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BOUTIQUE HERITAGE STAY ON THE BRAHMAPUTRA: MAJULI ISLAND, TEA GARDENS & WILDLIFE

4 days  |  Jorhat – Majuli Island – Hoollonggapar Gibbon Sanctuary – Jorhat
Highlights
  • Discover the monastic culture of Majuli, the world's largest river island and an idyllic village

  • Walk through the villages of the Mishing tribe and observe the everyday lives of this agrarian folk

  • Relish a tea-tasting experience at a plantation in Assam, the world's largest tea-growing region

  • Learn more about the history of tea cultivation in Assam from the experts at Tocklai Tea Experimental Station

  • Explore the mighty Brahmaputra river by country boat

  • Get up close with Hoolock Gibbons, Capped Languys, Malayan Giant Squirrels and exotic birdlife at Hoollonggapar Gibbon Sanctuary

  • Stay in a heritage passenger vessel – your "floating hotel" on the Brahmaputra river – from the 70s that's been entirely refurbished for comfortable riverine living

  • Sip on a gin & tonic on the sundeck of ABN Charaidew I and enjoy a spectacular sunset on the Brahmaputra river

Stay aboard the heritage passenger vessel, ABN Charaidew I, on the Brahmaputra river, one of Asia's mightiest rivers and the lifeline of Assam. Experience the best of riverine living from your twin-bedded cabin with en suite, decked out in Assamese looms and cane furniture.

 

Discover life on this river as you visit Majuli, the world's largest river island and the tiny Mishing hamlet within it. Immerse yourself in Assamese culture, and visit satras or monasteries of the neo-Vaishavite sect; taste local cuisine at a humble joint; and learn about the way of life of the Mishing tribal folk.

No visit in Assam is complete without a strong dosage of tea and wildlife! In the world's largest tea-growing region, find out more about the history of tea cultivation from experts at Tocklai Tea Experimental Station while you taste different teas and brews. Visit Hoollonggapar Gibbon Sanctuary and go for a jungle walk to chance upon gibbons, langurs and exotic birdlife.

Itinerary

DAY 1 | JORHAT/DIBRUGARH

Fly into Jorhat or Dibrugarh in the state of Assam | Transfer to ABN Charaidew I (docked near Majuli Island) by country boat | Afternoon at leisure

DAY 2 | MAJULI

Sumptuous breakfast on board | Cruise to Majuli Island by country boat | Visit the island's satras or monasteries of the neo-Vaishnavite sect | Enjoy a monastic dance performance | Visit a Mishing village and discover their simple agrarian way of life | Dinner and overnight on the boat

DAY 3 | JORHAT (HOOLLONGGAPAR GIBBON SANCTUARY & TOCKLAI TEA EXPERIMENTAL STATION)

Sumptuous breakfast on board | Cruise to Neemati Ghat in Jorhat by country boat | Visit Hoollonggapar Gibbon Sanctuary and go on a jungle walk to get up close with Hoolock Gibbons, Capped Langurs, Malayan Giant Squirrels and exotic birdlife | Visit Tocklai Tea Experimental Station | Learn about the history of tea cultivation | Try your hand at tea-tasting with the help of an expert | Dinner and overnight on the boat

 

DAY 4 | DEPART

Sumptuous breakfast on board | Cruise to Neemati Ghat in Jorhat by country boat to head to your next destination

Note: country boat transfers are subject to prevailing river and weather conditions. Tocklai Tea Experimental Station is closed on Sundays and Mondays, and there are fewer activities in the winter months.

PRICE

INR 33,491 per person on a twin-sharing basis aboard ABN Charaidew I

Price includes:

  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary by A/C Sumo/Bolero in Majuli and A/C Toyota Innova in Jorhat (excluding airport transfers)

  • Services of an English-speaking escort

  • A monastic dance performance at Majuli

  • A jungle walk to Hoollonggapar Gibbon Sanctuary

  • Entry fees for Hoollonggapar Gibbon Sanctuary

  • 3 nights' accommodation aboard ABN Charaidew I on a twin-share basis

  • Half-board (breakfast and dinner)

  • Transfers to and from ABN Charaidew I by country boat

  • GST

Price excludes:

  • Air/train fares

  • Airport transfers

  • Camera charges, tips, drinks, laundry

  • Insurance, telephone charges

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