On June 1st, 2016 your Ovation of the Seas cruise docks in Kochi where you spend your time at backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha. Discover the famous inland waterways of Kerala with a Kerala lunch served on board on a houseboat. This shore excursion will take you to experience traditional villages and backwater boats in Kochi.
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the wate
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
Ovation of the Seas Kochi Shore Excursion: Alleppey Backwater Houseboat Tour A Houseboat in Aleppey Explore the famous Kerala backwaters of Alleppey on board a Houseboat Pickup from Kochi Port between 09.00 hrs and 09.45 hrs and transfer to Alleppey (approx. 1.45 hrs) to board your houseboat at 11.30 hrs. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There will be 3 staff members to look after you and a guide to make sure your experience is as relaxed as you could wish for. Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine with rice, vegetables, fish, chicken and more as you gently cruise. Houseboat cruise finishes at 14.30 hrs. After the cruise we will later drop you off at Kochi port by16.30 hrs.
  • Buffet lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • River cruise on non air-conditioned Houseboat
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Drinks and beverages

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Please note all guests must obtain a Indian Tourist visa before boarding the ship in order to enter Kochi Port
Terms and conditions

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Departure point
  • Kochi Port/Ernakulam Wharf ship berth
Departure time
  • 9am
Hotel pickups
  • commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • 10-12 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

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