When in Kerala you shouldn't miss an amazing Kathakali dance performance, but it can be difficult to know where to see a show. This handy package makes it easy. You'll be picked up from your hotel in Kochi and driven to the theater in an air-conditioned vehicle. Be amazed by the vibrant makeup and dramatic costumes of the performers, who dance and act out Hindu epics.
Save time with this handy skip-the-line ticket to a Kathakali performance and head straight to your seats after arriving at the theater. Learn more about Keralite culture and arts during a three-hour Kathakali performance. The theatrical genre dates back to the 16th century, and as well as watching the show you'll see the actors getting made up and prepared beforehand.
This tour of Kochi has been especially designed for Insignia cruise passengers with limited time on land. You'll be picked up directly from your ship, to save the hassle of navigating in a new city. Choose from two itineraries: a comprehensive overview of Kochi (including Jew Town, Fort Kochi, the Chinese Fishing Nets, and more), or an unforgettable, three-hour backwater cruise.
Your driver will pick you up from the hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam at 5:30 pm and drive to the Cochin Cultural Center to enjoy the popular Kathakali Dance Show.
From 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm enjoy the classical dance form of Kerala. After the dance show you will be taken to the local restaurant for dinner. You will be transferred back to your hotel after dinner.
Enjoy the highlights of Kochi on this private half-day tour. Visit must-see attractions like the Chinese fishing nets, Jew Town, and St. Francis Church without the hassle of hailing autos, or getting hot walking around. After the tour, relax in the evening at a classical Kathakali performance, where actors wear vivid makeup and dramatic costumes and act out Hindu stories.
Benefit from personalized attention and a fully customizable itinerary on this private tour of Kochi and Mattanchery in a tuk-tuk (auto-rickshaw). Ride through the streets like a local, listening to commentary on Kochi's history and culture from your driver-guide. Visit highlights such as the Chinese fishing nets, the Dutch Palace, the Jain temple, and St. Francis church. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
Make the most of a day in Kochi with a shore excursion to the Kerala Backwaters, with time to admire Kochi’s Chinese fishing nets, too. You’ll be met at the cruise port so there’s no need to try to navigate an unfamiliar place. Spend the day cruising around the peaceful, palm-fringed backwaters around Alappuzha and enjoy a tasty local lunch on board your boat.
Explore the best of Kochi on a private tuk-tuk tour. Discover the city’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace, and the Jewish synagogue and learn about the history of Kochi from your tour guide. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors and is a great way to explore the city like a local as you ride in the back of a tuk-tuk.
When docking on shore from your cruise, it can be hard to find tours that’ll make sure you're on time to meet your cruise before it heads out on the water again. This Celebrity Constellation Kochi shore excursion is a perfect solution as it meets you right at your boat and takes you back in time, too. Depending on the day of your tour, you’ll either ride on a houseboat through the backwaters of Alleppey; ride on a houseboat through the backwaters of Alleppey and visit Fort Kochi; or visit multiple highlights such as the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St, Francis Church, and Santa Cruz Basilica.
Trade the bustle of the city for the quiet of Kerala's famed backwaters on this group tour, which includes round-trip transportation from Fort Cochin. You'll take in the scenery from aboard a non-mechanized country boat, passing villages and natural landscapes. You'll return to Fort Cochin after dining on an included lunch of vegetarian fare.
While docked in the Cochin cruise port, explore the city from your ship on this worry-free shore excursion. Depending on the date you book, follow one of three itineraries. Either, make a stop in Fort Kochi to see St. Francis Church, go on an adventure through the backwaters of Kerala during this houseboat tour, or cruise down a river in a houseboat, and visit the giant Chinese fishing nets.
Enjoy a houseboat tour on the inland waterways of Kochi when your cruise ship pulls into the Kochi port. Travel to Alleppey (Alappuzha) to board a traditional houseboat that takes you on a 2-hour cruise through scenic waterways lined with villages, rice paddies and coconut palms. Sample the delicious cuisine of Kerala during a lunch served on board your vessel. Afterward, transfer to an air-conditioned coach to see the highlights of Fort Kochi, including the Chinese fishing nets.
See Kochi’s top attractions independently, in your own private tuk-tuk, with this private shore excursion, which includes round-trip transfers from the cruise ship dock. You'll have plenty of flexibility to explore at your leisure, with time to stop at key attractions such as Fort Kochi Beach and its Chinese Fishing Nets, the Dutch Cemetery, the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and Mattancherry Palace, to name a few.
Discover the famous Alappuzha waterways during this seven-hour tour from Fort Kochi. Experience the beauty and tranquillity of one of Kerala's most-prized destinations as you float along the network of waterways aboard a traditional house boat. Enjoy an up close look at rural life and stunning nature during this memorable day on the water.
Discover the coastal city of Kochi on a traditional Indian tuk-tuk during this private excursion. Zip around the streets of Kochi as you explore the city’s key landmarks including Fort Kochi, the traditional Chinese fishing nets, the Jewish Quarter, and the Dutch Palace. Learn about the rich history of the city and its mix of cultures from your guide and sit down to a traditional Keralese meal for lunch.
Visit the South Indian hill station of Munnar, known for its tea plantations and fantastic views, with this private day tour from Kochi. Highlights include a tea museum, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, and the Munnar Rose Garden, with time to stop for lunch and shopping along the way.
Cruise ship passengers short on time on land will appreciate this well-designed tour of Kochi that maximizes your time. You'll be picked up directly from your ship, so you won't need to worry about getting lost in a new place. Choose from two itineraries to suit your interests: a tour of Kochi's highlights (including Jew Town, Fort Kochi, and the Chinese Fishing Nets), or a tranquil backwater cruise on a refurbished rice barge.
Watch a traditional Kathakali dance performance and learn about Indian culture during your time in Kochi. The classical Indian dance tells stories through footwork and hand gestures while dancers where intricate costumes and makeup. Watch the 90-minute show before heading to a local restaurant for a delicious dinner of Indian cuisine to complete the evening.
Travelers short on time in Kochi, or who just want to experience its highlights in a short time, will love this convenient half-day tour with Kathakali show and dinner. Spend the afternoon touring Kochi's highlights—such as the Chinese Fishing Nets, Jew Town, and St. Francis Church—then relax as you watch a dramatic Kathakali classical dance performance. Round off the day with a tasty dinner in a local restaurant.
See some of Kerala's most celebrated destinations on this 5-Day private tour. You'll start in Kochi, making your way up to the hill station of Munnar, known for its tea plantations. You'll then continue to Thekkady to visit the lush Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, wrapping your tour up with an overnight cruise through the Kerala Backwaters in a traditional houseboat.
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Enjoy seven days of natural beauty and relaxation on a private tour of tropical Kerala. Starting in the culture-filled town of Kochi you’ll then travel to Munnar and Periyar to tour rolling tea plantations and the wildlife-filled national park. Return to the coast and cruise the palm-fringed backwaters on a houseboat, a converted traditional rice barge, which is an unmissable Kerala experience.
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