Duration: 08 Days/ 07 Nights

Assam Bengal Navigations

Duration: 08 Days/ 07 Nights

Assam Bengal Navigation creates authentic, unique community engaged expeditions experience in relative luxury on India’s greatest yet remote rivers. Experience the best of East India on the 8 days itinerary.

Tour Highlights

  • Jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park.
  • Spot the One-Horned Rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tigers in the national park.
  • Dance performance at Kamalabari monastery.
  • Visit HoruCharai tea estate.

Destinations:

Kaziranga Jamuguri Majuli Sivasagar


Itinerary

Arrive at Jorhat airport and drive 2 ½ hrs to SteemerGhat, a lovely beach below jungle-covered hills and close to Kaziranga National Park. Alternatively, arrive at Guwahati airport and drive 4 ½ hrs to SteemerGhat.
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Today after an early breakfast, drive to Kaziranga’s Central Range for a morning jeep safari. Covering an area of approximately 430 sq kms, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park is home to the world’s largest population of the Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros as well as the Indian Wild Water Buffalo. It has also earned the distinction of having the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers (one every five sq. km.) making this park an incredibly rich biodiversity hotspot.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The day is spent on the river, and we have a good chance of spotting dolphins, as well as creating a sensation in bankside villages as we pass. Arrive in the evening at lonely DhansiriMukh.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Today morning, we land in Kazirangaand take a jeep safari to little-visited Eastern Range, with grasslands much favoured by rhinos where you might also spot the rare Bengal Florican. Return to the boat and continue our cruise upstream.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Another day spent cruising upstream. We shall take time to pause and take a walking tour through a bankside village, getting an insight into the life of rural India.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Around the time of breakfast, we should reach Majuli Island, one of the world’s largest river islands. We visit a monastery at Auniati with an eclectic museum, then attend a dance performance at Kamalabari monastery, before cruising across to NeamatiGhat on the opposite bank. In the afternoon, visit a nearby village.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
We visit HoruCharai tea estate this morning and witness all the processes of tea production. (Note: the factory is inoperative between December and mid-March.) Later, drive for about an hour to Sibsagar, the one-time capital of the Ahom kings of Assam.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
This morning, drive for 2 ½ hours to Dibrugarh airport, passing through this typical colonial town and major base for American flights over 'The Hump' to China in WWII. Alternatively, drive for around 1 ½ hours to Jorhat airport.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

HOTEL COST

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Winter US$ 4,405
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Inclusions

  • Seven nights cruise accommodation
  • Transfer to/from Jetty
  • Shore Excursion Program series
  • Services of English speaking local guides
  • Welcome Drink and Cold towel service
  • All entrance tickets
  • Private motor coach on all excursions where applicable
  • Onboard meals and entertaintment
  • Present applicable taxes as on 1st May 2019

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Visa fee & Insurance
  • Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone, camera fee, drinks & tips etc.