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Kochi, Kerala., India

Hello Travelers! Greetings from Cochin ( Kochi ) Kerala.

Let me invite you to one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. The towering Western Ghat Mountains, and a net work of 44 rivers will definitely enchant you and will leave you with memories lingering for years after your first visit. Here you can meet people who have a special skill in hospitality and tend to invite you to their house for a tender coconut brought down from the tree just for you or a cup of home made blue mountain tea.

Culture, tradition and history varies in whole south India. Ask for repository of Dravidian culture in the south of India, I can give you the popular sites at the same time surprise you with the unknown.

Tours at comfortable pace, customized to your preferences are what I offer. These will be very essentially private tours in every sense. Pay me only prices for tours much less the excursion managers charge. My personalized tours will exceed your expectations. I am patient, flexible and always try harder.

You can speak about anything you want to do here. I will organize it in a perfect way. Ask me for a tour through the conventional attractions or off peg villages or towns to see how the real life in Cochin is. Ask for traditional lunch during the tour …. or a little café for great service and food on the balcony while watching daily life of the locals …. . any thing…. anything…. and I will let you surprise.

My name is Joyce, and I am certified tour guide and hold the Red Card ( most coveted ) of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

There are a few tours listed for your consideration. These tours are specially designed for travelers who look forward to exclusive experiences. Same time options kept open for you to include your preferences.
I invite you to read the feedback history of my services alongside this page.

The cost of the tours I offer is most reasonable and price worthy. For transport I use Premium vehicles. But your preferences will prevail.

My long experience of travels to the tourist destinations of south India with all sizes of groups have seasoned me to provide best results. I have worked for many international tour operating companies of repute.
I have also offered my services to many passengers of cruise liners called at Kochi Port. I offer day return shore excursions and city tours.

My vehicles are chauffeured by most enthusiastic men and women. They are bound by attitudes to attract the entire satisfaction of the travelers.

I have always loved the company of travelers and it is my passion to work as the unofficial ambassador of my country.

Eminent personalities I was assigned to.

1. Mr. Richard Attenburough who came to Kerala to shoot the Oscar winning film "Gandhi. "
2. Mr. Alexander Fret of "Chasing the Monsoon"
3. Mr. Simon Winchester, of "Conte Naste, " Magazine U. S. A. ,
4. Mr. P. R. S. Oberoi and his son Mr. Vikram Obreroi.
5. Duke of Kent, T R H Prince Edward (Edward George Nicholas Patrick Paul), and the Duchess of Kent, H R H The Duchess of Kent (Katharine Kent ).
6. Mr. Edward Mc Kay Hyde, USA, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs ( Leading Global Investment Banking Securities Management Company. )c
7. Mr. Gerald Eskenazi USA The New York Times. 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
8. Dr. Prof. Graeme Fogelberg, Vice Chancellor, Uneversity of Otago, Dunedin, New Zeland 1993 - 2004 and his wise Mrs. Mary Fogelberg, my guests on 16th and 17th March, 2011
9. Mr. Carlos Duarte Ambassador Brazil. on 4th March 2014
10. Ms. Ana Louise souza on 23rd and 24th March 2014
11. Mr. Harry A. Milman on February 2017, is the author of A DEATH AT CAMP DAVID and an international authority in toxicology
12. R. Waldbaum Professor of Urology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Vice President for Physician Relations for North Well Health System, USA. November 2017
13. Lord Michael Levy. President of Volunteering Matters, Jewish Care, Jewish Free School (JFS) and Jewish Lads' and Girls' Brigade (JLGB).
14. Mr. Peter Taksøe-Jensen Danish Ambassador to India.

Read my ToursByLocals blog entry!

A Recent Review of this guide

Joyce was an excellent guide. He planned a private houseboat tour for us on the Backwaters of Alappuzha that included a wonderful south India lunch including several curries, fish and chicken as typical in the region. We wanted a chance to buy spices on the way back to the ship and he took extra time to take us to the spice market his wife goes for her spices that probably never had a tourist in the place. The total cost for out party of 4 was considerably less than the ship's tour and very personal.
John Diddams

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I am a graduate in Economics & Indian History. I have RED CARD, Tourist Guide Licence, from Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India. I have obtained Diploma in German Language. I have undergone periodical refresher courses for Tourists Guides conducted by my parent department as well as the reputed institute 'KITTS' ( Kerala Institute of Tourism And Travel Studies. )


I have the approval of the Ministry of Tourism Govt.of India to guide tourists in south India. .
A few temples do not allow non Hindus to enter the sanctum. I will not be able to guide the tourists there, as I am not a Hindu.

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Cochin City Tour - Private Tour for up,...

A tour of Jewish Town, Dutch Palace, Fort Kochi, Chinese Nets and first,...

370 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

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Cochin Shore Excursion - A small group,...

Cochin Tour for 10 passengers covering all attractions plus your choices.

295 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

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Houseboat Excursion in Kerala backwaters.,...

Cruising with lunch in private houseboat, overview of Cochin.

495 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Tour of Cochin and Kathakali Dance.

City Tour of Cochin combined with Kathakali the classical dance drama,...

550 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

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Mystical South India Trip


Unseen world on the east and west cost of south India.

4368 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

23 days

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Martial Art Kerala Tour


Go exploring the unseen Kerala, find a culture unique.

400 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

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Kerala Life Tour along Plantations


Go to the most prosperous region of India, with plantations of spices,,...

500 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

10 hours

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Trvandrum City Tour in a Sedan

8 -9 hours tour of the capital city of Kerala ( Trivandrum ) visiting,...

375 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Cape Tour - land's end of India and confluence,...


Cape of India, the southern tip, the confluence of the three sees.,...

400 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

12 hours

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Kerala and Alleppey Backwaters & Orientation,...

Over view in a car, overnight cruising in a Houseboat. Red Card ( most,...

1300 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

4 days

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Kerala and Madurai Highlights in 8 days

Cochin, Alleppey Houseboat, Marari, Periyar, Madurai, Munnar, Cochin

1450 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

8 days

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