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

From US$74.00
Highlights
  • Private full-day Kerala backwaters houseboat tour, from Kochi
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise that travels through rural Kerala
  • Opt to cruise around the Alleppey or Kumarakom backwaters
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Private Full-Day Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Tour With Lunch From Kochi
From US$74.00
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Overview
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 Kerala 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 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
We 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.
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile
Kerala

A pleasure trip with full of excitement and pleasure experience. thanks to our planner, handy cab driver and other staff.More

1  Thank DNPavan
irisholidays_team, Owner at Iris Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Dear DNPavan, Thanks for letting us know that you had a and pleasure trip which was full of excitement in Kerala. We do try to ensure that we have been to all the resorts our guests are staying so that we can verify it for...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile
Kerala Tour

Hey..I am just back from a short trip to Kerala with my mom..First and foremost I did like to thank Iris Holidays for a wonderful experience of Kerala in a week..we were travelling from Kochi -Munnar-Tekkedy-Allepy-Kochi..We had a great time and Iris Holidays had been...More

Thank Urvashi K
irisholidays_team, Owner at Iris Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Dear Urvashi K We were delighted to know that you enjoyed Private Tour Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Day Trip including Lunch with Iris holidays. We do try to ensure that we have been to all the resorts our guests are staying so that we can verify...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile
Kerala package tour

Had a great memorable visit of Kerala from the booking of Hotels/Houseboat by Saranya from Iris Holidays. Saranya did a great job & had been quite reactive on customising the tour package. The tour was pleasant & awesome !More

Thank medurip
irisholidays_team, Owner at Iris Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Dear medurip, We were delighted to know that you enjoyed your holiday in Kerala which was designed by Saranya and the tour was pleasant and awesome We do try to ensure that we have been to all the resorts our guests are staying so that...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile
Private Tour with Iris

Hi Everyone.. It was Good we planned our trip with Iris. We had Good Trip to Munnar, Thekedy and Aleppy. They planned well and took care too well. Overall it's a Good experience with Iris.More

Thank RajeshDandu
irisholidays_team, Owner at Iris Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Dear RajeshDandu, We were delighted to know that you enjoyed Private Tour Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Day Trip including Lunch with Iris holidays. We do try to ensure that we have been to all the resorts our guests are staying so that we can verify it...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017
2 Nights Kerala Holiday Package for Mr Kiran

Hi Sarayana, Greetings for the day !! With regards to my travel I would like to thank you for my bottom of my heart with your excellent service provided by you. I want to take this opportunity to appreciate you & Mr. Sharath for all...More

Thank Gundala P
irisholidays_team, Owner at Iris Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Dear Gundala P, Thanks for letting us know that you had an excellent holiday in Kerala with Iris Holidays and you enjoyed the houseboat trip. We do try to ensure that we have been to all the resorts our guests are staying so that we...More

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