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From Kochi Port: Backwater Canoe and Fort Kochi Tour

Product ID: 323113
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Explore the backwaters of Kerala on a motorized canoe on this tour designed especially for cruise ship passengers with a traditional Keralan lunch.
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Duration: 6.5 hours
Starting times 7:40 AM, 8:40 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:40 AM
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  • Cruise through the backwaters of Kerala in a traditional canoe boat
  • Drift past lush vegetation, paddy fields and coconut palms
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch or snacks with tea and coffee (depending on option chosen)
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Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the Allepey region from the comfort of a traditional riverboat on this shore excursion. After getting picked up from the cruise ship docks at Kochi Port, begin the 1.5-hour journey to Alleppey where you will board your Shikara (motorized canoe). Then, begin your journey, cruising slowly through the vast network of backwaters. 

Discover for yourself why Alleppey has often been described as the Venice of the East. Venture through village areas and the landscape of the Alappuzha to marvel at lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and much more. 

Once back on dry land, sit down to a delicious vegetarian lunch which showcases the best of Keralan cuisine before journeying to the serene Fort Kochi area. Marvel at the Cheena Vala (Chinese fishing nets) in the Arabian Sea, and see other attractions of the region. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at the port in time for your cruise ship departure.

Choose to depart in the morning or afternoon. The morning departure option includes lunch and the afternoon departure option includes snacks with tea or coffee (lunch is not included in this option).
  • Pickup and drop-off from Cochin Port
  • Lunch (if morning tour option is chosen)
  • Snacks and tea/coffee (if afternoon tour option is chosen)
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • River cruise
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Cochin Port Ships Pier/Berth, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a Get Your Guide sign and a blue umbrella.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour is only for cruise ship passengers and is only suitable for passengers whose ship departs at 4:30 pm or later
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• A small amount of walking is involved in this tour
• The tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately

From US$ 55 per person

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Product ID: 323113