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Kerala Backwaters Tour

Kerala Backwaters Tour

8 Days
  • Trip Detail at-a-Glance

  • Easy

    Just about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.


  • Trip Code: ATH398
  • Best Season: September to March
  • Country Visited: India
  • Trip Start: Kochi
  • Trip Ends: Kochi
  • Trip Route: Kochi-Munnar-Kumarakom-Alappuzha-Kochi
  • Trip Style: Guided Tour
  • Activity: Sightseeing and Cultural Tour
  • Group Size: Min. 1 pax
  • Activity Per Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
  • Trip Category: India Cultural Tour
  • Trip Highlight

    • Sightseeing in Kochi (Chinese fishing nets, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, 400-year-old Paradesi Synagogue)
    • Scenic tea hills of Munnar
    • Visit to Eravikulam National Park which has an endangered species Nilgiri Tahr (Mountain Goats)
    • Visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
    • Houseboat ride in Vembanad Lake from Kumarakom to Alapuzzha
    • Alapuzzha, also known as the Venice of the East
    • Kayaking in narrow backwater canals of Alapuzzha

Kerala, aptly called as God's Own Country, is famous for its backwaters. In this tour, travelers spend their time sightseeing in the green hills of Munnar, which are mostly carpeted by tea plantation. Then, they leisurely cruise in Vembanad Lake. A houseboat journey takes them from Kumarakom to Alappuzha, also knows as Venice of the East. Spend a day sightseeing which includes kayaking in the narrow backwater canals. It is one of the best ways to enjoy the backwaters and observe the life and culture of the people of Kerala. 

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kochi. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in Kochi. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03: Drive to Munnar (4 Hours). Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 04: Guided Sightseeing in Munnar. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 05: Drive to Kumarakom (4.5 hrs). Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 06: Backwater Houseboat Ride to Alappuzha (6 Hours). Overnight at Houseboat.
  • Day 07: Backwater Kayaking and Sightseeing in Alappuzha (7 Hours)
  • Day 08: Drive to Kochi (1.5 Hours) and Flight Departure

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes this trip different ?

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Ace the Himalaya donates a percentage of business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Bhairabi Primary school, a community-based school in Arupokhari (plus few other schools in the region).

One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in  Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal.

For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website