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Backwater Cruise & Fishing Nets

Price: $99.00
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Enjoy the mesmerizing Kerala backwaters on this relaxing eight-hour Alleppey houseboat guided tour. Three expert guides will focus on your comfort and relaxation as you marvel at beautiful backwater sights before visiting the Chinese Fishing nets characteristic of Fort Cochin. In between all the fun, you'll experience the flavors of Keralan cuisine at no additional cost. This Alleppey houseboat tour is perfect if you're searching for a unique experience and want to see India's natural beauty.

Your Alleppey houseboat tour begins with comfortable transportation from Port Cochin to your beautifully crafted Kerala wooden houseboat. Your houseboat comes with three specialists in the field of your complete relaxation and comfort. Gently cruising through scenic backwaters and village areas, you'll marvel at lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and other noteworthy sights.

At lunch time, you'll enjoy a delicious Keralan cuisine of rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken, salad, and a special native treat freshly prepared on your houseboat. You'll transfer back to Fort Cochin to end the trip with a visit to the Chinese Fishing nets characteristic of the area.

Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, rests on the Western side of the Arabian Sea. The remarkable network of rivers flowing into it gave Alappuzha the nickname "The Venice of the East" in the early 20th century. Explore this region of India's natural beauty by booking your excursion now. Dress lightly for the season and wear walking shoes for maximum comfort.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
8 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Rice , Vegetable dishes, Fish, Chicken, Salad, Pappad, One (1) bottled water
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat and rain protection if necessary.
Restrictions
Participants must be able to step in and out of the vehicle and houseboat.
5 Stars5Based On 1 Review Review This Tour
5 StarsHouseboat on the Kerala backwaters highly recommenMay 16, 2016

Reviewer: J and M
Excellent and relaxing way to learn about the culture of Kerala. Local fresh-caught fish and other dishes prepared on the houseboat during a relaxing float through the backwaters. Could see close up how people lived, how they use the river to wash everything from clothes to their hair to fish they caught. Excursion was very well organized. So much better than the ship's excursion; there was only us and one other couple, and we had lunch cooked right on the boat, not in a restaurant. Guide and driver and boat staff were all super. Also toured Cochin. We should have asked to skip what seemed to be a mandatory shop visit. Don't we all dislike those?

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