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Kochi Shore Excursions- Village Backwater Cruise provided by Indoworldtours

Kochi Shore Excursions- Village Backwater Cruise

Kochi Shore Excursions- Village Backwater Cruise
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Conducted with the participation of nearby villagers, such as oarsmen, toddy tapper, coir makers, pot makersand handloom&mat weavers. Making tourism a tool for the development of the village and local communities, eradicating poverty and giving emphasis to women empowerment and making additional income and better livelihood to farmers, traditional artisans, and marginalised people along with creating environmental equilibrium.
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  • Mobile tickets accepted
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Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Arabic, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Arabic, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Day cruise in mechanized Shikkara boat and country boat(open boat) TOUR ITINERARY • 9.00 a.m. Pick up from Cruise Terminal.Proceed to Vaikom backwater village, a unique backwater destination. • 10.00 a.m. Arrival at Vaikom Backwater Village. On arrival Cruise Starts in a mechanized Shikkara boat through the Rivers and Vembanad Lake.Watch toddy tapping and fishing. In the middle of the lake collect shells from a natural sand island which is 2 ft. below the water level. • 12.30 p.m. You will be served exceptional traditional Kerala lunch in a Village House on a Banana leaf. • 1.30 p.m. Proceed to Handloom Unit. • 2.00 p.m. Cruise in a country boat(open boat) through narrow canals. Enroute see coir making, mat weaving and spice plantations. • 3.00 p.m. Transfer to Cruise Terminal with memories for a lifetime. • 4.00 p.m. Arrival back at Cruise Terminal. Inclusions: • Pick up and drop off from Cruise Terminal by Air Conditioned Cab/Coach • Welcome drink ( Tender Coconut) on arrival • 2 ½ Hours Village Backwater Cruise in Mechanised Shikkara boat • Traditional Kerala lunch in a village House, Bottled Mineral Water • One Hour Country boat cruise and visits to Villages • Assistance of a Local English Speaking guide at the Village • All entry fees, parking fees and applicable taxes. Exclusions: • Tips and personal expenses • Cost of Beverages Additional Information : • Above 2 pax special rates will be applicable • Peak season rates will be applicable from 20th Dec 2018 to 5th Jan 2019 • Approved English/Language guide can be arranged on extra cost • Vegetarian meal option is available on request . • For more details Send mail to mail@indoworldtours.com
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Call the number below and use the product code: 101523P3
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Important information
Inclusions
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Round-trip shared transfer • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Air-conditioned vehicle • Pick up and drop off from Cruise Terminal by Air Conditioned Cab/Coach • Welcome drink ( Tender Coconut) on arrival • 2 ½ Hours Village Backwater Cruise in Mechanised Shikkara boat • Traditional Kerala lunch in a village House, Bottled Mineral Water • One Hour Country boat cruise and visits to Villages • Assistance of a Local English Speaking guide at the Village • Lunch • Snacks • Bottled water • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks, unless specified • Tips and personal expenses
Departure details
Location Name: Kochi
Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
Inclusions
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Round-trip shared transfer • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Air-conditioned vehicle • Pick up and drop off from Cruise Terminal by Air Conditioned Cab/Coach • Welcome drink ( Tender Coconut) on arrival • 2 ½ Hours Village Backwater Cruise in Mechanised Shikkara boat • Traditional Kerala lunch in a village House, Bottled Mineral Water • One Hour Country boat cruise and visits to Villages • Assistance of a Local English Speaking guide at the Village • Lunch • Snacks • Bottled water • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks, unless specified • Tips and personal expenses
Departure details
Location Name: Kochi
Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Shree J
Bangalore4 contributions
Beautiful and waiting to revisit with family
Jan 2021 • Business
It was an amazing experience, calm and beautiful bringing us close to nature. Host Mr Ramesh takes care of his guests like his own family. Ours was simple covered boat propelled by 2 men using long bamboo sticks, was a learning experience to see them navigate with coordination.

