Glide gently down the tranquil backwaters of Alappuzha, where the natural beauty is stunning and local life is on full display. A 1.5-hour drive leads from Cochin to Alappuzha a unique town tucked amid a network of canals and lagoons. Here, you’ll board a traditional wooden houseboat called a Kettuvallam and set out on a panoramic journey through the backwaters of Alapphuza. Each of these exquisite vessels is made by hand in the time-honored way, using the wood of coconut trees, areca nut trees, bamboo and other natural gifts. Your journey will take you past local dwellings giving glimpses of life around water. Motor slowly by Kerala villages and gaze up at towering coconut groves that rise above this tranquil and beautiful landscape. Afterwards, recount the day’s discoveries over a delicious buffet lunch, served at the Marari Beach Resort.
Enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour drive that leads from Cochin to the small town of Alappuzha in the coastal state of Kerala.
Board a traditional houseboat and venture through the backwaters, passing traditional rice paddies.
Savor a delicious buffet lunch, served at the Marari Beach Resort.
What To BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What To WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests must be able to walk approximately 400 yards over flat and uneven surfaces.
Guest may have to cross over additional boats to reach the allocated houseboat. Guests may have to stretch when boarding the houseboats.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Houseboat is not air-conditioned but it is covered from the sun.
Guests must have a valid stamped Indian Tourist Visa in their passport prior to arriving in India
Guests are advised to mind their belongings and avoid carrying large denominations of money.
Location Cochin, India
Tour Code CC39
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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.
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