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Backwater Houseboat and Fort Kochi Tour from Cochin Port

Product ID: 62247
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Explore the backwaters of Kerala by houseboat on a group tour specially designed for cruise ship passengers from Cochin Port. Enjoy lunch aboard the boat in Alappuzha, and then visit Fort Kochi to see the famous Chinese fishing nets.
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  • Cruise the backwaters of Kerala by houseboat
  • Feast on a Keralan lunch aboard your boat
  • Admire the traditional wooden houseboats of the Aleppey/Alappuzha
  • Drift past paddy fields and coconut palms
  • Discover the lush region of Alappuzha ("Alleppey")
  • See the famous Chinese fishing nets of Fort Kochi
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Benefit from pickup at the cruise ship docks at Cochin Port, and journey on the road to board a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala (approx 1 hour and 45 minutes).

Cruise slowly through the hidden backwaters of Alappuzha (also known as "Alleppey"), considered the hub of the state's backwaters and home to a vast network of waterways and boats. Venture through village areas and the landscape of the Laccadive Sea to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and much more. There will be 3 staff members along with your guide to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as possible.

Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine as you gently navigate the waterways, which includes rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken, and more. End your houseboat cruise and later journey to the serene Fort Kochi area. Marvel at the Cheena vala (Chinese fishing nets) in the Arabian Sea, and see other attractions of the region. Then, benefit from drop-off back at your cruise ship in Cochin Port.
  • Pick-up and drop off at Cochin Port
  • Buffet lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • River cruise
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Cochin Port Ships Pier/Berth, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682003, India. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a Get Your Guide sign and a blue umbrella.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour is only for cruise ship passengers
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• Please provide the name of your cruise ship on booking
• A small amount of walking is involved
• The tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.
• This tour is only possible if your cruise ship departs at 4:30 PM or later
• At ship pier/berth your guide will be waiting for you holding a "Carnival" sign with a blue umbrella
• Tour departure is 30-45 minutes after ship's arrival

From US$ 85 per person

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Product ID: 62247