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Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Cruise with Lunch

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Key Highlights

  • Take a relaxing cruise through one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world
  • A fresh and delicious South Indian lunch will be served on board
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Oct - 31 May: Daily

    Duration

    8 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Cochin.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking - if you do not have this information you must contact the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour to arrange pick up).

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Cochin

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Rightly known as “God’s own Country”, Kerala is famous for the breathtaking beauty of its backwaters. The calm backwaters that run parallel to the Arabian Sea are a peaceful sanctuary, an escape from the hustle and bustle of the cities. Palm and coconut trees line the interconnected waterways and watch the local people living by the backwaters go on with their lives.

    Houseboats make their way past small villages with mosques, churches, temples and schools, and villagers going about their daily chores, and tiny settlements where people live on narrow spits of reclaimed land only a few metres away.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Cochin and travel to Alleppey in a chauffeur driven air-conditioned car. Here, board a houseboat for a backwaters cruise.

    Relax and enjoy some of the world's most beautiful scenery pass you by. On houseboats, you past small villages with mosques, churches, temples and schools, and villagers going about their daily chores, and tiny settlements where people live on narrow spits of reclaimed land only a few metres away. During the cruise you will be served a delicious lunch of South Indian cuisine.

    Disembark in the afternoon and drive back to Cochin.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation – Single or twin sharing for day use.
    • Transfers to and from the houseboat in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Houseboat cruise
    • Lunch on board the house-boat

    Exclusions

    • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees (still or video), tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff
    • Guide
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
    Tour is not available during monsoon season.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have Transport services are based on:Medium Car for 1 - 2 passengers Toyota Innova for 3 passengersTempo Traveller for 4-7 passengers