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Kerala Backwater Day Tour (Private) with Lunch from Cochin provided by Saffron India Tours

Kerala Backwater Day Tour (Private) with Lunch from Cochin

Kerala Backwater Day Tour (Private) with Lunch from Cochin
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Tour snapshot
Welcome drink, lunch, and coffee/tea are included
Duration:
7–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Sailing through the palm-fringed backwaters on a houseboat is a must-do activity in Kerala, and this full-day tour is ideal for travelers who don't want to spend a night on a boat. Relax on board your renovated rice barge as you watch the countryside of Kerala slide past. Enjoy the sun or retreat to the shade, and indulge in some delicious local food for lunch, served on a banana leaf.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English
Highlights
  • Get far away from India's busy, crowded cities and sail through the lazy backwaters
  • Hotel, airport, or port transfers are included
  • Ideal for travelers short on time in Kerala
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Get far away from India's busy, crowded cities and sail through the lazy backwaters
  • Hotel, airport, or port transfers are included
  • Ideal for travelers short on time in Kerala
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 110843P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • You will be served Welcome drink, which would be a tender Coconut water / Soft drinks
  • You will be served lunch, which will be a blend of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian. Lunch will include Rice, Sambar, Veg Thoran, Pickle, Pappad, Fish Fry, Salad, Curd and Payasam or Cut fruit (Desert).
  • While enjoying your cruise, chef will serve you hot Coffee or Flavored Tea. Along with tea/coffee, you will be served local evenings snacks like Sweet banana fry / Potato fry / Onion Pakoda
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Kerala Backwaters
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Will provide the pick up from all the City Hotels, Airport Hotels and other locations within the Cochin city
  • Kochi, Kerala, India We offer the Pick up from Kochi Airport / Ernakulam Railway Station and City or Airport Hotel in Kochi.
  • SAFFRON INDIA TOURS, CC 45/1947, Ground Floor, Barka Building Labour Colony Road N H By Pass - Vysali, Kuthappady, Thammanam, Kochi, Kerala 682032, India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • You will be served Welcome drink, which would be a tender Coconut water / Soft drinks
  • You will be served lunch, which will be a blend of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian. Lunch will include Rice, Sambar, Veg Thoran, Pickle, Pappad, Fish Fry, Salad, Curd and Payasam or Cut fruit (Desert).
  • While enjoying your cruise, chef will serve you hot Coffee or Flavored Tea. Along with tea/coffee, you will be served local evenings snacks like Sweet banana fry / Potato fry / Onion Pakoda
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Kerala Backwaters
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Will provide the pick up from all the City Hotels, Airport Hotels and other locations within the Cochin city
  • Kochi, Kerala, India We offer the Pick up from Kochi Airport / Ernakulam Railway Station and City or Airport Hotel in Kochi.
  • SAFFRON INDIA TOURS, CC 45/1947, Ground Floor, Barka Building Labour Colony Road N H By Pass - Vysali, Kuthappady, Thammanam, Kochi, Kerala 682032, India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    SAFFRON INDIA TOURS
  • 1
    Kerala Backwaters
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    Then you will head towards the watery heaven, Alleppey/Kumarakom. Travelling in these Kerala Kettuvallom is not just a matter of majestic window views but it is an enchanting experience in itself. The cool and pleasant breeze, the sound of water, seasonal rails and the occasional migratory birds make this boating as a lifelong experience for you. Experience ‘God’s Own Country’ while meandering narrow backwater pathways , villages and markets along the Alleppey/Kumarakom backwaters.
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    Pass by
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kevin Pinch
Singapore, Singapore49 contributions
CAUTION This is not as advertised. Boat is 1 star quality, didn't provide a backwater tour rather but rather a run around the lake. I knew it was dodgy when the driver stopped and waited for an extended time in front of trash pile. Anup the owner tried to sell us more trips rather than provide a nice experience. Food was served cold and not very good at all. AVOID this tour operator at all costs.
Written 5 August 2022
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Masaki Kurasawa
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India2 contributions
Excellent experience in Cochin.
My family enjoyed the private houseboat tour and it became a good memory for us.

We enjoyed south Indian dishes in the natural atmosphere.
The staffs’ hospitality was also good.

I recommend the tour.
Written 21 July 2022
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Passionate explorer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates288 contributions
Amazing place a city in india with back waters it’s really “gods own place” as the local community says there. Will go back for sure love this place really
Written 18 April 2022
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sandy
India51 contributions
It's our first tour from boat and we enjoy it very nicely.our cruise ship docking time and this was accommodation by the company without any difficulty.
Written 26 April 2020
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Matt J
Leeds, UK2 contributions
Had the best day in the backwaters, all the staff were wonderful, giving us time a space to just enjoy the time, and serving up the most stunning lunch. Top tip is to buy prawns when given the option, you definitely wont regret it.
We saw birds, fish and otters, and experienced peace and a lake breeze. Highly recommended.
Written 26 February 2020
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Barlickman
Barnoldswick54 contributions
An amazing day! So relaxing and the staff on the boat could not have been more helpful. Food was incredible.
Written 15 February 2020
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Siva
Lynchburg, VA2 contributions
We very much enjoyed the day cruise and the lunch. Very reasonable price and beautiful scenery! Would highly recommend.
Written 2 February 2020
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Emily P
West Bridgford, UK2 contributions
Couples
Had a lovely day on the backwaters. Pick up was prompt, took around 2 hours to travel from Ernakulam to the boat. The food provided for lunch was delicious, we were offered to buy extra seafood but declined this and definitely had plenty without. Scenery was beautiful, we were expecting to tour round more of the smaller rivers but this was mainly just at the very start and end of the day and mostly toured around the open lake instead, though not quite as expected it was very quiet with not many boats around and we saw loads of Chinese fishing nets. The facilities on the boat were fine for the day with toilet and sink, but with no shower and basic room we were happy just to be having a day trip.
Written 29 December 2019
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I&N
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
Definitely a little pricey but worth it! Got picked up from our hotel, stopped for some delicious chai and snacks, then we headed over to Allepey for our boat ride.

The boat was very clean, the ride was smooth, its really a romantic, peaceful, breathtaking, VIP experience you can’t miss. I would recommend making a trip to Kerala just for this (just don’t stay at the Ramada Resort, find a proper hotel like the Taj Malabar - anyways, I digress!)

Nandhu our driver was friendly and kind. Our boat captain was a total pro and our chef cooked up a massive feast! Delicious fish, prawns, chicken, lentils, the full works.

If we ever get to do another trip to India, we will come back to Kerala. And we will do this same boat ride with Saffron tours, that’s how good it was.
Written 28 December 2019
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libica
Pretoria, South Africa396 contributions
Family
We did a houseboat tour of the Kerala backwaters on the 24th December. We were picked up at our hotel in Cochin, the transfer to the mooring point of the boat was two hours. We then spent 5 hours on the beautiful houseboat. The crew pointed out local wildlife and information about the area. The lunch was magnificent, possibly the best food we had had in our 14 day tour of India. The lake and surrounds are beautiful. There were many other houseboats on the lake with us but at no time was this a nuisance. This was a wonderful excursion and I highly recommend it.At the end of our tour we were returned to our hotel.
Written 27 December 2019
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Very nice experience
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Kerala Backwater Day Tour (Private) with Lunch from Cochin will start at 9:30 AM. Discover and book Kerala Backwater Day Tour (Private) with Lunch from Cochin on Tripadvisor

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