Spices & More in South India Jan-Feb 2020


Watch this space in case we do one in 2021.

Spices and More … in South India With Herbie and Liz

January 27th – February 15th 2020 (20 nights)

We invite you to join us, Herbie and Liz, as we return to our beloved India to take you to some places where many tourists don’t go! And some amazing places that you just can’t miss.
This is designed as a holiday, not an endurance test, and we have made the itinerary a little more leisurely than some earlier tours, so that you arrive home refreshed and well. Be a part of our small group and join the fun!

With places filling rapidly for our January 2020 Spices & More Tour to India, we would like to remind interested travellers that the cut off date for confirming bookings is 14th October 2019. We will only take a small group of no more than 18, so travellers are assured of the best attention.

Why a Spices & More Tour?

Explore India and enter the exciting and historic world of exotic spices that drew the early explorers from Portugal, Holland, France and England to this cradle of the spice trade, guided by Australia’s own spice specialists, Herbie and Liz.



Visits to India’s famous chilli market in Guntur, the largest chilli market in the world, before heading down the east coast to French influenced Pondicherry, the historic Hindu ruins of Hampi and the majestic Hindu temple in Madurai. From farms in Tamil Nadu we head up the hills to Kumily, the home of cardamom and pepper, then to historic Cochin to experience the steamy spice-rich regions and markets of the South.





See fresh green peppercorns being hand picked  from this tropical climbing vine native to the south of India.






In this land of great contrasts and unforgettable images, India’s unpredictability is part of its charm.  Will we see splendidly-attired temple elephants in Cochin, or a colourful wedding procession as we arrive at our hotel?  These were some of the unexpected delights encountered on previous tours.







Jane:”a fantastic trip with wonderful, lasting memories and amazing experiences.”

Anne: What can I say but  wow! and thank you , it was a great trip

Peter: you never know I could certainly do it again.

Doug: I had a GREAT TIME and would travel with you anywhere any time

Hazel: The trip was splendid and surpassed all my expectations.

To receive the complete itinerary, and booking information please email: herbiesspices@icloud.com