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Private Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Cruise with Lunch from Cochin

On this private, full-day houseboat tour, you’ll glide through lush paddy fields, picturesque lagoons, and scenic local villages in Alleppey’s backwaters. Get up close and personal with “God’s Own Country,” getting to know the Keralan countryside away from the roads. Tours include door-to-door vehicle transfers from either the airport, port, or your hotel, plus lunch and welcome drinks.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Private Houseboat for Overnight Stay with All Meals from Kochi

On this private, overnight houseboat tour through Kerala, you’ll explore the lush southern Indian state’s fabled backwaters. Glide past paddy fields, picturesque canals, and local villages, discovering untrodden landscapes not reachable by road. Sleep comfortably onboard the traditional, thatched-roof boat, and upgrade to include tasty all-inclusive meals. Tours include door-to-door, air-conditioned transfers from your hotel or airport.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Day Trips

Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise

Discover the famous Alappuzha waterways during this seven-hour tour from Fort Kochi. Experience the beauty and tranquillity of one of Kerala's most-prized destinations as you float along the network of waterways aboard a traditional house boat. Enjoy an up close look at rural life and stunning nature during this memorable day on the water.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

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Group Shore Excursion from Cochin Port

Enjoy a houseboat tour on the inland waterways of Kochi when your cruise ship pulls into the Kochi port. Travel to Alleppey (Alappuzha) to board a traditional houseboat that takes you on a 2-hour cruise through scenic waterways lined with villages, rice paddies and coconut palms. Sample the delicious cuisine of Kerala during a lunch served on board your vessel. Afterward, transfer to an air-conditioned coach to see the highlights of Fort Kochi, including the Chinese fishing nets.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
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  • 4 to 7 hours
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Private Day Trips

Private Day Trip to Munnar from Kochi (Cochin)

Cool off on a day trip to the higher altitude hill station of Munnar, located 5,575 feet (1,700 meters) above sea level. Your private full-day tour from Kochi (Cochin) visits the Tea Museum, and tea and spice plantations with views of pristine mountains and valleys covered with lush vegetation. Ride in your own private air-conditioned vehicle, and tour the town with an informative local guide.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Kochi Shore Excursion- Private Day Tour of Heritage and Backwaters

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
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  • 7 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Cochin Private Tour of Heritage and Backwaters from Cochin Hotels or Cochin Port

Cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey on a houseboat and explore the lush landscapes of Kerala. Admire the passing scenery and enjoy a delicious lunch on board over the course of two hours. Then head back to Kochi to see the city’s key landmarks such as the Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, and Dhobi Khana. This is a private tour for only you and your party.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Multi-day Tours

Private 2-Day Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra from Kochi with Return Flights

Experience the majesty of the Taj Mahal and its surrounding historic attractions on this short overnight trip from Kochi. After an early-morning flight to Delhi, you'll be whisked away to Agra in a private air-conditioned vehicle, where you'll visit Mehtab Bagh, a riverside garden offering fantastic views of the Taj Mahal. The next day you'll get to go to the Taj Mahal at sunrise, with time left over to see Agra Fort and do a little shopping before you head back south.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Private Day Trips

Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls Private Tour from Kochi

See some of Kerala’s most beautiful waterfalls on this 8-hour tour of Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls from Kochi, including round-trip transport and lunch. First stop at Athirappilly Falls to see its 80 feet (25 meters) of greatness. Then move on to Vazhachal Falls for other stunning views. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for Indian elephants and exotic birds that have been known to roam the area.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

Private Backwater Cruise with Lunch on Kerala Houseboat

Combine relaxation with cultural immersion on this half-day Keralan cruise aboard a traditional houseboat. Float down palm-fringed waters, getting a peek at local village life along the riverbanks—only visible by boat. Cruises include a tasty Keralan lunch and tea spread, plus complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off from Kochi.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

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AIDA Kochi Shore Excursion: Fort Kochi and Backwater Houseboat Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Kochi, get the most out of your time on shore with this memorable tour of Fort Kochi and the Kerala backwaters. Follow your friendly local guide through city streets, past iconic Chinese fishing nets to St Francis Church. You'll also visit Dhobi Khana before making your way to the backwaters of Alappuzha on a relaxing houseboat ride. Get to know the rural villages and wildlife that dot the lush greenery as you escape the city in one of India's most peaceful settings. Tour is available with English of German-speaking guides.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Taj Mahal and Agra Private Day-Trip from Kochi With Return Flights

See the Taj Mahal in one day with this whirlwind adventure from Kochi. You'll fly to Delhi and take a private vehicle to Agra, where you'll visit the beautiful Taj and its surrounding grounds. Before you return, you'll also get a chance to spend some time in the 16th-century Agra Fort, and do a little shopping if time permits.
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  • 17 hours
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  • 17 hours

