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The destinations on the tour have been chosen to give you and your children a fun experience of life in the North East.
Guwahati is the melting pot of the east and the trip starts here. We continue to Meghalaya for the outdoor adventure. At Cherrapunjee, enjoy cave explorations, waterfalls and music. Take in views of Bangladesh from bamboo sky bridges at Mawlynnong and walk down to a living root bridge nearby. Go for a boat ride near Dawki which borders Bangladesh. Feel at home in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya and explore a sacred grove in Mawphalang. The rhino attracts everyone to Assam and at Pobitora National Park, you will get to see these beautiful creatures.
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Date : May 1, 2019
Time : 10:00 am
Guwahati-PobitoraArrive at Guwahati airport by morning flight (we will inform you on what flights to book). Julie, Jiya and Vir will greet you at the airport with a breakfast basket. From there you will drive down to Pobitora (72 kms / approximately 2 hours). En route there will be a tea break. Once you check in, lunch will be waiting for you at the resort. After you rest and freshen up, you can go to the riverside to see the sunset. In the evening join the local Bihu dancers who will entertain you.
Date : May 2, 2019
Time : 8:30 am
CherrapunjeeAn early morning elephant ride has been arranged inside the Pobitora Sanctuary. After breakfast, head for Cherrapunjee (166 kms / approximately 4.5 hours). En route we will have lunch at Nongpoh. Stretch your legs and take in the local scenery after you check into the home stay. Dinner will be at a restaurant near the home stay.
Date : May 3, 2019
Time : 9:30 am
CherrapunjeeIn the morning, explore a cave and a few waterfalls. Everyone will get a chance to get into the water if they so choose to. A local guide will accompany us. Lunch will be at a small local restaurant. In the evening, enjoy a jam session with a local rock band.
Date : May 4, 2019
Time : 8:30 am
Dawki – Mawlynnong - CherrapunjeeThe day will start with a drive to Dawki (65 kms / approximately 2 hours) where we will go on a boat ride on the crystal clear waters of the Umgot river. Lunch is at Mawlynnong, the cleanest village in India. We will visit a living root bridge and you will marvel at the ingenuity of this sustainable invention built a 100 years ago. Return to the home stay for dinner.
Date : May 5, 2019
Time : 9:30 am
ShillongThe drive to Shillong is 51 kms (approximately 2 hrs). En route visit Mawphalang Sacred Groves. After lunch we have planned some activities for the children, leaving the parents free to visit the local market. An early dinner will be served at the hotel for the children.
Date : May 6, 2019
Time : 8:00 am
GuwahatiAfter taking in a few local sites, we will drive to Guwahati in the morning (97 kms / approximately 3 hours) reaching the home stay in time for lunch. An evening river cruise has been planned on the Brahmaputra. Dinner will be at the home stay.
Date : May 7, 2019
Time : 10:00 am
MemoriesIn the morning, catch up on your shopping. Lunch has been planned in a restaurant. En route to to the airport visit the Kamakhya temple complex.
- Accommodation in double/ twin bed room.
- Guwahati: Prabhakar Guest House/Guwahati Address
- Cherrapunjee: Sa-I-Mika / La Kupar
- Shillong: Shillong Habitat
- Pobitora: Zizina Resort[tented huts]
- All meals
- Transfer by Tempo Traveller
- One Bihu dance performance
- One music performance at Cherrapunjee
- A river cruise on the Brahmaputra in Guwahati
- One elephant ride at Pobitora National Park#
- Local guide at Cherrapunjee and Mawphalang
- Drinking water, basic medical kit and light refreshment for the journey
- Two activities for kids
#Elephant safaris are subject to availability and permission granted by forest dept.
- Porter fees, tips, laundry or camera charges
- Snacks or drinks unless mentioned above
- Cultural activities unless mentioned above
- Telephone charge
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Since it is a limited number of travellers and we do have fixed costs, there is a cancellation charge.
If you cancel your booking 45 days prior to departure date, you will be charged 12% of your total booking amount.
If you cancel your booking 10 days prior to departure date, a 40% fee will be deducted from your advance payment.
Cancellation with less than 10 days from date of departure will be charged at 60% of your total booking amount.
Costs have been calculated on 6-7 adults traveling on twin sharing basis and 6-8 children. It will change depending on the number of people travelling and mode of transport if you wish to change it.
Yes, we do. The additional cost is to cover expenditure incurred for permits and entry fees that are higher for non-Indian travellers.
Yes. Clients must be insured to cover the costs of medical emergencies/ expenses incurred due to weather conditions, prevailing road conditions, political situations, natural calamities, change in flight schedule, mechanical malfunction, or any such unanticipated events or any acts of God.
In Guwahati and Shillong, the major restaurants, hotel and shops will accept credit cards but elsewhere you will need cash for transaction.
The hills will be pleasant during the day and cold at night. Carry at least one warm jacket and a scarf for yourself and warm layers for the kids. Some clothes to play in the water.
There might be a few mild showers so carry a waterproof jacket and good sturdy walking shoes are a must.
Sun screen, sun glasses, insect repellent, a cap, a pair of binoculars are recommended.
A valid photo Id (Aadhar card, Voter's Id or driving license. Passport with valid visa for foreign passport holders).
Carry cell phone and camera chargers.
In Guwahati and Shillong the major restaurants, hotel and shops will accept credit cards but elsewhere you will need cash for transaction.
Carry basic medicines and any medication that you might be using.
Yes. A good selection of locally sourced vegetables will be provided.
Part of the travel are on hill roads but the roads are in good condition.
It is safe.
Accommodations have been planned in a boutique home stay/hotels in Guwahati and Shillong. In Cherrapunjee, it is a basic standard hotel. In Pobitora, it’s a comfortable tent with attached bathrooms.
In Guwahati and Shillong, there is 24 hour emergency care available at the hospital. In Cherrapunjee and in Pobitora, there is a medical facility which can address minor issues.
Tips: hotel staff for a 3 night stay Rs. 200 – Rs. 250/- and driver for a week Rs. 1000 – 1500/-.
Restaurant: a meal for 4 ( Rs. 2500 to 8000/-).
Mild showers and a few thunderstorms start from the month of March but the weather otherwise remains pleasant till mid May. Monsoon season begins mid May. In the plains, day time might be warm and evenings pleasant. In the hills you might need a light jacket during the day and a warmer one for the evening.
The hotel in Shillong will provide Wi-Fi access on their premises but for elsewhere please carry your Wi-Fi hotspot or dongle. Some places you may not have access to Wi-Fi.