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Eco Trails Kerala Day Tours

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Address: Kumarakom, Kottayam | 686 563, Kottayam 686563, India
Phone Number: +919446439252
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Description: The Backwaters of Kerala is unique and is found nowhere else in the world...
The Backwaters of Kerala is unique and is found nowhere else in the world. Backwaters are a network of lakes, canals and estuaries and deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. The backwaters of Kerala are a self supporting eco-system teeming with life. The most exciting aspect of Kuttanadu is the Kettuvallam (traditional Houseboat) which has become the most popular tourism product in India today.
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We had a 4 bedroom houseboat for a one night backwaters tour. Our family of 6 loved every minute of it. We had a great staff on board who kept us well fed and well informed as we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had a 4 bedroom houseboat for a one night backwaters tour. Our family of 6 loved every minute of it. We had a great staff on board who kept us well fed and well informed as we traveled slowly along the beautiful waterways. We parked for the night at a lovely spot in time to see the sunset and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were very pleased with the houseboat accommodation - two comfortable en suite rooms, large indoor living area (critical in the buggy evening!) and front sit out areas to enjoy cruising through the backwaters during the day. The food was fantastic and the staff was friendly and helpful (with good English). definitely value for money. Kence was helpful with the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Having arrived in Kumarakom on 29th December, Kence was able to accommodate our request for a half-day tour of the backwaters on 30th December. Kence's communication throughout was fantastic and the tour was an absolute delight. We had the boat to ourself for 4 hours and were able to see so much amazing wildlife. It was a truly unforgettable experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

After searching through reviews online we decided to book with Eco Trails. We gave Kence a call and sorted the rest out via email. He arranged to pick us up from Marari beach and delivered us safely to our houseboat. We had welcome coconuts to drink and Kence explained all about the area and the boat. James and the crew... More 

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cardamomclub, Owner at Eco Trails Kerala Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Amy .. thank you very much for your positive review about us. This will certainly help other tourists to reach us. Dont forget to post the Postcard to your friends in Australia .. Kence Georgey More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We made two separate bookings with Eco trials, a 3 days private trip for my guest and a one day house boat trip for our honeymoon. Kence arranged things properly and responded to all our emails. The rate for the trips were nominal and he tried to accommodate most of our requests. The house boat he arranged was nice and... More 

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Kence G, Owner at Eco Trails Kerala Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review about us. This will help other tourists to reach us. Keep in touch. More 

Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It was an amazing experience when we were been in House Boat for a day. The Hospitality is well managed and the trip was neatly arranged and organized. Special thanks to the Chef Manikuttan by whom we were been served with delicious food recipes in time. Also special thanks for the whole crew members for the ever smiling hospitality and... More 

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cardamomclub, Owner at Eco Trails Kerala Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Angela.. thank you very much for your positive review about us. This will certainly help other tourists to reach us. Keep in touch ... Kence Georgey More 

New Delhi, India
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My friend and I had an overnight on the houseboat, and then hired a car and driver for 3 days to go up to Periyar and back to Cochin. Always prompt, great service. The car and driver were awesome and were perfect for the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Our time aboard an Eco Trails houseboat was an amazing experience. The boat was very very comfortable and spacious. The crew were superb. James, Manish and Manni looked after us so well. The food was wonderful with many dishes made for each meal. We couldn't believe how lucky we were to be cared for so well in such a beautiful... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Excellent Service Friendly Staff Price was reasonable Would highly recommend to others Wonderful Experience overall

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We (2 couples) booked a 4 day tour of Kerala with Kence Georgey and Eco Trails Kerala after reading glowing reports submitted by other travellers...unfortunately, we were very disappointed with the tour, the lack of communication with us and the homestay experiences as there were many inconsistancies. All 3 homestay locations were specifically chosen from a list provided by Kence.... More 

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