Expedition Cruise & Cycle, Assam | Active Luxury Incentives Inspirations

3 Nights /4 Days

Ocean & River Cruises

Incentive Adventure Travel

  • Sightseeing

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+91 84484 45051

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+91 84484 45051

+91 98187 03891

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Overview

About Brahmaputra River Cruise Guwahati 
The Brahmaputra River passes through several countries. The river originates from the Tibet Angsi glacier north of the Himalayas, known as the Yarlung Tsangpo. The Brahmaputra is the only male river in India. The Brahmaputra River is a counterpart to the Ganges River, which meets the Ganges itself before it falls into the valley of Bengal.
 
The Brahmaputra River is very popular with cruise travelers who seek adventure experiences, visit historical palaces, forts, and temples. You get a chance to visit villages in Assam where the customs and culture of the tribes offer immersive experiences that have been going on for centuries. The sandy river beaches provide peace shimmering along the banks of the river. 

Experiences tea gardens and one of the great national parks of the world, Kaziranga National Park, listed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites where you are driven through jeep safari and elephants on high grass above your shoulders. During this safari, you can find deers, rhinoceros and if you are lucky then you can also find the Royal Bengal Tiger hidden here. During the Brahmaputra cruise trip, you also get to see the magnificent colorful birds of Assam. Brahmaputra River Cruise is a wonderful trip awaiting in your bucket list.


Best Time to Visit Guwahati, Assam

Assam is a spectacular state, especially with the cruise offers. There are different attractions in every season, but the best season for you to visit Assam is from October to April with Guwahati as the gateway.

October to April - This is the best season for traveling and spending holidays in Assam. These months the minimum temperature of the weather is around 10° - 15° celsius which makes the experience a very pleasant one.

There are four distinct seasons in Assam - summer, monsoon, autumn, and winter. The best time to visit Assam is in the autumn and winter seasons, i.e. from October to April, which is also the festive season of Assam.

While winter days are usually sunny, the temperature can fall to 10 degrees Celsius (46 F) at night. Our cabins are air-conditioned and heated for your comfort, but you should include warm clothing, hats, and jackets in your packing when visiting during the winter months. 
Kaziranga National Park is open from 1st November until the 30 th of April. 

During October and May, the Park has a “Partially Open” status which means that the Park will be open but that not all roads may be navigable as they work to restore them to pre-monsoon standards. Please note, there are no elephant-backed or jeep safaris between May and October. Boat safaris will be offered instead during these months. 

During the months that the Kaziranga National Park is closed, we are able to explore the shores of the Park with our expedition boats. We will cruise the Park shoreline and many of the riverine islands that are home to a number of animals and a wide variety of birds.

During the peak winter season of mid-December to mid-February, the itinerary will be adjusted according to daylight hours as the motor vehicle does not sail during darkness. In order to provide for full coverage of the Kaziranga National Park during these winter months, we will not visit Bishwanath Ghat.

Highlights

  • Great experience of the Brahmaputra, India's largest river
  • Luxury Cruise experience
  • UNESCO World Heritage Kaziranga National Park
  • Hiking
  • Tea Estates
  • Tribal Villages
  • Ancient Cultures
  • Yoga Sessions
  • Jute Gunny Bags Manufacturing Mill
  • Assamese Folk Dances

Itinerary

Day

1

Arrive Guwahati | Board Cruise
Guwahati

On arrival at Guwahati International Airport, step into the receiving area where our Cruise representative will meet you. We drive through the busy streets to the Kamakhya Temple. .
We drive to Pandu port where we will be welcomed on board the cruise. You will be allotted the cabins and soon after we enjoy lunch on board.

We sail away from the Saraighat bridge that supports a rail and a road and marks the narrowest stretch of Brahmaputra. We sail past the Peacock Island and notice the hills around Guwahati that make it picturesque. We will use the afternoon to settle in, and in the evening, indulge in a short local sail to enjoy the hues of the sun as it dips into the horizon. On the deck we raise a toast to the River Brahmaputra and enjoy this sundowner and look out for the Gangetic Dolphins that hunt in these deep waters. After the sun dips, we gather for a safety briefing and a presentation on the ship’s facilities. Soon, In the evening follows into the dinner at Ship


Day

2

Village Visit/ Sail on Brahmaputra

Early morning enjoy Yoga on the deck for an hour and move on for breakfast. We enjoy a talk on Assam, its geographical location.
We interact with the village people to understand their simple and satisfied subsistence life styles. They live off the Brahmaputra river, both for farming and fishing.

We return to the ship for lunch and enjoy some leisurely time on board or one can indulge in a steam, Sauna, Jacuzzi or an Ayurvedic Massage or any other treatment. You can also enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or be on the sun deck.
Evening sets in and over a cup of tea, we enjoy a talk on The River Brahmaputra and the tribal life’. We anchor at a deserted island/Shoreline for the evening and enjoy a bonfire with barbeque.

NOTE: (Bonfire may be avoided if a suitable sandbank cannot be found or if we experience inclement weather conditions)


Day

3

Sail To Silghat / Visit Tea Estate and Jute Mill
Kaziranga

Cruise sails early and we enjoy Yoga on the deck and move on for breakfast and for a talk on Wild life in Kaziranga with an overview of the wild life in India.
We sail along Singri and Tezpur and under the Kaliabhamura bridge and reach Silghat where the ship docks.

