BACKWATER & CULTURAL TOUR


Destination : COCHIN HOUSEBOAT COCHIN
Duration : 02 N / 03 D

Kerala, also known as 'God's Own Country', is a living paradise on earth. Surrounded by backwaters and lush greenery landscapes. The fresh air and serene atmosphere will make your senses go wild with pleasure.

 

Fort Kochin's stunning heritage buildings, Chinese fishing nets and lanes are going to be a treat for history-loving couples while the endearing Alleppey will allure you with its charm. With your stay organized in the lap of luxury, this promises to be an unforgettable holiday experience.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 01 : Cochin to Alleppey (Houseboat) (100 Km / 2 ½ h)

Welcomed by Travel XS representative at Cochin airport and drive to Alleppey. The House Boat or Kettuvallam cruise commences either from the Spice Coast boat landing or Coconut Lagoon.

The cruise takes you across lake Vembanad, through narrow canals heading South passing low lying rice fields, churches temples, schools and a complete life style in a water world. Stop to buy fish or tender coconut, enjoy delicious food of the boat men or just relax and enjoy the beauty. Boat anchors at sunset to prevent getting entangled in the fish nets. It’s also a magic moment, rocking gently counting stars and finally to bed in the middle of no-where.

Overnight on board.

 

DAY 02 : Alleppey (Houseboat) to Cochin (100 Km / 2 ½ h)

After breakfast, disembark from your houseboat and drive to Kochi, as it is called now, offers you the best of history and culture anywhere in the state. A port town since early centuries Cochin attracted traders and invaders from the world over. One can see snippets of the different eras and influences in the many attractions in Cochin.

Today you can go for a sightseeing tour to explore the many fascinating highlights of Cochin which include - The Jewish Synagogue in what is locally called the Jew Town, St. Francis Church which is the oldest European Church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace, the Spice market and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders.

KATHAKALI (optional: In the evening, visit an auditorium to watch the famous dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up.

SUNSET CRUISE (optional): Today evening you can go for a relaxing sunset cruise, finishing with a panoramic sunset from the harbour mouth. Overnight at the Eighth Bastion.

 

DAY 03 : Fort Kochi to Airport (95 Km / 2 ½ h)

Departure transfer to Cochin airport for onward flight.

 


Price Inclusion

 1 night stay in Houseboat and 1 night say in Cochin

All sightseeing and airport transfers on private basis

2 breakfasts from day 2

Lunch and Dinner in Houseboat

One bottle of mineral water per day

Gov't Service Tax of 3.09%

 


Price Exclusion

 Meals at hotels not mentioned above

Optional sightseeing
Tips to driver and tour guide
Personal expenditures including tipping, laundry, porters, etc

 

 


Cancellation

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