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Cruise downstream from Dibrugarh
along the Brahmaputra river. 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 rhino. Finish in Guwahati, a
town renowned for its tantric traditions.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.Day 1: Fly to Kolkata (N)
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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.Day 2: Kolkata
Arrive and transfer to the Oberoi Grand for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)Day 3: Kolkata
Half-day tour of Kolkata’s colonial heritage which explores British-Indian history, particularly the buildings that date back to the days of the East India Company. In the afternoon take an optional visit to the Victoria Memorial and South Park Cemetery. (B)Day 4: Dibrugarh
Fly to Dibrugarh. Board the RV Sukhapa / RV Charaidew for 10 nights cruising the Brahmaputra river. (B, L, D)Day 5: Sibsagar
Morning visit to Sibsagar, the one-time capital of the Kings of Assam, who ruled Assam for nearly 700 years between the 12th century and early 19th century. Following lunch in a tea estate, return to the boat and cruise for 3 hours to Majuli, the largest riverine island. (B, L, D)Day 6: Majuli island
Visit Auniati Monastery with its eclectic museum, enjoy a typical Mising tribal lunch in a stilted bamboo hut and, in the afternoon, attend a dance performance at Kamalabari Monastery. (B, L, D)Day 7: Jamuguri
Spend much of the day on the river, watching for water birds and river dolphins. Short visit to a tribal village. By the afternoon, Kaziranga National Park will be on the left, and wild Asian elephants and other mammals such as hog deer and wild water buffalo may sometimes be seen from the boat. (B, L, D)Day 8: Kaziranga National Park
This morning, arrive at the little temple town of Vishnath with its fine Ahom-period temple. After taking a walk ashore continue the voyage downstream to moor at Silghat with its plethora of butterflies. In the afternoon, take a jeep ride through the park’s western range, where good woodland, as well as grassland and wetlands, and the wildlife they support, can be viewed from look-out towers. (B, L, D)Day 9: Kaziranga National Park
Explore Kaziranga’s central range on a jeep safari, to observe rhinos and Kaziranga’s other mammals. Drive to Kaziranga’s little-visited eastern range, or the newly-opened Burapahar range, for a further 4×4 safari before returning to the boat. (B, L, D)Day 10: Tezpur
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)Day 11: Guwahati
Today is spent on the river, traversing a lunar landscape of sand islands beyond which lies Guwahati. Tonight, moor near Ganesh Pahar. (B, L, D)Day 12: Guwahati
Climb up to the pretty Aswaklanta temple before driving to the beautifully sited temple ruins of Madan Kamdev, their exotic carvings are an indicator of the strong tantric traditions in the area. Later cruise to Sualkuchi. (B, L, D)Day 13: Sualkuchi
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)Day 14: Fly to Kolkata
Disembark and transfer to Guwahati airport. Fly to Kolkata. Overnight at the Oberoi Grand. (B)Day 15: Fly Home
Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information
Arrive and transfer to the Oberoi Grand for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)Cruise options:
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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.Tailor-made travel:
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
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 shower.
The Oberoi Grand is a classic and stylish hotel located in the heart of the city, near the principal monuments and New Market. The hotel has two restaurants and offers some of the best dining experiences in the city, including an authentic Thai restaurant. The swimming pool and central courtyard offer a great place to relax, away from the bustling city while the stylish bar has a pool table and often features live music, including jazz and blues. Features: 209 rooms, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, spa, gym, beauty salon, 2 restaurants, bar. Room amenities: Television, writing desk, safe, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, en suite bathroom.
Low season from £2945 per person
High season from £3125 per person
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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