Backwaters Up Close

Kerala - Houseboat - Culture

In addition to breathtaking nature and miles of beaches, the picturesque backwaters - a ramified waterway network in the hinterland of Kerala - characterize beautiful India and make it one of the most popular travel destinations worldwide. Experience this entertaining round trip, which is also ideal as an introduction before your Ayurveda treatment.

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

3 Days/2 nights in Standard Hotels

2 nights, double room, Breakfast

£250

  • 1 night at Standard Hotels in Kumarakom with breakfast
  • 1 night on the houseboat with full board
  • Rides with air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking assistance on arrival

Note: Itinerary is subject to arrival in Cochin and is subject to change.

Day 1: Cochin:
Reception at the airport, departure to Kumarakom. Journey with local boats and canoes to the resort. Numerous leisure activities such as fishing or boating. (according to fee).

Day 2: Kumarakom - Alleppey:
Boat trip with rice barges converted into comfortable houseboats. Overnight on the houseboat including lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Alleppey:
Disembark & transfer to Cochin airport. Transfer to the hotel in Trivandum or Kottayam is possible for a surcharge

Not included: personal expenses, such as Tips, photo and film permission, expenses for drinks or souvenirs.

  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

Telephone booking code: 764P7

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3 Days/2 nights in Deluxe Hotels

2 nights, double room, Breakfast

£299

  • 1 night at Deluxe Hotels in Kumarakom with breakfast
  • 1 night on the houseboat with full board
  • Rides with air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking assistance on arrival

Note: Itinerary is subject to arrival in Cochin and is subject to change.

Day 1: Cochin:
Reception at the airport, departure to Kumarakom. Journey with local boats and canoes to the resort. Numerous leisure activities such as fishing or boating. (according to fee).

Day 2: Kumarakom - Alleppey:
Boat trip with rice barges converted into comfortable houseboats. Overnight on the houseboat including lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Alleppey:
Disembark & transfer to Cochin airport. Transfer to the hotel in Trivandum or Kottayam is possible for a surcharge

Not included: personal expenses, such as Tips, photo and film permission, expenses for drinks or souvenirs.

  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

Telephone booking code: 764P3

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4 Days/3 nights Standard Hotels

3 nights, double room, Breakfast

£346

  • 3 nights in standard hotels/breakfast (houseboat with full board)
  • Rides with air-conditioned vehicles
  • Kathakali show in Cochin
  • Entrance to the sights
  • English speaking guide in Cochin
  • English speaking assistance on arrival

Note: Itinerary is subject to arrival in Cochin and is subject to change.

Day 1: Cochin:
Reception at Cochin airport & transfer to the hotel. City tour with visit to the Mattancherry Palace, Synagogue, St. Francis Church & Santa Cruz Basilica. In the evening traditional Kathakkali dance performance. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin-Kumarakom:
Drive with typical boats and canoes to the resort. Numerous leisure activities, such as fishing or boating (fees apply). Overnight in Kumarakom.

Day 3: Kumarakom - Alleppey:
Houseboat tour to Alleppey - you drive past the typical villages of Kerala and experience the life of the backwaters. Overnight on the houseboat including full board.

Day 4: Alleppey:
Disembark & transfer to Cochin airport. Transfer to your booked hotel in Trivandum or Kottayam for a surcharge.

Not included: Personal expenses, such as Tips, photo and film permission, expenses for drinks or souvenirs.

  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

Telephone booking code: 764P6

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4 Days/3 nights Deluxe Hotels

3 nights, double room, Breakfast

£394

  • 3 nights in deluxe hotels/breakfast (houseboat with full board)
  • Rides with air-conditioned vehicles
  • Kathakali show in Cochin
  • Entrance to the sights
  • English speaking guide in Cochin
  • English speaking assistance on arrival

Note: Itinerary is subject to arrival in Cochin and is subject to change.

Day 1: Cochin:
Reception at Cochin airport & transfer to the hotel. City tour with visit to the Mattancherry Palace, Synagogue, St. Francis Church & Santa Cruz Basilica. In the evening traditional Kathakkali dance performance. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin-Kumarakom:
Drive with typical boats and canoes to the resort. Numerous leisure activities, such as fishing or boating (fees apply). Overnight in Kumarakom.

Day 3: Kumarakom - Alleppey:
Houseboat tour to Alleppey - you drive past the typical villages of Kerala and experience the life of the backwaters. Overnight on the houseboat including full board.

Day 4: Alleppey:
Disembark & transfer to Cochin airport. Transfer to your booked hotel in Trivandum or Kottayam for a surcharge.

Not included: Personal expenses, e.g. Tips, photo and film permission, expenses for drinks or souvenirs.

  • Insured as a package tour with insolvency protection and security certificate
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

Telephone booking code: 764P2

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Backwaters Up Close in Detail

Your Hotel

Day 1: Kochi

Reception at Cochin airport and transfer to the hotel. The picturesque port city of Cochin stretches across islands and coastal ledges between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. City tour with visit to the Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace, famous for its murals, the synagogue in the heart of the city and St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India and the Santa Cruz Basilica (built in 1557 by the Portuguese). In the evening traditional Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin - Kumarakom

After breakfast, drive on to Kumarakom, a beautiful paradise of green rice fields, mangrove forests, coconut palms and enchanting waterways. Cruise with typical boats and canoes through the water world from Lake Vembanad to the resort. Numerous leisure activities such as fishing, fishing or boating (for a fee). Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 3: Kumarakom - Alleppey

Breakfast. Around noon start of the houseboat tour on a traditional rice barge ("Kettuvalam"), which was transformed into a comfortable houseboat. On your way to Alleppey you will pass the typical villages of Kerala and experience the life of the backwaters, hence the name of this tour. Overnight stay on the houseboat including full board.

Day 4: Alleppey

In the morning disembarkation and transfer to Cochin airport. Transfer to your booked hotel in Trivandum or Kottayam possible for an extra charge.

Note:

Itinerary depends on arrival in Cochin and is subject to change.

If you book the 3-day tour, you do not need to visit Cochin, from Cochin you continue directly to Kumarakom.

The Mattancherry "Dutch" Palace is closed on Fridays and the Jewish synagogue on Saturdays.

double from 2 Pax

Room code for telephone bookings: 764D1

Single from 2 Pax

Room code for telephone bookings: 764E1

Single with 1 Pax

Room code for telephone bookings: 764E2

Getting There

Transfer from/to Airport COK included, Transfer Airüport TRV SpaDreams 764T1 € 97/car, booking with SpaDreams.


Nearby Airports
Cochin International Airport (COK) : (approx. 37 km / 70 minutes)

Additional information

Surcharges for Christmas and New Years on request.

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