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A unique Brahmaputra river cruise

1st October 2013 Print

Wildlife specialist Naturetrek has introduced three 2014 departures on its exclusive Brahmaputra river cruise, which uncovers the mammal-rich Kaziranga, Nameri and Orang National Parks and soaks up much of the local tribal culture found alongside one of India’s mightiest rivers.

Offering an unusual perspective on the sights and sounds of rural Assam from the comfort of a fully-equipped
riverboat, the cruise eschews the heat and hassle often associated with travel in India. Outstanding wildlife viewing is assured, with mammal highlights likely to include Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Indian Elephant, Water Buffalo, Hog Deer, Hoolock Gibbon and the endangered Gangetic Dolphin. For birdwatchers, the list is endless: Pallas's Fishing Eagle, Bengal Florican and Ibisbill are just a handful of sighting possibilities.

Throw in a smattering of inspiring Hindu monasteries, the fascinating tribal village of Mising and wonderful sunsets, and this magical 14-day trip ticks all the right boxes.

The cost is from £3,295 pp (two sharing an en suite upper deck cabin) including return flights (London), most meals, excursions (such as elephant rides and jeep safaris), all transfers and the services of a tour leader and expert local guides. Departs 7 November (just two spaces left!), 30 January 2014, 27 March 2014 and 6 November 2014.

A six-day extension to Sunderbans, the world’s largest delta and mangrove swamp, renowned for its waterbirds and Tigers, costs from £795 pp (two sharing).

For more information on the Brahmaputra cruise, or any of Naturetrek's numerous carefully-designed wildlife itineraries, visit