Kerala Backwaters Boat and Bike Tour

Destination

Kerala

Duration

5 Days

Activity

Multi Activity

Grade

Intermediate

Stays

Standard

Price

$720

Explore the backwaters of Alleppey on Kayaks and Bicycle

Embark on an extraordinary adventure through the enchanting backwaters of Kerala with our Boat and Bike Tour. Get ready to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the backwater villages of Kumarakom, Punnamada, Nedumudy, and Kainakary as you cycle, cruise, and kayak your way through this captivating Waterworld.

Our journey begins with a thrilling meetup in Kochi, where we’ll set off to the picturesque town of Kumarakom. As the sun starts to descend, prepare for an awe-inspiring sunset kayaking experience. Paddle through the tranquil waters, passing by quaint villages, and witness the vibrant colours of the sky painting a magical backdrop for your adventure. As the sun rises on a new day, hop on a bike and embark on a cycling tour through the captivating village of Kumarakom. Pedal through scenic landscapes, encounter friendly locals, and soak in the authentic rural charm of the region. The beauty of the backwaters will unfold before your eyes, leaving you in awe of its serene majesty. Now it’s time to embark on the highlight of our tour – a mesmerizing houseboat cruise from Kumarakom to Punnamada across the famous Vembanad Lake. Relax on the deck, savor the panoramic views, and let the gentle lull of the waters transport you to a state of tranquility.

Continuing our adventure, we’ll make our way to Nedumudy, where you’ll discover the hidden treasures of the backwaters on an invigorating cycling journey. Feel the thrill as you pedal through picturesque landscapes, passing by lush greenery, and witnessing the timeless charm of the region. In the afternoon, get ready for another unforgettable experience – a backwater village kayaking adventure. Navigate through narrow canals, surrounded by the symphony of nature and the everyday rhythm of village life. Feel the connection with this idyllic setting as you become one with the serene waters. Our final day takes us to Kainakary, where we’ll embark on a delightful cycling journey through the captivating countryside. Feel the wind in your hair, breathe in the fresh air, and let the beauty of nature envelop your senses. As the day unfolds, prepare for one last backwater village kayaking experience, savoring every moment and creating memories to last a lifetime.

As our tour comes to a close, bid farewell to the captivating backwaters of Kerala, taking with you cherished memories of this extraordinary adventure. Until we meet again for your next thrilling expedition, farewell and safe travels!

Tour Highlights

Cycling to Alleppey

Cycle and Paddle along the Backwater Village

Embark on a Kayak and Cycle adventure through the rustic backwaters, vast paddy fields and charming villages of Alleppey. Navigate along narrow pathways, soak in the lush green landscapes, and interact with friendly locals, gaining insights into their traditional way of life. This tour offers an immersive and eco-friendly way to explore the beauty and cultural richness of the captivating backwater world.
Pulincunnoo Church Alleppey

Explore Temples and Churches

Kerala is known for its rich religious heritage. Along the backwaters, you'll come across numerous temples and churches, each with its unique architectural style and cultural significance. Take a moment to appreciate the intricate details and spiritual ambiance of these sacred sites.
Village Experiences

Witness local village life

Delve into the captivating life of Kerala's backwaters, where small wooden boats become vessels of learning for uniformed, enthusiastic children on their way to school. Amidst the picturesque waterways, witness the daily routines of local women as they skillfully wash clothes by the waterfront, embodying the harmonious connection between the community and the tranquil waters that define their way of life.
Nedumudi Kayaking

Local Ferry and Houseboats

As you navigate the backwaters, you'll come across traditional ferries and iconic houseboats, which are an integral part of the local transportation system. These vessels serve as lifelines for the communities, connecting people to different parts of the backwaters. Observe the hustle and bustle as locals and tourists alike travel on these unique modes of transportation.
Clam Harvesting Fishing Vembanad Lake

Witness Fish and Duck Farming

Experience traditional fish and duck farming practices. See how locals cultivate fish and rear ducks, contributing to the region's sustainable agriculture and livelihood
Vembanad Lake Aquatic Birds

Witness Aquatic Birds of Backwaters and Wetlands

Observe the diverse aquatic birdlife thriving in backwaters and wetlands. Spot colorful birds and appreciate the rich avian biodiversity of the region.
Toddy Shop Visit

Visit Tody shop and local Cuisine

Explore a toddy shop, a unique part of local culture. Savor local cuisine, including traditional delicacies, while experiencing the authentic flavors of Kerala.
Backwater Heritage Homestay

Stay at Backwater resort and Heritage Homestay

Enjoy a memorable stay at enchanting backwater resorts and heritage homestays. Experience the tranquility of Kerala's backwaters at luxurious resorts, surrounded by scenic beauty. Immerse yourself in the region's rich cultural heritage at traditional heritage homestays, offering warm hospitality and authentic experiences, creating cherished memories of your time in this picturesque destination.
Houseboats of Alleppey

Backwater Houseboat Cruise

Embark on a tranquil backwater houseboat cruise, drifting along the serene waters of Alleppey's enchanting backwaters. Immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings, witness vibrant village life along the banks, and experience the unhurried pace of Kerala's backwater ecosystem, creating cherished memories of this idyllic journey.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kumarakom and Sunset Kayaking

Activity: Meetup at Kochi, Transfer to Kumarakom, Sunset Kayaking
Activity Distance : 5 Kms
Terrain : Flat Water
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sunset Kayaking
Houseboat Cruise Alleppey Backwaters Kerala

Day 2: Kumarakom Cycling and Houseboat Cruise to Punnamada

Activity: Morning Village Cycling, Houseboat Cruise from Kumarakom to Punnamada across the Vembanad Lake
Activity Distance : 30 Kms
Terrain : Flat Backroads
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Cycling to Nedumudy and Backwater Village Kayaking

Activity: Cycling to Backwater Homestay, Afternoon Backwater Village Kayaking
Activity Distance : 30 Kms
Terrain : Flat Backroads
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Alleppey
Backwater Village Kayaking

Day 4: Cycling to Kainakary and Backwater Village Kayaking

Activity: Cycling to Kainakary, Afternoon Backwater Village Kayaking
Activity Distance : 30 Kms
Terrain : Flat Backroads
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Tour Ends

Activity: Tour Ends, Farewell till next adventure, Departure
Goodbye Image

Route Map

Boat And Bike Tour

Inclusions

  • Accompanying English Speaking Guide
  • Geared Bicycles (Trek / Giant / Cannondale / Scott)
  • Accommodation in Twin Share
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Snacks, Beverages & Drinking Water
  • Activities as mentioned
  • Entry Fees at Forest, Monuments, Plantation, Museums etc
  • Transfers in AC vehicle
  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Toll, Vehicle Permit & Parking
  • Government taxes
  • Modern Kayaks and Experienced Kayaking Guide

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratitude

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