Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Cruise - Kochi

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Kochi hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Cruise the palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala on board a private Kettuvallam, a traditional thatched houseboat typical to Kerala. These houseboats have been plying the Kerala waterways for centuries, connecting villages along the backwaters and transporting rice, spices and other goods. A Kerala backwater cruise is the best way to experience Kerala's amazing beauty and get a glimpse of rural life along the backwaters.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

Your private day trip from Kochi starts with a 1.5-hour journey from your Kochi hotel to the backwaters of Alleppey, famous for its labyrinth of waterways spanning 559 miles (900 km). On arrival in Alleppey, board your private Kettuvallam and feast on a mouthwatering Kerala-style lunch. Enjoy savory dishes such as sambar, a hearty vegetable stew, and avail, a vegetable and coconut curry. Tickle your sweet tooth with pappad, a South Indian wafer, and payasam, a rice pudding flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew nuts and pistachios.

As you cruise along, witness life in the backwater villages of Alleppey. Travel down the canals dotted with houses, paddy fields, coconut trees, market places and temples. See local people engaging in a variety of activities from fishing to daily chores. Soak in the beautiful scenery from your thatched-roof boat and relish the serenity of this river town.

Enjoy a traditional Indian tea with snacks before disembarking your Kerala houseboat. Your private guide will drive you from Alleppey back to your Kochi hotel.

Itinerary:

Sample Lunch Menu:
  • Kerala Rice
  • Sambar (vegetable stew)
  • Avial (thick mixture of vegetables, curd and coconut seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves)
  • Vegetable Thoran (vegetables sautéed and cooked along with coconut)
  • Vegetable Mezhukkupuratti (fried vegetable curry)
  • Salad
  • Pickle & Curd
  • Pappad (South Indian wafer)
  • Payasam (rice pudding flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew nuts, and pistachios)
  • Vermicelli
  • Plantain

Inclusions

  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Beverages

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking