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Unique Experiences: ● Get a comfortable start on your arrival in Kerala
● Explore the magnificent places in the magical Fort Kochi area – from the Chinese fishing nets to the remaining artefacts of the British colonial era
● Get a feel for the local life through a farm trip and a bike ride on the streets of Fort Cochin.
● Practicalities incl. transfer and accommodation taken care of so you can focus on exploring
Participants: Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
You can be min. 1 and max. 8 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

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Trip Length: 4 Day(s) 3 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Every day
Travel Season: Throughout the year - Kerala experiences pleasant weather throughout the year.
The best time to visit Kerala is in the months October to March, which is also the peak season for Kerala visits. June to August is the time for Monsoon
Type of Transportation: Private vehicle/car for transfers
Type of Accommodation: Standard room at a backpack'it place with personality
Physical Rate: 1 /5
Child Policy: Infant and/or Child Sharing bed with parents - 1 to 5 years of age is free of charge if sharing bed with parents
● Child - 6 to 11 will be treated as adults
This tour is not recommended for: Bike riding is only allowed for children aged 10 years or above.
Included in Price: Meals: 3 x Breakfasts, 1 x Lunch
Accommodation: 3 x nights on a backpack’ it hotel in standard room
Transport: AC car for the transfer with road taxes and parking fees
Driver: Chauffeur who speaks basic English
Others/Activities: Outskirts Farm tour and Bicycle tour
There is no overall guide on the tour, but a driver who speaks basic English. There may be English Speaking tour guides on the pre-organized day tours (only) according to itinerary .
Excluded from Price: ● Meals other than the one mentioned in “Included in price”.
● Visas
● Personal Travel Insurance (compulsory)
● Entry fees at the monuments
● Personal guide for the whole trip
All other expenses not stated as included in the above

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cochin and transfer to your accommodation
Welcome to Kerala – to God’s own country! Upon arrival you will meet your local representative and be transferred your accommodation. After check-in you have the rest of the day to explore the colonial charm of Cochin on your own. To stroll along the water when the fishermen return from the sea, when families play in the last rays of sun and the Chinese fishing nets are so beautifully pulled up during sunset.

Accommodation: Standard room at backpackit hotel

Day 2: Day trip in the outskirts of Cochin

Have your breakfast at your hotel, and prepare to explore Kerala in a unique way as you visit a farm in the Cochin suburbs.
Start by going to the Jengar boat jetty, where you cross to the Vembanad estuary to reach the farming Island. The locals will enter the vessel, too, carrying along their motorbikes, cars as they return from mainland Cochin.
Once you reach the other side, your local guide from the village will welcome you. A good 30 minutes walk will take you to the beautiful, lush farm where you are free to explore the area and its cultivations. Depending on the time of the year, you will get to know the details of paddy farming or fish, crab and prawns farming. Indeed a beautiful sight with the lush fields surrounded by water, and the ever-present coconut palms to give a pleasant treat to your eyes. This area is also full of both inhabited and migratory birds.

In the afternoon you will be served authentic Kerala local style food which include local rice, veggies and curries, fish, karimeen (pearl spot), crab/prawns, which you may have caught yourself while learning the local fishing techniques. Once full, move on to a boat cruise through the islands and end your day at the Jengar jetty from where you will return to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation:
Standard room at backpackit hotel

Day 3: Cochin - Morning Bicycle ride

Have an early breakfast, so you are ready for a bicycle ride through the streets of old Cochin and into local life in the morning. Start at 07:30 AM and as you peddle through the streets you will pass St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, the Dutch Cemetery, beach and beach-side shops, Chinese fishing nets, the busiest Bazaar road which connects Fort Cochin and Mattancherry, the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Jewish Cemetery and everything in between.

After this three hours tour, you will come back to your hotel and spend the rest of the day taking in the last bits of Cochin.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard room at backpackit hotel


Day 4:
Cochin end trip
After Breakfast, check out from your hotel and proceed to your next destination.
If you need help with onwards transport, fancy a bit of inspiration or want to explore Kerala beyond the ordinary, feel free to contact us and we will help according to your needs.

Meal: Breakfast

Map

Locations Visited:
Cochin, Fort Kochi, Outskirts Cochin
Start City:
Cochin
End City:
Cochin

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