Birding Tour India: Bhutan Extension – Assam April 2019

Tour Details

Duration: 8 days
Group Size: 4 – 6
Date Start: April 15, 2019
Date End: April 22, 2019
Tour Start: Guwahati, India
Tour End: Guwahati, India

Tour Costs

Price: US$3,015 / £2,305 / €2,564per person sharing

Single Supplement: US$330 / £252 / €281

* Please note that currency conversion is calculated in real-time, therefore is subject to slight change. Please refer back to the base price when finalizing payments.

* Please quote “SALE” when you inquire about this tour, and we will discount your price – valid for the next two bookings.

Price includes:
All accommodation (as described above – please note that the accommodation in northeast India is basic to very basic, often with shared bathroom/toilets in permanent camp sites away from the cities)
Meals (from lunch on day 1 until breakfast on day 8)
Drinking water – two bottles of mineral water per day per person from our tour vehicle (if taken from hotel/camps this will be at your own cost)
Expert tour leader and local bird/wildlife guide fees
National park/birdwatching reserve entrance fees and jeep safaris
All ground transport and tolls while on tour, including airport pick-up and drop-off
Rafting at Nameri

Price excludes:
All flights
Visa
Items of a personal nature, e.g. gifts, laundry, internet access, phone calls, etc.
Optional tours (e.g. monument entrance fees)
Elephant rides
Soft/alcoholic drinks
Camera (still/video) permits
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities

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Assam, India: Kaziranga National Park and Nameri National Park, April 2019

This extension to our Birding Tour Bhutan: Spring in the Eastern Himalayas 2019 tour will lead to the Indian province of Assam, home to two magnificent national parks for us to visit; Kaziranga NP and Nameri NP. Either of these parks may allow us a glimpse of the majestic Bengal tiger; the former is the major stronghold of the otherworldly great Indian one-horned rhinoceros and features numerous other interesting mammals and wonderful birds; the latter is one of the best birding venues on the Indian subcontinent.

 

Itinerary (8 days/7 nights)

Day 1. Transfer to Kaziranga National Park
If you are coming from Bhutan, you will today arrive with us in Guwahati from Samdrup Jonkhar in Bhutan. Otherwise your tour begins in Guwahati. From here we will drive to Kaziranga (5 hours from Guwahati).
Overnight: a wildlife resort.

Day 2 – 4. Kaziranga National Park
The safaris will be in jeeps inside Kaziranga National Park, and the days will be spent in the various habitats of this fabulous park, looking for great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Pied Harrier, Bengal Florican, Greater Adjutant, and many others.
Overnight: a wildlife resort

Day 5. Kaziranga National Park – Nameri National Park
We spend the early morning at the famous Panbari Mosque, and then we will drive to Nameri National Park to get a glimpse of the rare White-winged Duck and Wreathed Hornbill.
Overnight: Nameri Eco Camp

Days 6 – 7  Nameri National Park
These two days will be spent birding at Nameri.
Overnight: Nameri Eco Camp

Day 8. Departure
After early morning birding we drive to the airport in Guwahati. You can connect from here  to Kolkata or New Delhi for your flights home.

Please note that the itinerary cannot be guaranteed as it is only a rough guide and can be changed (usually slightly) due to factors such as availability of accommodation, updated information on the state of accommodation, roads, or birding sites, the discretion of the guides and other factors.

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The 2016 Northern India Birding Ecotours trip was everything I had hoped for and more. As a novice both when it came to Asian birds and Indian travel, the trip couldn’t have been better. Andy Walker, our guide, was brilliant at finding the expected birds and some amazing rarities and getting us good looks. I managed close to 400 lifers combined with Fatehpur Sikri, the Taj Mahal, some fascinating glimpses of rural India and a spectacular time in the Himalayan foothills. Our driver, van, train travel and hotels were all comfortable and worked like clockwork. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime.

Hume Martin, Toronto, Canada

Bhutan extension -assam trip Report november 2015

This is a sample trip report. Please email us (info@birdingecotours.com) for more trip reports from this destination.