Thanks for your feedback about the tour.
1.The tour You have booked where the itinerary is for "Old Town Only", so the driver can't take you to the new city which is far away.
2.We promote only local shops and we don't promote any big shops which are tourists, were they charge more money from the tourists.
3. You booked a tour with Driver/ local expert , If you
need more English and knowledge ,you have to book a professional guide were you have to pay more money and there are options to book a guide.
Hope you understand
Very enjoyable day. Our Driver was very knowledgeable and flexible to our requests. His English was also very good making the whole experience easy. Also knew a very good restaurant to take us to with great food and drinks. A real pleasure.
We were on time but waited 30 min for others before finally leaving the pier to get tour tuk tuk cab. Driver Sanil took us to all the tourist spots. Laundry churches temples and the historic synagogue as well as the Palace with an excellent history of Kochi Royal family. But he also took us to his preferred shopping stores. Quality was good but probably the prices were not. My advice: get your own tuk tuk at the pier. Price is $5 USD for the usual city tour. The shops may be different. Skip the temple as they do not let you enter with your bag or purse Prices at the pier shops are cheaper than in town. An interesting port just don’t overpay for the same experience
We were met at the port at the stated time and taken to our Tuk Tuk and driver/tour guide named Narendron. When we compared our tour to that undertaken by others who bought a similar cruise company tour by coach, we found that we had visited more places, in particular smaller cottage industries which gave us a real insight into local life. Not only was our tour much less expensive than the cruise line tour, we had a tour guide to ourselves and the Tuk Tuk ride was a real experience in itself.