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“Excellent service and perfect trip!”

Carnival Tours & Travels
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Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Shikara...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Carnival Tours it's a growing Tour agency in the field of Kerala Tourism . We are situated in the heart of Fort Kochi,Cochin. With the aim of providing most pleasant, relaxing and economical tours across “God's Own Country” Kerala. Carnival Tours offer exiting tours across Kerala: Kerala Tour packages – TamilNadu Tour packages South Indian Tours, Tailor made Kerala Tour packages (Fort Cochin Tour Packages , Munnar Tour Packages , Alleppey Tour ,Parambikulam tour packages , Thrissur tour packages,Kozhikode, Kasargode,Bekal etc etc),Cochin day tours ,cochin Day Trips , Cochin Shore Excursions ,Cochin shore excursions ,Cochin shore trips etc. Also provides tours for Passengers comes to Cochin by cruise ships.We also arrange accommodation [Hotels, Resorts, Home stays, Tree Houses] across Kerala with the Best Rate! Apart from tours we do All India railway ticketing, All India private bus ticketing, Air tickets etc
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

My husband and I planned an impromptu trip to Kerela and were so happy we chose Carnival just two weeks before we departed. I found them on TripAdvisor, and within literally minutes of writing on their website, I received an email from Peter. He was simply amazing in quickly putting together an itinerary for us (accomodating all my requests and endless questions). We paid by credit card and that was one simple phonecall from Peter.

As for the trip itself, we spent 2 days at Munnar at a treehouse in Kaivalyam retreat, 1 day at a deluxe houseboat in Alleppey and half-day city tour of Kochi. Our driver Simon was outstanding...profession, polite, drove safely, was plasant to chat with and full of information and best of all took very good care of us. We arrived Kochi at 7am and both Peter and Simon came to pick us from the airport, which was a very nice gesture. Both the treehouse and houseboat were magical experiences and I can't thank Peter enough for suggesting both those places!

I highly recommend Carnival Tours for travel within Kerela...you get your money's worth and much more!

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

Superb, prompt service given by Peter and his team - we could not fault his recommended itinerary, choice of hotel/houseboats and selection of a safe driver.

We stayed in a luxury houseboat for two nights organised by Peter - the quality of the houseboat was impeccable, the food was amazing and the three-man crew were an absolute delight to be with. Perfect for the romantic getaway.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Peter was incredibly patient dealing with my many emails trying to plan the first part of our trip to Kerala but we got there in the end. He was quick to respond to emails and understood exactly what I wanted. Unbeknown to me, my husband also emailed explaining that it was our silver wedding anniversary and Peter arranged a lovely cake and 'special' treatment for the night on our houseboat - unexpected and very kind. Our driver was very good, as was Tommy our guide round Fort Cochin. All in all, first class. I would highly recommend Peter and Carnival Tours

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Peter from Carnival tours was a delight to correspond with, very efficient. 6 of us took this tour from our ship docking in Cochin. We were met by Peter and our guide and driver took us in an air conditioned mini bus to the Canals. There we were transferred to a small boat to get across to our houseboat. What an experience. We felt like royalty with drinks awaiting us and the largest bowl of assorted fruits for us. The cruise along the canal to see life on the water was wonderful and then we were served a super real Indian lunch as we continued to cruise along. On our return we were met by Peter and his father with a little bag and a gift for each of us. Truly one of our highlights of our 4month cruise. We did this tour on February 3rd and weather was perfect.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

We had a wonderful backwater trip in Cochin in March 2015 Our guide was rhere and driver at 9amDrove to Alleppey which is 1. 30 hr depending on the traffic Got there around 10,30 and got on the boat for 3 hrs in the backwater called Venice of India Last year we did it on a houseboat this time on a shitara whiche seats about 8 people It was just the 2 of us which was great Our guide explained everything very well We stopped on th eway a ta small restaurant if you wanted to eat something or use the bathroom which was very clean Got back around 1,30 pm and drove back to Cochin and stopped at a place were they make cocosmats Very interesting Then we did some shopping in town and they dropped us back at the port. We had been there before so saw most of the stuff in townPeter the owner awaited us and gave us a small gitf which was a nice touchHighly recommend carnival torus and will use them again when we go back

Date of experience: March 2015
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