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Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese Fishing Nets Tours and Activities

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Fort Cochin’s Chinese Fishing Nets have been a beach installation for centuries, well before the coming of the Portuguese colonizers.

It’s thought that the nets were introduced to this coastal area by the legendary Chinese explorer Zheng He, way back in the early 15th century.

The nets are permanent horizontal structures, lowered and raised by a network of cantilevered ropes, bamboo poles, and balancing weights and pulleys. Teams of up to six fishermen operate the nets, but the catch is usually quite modest.

For the best views, come at dusk with your camera to capture that quintessential shot of Kerala’s fishing nets and calm seas backlit by the setting sun. If you’re feeling hungry, you can buy freshly netted fish and crabs, and have them cooked up for your dinner at a roadside stall.

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From Cochin Port: Backwaters by Houseboat & Chinese Nets

From Cochin Port: Backwaters by Houseboat & Chinese Nets

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Explore the backwaters of Kerala by houseboat on a group tour specially designed for cruise ship passengers from Cochin Port. Enjoy lunch aboard the boat in Alappuzha, and then visit Fort Kochi to see the famous Chinese fishing nets.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Shore Excursions from Cochin Cruise Terminal

Shore Excursions from Cochin Cruise Terminal

If you have a Cruise ship coming up and are looking for a shore excursion, here are some options. Three different tours are offered depending on your dates. One will take you out into Kerala's famous backwaters by houseboat, complete with a local lunch. A second itinerary involves a houseboat cruise and a trip to Fort Kochin, known for its Chinese Fishing Nets. The third is land-based, with visits to the Dutch Palace and historic Fort Kochi.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00

Local Kochi pick up tailored made tours of Kochi and Mattancherry

Local Kochi pick up tailored made tours of Kochi and Mattancherry

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Unique private tour of Fort Kochi by auto rickshaw, tailored to suit your needs. Sights and shopping
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.51
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$9.51

Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Fort Kochi

Half-Day Private Tuk Tuk Tour in Fort Kochi

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Our unique private Tuk-tuk tour of Fort Kochi is tailored to suit all your needs. You can explore all the historical Sightseeing attractions, explore local culture, taste local food and shopping....
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.64
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$11.64

Kerala Tour - 7n8d

Kerala Tour - 7n8d

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Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600 kms of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
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  • 8 days
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$772.63
Price varies by group size
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$772.63
Price varies by group size

Kochi PARADISE Tuk-tuk tour with Pickup from the Cruise Ships

Kochi PARADISE Tuk-tuk tour with Pickup from the Cruise Ships

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Experience your private Tuk-Tuk tour in Kochi with a trusted people, with guaranteed pick up from the cruise ship and timely Drop off to the cruise terminal. Explore the historical monuments and learn more about Kochi's rich history from your Driver/Local Expert. Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. Kochi was the center of the Indian spice trade for many centuries. Because of its rich spice history, Kochi was a major attraction for foreign traders. During this tour, you will travel in tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) to explore Kochi's most important landmarks like Chinese fishing nets , St Francis church, the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, the Jain temple and more. And also some local places like Dhobhi Khana(Local Washing area), Ginger ware house(packing/drying of spices), and womens cooperatives spice markets, (spice making/ candle making, inscents making etc) to experience the life of local people. This tour includes monument entrance fees.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.06
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$15.06

Cochin Cruise Terminal Pick Up Private Tuk Tuk Tour

Cochin Cruise Terminal Pick Up Private Tuk Tuk Tour

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Tuk-Tuks or Auto Rickshaws are the best and most unique and flexible way to explore all the narrow back streets of Fort Kochi, the drivers know all the best places to visit and are very flexible to tailor your tour to suit your needs and to make the experience unique. Tuk Tuks are easy to hop on and off and our drivers will stop at a tap on their shoulder if you see something that takes your interest. There are many famous sights that we will take you to. our guests always enjoy visiting the local eating houses and exploring markets for spices and souvenirs. No ask it too much. The tours can take as long or as little as you wish.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.86
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$15.86

5 Days Premium Kerala Tour Package - Private Tour with Exclusive Houseboat Stay

5 Days Premium Kerala Tour Package - Private Tour with Exclusive Houseboat Stay

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In this 5 days tour we will take you to - Munnar hill station, Periyar wildlife sanctuary (Thekkady), Alleppey Backwaters (Stay in a private Moving Premium Houseboat) and Cochin City Tour
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  • 5 days
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$352.00
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$352.00

Kochi By Cycle - Bicycle tour + Breakfast

Kochi By Cycle - Bicycle tour + Breakfast

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Start your morning bright and early, cycling through the picturesque seaside town of Fort Kochi, and witness the city start to wake up and stir. Join the locals for a hot brimming cup of tea as they start with their day, where you get a peek into the varied and diverse communities from faraway lands who have made Fort Kochi their home. Ride along to catch all the morning action with the hustle-bustle in the fish market. Then, of course, to make up for all the burnt calories, we'll end with a sumptuous local breakfast! We are a bunch of locals who enjoy showing you around the city that we love and call home. There is more to this city than what meets the eye, what better way to explore this than with a local.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.60
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$17.60

