Welcome to Vasco Da Gama


The city centre, along Swatantra Path and FL Gomes Rd, is actually quite nice by workaday Indian town standards, but with no sights of interest there’s really no reason for travellers to come here.


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$493 Multi-day & Extended Tours

07 Days Kerala Heritage with Tea Spice Backwaters

Day 1: Cochin ArrivalOn your arrival at Cochin Airport, our representative will meet you and assist you in your transfer to Cochin Hotel. Day 2: Cochin-Munnar (B)After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Cochin. First visit the beautiful St. Francis Church, India’s oldest European church built in 1503 by the Portuguese settlers. The church once marked the grave of the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, which was later transferred to Lisbon. Then, visit Fort Kochi, a testament to rich Portuguese past, a thriving city once, is now lined with old houses and ruins of the fort. Next visit the 450 year old Jewish synagogue, India’s oldest active synagogue, built in 1568 by Jewish settlers. Its beautiful interiors include antique Belgian chandeliers and lamps and exquisite Chinese floor tiles, among others. Later, visit one of Cochins’ most popular attraction of the Chinese fishing nets. These huge shore operated life nets are at least 10 m high and 20 m horizontally. It’s said that these nets were introduced by a Chinese explorer. Break for lunch, before embarking on a scenic drive to Munnar. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 3: Munnar Sightseeing (B)After breakfast, proceed for Munnar tour. Munnar is a sight to behold with exquisite natural beauty. Visit the lush and vast tea gardens, spend time at the scenic Mattupetty Lake and Dam, Echo Point, the serene Kundale Lake, famous for the rare Neela Kurinji flowers, which blooms once in twelve years, and Rajmalai Day 4: Munnar-Thekkady (B)Post breakfast, check-out of the hotel and proceed to Thekkady, a place blessed with elephants, unending chains of hills and aromatic spice plantations. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Later, visit the Periyar National Park, one of the best wildlife sanctuary in India, spanning an area of 935 sq km and replete with scenic beauty and rich biodiversity, set high at the Western Ghat Mountain ranges. Day 5: Thekkady-Kumarakom (B)After breakfast at hotel, check-out and take a journey to Kumarakom, a scenic village located on Vembanad lake. Upon arrival at Kumarakom, proceed straight to Kumarakom bird sanctuary, a haven for many exotic bird species and a paradise for bird lovers. Day 6: Kumarakom-Alleppey (B/L/D)After breakfast at hotel, drive to Alleppey that is also known as Allapuzha, and often called “Venice of the East” owing to the stunning backwaters, lagoons, lakes and houseboat. Day 7: Alleppey-Cochin (B)Enjoy an early morning breakfast and leisure time on the houseboat. Check-out, then get transferred to Cochin airport to board a flight to your onward destination.

$215 Private & Custom Tours

Goa Private Tour

Day 01: Goa - Welcome to Goa tour. At arrival Goa airport you will be received by our representative, who will transfer you to the pre booked hotel. Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Today, Goa is famous for sun, sand and beaches. A place rich with culture and multi-ethnic people, music and food, Goa is truly a tourist’s paradise. Goa is divided into two parts, the north Goa and the South Goa with numbers of beaches. North Goa is commercially developed and more famous among the tourist, when South Goa is less commercially developed and less crowded by tourist. The travellers, who want to spend more peace and relaxing time, prefer South Goa. At arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at beach. Have dinner and overnight stay. Day 02: North Goa North Goa is one of the two districts that make up the state of Goa, India. The district has an area of 1736 km², and is bounded by Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state to the north and by Belgaum district of Karnataka to the east, by South Goa District to the south, and by the Arabian Sea to the west. The famous beaches that you can explore in North Goa are Calangute, Panaji, Candolim, and Baga. After breakfast at hotel you can spend relaxing time in one of these beaches. Also second half of the day you can explore major attractions/ sight seeings of North Goa like Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort, The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception etc. Evening you can enjoy Boat/Cruise ride at Mandovi river. Have diner and night stay at hotel. Day 03: South Goa South Goa is one of two districts that comprises the state of Goa in West India, within the region known as the Konkan. It is bounded by the district of North Goa to the north, the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. The famous beaches that you can explore in South Goa are Palolem Beach, Vasco da Gama, Colva, Patnem, Bogmalo. Post breakfast , move to explore the beautiful beaches and enjoy sun bath. At evening hours go to explore some other attractions/ sight seeing of the Goa. Have dinner and night stay. Day 04: Goa –Depart The last day of your Goa tour, after a relaxing breakfast check out the hotel. We will drop you at Goa airport to take a flight for your journey ahead.

