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Picked up from ship (Inside Port) in groups of 12 to a minibus wit A/C. Guide very informative from the start described trip, History and landmarks + local driving habits (all horns accelerator but no road rage!). Each Coach group placed in own Houseboat with a crew of 4 (Inc. cook) + Guide. Driven through very picteresque area of backwaters and fed a freshly cooked delicious banquet for want of a better word. Whole trip was very enjoyable we were shown all the sights promised - the Peaceful boat trip in great contrast to (to us) the hair raising drive there and back though our driver was very good and eventually we arrived safely back at the port. An excellent day out we would recommend to everyone.
We really enjoyed our Tour with our Guide Jude!! Perfect local knowledge, a lot of interesting story’s all transported in perfect English! The tour is organized by a local Agency CARNIVALTOURS, they are super friendly and professional! The Boss Peter and his family are welcoming you directly on the pier after immigration tents! If you have the time for this tour it‘s a MUST as you see the countryside with the nice water streets and the unbelievable vegetation and fruits like f.e. Red bananas, pineapple. Jackfruit, coconuts etc. there are only 500 Kinds of Mangos... Was a lovely day!!!
The tour was indeed 7 hours long! The tour on the waters is very slow, quiet and relaxing. There's not a whole lot to see except enjoy the water and surrounding birds/people/forestry. Lunch was simple, vegetarian but tasty. After lunch we hopped into a smaller boat and paddled down some smaller canals. Ended with a small, but interesting spice tour and a paddle home. Would only recommend if you're OK with having a slow-paced experience.
The tour was very well organised and dedicated to cruise ship passengers with collection from the port. The drive to the backwaters (approx 90 minutes) was enjoyable with lots of information from the guide. The houseboat ride along the backwaters provided stunning scenery, was very relaxing and the the on board lunch freshly prepared by the chef was great too!
Everything went smoothly from pick up to delivery back to ship. Excellent friendly service from everyone involved. Our Guide was charming and informative, our driver transported us safely and the houseboat crew were great also. So much to see and take in whilst we were transported along the backwaters. Great day out.