Kerala Backwaters

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • Starts Kochi, Tours to India
  • Ends Kochi , Tours to India
  • Houseboat Drift through the backwaters on a traditional houseboat
  • Homestay Enjoy a tasty homecooked curry whilst spending the night with a local family
  • Hill stations Head for hills and spend time in the cooler climate perfect for cultivating tea
  • Kochi Explore Kochi from the water, including Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace
Start and end in Kochi, the Kerala Backwaters trip is a guided active and outdoor trip that takes 9 days. You will travel through Periyar National Park, Munnar and Thekkady in India. Kerala Backwaters is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Known as \ God's Own Country\ , Kerala is a relaxing contrast to other Indian states. Explore tea and spice plantations, learn about colonial influences in Kochi and immerse yourself with an overnight houseboat cruise and a stay in a family-run homestay. Kochi - Explore colonial Kochi from the water, including the Fort, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace Allepey - Witness waterfront village life as you cruise through the tranquil \ backwaters\ Munnar - Drive through vast plantations and learn about tea and spice production in cool climates.
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 2 : Explore the fort and Jewish Quarter of Kochi
  • Day 3 : Drive through spice and tea plantations to Munnar and enjoy free time in the town
  • Day 4 : Visit tea and spice plantations; drive to Thekkady
  • Day 5 : Take a walk in Periyar National Park
  • Day 6 : Take an optional cooking class or village walk
  • Day 7 : Board a houseboat and float through the backwaters
  • Day 8 : Free time to explore Kochi
  • Day 9 : Trip ends Kochi (Cochin)
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  • 8 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 3 Dinner
  • 3 nights premium hotel
  • 2 nights comfortable hotel
  • 2 nights simple homestay
  • 1 night simple boat
  • Bus, Boat
  • Explore Tour Leader, Boat Crew, Driver(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Kochi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Kerala Backwaters tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 89 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 11 January 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Kerala Backwaters tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Kerala Backwaters tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kerala Backwaters tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.
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