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Private Overnight Backwaters Houseboat Cruise in Alleppey

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    What to Expect
    Alappuzha (Alleppey) is a landmark between the broad Arabian Sea and the web of rivers flowing into it. It is a town in the Alappuzha District in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of the Indian Empire, made a visit to Alappuzha in the early 20th century fascinated by the scenic beauty of the place and said “here nature has spent up on the land her richest bounties”.

    Day 1:

    Arrive at the houseboat office at 11:45am (please refer to Departure Point for details). After you check-in, a motor boat will transfer you to board the houseboat at around 12pm. The houseboat will begin slowly cruising through the backwaters and village area of Alappuzha, passing paddy fields and coconut palms. Main meals will be served on board. Stay overnight on the houseboat.

    Day 2:

    The cruise will finish after breakfast at 9am where you will be dropped back off at the houseboat office.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Alappuzha, Kerala, India
    Departure Time
    12:00 PM
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Overnight accommodation in private houseboat
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch, Dinner (Day 1) and Breakfast (Day 2)
    • Drinks (available for purchase before boarding the boat)
    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for 1 bedroom booking
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • AC switched on in bedroom only from 10pm to 6am
    • Houseboat is at a standstill from 5:30pm to 8am the following day per government restrictions
    • Beverages need to be purchased before boarding the boat
    • Please see below for the boat type based on your total number of travelers:
    • 2 people: 1-bedroom private boat
    • 3 people: 1-bedroom private boat and 1 extra mattress
    • 4 people: 2-bedroom private boat
    • 5 people: 2-bedroom private boat and 1 extra mattress
    • 6 people: 3-bedroom private boat
    • 7 people: 3-bedroom private boat and 1 extra mattress
    • 8 people: 4-bedroom private boat
    • 9 to 10 people: 4-bedroom private boat and 1 to 2 extra mattress(es)
    • There will be 3 staff on board. Houseboat is charged on a per room basis. Therefore, if you booked a 1-bedroom boat but allocated in a 3 or 4-bedroom boat, only 1 bedroom will be allowed for use and other bedrooms will be closed.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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