- 4th time running tour hosted by Chef Joe Thottungal -Silver medalist at the 2017 Canadian Culinary championship
- Private home visits and meet families
- Guided by local English speaking tour guide
- Backwater cruising
A wonderful experience with a wonderful guide. The tour guide was a special person who added immeasurably to the enjoyment of the tour. Good setup with spontaneous additions by the tour guide which added worth. It was the most fabulous adventure.
– James BT of ON, Canada
My trip was wonderful! In the South of India, the culinary tour was fabulous. Chef Joe was lovely; the Team we traveled
with was excellent; we had an excellent tour guide; all of the sights were great and, our group itself was terrific. The cooking demonstrations were exceptional; it goes without saying that the cuisine was superb; we toured a few kitchens, which
was very interesting and we received several recipes as a very nice keepsake, including a very nice booklet that the Spice Villages sent to our individual e-mails. Meeting, and interacting with, Chef Joe and his family were definitely a highlight for me.
– Margaret G of BC, Canada
The Elephant Court Hotel was wonderful! The variety of activities and hotels and shopping and dining offered on this trip were fantastic. A wonderful tour, allowing an in-depth look at Kerala’s varied sights, sounds, and tastes, including how and where the food and spices are grown. Overall I would highly recommend this tour.
– Linda M of ON, Canada
The culinary program arranged by Chef Joe Thottongal was excellent. His contacts and relationships in Kerala were a great asset to him and thus to us. I feel that we missed nothing in his introduction to the culture and cuisine of Kerala.
– Hallam J of ON, Canada