India Tuk Tuk Adventure

India Tuk Tuk Adventure

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India Tuk Tuk Adventure

10 Days Starting and ending in Kochi

Visiting: Kochi, Cheruthuruthi, Pollachi, Kodaikanal, Bodimettu, Kumily, Alappuzha

Tour operator:

Large Minority

Tour code:

INDIA23

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 20

Physical rating:

Medium

Age range:

18-65

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Quad Biking, Sightseeing

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$4477
$4254 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224

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Tour Overview

Welcome to the India Tuk-Tuk Challenge! Fact: lots of people have been to India. In fact, you can barely move for people who’ve been to India. It’s all “India this” and “India that.” And that’s not a bad thing. India is amazing. Properly amazing. But, the next time someone comes up to you and starts going on about India, imagine you were able to respond with: “Sorry, can I stop you there? I actually once drove a rickshaw about 1000km around India on my own, so whatever you have to say about India, it better be more interesting than that. And if it isn’t, well-intentioned though I’m sure you are, my suggestion is that you leave this conversation posthaste and go and have a long, hard think about how decidedly pedestrian your trip to India was compared to mine. OK?” Yeah. Cool innit. It’ll kick-off in Kerala then wind up, down, under and around this incredible sub-continent, before eventually arriving back in Kerala, like a big, spicy, self-drive boomerang. And there it is. The India Challenge. Are we good or what?

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival & Training Day
Location: Kochi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Kilians Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Get ready for an exciting week packed with fun, adventure and challenges.

Today is all about getting to know the beast. We will post the schedule for your driving lessons in the Vamoos Travel App before your arrival.

You will meet the other teams during the welcome gathering. The official India Tuk Tuk Challenge kick-off dinner will be in the main hotel restaurant.

Day 2 : 125Km To Cheruthuruthy
Location: Cheruthuruthi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: River Retreat
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, luggage handover (at the parking lot) and the route briefing (at reception) you are off on your own 125km to Cheruthuruthy.

Day 3 : 82Km To Pollachi
Location: Pollachi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Coco Lagoon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Another 82 km on the road in your richshaw and several challenges to complete on the way.

Day 4 : 130Km To Kodaikanal
Location: Kodaikanal
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Le Poshe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast you need to find your way to Kodaikanal, some 130 km away. Don't forget to tick off those challenges.

Day 5 : Rest Day
Location: Kodaikanal
Accommodation Name: Le Poshe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today you can rest and enjoy the surroundings of Kodaikanal.

Day 6 : 130Km To Bodimettu
Location: Bodimettu
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Shola Crown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Another 130 km to go and several challenges to complete.

Day 7 : 89Km To Kumily
Location: Kumily
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Forest Canopy
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

And you are back on the road driving 89 km to Kumily.

Day 8 : 130Km To Alleppey
Location: Alappuzha
Accommodation: Houseboat
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

130 km until you reach Alleppey.

Day 9 : 60Km To Kochi
Location: Kochi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Trinity Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Last day with your tuk-tuk and last change to complete the challenges.

It’s time to say goodbye to Old Faithful. Your noble steed. Your Tuk Tuk’s will need to be handed back, after you arrive at the Finish Line.

The last night together and the much awaiting award ceremony and farewell party.

Day 10 : Departure
Location: Kochi
Meals Included: Breakfast

It is time to say good-bye and see you next time. Maybe on another challenge in a different part of the world?

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation for 2 or 3 people (9 nights) in double, twin or triple rooms. 1 room per team.

  • Meals – Half Board

    Half Board – 9 delicious locally-made breakfasts and dinners.

  • Training and driving lessons on arrival day.

  • India Rickshaw Challenge logistics & legal stuff (mechanics, support team, permits, luggage truck).

  • Hire and use of 1 genuine, ready-to-roll rickshaw for the duration of the Challenge. Third party liability insurance included.

  • Welcome pack (sim card and phone, map, t-shirt, event bag, phrase-book, navigational sheets).

  • 10 % contribution to our Meaningful Travel projects including school visits.

  • Awards ceremony & farewell party.

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Rickshaw spare parts and repairs (approx. total £40-120 per team).

  • Fuel (approx. total £100 per team).

  • Day to day costs (approx. £x30 per day for lunch and drinks).

  • Rickshaw Pimpin.

Optional Extras

Check out our Q&As

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, we can assist with pre and/or post tour accommodation.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, flights are not included.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No, airport transfer is not included, but can be arranged.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    When you book a Large Minority challenge, up to 5% of your trip price is automatically donated to our flagship projects in the country you’ve picked to visit. And there’s more too. You’ll actually get to stop-in and see these projects on the ground. You’ll meet the kids, learn a bit about the community initiative and understand exactly where your money went. Cue the warm and fuzzy feels. When picking these foundation projects, we put a big emphasis on education. We don’t want to get all Presidential about this, but we really believe the kids are our future. We really think travel can make the world a better place, and to do that we’ve focused our meaningful travel efforts on three main areas: environment, learning resources and leisure activities. We organise these projects through local public schools (with a helping hand from a few hand-picked local charities and NGOs). The NGO or organisation provides all the logistical stuff, while the beneficiary school handles the ground level prep and the official handing over event. Each project is monitored for 48 months to make sure it’s doing what we want it to do, then the successful models are rolled out in other areas of the country. Please read more under our Sustainability & Responsible Travel section (in our profile)

  • Can the route change?

    We try to stick to the original route and accommodation as much as possible, but they can be subject to change from time to time. There may also be times when we have to split the reservations across two or more hotels due to capacity issues but we will always let you know.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, our accommodation choices meet health & safety standards. We strongly believe that after a full day of dirty adventuring everyone should be treated to a little bit of luxury. We hand pick all of our accommodation and make sure it's just right for that little bit of down time after a hard day on the road. You won't be disappointed!

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    In addition to having the time of your life on our adventure challenges, you’ll be contributing to the lives of locals and the environment. 5% of every dollar we get goes straight back to our flagship charity projects in the countries we visit.

  • is there an age limit?

    Yes, you’ve got to be at least 18 years old in order to participate. We don’t have a maximum age, but if you’re over 65 we definitely recommend checking with your insurer to make sure you qualify for the medical insurance you’ll need to take part. The Challenge is physically tough, but by no means extreme – we won’t sugar-coat it. You should really only take part if you’re in decent physical shape and your health is A-Okay.

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Nov 16, 2024 - Nov 25, 2024
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    Large Minority requires a minimum deposit of 399 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of large minority charges.

    Up to 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 44 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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