Houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala
FROM: R11,770 pp

A peaceful and rustic 3 day sojourn on the mellow backwaters of Kerala. Setting off from Alleppey (Alappuzha), close to Kochi, you'll sail 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's famous tropical backwaters
Coastal Alleppey - gateway to the relaxing palm fringed backwaters
Kumarakom - picturesque cluster of islands


2 nights on a deluxe air-conditioned rice-boat
Return transfers by chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle from Kochi to Alappuzha
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature


Day 1


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 a 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. Sleep and dream with the pleasant roll of the backwater.
Overnight: Rice boat  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3


Alleppey - Kochi. Disembark at Alleppey. Drive to Kochi airport in time to connect with your onward fight. Happy Travels!

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Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Keralan Backwaters - 3 days

In Brief

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