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2 Nights South to North Cruise

Kerala River Cruise

Alleppey-Thottappalli

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, lead 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 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.

Fare Starting 890$ per cabin

2 NIGHTS SOUTH to NORTH CRUISE

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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Package Price For 2 Nights

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
990$ 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
890$ for 2 Nights

Inclusion

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

Exclusion

  • 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

Available Departure Dates 2023

Sno.Boarding DateDe-boarding DateStatus
103-Feb-202305-Feb-2023Available
217-Feb-202319-Feb-2023Available
303-Mar-202305-Mar-2023Available
417-Mar-202319-Mar-2023Available
531-Mar-202302-Apr-2023Available
614-Apr-202316-Apr-2023Available
711-Oct-202313-Oct-2023Available
825-Oct-202327-Oct-2023Available
908-Nov-202310-Nov-2023Available
1022-Nov-202324-Nov-2023Available

Available Departure Dates 2024

Sno.Boarding DateDe-boarding DateStatus
110-Jan-202412-Jan-2024Available
224-Jan-202426-Jan-2024Available
307-Feb-202409-Feb-2024Available
421-Feb-202423-Feb-2024Available
506-Mar-202408-Mar-2024Available
620-Mar-202422-Mar-2024Available
702-Oct-202404-Oct-2024Available
816-Oct-202418-Oct-2024Available
930-Nov-202401-Nov-2024Available
1013-Nov-202415-Nov-2024Available
1127-Nov-202429-Nov-2024Available
1211-Dec-202413-Dec-2024Available

Updated: 27 January 2023

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  • All bookings are subject to availability and terms and condition.
  • Cruise Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 NOON
  • .As the first operation on this itinerary will be undertaken in end Sep 2019. The itinerary might need to be amended with minor modification post the first launch, exploratory cruise departure.

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