Day Trips

Cochin City Day Tour - Private Tour

Cover the highlights of stunning, seaside Cochin on this full-day private tour of the history-packed Keralan city. Skip the hassle of getting between locations on your own with door-to-door transfers from your own personal guide and chauffeur. See Dutch-built colonial landmarks like Mattancherry Palace, get a peek at the city’s famous Chinese fishing nets, and explore the shops and synagogues of bustling Jew Town.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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All inclusive tour to Muziris from Cochin with local lunch

Enjoy visiting the sites of spice trade in the Golden age of India, magical temple, bazaar and ancient port of cochin in Muziris. This tour is ideal for cruise liner passengers and provides a convenient way to see the beautiful backwater and surroundings.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Food Tours

Private Philipkutty's Farm Culinary Tour including Lunch and Cooking Demo

Learn to cook Keralite food from local women on a working farm that follows organic and sustainable farming methods. You’ll learn all about the distinct cuisine while making it, and can enjoy eating your efforts afterwards. Receive a recipe booklet to take home, plus enjoy a boat ride out to the farm. A great experience for enthusiastic cooks and food lovers.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Half-Day Kochi City Tour with Chinese Fishing Nets and Museum

Explore the highlights of Kochi on a half-day city sightseeing tour with a private guide and driver. Visit the Paradesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, the Indo-Portuguese Museum at Fort Kochi, and the Chinese fishing nets for a taste of the long history and many cultures of Kochi. Wrap up your tour with a South Indian–style lunch before your guide returns you to your hotel. Includes private guide and air-conditioned vehicle, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Kochi or Ernakulam.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

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Mein Schiff Kochi Shore Excursion : Backwater by Houseboat & Chinese Nets

When your Mein Schiff 5 ship docks at Kochi on December 11, 2017 or February 26, 2018, make the most of your time with a Kerala houseboat and Fort Kochi shore excursion. Board a traditional houseboat on Kerala’s backwaters, and savor an onboard buffet lunch as you sail by palm groves, villages, and fields. Afterward, tour colonial-era Fort Kochi, seeing the Chinese nets, St. Francis Church, and more. Round-trip coach transport with port transfers included.
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  • 7 hours
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From Cochin Port: Backwater Cruise by Houseboat

Explore the backwaters of Kerala by houseboat on a group tour specially designed for cruise shippassengers from Cochin Port. Enjoy lunch or Tea /Coffee Snacks aboard the boat in Alappuzha
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Cultural Tours

A Heritage walking tour in Fort kochi and Mattancherry with a local guide !

Explore the Fort Kochi and Mattancherry areas on a walking tour with a local host. See a few of Kochi’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, Old Hindu Temple, and the Jewish synagogue. Learn about the history of the area and the many cultures who came through Kochi’s ports over the years as you explore on foot.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Celebrity Constellation - Houseboat Day cruise at Backwaters (Group Tour)

You must have heard about the Houseboats in Kerala or Kerala backwaters. Alleppey (Alappuzha) is the place where you can experience them. This tour showcases the beautiful backwater region of Kerala for a Houseboat cruise and the ancient town of Kochi. Houseboat, Traditionally known as Kettuvallom, these houseboats offer you a unique experience. Traveling in these Kerala Houseboats is not just a matter of majestic window views but it is an enchanting experience in itself. The cool and pleasant breeze, the sound of water, seasonal rails and the occasional migratory birds make this boating as a lifelong experience for you. Experience ‘God’s Own Country’ while meandering narrow backwater pathways on the Vembanad Lake via canals, paddy fields, villages and markets along the Alleppey backwaters. 
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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From Cochin Port: Backwaters by Houseboat & Chinese Nets

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
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  • 7 hours
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Guided Full day private city tour of Cochin with Kathakali Dance Show

Discover the highlights of Kochi and the artistry of Kathakali Dance on this private full-day tour. Your guide takes you to top attractions such as Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Paradesi Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, and the Chinese fishing nets. Finish up at the Kathakali Dance performance, the classical form of Kerala. Your tour includes entrance fees, and transportation by private vehicle.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

Kochi Village Life Experience tour - The Real Tour of Kochi !

This tour is perfect for travelers interested in learning about local village life in Kochi. Get access to experiences that you might not discover alone, such as visiting a coconut oil factory, seeing fishing boats being made, visiting a coir factory, spice markets, and seeing local fishermen at work. A driver transport you between dispersed sites, so you won’t have to worry about making your own transport arrangements.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Day Trips

Private Backwater Day Cruise with Lunch on a Kerala Houseboat without transfers

Avoid the tourist crowds and gain insight into traditional village life on a private backwater tour of Kerala by houseboat. Relax as you sail Kerala’s waterways, dining on board and enjoying sweeping views of the region. Gain insight into the traditional uses of your converted vessel, and capture memorable photographs of your experience against a picturesque rural backdrop.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours


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