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Private Car with Driver for Kerala Tour from Cochin
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Private Car with Driver for Kerala Tour from Cochin

By Saffron India Tours
About
One of the first things on your travel list as you start your vacation is hiring a taxi. All it needs is a knowledgeable driver from a reliable taxi service to kickstart your vacation on a good note. We understand how important a good taxi service is to your trip to Kerala, therefore we provide dependable and timely service to our guests visiting Kerala with family or friends. One of the finest and cost-effective, our Kerala taxi service comprises of well-maintained vehicles that are driven by experienced drivers.

Ages 0-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 2–10 days
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Air Conditioned Private Vehicle
  • Service of an Experienced Driver
  • Fuel Charges
  • Driver Charges
  • Toll & Parking
  • Local Sightseeing
  • 2 Bottles of Mineral Water
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Extra Kilometer Charges (If anything applicable as per the allowed kilometer usage)
  • Inter State Permit (If Applicable)


Start:
  • Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
Pickup details
  • Location Name: • Pick up is available from the Hotels • Cochin Airport Pick up is Possible  • Ernakulam Railway station Pick up Possible • Driver will be waiting at terminal exit holding a placard in your name . • Hotel pick up driver will report at your hotel on requested time Return Location: Depends upon the Guest return mode of travel (Airport / Railway station or Hotels)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 110843P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 Medium or Large suitcase and 1 small size hand bag. Oversize or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
    • Car /Driver cant be used for the particular day in case of any political strike /Protest
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Our Garage is in Cochin City (Garage to Airport will comes 30 km & Garage to Railway station will comes 10 km) - Kilometer will be calculating from Garage back to Garage for all trips
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 110843P1

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    • Saffron India Tours
      126
      Kochi (Cochin), India
      Joined in November 2018
    • Jasohal
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highlights of Kerala
      Just returned back from 11 days in beautiful Kerala, completing the fabled triangle, Kochi, Munnar, Thekaddy and back to Kochi. This was a very last minute trip, so it was imperative that the tour operator was able to quickly pull together options for me (3 days). Anoop at Saffron was amazing - right from the initial contact, he understood my requirements based on what type of trip we were looking for and what was good and what to avoid. Anoop created a bespoke package for us within a few days, and that gave me the confidence to commit and book my tickets from London to Kochi. We had one driver for the tour, who went at our pace, and stopped where we wanted and when we wanted to break. There was no pressure or rushing around - which is really important when the key element is to relay and enjoy the views as you travel through the amazing countryside. The hotels that Anoop suggested were great, and cannot complain on the rooms, food or service. Just truly brilliant. Lastly, Anoop also recommended a lovely Ayurveda resort, Nihara, where we spent the last week of our trip. This was again a real gem, as otherwise it’s quite challenging to choose an Ayurveda centre from the dozens that are advertised when visiting from abroad. If you want to visit Kerala, and be assured that you will be dealing with a professional, family based tour operator, who will tailor the tour to your preferences, I can definitely recommend Saffron Tours.
      Written 28 March 2024
    • JONNNOO
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t expect to get all the itinerary says you will
      Reading the reviews we expected a wonderful tour, alas that wasn’t what we received. We didn’t get 4 of the items on the schedule. The national park is closed every year for February and March so if planning to go you won’t be able to in those months and Saffron Tours know this but don’t advise, they still leave it on the schedule. In the early part of the year the waterfalls are nonexistent but again they know but don’t advise, 2 other elements we weren’t taken to and only realised when checking at the end of the day. We did enjoy the tea museum and of course the wonderful scenery but 5 hours in a car with the ‘interesting’ driving style was not the best. The 3 nights hotel accommodation were fab with great pools, clean rooms and very caring staff but these hotels exist without Saffron Tours. The actual hotels though were great. The backwaters are so peaceful and it’s great to watch the world glide by but you literally sail away from the start point for max 1 1/2 hours then stop for lunch and sail back to the start point which has a new bridge being built and pile driving going on late into the night. You are moored up cheek by Jowel with all the other boats and there are hundreds of them so it’s not the restful image you are given, even 2 of the staff members go home rather than staying on the boat overnight. You pay for top class service with Saffron Tours but receive a third rate one so personally I’d not recommend them as they lied to us. In fairness I brought issues to their attention and the apologised and after 3 weeks I got a small percentage back as an apology but I could have organised a driver and booked hotels and boat myself for half the cost. Either try another tour operator or book it yourself or wait until you are in India where there are loads and loads of tour operators offering such 3 or 4 or even 5 night schedules depending on what you want. Please if you use Saffron Tours manage your expectations downwards. Last point most of the attractions are very popular so there are tacky stalls selling cheap plastic toys and random tat which again was a bit of a surprise no locally produced hand made items to be seen 🤷‍♂️
      Written 25 March 2024
    • wildwolfw
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      We expected English speaking guides.
      Lovely boat and scenery and the onboard lunch was fantastic. The only negative was that English speaking guides were advertized and none of the boat crew spoke English. As birdwatchers, the onus was on us to provide commentary to the other passengers.
