Extended 3 Night Kerala Houseboat Tour
The long leisurely cruise of the deep backwaters
The long three day cruise reaches far into the backwater canals where other boats fear to tread. Unspoilt and largely unvisited and so much more interesting for it. Only works with smaller boats.
The 3 day cruise is for the dedicated backwater fan who wants to spend time really exploring this wonderful enviroment. Travel more slowly, stop more often and explore more deeply.
About Your Backwater Cruise
Day1 Check in at Alleppey at 12 Noon. Start cruising through the legendary Punnamada lake venue of the famous Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race. Enter the enchanting water of the vembanad lake enjoy the panoramic views and the glimpses of the life along the banks Stop by the Pathiramanal island, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Night hault at near Kumarakom.
Day2 Visit R-Block, C -Block where Paddy is cultivated much below the water level. Visit Chavara Bhavan –the old wood house where the blessed Kuriakore Elias Chavara was born. Visit to the 400-year-old Champakulam Church, and the viewing of a Kerala race boat. the Snake (110ft long). Night stay at Munnatummugham.
Day3 Visit the ancient Buddhist images of the Karumadaikuttan. At Karumady Memorial recall the celebrated Malayalam poet Kumaran Ashan who drowned there. Visit Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Walk through the Thottapally Beach; see local fishing, village life. Anchor at Thottapally
Day4 After breakfast, cruise through narrow canals and reach out the main land for checkout at Alleppey at 9.30 AM
Your Sleeping Cabin
All boats now offer en-suite cabins with double bed and shower/washroom. All deluxe boats offer 24hr AC, whilst some standard boats offer only intermittent AC (see more about boats below)
Food Aboard the Boat
All meals are cooked and served aboard the boat and feature the typical Kerala cuisine. Indeed, may Keralites believe that you get the best food in houseboats!
We cannot sell alcohol as boats are not licensed... but where there is a way, there is a means ! We can discuss beer etc with you.
- All Meals
- AC (except where specified)
- Soft Drinks
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Transfers (arranged separately
Note: Cruise starts at 12:00 noon with lunch and ends by last day morning 09:00 after breakfast. As per government rule, the boat will be anchored from 05:30 pm to 7:30 .
if more than 3 nights is too long on a houseboat?
We had a client in 2011 from UK who spent 9 nights in a superior houseboat with his girl friend. If itinerary is designed around specific stops and the dinner each night is not only on the boat, but also in villages (homestead) or places that have certain crafts etc.Houseboat Cruise Rates
Prices vary across the season for cruises. Luxury boats are more expensive than superior boats as you would expect. Each cabin sleeps two people. For luxury category, price can vary as per the boat chosen.
Peak Season is the Xmas and New Year Period where prices usually rise by 25% but it can depend and we negotiate to get the best rates. The peak starts on 20th December and runs through to 10th January.
We can recommend and quote you on the details above including transfers if needed. You can tell us anything else you want us to know in the main text box above. If more urgent help is needed, use our contact details at the top of the page.