After an early lunch we walk to the Jute Mill to witness the complete process in a co-operative mill for turning the golden fibre into a gunny bag. All the families in Silghat and the Jute Mill have formed a special eco-system for themselves. From here we take a short drive to KaliaboreTeaEstate which is a vast undulating expanse with tea bushes. We proceed to the tea factory to see the processing of the Assam Tea and getting an insight into all that goes into preparing a cup-of-tea. (The tea-factory is operational till mid Nov and after mid-Feb).

We enjoy the State Dance of Assam, ‘Bihu’ by young village boys and girls and return to the ship.We spend the evening in the lounge and then enjoy a cultural evening on the ship followed by an early dinner.


Day

4

Kaziranga National Park – Departure
Kaziranga

After relaxed breakfast on board, we drive on to Bagori, the Western Range of Kaziranga and get into the open jeeps for some more wildlife adventure and an extensive coverage of this magnificent park. We look for the Asiatic Wild Elephants, the striped cats, the Wild Water Buffalo with enormous horn span, the hog deer and the swamp deer and of course the one horned-rhinoceros that this UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for.

We return on board cruise, enjoy an early lunch and complete our de-boarding formalities. Later, we drive on towards Guwahati to board your flight to onward destination.


Inclusions

  • Accommodation at cruise on twin sharing basis on a full board plan.
  • All Entrance fees at the Monuments and National Parks as per the itinerary.
  • 1 Glass of Domestic wine/beer with dinners
  •  All excursions/lectures/performances and activities as per the itinerary.
  •  Services of English speaking naturalist / Destination Manager during sightseeing at all the places as per the itinerary.
  • Assistance on all Arrival & Departure transfers with Representative at the airport and Land transport by Air-Conditioned

Exclusions

  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, internet, imported wines & spirits, camera/video camera fee at monuments/National Park, medical expenses, Salon/massages, airport departure tax etc.
  • Any Insurance.
  • Any further tax levied by the government of India.
  • Evacuation charges in case of medical emergencies, insurance is available on request.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and airplanes delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes, lost luggage, etc.
  • Govt. service tax 5%
  • Any tipping
  • International & Domestic Air fares.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Supplement of peak period from 20th December 2020 till 10th January'21 will be advised on booking request for that period 


Proposed Accommodation/ Similar

Guwahati - 1 Night
Kaziranga - 1 Night

Activities

Guwahati
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Kamakhya Temple

The Kamakhya Temple, located on the Neelachal hill in the western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India, is also known as Kamrup-K...

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Peacock Island

Peacock Island or Umananda Island is a small island situated between the Brahmaputra River, which flows through the city of Guwaha...

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Brahmaputra River

The Brahmaputra River is the ninth largest and 15th longest river in the world, with a length of 3,969 km, the average depth of th...

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Kaziranga
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Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park is a national park boasting the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world in the Golagh...

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Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park is a national park in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about ...

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Kaliabore Tea Estate

Assam Valley is the birthplace of tea cultivation and is very famous. The tea plantation is a visit to the village of workers who ...

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Additional Info

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Tour Price

Prices On Request

Cancellation Policy
The package price will be deducted as per the following conditions strictly. No refund will be entertained without receiving a cancellation request effective from the date of receipt of the letter. 

Notice less than 60-46 days:  25% cost will be deducted
Notice less than 45-31 days:  50% cost will be deducted
Notice less than  30 days:    No Refund

Note: No refund will be given to people who are unable to complete the trip or abandon it due to any reasons.
Terms & Conditions
  1. The digital copy of the Indemnity form duly filled, signed and emailed to the company along with the booking amount. 
  2. It will be deemed that the booking & payment policy is accepted by the clients while making the bookings with the first deposit amount. 
  3. If the client is forced to cancel the booking prior to departure, the cancellation policy will be followed.
  4. In case of any delay beyond our control, the client will have to bear extra cost for the extra days as per the option chosen on a per day basis.
  5. Please  note  and  be  well  informed  that  there  will  be  no  refund  of  money  after the package commences and if one cannot complete activity or gets sick enroute. 
  6. The cost is for the entire package and there would be no refunds in case any part of the package is not availed
  7. It is in the nature of a holiday of this kind to be flexible. The day-to-day agenda and ultimate goal of the tour is taken as an aim and not as a contractual obligation. We shall not be responsible for the delays or alterations in the program or expenses incurred due to conflict, international or internal flight delay or cancellations, strikes, sickness, weather, war, vehicle problems, political closures and disputes.
  8. The  booking  is  accepted  on  the  understanding  that  you  realize  the  potential  risks  and hazards that can be involved in holidays of this kind. The organiser along with our leaders/guides and anyone else working in association with us cannot be held responsible for any death, accident or mishap that may occur in connection with any part of, or services connected with the holiday. 
  9. Before the guests come on a holiday, they must be covered by insurance, which has to include the cost of helicopter rescue, evacuation and cost of repatriation if they become too ill to continue. It is recommended that the travel insurance should cover adventure activities undertaken. We can help you incase required
  10. The Company would not be liable to pay any kind of compensation arising because of any mishap, sickness, accident etc.

Payment Policy

Deposit & Payment Schedules

Reservations booking requires a guest name. There are no options allowed to hold without names.


Accommodation requires a deposit - please refer to the due date mentioned on the booking confirmation.

Confirming Deposit Amount           

25% advance as booking amount of package price. 

Final Payment

75% balance payments 45 days prior to departure

Indemnity Bond
Kindly download the Booking & Indemnity form this link. The digital copy of the Booking & Indemnity form duly filled, signed and scanned must be emailed to us along with the 25% booking amount of the package price.

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