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Iris Holidays

Kochi (Cochin), India
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About Iris Holidays
Iris Holidays is a winner of TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award in Kerala for 7 consecutive years.We are a Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala approved Kerala tour operator for last 10+ years. We offer customised private day tours , cultural tours, heritage tours , walking tours, multi day tours and outdoor activities catering only to travellers bound for Kerala. Because of our narrow focus, you can expect deep, passionate and personal expertise on any holiday in Kerala that you book with us. We are based in Cochin, India also specialising in Customized Kerala tour packages, Kerala Honeymoon Packages, weekend tour packages and Kerala Houseboat packages. We provide package tours for Munnar, Cochin, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Kovalam,Wayanad, Varkala and Kanyakumari. We care for our guests and won't suggest anywhere that we haven't been to and tried ourselves.
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Eric Wachstock wrote a review 8 Aug
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Highly recommended! George Joseph helped build our 5 day/4 night itinerary and was always responsive and helpful at all hours to our our questions, requests and problems. We are a family of 5 and had a private van and driver for the whole time. The van on the first day in Kochi wasn’t great (smelly and wet) but George arranged for a much better van for the next morning when we drove to Munnar. Fragrant Nature in Kochi was a really nice hotel with an outstanding breakfast. George arranged for an early check in which was much appreciated after an overnight flight. Our driver picked us up at the airport and took us wherever we wanted to go in Kochi. We spent the next 2 days in Munnar at the Tall Tree Hotel. Along the way our driver stopped for us at waterfalls and at an Ayurvedic Garden where we got a very good half hour explanation of all the spices that they grow there as we walked through the garden. Tall Tree Hotel is nice and the tea plantations are quite a site to see. Unfortunately because of the weather the road to the tea factory was closed. Lunch and dinner at the hotel was very tasty and well priced. The highlight of the trip was the backwaters house boat cruise in Alleppey - around 5 hours of cruising in the afternoon and then sleeping in the docked boat (so it is possible to enjoy the resorts pool) before another hour in the morning and then an hour in a smaller boat to see the smaller canals. Meals (full board) and staff were amazing at Blue Jelly. 2 bedroom Houseboat was also extremely comfortable with great beds, big picture windows on all the walls and very comfortable open space living and dining ares with leather couches and a dining room table. The only negative to take into account isn’t Iris’ fault, but all travel time took longer than expected. About 4.5 hours from Kochi to Munnar, 5.5 hours from Munnar to Alleppey houseboat and 3.5 hours from the houseboat back to Cochi. Eric Wachstock
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Ewachstock, Thank you for submitting a 5 Star review and letting us know that you had a Great 5 day Customized Private Itinerary while travelling with Iris Holidays All of us at Team Iris Holidays are really honored that you chose to travel with us for yourfamily holiday and for your valuable feedback. It was great to have you with us for a few days. We are happy that you did enjoy your time with us and got back home with nice memories. We don't compromise on quality for price and ensure that we give the right choice of resorts to guests. Motivating reviews from guests like you is a reward to team to do better service for our guests. We are looking forward to plan a holiday for you once again Warm Regards, Team Iris Holidays
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Harpreet T wrote a review 3 Aug
8 contributions3 helpful votes
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We took package 6 nights and 7 days with Iris Holidays Kochi.I talk to Sarnaya on phone and planned everything from Canada. Our experience was wonderful.Service and hotel provided by agent were top notch .We went Munnar,Thekaddy ,Kumarakom and allepy was canceled due to heavy monsoon government canceled the boathouse stay for safety. My agent was so good she even know our kids were excited for boat ride and stay so she arranged special boathouse for us at Kumarakom. Thanks to Iris holidays for exceptional service and thanks to Express tours and travel for transportation services provided.We made so many memories.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear harpreett2022, All of us at Team Iris Holidays are really happy that that you chose to travel with us for 6 nights and 7 days and for your valuable feedback. It was great to have you with us for a few days with complete family. We are happy that you did enjoy your time with us and went back home with nice memories. Thank you for your special mention on the arrangement we made for you on a Hartal Day. As we are an agent who focuses only on Kerala we always try to ensure that our guests have a convenient and hassle free time when unforeseen circumstances occur. Motivating reviews from guests like you is a reward to team to do better service for our guests. We are looking forward to plan a holiday for you once again Warm Regards, Team Iris Holidays
