Cochin Half Day Small Group Trip to the Backwaters of Kerala

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Canoe ride on the backwaters.
Canoe ride on the backwaters.
Enjoying the back waters on a canoe.
Enjoying the back waters on a canoe.
Local transport on the backwaters.
Local transport on the backwaters.
Food being prepared by village ladies.
Enjoying the breathtaking sights.
Enjoying the breathtaking sights.
A silhouette of a man on a canoe.
A silhouette of a man on a canoe.
Local transportation on the backwaters.
The rice paddy.
The rice paddy.

What To Expect

Explore the world famous Kerala Backwaters. Enjoy a traditional lunch with a local host family. Walk through rice paddies and learn about local vegetation. Experience the rich local culture and customs of town.


  • Experience life as a local at the world famous Kerala Backwaters

  • Indulge in a traditional lunch with a local family

  • See the beauty of the backwaters on a canoe


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Selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of the ten Paradises Found, Kerala is a place of diverse geography, overwhelming greenery, and unique beauty. In particular, the Kerala backwaters are known for being one of the biggest jewels in the crown of Kerala.  

Spend your day with a local guide and set off on a journey out of Kochi and into the stunning town of Kerala. The two and a half hour journey to Kerala is a dream come true for photographers and enthusiasts. Travel through the waters on a canoe, gliding through the local fishing villages. Along the way, learn all about the backwaters as an integral part of life in Kerala, as well as local village life, culture, customs, and even fruits and vegetables that grow there. Upon arrival in Kerala, you will be warmly welcomed into the home of a local family. With a traditional cup of Chai tea and a local lunch in preparation, have the opportunity to converse with the local family and learn more about their lives.  

A truly local experience, this Kerala tour is a perfect day tour from Kochi, and a great way to experience the culture and natural beauty of the Kerala backwaters. 


  • English speaking guide

  • Transportation as indicated

  • Tea

  • Lunch


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 6 years old to join the tour.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this (and for your own comfort as well), we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means that your clothing must cover your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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