8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Offered in: English
A tranquil day cruise on Kerala’s picturesque backwaters is one of India’s most coveted travel experiences. Make your ride even more memorable by arranging your own private houseboat. Receive personalized attention, with a fresh seafood lunch cooked by the onboard chef, as you cruise past peaceful villages and palm-fringed paddy fields. If a sight catches your eye, you’ll have the option to put down the anchor and start exploring.
- A private cruise in a traditional Keralan house boat
- Enjoy the personalized attention of an onboard chef and customizable itinerary
- Set down your anchor wherever you’d like to explore, from villages to lush forests
- Lunch, snacks, and round-trip transfers from Kochi are included
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Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Traditional Lunch in the houseboat
Transport by private air-conditioned car or minivan
Private houseboat exclusively booked for you.
Mineral Water one bottle each per passenger. ( More is available to purchase.
Soft Drinks. (Available to purchase)
Departure & Return
Departure PointTraveler 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.
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- 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
- OPERATED BY Excel India Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Learn more about cancellations.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Shared Group Tour of Kerala Backwater Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
What is the policy on sanitization during Shared Group Tour of Kerala Backwater Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What is the social distancing policy during Shared Group Tour of Kerala Backwater Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shared Group Tour of Kerala Backwater Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
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