AZAMARA Quest – May 2023
Cochin shore excursions
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
COCHIN 12th MAY 2023
Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers three variety shore excursions in Cochin to fit your lifestyle and your visit to Our country, with these TOUR itinerary you can experience the lights and sound of Cochin in a short time Including the backwaters and Fort Cochin.
This tailor made special tour for AZMARA Quest and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in COCHIN
This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Tour guide
• Pick up and drop off at pier where ship tours starts
• Small group tour or private tour
Choose between a private or small-group excursion. You will not have to form your own group and we will be happy to place you with other cruisers from your cruise ship.
Please note that we can get fully booked in the high season, If possible, please contact us as early as possible.(Evisa is acceptable)
Backwaters of Alappuzha by Houseboat ON 12th May 2023
Time – 8.30 Am to 3.30 PM
Experience the splendor of one of India’s most idyllic landscapes on board a refurbished houseboat. Glide along shimmering waterways draped in thick greenery and lovely paddy fields as you make your way through Alappuzhas network of rivers and lakes. Watch as the lush foliage parts to reveal spectacular mosques and temples. Return to Cochin after your cruise through paradise for some lunch and leisure time, all the while being shrouded by the towns natural beauty, And on the way back visits Fort Cochin and Chinese Fishing nets
•Explore Alappuzha’s majestic forest and city surroundings from a traditional yet modernized Kettuvallam (Kerala Houseboat)
•Observe the rural lifestyle of the Kerala people, including farmers working knee deep in the paddy fields, Washing cloths and bathing
• Chinese Fishing nets & Fort cochin orientation tour
•Enjoy a delicious lunch ONBOARD
TOUR PRICE US $90 PP
The Cultures of Cochin With Harbour Cruise and HIGH TEA at Fort Cochin
Journey to Cochin, an ancient trading post nestled on the main route between Europe and China. Explore the town’s historic landmarks, the simply adorned Church of St. Francis and the Chinese Fishing Nets. Travel to the two story Mattancherry or “Dutch
Palace,” where beautiful murals will capture your imagination. Immerse yourself in the bustle of the seafaring town’s commerce while the aroma of ginger, betel nut and other fragrant exotic spices delight your senses. After the high tea Begin your adventure with a boat ride through the spectacular palm shaded backwaters of the city, past the tropical forests and paddy fields of the Gundu and Vypeen islands. Get a glimpse of the ancient Chinese fishing nets that line the city shores. Your expedition will lead you to Fort Cochin, where you’ll explore nearby local villages.
•Discover an intriguing collection of Dutch maps of old Kochi, royal palanquins, weapons, and more in Mattancherry.
•Unearth the magic of the town’s unique Indo-Romano-Rococo traditions and commercial lifestyle.
•Stroll through the Jew Town’s with its charming mix of antique shops, godowns (warehouses) and spice auction rooms.
•Drift past old harbor buildings and private homes on a journey through Cochin’s idyllic waterways
• High tea at Forte Kochi Heritage Hotel
TOUR PRICE $85 PP
COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request
TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $1350 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS (from Colombo and join ship at Cochin )
Lunch and all entrance fees