Day Cruise in Kerala Backwaters (with Kochi Pickup & drop)

Day Cruise in Kerala Backwaters (with Kochi Pickup & drop) (1 Day)- Overview

Authentic  houseboat  Day cruise one of the unique experiences you will only get from the magnificent backwaters of Kerala.  You can witness mind soothing sights on the villages along the banks of backwaters like the green paddy fields, rustic homes, tiny houses built with thatched roof of coconut leaves situated at the stretches of banks of the backwaters. When you enjoy the backwater cruise in Kerala Houseboat, you can see the people working in paddy fields, wooden canoes being used for transportation and for selling fishes and groceries to the villages situated at the banks of backwaters constitute the best backwater experience in Kerala.


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Houseboats in Kerala  attract the tourists from all over the world. The external looks are almost same for all the houseboats and they are bigger in size than what appears from outside. Kerala houseboats are built spaciously, beautified with luxurious décor and with modern facilities that will make your stay memorable. The interiors of houseboat is designed with traditional rich architects of Kerala with the mat and coir which also remind you high-end star hotels. Luxurious Modern houseboats of Kerala are built with fully air conditioned facilities and fully furnished kitchen. The interiors of houseboats include various bedrooms, bathrooms and balconies offering mind-blowing backwater sights. The room windows are placed in a way to allow cross-ventilation that enhances the flow o gentle breeze inside and outside the houseboat.

The best option to view and experience backwaters is by staying overnight in a houseboat through one of the Kerala Houseboat packages. Most people go for overnight hire of a houseboat , which includes a serene sleep out in the middle of nowhere, in a lake or other similarly peaceful spot. . However if you are on a limited budget you can always opt for a houseboat day cruise in backwaters of Alleppey or Kumarakom which will also be a truly memorable experience.

Modern houseboats in Kerala are made with the capacity to accommodate upto 100 people at a time. They are sturdy and its hollow design helps to stand stable in all hard conditions. They were initially used for the transportation of rice and goods from different places. Hence the boats are able to accommodate any amount of weight and many people than we can imagine.

The houseboat cruising in Kerala are the best examples of the responsible tourism  and you will be offered houseboats that can be hired for a day cruise and overnight stay operated and managed by local community. Most of the houseboats are locally built with the thatched roofs with coconut leaves. A wide range of tourists from all over the world visit Kerala to experience the backwater cruise and enjoy the modern amenities of houseboat which is like a peaceful hotel in the middle of the backwaters.

Additional Inclusions

  • Houseboat
  • Backwater
  • Fruit Basket
  • Private Car
  • Sightseeing
  • WelcomeDrink

Day Cruise in Kerala Backwaters (with Kochi Pickup & drop) (1 Day)- Itinerary

Day 1

Kerala houseboat day cruise itinerary in Alleppey or Kumarakom

Our representative will pick you from your location at Kochi ( including any resort,  airport and port )and will be provided A/C transportation in private car. We should try to depart from Cochin at 9.00 AM so that we can reach the destination for houseboat day cruise like Alleppey or Kumarakom within 75 minutes. Check in to the houseboat by 11 AM ad start the cruise by 11.30 AM after the welcome drink. You can enjoy the attractive sights of Kerala country side while your backwater cruises.

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Enjoy the scenes in a Kerala country side in a backwater cruise. The backwater cruise in lets you skim past verdant paddy fields, view rustic homes, vast coconut groves, swaying coconut palms and local inhabitants involved in coir production etc. Start from Alleppey and enjoy the beauty of Vembanad Lake, you can explore the mystic beauty of backwater attractions in Alleppey. The route provides you with enchanting scenic sights and takes your one day for the travel.

For Lunch we will have Kerala Houseboat Menu  like Sambar, Rice, Aviyal, Thoran, Pappad, Curd, Pickle, Green Salad and non-veg variants like Chicken curry, Karrimeen Fish Fry which is special in Kerala. After having lunch, continue with the sightseeing in Alleppey, later the tea and snacks will be served by 3.30 PM. By evening 5.00PM, check out from the houseboat and start return journey to Kochi. We will drop you back in the city or airport by 7.30 PM. If you  have an early flight or ship then we can leave early from the houseboat so that you have a stress-free and comfortable departure.

  • Room Deluxe Houseboat
  • Meals Welcome Drink, Lunch, Tea & Snacks
  • Style Traditional

Map of Distance Covered

The total distance from alleppey to kochi airport is 85.7 kilometers and the road passes through Vytilla, Aroor, Cherthala, etc . The road conditions can be crowded though on occasion with pedestrians, cattle and local traffic! The activities on this trip are geared for anyone including children.

