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.
Benefit from pick-up at the cruise ship docks at Cochin Port at approximately 09:00, and journey to board a houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala by 10:45.
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, including rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken and more. End your houseboat cruise at approximately 13:30 and 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 by 16:00.
Meeting point - cruise ships terminal at Cochin Port. The guide/staff will be holding a "Carnival" sign board and a blue umbrella.