A Thrilling 9-Day Northeast India Safari Adventure
Explore the breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife of Northeast India on this 9-day safari adventure. Visit Kaziranga National Park, one of the best places in the world, to see the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Visit the wettest place on earth and immerse yourself in the unique cultures and traditions of Shillong and Guwahati, and create memories of the lifetime.
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Arrive in the bustling city of Guwahati, where your adventure begins. Check into your hotel; later, explore the city, including the ancient Kamakhya Temple, dedicated to the goddess of power and fertility, and the tranquil Umananda Temple, located on an island in the middle of the Brahmaputra River. End the day with a delicious traditional Assamese dinner featuring local delicacies and flavors.
Day 2: Onward to Kaziranga National Park
Today, you'll embark on a journey to Kaziranga National Park (a two-and-a-half-hour scenic drive), home to some of the world's most magnificent wildlife, including the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Check into a wildlife resort surrounded by the park's beauty, and take a moment to relax and rejuvenate. In the evening, be entertained by a cultural performance featuring local artists, showcasing the unique traditions and customs of the region.
Day 3: A Safari Through the Wilds of Kaziranga
Rise and shine as today, you'll embark on a thrilling elephant and jeep safari through the wilds of Kaziranga National Park. As you navigate the park, get ready to spot some of the most magnificent wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive one-horned rhinoceros, majestic tigers, and various bird species. Take a break from the Safari and visit the nearby tea gardens to learn about the local tea industry. End the day by exploring the nearby villages and learning about the culture and traditions of the people who call this place home.
Day 4: Morning Safari Adventure & Return to Guwahati
Start in the wee hours for another round of Safari, for a deeper exploration of the jungle and a chance to spot wildlife when it is most active. After lunch, pack your bags and prepare for a return trip to the heart of Assam - Guwahati. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and take some time to relax. In the afternoon, visit the Assam State Museum, showcasing the rich history and culture of the region. Stroll through the local markets, trying street food and shopping for souvenirs. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 5: The Beauty of Shillong Awaits
Today, you'll embark on a scenic two-hour drive to the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and take a moment to relax and recharge. In the evening, you will explore the city, visiting Lady Hydari Park, a picturesque garden filled with blooming flowers and tranquil walking paths. Next, head to the Madina Glass Mosque, a stunning mosque made entirely of glass and showcasing traditional Islamic architecture. Finally, visit the Cathedral of Mary, a breathtaking cathedral built in the Gothic style and standing as a testament to the city's rich history and cultural diversity. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 6: Exploring the Best of Shillong and its Surroundings
Wake up and trek to the serene and peaceful Shillong Peak, offering panoramic city views. Visit the Don Bosco Museum, showcasing the rich culture and history of the region. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Elephanta Falls and Sweet Falls, surrounded by lush greenery and natural beauty. Take a stroll through the local markets, trying the street food and shopping for souvenirs. End the day with a visit to the Mawlynnong Village, known as the Cleanest Village in Asia, and trek to the unique Living Root Bridges made from living roots. Return to your hotel for a delicious dinner.
Day 7: Discovering the Magic of Cherrapunjee
Today, you'll embark on a journey to Cherrapunjee, a place like no other. The two-hour drive is as stunning as it is scenic as you pass through rolling hills and quaint villages. Once you arrive, you'll be immediately struck by the region's incredible natural beauty, including the Nohkalikai Falls and Dain-Thlen Falls. Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the towering waterfalls cascading into deep pools, surrounded by lush greenery, offering a breathtaking view. You will return to your hotel late in the evening.
Day 8: Exploring the Uniqueness of Mawsynram
After breakfast, you'll drive to the unique and fascinating region of Mawsynram. Here, you'll find limestone formations and caves that offer a truly unique experience. Take a guided cave tour, including a hike to the Mawjymbuin Cave. Spend the evening in the scenic village of Mawlyngbna, just a thirty-minute drive from Mawsynram in the East Khasi Hills district. This hidden gem is one of the best places to explore when traveling in the region and offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history, and adventure.
Here, you will visit the immense forest home to an endangered species of pitcher plant and enjoy a peaceful hike through the lush wilderness. You'll be rewarded with stunning views of the waterfall surrounded by trees. Have a traditional lunch with the locals. Then, head to the adventure park run by the Mawlyngbna village community, where you can participate in various adrenaline-fueled activities like zip-lining and kayaking. Soak up the stunning views of the surrounding hills as you soar through the air or glide along the river. Rerun to your hotel for dinner.
Day 9: Departure
Today, your journey comes to an end. Enjoy your final breakfast. After a memorable and breathtaking experience, it's time to pack your bags and check out; your private guide will escort you to the airport for an international departure. Return home with memories that will last a lifetime.