From Cochin Port: Backwaters by Houseboat & Chinese Nets

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi

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  • 7 hours
  • Kochi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Explore the backwaters of Kerala by houseboat on a group tour specially designed for cruise ship passengers from Cochin Port. Enjoy lunch aboard the boat in Alappuzha, and then visit Fort Kochi to see the famous Chinese fishing nets.

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Pass By: Carnival Tours & Travels, Princess St, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India

After pickup from Kochi Port transfer to Alleppey (approx 1 hour 45 minutes) to board your houseboat.On arrival check in and short motor boat transfer to the houseboat . Houseboat Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms and traditional wooden houseboats. There will be 3 staff members along with your guide who will ensure that your experience is relaxed and comfortable. Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine lunch with rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken and more as you gently cruise. The houseboat cruise will for approx 2.00 hours and then you will disembark and transfer to Fort Kochi by air-conditioned coach. See and learn about the Chinese fishing nets which have dominated the coastline for more than 150 years.Later transfer to Cochin Port.

Stop At: Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi Beach Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

Fishing Nets in Fort cochin

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kerala Backwaters, India

Backwater Cruise on Houseboat

Duration: 2 hours

  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick Up /Drop from Ship Pier
  • Backwater Cruise on Houseboat
  • Bottled water
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Only Tea /Coffee Snacks (For 13.35 Houseboat Tour Departure)

  • Tips & Gratitude
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Note: staff/guide will be waiting at ships berth/pier holding "VIATOR"sign board with "BLUE UMBRELLA"
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from the cruise ships terminal /Pier at Cochin Port. The guide/staff will be holding a "VIATOR" sign board and a blue umbrella.


  • Cochin Port Cruise Terminal

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Martin B

23 Dec, 2019

It was easy to find our guide at the port entrance. We were taken to the Chinese nets first because they only operate at high tide. Our guides explained the fishing nets and organised for those who were interested to have a go at raising the net. The trip to the houseboat pier takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. We had some explanation of the history of the area on the way there. There were 27 people on our tour and we were divided into two groups on two houseboats. There was plenty of room and seating. We were out on the backwaters for just under two hours. It was very interesting to see life along the backwaters. Lunch was served on board: rice, vegetables, a chicken curry and delicious fried whole fish. Plenty of food for all, but you eat with the plate on your lap, which worked OK. The trip back to port (again 1.5 to 2 hours) provided an opportunity for many to snooze. Those at the front could ask questions of the guides. It was a pity they didn't move around the bus. However, it was a highlight of my cruise and a different sort of shore excursion..

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