1. India
  2. Kerala
  3. Kochi

Alleppey / Alappuzha Backwater Canoe (Shikara) Cruise

Product ID: 29286
Day Cruise on a small motorized canoe boat also called as "Shikara" in the Backwaters of Aleppey. The cruise will cover the Backwaters and village areas of Aleppey and is the perfect shore excursion.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Exclusive Canoe Cruise in Aleppey Backwaters
  • View of Paddy fields & Cocnut Palms
  • Enjoy the Backwaters and Village beauty of Aleppey / Alappuzha
  • View of Local Villager daily Life
  • Pick Up and Drop from Cochin Port (Ships Berth)
Full description
Alleppey also called " Venice of the East" is an important tourist destination in India. The Backwaters of Alleppey are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. Alappuzha is a landmark between the broad Arabian sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. It is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. In the early first decade of the 20th century the then Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon made a visit in the State to Alleppey, now Alappuzha. Fascinated by the scenic beauty of the place, in joy and amazement, he said, here nature has spent up on the land her richest bounties. In his exhilaration, he exclaimed, Alleppey, the Venice of the East.

Itinerary :

Pick-from Cochin Port or your hotel is at 9.00 am before the transfer to Aleppey (approximately 1.30 hours) to board the boat at 10:30 am. The boat will cruise slowly through the backwaters and village area of Aleppey with the main attraction during the cruise being the view of backwaters, paddy fields, coconut palms, and the villager's daily life. The cruise will finish around 1.30 pm and you get back to Cochin Port between 3.00 and 3.15 pm. 
  • Pick-up and drop from Cochin Port or hotel in Cochin
  • Air-conditioned vehicle between Cochin - Aleppey
  • 3-hour backwater cruise
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • All taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Porterage at hotels and airports, tips, insurance, liquors, wine
  • Expenses of personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your guide will meet you at the ship's berth at Cochin Port.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Please note that for the canoe cruise, there will be no guide
• At Cochin port berth there will be staff holding a placard with your name on it to pick you up and to introduce you to the driver. Your driver will take you to the boat and later back to the port
• There will be 1 member of staff who drives the boat. A guide is not necessary because cruise is done mainly to watch and enjoy the backwaters and village area of Aleppey
• Cancellations with in 15 days to Tour Date: No Refund
• Cancellations before 16 days to Tour Date: 50% Refund
• Cancellations before 30 days to Tour Date: 100% Refund

From £98.49 Per group up to 1

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This company has great communications. The tour guide was on time and I group was on our way. The mini bus to travel to the houseboat was comfortable. Our group of 10 had plenty of room. The houseboat was very interesting. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on board as they also use this for overnight tours for 4 people. Our group of 10 had seats to watch as we cruised down the canal & lake We were served a nice lunch that all enjoyed. Thanks for a wonderful day.

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January 1, 2020

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Carnival Tours

Product ID: 29286