India, Wildlife Tours

India Brahmaputra Cruise – Dibrugarh to Guwahati

Wildlife Cruise
11 Days
From 2095
Culture and Archaeology

Tour Introduction

11 Days from  2095 per adult. Some departure dates travel in reverse, making all the same stops

This ten night cruise in a comfortable air-conditioned riverboat covers most of the highlights of Assam, with elephant and jeep safaris looking for rhino in Kaziranga National Park, a visit to the old capital of the Ahom kings and to the Hindu monasteries on Majuli Island, walks in tea gardens and through tribal villages.

Full Itinerary

Price from  2095 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1

Arrive Dibrugarh and transfer to Dikhhou Mukh and embark.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes Breakfast.

Day 2

Excursion by road to Sibsagar, the one-time capital of the Ahom kings of Assam. Return to the ship for lunch and cruise down river to Majuli Island, one of the world's largest river islands.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 3
Majuli Island

Majuli Island possesses unique Hindu monasteries famous for their dance drama performances. Visit the museum at Auniati monastery, enjoy a typical Mising tribal lunch and attend a dance performance at Kamalabari monastery. Return to the ship and cruise downstream.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 4

Spend most of the day cruising on the river, possibly visiting the tribal village of Jamuguri if time permits.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 5
Kaziranga National Park

Arrive at the small temple town of Vishnath with its fine Ahom-period temple. After a short shore excursion continue down to Silghat and take a jeep ride through the Western Range of Kaziranga National Park.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 6
Kaziranga National Park

Disembark pre-dawn and drive to Kaziranga's Central Range for an early morning elephant ride. Karizanga has a population of well over 1000 rhinoceros and also has good populations of tiger, wild elephant, sambar, swamp deer, hog deer, wild pig and many other species. In the afternoon drive to Kaziranga's little visited Eastern Range for a further jeep safari before returning to the boat.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 7

Cruise downstream to Tezpur. After lunch on board visit the remains of the 6th century Da Parbatia temple then explore the town by cycle rickshaw.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 8
Ganesh Pahar

The day is spent on the river, traversing a lunar landscape of sand islands, before arriving at the idyllic isolated village of Ganesh Pahar.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 9
Ganesh Pahar

Continue downstream, passing jungle-covered hills on the south bank, reaching Guwahati at midday. Visit Aswaklanta temple before driving out to the temple ruins of Madan Kamdev.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 10

Walk through Sualkuchi to visit weaving workshops and see the whole process of silk manufacture, from cocoon to spinning to dyeing and finally to handweaving into exquisite saris and dress lengths. Then sail up to dock close to the great Saraighat bridge and take a tour of Guwahati, driving up Nilachal Hill to the Kamakhya temple. Visit the poignant Commonwealth War Graves, the museum and the bazaars.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 11

Transfer to the airport.

Includes Breakfast.

Tour Accommodation


RV Charaidew


The RV Charaidew was built in Guwahati in 1973, as a passenger ship for long distance voyages for the wealthy including the President of India. In 2003 she was completely rebuilt and refurbished to her current form, retaining original features such as her polished brass engine room telegraph. With 12 elegantly appointed cabins, the Charaidew is well-suited to the challenging conditions of the River Brahmaputra for which she was designed. Extensive use has been made of eco-friendly laminated bamboo panelling, while most fabrics are hand-woven by tribal people in remote villages.

Swimming Pool
Air Conditioning
24 passengers
125 feet

12 double or twin outside cabins with windows, private facilities and air-conditioning


Lounge/bar; dining room; semi-shaded sundeck with seating and sun loungers.

Route Map

Departure Dates

This tour has no set departure date and can be tailored to suit your travel requirements. Contact us for more details.

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:

No flights included.

Best Visited:

April to May

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Perfection as always. Thank you for a well thought out, prepared and an excellent holiday.

Dr F W - Buckinghamshire