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2 Day Private Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Cruise - from Cochin

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Start time

    Start time: Your preferred start time
    Duration: 2 Days

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Airport/ your hotel in Cochin

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


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.


  • 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

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

Customer Reviews

  • Elena Osokina
    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...

    Russia 05/07/2010

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