Kochi Shore Excursion- Private Tour of Heritage and Backwaters

Shore Excursions in Kerala

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Join us for this tour that offers combination of Alleppey backwater houseboat cruise with Kerala lunch on-board. Visit the Fort Cochin Chinese Nets, St. Francis Church and Basilica
You will be picked up from Kochi Port ships berth 09.00-09.15 am and transferred to Alleppey (approx 1.45 hours) to board your houseboat by 10:45am. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There will be 3 staff members to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as you could wish for.Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, 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.” Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine on the houseboat. The cruise will be over approximately at 1:30pm and later on we will transfer to Fort Kochi to visit the famous Chinese nets, St. Francis Church and Dhobi Khana and then drive back to Kochi Port by 4:00pm.

What’s included

  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • 2-3 hours backwater cruise
  • Kerala Lunch on board
  • 1 bottle of drinking water per person
  • All taxes

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Buffet lunch included