Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Kochi, Kerala, India by Tour Guide Joyce

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Ruth Gilbert

Canada
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Tour: #16514, Houseboat Excursion in Kerala backwaters. Ideal for cruise ship passengers, customized for Ruth Gilbert., Kochi, Kerala, India    
Date: Apr 19/18

Joyce was an excellent guide. He took me to places not frequented by tourists as I asked him to. On the way to the houseboats in Alleppey he showed me a fishing village where people had come to buy the fish just brought in. He also hired a houseboat just for us with a wonderful meal prepared on the boat. There are lots of tourists on the canals in houseboats, of course, but he explained a lot about the area, being very frank. We stopped at Fort Kochi on the way back to Kochi to see the Chinese nets

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you...when one choose Toursbylocals for a tour we know the trust put on us by travelers. I personally take responsibility to meet all preferences of my travelers.

Haynie Kent

New Zealand
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Tour: #16514, Houseboat Excursion in Kerala backwaters. Ideal for cruise ship passengers., Kochi, Kerala, India    
Date: Apr 14/18

Fantastic way to spend the day from Cochin - high quality houseboat with excellent lunch and friendly staff. We found the driving in Kerala a little disconcerting but overall an excellent experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, the roads here are now congested because of construction of Metros connecting towns. we are all waiting. All work will be over in six or seven months. Thank you for bearing with us.

John Diddams

United States
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Tour: #16514, Houseboat Excursion in Kerala backwaters., Kochi, Kerala, India    
Date: Jan 22/18

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.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My clients are my strength. When they appreciate my efforts to give them the best, they realizes my passion and enthusiasm. Thank you Toursbylocals to providing me the opportunities.

Victoria Wyatt

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16514, Houseboat Excursion in Kerala backwaters. Customized for Victoria Wyatt., Kochi, Kerala, India    
Date: Dec 12/17

Joyce gave us a truly wonderful day. From the organisation stage to final goodbye, we were looked after superbly. Everything was safe and trustworthy as well as being breathtaking, fun and exciting. The meals were delicious. Joyce was knowledgable and informative on everything but never intrusive. He really made our day in Cochin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Truly inspiring. I pleadg to do the best for the travelers as well as to Toursbylocals.... always !

Howard Chao

United States
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Tour: #16514, Kerala backwaters cruise in houseboat and country side visit for Howard Chao, Kochi, Kerala, India    
Date: Nov 4/17

Joyce X is a highly professional guide, very friendly, knowledgeable and listens to what you want to do.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Howard Chao. I will keep all the promises given to my esteemed visitors.

Garry Hurlbut

United States
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Tour: #16514, Houseboat Excursion in Kerala backwaters., Kochi, Kerala, India    
Date: Feb 19/17

Joyce was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable re: Spice Boat history. When he heard that today was my wife's birthday, he stopped the car at the Himalaya bakery and bought a cake with his own money for a celebration. We would highly recommend him. Garry and Maryn Hurlbut

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the encouraging comments. Thank you also to ToursByLocals to connect this traveler to me.

DiAnn Plunkett

United States
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Tour: #16514, Houseboat Excursion in Kerala backwaters., Kochi, Kerala, India    
Date: Apr 13/14

If you want a wonderful day in Cochin, book Joyce. He knows his city and shares his knowledge clearly. We were fortunate to arrive on Palm Sunday. Joyce got us to saint Sabastion for a beautiful Procession. Our trip to the Kerala back waters was over the top!!! Beautiful private houseboat with air conditioning with a lovely lunch.We were thoroughly spoiled!!! Thank you Joyce For making our time so very special. It was a joy and privilege for us to meet you. Paul, DiAnn, DeDe, and Larry

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am overwhelmed with joy and gratitude reading the comment. I am now more responsible to Keep this standard. I thank also ToursByLocals for bringing me more noble guests,.... I will be obliged ever.