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Private Full-Day Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Tour With Lunch & Pickup From Kochi

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the picturesque backwaters of Alleppey or Kumarakom on a houseboat cruise during a private full-day tour from Kochi. You'll glide across the rural waterways of Kerala on a houseboat cruise that includes snacks, tea, and traditional Keralese lunch served onboard. Watch the locals on the riverbanks as you pass small villages, farms, and homes that are typical of the region. Your tour includes a private guide and air-conditioned vehicle, houseboat cruise, snacks and lunch, and pickup and drop-off from your hotel or Kochi Airport.
  • Private full-day Kerala backwaters houseboat tour, from Kochi
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise that travels through rural Kerala
  • Opt to cruise around the Alleppey or Kumarakom backwaters
  • Try Kerala treats such as banana fritters and sukhiyan, and eat lunch from a banana leaf 'plate'
  • Learn about Kerala's history from your guide
  • Includes private guide and vehicle, houseboat cruise, snacks and lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

5-Hour Boat Cruise
Pickup and drop-off in your hotel Kochi/Fort Kochi or Kochi Airport
English Speaking Guide if you are booking the tour option with guide
Bottled water
Snacks
Lunch
Afternoon tea
Private air-conditioned vehicle with Chauffeur to go from Kochi to Alleppey and back only for your group
Alcoholic drinks (Available to purchase on prior request)
Expenses of any personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, and camera entry fee, etc)
Tips, Porter Charges, Airfare, Monument Entry Fee
Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, etc
Requirement for serving soft drinks and mild beverages will invite additional cost as per tariff, direct payment by guests.
Any other services not specified above
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from anywhere in Kochi City, Airport or Railway Station

Airports

  • Kochi Airport, Kochi (Cochin) India


Ports

  • Kochi Port


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vembanad Backwaters
We will pick you up from anywhere in Kochi and we will drive  to Alleppey or Kumarakom as per your preference. If you are not staying in Kochi, you will be picked up near Princess Street in Fort Kochi. If you are arriving in the airport, Cochin Airport Pickup is available as well. Our driver will pick you up by private A/C car and from there you will be driven to Kumarakom or Alleppey where you will check in to the Kerala houseboat .  Enjoy  a tender coconut welcome drink as the crew get ready for the cruise. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditional Kerala style "Kettuvallam" Houseboat. While cruising in this floating vessel, let your eyes enjoy the scenes of the Kerala countryside as you skim past children waving at you, mowed down paddy fields, local inhabitants as they make coir products, rustic homes, ferry transporting fish and coconut and swaying coconut palms. You will be served a traditional a Kerala lunch in a banana leaf at noon along with fish prepared in Kerala style. You may enjoy the lunch while the houseboat is cruising on these backwaters. Take a siesta or enjoy the scenes along the shores in the afternoon. Some of the typical scenes you will see include a ferry boat moving along with school children, people working in paddy fields, or a tuk tuk moving along the shore. Around 4 PM, you will be served tea along with snacks like banana fritters and biscuits. Check out from the houseboat in the evening and return back to Kochi by 7 PM after a wonderful day spent enjoying Kerala's famous backwaters. Go back  with many memories of this beautiful and unique backwaters of Kerala. We will customise the houseboat day tour for an early check in and early checkout based on your departure from ship or airport. Please note that you will be provided with a trusted driver who can communicate with you and understand English. This individual is not a guide. If you are looking for an English speaking guide, please book the tour option with guide.  The guide will be with you from Kochi Pickup will Kochi Drop. Italian/Russian speaking guides are also available at a nominal extra charge.
Duration: 420 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kerala Backwaters
Our representative will pick you from your location at Kochi ( including any resort, airport and port )and will be provided A/C transportation in private car. We should try to depart from Cochin at 9.00 AM so that we can reach the destination for houseboat day cruise like Alleppey or Kumarakom within 75 minutes. Check in to the houseboat by 11 AM ad start the cruise by 11.30 AM after the welcome drink. You can enjoy the attractive sights of Kerala country side while your backwater cruises. Enjoy the scenes in a Kerala country side in a backwater cruise. The backwater cruise in lets you skim past verdant paddy fields, view rustic homes, vast coconut groves, swaying coconut palms and local inhabitants involved in coir production etc. Start from Alleppey and enjoy the beauty of Vembanad Lake, you can explore the mystic beauty of backwater attractions in Alleppey. The route provides you with enchanting scenic sights and takes your one day for the travel. For Lunch we will have Kerala Houseboat Menu like Sambar, Rice, Aviyal, Thoran, Pappad, Curd, Pickle, Green Salad and non-veg variants like Chicken curry, Karrimeen Fish Fry which is special in Kerala. After having lunch, continue with the sightseeing in Alleppey, later the tea and snacks will be served by 3.30 PM. By evening 5.00PM, check out from the houseboat and start return journey to Kochi. We will drop you back in the city or airport by 7.30 PM. If you have an early flight or ship then we can leave early from the houseboat so that you have a stress-free and comfortable departure.
Duration: 300 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Alappuzha To Cherthala
We will be proceeding through State Highway
Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required and 7 people for the special family package
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

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