      Written 10 March 2024
    • Stay02181837602
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kerala 4nights-5days excellent trip
      My husband and I booked this trip for first week of January 2024. It was a very well arranged, good few spots for sightseeing that we could do at our own pace. Our driver (Sainu) was excellent, always on time and drove very safely. The car (Toyota Innova) was also very comfy. We both had a 30kg suitcase and a 10kg hand luggage each and it all fit in hassle free in the car. Also the trip coordinator and the driver were always available when called, we always had a clear line of communication with them despite it being peak tourist season. The package included really good, clean hotels with all modern amenities and comfort, we really enjoyed each stay. There wasn't a set itinerary but we had rough list of sightseeing spots based on the package provided. I would however, recommend dropping the Spice Plantation plus Ayurvedic shop part of the trip in Munnar, the Spice "garden" was just a trail walk while the guide showed us plants growing on the side of the trail, it's not a garden, just an upper level introduction to Ayurvedic plants. But other than that we thoroughly enjoyed the trip! Would highly recommend to couples, families etc.
      Written 7 January 2024
    • Z6190IRstephenb
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Do it yourself and save time and money
      This was a very poorly executed trip. Either the driver had no idea what our itinerary was or it was a good act. We were promised: 1. A mid size car … it was tiny. 2. Tickets included … we had to pay for them ourselves. This was only 200 rupees per person. 3. Bottled water … had to buy our own. 4. Lunch at 4 star hotel … driver offered for us to get out and buy some lunch from a roadside stall … we got our lunch as promised after complaining and significant delays. This was at Casa Rio and food was good and would have cost around 6 euros each. 5. Vazhachal Falls - driver was 20 minutes on way home when we realised that he was going the wrong way so we made him turn around. This probably added 2 hours to the trip. We had to complain loudly about paying for a trip and not getting what was supposed to be included. The boss said he would refund us our out of pocket costs but haven’t heard boo from him. He has had 48 hours to respond and hasn’t so my review is scathing (and deserves to be). The day took close to 8 hours … there is no way they can do it in 6 hours unless you don’t go to the bottom of the Athirappilly Falls. This is a really expensive way to see the waterfalls. Highly recommend either hiring your own driver or getting an Uber and set your own itinerary and lunch destination. We paid 124 euros when the whole trip could have been done for 40 euros and saved us a lot of aggravation. Don’t book this trip!!
      Written 29 December 2023
    • venkataramanr2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      None
      It was well organized. Driver/Guide Mr. Rajesh is an excellent and knowledgeable person. He went above and beyond to get me the comfort.
      Written 30 October 2023
    • Adventure815385
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      100% Recommended
      What you get from this tour is prebooked hotels, a very skilled driver and a plan of recommended activities. You can always change plans and tell your driver where you would like to go next. We had a great time! Our driver was very friendly and, as mentioned, very skillfull which made us feel safe. Also, the hotels they booked were fantastic. We definetely recommend this tour. Kerala is so beautiful ;)
      Written 28 October 2023
    • Resort48157271347
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mesmerizing Experience !
      Kerala backwater day tour was a mesmerizing experience. the houseboat was comfortable and clean, offering a delightful ride through the canals and lakes. Authentic Kerala cuisine onboard was a delightful bonus. The knowledgeable staff added depth to the journey, sharing insights about the local culture and ecology. A must-do for anyone visiting Kerala
      Written 27 October 2023
    • Tourist61689826386
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Journey Through God's Own Country
      Saffron Tours was exceptional. They were organized, knowledgeable, and responsive to our needs. The itinerary they crafted showcased the best of Kerala, from the tranquil backwaters to the vibrant cities. Accommodations were comfortable and premium segments, he transportation was reliable and the chauffeur mr.rajesh was well behaved. Their attention to detail and commitment to ensuring a memorable experience made our Kerala tour truly special. Will surely refer to our friends who all are visiting India.
      Written 26 October 2023
    • 701josefinas
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Kerala
      We absolutely loved Kerala. Doing the tour was a great way to see many things without the stress of organizing or coordinating all of the logistics. It was incredibly organized, and the staff was very attentive and accommodating to our needs and preferences. The car for moving between cities was a great idea, and our driver, Mr. Jojan, was super friendly, accommodating, professional and a very good driver. The hotels were all superb, incredibly clean and with fantastic service. We loved Munnar, the tea plantations, Thekkady and the boat ride in Periyar. We highly recommend this tour, and will be recommending it to any friends who are travelling through Kerala.
