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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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Uncomfortable atmosphere

My girlfriend and I booked one night with Eco Trails and had been looking forward to the trip. We were met by Kence and the crew and we were really surprised by the uncomfortable... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I booked one night with Eco Trails and had been looking forward to the trip. We were met by Kence and the crew and we were really surprised by the uncomfortable atmosphere on the boat. Kence came on board behind us and didn't introduce himself or offer to show us around the boat. We had to ask... More 

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Wirksworth, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Reading other reviews, our experience seems out of line but I cannot exaggerate how dirty, shabby and uncomfortable it was. The staff tried but had no English and no skills for providing a service. We were 2 people for one night. The drain in the bathroom was full of hair, there were spots of blood around the shower on the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were not able to do an overnight Houseboat due to work schedules, but we still wanted the Houseboat experience. They accomodated us, and we were able to do a five hour cruise in the Houseboat to experience the beautiful Kerala backwaters. The food was fresh and delicious. I don't eat fish at all, and they accomodated me with chicken.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went in a group of 7 people in a 3 bedroom houseboat for a 3 nights package. The houseboat give to us was exactly what was promised and the 4 member crew were very friendly and professional. The houseboat was lovely, bedrooms / baths / toilets were clean and modern. We had taken the option of having only the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

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 

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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 

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