Essential Information

  • Cochin
  • Cochin
  • A/C Vehicle with chauffeur at your disposal through out the tour.
  • 3 Star
  • Trip to Alleppey or Kumarakom Backwaters in a private car from Kochi. (Included in Cost)
  • Single Room A/C Deluxe Private houseboat only for you. (Option to Upgrade to Luxury on extra cost)
  • A/C Vehicle or pickup and drop from Kochi
  • 5-6 hours Cruise in A/C Houseboat 
  • Lunch and snacks during the cruise 
  • Canoeing in a Kerala boat (On Request)
  • Fishing in the Lake (On Request)
  • Kerala delicacies in houseboat
  • Drop to any place outside Kochi City Limits
  • Full Time A/C Option available at extra cost on houseboat
  • Airfare  not included in the price
  • Indian Visa Fee for Foreign Guests
  • Travel/health insurance.
  • Entrance fees to various sightseeing places/ activities 
  • Meals & Drinks not mentioned in the Itinerary or Inclusions
  • Items of a personal expense such as telephone bills, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Tips & gratuities for drivers & guides
  • Camera/ Video charges.
  • Any Inclusions  not mentioned in the package.
  • Extra runs on the transport other than the Itinerary
  • Charges for early arrivals/ late departures.

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Questions on Day Cruise in Kerala Backwaters (with Kochi Pickup & drop) (1 Day)

Do you serve Traditional Kerala Food in Houseboat?

Do you serve Traditional Kerala Food in Houseboat with banana leaf and rice with curries?

Yes, We serve Traditional Kerala Food in Houseboat with banana leaf and rice with curries with vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes. You can let us know whether you would like to go for veg or non veg option one day before your houseboat tour

Flight to Kochi Airport Lands at 09:10am

Hello, I am interested in the Full-Day Kerala Backwaters Houseboat Tour With Lunch & Pickup From Kochi but my flight arrives at 09:10AM. Is that too late?

No, That is fine. We can pick up up from Kochi Airport once your flight lands at 09:10AM. In fact It is slightly early to start the tour for which you have to check into houseboat around 12 Noon

Does the cost displayed cover the entire travel cost?

We ensure that all the taxes , accommodation , private car and chauffeur charges is covered in this cost. However the entry tickets to some of the tourist attractions are not covered here and in case you want to visit any of those tourist attractions , you can purchase the ticket before entry directly. Average cost of these attractions will be less than 50 INR or I USD

How is a Kerala Houseboat Designed?

Kerala Houseboats are made of wooden planks, bamboo sheets and coir. The splendid designs of these houseboats itself make them look eco-friendly from outside and it is 100% eco-friendly. The giant structure of houseboat floating through the alluring waves of backwaters in monsoon rain and bright sun is created completely with natural materials and does not harm nature. The floors of the boat are made of wooden planks and the wooden structures that are made to support the thatched palm and bamboo ceiling. The attractive planks, ceiling etc are attached together with coir ropes and the use of cashew husk oil for a finishing touch.

Can I do an Online Booking of Kerala Houseboat Day Cruise and what is the cost?

You can send us a request by Clicking on the Enquire Now Button near the Price and we will get back to you soon after confirming the availability of online booking. Cost of One Day Kerala houseboat backwater tour may vary based on the boat you choose.

How do I book this holiday?

You can enter your details online any time day or night, and one of our Trip Designers will call you back within 24 hours to help you with booking. Our Trip Designers will be able to assist you further in customising the holiday as per your requirements.

Can I customise this holiday with few hotels of my choice?

We specialise in Customised holiday packages in Kerala and we will be able to offer you any resort in Kerala as we have direct relationshops with most resorts. If you want to change the resorts in this package, one of our trip designers will work with you till you are happy with the package. Our Trip Designers will be also able to tell you the highlights of each resort and you can decide on whether you woud like to book the same resort

I want to book a taxi for this holiday. Do you offer only taxi services only ?

When you book a holiday with hotels and taxi together with us we will be able to offer you much lower rates than what you will get directly. As we use carefully handicked drivers who can offer the quality that we ideally want, we dont offer taxi only booking services.

What are the payment options you offer?

We offer all major payment options including credit cards , debit cards , wire transfer, net banking and UPI.

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