India Brahmaputra Cruise – Guwahati to Kaziranga

# Wildlife Cruise

India Brahmaputra Cruise – Guwahati to Kaziranga

8 Days from £970 per adult.
8 Days
Wildlife Cruise
Culture and Archaeology

This seven night cruise in a comfortable air-conditioned river boat is perhaps the ideal introduction to the Brahmaputra, finishing as it does with a visit to Kaziranga National Park, the highlight of any visit to Assam. It also includes the rarely-visited Nameri National Park, a visit to a tea garden, and a trip through the bazaars of Tezpur in cycle rickshaws.


Price from £970 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Arrive in India

Met at Guwahati airport. Short city tour including the Kamakhya temple and Commonwealth War Graves cemetery. Embark and cruise upstream to Kurua on the north bank.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes Dinner.

Day 2 - Khirakata

The day is spent cruising upstream. Visit the north bank village of Khirakata with its lush green fields of vegetables and corn.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Tullugaon

Leaving the hills behind and visit Tullugaon, another bankside village with large sugarcane plantations. See weavers at work in their homes, as well as the production of jaggary out of sugar can juice. Moor for the night in a lunar landscape of sand islands with hopefully the Himalayas in view in the distance.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Tepzur

Cruise on to Tepzur and visit the 6th century Da Parbatia temple ruins then explore the town by cycle rickshaw.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Nameri National Park

Drive to Nameri National Park. Float down the Jia Bhoreli river looking for birdlife (including great hornbills) and possibly wild elephant. Visit a local village then return to the ship.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Kaziranga National Park

Continue upstream and moor at Steemer Ghat, a lovely beach backed by jungle-covered hills. In the afternoon drive to the Western Range of Kaziranga National Park. 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.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Kaziranga National Park

Drive to Kaziranga's Central Range for an elephant safari. After breakfast at a lodge visit a tea factory and tribal village. After lunch either take a jeep safari in the little visited Eastern Range or return directly to Steemer Ghat.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Guwahati

An early start for the 4 hour drive back to Guwahati airport. Connect with your international flight home.

Staying at Charaidew. Includes Breakfast.

Travel Info

Are International Flights Included?
No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:
No flights included.

Best Visited:
December to April

Area Specialist

Jonathan Morris

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Naturalist guides were brilliant. We seem to have been given the best one in each place. Had same one for whole of stay in each place. Cultural guides gave just enough information and then left you to ask questions about what interested you which is what we like. They did not seem to have a set patter. Helpful about photographic sites – i.e. good position to take photos.

[OVERALL STANDARD OF SERVICE] Excellent isn’t good enough. In every place we were treated like royalty. Totally relaxed and felt totally safe but not smothered.

[WILDLIFE HIGHLIGHTS] 11 tigers, innumerable rhino, wild elephants, buffalo, otters, hog and swamp deer, and wild boar. Birds at Keoladeo excellent. Watched leopard and three cubs at Siana for 1.5 hrs of exceptional viewing.

An outstanding holiday which far exceeded our expectations. Many people would enjoy it I’m sure.

Ms M E - Surrey

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