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Lead Price
From £6850pp
Duration
16 days & 14 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Assam, Darjeeling & Bhutan Odyssey

A spectacular private journey that begins in the historic and cultural heart of West Bengal, taking you from the old colonial capital of Kolkata (Calcutta) and deep into the mystical ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, one of the most unusual and spectacular destinations anywhere on Earth.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Kolkata
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Fly to Kolkata

(N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

DAY 2: Kolkata
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Kolkata

On arrival transfer to the LaLiT Great Eastern for an overnight stay. (N)

DAY 3: Kaziranga National Park
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Kaziranga National Park

Fly to Guwahati and transfer to the Diphlu River Lodge for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: Kaziranga National Park
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Kaziranga National Park

Explore the park, in search of one-horned rhino by 4×4 Jeep safari. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Darjeeling
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Darjeeling

Fly to Badogra and travel to Darjeeling for 3 nights at the Elgin. (B, D)

DAY 6: Darjeeling
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Darjeeling

Witness the sunrise over the mighty peaks of Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. Take the historic toy train ride to Ghoom and enjoy a half-day city tour of this sparkling hill resort. (B, D)

DAY 7: Darjeeling
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Darjeeling

Spend the day learning all about tea, visiting tea plantations and enjoying a tea tasting. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

DAY 8: Phuntsholing
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Phuntsholing

After breakfast, take a scenic drive to Phuntsholing crossing the Coronation Bridge. Spend the night at the Hotel Druk. (B, D)

DAY 9: Thimphu
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Thimphu

Travel to Thimphu, visiting Simtokha dzong en route, the oldest fortress in the kingdom built in 1629. Spend 2 nights at the Hotel Kisa. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Hotel Kisa
DAY 10: Thimphu
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Thimphu

Today, explore Thimphu, including the Tashichho dzong, the School of Arts and Crafts, Simply Bhutan project and a local bazaar. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Hotel Kisa
DAY 11: Punakha
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Punakha

Drive across the stunning Dochula Pass to Punakha. En route, enjoy a short walk to Khamsum Yueling Temple which provides an idyllic spot for a picnic lunch. Spend 2 nights at Zhingkham Resort. (B, L, D)

DAY 12: Punakha
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Punakha

Visit the beautiful Punakha dzong, the largest in the country. Later take a short excursion to Chimi Lhakhang also known as ‘Fertility Temple’. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Meri Puensum Resort
DAY 13: Paro
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Paro

Drive to Paro for 2 nights at The Village Lodge. Experience a local hot stone bath. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: The Village Lodge Paro
DAY 14: Paro
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Paro

Enjoy the spectacular walk to the 300-yearold Tiger’s Nest Monastery. At leisure or cycle through the Haa valley, try your hand at archery or enjoy a lesson creating spicy Bhutanese cuisine. (B, L, D)

DAY 15: Fly to Delhi
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Fly to Delhi

Fly to Delhi. Overnight at the Claridges New Delhi. (B)

DAY 16: Fly home
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Fly home

(B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore Kaziranga National Park
  • Ride the historic toy train
  • See Bhutan's most impressive dzongs
  • Walk to the spectacular Tiger's Nest Monastery
Low Season
From £6,850 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Standard tour
Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 4-star or good 3-star accommodation throughout, or the best alternative elsewhere.
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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