Don’t miss a great opportunity to explore the best of rural South India. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise along the Alleppey backwaters aboard a traditional houseboat. Wake up bright and early just in time for your 7:30am pick up and start with an introduction walking tour of some of the region’s key landmarks: Chinese nets, Santa Cruz Basilica, St.Francis Church and others. Proceed to Aleppey in a comfy airconditioned vehicle to board your cruise around the backwaters and village areas of Kerala. At 12pm treat yourself to delicious local lunch conveniently served right on the boat. Take the time to enjoy your delicious meal with beautiful views of the backwater and get ready to hop off the boat for a wagon ride back to Cochin city. Once there, stroll through Fort Cochin and see more of its attractions.
This 6-hour City Boat Cruise Tour with Glimpse of Cochin lets you explore the area in full by combining a tour on water with a tour on land. The adventure starts with an early pick up from your hotel or Cochin Port from where you head to board your boat for a two-hour cruise around the Kochi Harbor area and Bolghatty Island, a picturesque little island in the Ernakulam district. After the cruise, pay a visit to Paradesi Synagogue and explore Kerala's old Jewish artifacts. Then, proceed to Mattancherry Palace built by the Portuguese in 1557 and continue towards the market area for shopping and stop by a street cafe for a delicious traditional lunch. After fueling up, visit the two famous churches: Santa Cruz Basilica and St. Francis Church (the burial place of Vasco da Gama). At around 2pm head over to see Chinese fishing nets and see what life is like for local fishermen. By 3pm you should be back at your hotel with plenty of time left to do more exploring.