Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Kerala

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Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, on a 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.”
Pick-up from your hotel in Fort Cochin, Ernakulam MG Road, Wellingdon Island, or Kundanoor at 10:15am and transfer to Alleppey to board your houseboat at 12:00pm. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There will be three staff members (Guide is optional) to make sure your experience is as relaxed and satisfying as you could wish for.Enjoy your lunch of Keralan cuisine that includes rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken and everything is freshly prepared on the houseboat. As we gently cruise, the tour will end at approximately 4pm and you to be dropped off at your hotel by 5:45pm.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Fort Cochin, Wellingdon Island, Kundanoor, or Ernakulam MG Road by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Deluxe non-AC Houseboat cruise (approx. 4 hrs)
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea and snacks

What’s not included

  • Drinks and alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water