3 Nights 4 Days Munnar Alleppey Private Tour with Exclusive Houseboat Stay

3 Nights 4 Days Munnar Alleppey Private Tour with Exclusive Houseboat Stay

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Cover some of Kerala’s best-known attractions on this multi-day cruise through “God’s Own Country” in a traditional thatched houseboat. Explore the misty, wildlife-packed hills of Munnar, see top colonial sites in historic Cochin, and float along Alleppey’s famous backwaters. Tasty onboard meals are included. Upgrade to include optional horse rides, Ayurvedic massages, or Kathakali dance shows.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$231.40
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$231.40
Price varies by group size

Kochi Shore Excursion- Private Day Tour of Heritage and Backwaters

Kochi Shore Excursion- Private Day Tour of Heritage and Backwaters

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This incredible tour showcases the best of Kerala and creates the perfect opportunity to enjoy rural South Indian life. Enjoy a rival cruise along the Alleppey backwaters in a traditional house boat. Savor the flavors of local Kerala cuisine cooked on board and tour Fort Cochin, see the famous Chinese fishing nets, check out St Francis Church and tour Dhobi Khana.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.00
Price varies by group size
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$234.00
Price varies by group size

Kochi private Tuk-Tuk (Auto Rickhaw) Tour

Kochi private Tuk-Tuk (Auto Rickhaw) Tour

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Fantastic local experience for a whole day sight seeing trip at your own pace. Friendly tuk-tuk driver and visit many local attractions.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.75
per group
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$15.75
per group

KOCHI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING TUK-TUK Tours

KOCHI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING TUK-TUK Tours

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Our Tuk-Tuk Tours is a local collective of Tuk Tuk drivers who provide personalised tours in and around Fort Kochi. Our tours are tailored to suit your needs, whether you would like to visit all the famous tourist sites or explore local eateries or shop for souvenirs to take back home with you. This tour is only for the hotels situated in Fortkochi, Mattancherry and Ernakulam...
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.00
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$12.00

Kerala Honeymoon Special Package with Tree house and Private Houseboat

Kerala Honeymoon Special Package with Tree house and Private Houseboat

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We offer a memorable honeymoon package with Resort, Treehouse, houseboat stay, though which you can experience a variety of living. Your eyes will be offered to have hill stations, backwater and beaches
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$418.14
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$418.14

Private Guided Fort Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour by Tyndis

Private Guided Fort Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour by Tyndis

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Tyndis tuk tuk tour will take you to experience the rich culture and heritage of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry, which were under the colonial rule for more than 444 years. During this tour we will take you to a few unique places like Dhobi Khana (Manual Washing place of the washerman community), Freedom Struggle Prison, Spice Market etc. 500 Years of immigration has gifted Fort Kochi a deep sense of multiculturalism. At Least 32 communities live here speaking at least 16 languages. Our Tyndis story telling driver Mr. Karthik born and brought up in Fort Kochi itself, Other than local history he is very passionate about football and fitness. He has an experience of 10 years in storytelling, and you can hear a lot of unique stories about the locality from him
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.32
per group
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$34.32
per group

Private Tour : Glimpse of Kochi

Private Tour : Glimpse of Kochi

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This shore excursion is the perfect way to make the most of your time in Kochi. Tour the incredible sites on a four-hour journey through Fort Kochi, Mattanchery and the Jewish Synagogue. You'll learn about local life from your professional guide, get an up close look at the famous Chinese fishing nets that dot the coastline and explore the best this incredible Southern Indian city has to offer.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$78.00
Price varies by group size
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$78.00
Price varies by group size

7-Night Kerala Tour to Kochi, Munnar, Periyar, Allepey and Kovalam

7-Night Kerala Tour to Kochi, Munnar, Periyar, Allepey and Kovalam

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Hit the highlights of Kerala—India’s lush, beachside southern state on the Malabar Coast—during this multi-day guided tour. Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey on a traditional houseboat, check out a live Kathakali dance performance, and lounge on some of India’s most stunning beaches. Tours include all meals and overnights and airport or hotel pickup.
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  • 8 days
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$725.34
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$725.34

Kerala Package for 8 Days Includes All Transfer,Sightseeing and Accommodation

Kerala Package for 8 Days Includes All Transfer,Sightseeing and Accommodation

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Experience the best of Kerala without the hassle on this eight-day tour. Starting in Cochin and ending in Kovallam, you’ll enjoy the highlights of the small South Indian state, including beaches, a backwater cruise, tea estates, mountains, and wildlife. You’ll cover a lot of ground in just over a week, and see more than you could comfortably fit in if traveling alone. This is an ideal tour for families or groups who want to avoid complicated travel logistics and just relax and have a good time.
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  • 8 days
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$610.00
Price varies by group size
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$610.00
Price varies by group size

