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Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise provided by Carnival Tours & Travels

Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise

Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–7 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6–7 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, on a 6 -7 hour tour from Fort Kochi and discover the famous inland waterways of Kerala by a traditional houseboat. See traditional villages and backwater boats and more. Alleppey is located between the Arabian Sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. In the early 20th century, the Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon, was so mesmerized by the scenic beauty that he declared that Alleppey was “The Venice of the East.”
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7491P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Fort Cochin, Wellingdon Island, Kundanoor, or Ernakulam MG Road by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Deluxe /Standard non-AC Houseboat cruise (approx. 3 hrs)
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea and snacks (only for 9.40 and 10.15 Departure)
  • Entry/Admission - Kerala Backwaters
Exclusions
  • Drinks and alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Guides are optional at extra cost ,please choose option accordingly while booking
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Pickup is available at the following locations: • Kochi Port • Your hotel in Fort Kochi /Mattancherry • Your hotel in Wellingdon Island • Your hotel in Kundanoor • Your hotel in M.G Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road)area • Your hotel on Marine Drive in Ernakulam district • Your hotel in Edappaly • Your hotel in Kumbalam Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Ports:
  • Sagarika Cochin International Cruise Terminal, Venkitaraman Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682009, India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Fort Cochin, Wellingdon Island, Kundanoor, or Ernakulam MG Road by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Deluxe /Standard non-AC Houseboat cruise (approx. 3 hrs)
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea and snacks (only for 9.40 and 10.15 Departure)
  • Entry/Admission - Kerala Backwaters
Exclusions
  • Drinks and alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Guides are optional at extra cost ,please choose option accordingly while booking
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Pickup is available at the following locations: • Kochi Port • Your hotel in Fort Kochi /Mattancherry • Your hotel in Wellingdon Island • Your hotel in Kundanoor • Your hotel in M.G Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road)area • Your hotel on Marine Drive in Ernakulam district • Your hotel in Edappaly • Your hotel in Kumbalam Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Ports:
  • Sagarika Cochin International Cruise Terminal, Venkitaraman Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682009, India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • 1
    Kerala Backwaters
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    Cruise slowly through the hidden backwaters of Alappuzha (also known as "Alleppey"), considered the hub of the state's backwaters and home to a vast network of waterways and boats. Venture through village areas and the landscape of the Laccadive Sea to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and much more. There will be 3 staff members along with your guide to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as possible. Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine as you gently navigate the waterways, which includes rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken, and more. End your houseboat cruise and later transfer to your hotel
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Serena
Chennai District, India4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I can honestly say that after travelling to various destinations that the kerala houseboat was one of the best experiences of my life..calm, peaceful,relaxing but in no way boring..the scenery is constantly changing as you relax and take it all in..AMAZING..
Written 14 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CarnivalTours
Dear Sir/ Madam, Thanks for the Excellent review about us on VIATOR Happy to know that you had a great tour and satisfied with our services Looking Forward to serve you many more times in mere future Regards Cochin Shore Excursions Team - Carnival Tours & Travels
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anne P
Arlington, VA9 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip with Carnival tours. From the pick up at the hotel to the drop off the staff was exceptional. Everyone spoke English and accommodated our every need.
The backwaters are beautiful. So serene and picturesque. Meandering through villages on the narrow canals immediately puts you in a different space from busy Kochi.
Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CarnivalTours
Dear Madam, Thanks for the excellent review about us on Tripadvisor Happy to know that you had a great tour and satisfied with our services Looking Forward to serve you many more times in mere future Regards Team Carnival
Written 5 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SandiePT
Kailua-Kona, HI37 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I was met at my hotel by Sando, my English speaking guide for the day. Our driver, Mejo was stuck in traffic, so we took a tuk tuk to meet the driver in order to stay on schedule. At the dock, we completed the paperwork then took a water taxi to the beautiful houseboat. I was traveling solo but felt very comfortable all throughout the day, chatting with Sando. On board the 3 crew introduced themselves and made me feel at home. The cruise is beautiful through the backwaters, passing homes where life on the water is seen first hand - fishing, swimming, washing clothes, bathing and fields of rice during harvest season. Saw many species of birds. Some of the travel is on the open water out in the bay also. Lunch was delicious and so much food. There were many choices, all very delicious. The cook even offered to show us how to make one of the tomato dishes that was great and something even I could make at home. Yes, I even got a private cooking lesson in the galley. So enjoyable, the day went by so very quickly.
Yes, it's expensive for one person, and with the added expense for an English speaking guide, but it's a once in a lifetime experience that should not be passed up. I loved every minute of it. That evening when I was dropped off at my hotel I felt that the day could have not been more perfect.
Written 16 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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sandy8581
sandy8581
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Backwater trip is more existing
This trip was well arrange and gave us an interesting insights to life.the food was surprisely quite good
daviddD4499AR
daviddD4499AR
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Stunningly beautiful
The tour includes a taxi to and from the backwaters (2 hours each way from Fort Kochi) and a 4 hour boat trip throu
LoungerLondon
LoungerLondon
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Relaxing Tour Delicious Lunch
The tour was so peaceful that we both nodded off half way through! The guide gave us just the right amount of expla
AlonsoG285
AlonsoG285
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very pleasant tour
excellent attention of all staff, nature in all its splendor, landscapes and lots of peace, relaxing tour.
delmarpas
delmarpas
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Superb trip to Kerala Backwaters
Perfect from pick up at cruise port to backwaters via Chinese fishing nets. Guides were excellent very knowledgeab
msparky3
msparky3
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Great trip
Long drive there and back but we'll worth the time ,lunch superb guide very informative. Wonderful 2 hour cruise
sannys629
sannys629
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Private
Amazing and easy to get around, we stayed at a beautiful place Jungel jiv top tree hotel and took an auto during th
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3 week tour of Kerala and southern Tamil Nadu
We were recommended Carnival Tours by good friends who had previously used them. To say that we were delighted with
irisd460
irisd460
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Enjoyed every minute..Excellent
Excellent..my husband & I enjoyed every minute of this houseboat tour which included a delicious Keralan meal. Peac
Ebenser C
Ebenser C
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Creek Cruise Cochin
Kochi is a port city and blessed with backwaters. You can several pinick boats embarked near Marine Drive Jetty nea
claudiap246
claudiap246
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Sailing in the paradise.
My tour in the Backwater was really nice. Views were incredible and also the guide and capitan. Was a relaxing expe
blauhund
blauhund
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Amazing Experience
We were a bit apprehensive about the distance of the houseboat from port (it's about 90 minutes each way) but this
cinintas2019
cinintas2019
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A relaxing ride down the backwaters
I really enjoyed this tour on a motorless boat down the backwaters of Vaikom. It was so peaceful and relaxing I eve
Prin1981
Prin1981
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Very relaxing
Beautiful, very relaxing, can be done by most people of any age and fitnesss level Trip from includes drive to Via
jessicabI7716DN
jessicabI7716DN
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Incredibly beautiful
One of the highlights of our entire India trip. 100% worth the long drive from Kochi. Our driver was experienced a
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