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Amol Wagh wrote a review 3 Aug
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A Memorable tour well Organised by Irish Holidays I had wonderful experience with team iris holidays.We had given our list of places to visit to George sir ,he designed our itinerary accordingly with top quality Hotel’s .George sir fulfilled our special demand of hotels with sea view/ Valley View, Multilingual /Punctual driver . Special thanks to Mr. Vijesh driver cum tour guide was allotted to us who was to accompany us for the whole trip. He is professional, polite and friendly with good knowledge of all the local sightseeing places and restaurants. He is an excellent driver who made the journeys comfortable. He made sure that we cover all the tourist attractions and have a pleasurable experience. Trip Details: (11 D/10 N) I will strongly recommend you to go with Irish Holidays for Kerala Tour Our package was Cochin (1N) / Munnar (3N)) / Thekkady (1N) /Kumarakom (1N)/ Alleppey (Houseboat) (1N) ,Poovar (1N) ,Kanyakumari (1N) ,Kovalam (1N) Places of Visit: Cochin (Chinease fishing nets,Folklore Museum,Try Sadya meal) Munnar (Tea Gardens ,Mattupetty Dam, Tea museum, Echo point,Hydel Park ) Thekkady (Cruise in Periyar Lake, Spices garden, Elephant Ride, Martial arts and kathakali) Kumarakom (Shikara ride ) Alleppey Beach (Housboat stay) Poovar golden sand beach Kovalam (beach,Lighthouse ) Kanyakumari (Vivekanda Statue, confluence of 3 seas) I look forward to collaborating with Iris Holidays in future. Thanks
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear amolsadho, Thank you for submitting a 5 Star review and letting us know that you had a Very well organised tour by Iris Holidays (11D/10N) in Kerala. All of us at Team Iris Holidays are really honored that you chose to travel with us for your family holiday and for your valuable feedback. It was great to have you with us for a few days. We are happy that you did enjoy your time with us and got back home with nice memories. We don't compromise on quality for price and ensure that we give the right choice of resorts to guests. Motivating reviews from guests like you is a reward to team to do better service for our guests and thanks for mentioning George, Vijeesh and some of our staff who helped you with the holiday planning and queries . We are looking forward to plan a holiday for you once again Warm Regards, Team Iris Holidays
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CHANDAN A wrote a review Jul 2022
Brussels, Belgium12 contributions6 helpful votes
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The entire trip was planned by Saranya. She was very nice and patient in accomodating all our requests. The driver Mr Shyam was a very good and friendly. All the hotels provided were very good and as per our liking. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. I would highly recommend Iris. Everything was professionally organised.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear 699chandana, Thank you for submitting a 5 Star review and letting us know that you had a Wonderful Trip to Munnar, Alleppey & Kovalam with family while travelling with Iris Holidays All of us at Team Iris Holidays are really honored that you chose to travel with us for your honeymoon and for your valuable feedback. It was great to have you with us for a few days. We are happy that you did enjoy your time with us and got back home with nice memories. Thank you for your special note on Saranya and Lal. We don't compromise on quality for price and ensure that we give the right choice of resorts to guests. Motivating reviews from guests like you is a reward to team to do better service for our guests. We are looking forward to plan a holiday for you once again Warm Regards, Team Iris Holidays
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Dhanish wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Enjoyed experience, had fun, beautiful sites, good hotels, warm and hospitable staffs, comfortable journey
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Dear dhanishkp, Motivating reviews from guests like you is a reward to team to do better service for our guests. All of us at Team Iris Holidays are really happy that that your family chose to travel with us . It was great to have you with us for a few days. We are happy that you did enjoy your time with us and got back home with nice memories and a fantastic experience. . Thank you for your 5* rating . We are looking forward to plan a holiday for you once again Warm Regards, Team Iris Holidays
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