Meet representative at Guwahati Airport for your transfer to the ship. Embark the ship at 3.30pm.
Day 1: Guwahati
Meet your representative at Guwahati Airport for your transfer to the vessel. Board the vessel and settle into your cabin. The ship sets sail on the Brahmaputra River to Kiriakara. You will be given a safety briefing followed by a Welcome Dinner.
Day 2: Kiriakara - Tezpur
Spend the morning enjoying life on the Brahmaputra River as the ship sails to Tezpur. Enjoy a massage or a dip in the jacuzzi and pool or perhaps scan the river for the Gangetic Dolphin. Late afternoon you may join a presentation on 'Wildlife of Kaziranga'. The ship anchors mid-stream overnight.
Day 3: Tezpur - Silghat
Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise to Silghat with lunch onboard. In the afternoon arrive in Silghat and join an excursion to a Tea Estate where you can walk through the manicured tea gardens and watch tea pickers at work followed by a talk on the art of making that perfect cup of tea.
Day 4: Kaziranga - Bishwanath
Rise early for a once-in-a-lifetime elephant-backed safari where you will search for the elusive rhinoceros and tiger. Designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kaziranga National Park is located in the flood plains on both sides of the Brahmaputra. The park is home to over 180 mammals including tiger, deer, bison, elephants and a rich variety of birds. Breakfast will be taken at a resort in Kaziranga followed by a Jeep Safari of the park. Return to the ship for lunch and continue sailing to Bishwanath, where you will take a smaller boat to visit the charming village. Here you can observe local women weaving cotton and silk.
Day 5: Bishwanath - Majuli
As the ship gently glides on the river up to Majuli, you will have time to enjoy the ships amenities including the spa and swimming pool or perhaps do some bird watching from the decks. After lunch you may join a boat safari before arriving in Majuli in the evening. Later in the evening you can enjoy a cooking demonstration on board followed by a bonfire at an isolated island.
Day 6: Majuli Island
The ship sails towards Majuli Island, a treasure house of Assamese culture. You will disembark for a visit to the Mishing Village, where you can meet the locals. From here the ship continues sailing towards Majuli - make the most of the ship's amenities such as a spa treatment, dip in the swimming pool or perhaps sit on deck and enjoy the passing scenery and wildlife.
Day 7: Majuli - Nimati - Sibsagar
After a morning yoga session, you will arrive at Majuli Island, a treasure house of Assamese culture. Here you will discover a number of ancient monasteries dating back to the 15th century which are dedicated to the preservation of the arts. A former social reformer, Shankardeva, visited the island in the 16th century and promulgated a form of Hinduism, establishing monasteries called Satra. These Satras became the hub of culture, art, religion and lifestyle. You will visit two monasteries in the afternoon where you can enjoy a masked dance performance. Return to the ship for a farewell dinner.
Day 8: Nimati - Sibsagar
After your last breakfast on board the Mahabaau you will disembark and travel overland to Sibsagar, the ancient city of the Ahom Kings. Marvel at the unique architectural style and well-preserved monuments scattered around the town. From here transfer to the airport to board your flight to Kolkata/Delhi.
Disembark the ship and transfer to Kolkata/Delhi Airport in the afternoon.
- 7 nights' accommodation on board the Mahabaahu
- Full board during the cruise (from dinner on day one to lunch on the last day)
- Domestic wine & beer with Welcome and Farewell dinners
- Transfers to and from the airport by air-conditioned transportation
- Assistance and porterage at the airport
- All entrance fees at the monuments and National Parks as per the itinerary
- Government Service Tax
- Two Game Drives and an Elephant Safari to the Kaziranga National Park
- English speaking guide
- International transportation
- Airport departure tax
- Personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- A supplement will be added during the peak period from 20th December 2013 to 5th January 2014 (Amount to be advised on booking request for that period)