CME & Cultural Tour of Southern
India: Chennai & the Spice Trail of

January 26 - February 9, 2013

Optional Extension: Visit the world-renowned Taj Mahal on our extension to the northern regions of Delhi & Agra!

"I do not have words to express my appreciation and admiration for the hospitality and service provide by your company and your partners on the ground in India!"

Dr. Janel Gracey, London (for more from our customers click here)

Let us take you away...

A special gift to the world, India engages, stimulates, excites, soothes and fascinates. Our program shows you the essence of the South and introduces you to it’s culture, history and ancient traditions plus it’s beautiful serene landscapes, distinctive cuisine and dance art forms together with a gentle people you will never forget. Start in Chennai(formerly Madras), the site of the first settlement of the East India Company, explore the ancient rock shore temples of Mahabalipuram and the stunning Meenakshi temple in Madurai before heading into the hill stations and tea estates of Munnar and the Western Ghats. Cruise in the Lake Periyar wildlife sanctuary, and relax in the Kerala backwaters both on a houseboat and at an ayurvedic retreat before ending at the historic capital and trading port of Kerala, Cochin with it’s Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch and British influences. Optional extension to Delhi and Agra (Taj Mahal) also available.

Tour Highlights

  • Marvel at the ancient rock shore temples at Mahabalipuram
  • Take a tea plantation walk in the expansive, hill station estates of Munnar
  • Trek the luxuriant forests of the Western Ghats and visit a world class wildlife sanctuary
  • Ride an elephant in the Periyar Wildlife Reserve
  • Pamper yourself at an Ayurvedic spa retreat in Kumarakom – the “Venice of the East”
  • Cruise the Kerala backwaters in a deluxe houseboat
  • Enjoy a cooking class in the mouth-watering local Kerala cuisine
  • Navigate the colourful city of Kochi with its beautiful colonial monuments, ethnically diverse population and lively local markets
  • Enjoy Indian cuisine at it’s finest (11 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners included)
  • First class accommodation throughout

CME Program / Group Medical Director: Dr. Peter Bloch, Toronto

(15+ CME hours focused on local health and healing practices and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Academic Conference with local and Canadian presenters (Kumarakom)
  • Ayurvedic medicine - presentation and hospital / pharmacy visits (Cochin)
  • Therapeutic yoga session / lecture (Sivanada Centre, Chennai)
  • Visit to SOS Children's Village (Chennai)
  • Public hospital / local dispensary visits (Cochin & Munnar)

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

 Price includes:

  • Modern, air-conditions coach transportation
  • Round trip international flights from Toronto to Chennai and Conchin to Toronto 

  • Accommodation for a total of 13 nights in first class properties  (including 1 night on a Kerala houseboat)

  • 11 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners in a combination of hotel and local restaurants 

  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including privately escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums 

  • Academic program and tours of local medical facilities 

  • Fully escorted tour and all admission fees 

  • Services of local English speaking cultural experts and guide

 Price excludes:

  • Visa fees for India (visa should be obtained in advance of arrival - current cost US$82/person) 

  • Travel insurance – please note, travel insurance (including medical and trip cancellation / interruption coverage) is highly recommended for this tour. Coverage is available through doctors-on-tour – please check for further details in our brochure

Useful Links and Files (Click below to download!)

South India CME - Jan 2013 - Full Brochure (inc. Delhi / Agra ext.)

Learn more from The Medical Post and Canadian Family Physician articles below featuring doctors-on-tour's Southern India program!

Awash in Color in India with doctors-on-tour (Medical Post - Dr. Mel Borins)

Traditional Medicine of India (Canadian Family Physician - Dr. Mel Borins)

Our recommended RBC Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the RBC Insurance button below to take out travel insurance.

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