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2 Day Private Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Cruise - from Cochin

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Key Highlights

  • Kerala’s Backwaters are one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world
  • Enjoying the scenery on board one of the distinctive local houseboats is one of the world’s greatest travel experiences
  • This overnight cruise includes all meals, comfortable accommodation, an English speaking guide and round trip transport from Cochin
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    2 Days

    Start time

    Start time: Your preferred start time
    Duration: 2 Days

    Meeting Point

    You can be picked up from the Airport or a hotel in Cochin.
    (Please advise your hotel/flight arrival details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Airport/ your hotel in Cochin

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Kerala is famous for the breathtaking beauty of its backwaters. An intricate system of interconnected waterways, rivers, lakes and inlets, the backwaters run parallel to the Arabian sea and offer rare scenic beauty. Palm and coconut trees line the interconnected waterways along which lie cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, small towns and villages with churches, mosques, temples and schools.

    As your houseboat winds its way along these spectacular waterways you will be able to witness a way of life that is beautiful, laid-back and where natural beauty abounds.

    Constantly voted among the world’s best travel experiences – don’t miss a Kerala Houseboat Cruise.


    Day 1:

    You will be picked up from the airport/your hotel in Cochin and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to Allepey covering a distance of about 95 kilometers. Upon arrival, board a houseboat and set out on a cruise in the famous backwaters of Kerala.

    As your houseboat drifts along the shady canals, appreciate the scenic beauty, enjoy authentic local food, watch the villagers go about their daily chores and lie under a star-lit sky, marveling at the beauty of the Kerala Backwaters.

    Your package includes all meals on board. Spend the night in the houseboat.

    Day 2:

    Watch a magnificent sunrise from the houseboat. Cruise through the backwaters to reach Kumarakom, which lies on the shores of Vembanad Lake and is a picturesque village. Disembark from the boat.

    You will then be taken in an air-conditioned vehicle to Cochin and be dropped at your hotel/the airport where the tour ends.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Assistance and porterage on arrival and departure at airport/hotel and porterage of 01 standard baggage per person
    • Accommodation at the houseboat (Single or sharing twin/triple bedded for 1 night)
    • All meals on board


    • A supplement of 186.00 USD(approx.) per person for an AC houseboat
    • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fee for still or video camera, tips to drivers and local guides
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please specify your preferred start time in the special request section in the online booking form. While we cannot guarantee departure at the selected time, we do strive to find the most suitable match.

    For final confirmation of the start time, please contact the local activity operator a day before departure. Contact details of the activity operator will be mentioned in your confirmation voucher

    Additional info

    You will travel in an air-conditioned medium-sized car if there are 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova if there are 3 passengers and a Tempo Traveller if there are 4 passengers. 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
  • Reviews
    • Houseboat stay in Kerala

      Everything went ok. The driver met us as near the train as we had asked. The stay at the boat was very pleasant and we enjoyed it indeed. the crew was nice, the room cosy, the...

      Elena Osokina