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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.

  • 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kochi, India
  • Finish:

    Kochi, India
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 5
  • Meals:

    3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (2 nts), Houseboat (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Backwaters - Guided walk, Kochi - Dutch Palace, Kochi - Jewish Synagogue, Kochi - Kathakali performance, Sunset cruise

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    113kg pp per trip
  • 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.

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Days 1-2 Kochi

As a centre for the spice trade for centuries, cosmopolitan Kochi has an intriguing mix of cultural influences from both the Indian continent and overseas.

Day 3 Kerala Backwaters Homestay

Swaying palm trees, lush rice paddies, winding waterways, Ayurvedic massage and welcoming locals all await on this amazing Kerala Backwaters homestay.

Day 4 Backwaters Houseboat

Slowly cruise along the beautiful backwaters of Kerala on a traditional houseboat (Kettuvallam), soaking up the tranquil atmosphere, listening to birds singing and witnessing amazing sunsets.

Day 5 Kochi

Kochi is a fascinating city made up of a number of islands and peninsulas, and its numerous attractions are best seen by rickshaw or boat.
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