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Cochin Shore Excursion Private Tour- Kerala Houseboat Trip with Private Vehicle

From US$ 94.00
Cochin Shore Excursion Private Tour- Kerala Houseboat Trip with Private Vehicle
From US$ 94.00
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Houseboat Day Cruise -7 PaxMost Popular
Houseboat Day Cruise for 7 Guests with pickup and drop from Kochi without including the guide
US$ 94.00
Houseboat Day Cruise
Private Houseboat Day Cruise with pick up and drop in the port from your wharf
US$ 125.00
Overview
If your ship is stopping at Kochi Port and you are looking for a private shore excursion, look no further than this tour .We will pick you up from Kochi Port and will drop you back in evening by 5:30 near your ship.

Please note that you will be provided with a trusted driver who can communicate with you and understand English and he will pick you up from Ship in a private vehicle and will drop you back as well. This individual is not a guide. 


Enjoy a private, seven hour houseboat day cruise in Alleppey or Kumarakom with Kerala lunch, tea, and snacks. Along the way you'll also behold sights of backwater village life and a number of activities. While on the cruise, enjoy Kerala food on a banana leaf for lunch from our Chef and dine on traditional Kerala snacks in the evening like banana fritters and sukhiyan.
What to Expect
We will pick you up from the wharf where your ship stops in Kochi and we will drive  to Alleppey or Kumarakom as per your preference. If you are not staying in Kochi, you will be picked up near Princess Street in Fort Kochi. If you are arriving in the airport, Cochin Airport Pickup is available as well.

Our driver will pick you up by private A/C car and from there you will be driven to Kumarakom or Alleppey where you will check in to the Kerala houseboat .  Enjoy  a tender coconut welcome drink as the crew get ready for the cruise. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditional Kerala style " Kettuvallam" Houseboat. While cruising in this floating vessel, let your eyes enjoy the scenes of the Kerala countryside as you skim past children waving at you, mowed down paddy fields, local inhabitants as they make coir products, rustic homes, ferry transporting fish and coconut and swaying coconut palms.

You will be served a traditional a Kerala lunch in a banana leaf at noon along with fish prepared in Kerala style. You may enjoy the lunch while the houseboat is cruising on these backwaters. Take a siesta or enjoy the scenes along the shores in the afternoon. Some of the typical scenes you will see include a ferry boat moving along with school children, people working in paddy fields, or a tuk tuk moving along the shore. Around 4 PM, you will be served tea along with snacks like banana fritters and biscuits. Check out from the houseboat in the evening and return back to Kochi by 7 PM after a wonderful day spent enjoying Kerala's famous backwaters. Go back  with many memories of this beautiful and unique backwaters of Kerala.

We will customise the houseboat day tour for an early check in and early checkout based on your departure from ship or airport.

Please note that you will be provided with a trusted driver who can communicate with you and understand English. This individual is not a guide.
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Reviews (8)

1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Amazing Kerala Experience

My wife and I did a tour from Trivandram to Allepey to Marari beach to Thekkady to Pallivasal to Munnar to Fort Kochi over a weeks time. IRIS travels did a great job co-ordinating all the arrangements. IRIS provided a very friendly and personal customer...More

3  Thank Sarath J
irisholidays_team, Owner at Iris Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Dear Sarath J, Thanks for letting us know that we were able to provide you with an Amazing Kerala Experience and we provided a very friendly and personal customer experience We do try to ensure that we have been to all the resorts our guests...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Wonderful Trip.

We did a five day tour of Munnar, Thekkady, Allepey and Kochi. Our driver throughout the tour was Akash Kochi, Akash, was great, very knowledgable about the area and showed us all the sights, continually changing the itinerary to suit out needs. The roads are...More

1  Thank Christian L
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile
Excellent company, excellent tour

We did a private excursion with Iris Holidays to the backwaters with a tour of the main sites of Cochin. They were very easy to work with and provided a very comfortable bus for the long ride. That really made it nice, the houseboat on...More

3  Thank maltravel
irisholidays_team, Owner at Iris Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Dear maltravel Thanks for letting us know that you had an excellent tour with the private excursion with Iris Holidays to the backwaters that you booked with us. We do try to ensure that we have been to all the houseboats that our guests are...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Best Shore Excursion Company in Cochin

We organised a private shore excursion through Iris holidays and it was arranged very well with lot of attention to details. The reason for selecting Iris holidays was that they had more excellent reviews than total number of reviews for other companies and they didn't...More

3  Thank kempe2018
irisholidays_team, Owner at Iris Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Dear kempe2018,, We felt very happy reading your review and glad to know that you had a great time on your private shore excursion with us. Do note that we are always on the look out for activities at competitive rates which we try to...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Excellent Kerala experience

We booked a private 7-days tour at Iris Holidays. We are very positive about this. Organizing the tour was easy due to quick response of George from Iris together with good insight of places to visit. Every question was in a split second answered and...More

2  Thank BJongh
irisholidays_team, Owner at Iris Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear BJongh, Great to know that George from our team was able to design a great tour for you and was very prompt in the responses. We do try to ensure that we have been to all the resorts our guests are staying so that...More

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