Wayanad Jungle Trails – Hike | Boat | Safari – Journey with UcL

Wayanad Jungle Trails – Hike | Boat | Safari – Journey with UcL

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March 31, 2021 0

Hike | Boat | Safari
3 days / 2 nights | 6 people max.

Wayanad

Deep, dense jungles of Kerala overflowing with life


Hike & Boat

Trek up to the highest peak in Wayanad district; Mt. Chembra (6,900 ft.). Ferry atop a native bamboo raft to the protected Kuruva Island delta


Safari

Take a morning safari through Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary; the habitat of deer, boar, mongoose, jungle cats, bison, panther and elephant


Food & Music

Visit a tribal village near your UcL Stay for indigenous music/dance. Home cooked Kerala food that’s guaranteed to have you licking your fingers

Schedule

Day 1 – Welcome to the Jungle

  • Arrive at Pulpally, Wayanad District, Kerala by noon
  • Check in to your UcL Stay. Freshen up to a sumptuous lunch
  • Drive to the Kabini River and ferry across to Kuruvadweep atop the native bamboo rafts. Walk through the streams and cluster of little islands in a protected river delta. Click rare forms of flora and fauna, migratory birds in this uninhabited idyllic place
  • Reach the nearby village to catch a performance of tribal music/dance
  • Moonlight walk through the forest alongside a stream
  • Dinner is usually served on the front porch or under a canopy in the garden

Day 2 – All along the Watchtower

  • Early breakfast and 50 km ride to Chembra Peak Watchtower
  • Start trekking to the highest point in Wayanad; Chembra Peak at 2,100 m
  • Take a break at a heart-shaped lake on the way. Witness the beauty of the hills and valleys of Wayanad from the mountain top. Trek back down to starting point
  • *Lunch at a local eatery
  • On your way back, stop by at a reservoir to take in the sights
  • Relax/shower/change before Dinner at your UcL Stay
  • Campfire for you at night

Day 3 – Animals

  • Early morning (5:30 a.m.) drive to Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary; the habitat of deer, boar, mongoose, jungle cats, bison, panther and elephant
  • Breakfast at your UcL Stay
  • Trip ends
Inclusions
  • 2 nights at a UcL Stay
  • All local transport with driver; jeep for your safari
  • *All meals included except lunch on day two (order by choice at a local eatery)
  • UcL experiences of tribal cultural performance & cuisine
  • Local host and guide
  • All costs are ex-Pulpally
  • Entry fees for the sanctuaries, boat/raft, sightseeing spots etc. are to be borne by you (Rs. 270/person approx.)
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