Relax and enjoy a homestay in the meandering Kerala backwaters.

Switch gears, slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace, hospitality, beauty and colours of Kerala. Cruise the backwaters past lush landscapes, rice paddies, villages and plantations, and live the traditional life on an overnight homestay. This short tour - rich in history and local interaction - showcases the best of South India, an endearing and captivating corner of the world.

Kochi, India
Kochi, India
Short Breaks
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
113kg pp per trip


  • Learn about the maritime history of Fort Cochin
  • Experience the best of southern India
  • Cruise the Kerala Backwaters
  • Enjoy a homestay with a local family
  • Witness the nimble movements of the Kathakali Dancers


Discover the maritime ambience and colonial history of Fort Kochi on an orientation walk. Enjoy an evening performance of traditional Kathakali dance, a drama that unfolds the great Indian epics through controlled movements and nuanced facial expressions.
Long before roads criss-crossed the state of Kerala, the backwaters provided transport highways for the locals. Make new friends, learn about local life and enjoy traditional Keralan home cooking on a homestay.
Cruise the Keralan canals aboard a traditional rice barge. Soak up the serenity, view prolific birdlife and watch lush, fertile landscapes glide by.
Travel back to Kochi and say goodbye to the splendour of Kerala.
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3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Boat, Private vehicle
Homestay (1 night), Hotel (2 nights), Houseboat (1 night)
Included activities
  • Backwaters - Guided walk
  • Kochi - Dutch Palace
  • Kochi - Jewish Synagogue
  • Kochi - Kathakali performance
  • Sunset cruise


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Important notes

1. This trip starts on day 1 at 9.30am and finishes on Day 5 at approx 12pm midday.
2. .This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities.

Trip notes

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