Alappuzha Backwaters Houseboat Tour with Fort Kochi Pickup

Shore Excursions in Kerala

Tour description provided by Viator

When your cruise ship docks in Kochi, explore sights such as the Fort Kochi Chinese fishing nets and St. Francis Church on this 7.3-hour shore excursion. Float by houseboat along the backwaters of Alleppey, aka Alappuzha, and discover the inland waterways and villages of Kerala.
Your tour begins with pickup from the Kochi port by coach for the 1.5-hour drive to Alleppey, where you'll board your awaiting houseboat. Embark on a slow cruise through the backwaters and past villages, admiring the lush vegetation, paddy fields, and coconut palms. Sit back and enjoy this relaxing experience while onboard service is provided by three members of the staff. Feast on a traditional lunch of Keralan cuisine such as rice, vegetable dishes, fish, and chicken, and stop at Fort Kochi at the end of your boat tour. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets, Basilica, and St. Francis Church before returning to the Kochi port by 5pm to end your shore excursion.

What’s included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Buffet lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/local guide
  • River cruise
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Buffet lunch included