Backwaters of Kerala

    • 6 hours
    • HUM
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $209
    • *Approx package price

The hospitality and cooking skills of locals in Kerala is well known. So is the beauty of the backwaters. But don't believe the hype, experience it for yourself on the Kochi tour that shows you to the heart of rural, Southern India.


* Explore the world renown Kerala Backwaters

* Enjoy a traditional lunch with a local host family

* Walk through rice paddies and learn about local vegetation

* Experience the rich local culture and customs of Kerala

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Hotel pick up.
  • Finish:

    Hotel drop off. 
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, transportation as indicated, tea, lunch.
  • Exclusions:

    Items of personal nature, tips / gratitude for drivers or guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard

Dress standards are conservative through out Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.



Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.


Selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of the ten ‘Paradises Found”, Kerala is a place of diverse geography, overwhelming greenery, and unique beauty. In particular, the Kerala backwaters are known for being one of the biggest jewels in the crown of Kerala.
Spend your day with a local guide and set off on a journey out of Kochi and into stunning Kerala. The 2.5 hour journey to Kerala is a photographer’s dream. To travel through the waters you'll be on a canoe, gliding through the local fishing villages. Along the way you'll learn all about the backwaters as an integral part of life in Kerala, as well as local village life, culture, customs, and even fruits and vegetables that grow here.
Upon arrival in Kerala, you’ll be warmly welcomed into the home of a local family. With a traditional cup of chai tea and a local lunch in preparation, you’ll have the opportunity to converse with the local family and learn more about their lives.
A truly local experience, this Kerala tour is a perfect day tour from Kochi, and a great way to experience the culture and natural beauty of the Kerala backwaters. 

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