The Big 5 & Tigers

Tour Type:
Private Escorted Tours
Start:
Mumbai
Duration:
11 Days
End:
Guwahati
Departs:
Daily

Starting From

NZ$ 6694
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When it comes to wildlife people think of Africa and often forget that India has some of the most Bio-diverse regions of the world and hosts three of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots. According to one study, India along with 17 mega diverse countries is home to about 60-70% of the world's biodiversity. This tour is focused on well known big five; Asiatic Lion, Asiatic Elephant, endangered one-horned Rhino, Wild Buffalo, Leopards and Royal Bengal Tiger which in particular known amongst wildlife lover. The tour combines incredible scenery and remarkable cultures but they give attention to mainly the wildlife and designed to ensure you splurge the utmost length of time within the best national reserves being escorted by the best naturalist guides.

Travel to a luxuriant humid jungle and watch the Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Birds and many more in the wilderness. Hear the sound of a Panther snarling in the jungle, feel the earth rumble as a Rhino charges past and marvel at the graceful sight of Cranes and Flamingos in flight around their nesting grounds in the wildlife sanctuaries in India.

Itinerary

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DAY 1

On arrival at the airport, meet your Tour Executive who will assist you with transfer to the hotel in Mumbai for an overnight stay.

DAY 2

Transfer to board flight to Nagpur, then transfer to Pench National Park. Though there are many species of wild animal, reptile, and birds, the main predatory attractions in Pench are Royal Bengal tiger, leopard, wild dog, and wolf. If you're lucky you may also spot sloth bears, Chousingha, Chinkara, barking deer, jackal, fox, palm civet, small Indian civet, jungle cat, hyena, and porcupine to name few. Stay two nights at Pench.

DAY 3

Morning and afternoon safaris will provide you with more chances to spot the shy animals in their natural habitat. Remaining day free to explore surrounding villages.

DAY 4

After breakfast transfer to Nagpur airport to board flight to Rajkot, then drive to Gir National Park located in the small town of Sasangir, the only home of Asiatic Lions. The remainder of the evening free to relax. Stay three nights at the resort.

DAY 5

Enjoy morning and afternoon jeep safaris at Gir National park to see beautiful Asiatic lions and other wildlife species. Two safaris in a day will provide ample time to spot lions, and in the evening explore this small village town known for its unique culture and welcoming people.

DAY 6

Another day of morning and afternoon Jeep safaris at Gir National Park, providing further opportunities to see Asiatic lions close up. Evening free to explore the village.

DAY 7

Transfer to Rajkot airport to board a flight to Kolkata. On arrival transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay in Kolkata.

DAY 8

Transfer to board flight to Guwahati, on arrival transfer to Kaziranga. Kaziranga National Park is famous specifically for the endangered One-horned Rhino. Other species of animals here are hog deer, swamp deer, wild buffalo, elephants and the Royal Bengal Tiger. It is also home to pelicans, storks, and darters. Evening free to relax or explore surrounding areas and stay three nights at Kaziranga.

DAY 9

Early morning and afternoon safari into the national park mainly to spot One-Horned Rhino and many other wildlife, reptiles, and birds. Evening free to relax or go walking.

DAY 10

The geographical location of Kaziranga National Park makes it an ideal home for various wildlife species. Early morning travel to a nearby region where we will have a chance to see Gibbons. Afternoon, enjoy a game drive into the national park and have another chance to spot the one-horned Rhino.

DAY 11

After breakfast tour finishes with transfer to Guwahati airport by late afternoon where you board a flight to Kolkata, Mumbai or Delhi to connect with your onward flight.

Inclusion


Hotel accommodation with private facilities

A private air-conditioned car with driver

Meals as specified

04 jeep safaris with a naturalist at Gir

02 jeep safaris with a naturalist at Pench

04 jeep safaris with a naturalist at Kaziranga

Bottled water while travelling

Economy class airfare Mumbai- Nagpur-Rajkot-Kolkata-Guwahati

Assistance and transfers

All current collectable taxes

Note: Airfare included is subject to change at the time of booking. 

Exclusion


Any International or Domestic Airfare

Airport taxes and Visa fee

Early check-in or late checkout

Meals other than specified

Tips & Gratuities

Travel & Medical Insurance

Camera and video permits

Expenses incurred due to flight/train cancellation or delay

Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, etc

Any optional excursion or tour

Any other expense not mentioned in the prices include column