Full Day Village Backwater Tour from Cochin / Kochi

Kochi (Cochin) Village Backwater & Sightseeing Tour

Come away with us to explore a life charmed. You’ll never truly experience a place, unless you plunge head long into its everyday life.

  • Poothotta, Thripunithura & Fort Kochi

₹ 7,500.00 for 2 Person (Minimum)

Extra Person ₹ 1000.00. Maximum 6 Travelers

The maximum capacity of each activity tour is 6 persons.

Suitable For

All

Category

Cruise

Trail Type

Full Day Trail

Duration

8 Hours

Age Limit

NA

Why Love This

  • Village Backwater Tour with caretaker and driver
  • Experience a traditional canoe ride
  • Catch fish like a local
  • Discover the colonial city of Cochin on the Arabian Sea
  • Look at the age old method of fishing using Chinese nets
  • See the Jewish Synagogue
  • Discover the oldest European churches in India
  • Authentic Kerala Lunch ( Sadhya ) at the resort
  • Private tour is operated with just for your party and a guide/driver

About Village Backwater & Kochi Sightseeing Tour

Are you looking for a One Day excursion tour from Kochi ? Explore the exciting side of country life, bustling with activity and vibrant with the sights around. Try our Backwater Village Life Experience Tour Package at Poothotta and Vaikom Backwater Villages. Village Backwater Tour from Cochin / Kochi organized by Karmic 7 United, through the villages backwaters of Kochi.

Have an early breakfast & meet us at the Lobby at round 8.00 AM. Let’s take you on a unique rural experience. A chauffeur driven car will pick you up from your hotel in Kochi / Fort Kochi and take you to Poothotta / Vaikom. During this tour you get to cruise covering rivers and narrows Canals. Enjoy the rustic Kerala nature. See the village activities like Fishing, Toddy Tapping and coir making and know more about the lifestyle of villagers.

Traditional Kerala Lunch – Between 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Places We’ll Go Includes Hill Palace Museum Tripunithura, Kerala Folklore Museum, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Chinese Fishing Nets and & many more in between.

Post the sightseeing you are dropped back to the hotel / cruise terminal around 05.30 PM

Come away with us to explore a life charmed. You’ll never truly experience a place, unless you plunge head long into its everyday life.& many more in between.

Coir Industry

The profusion of coconut palms all along the backwaters make coir based small scale industries the most lucrative and sensible livelihood proposition for locals. A visit to the coir workshop will leave you awestruck as the consummate skill and craftsmanship of artisans defy the efficiency of even the most sophisticated machines.

Toddy Tapping

Experience toddy being tapped from a tree in front of you. Go on a traditional beverage experience, where you get to taste toddy, also called Madhura Kallu.

Minimum age for consumption of toddy is 21 YearsClam Meat Processing

Clams are shellfish found in the brackish waters. Many of the inhabitants of Kallanchery Island find clam meat processing for their livelihood. Usually the entire Family members are taking part in this job. Men collect the clam fish from back water. Ladies steam the clamshell to seperate the meat from the shell. Both men and women go to the market to sell the meat. Shells are used for making white cement, Cement based paints and fertilizers.

Groping of Fish

This is a skilful method of fishing done by ladies using fingers. Here, a group of ladies move in a line and grope fishes from the backwaters.

Tending To Ducks

The crystal clear waters are decked by resident as well as migratory water birds particularly ducks. Tending to ducks is a favourite pastime particularly on the lakes replete with romanticism. The water ways and canals filled with water lilies are abundantly habituated by ducks.

Casting of Nets

This is a traditional method of fishing. Here, the conical shaped nets fitted with lead weight at the bottom are spread into the water with one yarn in the hand. The weight fitted at the bottom will keep the fishes inside the net.

Fishing

Fishing is taken to the next level in Kerala owing to the abundance of fertile breeding grounds and conditions for fishes, prawns, lobsters, crabs, clams and oysters in fresh waters. Just take the fishing rod and dangle the bait and a good catch await you. The Karimeen Fry and fish curry, both marine preparations, will leave you salivating over them with spices added in right quantity for lip-smacking taste.

Country Boating

Country boats are made up of wood like Wild jack tree, Teak etc. Wood is first split into planks of thickness ¾ to 2 inches. These planks are then joined with coir yarn with a coir fibre filling. Oil extracted from sardine fish or Neem or cashew nut shell etc are used to make a protective coating. Big boats are used for transporting goods and travel. Small boats are used for fishing. During boating, visitors can have a close watch of different fishing methods.

Weaving Coconut Leaves

Coconut leaves are weaved by Ladies. Weaved coconut leaves are used for thatching the roof and for fencing . For this, green coconut leaves are first seasoned in brackish water which will increase the life of the weaved leaves.

Back Water

Backwaters of Kerala are unparalleled in terms of the atmospheric ambience they possess, the richness of exotic flora and fauna, as well as the vividness of the natural views generously sprinkled. While sailing on the backwater is engrossing in itself, you can engage yourself in other pursuits to consummate your tour

Hill Palace Museum Tripunithura Kerala Folklore Museum St. Francis Church Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Chinese Fishing Nets

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop off at Cochin / Kochi / Fort Kochi / Port Cruise Terminal
  • Private Car For Disposal (Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle)
  • English-speaking driver cum guide with cell phone
  • 3 hours backwater cruise including activities
  • Welcome Drink ( Tender Coconut Water )
  • 1 Bottle Mineral Water Per Person
  • Authentic Kerala Lunch ( Sadhya ) at the resort
  • We can also pick up/drop from/to other nearby locations at extra cost.

Exclusions

  • Tips & Personal Expenses
  • Monument/Museums entrance fees
  • Tips & Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants (ages 1-4) are free with two paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • 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
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes and dress according to the weather and be outfitted for a fair amount of walk.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera.

Meeting Point

  • The lobby of your hotel in Kochi / Fort Kochi or Cruise Terminal of Kochi Port.

Terms & Conditions

  • Rates are indicative and subject to change.
  • Confirmation will be received within 5 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Any expenses that may be incurred over and above the mentioned inclusions will need to be borne by the guests.

Cancellation

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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