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Endangered Eight Impact Journey

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$12,845

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness India’s most prized wildlife on a privately guided, 13-day Impact Small Group Journey. This adventure will see you in the company of a wildlife expert as well as like-minded enthusiasts, as you traverse through India’s iconic sanctuaries in search of the Endangered Eight. Explore the spectacular landscapes of Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and the Kanha and Gir National Parks – providing beautiful surrounds to embrace a wider conservation awareness of diverse ecosystems, wildlife behaviour and interaction. Additionally, you will be able to gain a deeper understanding of wildlife conservation and the ethos that underpins all that we strives for in our Care of the Land, Care of Wildlife strategy.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Culture, Discovery, Family, Guided Tours, Luxury, Safari, Wildlife
    • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    • Group Size Small Group
      8
    All about the Endangered Eight Impact Journey.

    SIGNATURE HIGHLIGHTS

    • Small groups of just 4 to 8 guests, which means plenty of flexibility and exclusivity
    • Guided throughout by Kartikeya Chauhan, an esteemed wildlife expert and naturalist
    • Try to spot some of the endangered species in the wild – Royal Bengal tiger, greater one-horned rhino, Asiatic elephant, Asiatic lion, wild dog (dhole), barasingha (hardground swamp deer), wild buffalo, and the hoolock gibbon – India’s only ape
    • Traverse through a trio of unique national parks (all hailed as conservation success stories)
    • Spend an evening with the respected Dr. Raghu Chandawat, one of India’s leading authorities on tigers, and author of the acclaimed The Rise and Fall of the Emerald Tigers (2018)
    • Visit the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation for injured wild animals
    • Engage and gain insight into the life of local children at a community primary school
    • Delight in the opportunity to witness over 600 bird species in the region
    • Enjoy a delicious lunch at Haroo Charai Tea Estate, with a walk around the estate learning the intricate art of tea making
    • Includes a USD 1000 donation (per group) to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Accommodation as per the meal plan mentioned in the programme
    • All transfers and overland trips by air-conditioned vehicles
    • Internal flights in economy class on sectors – Delhi/Jorhat, Guwahati/Kolkata, Kolkata/Raipur, Raipur/Mumbai, Mumbai/Rajkot and Rajkot/Mumbai (Note: Baggage allowance is 15 kg per person/sector)
    • Mineral bottled water during long drives
    • One accompanying English speaking natural history guide for groups of minimum 4 pax
    • Documentation
    • All current taxes as on date (subject to change as per Government policies)
    • USD 1000 donation from the group to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation

    DIPHLU RIVER LODGE, KAZIRANGA:

    • Accommodation in an Air-Conditioned Cottage
    • 2 jungle safaris per day (1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon) – Elephant ride is subject to availability from the Forest Department
    • Dolphin River Safari in lieu of one of the regular game drives (Sailing by country boat for maximum of two hours and maximum of ten guests) – Availability is subject to river condition.
    • Cycle of 3 meals a day i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • 2 bottles of packaged drinking water each day
    • All current park entrance fee & Government charges
    • Amateur still camera charge
    • Services of resident naturalist

    SINGINAWA JUNGLE LODGE:

    • Accommodation in an Air-Conditioned Cottage
    • Welcome drink on arrival (non-alcoholic)
    • Wake up Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea & Dinner
    • Mineral water bottles
    • Scheduled park safaris on shared basis in a 4×4 safari vehicle
    • All current park entrance fee & Government charges

    THE FERN GIR FOREST RESORT:

    • Accommodation in a Villa
    • Welcome drink on arrival (non-alcoholic)
    • Cycle of 3 meals a day i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • 4 scheduled park safaris on shared basis in a 4×4 safari vehicle
    • Refreshment on game drives
    • Information and history of Siddhi tribe followed by Tribal Dhamaal Dance (Applicable only from minimum of 4 paying guests).
    • Option of Village Tour with village lunch (Once during stay) – Applicable only from minimum of 4 paying guests.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • ny International Airfare / Airport taxes
    • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff.
    • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls etc.
    • Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
    • Any other item not explicitly mentioned under price includes.
    • TIP to the accompanying Naturalist – To be settled directly
    • Any Insurance.

    FOR SAFARI LODGES:

