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Alleppey Traditional Houseboat Cruise
Cochin Cruise Tours - Alleppey Traditional Houseboat Cruise


 



This 7 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from your Ship in Cochin
  • Private English Speaking Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Traditional Houseboat Cruise (not air-conditioned)
  • Kerala-style Lunch
  • Bottled Water
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Tour Number:
ICOCH-02

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2 People - $226 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $200 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $152 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $166 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $140 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $120 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $105 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Culture, Traditional Houseboat Cruise, Lunch
Length: 7 Hours
Walking: Difficult - uneven surfaces
Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Cochin, India - This private tour includes a 4 hour cruise on a traditional houseboat through the backwaters of Alleppey. In addition to seeing how the locals live in the Kerala region you are served a traditional Kerala-style lunch during the cruise.

After meeting your guide in Cochin you drive to Alleppey (Alappuzha) which is widely known as the "Venice of the East." Upon arrival you board a traditional houseboat which has been converted to a deluxe longboat with a marvelous blending of old and innovative styles. You explore the wide network of rivers, lakes, canals and lagoons which are referred to as "backwaters".

In the past, these canals acted like a water highway for the trading of goods. Today, the canals are perfectly formed for a very lovely cruise. You will discover grandiose forests and ancient churches, scared mosques and old temples that can be seen amid the trees. For many people, the most captivating scenes are villagers bathing and cleaning their clothes. You might even see the locals cleaning their buffaloes in the waters.

During the cruise you have the golden opportunity to taste a Kerala-style lunch which includes delicious local fish dishes, rice and vegetables.

After your wonderful houseboat excursion you will drive back to Cochin.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Cochin tours and Cochin Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Cochin tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Drive from Cochin to Alleppey - 1.5 Hours
  • Houseboat Cruise with Lunch - 4 Hours
  • Return to Cochin - 1.5 Hours