Assam - Magh Bihu and the natural bounty! - F5 Escapes - Solo and Group Women only Travel Company India
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    Magh Bihu and the natural bounty!

  • Day 1 – Reach Guwahati, drive to Kaziranga.
  • Day 2 – Safari, Reach Maujli.
  • Day 3 – Guided tour of Majuli, Cultural program
  • Day 4 – Orchid Park, Guwahati
  • Day 5 – Kamakhya Temple, Handloom Heritage village of Sualkuchi
  • Day 6 – Flyout.

 

Reach Guwahati by 1 PM on Day 1 and book your return journey after 9 AM on Day 6

TOUR OVERVIEW
Assam is a land of nature’s bounty. Join us as we visit this land known for its wildlife, tea and silk. We are visiting during the Magh Bihu – one of the three Bihu festivals celebrated in Assam. Celebrating the harvest, Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu sees week-long feasting and a general air of happiness and prosperity. All this joy is spread across a trip that takes you the largest river island in the world, a heritage handloom village and the national park with world’s largest population of one-horned rhino!

Please read everything carefully till the end. You should be sure of what you are signing up for. We welcome your questions.

Price: INR 34,000 + 5% GST

Single Occupancy Supplement: INR 9,500 + 5% GST

DISCOUNTS:
  • Get a discount of INR 1000 if paid in one go.
  • Additional early bird discount of INR 500 if booked on or before 14th October 2019.

Day 1 - 14 Jan 2020

Arrive in Guwahati latest by 1PM. After a quick lunch, we start our journey to Kaziranga. Settle in and enjoy an authentic Assamese dinner. We will call it an early night as tomorrow, is an early day! Overnight at Kaziranga.

Day 2 - 15 Jan 2020

We start our morning with the Jeep safari in the park. Visit the one-horned Rhinos in their natural habitat, up close. After breakfast, check out and proceed to Majuli. With an area of 1250 sq. km, it is the largest river island in the world. We take a ferry from Jorhat and enter the surreal realm of the Brahmaputra. Mostly inhabited by tribals, the culture of Majuli is unique and quite interesting. Check into your bamboo huts. Walk around the paddy fields, enjoy the sunset and relax. Overnight at Majuli.

Day 3 - 16 Jan 2020

Today we take guided tour of Majuli. Visit the various Satras or Vaishnava monasteries. The Vaishnava Satras were founded by Shankardeva, father of Assamese culture. The monks dance, perform dramas and meditate, as a part of their worship. Witness their unique culture. Witness the age old art of mask making at Sangri Satra. Enjoy the cultural program in the evening. Overnight at Majuli.

Day 4 - 17 Jan 2020

We start our journey back to Guwahati, We will stop over again at Kaziranga for a Bihu feast. Visit the Orchid Park and Museum. Reach Guwahati by late evening. Overnight at Guwahati.

Day 5 - 18 Jan 2020

We will start our day with an early morning visit to Kamakhya temple dedicated to Devi Kamkhaya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. Post darshan return to the stay for breakfast. Visit the Sualkuchi village, known as the Manchester of the East and explore the weaving process of the famous Assam Eric and Muga Silk. Sualkuchi is a handloom heritage village and is known to be one of the largest weavers’ villages in the world. Indulge in shopping. Have an authentic Assamese thali for dinner. Overnight at Guwahati.

Day 6 - 19 Jan 2020

After breakfast, fly out of Guwahati airport. Tour ends.

Inclusions

  •  Accommodation for 5N on double sharing basis.
  •  All transportation in an AC vehicle.
  •  Entry tickets to museums, monuments
  •  Jeep Safari at Kaziranga on Day 2
  •  Govt. Ferry tickets Jorhat-Majuli-Jorhat
  •  Three major meals in a day with evening tea/coffee, starting from lunch on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 6.
  • Cultural program on Day 3
  • VIP Darshan tickets for Kamakhya temple
  • Your F5 trip lead.
  • Tolls and Parking

Exclusions

  • Food, snacks other than mentioned in inclusions.
  • Alcohol
  • Camera charges
  • Activity charges other than mentioned
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Medication
  • Flights/Trains/Bus to and from Guwahati from your city of residence.
  • 5% GST
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities, personal flight delays and aspect beyond our control. We will definitely facilitate an alternative and handle the contingency, the cost being yours.

Terms & Conditions

REFUNDS/CANCELLATION:

If cancelled 90 days or more in advance, cancellation fee is 12% of the trip amount.

  •  25% of the trip cost if cancelled 89 – 60 days in advance.
  •  50% of the trip cost if cancelled 59 to 16 days in advance.
  • Last 15 days – no show – entire amount will be forfeited.

If you use our services to book flights, cancellation charges of the flights will apply.

Option of Deferred trip:

You have an option of parking the paid amount with us for a future trip, if you wish to cancel joining this trip 60 days or more in advance.

 Following conditions apply:

  • You need to choose the trip you would like to go with instead (the deferred trip) within 2 months of deciding to cancel.

  • The travel start date of the deferred trip should be within 6 months from the day you decide to cancel.

  • There can be only one such change and once you decide the deferred trip, the cancellation policy of that trip applies.

  • You cannot choose a short trip (less than 5 days) as a deferred trip.

Disclaimer

  • 50% of the trip cost is required to confirm the booking. You can avail discount if you pay in one go.
  • The booking does not include flights as the flight rates are extremely unpredictable. However, we can help you book your flights for the trip
  • All our trips are well-researched, including identifying access to medical facilities. In case of a medical emergency, F5 will assist the traveler in getting medical attention.
  • F5 Escapes is in no way responsible for any untoward incident happening due to the ignorance/negligence of the guests, natural/man-made calamities, accidents or any other events that are out of human control during the trip.
  • F5 reserves the right to cancel the trip under certain conditions – in such a case, the amount will be refunded in full

Arrival & Departure timings:

This trip is Ex-Guwahati. Joining us from different city?
Reach Guwahati by 1 PM on Day 1 and book your return journey after 9 AM on Day 6

 

Note on weather:

Weather will  be pleasantly cold in Assam in January. The exact nature of weather will be known closer to the time and you will be advised accordingly.
*Please note that now a days, climate/ weather is dependent on many factors and unpredictable hence above information might be subject to change during your actual travel days.

Stay

  • Kaziranga – Eco Camp with Bamboo cottages
  • Majuli – Locally run Bamboo huts stay on the island
  • Guwahati – Hotel stay on the banks of Bhramaputra

Foooood!

We are visiting in time of Magh Bihu and we will sample the local Assamese cuisine wherever possible.

Note > Prepare > Accept > Embrace

  • Culture in Assam is laid back. The food is prepared fresh and the order needs to be placed at least an hour in advance, especially for group travel. Please cooperate with your trip lead.
  • There are days where road travel will be long, especially on the day from Majuli to Guwahati. A lot of breaks are planned on the way. This long trip is necessary to the itinerary in terms of saving time.
  • Even though it is winter, there will be mosquitoes around the Brahmaputra. Please come prepared with a mosquito repellent.

NOTE ABOUT SMOKING & ALCOHOL:

Everyone joining is an adult and we realise that we cannot dictate the behaviour on how you should enjoy the trip. All we ask is to drink responsibly. Hangover delays are going to cost a lot, and will not be tolerated at all. So please do not test your limits and enjoy in moderation. Also, do respect your roommate’s comfort levels with the alcohol smell and avoid drinking in the room if she is not comfortable.
If you smoke, please do so outside the room, even if the rooms have ashtray.


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