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Kerala Backwater Tour

Kerala Backwater Tour

Duration: 2 Nights & 3 Days



DESTINATION COVERED: 1N Kumarakom - 1N Alleppey Houseboat

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Destination Covered

  • 1N Kumarakom

  • 1N Alleppey Houseboat

OVERVIEW

Kerala Backwater Tour, The backwater of Kerala is most unique backwater systems in the entire world. The famous among them is vembanad Backwaters, which is located between Kumarakom and Alleppey. Kumarakom is blessed with the Vembanad Lake which has its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks, weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web.

Kerala Backwater Holidays captures the beauty of the backwaters. The cruise through palm-fringed narrow canals, the unique life of the native people and above all the nature around you will make long-lasting impressions in your mind

 

Itinerary

 

Day 01: Cochin Arrival - Kumarakom (90kms-2.5hrs)

Welcome to Gods Own Country. Upon arrival our representative will greet you at Cochin Airport Railway Station and then transfer to the Kumarakom. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Kumarakom is one of the few places in the world where the means for transportation is through boats. Kumarakom is blessed with the Vembanad Lake which has its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The major attraction of Kumarakom is the Bird Sanctuary which lies at the edge of the grounds of an old estate where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be observed. Domestic birds such as cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons, teal, and water fowl can be seen in abundance here, as much as the Siberian storks which migrate to this place each year.  Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

 

Day 02: Kumarakom - Alleppy (40km-1hrs)

Wake up to the lap of nature with the sound of Chirping Birds. Take a relaxed breakfast and proceed to Alleppey at 8.00am. By noon check in to the Houseboat for a 20 hour long stay and 5 hour cruise through the world famous backwaters of Kerala. Houseboat (Kettuvalloms) is a indigenously developed and designed private boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed rooms, hygiene kitchen ,dining area and private front deck to capture the beauty of the back waters. The cruise through palm fringed narrow canals, the unique life of the backwater people and above all the nature around you will make long lasting impressions in your mind. Overnight stay in a houseboat.

 

Day 03: Alleppey - Cochin Departure (120Kms-3hrs)

Relish your Kerala breakfast, Checkout of the houseboat at 9.00 am and transfer to Cochin Airport / Ernakulam Railway station with ever lasting memories of a holiday you will never forgets. End of services

 

 


Package Cost Includes:

 

Well appointed above mentioned/base category room accommodation on twin/Triple sharing basis.

Daily Buffet / Fixed Menu breakfast at the hotel.

All Meals at the Houseboat (Kerala Cuisine)

For 2-3 pax A/c Indigo/small sedan vehicle for all surface transfers & sightseeing for the above mentioned places.

All applicable hotel taxes.

 

Package Cost Excludes:

 

Any meals other than those mentioned above.

Christmas Eve Gala Dinner & Gala Dinner

Any Airfare / Train fare.

Mandatory Christmas & New Year Eve Gala Dinner would be charged extra.

Entrance fees to Amusement parks & Boating charges other than that which is mentioned in the includes.

Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.

Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.

 

Note:

 

The above package is only an offer and not a confirmation. We shall proceed with the booking only after we receive confirmation your end.

In case of non-availability of rooms at the hotels mentioned, we shall provide you alternate hotels of similar category.

Check-in time at the hotel is 14.00 hrs.

Check-out time is 11.00hrs

Booking confirmation is subject to availability.

The above rates are valid for the mentioned period only.

The Eravikulam National Park, Munnar, will remain closed from 01 Feb to First Half of April of every year.

 

Important Information about Kerala Houseboat services.

 

Check-in time at Houseboat is 12.00 hrs. & Check-out time is 09.00 hrs.

Houseboat will be stationed at one place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am next day due to Govt. restrictions.

Houseboats are accompanied by navigator, cook and a helper.

In Deluxe category Houseboat, A/C will be operational from 9.00 pm to 6.00 am next day.

In Premium Houseboat, A/C will be operational as per guest request anytime.

No two houseboats are of same size and quality. The interiors of two houseboats also varies.

Houseboats are for exclusive use and not shared by other guest unless specified.

Guest are requested to carry mosquito and insect repellents since at night the boat are anchored along the waterway.

Always keep the door of the bedroom and washroom closed to avoid mosquitoes and insects .

Choices of food are limited and mostly South Indian food are served.

Quality of houseboat cannot be compared with that of hotels, where the guest were staying previously.

Houseboat rooms are small in size and have basic amenities.

 

 

Payment terms

 

Advance Booking Fee for Normal Period

30 days or more before departure:25% of total cost.

29-16 days before departure:50% of total cost.

Less than 15 days before departure:100% of total cost.

 

Advance Booking Fee for peak period and long weekends (Pls check with us)

At the time of booking/confirmation: 50 % of total cost.

After 05 - 07 days of booking/confirmation:50% of total cost.

Less than 15 days before departure:100% of total cost.

 

Cancellation Policy

Package can be cancelled with written mail from the person making the booking. The cancellation charges per person applicable are as per the published cancellation policy mentioned below:

 

Minimum Cancellation (Processing Fees) is Rs. 1500.00 per head Per Tour.

45 -20 Days prior to Tour Start Date 25% of full tour cost.

19 -10 Days prior to Tour Start Date 50% of full tour cost.

09 -06 Days prior to Tour Start Date 75% of full tour cost.

05- 00 Days / No show 100% of full tour cost.

 

Peak season and long weekends Minimum Cancellation (Processing Fees) is Rs. 2000.00 Per head Per Tour.

45 - 30 Days prior to Tour Start Date 50% of full tour cost.

29 - 10 Days prior to Tour Start Date 75% of full tour cost.

09 - 00 Days / No show 100% of full tour cost.

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