Luxury Cruise In Kerala- God’S Own Country Tour
Package Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days
Pacakge Validity :
Destination Covered : Cochin (Kochi) - Vembanad Lake - Alleppey - Karumadi - Chambakulam - Cochin (Kochi)
Package Cost : USD 1330 / person
This luxury cruiser is the most relaxed way to discover the wonders of the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. Motor Vessel Vrinda takes you on a journey through the tranquil waterways of ‘God’s own country’. Soak in the beautiful scenery and the local sights as the cruiser meanders through a series of picturesque canals and lakes.
Tastefully appointed spacious cabins with king size beds, wooden floors and windows overlooking the lake, each having its own private well - appointed bathroom with shower. Comfortable furniture, TV and DVD players ensure that guests can rest and relax at night in preparation for an active day’s sightseeing. Each cabin is also provided with an electronic safe for guests’ peace of mind and offers spectacular views of the Lakes and its surroundings.
A choice of fine international and Indian cuisine completes the experience. The luxurious interiors, gentle lapping of water and balmy breezes come together to make this a perfectly relaxing retreat. The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda offers some of the most luxurious accommodation on the backwaters of Kerala with just eight king sized, Deluxe Cabins to guarantee the utmost privacy for the guests.
The Three night luxury cruises on board The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda take guests through the largest backwater stretch: Vembanad Lake, the vibrant waterways of Alleppey: "Venice of the East", and include nightly, traditional, cultural performances.
Accommodation for 01 night in 5 star Luxury hotel with attached bath & toilet on twin occupancy basis, at Cochin (Kochi) inclusive of breakfast and presently applicable taxes.
Accommodation for 3 nights on board Oberoi motor vessel VRINDA in AC Deluxe Cabins with attached bath & toilet on twin occupancy basis, inclusive of all meals on board.
A dedicated, 24 - hour personal butler
Transfers & Sightseeing using an air - conditioned car with your personal chauffeur as per itinerary
2 time Rice boat excursion
1 Harbor cruise in Kochi
Daily local art & culture entertainment programs on board the MV Vrinda
Sightseeing & Excursions with services of a local English - speaking guide during sightseeing
Evening entertainment on board Vrinda as per itinerary
Professional service charges for documentation, telecommunication, Govt. service tax, VAT and service charges.
High speed WI - Fi is available on board on direct payment basis.
Children below 12 years are not allowed. Separate cabins will be required for accompanying children over 12 years old
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts reserves the right to change the room rates and polices without giving any prior notice
Effective 2nd October 2008, the Government has introduced "No - Smoking" legislation for hotels, restaurants and all public places. As a consequence, smoking is prohibited in the Deluxe Cabins. Should you desire to smoke, designated smoking area is available
Full boat bookings are also available on request and subject to availability. Please mail us for the same
Due to unavoidable circumstances, if any itinerary has to be omitted or any change is required, this will not entitle guests to any claim.
The itinerary, schedule and timings of the cruise to change without prior notice
An additional charge of US$ 55 per night inclusive of taxes is applicable for stays between 23rd December 2017 and 03rd January 2018
Optional Tours available for other parts of Kerala
Day 1: Arrive Cochin
On arrival at Cochin International Airport/Railway Station, you are greeted and whisked away to the historic Wellington Island to check into the LE MERIDIAN or similar Hotel (Standard Rooms) (Room Check in 1400 hrs)
Afternoon accompanied by a well-qualified Guide, explore this ancient harbor, with its rich colonial past. Visit the old spice market at Mattancherry, the antique shop on Jew’s street, the Synagogue, the Dutch palace and of course, the famous Chinese fishing nets followed by a Harbor cruise. Return to hotel for overnight stay
Day 2: Arrive Cochin – Vembanad Boat Jetty – Houseboat (Motor Vessel)
Morning after breakfast transfer by surface transportation to Vembanad Lake Jetty where you will be taken to your Luxury cruiser to begin your 3 Nights adventure aboard the Oberoi Motor Vessel “Vrinda” Vrinda is docked at a private jetty on Vembanad Lake, at Pathiramanal, Kayyipuram, near Alleppey. The distance from here to Cochin is 70km, approximately two hours- drive.
Once all guests are on board by 11 AM, the Motor Vessel will set sail along the main waterway on Vembanad Lake and enter the Alleppey canal. You can actively participate with the local fisherman and understand the life cycle of "karimeen" also called as "pearl spot”. Lunch will be served on board.“Vrinda” sails along the scenic waterways for four hours and returns to the Vembanad Lake in time to watch the sunset. Later in the evening, you get to enjoy a performance of the highly ritualized "Kathakali" dance which tells stories from the ancient Hindu epics - Ramayana and Mahabharata. Performances begin with the application of elaborate makeup which is based in traditional Ayurveda principles.
