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We just finished a nine-day birding tour with Kalypso Adventures in Kerala, India and couldn't be happier with our experience. We were in India to attend a July wedding, which meant that we were there well outside the normal birding season—during monsoon, in fact!—but Kalypso worked with us to arrange a birding tour that let us make the most of time in the country. We visited a number of different biomes during our nine day adventure and Kalypso arranged our transportation, accommodation, and meals throughout. Overall, we highly recommend Kalypso Adventures for anyone interested in experiencing South India's amazing wildlife.


Eli Shupe | 25-07-2023

Birding Tours  |  Western Ghats Endemic Birding Tour    

Vineeth and Abid were so helpful. Vineeth gave proper simple and detailed instructions, either of them was always around us the whole time so all of us felt safe too. Will definitely recommend you guys to others who wish to do kayaking 

Sharath | 07-11-2021

Kayaking  |     

I would like to thank you all for a very enjoyable trip. I particularly wish to thank Shinas for his unfailing humour and positive attitude in all situations and his almost encyclopaedic knowledge of the plants and animals we passed on the trip. He also went out of his way to ensure that as a vegan I was well catered for at each of the hotels and restaurants we visited. I also admire the polite way he dissuaded us from cycling along main roads and through the worst of the afternoon heat. We quickly realised the error of our ways. I also wish to thank Sharat for his extremely careful driving through the worst of the traffic and weather that it seemed possible to find. We always felt safe and secure. He also exhibited great calmness in all situations, had a nice sense of humour and presented us with a gratefully received never ending supply of water and energy foods.
The roads were well chosen to experience things and avoid traffic and the visits to rice paddies, coconut factories, roadside gardens, brick works etc to see people working were the highlight of each day. How he organised the elephant in the lake I don't know. All the hotels and restaurants we stopped at were good and we were well treated by the staff. But I particularly wish you to pass on my huge thanks to the manager of the Athoor Lakeside bungalow hotel who astonished me by providing me with some great vegan meringues despite him and his chef not even knowing it was possible the day before. Also for the tasty vegan omelette the following morning. It was great to feel that someone was going out of their way to provide interesting food. Also my special thanks to the hotels and staff of the CGH Earth hotel chain who provided us with great accommodation in beautiful buildings, good food and staff who were unfailingly at the top of their game. I was very impressed by the tours, cookery demonstrations etc that are laid on for the residents and have already recommended them to a friend who is visiting Kerala later in the year.

I enjoyed the trip and would recommend it to anyone wishing to experience the sights and sounds of real India and believe it is good value for money.  

Paul Anderson | 09-01-2020

Cycling  |  Coast to Coast South India Cycling Tour    

I would like to thank Kalypso Adventures for our recent cycle tour of South India. The tour was excellent from start to finish. Great route chosen and lovely hotels. Very well organised trip.

Was fantastic as our guide and tour leader. He has an exceptional knowledge of the history, wildlife and culture of all of the amazing things that we saw along the route. He organised meals, hotel check in and cultural tours. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He looked after our safety whilst cycling and because of this I never felt unsafe on the Indian roads. He is a real asset to your organisation.

SHARAT (Support Vehicle Driver)
Was a very competent and safe driver, very calm and not phased by the busy Indian roads. All of my time spent in the traveller vehicle I felt completely safe.

Thank you again for a wonderful trip.

James Gibb  | 16-12-2019

Cycling  |  Coast to Coast South India Cycling Tour    

On behalf of the Fear team; Terry, Robbie and myself, we just want to sincerely thank you for the wonderful time we have had here in Kerala thanks to yours and Liz’s work in preparing such a fantastic tour that had everything we could possibly want in our trip.

Your team of Peter, Neerish and Samuel were superb and we really enjoyed their knowledge of India, their humour and efficiency. Please pass on our deep appreciation for all their efforts on our behalf. We also appreciated the time Francis gave us on our arrival in Fort Kochi.

We do not know what is in store for our much loved Liz but she has such a deep love for India and it’s people and it was a special time for us to see India with Liz, and we all take so many special memories of our time together here in your beautiful and diverse country. If you ever come to Australia, please let us know so we can attempt to repay some of the wonderful hospitality shown to us over here.

Tracey Fear | 24-11-2019

Multi Activity  |  Multi Activity Holiday in Kerala    

Our trip was a really good experience for us all. The cycling took us through some beautiful areas and Vipin was careful with the safety aspects shepherding us through the busy towns and junctions. Vipin was knowledgeable about the plants and scenery and knew the route thoroughly (having clearly done it many times). Rajeev was also always attentive with the van and supplies and extremely helpful. Vipin and Rajeev were particularly good for us given that I was doing this with our two sons aged 12 and 13 who have not undertaken a trip such as this before. They were patient and had the right attitude throughout.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Kalypso and Vipin for friends to do similar tours in the future. Indeed, I gave the credit to Kalypso upon us finishing the tour.  

Adrian Woodcock | 01-05-2019

Cycling  |  Kerala Mountain Biking Holiday    

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