Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Enjoy a peaceful paddle over five days around the canals close to Alleppey where you'll also meet local communities as part of a rural village homestay.
Alleppey Pulinkunnu canals Kavalam island homestay experience
Price
US $670 excluding flights
Duration
5 Days
Type
Tailor made
Reviews
More info
This tour can be arranged on any day of the year.
The best months are from August to May.
The tour starts and ends at the backwaters town of Alleppey. Based on min 2 people traveling.
Rice boat cruise & beach stay extensions also available.
Make enquiry

Description of Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Price information

US $670 excluding flights
This tour can be arranged on any day of the year.
The best months are from August to May.
The tour starts and ends at the backwaters town of Alleppey. Based on min 2 people traveling.
Rice boat cruise & beach stay extensions also available.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Kerala
Kerala is like opening up a lucky bag of surprises. The first thing most people pick out is the western coastline that unfurls along the Arabian Sea. ...
South India

Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

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Reviewed on 06 Mar 2018 by

The highlight was kayaking through quiet backwaters as local people started their day. Amazing food at really nice homestays. Getting to see rural and village life up close. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Aug 2016 by

Fantastic. One of the best vacations we have been on. Very well organised by Thomas who runs the operator we travelled with Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2016 by

The overnight on the houseboat was magical and a perfect point half way to recharge after hiking and biking and before kayaking. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jan 2015 by

Don't hesitate as it was wonderful for activities, food and accommodation! Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Nov 2015 by

The most memorable parts were the incredible beauty of the backwaters, especially in the smaller waters which houseboats could not go down, seeing women doing their washing in the river and children playing. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2015 by

Kayaking through the lovely backwaters off the main channels where you can see people going about their everyday activities and spot interesting wildlife. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2012 by

The most memorable part was visiting a local village Theyyam festival in Northern Kerala. Not a tourist experience but a real festival with wonderful people and amazing costumes and customs. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

Kayaking is the best way to explore the backwaters of Kerala, impacting minimally on the environment. The expedition presents an opportunity to meet up with the villagers, understanding their culture and enjoying their hospitality all essential ingredients for a responsible traveler.

By staying at home stays, heritage villas and small family-owned resorts, you will be supporting small ventures & positively impacting the livelihood of the local villagers who are employed there. The kayaking guides are from the backwater villages and this activity provides them with a decent livelihood. Moreover, the guides at the home stays and villas are also local communities, giving them employment and respectability.

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