    • Telephone calls
    • Safari Shop purchases
    • Park video and professional camera fee
    • Laundry Champagne, Cognacs, Premium Brand Spirits, Fine Wines and Cigars.
    • Gratuities
    • Any additional taxes and levies.
    1. Day 1 2nd April 2020
      • Upon your arrival in bustling Delhi, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative from &Beyond who will personally assist you through customs and immigration, and the baggage collection process. You will then be driven to your hotel.
      • A fascinating history awaits you here in the capital of India, a modern vibrant metropolitan city with ancient buildings juxtaposed with gleaming stylish architectural wonders.
      • If time allows, enjoy some of the sites, attractions and sounds of bustling Delhi, with the city’s vibrant shopping malls in close proximity.
      • Alternatively, consider arriving a day early to enjoy all that Delhi has to offer.
    2. Day 2 3rd April 2020
      • Relish a delectable lunch at Haroo Charai Tea Estate, followed by a walk around the estate to learn about the tea making process.
      • Explore the fascinating Kaziranga National Park, a textured terrain of tall grasslands and patches of swampy water bodies.
      • Peer through the foliage and capture stunning sightings of one-horned rhino and herds of Asian elephant.
      • Cast your eyes to the sky, and into the grassland, for spectacular bird sightings.
      • Look out for the Bengal florican, leaping high above the elephant grass showing off its breeding plumage, or the swamp francolin skulking beside the tracks on the road.
      • View swamp deer in the vast grasslands or as they take refuge in water.
      • Lookout for the endangered hoolock gibbons, the only apes in India.
      • Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Bhramaputra and look out for elegant gangetic dolphins surfacing the water.
    3. Day 3 4th April 2020
      • Relish a delectable lunch at Haroo Charai Tea Estate, followed by a walk around the estate to learn about the tea making process.
      • Explore the fascinating Kaziranga National Park, a textured terrain of tall grasslands and patches of swampy water bodies.
      • Peer through the foliage and capture stunning sightings of one-horned rhino and herds of Asian elephant.
      • Cast your eyes to the sky, and into the grassland, for spectacular bird sightings.
      • Look out for the Bengal florican, leaping high above the elephant grass showing off its breeding plumage, or the swamp francolin skulking beside the tracks on the road.
      • View swamp deer in the vast grasslands or as they take refuge in water.
      • Lookout for the endangered hoolock gibbons, the only apes in India.
      • Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Bhramaputra and look out for elegant gangetic dolphins surfacing the water.
    4. Day 4 5th April 2020
      • Relish a delectable lunch at Haroo Charai Tea Estate, followed by a walk around the estate to learn about the tea making process.
      • Explore the fascinating Kaziranga National Park, a textured terrain of tall grasslands and patches of swampy water bodies.
      • Peer through the foliage and capture stunning sightings of one-horned rhino and herds of Asian elephant.
      • Cast your eyes to the sky, and into the grassland, for spectacular bird sightings.
      • Look out for the Bengal florican, leaping high above the elephant grass showing off its breeding plumage, or the swamp francolin skulking beside the tracks on the road.
      • View swamp deer in the vast grasslands or as they take refuge in water.
      • Lookout for the endangered hoolock gibbons, the only apes in India.
      • Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Bhramaputra and look out for elegant gangetic dolphins surfacing the water.
    5. Day 5 6th April 2020

      Spend the night in Kolkata, home of intellect and art, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of your hotel.

    6. Day 6 7th April 2020
      • Marvel at the beauty and diversity of Kanha National Park, boasting the ideal habitat for both tigers and their prey species.
      • Traverse through lush sal and bamboo forests interspersed with vast grassy meadows
      • Gain greater understanding of the ecosystem of the park with a specially trained naturalist who will explain fascinating animals and plants.
      • Listen for alarm calls and understand what your naturalist guide is doing when he is looking for tracks and signs in the dirt.
      • Explore pretty meadows, where grazing herbivores draw tigers, leopards and wild dog from the surrounding forest.
    7. Day 7 8th April 2020
      • Marvel at the beauty and diversity of Kanha National Park, boasting the ideal habitat for both tigers and their prey species.
      • Traverse through lush sal and bamboo forests interspersed with vast grassy meadows
      • Gain greater understanding of the ecosystem of the park with a specially trained naturalist who will explain fascinating animals and plants.
      • Listen for alarm calls and understand what your naturalist guide is doing when he is looking for tracks and signs in the dirt.
      • Explore pretty meadows, where grazing herbivores draw tigers, leopards and wild dog from the surrounding forest.
    8. Day 8 9th April 2020
      • Marvel at the beauty and diversity of Kanha National Park, boasting the ideal habitat for both tigers and their prey species.
      • Traverse through lush sal and bamboo forests interspersed with vast grassy meadows
      • Gain greater understanding of the ecosystem of the park with a specially trained naturalist who will explain fascinating animals and plants.
      • Listen for alarm calls and understand what your naturalist guide is doing when he is looking for tracks and signs in the dirt.
      • Explore pretty meadows, where grazing herbivores draw tigers, leopards and wild dog from the surrounding forest.
    9. Day 9 10th April 2020

      Spend the night in Mumbai, a powerhouse of a city, abuzz with activity.

    10. Day 10 11th April 2020
      • Delve into Gir National Park, a biodiverse landscape that forms a haven for a number of endangered wildlife species.
      • Capture sensational sightings of Asiatic lions, and India’s highest densities of leopard and marsh crocodile.
      • View phenomenal birdlife with over 300 bird species and large numbers of raptors including the laggar falcon, greater spotted eagle and five species of vulture
    11. Day 11 12th April 2020
      • Delve into Gir National Park, a biodiverse landscape that forms a haven for a number of endangered wildlife species.
      • Capture sensational sightings of Asiatic lions, and India’s highest densities of leopard and marsh crocodile.
      • View phenomenal birdlife with over 300 bird species and large numbers of raptors including the laggar falcon, greater spotted eagle and five species of vulture
    12. Day 12 13th April 2020
      • Delve into Gir National Park, a biodiverse landscape that forms a haven for a number of endangered wildlife species.
      • Capture sensational sightings of Asiatic lions, and India’s highest densities of leopard and marsh crocodile.
      • View phenomenal birdlife with over 300 bird species and large numbers of raptors including the laggar falcon, greater spotted eagle and five species of vulture
    13. Day 13 14th April 2020
      • Your journey comes to an end as you bid a fond farewell.
      • Head back to Mumbai and the Taj Santa Cruz Hotel where you can freshen up before your homeward flight later this evening.
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