For the people of Cochin, the privately owned local buses are the lifeline of this city; the ferry services connect the many islands and the tuk-tuk takes care of the last mile connectivity. You will enjoy a journey of a lifetime on the blue bus, which allows you to experience travel like a local, wander the bazaars like a local and eat like a local. Your expedition manager will meet you at the Fort Cochin bus stop, where you will hop on to a local bus for your great adventure.
Why you will love it
- Travel on a local bus
- Coffee at a local coffee house
- Take a public ferry
What you will experience
While we wait for the bus to take on its other passenger we will anticipate the pleasures of the old world charm of Fort Cochin and bustling Ernakulam city. Hopping off on our arrival at Ernakulam, we will explore the market here on foot. This is where the locals come to shop for everything – from a needle to groceries to jewellery! We then head out for popular Indian Coffee House to try some local delicacies and coffee. Moving on we arrive at the local ferry terminus, from where a ferry ride returns us to Fort Cochin, from where you will be dropped off to your hotel/vehicle.
Clients may want to spend more time while on our tours, which we would appreciate, but please do anticipate the same and make sure you leave enough time for that and clients do not have to rush back to join some other program scheduled by you.
This is a program which revolves around local transport; hence on certain days, the duration of the program might be longer/shorter depending on the schedule of local transports. More often than not, we will be able to find seats for you. If at any point the guest is feeling uncomfortable, we will be able to arrange a local taxi/tuk-tuk to transport the guest back to their hotel/vehicle.
The Expedition Manager may modify the program on certain days, keeping the best interest of the guests and the sentiments of the locals in mind.