CRUISING THE BRAHMAPUTRA


14 Days / 13 Nights

CRUISING THE BRAHMAPUTRA

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 onehorned rhino. Finish in Guwahati, a town renowned for its tantric traditions.


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CRUISING THE BRAHMAPUTRA

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 onehorned rhino. Finish in Guwahati, a town renowned for its tantric traditions.

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Day 1: Fly to Kolkata (N)

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. Afternoon 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. Have lunch at a tea estate before cruising to Majuli, the world's largest riverine island. (B, L, D)

Day 6 : Majuli island
Visit Auniati monastery with its eclectic museum. 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. (B, L, D)

Day 8 : Kaziranga National Park
Visit the temple town of Vishnath before a 4x4 ride through Kaziranga’s western range. (B, L, D)

Day 9 : Kaziranga National Park
Explore Kaziranga's central range on an early morning elephant ride, the best way to get really close to the rhinos and Kaziranga's other mammals. Drive to Kaziranga's little-visited eastern range, or the newly-opened Burapahar range, for a further 4x4 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. (B, L, D)

Day 12 : Guwahati
Climb up to the pretty Aswaklanta temple before driving to the beautifully sited temple ruins of Madan Kamdev. 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)

GUIDE PRICE $3,795 PER PERSON

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