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Learn and Engage with Locals on the Tuk Tuk Village Tour

 Kochi    5 Hours
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English, Hindi & Malayalam
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Trip Overview

Experience the local village life and witness the activities like coir making, fishing, coconut oil and boat making which is the routine for the livelihood of people.

Highlights

  • Witness the art of coir making, oil extraction, and boat making.
  • Get a chance to interact with the locals and understand the lifestyle of people.
  • Private village tour with the transportation in a tuk-tuk.

 

Detailed Overview

During this tour, you will travel in Tuk-Tuk to visit various villages to experience different livelihood of the local people. The main occupation in village people is fishing. Groves of mangroves separate land from water providing a breeding ground for prawns, crabs, oysters and small fishes. The other occupations that people follow are coir making from the husk of the coconut, coconut oil extraction, copra processing for oil extraction, boat making and fishing. In this tour, we will get a chance to witness all these activities as these activities are a part of the routine activity in the village. 

 

Itinerary

  • The tour starts with the pick up of guests at 9:00 am from the hotel in Kochi city limits.
  • Meet the driver cum host for the tour and after a quick introduction, start the drive towards Chellanam Village which will take approximately 20 minutes to reach.
  • In Chellanam village, the guest will get to see the routine life activities of the locals and the livelihood.
  • Chellanam is a fishing village and locals have been using traditional age-old techniques for catching fish and crabs.
  • The guest will get to witness the ancient technique of fish and crab catching using nets.
  • In this village, the locals also use Chinese fishing nets and are mostly used during the night time. A lamp as a light source is used to attract fish and prawns.
  • The guests will also get to witness the process of coconut oil making. The fruit of coconut tree is dried and the oil is extracted from the dried fruit, locally called as Copra (dried coconut kernel).
  • No part of coconut is wasted, the dried coconut husk is used in coir, which is further used to make ropes and also sold in the market. 
  • One speciality of Chellanam village is the handmade fish boats. The locals use seasoned wood and coir ropes to make these boats, which are then used for fishing for their livelihood.
  • After about 4 hours of touring around the village, the driver will take the guests back to Kochi where the guests can do some souvenir shopping on the streets of Kochi. 
  • The driver will drop the guests back to the hotel in the city limits at the end of the tour (Expected tour ending time is 2:00 pm).

Basic Details

Start Point
Hotel/Resience in Kochi
Finish Point
Hotel/Residence in Kochi
Start time
9:00 am
Category
Cultural & Theme ToursTours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyVillage Tours
Trip Code
O978A2503

Inclusions

  • Service of a driver cum host.
  • Transportation in Tuk-Tuk.
  • Parking fees.
  • Any entrance fees.
  • Bottled drinking water.

Exclusions

  • Any meals for the guests.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This tour is NOT operational on Sunday.
  • A tuk-tuk can accommodate up to 3 members only.
  • The tuk-tuk driver will be English speaking and would assist the guests for the village tour.
  • Children below 5 years of age are not charged for the tour.
  • The tour involves a moderate level of walking so guests are requested to wear comfortable shoes.
  • The daytime in Kochi can be hot, use sunscreen and dress accordingly. 

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel /Residence in Kochi city limits.
  • The driver will pick up the guests from the cruise ship terminal or hotel. Please provide the hotel address while booking check out page.
  • The local contact person details and phone number is shared in the booking voucher, send to you via email.
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