- All Entrance Fee
- All Transferes
- Experienced Guide
- Lunch & Drinks
- Lunch at Cochin & Goa
- Pick-up & Drop
- Pick-up & Drop from Cruise Terminal
Lunch at cochin & a Goa , air Conditioned van
MS Ryndam Indian Bonanza
Mormugao (Goa), India (21 Oct 0800-1700); Mangalore, India (22 Oct 0800-1700); Cochin, India (23 Oct 0800-1700)
Small group Excursion with private Guide
Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers a wide variety of shore excursions to fit your lifestyle and your 3 days visit to My country (21st,22nd & 23rd Oct 2015) with this both itinerary you can experience the lights and sound of Cochin , mangalore and Goa in a short time.
Backwater cruise : Full Day + Cochin a Orientation Tour
Explore the famous Kerala backwaters of Alleppey on board a traditional houseboat.
Following a pick-up from Cochin Port at 8.30 AM, transfer to Aleppey to board your houseboat at 10:00. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There will be 3 staff members to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as you could wish for.
Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cusine as you gently cruise, ending at approximately 13:00 for the transfer back to Cochin Port after cochin city tour by 16:00 hrs
Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is located between the Arabian Sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. In the early 20th century, the then Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon was so mesmerized by the scenic beauty he declared that Alleppey was â€œThe Venice of the East.
All Houseboat tours are exclusive and private tours
What is Included :
Pick-up and drop off at Cochin Port (Ships Berth)
Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
3-hour backwater cruise
. Lunch on board
. Jew town visit
.private guide for whole day
Rate shall be $ 65 pp (Maximum 12 people per group)
Jewish Heritage Tour – Cochin
My jewish tour covers:
1) visit kadavumbagam synagogue
2) iinteraction with indian jews
4) parur synagogue ( the biggest one in india and oldest AD 1169 )
5) lunch at resort
6) backwater cruise
7) Paradesi synagogue Visit
8) Jew town visit(fort cochin tour)
9)Drop off at cruise terminal
Rate shall be $ 95 pp
Goa private Tour
Churches, Temples and Spice plantation Tour
This is a tour of Panjim (the current capital of Goa), combined with a visit to ˜Velha Goa or Old Goa (the previous capital). The tour covers some of the popular tourist must-seeâ€™s in Goa, including a heritage walk in the interesting Latin quarter of Panjim. It also includes a visit to a vibrant and colorful traditional bazaar to experience the bustle of daily life in Goa.
Background: Goa was among the most important centres of the ancient and medieval world, trading in calico, spices, precious metals and many other goods. It has been under various Hindu dynasties for most of its history, with a brief period under Muslim rulers. When the Portuguese arrived in Goa, it was under the Muslim Bahmani empire. The Portuguese defeated the Bahmanis and conquered Goa in 1510; thus beginning 450 years of Christian rule. This rule ended when in 1961, the Indian army marched into Goa, and overthrew the Portuguese. These historical events have left their mark on Goa, influencing not only religion and architecture, but also the language, dress, cuisine and lifestyle of Goans. On this tour, you will see not only Goas interesting monuments, but also its diverse cultures.
What the tour covers: The tour includes the following:
A drive to the top of a hill for a panoramic view of Goa. Here, our guides will show you the layout of the land, highlighting the rivers, islands, transport systems, and providing an overview of life in Goa.
A visit to the churches of Old Goa, the Rome of the East, which was the administrative seat of the Portuguese. We will visit Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), and the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the body of Saint Francis Xavier, the Jesuit missionary who was canonised in 1622.
A brief walk through the heritage district of Fontainhas“ this is a residential area, the Latin quarter of Panjim where the traditional colourful houses of the Catholic and Hindu community are still preserved. Here you will see the original fountain after which the area was named.
Bazaar walk through the bustling Panjim fish and vegetable market this is a large colourful market where you can see all sorts of interesting things on offer, including household wares, spices, fish, meat, vegetables and many other goods. Itâ€™s a great way to see daily life in Goa!
From here we drive to theÂ spice plantation.Tour guide will then take you on a tour of the plantation which will last about one hour, the guide will explain about all the spices and plants you discover and tell you about their medicinal properties. Black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves,Â chillies, coriander and all spice are just some of the spice plants you will find in the plantation. Varieties of Cashew trees,Â betelnutÂ palm trees and some tropicalÂ fruits like Star fruit, Custard apples, Papaya, Bananas, Pineapples and the Citrus fruits are also found in the grounds.
After you turn round the plantation, you will be served lunch. The lunch is a very tasty local meal served on a banana leaf plates, accompanied by a sweet dish and a tipple of cashewÂ feni(GoanÂ specialty).
Rate shall be $80 pp
Mangalore Land Excursion
1. Pick up from the cruise terminal
2. Cashew factory visit
3. Kadri temple visit
4. Karkala Moodabidri 1000 pillar temple
5. St. Aloysius Chapel visit
6. Orientation tour of Mangalore city
7. Drop you at the cruise terminal according to your schedule.
Lunch stop at ocean pearl hotel ( 5star hotel , if you require lunch)
Rate shall be $65 pp
All Tour includes air conditioned van, all entrance fee, lunch (lunch – cochin & Goa) and English speaking private guide for the whole day, You can pay on arrival in USD,
India Informations :
Nice things To Know to India
Small businesses and family-run stores almost never accept credit cards. You may want to have a moderate amount of cash on hand.
When carrying cash, try to carry smaller denominations as many smaller shops may not have change for the large bills that are dispensed through ATMs.
India can be very hot so its advised to have a bottle of water with you at all times.
Besides English, India has 22 other official languages.
India is a former British colony and therefore traffic is on the left side.
India Post allows you to order personalized stamps with your picture on them.
Indian women hold 11% of the World’s gold. That is more than the reserves of USA, IMF, Switzerland , Australia and Germany put together.
Tipping / Bargaining Habits
Tipping in India is not expected, but always appreciated. In India, tipping is known as ‘baksheesh’ and is generally a small way to show your appreciation for good service. Usually no service industry in India, except food service, expects a tip. It is also important to remember that the local currency, rupees, is preferred over dollars.
Bargaining in India is a very important — even expected — part of the shopping in India’s street markets.
By Lijo Jose