Discover the beauty of backwater Kerala on an overnight houseboat adventure. Enjoy the slow pace of life on the lagoon and experience the activities of daily local life. Round-trip transfers from Cochin are provided, as are all meals during the tour.
What to Expect
This tour includes sightseeing in backwater Kerala on a houseboat cruise. The houseboats are equipped with modern facilities where you can comfortably sit, relax, and enjoy refreshments and the views!
Day 1: Cochin–Alleppey
You’ll be picked up in the morning from your Cochin hotel or airport for the drive to Alleppey. Alleppey is situated between the Arabian Sea and the web of rivers flowing into it. On arrival, you’ll check in to your houseboat accommodation.
You’ll discover a landscape of coconut palms, Chinese fishing nets, and paddy fields. The enviably slow pace of the life on the lagoon features a tranquility that is broken only by the echoing calls of the migratory birds. This part of the southern Indian state of Kerala is the only place in the world other than Holland where rice is cultivated well under the sea level.
Your houseboat is a country-made craft that provides comfort as you cruise the scenic Kerala backwaters. These huge boats that are made from eco-friendly materials such as local wood and rope, and were originally designed to carry farm produce such as rice along the waterways.
Enjoy the delicious foods that are specially prepared for you from rich, locally grown spices and vegetables. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through the narrow canals of Alleppey and enjoy nature at its best.
You’ll be served coffee or tea with snacks on board the houseboat. As the evening arrives, the houseboat will stop for the night in the lake. Enjoy a traditional dinner on the houseboat, and overnight on board.
Day 2: Alleppey–Cochin
After breakfast you’ll check out from your houseboat accommodation and head back to Cochin–either to your hotel or the airport.
- 1 night accommodation on deluxe air-conditioned houseboat on single/twin/triple sharing basis (as per plan)
- Sightseeing & excursions as per description
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Cochin–Alleppey–Cochin transfers by air-conditioned car
- Mineral water on board the vehicle
- All applicable taxes and service charges
What's Not Included
- Any air and train fares
- Monument and guide fees
- Camera fee at monuments
- Medical insurance
- Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays/cancellations/hikes in
- fares/strikes or natural calamities
- Expenses of a personal nature
Pick-up from hotel/airport. Please confirm your pick-up details and phone number during the booking process.
Know Before You Go
Accommodation plan depends on the number of participants booked.
With packages booked on a single-sharing basis there is only 1 person per room; on a twin-sharing basis 2 people share the room; and on a triple-sharing basis 3 people share the room, with an extra bed.