Kochi Shore Excursion: Cochin Harbor Cruise with Glimpse of Cochin Private Tour

Kochi Shore Excursion: Cochin Harbor Cruise with Glimpse of Cochin Private Tour

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See the top attractions in and around Fort Cochin and Mattanchery on a private 7-hour tour. Start with a motorboat cruise around Kochi (Cochin) Harbor and Bolghatty Island, then visit highlights such as the Paradesi Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, and the Chinese fishing nets. Includes entrance fees, private guide and vehicle, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
Price varies by group size
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$130.00
Price varies by group size

Highlights Of South India With Luxury Accomodation

Highlights Of South India With Luxury Accomodation

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• KATHAKALI DANCE SHOW • CRUISE DINNER  • ONE AYURVEDIC MASSAGE • DEWALOKAM VILLAGE HOME STAY Activities In The Village  1)Spice Walk 2)Village Walk 3)Cooking Demo 4)Yoga Class Depending on adverse weather conditions or other unavoidable inconveniences, the hosts may cancel any of the activities. THEKKADY • PERIYAR BOAT RIDE  • PERIYAR BAMBOO RAFTING MUNNAR  • JEEP SAFARI ALLEPPY • HOUSEBOAT (ALL MEALS INCLUDED)
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$1,267.76
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$1,267.76

Private 7-Day Kerala Tour From Kochi With Aleppey Houseboat Cruise

Private 7-Day Kerala Tour From Kochi With Aleppey Houseboat Cruise

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Experience the best of Kerala on a private 7-day tour from Kochi. This partially guided tour features a half-day city tour of Kochi, a visit to a Munnar tea plantation, a choice of wilderness activities in Thekkady, and an overnight houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Aleppey (Alappuzha) for a relaxed journey through Kerala's scenic rural landscape. Includes six nights of accommodation, breakfasts, local guide in Cochin and Munnar, houseboat cruise with meals, and hotel or airport pickup and drop-off in Kochi.
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  • 7 days
From
$693.34
Price varies by group size
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$693.34
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Best of kochi ! A private tour in kochi with a local guide !

Best of kochi ! A private tour in kochi with a local guide !

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Travel with a local ,Is the best way of seeing things. During the tour , you will be with a local guide from the same city, which will make your day an experience rather than a tour. Know the history ,life and cultures of the old city where more than 30 communities live together in peace and harmony.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.80
Price varies by group size
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$98.80
Price varies by group size

LITTLE KOCHI TUK-TUK TOURS With Pickup from Cruise Ships

LITTLE KOCHI TUK-TUK TOURS With Pickup from Cruise Ships

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Experience your private Tuk-Tuk tour in Kochi with a trusted people, with guaranteed pick up from the cruise ship and timely Drop off to the cruise terminal. Explore the historical monuments and learn more about Kochi's rich history from your Driver/Local Expert. Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. Kochi was the center of the Indian spice trade for many centuries. Because of its rich spice history, Kochi was a major attraction for foreign traders. During this tour, you will travel in tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) to explore Kochi's most important landmarks like Chinese fishing nets , St Francis church, the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, the Jain temple and more. And also some local places like Dhobhi Khana(Local Washing area), Ginger ware house(packing/drying of spices), and womens cooperatives spice markets, (spice making/ candle making...etc) to experience the life of local people. This tour includes all monument entrance fees.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$15.00
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$15.00

9 Days Private Exotic Kerala Tour

9 Days Private Exotic Kerala Tour

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This tiny strip of land on the western coast of India, is fondly called as God's own Country! And surely it is as one realizes upon reaching Kerala. Lush green fields, dense forests, rivers, vast sea coast with the calm life on the back waters and Ayurveda and Yoga healings, are enough to lure any traveller to Kerala. Come, take a plunge in to natural bliss!! Come to Exotic Kerala!. This 10-day trip will take you on a dream-like holiday to some best destinations and attractions in the south state of India. Feel rejuvenated and pampered as this tour will take you to some divine places like Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady/Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Kovalam, Trivandrum. One can witness and inspect the attractions like Dutch Palace, Jew Town, Jewish Synagogue, Spice Market, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets, Christ Church, Eravikulam National Park, Tea estates, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Backwaters of Alleppey and exotic white sand beaches of Kovalam.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$915.00
Price varies by group size
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$915.00
Price varies by group size

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Should I book Chinese Fishing Nets tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chinese Fishing Nets can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Chinese Fishing Nets 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Chinese Fishing Nets costs USD 9.51. Guided Chinese Fishing Nets tours start around USD 9.51 per person.
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