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Unique Experiences:
Immerse yourself in the vibrant local atmosphere of Kochi and its surroundings.
Explore historical landmarks to get a true taste of the region's rich cultural heritage.
A package that combines the best of Kochi's attractions and cosy accommodation.
Trip Length: 4 Days
Participants:
Up to 16 travelers may book this trip. One or more components of this trip are a shared experience.
Inclusions:
Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
Accommodations: 3 nights at goSTOPS Kochi in a 6-Bed Mixed Dorm
Transportation: Kochi Airport (COK) or Kochi Railway Station to Kochi by Car or Van
Miscellaneous: Fort Kochi Walking Tour, Vypin Island Tour Cochin
Exclusions:
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Tips and Gratuities
Compulsory and Peak Season Surcharges
Age Policy: Adults: 18 to 99 years of age
Children: Prohibited
Infants: Prohibited

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kochi
Welcome to Kerala, God's Own Land! Meet your driver in the arrival hall and transfer to your hotel in town.

Check-in and rest of the day at leisure to explore Fort Cochin on your own or relax at the hotel. The day is yours!

Transportation: Kochi Airport (COK) or Kochi Railway Station to Kochi by Car or Van
Accommodation: goSTOPS Kochi in a 6-Bed Mixed Dorm


Day 2: Kochi
Step back in time as you embark on a fascinating 1.5 km heritage walk in Fort Cochin, tracing the footsteps of these early traders who shaped the destiny of Kerala. Explore the remnants of their legacy through iconic monuments that take you to the 1500s. Marvel at the architectural marvel that is St. Francis Church, India's oldest European church, and feel the weight of history as you stand in the presence of the Portuguese bastion, Fort Immanuel.

Together with your English-Speaking Guide, venture along the enchanting seaside promenade, where the air is filled with the sights and sounds of daily life in Kochi. Witness the timeless spectacle of Chinese fishing nets gracefully casting their shadows over the water, an iconic symbol of Cochin's fishing heritage. Continue to the solemn Dutch Cemetery, a testament to the lives that once thrived in this multicultural melting pot. Take a leisurely stroll along the sandy beach, feeling the gentle caress of the sea breeze as it whispers tales of the past.

As you meander through the quaint streets of Princess Street and Burger Street, immerse yourself in the vibrant local atmosphere. Engage with the friendly locals, savor the aroma of exotic spices wafting from bustling street food stalls, and immerse yourself in the colors, flavors, and sounds of everyday life. To complete this unforgettable experience, hop aboard a local ferry boat and glide through the tranquil waters, absorbing the scenic beauty of Kochi from a unique perspective. This captivating walking tour lasts approximately 2 hours and is suitable for travelers of all ages and fitness levels.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: goSTOPS Kochi in a 6-Bed Mixed Dorm
Miscellaneous: Fort Kochi Walking Tour


Day 3: Kochi
Join the adventure and embark on an unforgettable day trip to Vypin Island! This hidden gem is a paradise for backpackers in their early 20s, offering an exciting blend of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and thrilling history. Picture this: an elongated island stretching for 27 km, with sandy beaches that beckon you to soak up the sun and dive into clear blue waters. At the tip of the island lies the famous Cherai Beach, a haven of golden sands where you can relax, surf, or play beach volleyball with fellow backpackers.

Vypin Island is more than just beaches. As you explore the island, you'll meet a tapestry of captivating sights. Traverse the bridges and hop on local ferry boats like Jankaar or Car ferry, immersing yourself in the local way of life. Capture stunning views of the coconut groves, meandering lagoons, and peaceful backwaters that make this place a true tropical paradise.

Don't miss the chance to visit the iconic 1970s Vypin Lighthouse at Puthuvype Beach. Climb to the top using the elevator and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the sea that will leave you in awe. Afterward, treat your taste buds to a culinary adventure at the casual eateries dotted around Vypin Island, where you can savor mouthwatering home-style Keralan cuisine.

Transfer back to your hotel in the second half of the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: goSTOPS Kochi in a 6-Bed Mixed Dorm
Miscellaneous: Fort Kochi Walking Tour


Day 4: Kochi
After breakfast, time to check-out and connect to your next adventures!

Meals: Breakfast 

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