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River Escapes

Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003, India (Formerly Muthoot Backwater Cruises)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely experience that made us feel like queens! The boat was beautiful and was all ours for the two of us. We stayed one night and came back relaxed and impressed by the beauty of the Kerala backwaters. A must do in Kerala and river escapes was a great choice for the experience. Delicious food and friendly and helpful staff.... More 

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Gorakhpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have plan to include Houseboat stay in Alappuzha and booked River escape houseboat online based on input from Tripadvisor. Rates are reasonable.We reached the houseboat without any problem, as the manager was in continuous touch of our Taxi Driver. After a warm welcome we have been provided a very good house boat. There are three person , sailor, cook... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I stayed in a three-room, two-story houseboat in early January and absolutely loved it. The houseboat and scenery were gorgeous. The staff were extremely polite and helpful, and the food they prepared onboard was delicious. I loved starting off the trip with fresh coconuts to drink while sitting in the sun and looking out over the lake.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one day and night in a house boat of River Escapes at Allepey back waters. Experience was really great. The back waters are heavenly. Nothing like this we (myself and wife) had experienced earlier. Our experience was further enhanced by the excellent service rendered by the house boat staff. The food was very good, staff was courteous, the... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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100 hotel reviews
475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just the one night on our rice barge (Pamba) but were lucky enough to meet up with Happy Canadian 13, and shared a glass of wine with Terry & Danielle when moored close by them in the evening. Our experience was equally good nevertheless, although naturally more limited. Our crew of 3 were all excellent, treating us like... More 

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Charlottetown, PEI
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258 reviews 258 reviews
53 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasant experience! The food was surprise my varied. Fresh pressed juices including lime juice in mid morning. Staff was wonderful some language limitations on our part and theirs but we managed to communicate. We brought beverages on board with us but this was not necessary (except for wine), plenty available to drink. the boat stooped at lunch and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

River Escapes was chosen for us by our tour company Compass India with the statement that the backwater cruise would be the highlight of our Kerala tour. This certainly was the case. There were three of us - my wife and myself with our adult daughter. We were made to feel at home right from the moment we stepped on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The company, River Escapes, is certainly one of the best, most reliable companies on the backwaters. Their welcome was excellent, check in very swift and efficient, crew competent and boat clean and in good shape - and had all the mod cons you would expect. We were a couple and I think the main question is about how you use... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing 3 days 2 nights River Escape on our boat. There were 3 men (1 chef, 1 pilot and 1 assistant/Helper). The cook cooked lovely Kerala dishes and also allowed us to cook if we wanted. 3 full meals and tea too!! Wow too much but hey we were on holidays! It was a 3 room boat with... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently we had a wonderful trip with River Escapes. Boat started after loading our backpacks followed by detailed explanation about our route and what we are going to do etc. We where served cool coconut water as welcome drink. After we got adjusted to the boat captain informed us to lunch will be ready in 30 mins. They served excellent... More 

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Address: Near Pallathurathy Bridge, Alappuzha 688003, India (Formerly Muthoot Backwater Cruises)
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 23
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