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

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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.
What to Expect
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Vembanad BackwatersWe 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: 7 hours

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  • Departure Point
  • Traveler pickup is offered
  • Departure Time
  • 9:00 AM
  • Duration
  • 7h
  • Return Details
  • Tour ends with drop off at your hotel or Kochi Airport


  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Vembanad Backwaters
  • 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

Tour's Location

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Additional Information
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 10 people per booking
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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