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EXPLORE THE BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER

THE BRAHMAPUTRA
7 NIGHTS GUWAHATI - JORHAT FROM US$2,601 - MEMBERS FROM US$2,312
SAVE UP TO 10% AND NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ON SELECTED DATES

The mighty Brahmaputra river in Northern India originates high in the Himalayas before flowing through the scenic Assam Valley where UNESCO protected national parks and remote rural communities provide the traveller with the most wonderful and authentic expedition. We are pleased to operate this new program with safaris by small boat, jeep and even elephant in search of the Greater One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros and Indian tiger. With fascinating visits to ‘Mishing’ people who live on the world’s largest river island, tea plantations and many exotic Satras to explore, your Assam adventure will leave lifetime-lasting memories.

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PRE CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Exploring Kolkata 2 Night Pre Tour

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Delhi & Taj Mahal 4 Night Pre Tour

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Ancient Kingdom Of Bhutan & Kolkata 6 Night Pre Tour

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India's Golden Triangle 6 Night Pre Tour

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POST CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Exploring Kolkata 2 Night Post Tour

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Delhi & Taj Mahal 3 Night Post Tour

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Kolkata & Ancient Kingdom Of Bhutan 6 Night Post Tour

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India's Golden Triangle 6 Night Post Tour

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OPTIONAL PACKAGE ADDONS

Private Dining

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Pre-Bookable House Wine Package (India)

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ITINERARY

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DAY 1 GUWAHATI

Transfer to your Pandaw vessel via a visit to the ‘Kama-khya Temple’, devoted to the goddess of desire. Set sail passing Peacock Island, famous for the endangered Golden Langur. Enjoy an evening welcome dinner and talk.

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DAY 2 SAILING TOWARDS SILGHAT

Spend the day enjoying the stunning natural scenery and wildlife of the Brahmaputra River. Observe river dolphins and birds of prey as we pass uninhabited islands and the fragile communities that live here. After tea enjoy a talk on ‘The River Brahmaputra and the tribal life that exists alongside’.

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DAY 3 SILGHAT

Pass Tezpur and a gigantic 3 Km long arched bridge arriving at Silghat, where we take an excursion through stunning countryside to a tea estate and factory producing the famous Assam tea.

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DAY 4 KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Our expedition continues with a visit to the UNESCO accredited Kaziranga National Park where we enjoy a safari on elephant searching for the elusive Greater One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros and Indian tiger. We continue to Bagori, where by open jeep we further explore the wildlife of this magnificent park. We also travel to Biswanath Ghat and discover the charming village by small boat where women weave colourful traditional handicrafts by the riverside.

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DAY 5 RIVER SAFARI

After more dramatic scenic cruising, we take a boat safari on the Eastern range of Kaziranga where River Dhansiri and River Brahmaputra meet. Here, observe wildlife at its most natural including pied kingfishers, eagles, vultures, water buffalos, monitor lizards and otters. Dinner is enjoyed al fresco on a deserted island.

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DAY 6 TOWARDS MAJULI

Visit a local village on what is the world’s largest river island and home to the ethnic ‘Mishing’ people. Here, women weave on hand-looms to create characterful costumes and we enjoy a demonstration of a Dhoti & Chaddor - traditional dresses for the men and women of the Mishing communities. It is a pleasant place to explore.

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DAY 7 MAJULI, NEAMATI GHAT AND SIBSAGAR

Arrive at the ancient town of Majuli, where we explore the impressive Satras dating back to the 15th century. We continue to Sibsagar, capital of the Tai-speaking Ahoms who came from Yunan and China in the 13th Century AD. Explore the Shiva Dol, built in 1734, the highest Shiva temple in India. Our day is completed with an insight into the making of Assam tea from a tea estate family.

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DAY 8 JORHAT

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport.

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WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: Transfer to/from Ship, entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.

Price Excludes: International flights, laundry, all visa costs, wine and imported beverages, fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions), espressos and cappuccinos at bar, tipping for guide and drivers.

Please Note: We suggest to change money at a bank at the international airport before exiting (currently there is shortage of new money bills in India).

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TRANSFERS & JOINING

DAY 1 GUWAHATI

Transfer from Guwahati airport to your Pandaw vessel. Flight arrival should be before 13.00.

DAY 8 JORHAT

Disembark after breakfast 08.30. Transfer to Jorhat airport (30km / 45 min).

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