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  3. Kochi
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Cochin: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion

Product ID: 17159
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Enjoy a 7-hour personalized shore excursion in Cochin and cruise the Keralan canals by traditional boat. Explore local markets and take a tuk tuk tour to visit a Kali temple. Discover the oldest Jewish community in India, and much more.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian

Pick-up service

Pick-up from hotels in Cochin or cruise ship terminal.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise the Keralan backwaters by traditional houseboat
  • Ride a tuk tuk to a Kali temple
  • See the oldest European church in India
  • Admire the caparisoned elephants of Hindu festivals (if available)
  • Catch the scent of spices at a local market
  • Tour the oldest Jewish settlement in India
Full description
Explore the historic city of Cochin and the backwaters of Kerala on a full-day private tour, customized to your preferences. Following a pick-up at your city center hotel, or from the cruise ship terminal, relax in your chauffeur-driven transport as you investigate the heritage of one of India’s most enchanting areas.

Drive to a local vegetable and spice market to immerse yourself in the everyday life of the city and see locals going about their business. Marvel at the scents of the spices and the bustle of the market.

Enjoy a backwater cruise of Kerala’s canals, gliding along a narrow waterway surrounded by tropical vegetation and traditional fishing nets. After lunch at a Vedic village resort, climb aboard a tuk tuk for a short 3 mile (5 kilometer) tour to the Bhadra Kali Temple.

Then, it’s time for a tour of Cochin city center. See heritage monuments, such as the small church of St. Francis. Originally built in 1503, it is the oldest European church in India and once contained the remains of the Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama before they were removed to Lisbon. You will also wander the first Jewish settlement of India, visiting the Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.

If there are any Hindu temple village festivals at the time of your visit, arrangements can be made to see caparisoned elephants and tours can be further customized to accommodate.
Includes
  • Chauffeur driven transportation
  • Guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Camera fee
  • Backwater tour
  • Lunch

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Muziris Heritage - Day Tours

Product ID: 17159