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Eco Trails Kerala Day Tours

Kumarakom, Kottayam | 686 563, Kottayam 686563, India
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Ranked #1 of 4 activities in Kottayam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I have been on a houseboat cruise before and on that occasion waited until I got to the backwaters before finding and negotiating with a boat owner... This time I prebooked using Eco Trails/ Kence George having perused the Internet. I have to say I was a little worried before my arrival from the Ghats not knowing what to expect... More

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Ludwigsburg, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Mr. Kence organised our pick up by cab in local Tamil Nadu and drop in Cochin later without any financial securities due to a Credit Card problem. Nevertheless he sent Mr. Satheesh to pick us up who is such a darling. Safe driving, kind and polite conversations- what a pleasure to have had him as our driver. The houseboat was... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Beautiful experience. 1. Single bedroom AC houseboat booked for a day. with a crew of navigator, cook and helper. 2. Clean room, amicable staff, excellent food! 3. stopover among paddy fields at night and watching the sun rise overlooking the fields is splendid! 4. bird watching was a delight, with swallows circling the boat, stork billed kingfisher and others seen... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

In summary: delicious local food, stunning views, and pleasant staff. The houseboat was charming if not modest, but most importantly - it was plenty clean and safe. We bought prawns shortly after lunch, which the chef (Bijo) cooked up perfectly that evening. The food (full breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks & teas, fresh fruit) was delicious and plentiful throughout our journey.... More

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

Thank you very much for your positive review about your Backwater cruise experience. This will certainly help other tourists to reach us. Great.. Kence Georgey More

Hamburg, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We only can confirm what other fellow travellers already said. Organisation and crew were professional, boat and food were great and we really enjoyed our trip. Our proposal: if possible take a trip with 2 nights on board because the one-night-tours are starting at lunch time and will finish abt. 10 a.m. next morning. And if necessary make sure that... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We had taken 1 night package of houseboat in February. Kence is prompt in reverting to emails and understanding the need of guests. He sent a vehicle to Varkala to pick us from there. The journey to Kumarkom was comfortable. The houseboat provided exceeded the expectation. The crew was nice and the food offered was also good. Sleep quality was... More

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Vlijmen, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Last week we had the pleasure to spend a day and a night on the Houseboat. We had a really great time, the boat was with super relaxing, with a good bed and comfortable chairs. The people on board were super, the cook could start in a Michelin star restaurant and everybody was so kind. The surroundings are fantastic, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

A lovely hassle free experience with beautiful views and great food/staff. Picked up and dropped off on time. LGBT friendly. Or oblivious. Thanks!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I stayed with my girlfriend for one night on one of the houseboats, and also another night at Tharavadu Heritage Home, all arranged perfectly by Kence Georgey!! (also with the transfer from/to the Cochin Airport). This was one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives!! As to the houseboat, it was one of the most original and beautiful experiences... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Stayed one night on of their beautiful houseboats (would have stayed for two nights if budget/timings allowed!!) and enjoyed every moment, well worth what we payed for it! Kence was great when arranging logistics before hand i.e. being met from the train station. The three guys who worked on the boat were lovely! Always there when we needed them but... More

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