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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

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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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

Bus & Minivan Tours

Private Alleppey Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise including Lunch

Get a peek at parts of the Keralan countryside that are off-limits to vehicles as you glide along the backwaters in a traditional, thatched-roof houseboat. You’ll float past tiny villages, rice paddy fields, coconut groves, and temples, getting a chance to closely observe local life—from your own comfortable perch. Tours depart from Kochi, Alleppey, or Kumarakom, and include a hearty South Indian lunch, complete with cardamom-and-saffron-infused dessert.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Cruise

Discover Alleppey's tropical backwaters by boat on this immersive full-day guided tour by private boat, departing from Kochi. Settle into your private 'kettuvallam,' a traditional Indian houseboat typical to the state of Kerala. Your friendly local guide will take you through local villages, where locals fish and farm rice and other foods as they have for centuries. Learn about rural life and meet locals as you admire this enchanting region, and enjoy a traditional lunch. 
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Kochi Shore Excursion: Private Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise

Make the most of your time in Kerala by getting back into the water with this incredible private backwater Kochi shore excursion. Spend seven hours navigating the waterways of this popular southern state and get an up close look at rural villages and colorful wildlife on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn why these waters are known as the 'Venice of the East' and relax in the beauty of Kerala's lush greenery, far beyond the city streets.
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  • 7 hours
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US$80.00
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  • 7 hours

Day Cruises

Private Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise in Alleppey with Lunch

Experience the beautiful backwaters of Alappuzha on this houseboat cruise. Board a traditional vessel and sail down the waterways of a region once described as the Venice of the East. Take in picturesque views of paddy fields, coconut palms, and lush vegetation. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch of Kerala-style vegetables, fish, and chicken.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Yoga Classes

Private Yoga Classes

This is a private yoga session done by a trained yoga instructor at your place of stay in open spaces like area pre-designated for yoga, garden early in the morning or in the evening. This is a two-hour session and the trainer will be carrying the yoga mats. It is required to wear an appropriate costume for the yoga session. He will be taking you through a balanced yoga session based on your requirement and would vary from soft to intensive yoga sessions. Choose from one of the 2 departure times when you book and this activity has a maximum of 10 people.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Shikara (Shaded Canoe Boat) Day Cruise

With its palm-fringed waterways, Alleppey—Venice of the East—is one of South India’s most scenic spots. But the most stunning locations are only accessible to boats. During this exclusive backwater tour, you’ll hop a traditional Shikara, or Indian canoe, to cruise past coconut palms, picturesque villages, and lush rice paddies. Get a peek at rural life in Kerala while you relax and glide down Alleppey’s iconic canals.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Tuk Tuk - Indian Ferrari

Explore the best of Kochi on a private tuk-tuk tour. Discover the city’s key landmarks including the traditional Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, the Dutch Palace, and the Jewish synagogue and learn about the history of Kochi . This tour is ideal for first-time visitors and is a great way to explore the city like a local as you ride in the back of a tuk-tuk. Traverse the city of Kochi on a tuk-tuk on a private tour See the fishing nets, Dutch cemetery, and local spice warehouses Learn about the history and culture of the city from your guide Enjoy complimentary round-trip transportation from your hotel or ship
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Yoga Classes

Private Yoga Class in Cochin

Yoga is a gem of the Indian culture and thought of as a way of Life.  It is a great way to stay healthy and fit. This hour and a half private Yoga class will go through the basic techniques for your inner well being bringing peace and calm to your mental and physical self. This Yoga session is good for beginners as well as those who have practiced yoga for many years.Highlights • 1.5 hour private yoga class • Professional Yoga instructor • Yoga in a natural setting
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  • 1 hour 18 minutes
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  • 1 hour 18 minutes
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Yoga Classes

