Trip summary

  • Departure Kumarakom
  • End Cochin
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Day 1

    Welcome ! Upon arrival you will be received and transferred to your hotel. After the check-in, your afternoon will be available at leisure.

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  • 2
    Day 2

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Departure for the cruise in the Backwaters lasting about 3 hours. The cruise is the ideal way to know the Kerala. During the cruise you can relax in the sun and fish in calm waters.

    Free afternoon available fo individual activities.

    Overnight at hotel.

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  • 3
    from Kumarakom to Cochin
    Day 3
    from Kumarakom to Cochin

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    In the morning departure to Cochin. Once arrived at the hotel, accomodation and free time available.

    In the evening there will be a performance of Kathakali dance, a name that implies an epic story of over 400 years. The dancers with huge skirts, glittering crowns and painted faces will represent ancient legends. The performance will take place under the light of small bronze lampas. It is an unforgettable experience.

    Overnight at hotel.

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  • 4
    Day 4

    Arrival and transfer to hotel. Accomodation to private rooms.

    In the afternoon visit of Cochin, also known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea" because of its large bay and the well protected harbor that has guaranteed to it an important role in the coastal trade.
    Here you can find Dutch palaces well-aligned with the Kerala culture, Portoguese and British architecture examples, synagogues, and traces of the passage of the Chinese population. Emblematic evidence of this seamless integration of different cultures are the trading products and legends of visitors from far away lands.
    In Cochin you can find Chinese fishing nets that have been introduced by the merchants at the court of the Chinese emperor Kubilai Khan.
    The Fort Kochi beach with its promenade along the beach, is very fascinating at sunset, being characterized by Chinese nets and sailboats as a background. European-style bungalows dotted around the shoreline.

    That of St. Francis, is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. Vasco de Gama, the Portuguese trader who reached India from Europe by sea, fell ill, died in Cochin and was buried in this church. Later, his remains were brought to Portugal, but the point where he was buried has remained a place of worship and a good omen for the Christians.
    The Dutch Palace was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century, then modified by the Dutch and given as a gift to the Raja of Cochin: the coronation of several Raja of Kochi occurred within this majestic palace that still retains an excellent collection of mural paintings of epic scenes from Hindu Mahabharata and Ramayana.

    Overnight at hotel.

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  • 5
    Day 5

    The end of our tour has come. After breakfast, you will have freetime until the transfer to the airport.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Accommodation at selected hotels according to the reported treatment
    • Local assistance by the English speaking partner's staff

    Price does not include

    • Tips
    • Extras
    • Optional excursions
    • International flights
    • Everything not included in " the price includes" and / or in additional options and mandatory services