Trivia: The hoollock gibbon is the only kind of ape found in India at The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary situated in the Jorhat district of Assam.
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The places have been chosen for you to experience the varied wildlife in Assam. Manas National Park borders Bhutan and is known for its population of wild buffalo. It is home to rare species of animals like the one horn rhino, golden langur, hispid hare and the Assam roof turtle. Apart from the safaris we have included a few outdoor activities to make it a holistic experience for you.

Everyone associates Kaziranga with the one-horned rhino, but a lesser-known fact is that it holds the record world over for having the largest number of tigers in a protected area. Jorhat is at the heart of the tea industry in Assam and it is delightful to spend a night at a tea estate bungalow here. The sanctuary  here is home to the hoolock gibbons which are the only gibbons found in India.

Please note that, here, the sun sets at 4.45 pm, so daylight hours are precious.

This is a great breakaway to relax, soak in the local wildlife and capture the scenic beauty through a photographer’s lens or sketches. Travel back in time to bygone eras of tribal life and the British Raj.

Please note: This tour can be replicated any time between November 1st and April 31st as the  National Parks are open during these months. The price is based on the number of people traveling.

In December 2017, for a group of 10, pricing was Rs.62,000/- per person for Indian passport holders. Foreign passport holders are charged an additional amount for  entry fees and permits that Indian travellers do not require. For a current update on pricing please write to us.

The Assam jungle tour gives you an experience of the state's wildlife diversity

Itineraries

Day 1

Guwahati - Manas

Arrive at Guwahati airport via a morning flight and drive to Manas. The drive is approximately 3 hrs. You will be met at the airport and drinking water, a light snack and juice will be provided for the drive. Check in to the hotel in time for a late lunch. A tea picnic by the river front has been arranged in the evening, for you to enjoy the scenic view, Try your hand at skipping stones and generally unwind as you get into holiday mode.

Day 2

Manas

Early Morning, you can go on an elephant safari (optional ) and a morning jeep safari inside the national park. After breakfast you will visit the village of a local Bodo tribe and explore life in their village. You will also get to meet weavers, see them weave and see one or two of their homes. They will also show you what they cultivate. Enjoy a local village lunch (optional) and then return to the hotel. The afternoon jeep safari starts at 2.30 pm, before which you will have to report to the hotel front desk. A naturalist will accompany you. In the evening, a cultural performance at the hotel compound has been specially organized for you. This will be followed by dinner at the hotel.

Day 3

Kaziranga

Early in the morning, you will check out with a packed breakfast and drive to Kaziranga. The drive is over 323 km and takes 7 hours. There will be both a tea and a lunch break along the way. You will reach Kaziranga early in the evening. You have an option to either relax at the hotel till dinner or book a massage at the hotel spa (pay directly to vendor). If you are keen, you can even visit the tourist centre to see the local performance.

Day 4

Kaziranga

Early in the morning, you can go for an elephant ride (optional) and a jeep safari inside the sanctuary (Kohara) . After breakfast, visits will be arranged to the surrounding cottage industries and the Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park. The evening jeep safari ride to Agratoli starts at 2 pm. After the safari, you can visit the local market to pick up a souvenir or two.

Day 5

Kaziranga - Jorhat

Enjoy an early morning jeep safari to another part (Bagori) of the forest. After breakfast check out and drive to Jorhat where you will stay in a guesthouse is located in a tea estate.

Day 6

Memories

In the morning, you will visit the Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary (22 km / approximately 45 minutes). The sanctuary contains the hoolock gibbons which are the only gibbons found in India. It is also home to the only nocturnal primates found in the Northeast – The Bengal Slow Loris. Back at the guesthouse you can have a leisurely breakfast, before you check out and head to the airport.
  1. Accommodation in double/ twin bed room.
  2. Meals on MAP (breakfast & dinner)
  3. All transfers by Innova (maximum 03 or 4 pax in one vehicle) or deluxe tempo traveller
  4. Local accompanying guide
  5. Two jeep safaris at Manas
  6. Three jeep safaris at Kaziranga
  7. Naturalist
  8. One performance at Manas
  9. One village walk
  10.  entry fee for Gibbons park
    Entry fees for activities mentioned in the itinerary.

Please note:

#Elephant safaris are subject to availability and permission granted by forest dept.

Road conditions are unpredictable in this region and could be under repair. Re-routing or itinerary changes can be made by the guide. Also, there will be short distances of dirt road between villages.

Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall experience

Price might change if there is a hike in fuel, hotel rate or taxes.

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 events termed as ‘Acts of God’.

  1. Airfare
  2. Porter fees, tips, laundry or camera charges
  3. Cultural activities apart from those mentioned above
  4. Snacks, any kind of beverages and lunch unless mentioned above
  5. Insurance
  6. Telephone charges
  7. Any other expenses not specified in the cost inclusion
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    This was our first visit to Assam and in Julie we found the perfect guide/host. From the leisurely river boat cruise on the Brahmaputra to the early morning elephant rides at Kaziranga, this was a truly memorable experience. Our personal highlights were dinner with Julie’s aunt. A lovely lady with a wonderful home in the middle of Gwahati.

    The food was exceptional and the company delightful. Our walk through the Mishing village in Majuli was also a wonderful experience. To see the ladies weaving beautiful fabric on their looms and to share a rice beer with these lovely people in their homes was an unforgettable memory. All in all a great holiday.

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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 40% of your total booking amount.
If you cancel your booking 10 days prior to departure date, a 60% fee will be deducted from your advance payment.
Cancellation with less than 10 days from date of departure will be charged at 100% 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, Kaziranga and Jorhat the major restaurants, hotel and shops will accept credit cards but elsewhere you will need cash for transaction.

The weather will be pleasant during the day and cold at night. Carry at least one warm jacket and a scarf.

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 and 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, Kaziranga and Jorhat 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.

Accommodations have been planned in boutique heritage properties and 4 star hotels.

Access to medical facilities is available in all locations.

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/-).

November is the start of the winter season. Day time is very pleasant. You will need a cap or scarf to protect you from the sun and may require a light jacket. The evenings can be a slight bit nippy so a warmer jacket or thick shawl for the evenings.

Mid December till mid February is the coldest with temperatures dropping to 11 degree Celsius at night. We advise clients to carry their warmer woollens.

Mild showers and a few thunderstorms start from the month of March but the weather otherwise remains pleasant till early May. Monsoon season begins mid May till early September and we do not offer tours then.

Yes. The hotels in Guwahati and Kaziranga 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.