Over view in a car, overnight cruising in a Houseboat. Red Card ( most coveted ) holder guide offer the tour.
Discover a unique blend of diverse cultures, traditions and architecture during this scenic and informative tour of Cochin and Alleppey. Highlights of your half-day sightseeing include visits to historic Fort Cochin, the St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace and Paradesi Synagogue, along with some time at your leisure in the Jewish Town.
Later drive to Alleppey for houseboats. Once these were spice boats or rice boats which used to carry black pepper, ginger, cardamom, cloves, turmeric, and later cashew nuts, tea coffee, rice, rubber and coir. The spice boats now innovated into luxury houseboats for hosting tourists from world over. Made from teak it has caulked hull with bamboo roof. Bedrooms spacious for two and laid with Cambridge white bed linen and have attached powder rooms. This house boat meanders through the backwaters studded with coconut groves and lush green paddy fields. Paddy fields attract us as they lie below sea level. We can witness the life of villagers educated and prosperous on the banks.
Our day and the time we start the tour is flexible and is meant to accommodate your schedule and interests.
Day 1. Arrive Cochin
Day 2. Visits in Cochin
Day 3. . An overland drive from Kochi to Alleppey.
On arriving Alleppey board a houseboat boat to do an overnight cruise along the Kerala backwaters.
Day 4. After the cruise drive to a beach hotel for leisure and lunch.
After lunch drive back to Kochi.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Terminal of Cochin Port / City hotel( or any where as agreed mutually.)
End location: Cruise Terminal of Cochin Port. / City hotel. ( or anywhere as mutually agreed.)
Duration: 4 days
A/c.Toyota Innova SUV is used for 2 passengers. Exclusive & Private Houseboat hired from a reputed supplier is used for the onernight cruise in Alleppey backwaters..
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 Indian Rupee - Fnd buying souvenirs. No possibility to any increase.
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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Very nice tour. The backwaters of Kerala are so different than the port cities along the coast. It is really a beautiful area. Joyce, our guide, was very knowledgeable and professional. He was eager to accommodate any of our needs.