Drift along Kerala’s picturesque backwaters on this all-inclusive overnight excursion aboard a traditional thatched houseboat. Escape the traffic on the roads and discover untrodden landscapes in India’s lush southern coast, famed for its network of canals. Private tours include tasty meals and snacks, plus complimentary refreshments, including tea and coffee.
An overnight cruise in a Keralan houseboat, with meals
Discover the tranquil canals and lagoons of India’s southernmost state
Dig into savory Keralan meals onboard the traditional wooden boat
Enjoy a personalized travel experience, without the rush of a group tour
I did the one-night tour with my girlfriend. Having no prior experience with such tours, we were not sure what to expect, but decided to give it a try. In short, it was great and just what we needed after the insane stress, noise and pollution of the city. With more details... When we arrived, we have been welcomed by the two crew members. They were nice and spoke English very well. They showed us the boat, and it was significantly bigger and more comfortable than what we expected. After departure, we spent some time moving slowly between rice fields. The view was wonderful, and everything was quiet and peaceful. We stopped during lunch time. The food was amazing, our thanks to the highly skilled cook. The tour went on across a village spread around the canals. In the evening, we stopped for the night. My girlfriend and I left the boat for a while to walk along the canal, and we enjoyed a very nice sunset over the rice fields (we took very nice pictures). The dinner was as good as lunch, and still in a large quantity. Later in the evening, we could enjoy a hot shower, and slept very well thank to the net around the bed that protected us perfectly against mosquitoes. This was by far the best night we spent in India. In the morning, the breakfast was (without surprise, but with much pleasure) delicious. The arrival to the port was extremely punctual (only two minutes earlier than planned). A taxi, kindly organized by a crew member, was waiting for us. We can only recommend this tour, and cannot find any negative point to this experience.