2 Nights 3 Days Thottappalli – Thottappalli

2 Nights North to South, Kerala River Cruise Package

Thottappalli-Alleppey

The Kerala Backwaters as they are famously known are coconut palm tree lined emerald waterways of interwoven lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals which National Geographic called as the “Green Venice of the East” and Kerala brands as “God’s Own Country”! These waterways weave together the very heartland of this land of spices where the world once sailed to, led by famous world explorers and traders like Vasco DaGama and many more. The river cruise takes you through wide lakes, flowing rivers, narrow canals and tranquil lakes with many villages on its banks that are only connected by water. Life is all on these waterways with people commuting in wooden dugout canoes where school children, traders and fishermen all mingle together to make the voyage through the bustling waters both colourful and very exciting.

Visit temples, market places. Experience how traditional wooden boats are built by stitching the planks of wood together with coir rope. A really delightful tropical river cruise on warm waters with a lot of sun bathing and lazing as you sail towering twenty feet above the paddy fields in canals held together by dykes or, along the Arabian Sea where the setting sun splashes the endless waters with a bright orange glow. If you would like, cycles can be hired for cycling in the tropical countryside’s back-roads.

Fare Starting INR 35,000 per cabin

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Thottappalli for embarkation.

The team on-board welcomes you to the boat and helps you with smooth check-in. Gather-together in the lounge for a safety briefing about the boat and about the cruise. We set sail and unwind, as the boat leaves behind the bustling township and cruises gently to the villages interspersed along the tranquil emerald green   waterways of rivers, lakes, lagoons and coastal estuaries, expanses of paddy fields, swaying tall coconut trees, banana plantations and variety of tropical fruit-bearing trees. Enjoy the traditional lunch and relax on-board. Cruise till evening through the interiors of Kuttanad, exploring the settlements at the middle of expanses of paddy fields.  Take a leisurely walk along the beach. Dinner will be served along with the main group which will return after their day’s excursion.

Meal plan: (L, D)

Day 2: Thottappalli-Karumadi-Kanjippadom

Today we will have early breakfast and take a short drive to visit an ancient sacred grove near Harippad where serpents are worshipped. This is the only temple in Kerala having female priests. You can take walk inside and see the rituals going on. Return to Thottappalli.

Honoring your cruise with us, we plant a coconut sapling for the village. Coconut tree is considered as the ‘Kalpavriksha ‘or Divine tree of Kerala. All parts of coconut tree are useful in one way or the other: the water inside is a healthy drink; the fresh kernel and the oil extract from dried kernel are inevitable components of every cuisine; fiber from the coconut husk is used to make coir, mats and geotextile; the palm fronds are used for thatching roof; the wood suitable for making furniture and all the dried parts of coconut make good firewood. Last but not the least, the toddy – the local alcoholic beverage that boost for the laborers after toiling in the fields.

After a leisurely sail we arrive in a quaint village – Karumadi village. We take a walk around a small shrine preserving the ruin of a sculpture of Buddha that belongs to the early centuries of current era. Along the way we interact with toddy tappers, who collect the sap of the stem of blossoming coconut flower and make the alcoholic beverage–Toddy. We learn from him the process of making toddy and may take a sip from his pot!

We visit the village Kanjippadom for a leisurely walk. We meet the carpenters at the boat building yard and talk about the traditional method of building wooden boats (Kettuvallom), joining wooden planks using coir, cotton and natural resin. Tonight we celebrate our sojourn over farewell dinner on board RV Vaikundam.

Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Day 3: Kanjippadom-Punnamada

After breakfast we cruise to Punnamada lake. This lake is the venue of the annual spectacular race of Snake boats of different villages of Alleppey and its neighboring places every 2nd Saturday of the month of August. We disembark by 9.30 AM and depart after a walk through the bazaar at Alleppey.

Meal plan: (B)

Inclusion

  • Entrances

    Entrance Fees

  • Meals

    Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

  • Naturalist/Destination Manager

    English Speaking

  • Internet

    Available with Wifi Dongle

Exclusion

  • Airfares: International or Domestic Airfares
  • Taxes: 5% Government Tax. Or any other tax levied in the future.
  • Insurance: Any travel insurance or personal insurance.
  • Evacuation Charges: For medical emergencies or any other reasons
  • Assisted Transfers
  • Personal Expense: Laundry, calls, extra liquor, camera fee, medical, spa etc
  • Force Majeure

Available Departure Dates

Sno.Boarding DateDe-boarding DateCruise DirectionStatus
104-Oct-201909-Oct-2019South-NorthSold Out
212-Oct-201917-Oct-2019North-SouthSold Out
319-Oct-201924-Oct-2019South-NorthSold Out
415-Nov-201920-Nov-2019North-SouthAvailable
525-Nov-201930-Nov-2019South-NorthAvailable
614-Feb-202019-Feb-2020North-SouthAvailable
713-Mar-202018-Mar-2020South-NorthAvailable
810-Apr-202015-Apr-2020North-SouthAvailable

Updated: 21 January 2019

Package Price For RV Vaikundam

Luxury Cabin

61,000*
  • Bathroom
  • 140 sqft
  • 1 Cabin
  • Windows on 3 Sides
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Deluxe Cabin

49,000*
  • Bathroom
  • 130 sqft
  • 6 Cabins
  • Windows on 1 Side
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Superior Cabin

43,000*
  • Bathroom
  • 130 sqft
  • 2 Cabins
  • Windows on 1 Side
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* Prices are valid until May 2020.

Package Price For RV Sauver Nigam

Exclusive 2 Cabin

84,000*
  • Bathroom
  • 180 sqft
  • Windows on 3 Sides
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Exclusive 1 Cabin

79,000*
  • Bathroom
  • 180 sqft
  • Windows on 3 Sides
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Sharing Basis

49,000*
  • Bathroom
  • 180 sqft
  • Windows on 3 Sides
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* Prices are valid until May 2020.

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  • All bookings are subject to availability and terms and condition.
  • Cruise Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 NOON
  • Prices are subject to change with an increase in the cost.
  • In a case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we intimate you of the supplement price.