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Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese Fishing Nets Tours and Activities

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Fort Cochin’s Chinese Fishing Nets have been a beach installation for centuries, well before the coming of the Portuguese colonizers.

It’s thought that the nets were introduced to this coastal area by the legendary Chinese explorer Zheng He, way back in the early 15th century.

The nets are permanent horizontal structures, lowered and raised by a network of cantilevered ropes, bamboo poles, and balancing weights and pulleys. Teams of up to six fishermen operate the nets, but the catch is usually quite modest.

For the best views, come at dusk with your camera to capture that quintessential shot of Kerala’s fishing nets and calm seas backlit by the setting sun. If you’re feeling hungry, you can buy freshly netted fish and crabs, and have them cooked up for your dinner at a roadside stall.

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Private Guided Kochi Tuk tuk Tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

Private Guided Kochi Tuk tuk Tours with Pickup from Cruise Ships

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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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
Price varies by group size
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US$35.00
Price varies by group size

Cochin City or Backwater Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal

Cochin City or Backwater Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal

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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.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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US$26.00

Highlights of Cochin Group Tour by Local Ferry ,Tuc-Tuc ,Local Bus and Foot .

Highlights of Cochin Group Tour by Local Ferry ,Tuc-Tuc ,Local Bus and Foot .

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This Group shore excursion is the perfect way to make the most of your time in Kochi. Tour the incredible sites on a four-hour journey by Local Ferry ,Local Bus ,Tuc -Tuc and foot , to visit the Chinese Nets ,Santa Cruz Basilica ,St Francis Church ,Jew Town ,Jewish Paradesi Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutch Palace ,Spice Market ,Dhobi Khana (local laundry) etc . You'll learn about local life from your professional guide and explore the best this incredible Southern Indian city has to offer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.00
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US$52.00

Kochi By Cycle - Bicycle tour + Breakfast

Kochi By Cycle - Bicycle tour + Breakfast

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Start your morning bright and early, cycling through the picturesque seaside town of Fort Kochi, and witness the city start to wake up and stir. Join the locals for a hot brimming cup of tea as they start with their day, where you get a peek into the varied and diverse communities from faraway lands who have made Fort Kochi their home. Ride along to catch all the morning action with the hustle-bustle in the fish market. Then, of course, to make up for all the burnt calories, we'll end with a sumptuous local breakfast! We are a bunch of locals who enjoy showing you around the city that we love and call home. There is more to this city than what meets the eye, what better way to explore this than with a local.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$17.60
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US$17.60

Private Tuk Tuk Tours in Kochi with Hotel Pickup

Private Tuk Tuk Tours in Kochi with Hotel Pickup

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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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.00
Price varies by group size
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US$15.00
Price varies by group size

Cochin (Kochi) Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal Ships Pier

Cochin (Kochi) Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal Ships Pier

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Make the most of your time at shore and take a tour of Kochi’s main highlights. There are three different itineraries based on the day of travel which visits key landmarks including the Kerala backwaters, the traditional Chinese fishing nets, the St. Francis Church, and Fort Kochi. Learn about the history of Kochi from your guide and enjoy a hassle-free trip during this shore excursion.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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US$26.00

Car from Kochi to Munnar or Munnar to Kochi

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Car from Kochi to Munnar or Munnar to Kochi

Pick up from Fort cochin , Proceeding to Munnar via Kothamangalam, Neriyamangalam forest, Adimali town for spices to Chiyappara water falls , and spies gardens .on the way.. On reaching Munnar we will drop you at the hotel / resort in Munnar Town.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$47.00
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US$50.00
US$3.00 savings
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US$47.00
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US$50.00
US$3.00 savings
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Group Shore Excursion from Cochin Port

Group Shore Excursion from Cochin Port

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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.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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US$26.00

Cochin Shore Excursions from Pier

Cochin Shore Excursions from Pier

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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.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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US$26.00

