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Top Reviews Of Kochi Backwater Tour

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Chandrakin Mukhopadhyay

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The most memorable tour I had, everything was well-organized, we visit the village and passed through the narrow canal was amazing... Lots we explored ...

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Vasudeva Marar

5.0

Kochi blackwater tour was simply amazing, we get to see many things on this tour in which it was kind of educational tour, the traditional lunch they s...

Kochi Backwater Tour Overview

Location: Fort Cochin

Timings:  Full Day Tour - 9 Hours (Open from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM)
                 Half Day Tour - 6 Hours (Open from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM)

Well known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi is considered one of the finest harbours in the world. If you’re visiting God’s Own Country Kerala, the famous backwaters are something not to be missed on. Cruise through the serene lakes lined up with beautiful coconut trees, and watch local and migratory birds, giant Chinese fishing nets, local villages and a lot more!

Reach Vaikom Backwater Village from Cochin, from here the Kochi Backwater tour begins in non-mechanised boats passing through rivers and canals. On your journey, watch the village life unfold with fishing and other activities, like spice plants at the village.

After an authentic banana-leaf lunch, watch the making of handloom towels in a weaving unit. Canoe through the narrow canals in an open country boat on your way back with lots of memories! 

Note: 
Minimum 2 pax should book this tour, and the children below 5 years can join for free & above those are counted as an adult.

How to reach 
Kochi Backwater Tour Starting Point:
The location is 13.5 Km from the Cochin Harbour Terminus, you can easily reach by public or private transport.

Kochi Backwater Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Full Day Village Life Experience Package:

    08.30 AM - 09:30 AM - Departure from Cochin to Vaikom Backwater village.

    09.30 AM - 10:00 AM - Arrival at the Village.

    10.00 AM - 01:00 PM - Cruise Starts in a non mechanised covered boat through Vembanad Lake and Rivers, enroute see Toddy Tapping Toddy Tapping and fishing activity in the Lake.

    01.00 PM - 01:30 PM - You will be served Traditional Kerala Veg Lunch in a Village House on a Banana leaf.

    01:30 PM - 02:00 PM - Proceed to the Weaving Unit, watch the making of handloom towels.

    02.00 PM - 03:30 PM - proceed for Canoeing tour through narrow canals in an open country boat, enroute see village activities like coir making, mat weaving and learn more about the spice plantations at the village.

    03.30 PM - 04:30 PM - Proceed to Pot making centre to see the making of different kinds of Clay Pottery.

    04.30 PM - 05:00 PM - Proceed to Visit Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

    05.00 PM - 06:00 PM - Tea and Snacks will be provided from a Village Restaurant.

    06.00 PM - Arrival back to Cochin.

  • Day 2 - Half day Backwater tour:

    08.30 AM - 09:30 AM - Departure from Cochin to Vaikom Backwater Village.

    09.30 AM - 10:00 AM - Arrival at the Village.

    10.00 AM - 01:00 PM - Cruise Starts in a non mechanised covered boat through Rivers and Canals, enroute visit village to See village activities like coconut leaf and coir making, Fishing and see various spice plants at the village.

    01.00 PM - 02:00 PM - You will be served exceptional traditional Kerala lunch in a village house on a banana leaf.

    02.00 PM - 03:00 PM - Transfer back to Cochin.

    03.00 PM - Arrival back to the Cochin.

Meal

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  • Traditional Kerala Lunch (Veg only)

Activity

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  • Kochi Backwater Tour

Other Inclusions

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  • Thrillophilia Voucher
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  • Valid ID proof
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  • Medicines
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  • Water bottle
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Sunscreen

Advisory

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  • Timings: Half Day Tour - From 8:30 AM-3:00 PM and Full Day Tour - From 8:30 AM-6:00 PM.
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  • The half-day package is for 6 hours and the full day package is for 9 hours.
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  • Wear comfortable clothes.
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  • Please reach on time.
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  • Carry all your stuff like-medicines, mosquito repellent, etc.
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  • Maintain a friendly environment with everyone.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or heavy food before the activity.

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Kochi Backwater Tour: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Kochi Backwater Tour: Refund Policy

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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Kochi Backwater Tour: Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Chandrakin Mukhopadhyay

     Rated : 5.0

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    The most memorable tour I had, everything was well-organized, we visit the village and passed through the narrow canal was amazing... Lots we explored on this tour more than the itinerary planned we get... Don't miss this tour from Thrillophilia

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    Story by Vasudeva Marar

     Rated : 5.0

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    Kochi blackwater tour was simply amazing, we get to see many things on this tour in which it was kind of educational tour, the traditional lunch they served us in the banana leaf was super delicious, This tour worth everything.

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    Story by Gajadhar Gandhi

     Rated : 5.0

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    Valuable experience, the blackwater gave us good views and photos, everything we visited was just big WOW, very well-planned team

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    People Also Ask About Kochi Backwater Tour

    1. What is the best time to go for Kochi backwater tour?

      The best time to go for the Kochi backwater tour is during the winter season between the months of October to February. During the winter you can enjoy the tranquil water of Kerala to the maximum.

    2. Will meals be included in the Kochi backwater tour package?

      Yes, meals will be included in the Kochi backwater tour package. During your backwater tour, you will enjoy delicious traditional Kerala style lunch. The lunch option included in the package is only vegetarian.

    3. Is the Kochi backwater tour safe?

      The backwater trip Kochi is completely safe for families, couples and friends. The crew members of the houseboat crew are always there to help the guests. The customers can enjoy complete privacy and security during the tour.

    4. Is pick up and drop off facility available?

      Yes, pick up and drop off facility is available at Cochin. For the full day package, you will depart from Cochin to Vaikom Backwater village between 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM and transfer back at 6 PM. For the half-day tour, you will be transferred from Cochin to Vaikom Backwater village between 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM and transferred back at 3 PM.

    5. What are the different packages available for the Kochi backwater tour?

      The different packages available for backwater tour of Kochi are full-day tour and half-day tour. The full-day tour is for 9 hours from 8:30 AM to 6 PM. The half-day tour is for 6 hours from 8:30 AM to 3 PM.

    6. How much does it cost for a Kochi backwater tour?

      The cost for the backwater tour of Kochi starts from 1250 INR per adult. The package is available at Thrillophilia along with a best price guarantee to give your pockets some relief while you have a wonderful time in the backwaters of Kerala. Apart from the cruise on non-mechanised boats, you can also enjoy seeing fishing, spice plants and banana leaf lunch. You can also watch the making handloom towels in a weaving unit during your journey.

    7. Will it be a private tour or a group tour?

      This activity can be availed as both a private tour or a group tour.

    8. How many people are allowed to book a Kochi backwater tour?

      The minimum number of people that are allowed to book Kochi backwater tours are 2 pax.

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