Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi

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


Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, on a 6 -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.”


  • 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

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala

Pick up from Your Hotel in Cochin or Cochin Port

Stop At: Kerala Backwaters, India

Cruise slowly through the hidden backwaters of Alappuzha (also known as "Alleppey"), considered the hub of the state's backwaters and home to a vast network of waterways and boats. Venture through village areas and the landscape of the Laccadive Sea to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and much more. There will be 3 staff members along with your guide to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as possible.

Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine as you gently navigate the waterways, which includes rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken, and more. End your houseboat cruise and later transfer to your hotel

Duration: 7 hours

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Fort Cochin, Wellingdon Island, Kundanoor, or Ernakulam MG Road by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Deluxe /Standard non-AC Houseboat cruise (approx. 3 hrs)
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea and snacks (only for 9.40 and 10.15 Departure)
  • Entry/Admission - Kerala Backwaters

  • Drinks and alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Guides are optional at extra cost ,please choose option accordingly while booking
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 1 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Pickup is available at the following locations:
• Kochi Port
• Your hotel in Fort Kochi /Mattancherry
• Your hotel in Wellingdon Island
• Your hotel in Kundanoor
• Your hotel in M.G Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road)area
• Your hotel on Marine Drive in Ernakulam district
• Your hotel in Edappaly
• Your hotel in Kumbalam

Dates: Daily

Return point: Returns to original departure point


  • Kochi (Cochin) Cruise POrt

Voucher info

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


7 hours

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Francine H

10 Feb, 2018

We had a beautiful day. The houseboat was extremely comfortable and the lunch was great. The staff really worked hard to make sure that our experience was a super one. I would highly recommend this tour.

Mohammad Z K

21 Dec, 2017

One of the best experiences we had! We must do an overnight trip to really enjoy the boat ride and food!!

Miguel Sumera

26 Feb, 2017

Excellent boat tour of the Kerala Backwaters of Alleppey. You get a great chef on board that makes amazing south indian seafood. The tour is so peaceful and scenic you have to see it to believe it. All the staff that host you are great. You're getting the whole boat to yourself for the day tour!

Martha C

05 Dec, 2016

My friend and I booked this tour in advance of our arrival. The drive down to Alleppy was easy and then we had our OWN houseboat for the two of us. The drive was lovely, the staff was great, the food was DELICIOUS, and the length of time was really good I think. A well-spent afternoon.

Janet N

12 Nov, 2015

We could not have had a better time than on our private Kochi Tour. The Houseboat was beautiful and so comfortable. Two couples enjoyed the day lounging, dining and enjoying the scenery in Kerala. Our fellow passengers on our cruise, passed us as they sat on hard plastic chairs in a large tour boat without food. We were enjoying our lovely meal prepared by 3 great chefs. The cruise passengers were very jealous and paid much more than we. I can't say enough about the trip.

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