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  3. Kochi

Cochin: Half-Day Backwater Village Boat Cruise with Lunch

Product ID: 39150
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Cruise the fabled Keralan backwaters on a non-mechanized, covered boat tour from Fort Cochin. See the villages along the lush canals. Enjoy a vegetarian lunch in the countryside.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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  • Cruise the lush backwaters of Kerala on board a non-mechanized country boat
  • Enjoy a vegetarian lunch in the countryside of Cochin
  • Visit a village to see coconut palm weaving and coir making
Full description
Discover the famous backwater canals of Kerala on a half-day tour from Fort Cochin, and immerse yourself in a quiet way of life, far from the pressures of big city life.

The tour starts with a pickup from a meeting point in Fort Cochin at 8:30 AM. Drive to a village just outside Cochin City to board a traditional covered country boat. The boats have a capacity for about 20 people, allowing for an intimate experience while enjoying the serenity of the landscape.

Your guide will paddle you through the sumptuous vegetation, stopping at a village to see coconut palm weaving and coir making. Then, savor a vegetarian lunch and later, a transfer to Fort Cochin. Arrive back at the meeting point at around 3:00 PM.
  • Pickup and drop-off from a meeting point in Fort Cochin
  • Cruise by covered country boat
  • Vegetarian Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Pick-up or drop off outside of Fort Cochin
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The tour begins at 8:30 AM at the local partner's office at Princess St, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India. Opposite Block Prints clothing store, near Shop N Save and Bench Café.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Cancellations made less than 72 hours before the start of the tour are not subject to a refund. Cancellations made more than 72 hours before the tour will get a full refund. In the case of a no show or cancellation of a guaranteed reservation, operator reserves the right to levy retention charges for the tour amount paid
• In the unlikely event that the operator is unable to conduct the tour (due to strikes, natural calamities etc.) you will get a full refund

From US$ 31.25 per person

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Product ID: 39150