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From January – March.Day 1: Fly to Kolkata
(N)Day 2: Kolkata
Arrive and transfer to the Oberoi Grand for an overnight stay. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities at the hotel or explore the city independently. (N)Day 3: Guwahati
Fly to Guwahati. Embark onto the RV Indochina Pandaw to begin your 7-night cruise. After embarking, set sail and the pass the Peacock Island, home to the endangered Golden Langur. Enjoy an evening welcome dinner and talk. (B, L, D)Day 4: Towards Silghat
This morning enjoy the natural scenery and wildlife of the Brahmaputra River as you head towards Silghat. Observe river dolphins and birds of prey as you drift pass uninhabited islands and small villages on the riverbanks. After afternoon tea, enjoy a talk on ‘The River Brahmaputra and the tribal life that exists alongside’. (B, L, D)Day 5: Silghat
Spend the day in the idyllic countryside, exploring villages and tea estates that produce the eminent Assam tea. You will also sail pass the town of colourful town of Tezpur and a gigantic three-kilometre long arched bridge. (B, L, D)Day 6: Kaziranga National Park
Stop at the renowned Unesco-accredited Kaziranga National Park, which harbours the world’s largest population of Indian rhinoceros as well as Indian elephants, tigers, leopards and an array of wonderful birdlife. Take a safari in Kaziranga before continuing to Bagori, a smaller nearby park which can be explored by 4×4. Finally continue to Biswanath Ghat to discover a charming village where women weave colourful traditional handicrafts by the riverside. (B, L, D)Day 7: Kaziranga
Continue your cruise towards the eastern range of the Kaziranga, where the Brahmaputra meets the Dhansiri River. Take a boat safari where you will be able to observe kingfishers, eagles, vultures, water buffalos, monitor lizards and otters. Dinner this evening is served alfresco on an uninhabited island. (B, L, D)Day 8: Towards Majuli
Visit a local village on the world’s largest river island which is home to the ‘Mishing’ community. Here, observe a demonstration on the production of dhoti and chaddor, traditional characterful attires that are worn by both men and women. (B, L, D)Day 9: Majuli
Arrive at the ancient town of Majuli, which is used as a base to explore the impressive Satras that date back to the 15th century. Continue to Sibsagar, the capital of the Tai-speaking Ahoms who came from Yunan and China in the 13th century. Explore the Shiva Dol, built in 1734, the highest Shiva temple in India. Finally visit an Assam tea estate. (B, L, D)Day 10: Jorhat · Kolkata
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Kolkata. Overnight at the Oberoi Grand. (B, L, D)Day 11: 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
Spend the day in the idyllic countryside, exploring villages and tea estates that produce the eminent Assam tea. You will also sail pass the town of colourful town of Tezpur and a gigantic three-kilometre long arched bridge. (B, L, D)Locally escorted tour
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide. All excursions from the cruise are on a group basis and led by the cruise tour guide.Other cruise itineraries
This cruise can also be done in reverse from Jorhat to Guwahati. In addition to this cruise, Pandaw Cruises also operates a number of cruise itineraries in India.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
From £1045pp.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.
Built in 2009, the RV Indochina Pandaw is a two-decked vessel offering luxury cabins and a range of world-class amenities. All meals are included and served in the large indoor saloon / dining area and are prepared by a local master chef and expert team. Cultural performances, educational talks and cooking classes are held in the evenings and a range of excellent excursions are led during the day. Features: 30 cabins, restaurant, viewing deck. Room amenities: Air conditioning, panoramic French windows, safe, kimonos & slippers, toiletries, hairdryer, yoga mats in all cabins.
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 £3665 per person
High season from £3665 per person
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
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*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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