This exciting journey features a 10-night cruise that starts from Dibrugarh and sails downstream along the Brahmaputra river. The river cruise offers visitors the opportunity to discover the ancient capital of the Ahom Kings, visit Hindu monasteries on one of the largest riverine islands, and take a 4x4 safari in search of the endangered one-horned rhinoceroses. The voyage comes to an end at Guwahati, a town renowned for its tantric traditions.
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Arrive and transfer to the Oberoi Grand for
2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)
Fly to Dibrugarh. Board the RV Sukhapa
/ RV Charaidew for 10 nights cruising the
Brahmaputra river. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to Sibsagar, the one-time capital
of the Kings of Assam. Have lunch at a tea
estate before cruising to Majuli, the world's
largest riverine island. (B, L, D)
Visit Auniati monastery with its eclectic
museum. Attend a dance performance at
Kamalabari monastery. (B, L, D)
Spend much of the day on the river, watching
for water birds and river dolphins. Short visit to a
tribal village. (B, L, D)
Visit the temple town of Vishnath before a jeep
ride through Kaziranga’s western range. (B, L, D)
Explore Kaziranga's central range on an early
morning elephant ride, the best way to get
really close to the rhinos and Kaziranga's other
mammals. Drive to Kaziranga's little-visited
eastern range, or the newly-opened Burapahar
range, for a further jeep safari before returning
to the boat. (B, L, D)
Visit Tezpur’s sixth century Da Parbatia temple.
Cycle rickshaws will take you through the
bazaars to Cole Park with its collection of medieval stone carvings. (B, L, D)
Today is spent on the river. (B, L, D)
At Guwahati climb up to the pretty Aswaklanta
temple before driving out to the beautifully
sited temple ruins of Madan Kamdev. Cruise to
Sualkuchi. (B, L, D)
Visit Sualkuchi and its weaving workshops,
Nilachal hill with its variety of birds and the
poignant Commonwealth War Graves. Museums
and bazaars are also visited. (B, L, D)
Disembark and transfer to Guwahati airport. Fly
to Kolkata. Overnight at the Oberoi Grand. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and
The river cruise itinerary is
subject to river conditions and elephant safaris
are subject to availability. Kaziranga National
Park features low-lying grassland, which may be
off-limits when the river is at, or near, flood level.
Please note that shorter
versions of this Assam cruise including 4-, 6-
and 7-night itineraries are available. The above
is based on Assam dispatch 4 downstream
cruise. For further details including departure
dates, please call 020 3930 5073 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk
The prices displayed are a guideline only, please speak to your consultant for further information.
The Oberoi Grand is located in the heart of the city, near the main monuments and shopping district. It is 22 km from the international airport, which takes approximately 45 minutes by road.
The hotel has been a feature of Kolkata (Calcutta) for over 125 years and it combines classic Victorian architecture with modern facilities. It has 6 categories of rooms and suites. Deluxe rooms offer a panoramic view of the city and some luxury rooms have a private balcony overlooking the central courtyard. Premier rooms feature four-poster beds and private balconies and classic suites overlook the pool and garden. Set amid the palm-fringed courtyard and pool are the deluxe suites and the 3 luxury suites, each measuring 84 sqm, feature four balconies overlooking the hotel grounds. All rooms have a satellite television, DVD player, Internet access, safe, telephone and mini bar.
The hotel ha...
RV Charaidew is a 38-metre-long passenger boat with 12 air-conditioned cabins all located on the upper deck of the boat. Known as the 'grand old lady' of ABN cruises' fleet, RV Charaidew has an abundance of character and features a sun deck from where you can enjoy the scenery whilst you drift down the river. The dining room is on the lower deck and serves a mixture of Assamese and continental cuisine.
Features: 12 cabins, bar, lounge, dining room, sun deck with shaded area. Cabin amenities: Air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, en suite facilities including...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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Kolkata (Calcutta) was the capital of British India until 1911 and the character of this...