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Brahmaputra and Kolkata

Enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in bustling Kolkata and a 7-night cruise along the mighty Brahmaputra on this unique holiday with superb excursions and return flights from Manchester

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11 Nights

Far Horizon
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This adventure begins with a 2-night hotel stay in the fascinating city of Kolkata, before you join the purpose-built Mahabaahu for an unforgettable cruise along the Brahamptura.

Discover the marble Victoria Memorial, the majestic St Paul's Cathedral and Mother Tersea's house during your time in Kolkata, before flying to Jorhat and transferring to Neamati Ghat to begin your once-in-a-lifetime river cruise.

Enjoy a traditional Assamese lunch at a tea estate near Sibsagar, watch an exciting cultural performance by Satriya dancers on Majuli, the largest river island in the world, and experience a thrilling river safari in Kaziranga.

Meet local weavers in tranquil Bishwanath Ghat, take part in a special elephant safari in the breathtaking Kaziranga National Park and keep an eye out for the golden langurs on Peacock Island.

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Elephant, Kaziranga National Park

Day 1 : UK - Kolkata (India)

Fly from Manchester Airport to Kolkata.

Day 2 : Kolkata

A representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 3 : Kolkata

Visit the famous Victoria Memorial (closed Mondays) which houses the iconic Rosewood piano, before continuing to the impressive St Paul's Cathedral and Mother Teresa's house. You'll also visit Shishu Bhawan, the children's home she opened in 1955. (B)

Day 4 : Jorhat

Fly to Jorhat via Guwahati and transfer to Neamati Ghat to embark your ship MV Mahabaahu. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight and a talk about Sibsagar and the Ahom people of Assam. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Sibsagar

Enjoy a day trip to the ancient city of Sibsagar, home to the tallest Shiva temple in India, the Palace of the Ahom Kings and the Rang Ghar amphitheatre. Take a traditional Assamese lunch at a tea estate with a family who have been tea-making for a over a century. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Majuli Island

Enjoy a yoga lesson or a walk along the swamps to see birds including owls, kingfishers and eagles. Sail to Majuli Island during breakfast and see the Satras, ancient monasteries that preserve antiques such as weapons, utensils and jewellery. Enjoy a performance by Satriya singers and dancers then meet the Mishing people in their village. On board tonight there is a talk on Assam's locations and importance. This evening will be spent under the stars on an isolated island. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Dhansiri Boat Safari

Enjoy a talk about the Brahmaputra and the life that surrounds it, and take a river safari in the tender boats to spot the varied wildlife along the water’s edge. This afternoon there is an on-board cooking demonstration by the chef and a talk on Tea, Silk and Jute in Assam. This evening gather around a bonfire on shore. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : Bishwanath Ghat - Silghat

After a talk on Kaziranga and the wildlife of India this morning, explore the village of Bishwanath Ghat and see the village women weaving cotton and silk in their homes. Sail to Silghat and visit the Kaliabore tea estate to see the tea-pickers and learn more about the process of producing Assam tea. Visit a jute mill to see how the fibre is made into eco-friendly bags then return to the ship for a cultural evening on board. (Please note the tea factory is not open between mid-December and mid-February). (B,L,D)

Day 9 : Kaziranga National Park

Set off early this morning for an unforgettable elephant safari through the Kaziranga National Park, home to animals including the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros, wild elephants and a wide variety of birds, with breakfast at a resort in the park, then take a jeep safari. On board tonight there is a talk on Kamakhaya, the occult and Peacock Island followed by a traditional Assamese dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 10 : Peacock Island

Visit a village on an island that is involved in extensive farming then sail to Peacock Island, renowned for its endangered Golden Langur. Farewell Dinner on board tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 11 : Guwahati - UK

After breakfast, disembark and travel to the magnificent Kamakhya Temple on Nilachal Hill which is devoted to the goddess of desire. It is an important pilgrimage site. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Manchester. (B,L)

Day 12 : UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Kolkata on B&B basis
  • Return flights from Manchester Airport, internal flights and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee throughout cruise
  • Sightseeing, excursions, tours and entrance fees
  • Elephant, jeep and boat safaris
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • Porterage at all accommodation

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