Details

Unique Experiences:

•  Colonial Charm, lush green coconut groves, sunny beaches and meandering backwaters – all in one!
•  Take in Cochin and that special colonial charm of the city when visiting the Dutch Palace and observing the Chinese fishing nets
•  Discover life and culture at the backwaters when passing small villages and experience the locals fishing in the area
•  Kick back and relax on Varkala Beach – the perfect hideaway

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.

WANT THIS ALL TO YOURSELF?
For an additional 40 USD per person you can secure this as a Guaranteed Private Tour.
Please note that the motorboat joy ride will however remain shared.
Please contact us for further details and booking.

Trip Length: 7 Day(s) 6 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: AC car and Houseboat
Type of Accommodation: Budget: Guest House in standard room with private bathroom – 1 star hotel or similarComfort: Deluxe/Standard room with private bathroom – 3 star hotel or similar
Physical Rate: 1/5
Child Policy:

Child age: Up to and including 6 years of age.
Child price: 1 child is free of charge if sharing bed with parents. Children aged over 6 years will be treated as adult.

Included in Price:

Accommodation: In hotels of your choice of “Budget” or “Comfort” (see “Rates” and “Type of Accommodation”)
Meals: 6 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 1 dinner
Transport: AC car w/road taxes and parking fees
Guide: Chauffeur who speaks basic English only

Excluded from Price:

•  Meals other than the one mentioned in “Included in the price”.
•  Visas, travel insurance (compulsory)
•  Entry fees at the monuments
•  Personal guide for the whole trip
All other expenses not stated as included in the above

Map

Locations Visited:
Cochin, Fort Cochin, Dutch Palace, Alleppey, Houseboat, Varkala, Kerala Backwaters
Start City:
Cochin
End City:
Cochin

Itinerary

Day 1: Cochin
Arrive in Cochin. Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be meet and transferred to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Cochin
After breakfast, you will proceed for the city tour, visit Jewish synagogue, St. Francis church -The oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed and were send to Lisbon. Dutch palace built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537-65), Raja of Kochi, in 1555 AD. The Dutch carried out some extensions and renovations in the palace in 1663, and thereafter it was popularly called Dutch Palace.
Later visit Chinese fishing nets and by noon board a boat for a small backwater cruise. Overnight in Cochin. Over night at hotel in Cochin.

Day 3: Cochin - Alleppey

After breakfast, you will check out from hotel at 10 a.m. and proceed to Alleppey (2 hours) to board the Houseboat. Cruise through the most enchanting backwaters in Asia, while food will be served on board. Overnight in Houseboat.

Day 4: Alleppey - Varkala

After breakfast check out from the Houseboat and proceed to Varkala beach (130 kms – 3 hours). Check into a beach resort. Rest of the day free to relax. Overnight in Beach resort.

Day 5: Varkala

Today you will enjoy your day on beach. Overnight in Beach resort.

Day 6: Varkala

Today you will enjoy your day on beach. Overnight in Beach resort.

Day 7: Varkala - Cochin Airport

Today after breakfast, you will check out and proceed to the Cochin airport (200km – 5 hours)/ or proceed on your next destination on your own.

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