inclusive - $$$$$$)
There are only 15 Over Water Villa’s on this completely solar powered island. Their signature concept of Anything. Anywhere. Anywhere. that is unmatched even in the ultra-luxury lodging industry. Sustainable in every part of their operations.
The experience starts at your arrival on Male Airport. You are greeted and taken to their private VIP Lounge until it is time for you to be escorted where the seaplane awaits.
Ultimate all-inclusive luxury - we recommend you view details of the resort and their incredibly comprehensive list of luxurious inclusions: https://www.kudadoo.com/
Please review the following aspects on their website
Residences: 13 One Bedroom Residences, 2 Two Bedroom Residences
Exquisite Culinary Journeys: Multiple Luxury Culinary Experiences. Underwater Restaurant has an extra charge.
Wine Cellar: Over 80 Top Rated Wine Labels and close to 10 highly ranked Champagnes are included. There is an Extra Charge for the Owners Very Private Wine Selection.
Luxury Spa: Unlimited Holistic Treatments
Play: Unlimited water sports of all kinds. Unlimited PADI Diving and Snorkeling among amazing corals and a plethora of marine life. Unlimited Luxury Sailings, Deserted Island Picnics, Dolphin Expeditions and more.