Kerala Houseboat and Mumbai City Tour from Cruise Port
- Duration: 7 hours
Cochin Itinerary: Backwater Houseboat and Fishing Nets Duration 7 hours After pickup from the port, transfer to Alleppey, approx 1.5 hours, to board your houseboat. On arrival, check in and take a short motor boat transfer to the houseboat. Enjoy the slow, gentle cruise through the backwaters and village areas while enjoying a lunch of Keralan cuisine with rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken, and more. Lunch only option for the morning cruise, and tea and snacks for the afternoon cruise. The houseboat cruise lasts approximately 2 hours, at which point you will disembark and transfer to Fort Kochi. See and learn about the Chinese fishing nets that have dominated the coastline for more than 150 years. Later transfer to Cochin Port. Note for Cochin Tour 1: For the ship, which docks at cochin at 12:00 PM or later, only houseboat cruises will be arranged without visiting the Chinese Net...
You will be picked up from Kochi Port Ships Berth and transfered to Fort Kochi to visit your first stop, the Chinese Fishing Nets. Introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in the 14th century, Kochi fishermen still use the fishing nets to earn their livelihoods. Continue your stroll down to St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The church was constructed in 1503 by Portuguese friars and is now the burial place of Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer who led the first ships that sailed directly from Europe to India. Next you will visit Santa Cruz Basilica, one the largest and most impressive churches in India. The church has two soaring spires and a bright, white-washed exterior. Inside, you will find walls decorated with frescoes, murals, and large paintings depicting scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. Stop at Local Laundry or Dhobi Khanna. Later, visit...
Tommy our guide was all that we could ask for. He helped made a great tour of a wonderful city even better. Thank you Tommy
Benefit from pickup at the cruise ship docks at Cochin Port, and journey on the road to board a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala (approx 1 hour and 45 minutes). Cruise slowly through the hidden backwaters of Alappuzha (also known as "Alleppey"), considered the hub of the state's backwaters and home to a vast network of waterways and boats. Venture through village areas and the landscape of the Laccadive Sea to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and much more. There will be 3 staff members along with your guide to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as possible. Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine as you gently navigate the waterways, which includes rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken, and more. End your houseboat cruise and later journey to the serene Fort Kochi area. Marvel at the Cheena vala (Chinese fishing nets) in the Arabian Sea...
The trip by bus to the backwaters was very interesting, we saw a lot of the city. The guide organized everything very well and explained us everything well. Very impressive trip with a lovely guide with very good English. The lunch together on the houseboat was great and tasted fine. Great experience, thanks.
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Our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable, kind, friendly, helpful. We cannot remember his name but we remember he told us he was a Roman Catholic and had a much loved 11 year old daughter. His English was totally perfect. We learned a lot of history from this excellent guide and we would highly recommend this tour to everyone. We were on a day visit from a cruise ship. The minibus was top of the range with superb air conditioning. Wishing this wonderful tour guide a Happy New year from us two passengers from Scotland.
We were in a group of 12. This is a good size. Chance to meet fellow travellers and manageable for guide. Our guide's name was Jude and he was excellent. He had great english, was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. I would be delighted to use same tour company when i visit Cochin again.
Enjoyed this houseboat tour. Be prepared for a 2 hour ride each way. Interesting to see the communities. It is a long ride but worth it
Very knowledgable guide, Jude who lived locally. Lots of history explained in humourous banter. Very enjoyable, educational day.
From booking to meeting Chris and the team dockside just excellent.