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  1. India
  2. Kerala
  3. Alappuzha
  4. Vembanad Lake

From Kochi: Alleppey Overnight Houseboat Cruise

Product ID: 287165
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Experience a wonderful getaway on an overnight cruise in an authentic Keralan houseboat. Immerse yourself into the peacefulness of the “Venice of the East" as you glide across the rural backwaters of Alleppey.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pickup is available from any location in Fort Kochi, Kochi or Ernakulam. Please provide complete hotel/homestay details at the time of booking. Guests are requested to wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pickup time. Pickup is also provided from the airport, port, railway station or bus station. Kindly provide arrival details accordingly.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover Kerala’s picturesque backwaters on an all-inclusive overnight excursion
  • Explore the tranquil canals and lagoons of India’s southernmost state
  • Enjoy traditional Kerala meals onboard the rustic wooden houseboat
  • Observe local villagers and South Indian landscapes as you glide by
  • Delight in a quiet romantic getaway and spend quality time with your loved ones
Full description
Enjoy a serene backwaters houseboat cruise in Lake Vembanad on a private houseboat. Spend quality time with your loved ones as you take in the stunning natural scenery. This relaxing cruise takes you back to a slow and wholesome way of living, and gives you plenty of time to focus and re-energise.

Benefit from private pick-up and drop-off to Kochi and friendly staff who will be on board to help you throughout the cruise. The houseboats are designed with traditional artwork and exteriors, while the interiors offer comfort with an en-suite toilet, air-conditioned rooms, comfortable sofas and television. Guests can also try their hand at steering the houseboat, or lookout for the different species of birds.

Day 1:
Get picked up from any location in Kochi, Ernakulam or Cochin International Airport by air-conditioned car. Sit back and relax on a 75-minute ride to Alleppey. Stop by the beautiful backwater attractions of Alleppey for photos and board the luxury houseboat around 11 AM. Start your scenic cruise at noon and admire the views of Kerala countryside and backwaters. While cruising in the houseboat lookout for local inhabitants making coir products, rustic homes and swaying coconut trees in Kerala countryside and other boats passing through.

For lunch, you will have a local meal prepared fresh on the boat, that includes Rice, Sambar, Aviyal, Thoran, Pappad, Pickle, Curd, Green Salad and meat dishes like the famous Kerala specialty Karimeen fish fry or chicken curry. All meals will be served on board and the boat will anchor at 5:30 PM. Spend the night anchored near the shore as you watch the sunset and have a peaceful night in your comfortable, air-conditioned room. Enjoy a delicious dinner by the water and you can sit back and relax with a book or watch television with your loved ones.

Day 2: 
Wake up to the peaceful morning and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while watching the sunrise along the backwaters. After breakfast, you will check out of the houseboat and head back to Kochi by car. You have an option to drive straight to the airport or railway station, or you can also request sightseeing en route. Visit the Santa Cruz Basilica and St. Francis Church, or enjoy a lazy lunch in the cafes of Fort Kochi (at own expense). Learn about the Dutch, Portuguese and Jewish influence in Mattancherry and Jew Town. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your preferred location in Kochi. This tour is an ideal way to capture wonderful memories in God's Own Country.
  • Luxury houseboat with air-conditioned room
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Welcome drink, lunch, tea, snacks, and dinner on Day 1
  • Breakfast on Day 2
  • Return transfers in private car
What’s Not Included
  • Guide
  • Additional food or drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to monuments in Kochi

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The photographs are for representation purposes; guests may be provided with other houseboats differing in interiors or decoration but of the same quality and standard
• Typically, a 1-bedroom houseboat is provided for up to 2 guests; larger groups will be provided with larger houseboats accordingly
• There is no guide for this tour
• There will be 2-3 support staff present on the boat at all times to assist you
• The houseboats are not equipped with WiFi, however, mobile connectivity is available in the area
• Houseboats are not allowed to cruise after 5:30 PM as per government regulations; the boat will be anchored close to the shore overnight and will start cruising the next morning
• The itinerary can be customized if guests are traveling onwards
• Guests with dietary restrictions or allergies are requested to inform the tour operator at the time of booking
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Product ID: 287165