CME & Cultural Tour of 
Southern India

November 25 - December 11, 2017

Optional 5-day extension to the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur)


"The trip was amazing , beyond my wildest expectations!!"

-- Dr. Kathy Hoegler, Guelph, On. - South India, 2014

“The whole trip was wonderful and very well organized. We appreciated the advance preparation information packages. The hotel accommodation was excellent and the guides provided a lot of background information in Indian culture and society which made the trip even more valuable as a learning experience. We enjoyed all of it – including meeting Dr. Peter, & Mary, Bloch (Group Medical Director) and the great people in the group!”

-- Dr. Ron Eliosoff, Ottawa - South India, 2013

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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 the Golden Triangle 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 (13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners included) 

CME Program 

(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

Cdn $6,995** / person (double occupancy)

 Academic program reg. fee $600 / registrant

 Transportation/hotel taxes & fees $645 / person

 Single supplement - add $1700

 Please note : All our pricing is in CANADIAN $ (competing  programs (that also usually do not include international air from  Canada) are often quoted in US$ resulting in a supplement of  almost 35% when converted into Cdn$ (based on Cdn$:US$  exchange rates at June 2017)  

**Early booking pricing until August 28, 2017 - after this date add      $500/person 

 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)

  • 13 breakfasts, 13 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:

  • Beverages (both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages)
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees for India (visa should be obtained in advance of arrival - current cost US$69/person)
  • Travel insurance

Useful Links and Files (Click below to view)

South India CME - Nov 2017 - Flyer

South India CME - Nov 2017 - Detailed Brochure


To register for this program please complete our online registration form at the secure page below.

South India CME - Nov 2017 - Registration Form

Although we suggest using our online registration form above, if you wish to complete our pdf form instead, please download, print and complete the registration form below from the link below. This form should then be returned by mail, fax or e-mail (scan) to the contact co-ordinates on the form. 

South India CME - Nov 2017 - Registration Form

And for an additional insight into our India programs, check out our article in The Medical Post below featuring Doctors-on-Tour!

Medical Post - Awash in Colour in India with Doctors-on-Tour


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

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