Houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala
FROM: AUD $1,075 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: A peaceful and rustic sojourn on the mellow backwaters of Kerala. Setting off from Alleppey (Alappuzha) close to Kochi, you'll cruise through the lush backwaters aboard a rice boat.

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Trip Highlights

Kochi - The beautiful St Francis’ Church, the white washed Dutch Palace, Fort Kochi and the iconic Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront
Kerala - Famous tropical backwaters
Coastal Alleppey - Gateway to the relaxing palm fringed backwaters
Kumarakom - Picturesque cluster of islands


Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicles
2 nights on a DELUXE air-conditioned rice-boat. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture


Day 1

Welcome and board our rice-boat

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive Kochi airport, where you will be met by a representative from On The Go. Drive for approximately 2 hours to Allepey and board our private rice-boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Allepey. Watch as our crew propel the boat through the water using tall bamboo poles!

The rice-boat is a simply furnished craft and consists of a thatched covered lounge/dining area, sleeping accommodation (with mosquito net) and a bathroom with a WC and washbasin. In the evening the boat is lit by hurricane lamps. Thatched awning on both sides of the boat allows the breeze and views to flow in. There is a small service area at the rear of the craft where the cook prepares simple meals using as many fresh provisions as can be plucked, caught or bought in the backwaters. A distance of some 20 kms will be covered, during which time the boat will glide past colourful local villages.
Overnight: Rice boat  |  Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

Backwaters cruise

Spend the day at leisure on the rice- boat. Opt for a swim, soak up the sunshine, enjoy the scenic beauty of colourful villages and have a sumptuous meal on banana leaves. In the evening, witness sunset through coconut palms, enjoy dinner under a million stars and sleep and dream with the pleasant roll of the backwater.
Overnight: Rice boat  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Disembark at Alleppey and drive to Kochi

Alleppey - Kochi. Disembark at Alleppey and drive to Kochi Airport in time to connect with your onward fight.

If you'd like to extend your stay, we offer a variety of hotels, short stays and add-ons for you to choose from. Please read our best places to visit or best things to see each month for suggested places to visit on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.

For information about visas, top travel tips, best time to travel and much more, browse our travel guide.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults and when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and this amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.

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Price /
Keralan Backwaters - 3 days
AUD $1075
AUD $820

In Brief

Trip Type
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Deluxe
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 2, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
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