I strongly recommend all to try this cruise - v could complete the cruise and return to Kochi airport for return flight same day.
Written 31 January 2021
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Trail819802
Hi Greetings from Indo world tours!!! Thanks for your valuable feedback . We are happy to know that both of you enjoyed shikara boat tour at Vaikom Backwater Village.. Thanks and regards Ramesh.P.K CEO
Written 1 February 2021
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Mamta
1 contribution
Wonderful Backwater day tour by Indo World Tours
Dec 2020 • Family
Highly recommend the backwater day tour arranged by mr ramesh..we had a private boat arranged for our family of 8 members...We got to see the village life up and close.. kids enjoyed the scenic beauty n variety of birds on our way...we even stopped at a local house n purchased coconuts..had a wonderful experience on our backwater day tour followed by a great home cooked meal.. the food was really mouth watering.. one of the best meals we had on our entire kerala tour..overall a great experience...
Written 21 December 2020
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Trail819802
Hi Seasons Greetings from Indo world tours!!! Thanks for your valuable feedback . We are happy to know that all of you enjoyed the Private Backwater tour arranged for your family during your visit to Kerala. Thanks and regards Ramesh.P.K CEO
Written 5 January 2021
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Sherpa754082
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
An idyllic day
Feb 2020
This is the second time we booked the half day backwater cruise and have not been disappointed. We were picked up and driven to the backwater boat where we enjoyed a relaxed and peaceful ride along the canals. We loved the interaction with the villagers and especially the tutorials. Our guide was so professional, informative and friendly - and so relaxed. Our lunch was given on a banana leaf and the food was authentic and absolutely delicious - the staff who provided this were welcoming and very approachable. Would highly recommend this tour.
Written 19 March 2020
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Rick Fishers
Adelaide Hills, Australia25 contributions
Delightful day touring the backwaters of Kerala
We were absolutely delighted with our tour to the back waters of Kerala.
Beautiful forested countryside gave us a really pleasant diversion from the bustling city beyond.
Our guide was not only informative but knew when all of us just wanted to take in the serenity.
The lunch was fresh, safe and extremely delicious!
All in all, a great way to enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Kerala.
Rick Fishers
Aussie Gold Hunter.
Written 28 February 2020
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Trail819802
Hi Greetings from Indo world tours!!! Thanks for your valuable feedback about our services. We are delighted to know that both of you enjoyed the Vilage Backwater tour with lunch at Vaikom Backwater Village organised by our company . Thanks and regards Ramesh.P.K CEO
Written 2 March 2020
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OnAir626661
12 contributions
A fantastic day
This full day excursion exceeded our expectations and is excellent value for money. The morning on the shikara was beautiful, cruising peacefully along both a wide river and smaller canals with Jayan Joseph giving us interesting information about the area when appropriate. Lunch, served on a banana leaf was delicious and typically Keralan.
Then the afternoon got better and better: Jayan took us to various different villages to see local traditional handicrafts. Sometimes we travelled in private cars (there were only 4 of us in total) and sometimes we travelled by open canoe through narrow canals through tropical forest. We loved that the local poorer communities are supported in this way, acknowledging the traditional skills and way of life.
Definitely a trip you shouldn't miss.
Written 30 January 2020
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Trail819802
Hi Greetings from Indo world tours!!! Thanks for your valuable feedback about our services. We are very happy to know that both of you enjoyed the Vilage Life Experience Package with lunch at Vaikom Backwater Village organised by our company . Thanks and regards Ramesh.P.K CEO
Written 12 February 2020
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may0nase
Skagen, Denmark5 contributions
Indo World Tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great tour. We were picked up at the port by the driver and our guide. We visited a attractions in Kochi..dobi gat, chinese fishing nets, Dutch museum. Lunch was included. We ate food placed on a banana leaf. Delicious!! After that we were driven to the back water for a very quiet boat ride. Totally enjoyed the tour. I would reccomend touring with this company. Very professional from the start to the end.
Written 26 January 2020
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Trail819802
Hi Seasons Greetings from Indo world tours!!! Thanks for giving us a chance to provide the services to your team during your visit to kochi. We are very happy to know that all of your team enjoyed the cochin city tour and village backwater tour organised by our company . Thanks and regards Ramesh.P.K CEO
Written 27 January 2020
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David D
Devon, UK9,283 contributions
Enjoyable half day Backwater tour
Nov 2019
We booked the Half-Day Backwater Village Boat Cruise with Lunch, online through Get Your Guide. The tour was provided Indo World Tours.

So on Friday morning 29th November, we took a cab from our hotel, in Kochi, to Fort Kochi, a journey time of about 45 minutes.

At 08.30 am, we picked up our taxi outside Carnival Tours on Princess Street in Fort Kochi. Having picked up 2 other passengers, at their hotel, our journey began. Our route to the Backwaters took us back to Kochi within 400 metres of our hotel, and then onwards for another 45 minutes. We arrived at the river at about 10.00am.

We finally we set off at about 10.30, we were waiting for 2 passengers to turn up.

We took a boat trip along part of the backwaters of Kerala. Our journey commenced at Manakunnam and we travelled down the Muvattupuzha River and it's tributaries.

There was nothing motorised on the boat, we were punted along by 2 boatmen with their poles.

No surprise it was a slow and relaxing journey which took about 3 hours to travel about 6 kilometres. There were 16 tourists and a guide on board. The Guide spoke very good English and provided us with lots of historical, cultural, geographical and social information. The first hour there was loads of chat but then soon dried up

Along the way we stop at a tiny village where we saw traditional ways, still being used, to produce goods using materials provided by the coconut trees.

We saw dried leaves being braided/platted to make roofing panels and making baskets.

We also saw the process of extracting the fibres from the coconut and then being spun to produce coir rope.

The scenery and landscape was initially very appealing but after a while it all became a bit samey and monotonous. We saw little of no wildlife and very few birds.

At the end of the journey, back where we started from, we were given a vegetarian lunch consisting of several local dishes, pumpkin and pineapple curry was the nicest. Our plate was a banana leaf, the lunch was an enjoyable experience.

We did enjoy the tranquility and the relaxation along the journey, 3 hours was definitely long enough for us. The cost of the tour was about £17 each, so reasonably good value.

Would recommend bringing some water, there is none available on the boat, could purchase some before boarding the boat. Also when booking enquire about the most convenient pick up point, we wasted an hour and a half travelling to and from Fort Kochi.
Written 21 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Greetings from Indo world tours!!! Thanks for your valuable feedback . We are happy to know that both of you enjoyed the Village Backwater cruise at Vaikom Backwater village, Thanks and regards Ramesh.P.K CEO
Written 20 January 2020
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Subhasish Mitra
1 contribution
Relaxing and Fun - with a Sumptuous Lunch!
Dec 2019
We were a group of 25, a bunch of school friends meeting for our annual reunion. This backwater cruise was a part of the itinerary. The boat was very well maintained. The traditional saadya (lunch served on a banana leaf) was a delightful experience. Would definitely recommend this to everyone.
Written 17 December 2019
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Hi Greetings from Indo world tours!!! Thanks for giving us a chance to provide the services during your meeting at kochi and your valuable feedback and detailed content about your experience . We are happy to know that all of you enjoyed the Village tour and Kerala veg lunch .Thanks and regards Ramesh.P.K CEO
Written 20 January 2020
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sepiaverse
1 contribution
Great Experience
Oct 2019
The backwaters are very serene and beautiful, and the guide was very informative. The lunch at the end of the tour was delicious.
Written 31 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Greetings from Indo world tours!!! Thanks for your valuable feedback . We are happy to know that all of you enjoyed the Village Backwater tour at Vaikom Backwater village. Thanks and regards Ramesh.P.K CEO
Written 23 November 2019
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Ana M.
6 contributions
Lovely backwaters experience!
Sep 2019 • Solo
I had a great time in the backwaters. It was well organized and complete. Food was a local experience, very authentic and delicious. I recommend it!
Written 24 September 2019
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Trail819802
Hi Greetings from Indo world tours!!! Thanks for your valuable feedback . We are happy to know that both of you enjoyed the Village Backwater tour at Vaikom Backwater village. Thanks and regards Ramesh.P.K CEO
Written 28 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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