Interactive Yoga Session along with an Authentic Dining experience in Kerala

Kochi, has a rich history of over 500 years of colonial culture. One of the things that tourists and travellers must do is taste the amazing cuisine and enjoy the peace and serenity. To experience this, join a local in Kochi for an enlightening yoga session and an authentic meal experience. Home-chef Joseph has been living in Kochi all his life and he is a certified Yoga instructor. You can join him for a 90 min yoga session where you will get to learn different aasanas (postures) and this will be followed by a delicious meal prepared by Joseph's wife.  The whole experience at Joseph's home can last for about 3-4 hours.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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US$23.00
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise with Lunch from Cochin

Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, on a 7-hour tour from Fort Kochi and discover the famous inland waterways of Kerala by a traditional houseboat. See traditional villages and backwater boats and more. Alleppey is located between the Arabian Sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. In the early 20th century, the Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon, was so mesmerized by the scenic beauty that he declared that Alleppey was “The Venice of the East.”
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Day Trip to Enjoy Backwater Cruise in Alleppey

If you'd love to explore the backwaters of Kerala but don't have time to spend the night on a houseboat, this day-trip cruise is the perfect solution! You'll get to pass along lush paddy fields and through charming villages, with lots of opportunities to take photos and ask questions about local culture. You'll also get to try traditional cuisine: a Keralan lunch is served on board.
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  • 6 hours
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US$181.00
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Houseboat Cruise on Alleppey Backwaters from Cochin

Explore the famous Kerala backwaters of Alleppey on board a traditional houseboat. Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is located between the Arabian Sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. In the early 20th century, the then Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon was so mesmerized by the scenic beauty he declared that Alleppey was “The Venice of the East.”• Cruise the backwaters of Kerala• Discover the lush Alleppey region of India• Marvel at the traditional wooden houseboats• Drift past paddy fields and coconut palms• Feast on a Keralan lunch
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Yoga Classes

Yoga and meditation experience in Fort Kochi

Take a moment during your trip to India to unwind and learn yoga in the place that it originated. Follow along with your yoga instructor as you go through various postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to help balance your mind and body. After your yoga class, sit down to Yogic Satvik breakfast or dinner to help you on your journey.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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US$20.00
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Kochi Backwaters Countryside Bike Tour - Private

“Discover the non-touristy countryside of Kochi backwaters” A classic ride along the Kochi coast with glimpses of unevenly spread backwaters accompanying you all the way. Cycling through small fishermen villages and lush coconut trees, we reach one serene end of the backwaters. With plenty of bird life and friendly local people greeting Hi & Hello, you reach one of the edges of Kochi Backwaters. Hop on to a country canoe and immerse yourself in the beautiful backwater sceneries, while we row together through a small stretch of backwaters. Enjoy a short break before the tour comes to an end. We leave the backwaters and return to Fort Kochi.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Cooking experience in Kochi, a half day tour

Cooking experience in Kochi is a half day tour where you will visit a family in their home in Kochi to learn and experience authentic Kerala style cooking. The lady of the house will explain to you about the Kerala cuisine and its unique ingredients. This will be followed by a cooking demonstration session. Guests will be encouraged to participate in the cooking process as well as guided by our cook.This is an all-inclusive trip where we take care of transport,  lunch, and the cooking session.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cooking Classes

Kochi: Cooking Lesson - Keralan Cuisine Tour with a Local

The South Indian state of Kerala has a rich culinary tradition all it's one, which you can uncover with this cooking lesson in Kochi. You'll learn how to make a starter, a main course, a side dish, bread, and dessert, which you'll then get to eat. During your class, your host will teach you all about the local culinary culture of Kerala.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Alleppey - The Backwater Experience with special Lunch

Kerala is  popular among the global travellers for the lush green ambience and the translucent backwaters. A languid cruise in the houseboat along the gleaming backwaters will give you the best moments of your tour across Kerala especially in Alleppey. A relaxing ride on the houseboat followed by the delicious lunch at a homestay with a variety of original Kerala dishes make your day. Scenic ambience around you, the tranquil atmosphere, backwater cruise at a slow pace, mouth drooling lunch, the best combo of truly divine experiences !
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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