Cochin Group Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal Pier

Cochin Group Shore Excursions from Cruise Terminal Pier

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If you're traveling by cruise to Cochin and want the chance to explore a bit more of Kerala, this shore excursion might be the perfect fit. Three itineraries are available, depending on your arrival date, which could have you either visiting the backwaters on a traditional houseboat, visiting the historic sites of Fort Cochin, or both!
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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US$26.00

Cochin Private guided Tuk Tuk tours with pick up from cruise ships

Cochin Private guided Tuk Tuk tours with pick up from cruise ships

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During this Private Guided tour in kochi , you will be provided quaranteed pick up from the cruise terminal and drop off. You will Experience various Historical Landmarks of kochi in an airconditioned van or cab with a professional guide. The main highlight of this tour is Ride on a Tuk Tuk (Auto Rickshaw) through the local streets experiencing the life of local people in Dhobhi( Laundry), Pappadam making, bazar markets, spice / ginger warehouses, Hindu temples , local shopping areas etc. The other main places visited during your tour with local guide are : (1) Fortkochi where you will find old colonial buildings,traditional fishing nets, St Francis church ( first european church in India), Santa cruz Basilica church,Chinese fishing Nets, Dutch cemetery etc. (2) Mattancherry, where Royal Family of cochin Kingdom and Jewish community were living , Dutch palace, a museum under Archeology and the historical Jewish quarters and the only functioning Jewish synagogue (Pardesi Synagogue).
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Kerala Package for 8 Days Includes All Transfer,Sightseeing and Accommodation

Kerala Package for 8 Days Includes All Transfer,Sightseeing and Accommodation

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Experience the best of Kerala without the hassle on this eight-day tour. Starting in Cochin and ending in Kovallam, you’ll enjoy the highlights of the small South Indian state, including beaches, a backwater cruise, tea estates, mountains, and wildlife. You’ll cover a lot of ground in just over a week, and see more than you could comfortably fit in if traveling alone. This is an ideal tour for families or groups who want to avoid complicated travel logistics and just relax and have a good time.
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  • 8 days
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US$610.00
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US$610.00
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Multi Activity Tour

Multi Activity Tour

This classic trip is designed to showcase Kerala in its ‘entirety,’ a land known as “Gods Own Country” where swaying palm trees and the fragrant smell of spices have beckoned travelers for centuries. This trip will mesmerize you as you experience Kerala’s culture, food and habits. Experience a bicycling journey through the diverse nature of the backwaters, rivers and dams. See the bounty of wildlife that includes squirrels, monkeys and elephants. And sample the unique local cuisines as you eat a traditional meal served on banana leaf, sample rich stews from a clay pots and savor the taste of decadent barbecues. Experience all of the beauty and diversity of Kerala from the warmth of the coast to the cool of the mountains as you bike through her plains, valleys and mighty hills.
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  • 6 days
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US$40.00
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US$40.00

Kochi Offbeat Shore Excursion-4 Hour Old Kochi Heritage Tour with Private Guide

Kochi Offbeat Shore Excursion-4 Hour Old Kochi Heritage Tour with Private Guide

Learn about Kochi on a 4-hour small-group tour that is limited to 12 people. See the Chinese fishing nets, visit two food markets, and watch the process of creating a kolam (painting in front of the home). Visit two important Hindu temples, the historic St George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church (Koonankurishu Pally), and the Abode of Snakes with an informative guide. Upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.80
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US$77.80

Lush Malabar Coast And Colorful Kerala - A 6 Day Private Tour

Lush Malabar Coast And Colorful Kerala - A 6 Day Private Tour

Cover the highlights of lush, attraction-packed Kerala during this multi-day journey through “God’s Own Country,” which includes a backwaters cruise in a traditional houseboat. From tea gardens and spice plantations to centuries-old synagogues and Dutch-built colonial landmarks, you’ll get a complete introduction to the state. Tours include meals, accommodation, and door-to-door transportation.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$946.00
Price varies by group size
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US$946.00
Price varies by group size
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Highlights of Cochin - Group Shore Excursion from Pier

