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.
A peaceful ride in a traditional Keralan houseboat through the Alleppey backwaters, with lunch
Get special access to parts of the countryside only available to watercrafts
Observe local communities, getting a peek at lush, South Indian landscapes as you glide by
Hungry? You’ll be treated to a savory, aromatic lunch spread, filled with classic local dishes
Return transfers from Kochi, Alleppey or Kumarakom
Cruise on a private houseboat
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Coffee and/or Tea
Meeting And Pickup
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Your hotel in Kochi, Alleppey or Kumarakom
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Kochi is the new name for Cochin, and Alappuzha is the new name for Alleppey
Please note that the houseboat does not have any air-conditioning; however, there is generally a breeze blowing while cruising
The tour might not operate in extreme weather conditions, especially if it is raining heavily (usually in July & August)
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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