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Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise in Aleppey
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Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise in Aleppey

By Carnival Tours & Travels
Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Duration: 6h
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  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Kerala Backwaters
What's not included
  • Drinks and alcoholic drinks (purchase-before boarding)
  • Gratuities
  • Guides are optional at extra cost ,please choose option accordingly while booking


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • 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
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Samudrika Cochin International Cruise Terminal, X786+JCR, Indira Gandhi Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682009, India
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7491P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

        How much is Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise in Aleppey?
        Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise in Aleppey price starts from ₹ 12,075.28. Discover and book Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise in Aleppey on Tripadvisor
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        • Carnival Tours & Travels
          515
          Kochi (Cochin), India
          Joined in March 2011
        • olie293
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very interesting visit
          Having never been in a Synagogue we found this experience fascinating from a non Jewish view. We were amazed by the interior and the associated history. It is the oldest Synagogue in India and was rebuilt in 1662 by the Dutch after a war in India
          Written 4 April 2024
        • Curiosity10637003309
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Better off with a day trip
          In general, we think folks can get a similar experience without an overnight trip. The food was just ok and the bathroom shower needed some fixing. Air conditioning was excellent. The service was the best part of this trip. We had a fellow named Sebastian on boat #9 who took excellent care of us. We did have the whole boat to ourselves but it’s not worth paying $200 each person for for one night. It should be said the fare includes 1 hour cab ride each way from Kochi to Allepuza and vice versa. So I would recommend looking into day trips
          Written 31 March 2024
        • Amy B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Peaceful boat ride
          Lovely peaceful boat ride and the best lunch afterwards! Great way to see the backwaters and experience the local culture.
          Written 12 March 2024
        • ToucanSam787
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          This experience is not to be missed!
          What a great experience! Floating down the river was so relaxing. We sat at the front of the boat and felt like VIPs as we watched the scenery go by while our fantastic crew attended to our every need. The meals on board were excellent. Our bedroom was cool at night. They stopped at Champakulam, a small town on the river,where we could shop for the usual tourist items. But the real attraction of that town was the St Mary's Basilica just beyond the tourist shops. Founded in the 400's, it's gorgeous inside, with painted walls and ceiling. Overall we had a wonderful time and felt like we really got to see Kerala We had one traumatic thing happen at the end of our trip. After we got off the houseboat, we had to take a water taxi to get to the dock where the cars were parked. Our luggage was on top of the taxi along with the garbage from our trip. At some point, the garbage bag flew off the taxi and into the river. We can only hope it was an accident.
          Written 24 February 2024
        • D3141ODjob
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Relaxing in style
          A gentle and relaxing day. Terrific communication from the tour operators. Our local guide was knowledgeable, there was no question unable to answer. All the team were amazing! The lunch was delicious and served on fresh cut banana leaves.
          Written 21 February 2024
        • 595kaneg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A pleasant way to spend time on the water.
          A long trip on the bus but it got us out of the hustle and bustle. The boat cruise was on a very quiet part of the water and made for a serene experience. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was very good.
          Written 15 February 2024
        • monicalK9114JE
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          boat in blackwaters
          Beautiful trip on a boat in blackwaters: nature, silence, with a fantastic guide who explains you all details. Relaxing and amazing
          Written 14 February 2024
        • Navigator00307056566
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good experience
          The tour was pleasant with convenient pickup from the hotel and a cruise along the backwaters in a nice big boat. The crew was friendly and helpful. A nice lunch was prepared by the crew, however we were hoping to have more seafood. It was mainly vegetarian dishes with one small fish served per person. We departed from the shore at noon which is the hottest time of day so it was a bit uncomfortable. Would be better to go closer to the sunset. A decent tour but we didn’t think it was a very good value for what you get.
          Written 3 February 2024
        • Hanstravels2
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Peace of India
          This was an extraordinary trip! The backwaters were tranquil and calming, and our lovely guide was so interesting and knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna. We saw a lady making coir from coconuts and a man extracting toddy from the top of a tree. The lunch—served on a banana leaf—was delicious, and the portions were very generous. After a busy couple of weeks travelling across India, this tour was exactly what we needed.
          Written 3 February 2024
        • 748nikkil
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect
          Amazing, relaxing & peaceful. I can not remember the guides name but her name began with a D, she was lovely. The boat driver was cool. The little village and the people there were so nice. Great day & great food :-)
          Written 15 January 2024
        • BoardingPass645532
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tranquility
          Despite a rather long and tiring bus ride to get to the boat, the trip was very tranquil and a great contrast with the bustling city. Very informative and also a basic but delicious lunch provided
