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Shared Group Tour of Kerala Backwater Cruise

Skip the Group ! Book a Private Tour!

You are met at side of the ship with pager board of Your Name.

Flexible Itinerary, comfortable transportation, entertaining and enriching travel experience, and travelling sustainably. ( your dollars are going back where it counts! ) 

A day cruise in a traditional houseboat exclusively booked for you.

Sitting in the lobby of the house boat watch the palm fringed paddy fields and villages witnessing life of the backwater region of relaxing Kerala.

On board the houseboat enjoy a local lunch with seafood cooked by the chef in houseboat for you.

And  you cruise along the backwaters with nature as your backdrop. 

If you prefer, the houseboat can anchor near the village for an exploration.

Private round-trip transfers from Cochin Port or your hotel in Kochi are included in this package.

per adult from




8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Traditional Lunch in the houseboat
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by private air-conditioned car or minivan
    • Private houseboat exclusively booked for you.
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Mineral Water one bottle each per passenger. ( More is available to purchase.
    • Soft Drinks. (Available to purchase)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Cherthala, Cherthala, Alappuzha District, Kerala

    After picking you up the tour will go to Kumarakom passing the major town Cherthala. this town is popular for lakes, lagoons, beaches, cottage industries of coconut fibres, clam shells etc.,

    Stop At: Kumarakom, Kumarakom, Kottayam District, Kerala

    After Cherthala, the tour will reach popular tourist village Kumarakom which is famous for bird sanctuary, lakes studded with tourist resorts and restaurants, fishing, clam shell industry and canals and markets. It is here that we board the pre booked house boat exclusively for the group.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Maradu, Maradu, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala

    After the backwater cruise in houseboat for 3 hours the tour will return to Kochi Via Maradu, which is a new found town with many trading establishments whole scale vegetable and fruits market. We will visit the market to familiarise with a plethora of fruits and vegetables that are brought to the market by farmers for selling to traders and exporters.

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Fort Kochi, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala

    From Maradu we will drive to Fort Kochi which is the heritage area of Kochi.
    Here we will be able to stop for photos at Chinese fishing nets , St. Francis Church and Jewish town.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    In case you are arriving by sea we will pick you up from the cruiser terminal of the Kochi Port .If you are arriving by surface we will pick you up from the hotels listed here. You can also advice name of your hotel in Kochi so that if it is mutually convenient place to pick up, we can pick you up from there..In case you are arriving by air we will pick you up from the Kochi International Airport.Ports
    • Kochi
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • A maximum of 04 people per booking
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Excel India Tours

Activity ID: V-35151P2

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