Day 1 – To Kolkata (Calcutta): Fly from London
to Kolkata, via Dubai, with Emirates. (N)
Day 2 – Kolkata: Morning arrival and transfer
to the Oberoi Grand for 2 nights. Afternoon
city tour. (N)
Day 3 – Kolkata: Morning visit to the flower
market and cruise down the Hooghly river.
Afternoon visit to the Marble Palace and South
Park Cemetery. (B)
Day 4 – To Kaziranga: Fly to Guwahati
and transfer to Kaziranga National Park.
Stay 2 nights at the Iora Resort / Diphlu
River Lodge*. (B, D)
Day 5 – Kaziranga: Elephant safari and wildlife
viewing in Kaziranga. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – Join cruise: Drive to Steemer Ghat
and join the cruise boat for 7 nights. Cruise
upstream alongside Kaziranga National Park
looking out for wild elephants. (B, L, D)
Day 7 – To Vishnath: Pre-dawn wildlife viewing
at Kaziranga National Park. After breakfast,
cruise upstream. Afternoon visit to the town of
Vishnath. (B, L, D)
Day 8 – To Dhansiri Mukh: Today is spent on the
river, with a chance of spotting Gangetic dolphins.
Evening arrival at Dhansiri Mukh. (B, L, D)
Day 9 – Eastern Kaziranga: Morning 4x4
safari in Kaziranga’s little-visited eastern range. Afternoon cruise upstream. (B, L, D)
Day 10 – Cruising: Continue cruising and take
a visit to a riverside village. (B, L, D)
Day 11 – Majuli island: Morning arrival on Majuli
island, the largest riverine island in the world.
Explore the Vaishnavite Satras (monasteries) and
tribal villages. Late afternoon cruise to Neamati
Ghat on the opposite bank. (B, L, D)
Day 12 – Sibsagar: Full-day tour of Sibsagar, the
one-time capital of the Kings of Assam, and the
Tocklai Tea Research Station. (B, L, D)
Day 13 – To Kolkata: Transfer to Dibrugarh or
Jorhat airport and fly to Kolkata. Transfer to the
Oberoi Grand for 2 nights. (B)
Day 14 – Kolkata: Day at leisure. (B)
Day 15 – To London: Morning flight to
London, via Dubai, with Emirates. (B)
* Upgrade: upgrade to the delightful Diphlu
River Lodge for a supplement from £195 pppn
(twin share) or from £375 pppn (single).
Alternative cruises: Cruises of 4 and
10 nights are available. Please contact
Cox & Kings for details.
Alterations: The cruise itinerary is subject
to alteration without notice, due to changing
river conditions and navigational channels.
Meal Basis: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals