Village Bike Tour & Birdwatching

Kodamthuruth, India

Experience hosted by Tubin

4.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 3 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

We will meet and greet at a backwater side home, we will begin with a welcome drink and i will give you a brief description about the trip. We will make a 20 kilometers bicycle ride in total, lot of interesting things are included in it. At first we will ride to a wetlands and reach a fishing village, you will see different types of fishing techniques practiced by the fisherman. we will stop at this village to do birdwatching, We can see birds such as Indian pond heron, cormorants, Oriental darter, egrets, different type of kingfishers and many others depending on season. Then we may stop at a Toddy shop, toddy is a natural alcoholic drink made from coconut flower. If you like to taste toddy then you can buy it in small quantity. After that we will go to a fishing harbor. You can see all the colorful fishing boats are kept after fishing. We will spent some time at the beach and then we will go to the fisherman's chapel which is build in the shape of a fishing boat. then we will ride to a local ferry and take all the bikes on a man punting boat to reach a wetland to do more birdwatching. This is one of the best places for birding. we can have a short walk and watch birds. Then we will windup our mesmerizing trip and cycle back to the backwater home. there will be a special Kerala meals waiting for you.
Other things to note
1. All fees are included in this price.
2. I can arrange a taxi if you want(not included in this price).
3. Our trip includes food, please let me know if you are vegetarian or having any allergy.
We will meet and greet at a backwater side home, we will begin with a welcome drink and i will give you a brief description about the trip. We will make a 20 kilometers bicycle ride in total, lot of interesting things are included in it. At first we will ride to a wetlands and reach a fishing village, you will see different types of fishing techniques practiced by the fisherman. we will stop at this village to do birdwatching, We can see birds su…

What's included

  • Food
    Indian style food at a backwater side house.
  • Drinks
    Bottle of water, Natural juice or Tea
  • Equipment
    Bike and Helmet (Scott aspect or similar).
    Binocular(Bird-watching)<br...

Meet your host, Tubin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a birdwatcher and a cyclist. I took my graduation in travel and tourism. I'm living in this backwater village since my childhood, I love to bring travelers to my village and seeks pleasure from transmitting interesting stories and knowledge about cultural traditions of my village. And through Bird-watching I can give you an opening to the wonderful and most enjoyable habit of close observation of birds and their way of living. And also through Cycling I can help you to explore the rural areas in depth with physical fitness.
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Where you'll be

We will be cycling mostly through the rural roads, so that you can enjoy the beauty of the village without any disturbance. We will go through the wetlands, there you can see different types of birds and we will see Chinese fishing nets, fishing harbor, temples and lot of other things. We may also go to a house where coir is made from coconut husk. You will also get chance to interact with local people, people are very friendly and smiling,

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Arne
February 2020
Bird watching with Tubin was a great experience. He was knowledgeable and very nice. New bikes. Finished with good breakfast. We recommend the trip. Ellen and Arne
Nas
February 2020
This is a must do tour in Kochi if you want to get away from all of the tourist areas into the countryside and explore how the local villagers live. It was such an excellent and fantastic tour, riding through all of the greenery and scenery and then stopping at various points to do some bird watching. Lubin is highly knowledgeable about the local area and also the different types of birds. I was very happy and found it peaceful to be in the surroundings and also seeing how the local people lived ! Thank u Lubin !
Bhavika
January 2020
Our bike tour guide Tubin runs this as a small private business. But it is definitely as personable an experience as one can have. The location of the tour throughout is majestic, whether you do it in the morning or evening. The backwaters, wetlands and the beach are a sight for sore eyes. What made this fun was that Tubin was really easy with building a rapport and was very knowledgeable about the tour. This is a must do if you visit Kodamthuruth. Thanks Tubin!
Jodie
January 2020
Really wonderful experience! Tubin was a great host and guide for what turned out to be a private tour. We biked around 20km through beautiful countryside on proper well maintained mountain bikes. He shared his passion for bird watching, local fauna, and culture. I learned a lot and I am proud to say I can now identify all three species of Kingfisher. I got to try some tasty coconut wine, saw some beautiful countryside, and had some of the best fish curry in all my time in Kerala at the end of the tour. Definitely recommended!
Jyotii
January 2020
Tubin is an Excellent host. He gave me a wonderful experience. It actually turned out to be the best experience of my kerala trip.
Wendy
December 2019
The whole session was enlightening, enjoyable with just the right pace to suit our needs. Our breakfast was a delight, thanks to Tubin passing on our request to the cook to omit the chilly and spice. Tubin is very knowledgeable in his field of ornithology and his ability to explain and describe things is excellent. He was courteous and considerate and ensured we had water to drink and stopped for short breaks. We also had time to walk a little and experience the wind on our faces that was blowing across the Arabian sea at the small fishing harbour. We felt like we had experienced the native culture at its best. I would highly recommend this bird watching ride and Tubin as your guide.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sports shoes

Sunscreen