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Fort Kochi

Private Backwater Cruise on a Houseboat and Shikara including Lunch

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    Alleppey Backwaters
    Stop: 4 hours -
    Commence your tour with a morning with pickup from your hotel for the drive to Alleppy, where you'll board your houseboat. Enjoy a welcome drink as the 4-hour cruise begins along Punnamada Lake, home to Nehru trophy boat race. Admire the breathtaking views of the lake, and observe the glimpse of village life as you travel past the banks. The boat stops for a lavish lunch of traditional Kerala cuisine. Thereafter transfer to a shikara to navigate the narrow waterways and shallow channels. Shikara is a traditional motorized canoe with its roof covered. However, all the sides are open and there are cushioned seats to sit on. It is just a miniature form of houseboat. Make your way past rural fishing villages and lush jungle landscapes. Then continue cruising, passing by rice paddies, palm-lined canals, and churches. In the late afternoon, enjoy coffee or tea with Kerala-style snacks before your cruise ends in the early evening. Disembark between 3pm and 5pm, and your private driver will drive you from Alleppey back to your hotel in Kochi, Alleppey or Kumarakom.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick guests from all hotels in Cochin / Alleppey / Kumarakom
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • Return transfers from Kochi, Alleppey or Kumarakom
    • Cruise on a private houseboat
    • Cruise on a Shikara
    • Lunch
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Kochi is the new name for Cochin; Alappuzha is the new name for Alleppey
    • Please note that neither the houseboat nor the smaller shikara have any air-conditioning, although there is generally a breeze blowing while cruising
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We had a perfect day, everything was nicely arranged. Pick up from our hotel was on time, driver was supernice and helpful. Our first boat was the houseboat, all for ourselves nice and realxing. We had lunch on the boat, freshly cooked by the chef. Our second boat was a smaller
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    Response from IteeGarg, Manager at Private Backwater Cruise on a Houseboat and Shikara including Lunch
    Responded 3 Sep 2019
    Hi Vanessa, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review and giving us your valuable feedback.We are glad that you're happy with the services.We would love to make your experience even more amazing next time you plan to visit us again. Cheers! Team Delhi Airport Service Pvt. Ltd. Cheers! Team Delhi Airport Service Pvt. Ltd.
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    • Duration: 6h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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