The Motor Vessel will anchor for the night at the Vembanad Lake jetty. Dinner on board.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: On Board “Vrinda”
Morning “Vrinda” will set sail from the Vembanad Lake jetty and head south, towards Alleppey. Breakfast will be served on board. Sailing through scenic backwaters, you can observe life along these "water highways" while passing through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to a traditional rice boat to navigate through the narrower sections of the backwaters. For the next few hours, you will observe and experience a way of life unique to this region, accompanied by a guide. This section of the cruise includes a visit to the half-statue of Lord Buddha at Karumadi.
Later in the day, return to The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda where lunch will be served as the boat passes through picturesque stretches of the backwaters on the way back to Alleppey, known as the "Venice of the East". It will return to Vembanad Lake, where you can enjoy an evening listening to Vrinda Vadiyam a musical fusion of classical instruments. Motor Vessel will anchor for the night at the Vembanad Lake jetty. Dinner on board.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4: On board “Vrinda”
Morning “Vrinda” will sail from the Vembanad Lake jetty and head south, past Kanjippadam and will anchor near Chambakulam where you will be once again transferred onto the rice boat for a pre-lunch sightseeing excursion.
You will visit St. Mary's Church, established by St. Thomas in 1721 and Sree Bhagavathy Kshetram - a 100-year old Hindu temple to Mother Goddess - at Nedumudy. You can also explore the Chambakulam snake boat yard, which displays one of the traditional long snake boats used in races. To further the understanding and appreciation of this experience, a qualified guide will be present on board for the full day after cruising through the backwaters in the afternoon.
Evening “Vrinda” will return to Vembanad Lake, where you can enjoy a "Mohiniattam" recital on board. This classical dance form, distinctive to Kerala, is also called the 'Dance of the Enchantress'. Dancers attired in beautiful traditional costumes perform with slow, graceful movements and highly emotive expressions. Dinner on board.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5: Departure “Vrinda”
Morning “Vrinda” will sail North along the main waterway channel on the Vembanad Lake and head South, past Pallathurathy. Breakfast will be served on board; following which guests will check out at 10 am and will be transported by air-conditioned vehicle back to Cochin International airport.
END OF OUR SERVICES - We sincerely hope that you had an “incredible” experience while in India and take this opportunity to wish you a happy & memorable journey back home.
Meals : Breakfast
Tour Detail :
- Upto 5 Star Hotel
- Airport Pickup-Drop
- Private Cab
- Private Guides
- Entry Tickets
- Complimentary Drinks
- Stay Included
- Non Veg Meals
- Air/ Train/Ship fare, Breakfast on day of Arrival
Medical & personal expenses like beverages
Tips and gratitude’s, telecommunication charges, WI-Fi charges, laundry and what so ever not mentioned under "cost Includes".
Specific Departure Dates :
Applicable - Please Ask
Departure Cities with rates :
Terms & Conditions :
C'MORE "The Company" accepts bookings subject to the following conditions:
- On confirmation of the programme from the " Company " a deposit equal to 50% (fifty) of the contracted value of the tour price is required to be sent directly to the "Company's" bankers, vide swift transfer/ credit card with a confirmation copy of the same to the "Company's " headquarters, at New Delhi. The balance of the contracted value 50% (Fifty) shall be paid not less than 35 days before commencement of tour OR a deposit of 100% (Hundred) is required 35 days before commencement of tour.
- Please note for Group Travel, Luxury Resorts or Luxury Train holidays & during Peak season (December to February) 100% (Hundred) is required minimum 90 days prior to travel date.
- Travel dates may be changed up to 35 days prior to travel without penalty. An administration charge of 10% will be charged, if a confirmed booking is changed or transferred up to 35 days before commencement of the tour. After this time all changes will be treated as cancellation and will be subject to the charges mentioned below. Cancellation charges are calculated from the day, written acceptance of confirmation along with deposit is received by the “Company” and expressed herewith as a percentage of the total tour price including surcharge as follows:
- Days Prior to Arrival - up to 35 Days: 10%
- 34 to 10: Days: 40%
- Less than 10 Days: 65%
- Day Tour starts: 100% (No Refund)
- All disputes subject to Delhi Courts only.
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