$110 Shore Excursions

Crystal Serenity Shore Excursion : Special 2 Days Cochin Tour

April 10 2018 : Glimpse of Kochi You will be picked up at Kochi Port ships berth between 12:45 - 1.00 Pm and transfered to Fort Kochi to visit Chinese fishing nets that were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in the 14th century. Kochi fishermen are still using these fishing nets to earn their livelihoods.Continue your tour to St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The church was constructed in 1503 by Portuguese friars and is now the burial place of Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer who led the first ships that sailed directly from Europe to India. Next you will visit Santa Cruz Basilica, one the largest and most impressive churches in India. The church has two soaring spires and a bright, white-washed exterior. Inside you will find walls decorated with frescoes, murals, and large paintings depicting scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. Later on you will visit the Dhobhi Khana (Local laundry) , Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555. The palace is famous for its stunning murals portraying scenes from Hindu tales, such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Next door is the Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in South India. Admire the ornate brass pulpit, the Belgian glass chandelier, and hand-painted Chinese porcelain floor tiles.The tour will be concluded by wandering around Jew Town and the Jewish Synagogue, a central location for the spice trade. Enjoy the aroma of ginger, cardamom, turmeric, and cloves. If your schedule allows, you can also do some shopping for spices, handicrafts, and antiques or have a casual lunch at your own expense. You will then be taken back to Kochi Port ships berth by 5.00 -5.15 Pm(Note as April 10th tour starts by 13.00 hrs there wont be any Lunch stops )April 11 2018 : Tranquil Aleppey/Alappuza Backwater by Houseboat Explore the famous Kerala backwaters of Alleppey on board a Houseboat Pickup from Kochi Port at 08.30 hrs hrs and transfer to Alleppey (approx. 1.45 hrs) .A short motor boat transfer to board your houseboat at 10.15 hrs. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There will be 3 staff members to look after you and a guide to make sure your experience is as relaxed as you could wish for.Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine with rice, vegetables, fish, chicken and more as you gently cruise. Houseboat cruise finishes at 13.15 hrs. After the cruise we will later drop you off at Kochi port by - 15.00 15.15 hrs.

$120 Shore Excursions

Marella Discovery Shore Excursion : Special 2 Days Cochin Tour

December 13 2018 : Tranquil Aleppey/Alappuza Backwater by Houseboat Explore the famous Kerala backwaters of Alleppey on board a Houseboat Pickup from Kochi Port at 08.45 hrs hrs and transfer to Alleppey (approx. 1.45 hrs) .A short motor boat transfer to board your houseboat at 10.30 hrs. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There will be 3 staff members to look after you and a guide to make sure your experience is as relaxed as you could wish for.Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine with rice, vegetables, fish, chicken and more as you gently cruise. Houseboat cruise finishes at 13.15 hrs. After the cruise we will later drop you off at Kochi port by - 15.00 hrs.December 14 th : Glimpse of CochinYou will be picked up at Kochi Port ships berth at 09.00 Am and transferred to Fort Kochi to visit Chinese fishing nets that were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in the 14th century. Kochi fishermen are still using these fishing nets to earn their livelihoods.Continue your tour to St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The church was constructed in 1503 by Portuguese friars and is now the burial place of Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer who led the first ships that sailed directly from Europe to India. Next you will visit Santa Cruz Basilica, one the largest and most impressive churches in India. The church has two soaring spires and a bright, white-washed exterior. Inside you will find walls decorated with frescoes, murals, and large paintings depicting scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. Later on you will visit the Dhobhi Khana (Local laundry) . The tour will be concluded by wandering around Jew Town and the Jewish Synagogue, a central location for the spice trade. Enjoy the aroma of ginger, cardamom, turmeric, and cloves. If your schedule allows, you can also do some shopping for spices, handicrafts, and antiques etc. You will then be taken back to Kochi Port ships berth to reach by 1:00 Pm

South India Delights

Think you’ve seen India? The South is a land apart. Enter a world where time feels like it has stood still forever. You’ll explore the famous sites and temples at Kochi, Pondicherry and Madurai and enjoy a night on a houseboat in Kerala's tranquil backwaters but it’s the local village immersion that you’ll treasure forever. Try on traditional fashions, get hands-on in a regional cooking class and inhale the refreshing air of a spice garden to see what makes this region tick.