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Cruising in Assam

13 days from $6,240pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Calcutta
  • Guwahati
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Jorhat
  • Dibrugarh
  • Explore the old colonial capital of Calcutta.

  • Experience a relaxing cruise on the Brahmaputra.

  • Discover the fast disappearing Majuli river island.

  • Stay in a traditional Assamese tea bungalow.

  • Safari in Kaziranga National Park.

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What our specialists say...

Discover the variety that the northeast has to offer. This itinerary offers the chance to explore some of the more remote and little-visited parts of this corner of India. A great trip for those interested in getting off-the-beaten-track. Cruse along the Brahmaputra river and spot one-horned Rhino in Kaziranga national park. Visit Assam's tea plantations and take a tour of colonial Calcutta.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Calcutta
  • Guwahati
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Jorhat
  • Dibrugarh
  • Calcutta

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Calcutta

Calcutta

Arrive into Calcutta where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Depending on the time of your flight, the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 2 Calcutta

Calcutta

Explore the old colonial streets of Calcutta on a fascinating walking tour, or select a different tour to see an unusual side of the city.

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Day 3 Guwahati

Calcutta , Guwahati

Fly from Calcutta to Guwahati and board your comfortable cruise boat. You will have the opportunity to tour Guwahati with guests from the cruise boat, before setting off along the Brahmaputra.

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Day 4 Guwahati

Guwahati

Spend the day cruising along the Brahmaputra. Explore riverside villages, visit silk weaving workshops and a hilltop Muslim shrine.

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Day 5 Guwahati

Guwahati

Cruise deeper into Assam, visiting the poignant Commonwealth War Graves cemetery en route, as well as Peacock Island; known for its population of Golden Langur monkeys.

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Day 6 Kaziranga National Park

Guwahati , Kaziranga National Park

Visit the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary this morning before disembarking your boat and making the journey to Kaziranga National Park. Relax this afternoon in your lodge - it's common to spot birds right on your private sit-out.

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Day 7 Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

Wake up in a beautiful lodge on the park's outskirts. Enjoy both morning and afternoon safaris in this protected area of Assam. Hopefully you will spot one-horned rhino as well as deer, otters and turtles.

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Day 8 Jorhat

Kaziranga National Park , Jorhat

Continue northeast today to Jorhat, where you will stay in a colonial bungalow for the next two nights. This afternoon you might like to take a walk through the local village near your hotel.

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Day 9 Jorhat

Jorhat

Visit Majuli Island, the world’s largest river island which is home to colourful monasteries, craft workshops and the Missing people. They also provide an excellent opportunity for bird watching.

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Day 10 Dibrugarh

Jorhat , Dibrugarh

Travel onwards to Dibrugarh via the ancient Ahom city of Sibsagar which you will visit en route. The temples are unique to this area and little visited - you're likely to have them to yourselves.

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Day 11 Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh

Explore the tranquil tea estates of Dibrugarh and learn the complex art of tea production. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the small tribal villages if you wish.

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Day 12 Calcutta

Dibrugarh , Calcutta

After a leisurely start to the day, fly back to Calcutta for your final night. Stay near the airport ready for your flight home tomorrow.

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Day 13 Return home

Calcutta

Transfer to the airport for your international flight.

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