Private Kerala Backwater Cruise

Private Kerala Backwater Cruise
from USD $192.50
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You are met at side of the ship with pager board of Your Name.

Flexible Itinerary, comfortable transportation, entertaining and enriching travel experience, and travelling sustainably. ( your dollars are going back where it counts! ) 

A day cruise in a traditional houseboat exclusively booked for you.

Sitting in the lobby of the house boat watch the palm fringed paddy fields and villages witnessing life of the backwater region of relaxing Kerala.

On board the houseboat enjoy a local lunch with seafood cooked by the chef in houseboat for you.

And  you cruise along the backwaters with nature as your backdrop. 

If you prefer, the houseboat can anchor near the village for an exploration.

Private round-trip transfers from Cochin Port or your hotel in Kochi are included in this package.
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In Brief

Location:
Kochi (Cochin), India
Country:
India
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Family friendly
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Free snacks included
Lunch included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Overview
Important InfoInfo
Pricing
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Excel India Tours, Kochi (Cochin) 682040 India

This is our office location. You will be picked up from the cruise terminal of the Cochin Port from the the side of your ship.

In case you are arriving by surface we will pick you up from the lobby of the hotel where you have booked to stay..

Or if you are arriving by air we will pick you from the Kochi International Airport..

Tour Itinerary.

Kerala Backwaters cruised in Houseboat Excursion.

This tour is designed to introduce Kerala and its attractive backwaters to travelers.

Staff of Excel India Tours after receiving you at the harbor by the side of the ship escort you to the waiting car/van/or coach.

An overland drive from the Kochi harbor to Alleppey Backwaters follows. This drive of 1 hour 45 minutes will give you an opportunity to understand this country and the way of people here. After which as the tour reaches the Jetty of the houseboat we board a pre arranged houseboat and start the backwater cruise for 3 hours. The houseboats are previous spices boats of Kerala innovated into houseboats for tourists with bedrooms kitchen and a spacious lobby. The kitchen of the houseboat under an enthusiastic Chef will cook for you our traditional food to your taste.

The cruising along the backwaters and palm fringed rice paddies and tiny villages will be an experience you never have anywhere except here.

After the cruise the tour will return to Kochi (drive is 1 hour 45 minutes.)

And you will be returned to the pier.


Inclusions

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Traditional Lunch in the houseboat
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Private houseboat exclusively booked for you.

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Mineral Water one bottle each per passenger. ( More is available to purchase.
  • Soft Drinks. (Available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
In case you are arriving by sea we will pick you up from the cruiser terminal of the Kochi Port from the side of the ship.

If you are arriving by surface we will pick you up fro the hotels listed here. You can also advice name of your hotel in Kochi so that we can pick you up from there..

In case you are arriving by air we will pick you up from the Kochi International Airport.

Ports
Kochi

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

In Brief

Location:
Kochi (Cochin), India
Country:
India
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Family friendly
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Free snacks included
Lunch included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver