2 Nights South to North Cruise

Kerala River Cruise

Alleppey – Thottappalli

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, churches, market places, traditional dance and martial art schools and ayurvedic medicine centres. Meet the elephants of Kerala and take a canoe ride through the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Experience how coir making is done and how, traditional wooden boats are built by stitching the planks of wood together with coir rope. A really delightfully 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.

Fare Starting 962$ per cabin

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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Alleppey – Kanjippadom

Arrive at Punnamada in Alleppey to embark on our boat. This lake is the venue of the annual spectacular race of Snake boats on 2nd Saturday of the month of August by different villages of Alleppey and its neighbouring places.

Set sail for an unwinding journey through the serene and green network of rivers, lagoons, canals and coastal estuaries. The cruise through the spectacular landscape of expanses of lush green paddy fields, swaying tall coconut trees, banana plantations and the laid-back rural life, is soothing and enthralling. Enjoy the traditional lunch and relax on-board, immersing yourself in the vibe of Nature.

Stop by a village to visit a boat building yard and know about the traditional method of building wooden boats (Kettuvallom), joining wooden planks using coir, cotton and natural resin. Return to boat and relax cruise.

Meal Plan: (L, D)

Day 2: Kanjippadom – Karumadi – Thottappalli

Enjoy a walk in the village quaint village Karumadi. The small shrine preserving an ancient ruin of a sculpture of Buddha, speaks of legacy of the value creating Buddhist philosophy underlying the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. Buddhism prevailed in Kerala for around 8centuries, from 3rd AD onwards. On-board our boat we will watch a presentation and discuss in detail about the cultural heritage of Kerala.

Return to boat and cruise to the coastal village, Thottappalli, passing by the spillway that prevents the saline water at river mouth from flooding the low-lying paddy fields. We get to know about indigenous practices of paddy cultivation on reclaimed land at lower altitude than the Sea. Take a walk along the coastal village and visit the beach. Return to boat after sunset and relax.

Meal Plan: (B, L, D)

Day 3: Thottappalli

We cruise leisurely, watching the vibrant life along the way.

After breakfast we check-out at Thottappalli jetty.

Meal Plan: (B)

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Cabin & Prices

Deluxe Cabin

Uncover the secrets of magical Kerala, an adventures land with immense ancient and must-watch attractions.

  • 140sqft
  • 1 Cabins
  • Bathroom
  • Windows on 3 Sides
1,080$ for 2 Nights

Superior Cabin

Uncover the secrets of magical Kerala, an adventures land with immense ancient and must-watch attractions.

  • 130sqft
  • 8 Cabins
  • Bathroom
  • Windows on 1 Side
962$ for 2 Nights



  • Entrances: Entrance Fees
  • Naturalist/Destination Manager: English speaking
  • Assisted Transfers: At Kochi
  • Land Transport: By Air-conditioned Vehicles and Local Tuk-tuk
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
  • Internet: Available with Wifi Dongle


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

Available Dates

2 Nights South to North Cruise

Boarding Date Deboarding Date Booking Status Book
02 Oct 2024 04 Oct 2024 Available
27 Nov 2024 29 Nov 2024 Available
25 Dec 2024 27 Dec 2024 Available
29 Jan 2025 31 Jan 2025 Sold Out
12 Feb 2025 14 Feb 2025 Sold Out
26 Feb 2025 28 Feb 2025 Available


Reservation & Quote

Other Information

  • All bookings are subject to availability and terms and condition.
  • Cruise Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 NOON.





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