      Written 23 June 2023
    • palomal551
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thank you Saffron for a perfect stay in Kersla
      Todo ha sido perfecto desde rl primer dia que contacté con Saffron, ha hecho nuestro viaje fácil y se adaptó a todas nuestras necesidades. Los hoteles muy bien y en especial Rajesh nuestro conductor que no pudo ser mejor. Nos ayudó con el tema de dinero cuando no nos funcionó el cajero y nos ayudó a conseguir la tarjeta SIM, que no fue fácil.. Gracias Rajesh y gracias Saffron. Everything was perfect from doy one. Easy communication, listen to all our rquests and adapt to our needs. Great selection of hotels and all the time easy to talk to him. Our driver Rajesh was great. He even helped us with the moneyas we have problems with the ATM and help us too with the SIM Card. Totally recomend Saffron and you will be lucky id you get Rajesh as your driver. Thank you for a perfect stay in Kerala
      Written 8 June 2023
    • NorthStar52342077068
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A tour to dream of: ATHIRAPILLY WATERFALL
      Mr. Anoop of Saffron India Tuor was very professional in the promotion and booking of the day trip. Mr Jojia, our driver, was great and he took us in an amazing place: ATHIRAPPILLY waterfall. Many happy people swimming and enjoying the water. A MUST-SEE place
      Written 26 May 2023
    • AshMo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great boathouse tour!
      My parents were traveling through South India and the boathouse was one thing that they really wanted to do. I had booked the trip quite last minute and believe me, they enjoyed everyyyyyy minute of it! Great and clean both and delicious food! And the best part, they had the whole boat to themselves, with no other attendees. Also the driver, Anoop, who picked them up from the hotel was really great. If we ever come back as a family I will definitely book with them again.
      Written 3 May 2023
    • sandeepreddykuppili
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      5 day Kerala Trip
      Our experience has been great.Great selection of hotels and resorts for stay by Saffron travels. The driver was courteous and help. Itinerary was well planned out. Overall an awesome experience.
      Written 27 April 2023
    • CharlesJarry
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best way to relax, at a bargain price”
      Relaxing. Was lovely to visit village community. Loves meeting other traveler's on the tour. Your guide was very informative and the lunch was amazing
      Written 26 April 2023
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    Sreejith
    Mumbai, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    None of the other travelling destination in india can beat kerala in terms of comfort, peace and food & that's exactly we've experienced.
    In the month of feb me & my best friend unexpectedly decide to explore the kerla.So we have fixed this one local guide whose name is Mr. Aslam who has been referred to us by one of our colleagues.
    Upon arrival at kochi airport, we catch up our guide Mr. Aslam bhai who had been happily waiting for 2 hours as our fight was landed late. At the first meeting,we didn't feel like we were meeting for the first time. This man was looking very cheerful & warm hearted.Then we took hault at kochi.
    On next day, we head towards munnar.The climate was really awesome. In munnar we actually felt like we are in *'God's own country* Aslam bhai showed us each & every sightseeing near munnar. Aslam bhai took us to some of the very tasty restaurants.One of our favourite is 'Madhu's kitchen',near kochi. You must try it! Then we moved towards allepy as our house boat is waiting for us for the stay.
    We had 2 very cheerful day in allepy & finally we returned to mumbai with the loads of beautiful memories.
    The trip was so overwhelming & it become possible only beacuse of our lovely guide, Mr. Aslam Bhai.He is such a warm personality & highly motivated genuine guide. He is very flexile and calm.A true sample of excellent tour guide!
    Many thanks to aslam bhai again and i recommened Mr. Aslam bhai to everyone without a single doubt.
    " सुना था केरला के लोग बहोत अच्छे होते है
    हमने एहसास कर लिया"
    Aslam Bhai Mobile Number - 8714143379
    Aslam Bhai Email id - aslamkurumpadi@gmail.com
    Written 20 April 2022
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    Tulika
    Sacramento, CA309 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Family
    Very unprofessional and unresponsive agency. Stopped communicating once we confirmed the trip. Unfortunately, our 12 trip had to be changed after 2 days due to medical reasons but not only they refused to reconcile amount we paid (we paid 100%) but they didn't respond to any email, phone call or messages requesting reconciliation.
    Plus was the driver (Vishnu) we gad for first 2 days, he was very helpful, courteous and caring.
    Written 30 January 2024
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    Abir Sen
    Goa, India8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2019 • Couples
    We want to recommend a great Guide/Driver/Friend for Kerala Tour.
    Mr.Sathish Paul: 9446837435.He is a Munnar Local and knows each and every corner of Kerala.Very well-behaved,calm,Smiling Person. He has great knowledge of places,roads. He is fluent in English,Hindi,Malayali.Our tour of 5 days in Munnar,Thekkady,Alleppy has been great with him guiding us all along. Most importantly he has superb driving skills especially in Hills and a great quality about him is neither does he drink nor does he smoke. His Car Toyota Etios is kept very clean and has a refreshing smell all along. I found this guy very reliable and trustworthy, hence thought of recommending it for my friends who plans the tour on their own and need a Car for the tour. Do try him out and thank me later.
    Guys,one last advice,I understand that we pay them for their work but that does not mean that we own them. Please treat them well they are human like all us and they are working hard for their family.(I have seen people treating them badly and shouting at them in the middle of the road).
    That's all from my end...Hope you have a great journey in God's own Country!! Enjoy!!
    Written 7 June 2019
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