Arrival & Departure Point: Kochi (COK), Kerala, India.
Destinations Covered: Kochi, Alappuzha, Fort Kochi, Goa, Kochi, Athirappally Waterfalls.
Highlights: Kochi, Houseboat cruise, Fort Kochi, Indo Portuguese Museum, Chinese Fishing nets, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Cemetery, Mattancherry palace, St. Francis Church, Goa, Santa Cruz Basilica, Baga beach, Canlangute beach, Candolim beach,Sinquirim beach, Aguada fort, Light house, Miramar beach, Donnapaula beach, Sunset cruise, Athirappally waterfalls.
Day 1: Kochi
On arrival in Kochi airport by a 2 hours’ drive transfer to Alappuzha for houseboat cruise. Cruise starts 12 noon and ends by next day 10 am in the morning.
Board on to the House boat by enjoying tender coconut welcome drinks. As you cruise along, witness the life on the backwater villages of Kerala. By relishing with traditional Kerala meals on board cruise down the narrow canals dotted with houses, market places, below sea level paddy fields, dense coconut plantations, ancient churches & temples, antique mansions, Chinese fishing nets. See the varieties of activities inland water village people are engaged in such as traditional fishing & coir making, toddy tapping, washing clothes and other daily activities.
Facilities on Board:
Bedrooms with attached toilets (European style), Living area with front view, Sun-bathing bed, Well-built kitchen. A/c & Electric fan, light facilities, Designed Furniture, Clean environment with safe fuel storage facilities, 3 well experienced crew members. Tourist records are updated regularly and having safety equipments like Life buoys, Life Jackets & Fire extinguishers.
Day 2: Kochi
After a delicious Kerala breakfast disembark from houseboat and drive to Fort Kochi the historical town for sightseeing. Evening drive to Ernakulam Railway station to board in the night train to Goa.
An obscure fishing village became the first European township in India shaped by Portuguese, Dutch and later the British. Take a leisurely stroll through its streets and discover its history. The towering ancient Rain Trees, the white-washed walls laden with crimson bougainvilleas, the musty old spice warehouses and the spice market at Mattancherry, unused yards smothered in vegetation, the antique shops on Jew’s street, the Dutch palace with Kerala murals, famous Chinese fishing nets, Jewish synagogues, St. Francis Church, Jain temple, Portuguese churches & British clubs, history is seeping through every brick and stone here! Yes, history is not in books only. A Harbour Cruise in the evening is recommended to enjoy the beauty of Queen of Arabian Sea’.
Day 3: Goa
On arrival in Goa transfer to hotel, check in and refreshed. Spend the day with own activities.
Goa is a purely entertaining place, offering something to everybody and everything to somebody. There are beach sports, casinos, rave parties, river cruises, bullfights, grand shopping arcades and water sports. Apart from exotic beaches there are spectacular coral reefs and rich marine life to explore. Enjoy a fine blend of sand and surf, bask in the glory of sun, gorge upon the mouthwatering seafood, indulge in the adventure water sports and taste the thrill of Goan night life.
Day 4: North Goa Sightseeing
Today after a Goan’ breakfast head for North Goa sightseeing with sunset cruise in the evening. It is a whole day sightseeing visiting Baga Beach, Canlangute Beach, Candolim Beach,Sinquirim Beach, Aguada fort, Light house, miramar beach, Donnapaula beach etc.
Day 5: Goa
Spend the day with own activities of interests, evening transfer to railway station for night train to Ernakulam (Kochi).
Day 6: Kochi-Athirappally waterfalls-Kochi
On arrival in Kochi our representative meet you and transfer you to the pre booked Hotel in Kochi. Get refreshed and proceed to to ‘Athirappally’ the majestic water falls of Kerala. Athirappally Waterfall is 2.5 hours’ drive from Kochi. Back to the hotel in the afternoon. Evening spend the time with shopping or any other interested activities.
The Chalakkudy River bursting forth from the jungles of Sholayar, comes crashing down, plummeting 80 feet to form the dramatic Athirappilly Falls – the waterfalls as spirited and noisy as the forests are dark and silent. The cool spray that covers a large area near the falls makes this area a scenic location. Many eminent film directors used this location for their movies.
Day 7: Kochi- Departure transfer
Today after the breakfast spend the day with own activities like shopping etc. On time we transfer to the airport for your flight to onward destination.
- 1 night in Kochi with breakfast,
- 1 Night stay in houseboat with all meals & day cruise,
- 2 nights in Goa with breakfast,
- 2 nights for train journey (Kochi-Goa-Kochi),
- All Pick Ups / Drops From/to Air Port,
- All pickups and drop to/from Railway Stations,
- Day tour to Athirappally waterfalls from Kochi,
- Kochi city sightseeing & Fort Kochi tour,
- Day tour in North Goa with Sunset Boat Cruise,
- A/c Vehicle (Innova/Tavera) car for the road transfers and tours,
- And all taxes & service charges.
Price as per Request