Highlights of Cochin - Group Shore Excursion from Pier

This is a great choice for travelers with limited time in Cochin. Enjoy a hassle-free day trip around the highlights of Cochin with a guide to accompany you. Save time booking transport by having port pickup and drop-off included. Sights you’ll visit include St. Francis Church, the Chinese Fishing Nets area, Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattancherry Palace, and Paradesi Synagogue.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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US$26.00

5 Days Premium Kerala Tour Package - Private Tour with Exclusive Houseboat Stay

5 Days Premium Kerala Tour Package - Private Tour with Exclusive Houseboat Stay

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In this 5 days tour we will take you to - Munnar hill station, Periyar wildlife sanctuary (Thekkady) and Alleppey Backwaters. Stay in a private Moving Premium Houseboat
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$352.00
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US$352.00
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Munnar Package Tour.

Munnar Package Tour.

Specially designed for Celebrity cruise passengers, this scenic off-shore excursion gives you the best of Kerala in a single day. Cover the highlights of history-filled Kochi, from Portuguese palaces to the bustling spice market. Or, opt to spend the day drifting in a traditional houseboat on the stunning backwaters, with a curry lunch cooked onboard by your own private chef.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$525.00
Price varies by group size
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US$525.00
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7-Night Kerala Tour to Kochi, Munnar, Periyar, Allepey and Kovalam

7-Night Kerala Tour to Kochi, Munnar, Periyar, Allepey and Kovalam

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Hit the highlights of Kerala—India’s lush, beachside southern state on the Malabar Coast—during this multi-day guided tour. Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey on a traditional houseboat, check out a live Kathakali dance performance, and lounge on some of India’s most stunning beaches. Tours include all meals and overnights and airport or hotel pickup.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$725.34
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US$725.34
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A Heritage walking tour in Fort kochi and Mattancherry with a local guide !

A Heritage walking tour in Fort kochi and Mattancherry with a local guide !

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Explore the Fort Kochi and Mattancherry areas on a walking tour with a local host. See a few of Kochi’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, Old Hindu Temple, and the Jewish synagogue. Learn about the history of the area and the many cultures who came through Kochi’s ports over the years as you explore on foot.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$22.00
Price varies by group size
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US$22.00
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Fort Kochi

Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Fort Kochi

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Our unique private Tuk-tuk tour of Fort Kochi is tailored to suit all your needs. You can explore all the historical Sightseeing attractions, explore local culture, taste local food and shopping....
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$11.60
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US$11.60

Fort Kochi Bike Tour with Pickup from Cruise Ships

Fort Kochi Bike Tour with Pickup from Cruise Ships

Ride to the heritage sites in the island of Fort Kochi and take a stroll in the numerous antique and spice stores in Jew Town located in Mattancherry
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  • 4 hours
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US$63.44
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US$63.44
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Kochi PARADISE Tuk-tuk tour with Pickup from the Cruise Ships

Kochi PARADISE Tuk-tuk tour with Pickup from the Cruise Ships

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Experience your private Tuk-Tuk tour in Kochi with a trusted people, with guaranteed pick up from the cruise ship and timely Drop off to the cruise terminal. Explore the historical monuments and learn more about Kochi's rich history from your Driver/Local Expert. Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. Kochi was the center of the Indian spice trade for many centuries. Because of its rich spice history, Kochi was a major attraction for foreign traders. During this tour, you will travel in tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) to explore Kochi's most important landmarks like Chinese fishing nets , St Francis church, the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, the Jain temple and more. And also some local places like Dhobhi Khana(Local Washing area), Ginger ware house(packing/drying of spices), and womens cooperatives spice markets, (spice making/ candle making, inscents making etc) to experience the life of local people. This tour includes monument entrance fees.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.01
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US$15.01

KOCHI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING TUK-TUK Tours

KOCHI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING TUK-TUK Tours

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Our Tuk-Tuk Tours is a local collective of Tuk Tuk drivers who provide personalised tours in and around Fort Kochi. Our tours are tailored to suit your needs, whether you would like to visit all the famous tourist sites or explore local eateries or shop for souvenirs to take back home with you. This tour is only for the hotels situated in Fortkochi, Mattancherry and Ernakulam...
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12.00
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