          Written 13 January 2024
        • DayTrip34707467764
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good stuff
          The tour was a bit shorter than expected, mainly due to a long bus ride, but apart from that, it was a superb undertaking.
          Written 2 January 2024
        • DayTrip49175999567
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          FABULOUS TRIP TO KERALA
          A very well-arranged trip. Thanks to TRIPEES, NOIDA. Visited Munar, Thekkady, Kovalam & Alleppey.
          Written 30 December 2023
        • rajinied2019
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rustic boat ride
          Slow ride on the kerala backwaters. It was very peaceful and quiet, maybe too quiet. Our guide answered questions and pointed out some birds and trees. Our teens fell asleep but didn’t hate it. We stopped at a village home where a woman demonstrated rope making and weaving with coconut leaves. They sold us some banana chips and water at this location. Then we headed back to the meeting point where we ate lunch- kerala thali on banana leaves. The food was delicious.
          Written 29 December 2023
        • Stephturk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A fantastic tour you won’t want to miss
          The very knowledgeable Jude took us on the best tour of the Spice and Tea Plantation plus Tea Musuem we could ever hope for, thank you so much Jude. Along with the skillful driving of Martin we really loved our fabulous day truly exploring this Munnar area of Gods place on Earth. The scenery was amazingly beautiful and the information at the Spice plantation, the tea plantation and tea museum were exemplary. We also enjoyed a delicious authentic breakfast and lunch. It was the best tour we have done in India and we highly recommend you doing it. Aldo if you get Jude and Martin you will be very lucky.
          Written 17 December 2023
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        Randolme
        Lausanne, Switzerland1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022
        Well oranized trip, they pick you up from almost anywhere in and around Kochi. Commincation is swift and precise. Staff is friendly, welcoming and catered well to our needs. The food was delicious. Everything was so great that we will for our next trip to Kerala spend a few days cruising the Backwaters.
        The backwaters are a place to be seen.... quiet an experince
        Written 8 October 2022
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        Dear Sir, Thanks for the Excellent review about us on VIATOR Happy to know that you had a great tour and satisfied with our services Looking Forward to serve you many more times in mere future Regards Carnival Tours & Travels
        Written 10 October 2022
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        Anne R
        Arlington, VA11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019 • Family
        My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip with Carnival tours. From the pick up at the hotel to the drop off the staff was exceptional. Everyone spoke English and accommodated our every need.
        The backwaters are beautiful. So serene and picturesque. Meandering through villages on the narrow canals immediately puts you in a different space from busy Kochi.
        Written 5 January 2020
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        Dear Madam, Thanks for the excellent review about us on Tripadvisor Happy to know that you had a great tour and satisfied with our services Looking Forward to serve you many more times in mere future Regards Team Carnival
        Written 5 January 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        SandiePT
        Kailua-Kona, HI40 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2019 • Solo
        I was met at my hotel by Sando, my English speaking guide for the day. Our driver, Mejo was stuck in traffic, so we took a tuk tuk to meet the driver in order to stay on schedule. At the dock, we completed the paperwork then took a water taxi to the beautiful houseboat. I was traveling solo but felt very comfortable all throughout the day, chatting with Sando. On board the 3 crew introduced themselves and made me feel at home. The cruise is beautiful through the backwaters, passing homes where life on the water is seen first hand - fishing, swimming, washing clothes, bathing and fields of rice during harvest season. Saw many species of birds. Some of the travel is on the open water out in the bay also. Lunch was delicious and so much food. There were many choices, all very delicious. The cook even offered to show us how to make one of the tomato dishes that was great and something even I could make at home. Yes, I even got a private cooking lesson in the galley. So enjoyable, the day went by so very quickly.
        Yes, it's expensive for one person, and with the added expense for an English speaking guide, but it's a once in a lifetime experience that should not be passed up. I loved every minute of it. That evening when I was dropped off at my hotel I felt that the day could have not been more perfect.
        Written 16 May 2019
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        Bryan W
        Antigua, Guatemala58 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        The views were amazing. We took very many photos. We saw how people lived along the canals while enjoying a delicious lunch.
        Written 1 March 2024
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        Palistani
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        My tour was booked by the staff at Gateway Hotel Marine Drive and was perfect in every sense.The boat was good and was booked exclusively for us .The scenery was nice and so was the lunch
        We also experienced the Auryvedicassage which was out of this world
        Shopping was good experience as well
        Written 23 March 2022
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        Serena
        Chennai District, India4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Couples
        I can honestly say that after travelling to various destinations that the kerala houseboat was one of the best experiences of my life..calm, peaceful,relaxing but in no way boring..the scenery is constantly changing as you relax and take it all in..AMAZING..
        Written 14 February 2020
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        Dear Sir/ Madam, Thanks for the Excellent review about us on VIATOR Happy to know that you had a great tour and satisfied with our services Looking Forward to serve you many more times in mere future Regards Cochin Shore Excursions Team - Carnival Tours & Travels
        Written 19 February 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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