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Adventures Afloat: Mighty Brahmaputra: Taj, Tribes and Temples

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Program #20121RJ
18 Days | 17 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience the sacred meaning and everyday beauty of India’s Brahmaputra River. Under the guidance of expert naturalists observe exotic birdlife, wild elephants and buffalos, one-horned rhinos, monkeys and even fresh water dolphins. Explore the ancient tantric temples, Hindu monasteries, tribal villages and more.


Highlights

• Watch the rising sun bathe the pristine white marble of the Taj Mahal in warm hues of gold, ochre and orange.
• Encounter elephants up close during a safari in the Kaziranga National Park, also home to rhinos, Indian Tigers, leopards and more.
• Explore the riverside villages of the Mising people with their distinctive thatched-roof houses.

Program Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. Please note that the 2013 departure is one night shorter than 2014, with only one night spent in Kolkata post-cruise.

Activity Notes

Walking between 1-2 miles at a time. Must be able to get in and out of small boats and walk on uneven surfaces. Also must be able to climb in and out of safari vehicles and elephant.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Delhi (India), 2 nights; coach to Agra, 2 nights; coach to Jaipur, 2 nights; fly to Guwahati, coach to Kiriakara, embark MV Mahabaahu, 7 nights (ports of call include Kaziranga National Park, Mising villages, Sivasagar, Majuli, Dibrugarh); disembark, fly to Kolkata, 2 night; departure.

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15 nights of accommodations
43 meals: 15 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 13 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
2 Flights during the program

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