Enjoy a night aboard a converted traditional rice boat to cruise the stunning network of backwaters for which Kerala is well known. Having once been used as a way of transporting rice and other locally grown produce to the markets, many boats now help tourists to explore the area and its spectacular natural beauty, whilst offering an intriguing window into local life.
You can rest assured that your overnight stay will be a comfortable one, with the boats being converted to a high standard, boasting en-suite facilities and all other amenities you’ll need. We offer two standards of houseboat for our guests to choose from:
Deluxe: a mid-range standard houseboat with all necessary amenities and comfortable décor, it has a non-air-conditioned dining room, but air-conditioning is available in the bedrooms overnight.
Premium: offering a slightly more luxurious experience, again with all necessary amenities but presented in a more modern style. The dining room has a glass partition and is air-conditioned, and guests can request air-conditioning to be on throughout the day and night to suit.
After checking in at 12:30pm, you’ll enjoy lunch on board, and spend the afternoon cruising Vembanad Lake. You'll then anchor around 5pm ready to tuck into a tasty dinner, and the boat will remain stationary for the night. In the morning, enjoy a fulfilling breakfast before checking out by 10am to continue your holiday.
Transfers to the dock, lunch, snacks, dinner and breakfast the next morning are included in your excursion price.
Price from £175 per person
- You'll be able to book this excursion on arrival or during your holiday to Goa.
- Excursion days - any
- Operational between - October to April
For more information about this excursion, please contact our Goa specialists: