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The Mighty Brahmaputra River (Kindat Pandaw)

The Mighty Brahmaputra River (Kindat Pandaw)

From USD $3,148

Description

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 in search of the Greater One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros and Indian tiger. We also visit tea plantations and artisan villages, temples and War Graves.

Please note: this cruise can be combined with The Lower Ganges River Cruise. Please contact us for more details.

Trip Name
The Mighty Brahmaputra River (Kindat Pandaw)
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: River Boat Length: 57 metres Passenger Capacity: 36 Built / refurbished: 2014 Kindat Pandaw is a very shallow draft vessel that can go just about anywhere anytime, it is big enough to carry 30-40 passengers with lots of outdoor deck space. The ship has quality mountain bikes for your independent exploration. ACCOMMODATION 8 upper deck, 10 main deck, 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass, AC with individual control, Premium mattresses, Multi-configuration plugs, 24h laundry service WINING & DINING Bistro style dining room with outside seating and air-conditioning inside, Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team, Semi-buffet breakfast, semi-buffet lunch, and seated theme dinners, Daily lean & light menu options, Complimentary local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes, Extensive wine list with premium wines, Welcome drink on arrival, Welcome cocktail, Farewell reception, Theme dinners, 24hrs hospitality bar, Onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and rolls ON EXCURSIONS Admissions, Shoe cleaning after excursions, Bottled drinking water, We give away aluminium water bottles, Cold towel service after excursions, Refreshing drink following excursions, 1st aid trained assistant guide to follow all tours and excursions, Quality mountain bikes available for independent exploration SAFETY & SECURITY All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards, Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas, Fire fighting system in all ship areas, Expert marine superintendant, 24 hrs watch on duty ONBOARD STAFF Captain, River Pilot, First Officer, Chief Engineer, 1st Engineer, Electrician, Bosun & nautical crew, Ship manager, Housekeeping, Dining, Bar keeper, Chefs, Local tour guides PUBLIC SPACES Guest relation desk, Library with contemporary and classic literature

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 GUWAHATI
Transfer to ship from airport and explore this pleasant Assami city visiting the Nilachai Hill temple and Commonwealth Graves. Late afternoon cast off upriver.
Day 2 - DAY 2 SAILING
Sail all day making headway against strong currents through the lush Assami countryside stopping for some exercise in a village of market gardens.
Day 3 - DAY 3 TEZPUR
Exploring the town by trishaw we visit the De Parbatia temple with its richly carved portals and Cole Park with its collection of medieval carvings collected from across the region.
Day 4 - DAY 4 NAMERI NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, drive for some two hours to the Nameri National Park at the foot of the blue hills of Arunachal Pradesh, the old North East Frontier Agency. Here, we take a float trip of around two hours down the Jia-Bhoreli River through the park. There are excellent bird-watching opportunities here (look out for the great Hornbills) and, perhaps, the chance of sighting wild elephants. After lunch, take a village walk before returning to the ship. Continue upstream, passing below a seemingly endless new bridge across the vast width of the riverbed, to moor at Silghat.
Day 5 - DAY 5 KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
Jeep safari to Kaziranga an area of approximately 430 sq kms, this UNESCO World Heritage is home to the world’s largest population of the Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros as well as the Indian Wild Water Buffalo. It has the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers withone every five sq. km. The park an incredibly rich biodiversity hotspot with its marshy swamps and thickets of elephant grass, this park supports large populations of Indian elephants, Indian bison, swamp deer, and capped langurs.Besides wildlife, Kaziranga National Park is also a birding paradise. A few of the bird species found here are the oriental honey buzzard, black-shouldered kite, white-tailed eagle, himalayan griffon to mention a few.
Day 6 - DAY 6 TEA GARDENS
Return downstream to visit a tea estate and historic plantation house on the way. Learn about the tea production process from start to finish in this idyllic setting.
Day 7 - DAY 7 SUALKUCHI SILK VILLAGE
Sailing down past Guwhati moor here in the afternoon to see silk production from the cocoon, to spinning and weaving to make the typical saree worn by Assami women.
Day 8 - DAY 8 GUWAHATI
Disembark in the morning and transfer to airport.
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
31-10-202107-11-2021USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
31-10-202107-11-2021USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
08-11-202115-11-2021USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
08-11-202115-11-2021USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
16-11-202123-11-2021USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
16-11-202123-11-2021USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
24-11-202101-12-2021USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
24-11-202101-12-2021USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
18-12-202125-12-2021USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
18-12-202125-12-2021USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
26-12-202102-01-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
26-12-202102-01-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
03-01-202210-01-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
03-01-202210-01-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
11-01-202218-01-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
11-01-202218-01-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
19-01-202226-01-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
19-01-202226-01-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
27-01-202203-02-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
27-01-202203-02-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
04-02-202211-02-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
04-02-202211-02-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
12-02-202219-02-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
12-02-202219-02-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
20-02-202227-02-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
20-02-202227-02-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
28-02-202207-03-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
28-02-202207-03-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
08-03-202215-03-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
08-03-202215-03-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
16-03-202223-03-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
16-03-202223-03-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
24-03-202231-03-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
24-03-202231-03-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
01-04-202208-04-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
01-04-202208-04-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
09-04-202216-04-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
09-04-202216-04-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
17-04-202224-04-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
17-04-202224-04-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From
25-04-202202-05-2022USD $3,148Main Deck Twin Sharing. From
25-04-202202-05-2022USD $3,583Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From

Inclusions

    • Discover Guwahati. This is a large city in India, in the state of Assam. It is a place that has so much to offer in terms of beauty and history, making it one of the most fascinating stops on any river cruise.
    • Explore Kaziranga National Park. This World Heritage Site is known as the home of 3/4 of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses. During the river stop at the Kaziranga National Park, you will enjoy an incredible safari, spotting the abundance of rhino’s and Indian tigers (amongst other animals) along the way. A stop off when on the Brahmaputra at the awe-inspiring park makes for an incredible visit.

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