The APSWC Kerala Spa Study Tour has been organized in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (APSWC), by Pioneer Personalized Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Cochin, India.
In a world where we seem to copy and paste with little understanding of the why, this tour to Kerala, which is considered to be the home of Ayurvedic practices, is an educational based event for spa and wellness industry professionals and avid spa goers alike to learn the why, and have a better understanding of authentic Ayurvedic practices. So switch off from the world for a few days and immerse yourself into a unique lifestyle and all its elements. Bring an open mind, minimal baggage, a yoga mat (optional), and pen & paper to take notes for this back-to-basics educational event.
About the APSWC: The APSWC is a not-for-profit organisation, officially registered in Singapore in July ‘07 – the result of an informal roundtable where spa & wellness industry professionals from across the region gathered in Singapore in May ’06 to map out a development strategy to improve and promote the spa industry for the benefit of all. For a list of APSWC activities visit www.apswc.org.
Disclaimer: While every effort shall be made to provide the tour on the dates and in the venues and with the inclusions stated, we reserve the right to amend these without notice and or to cancel the event for any reason without liability to the APSWC Board, its members or assignees.
Tour Program is 10 – 15 August, 2017. Early arrival or extensions are possible at an additional charge
Treatments will be confirmed by an Ayurvedic physician after consulting based your body conditions and requirements.
It is not always possible to book the time slot in advance. Hence the time will only be announced at time of consultation on the first day.
Ayurveda treatments cannot be undertaken during the menstrual cycle.
Vehicle is available only as per the itinerary.
Normal Hotel Check- In & Check-Out will be 1400 Hrs / 1200Hrs and rooms for early arrival & later departure will be subject to availability.
Full Board basis (Ayurvedic Diet/Vegetarian)
It is advisable to show one’s medical history to the Doctor during consultation to help plan for best results, taking into consideration any specific problems.
Consumption of Alcohol during the tour is not recommended
Rooms are limited and subject to availability on a first-come-first-served-basis, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Air Fares & visa charges not included.
DAY 01: 10th Aug – ARRIVAL COCHIN AIRPORT – PALAKKADU
Arrive Cochin airport, on arrival you will be met by our representative. Board your coach at 09.00 depart for Palakkadu (guests staying at Courtyard by Marriot will be picked up at 09.15). On arrival check in to Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort. Kairali one of the well-known name in Ayurveda who follow the traditional methods of Ayurveda treatments. Lunch at the resort. Later consult with the in house doctor who will recommend the treatments / sessions as per your health requirements. Evening a lecture on the history on Ayurveda. Dinner and stay in the resort.
DAY 02: 11th Aug – PALAKKADU
Time for Yoga.
After breakfast proceed to Pollachi to visit Ayurveda Herbs plantation and factory to understand more about Ayurveda medicines and its preparations. Dinner and night stay at resort.
DAY 03: 12th Aug – PALAKKADU
Yoga and Ayurveda at the resort.
By noon proceed to Kalari Kovilakam – an old palace converted to an Ayurveda place, after lunch explore Kalari Kovilakam. Evening drive back to Kairali. Dinner and night stay at the resort.
DAY 04: 13th Aug – PALAKKADU
Yoga and Ayurveda at the resort.
During the day visit to a nearby Ayurveda hospital where the local people come for treatments, this gives you an idea of the influence of Ayurveda on the local people. Dinner and night stay in the resort.
DAY 05: 14th Aug – PALAKKADU – COCHIN (4.30 Hrs)
After breakfast check out from the resort and drive to Cochin. On arrival check in to the hotel.
Afternoon proceed for a sightseeing trip of heritage Cochin covering Dutch Palace, which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and was presented to the Raja of Cochin as a gesture of goodwill. The Jewish Synagogue was originally constructed in 1568, but was destroyed by Portuguese in 1662. This was rebuilt two years later when the Dutch took over Cochin. The St. Francis Church, said to be India’s oldest European-built church was constructed in 1503. Having died in Cochin in 1524, Vasco da Gama was buried here for 14 years before his remains were taken to Lisbon. Evening, drive to the Cultural Centre where you can enjoy the Kathakali dance show. Dinner and stay in Cochin.
DAY 06: 15th Aug – COCHIN – COCHIN AIRPORT
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport at the time of departure flight.