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Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
Trip Duration : 2 Night 3 Days
The Royal Chitwan National Park is situated in the southern lowlands (the Terai) in Nepal.Chitwan (meaning 'heart of the jungle') is one of the finest wildlife reserves in Asia.It is home to more than 700 species of birds and over 70 species of wild creatures including the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger, elephants,one-horned white rhinos,sloths and garial crocodiles, for example.The park is easily reached from Kathmandu and Pokhara (the two main tourist centers in Nepal).Visitors can travel by air, overland or combine an overland journey with rafting part of the way.The local people belong to the Tharu tribe and there are opportunities to visit Tharu villages and to enjoy programmes of Tharu culture - as well as elephant safaris and canoe trips.The scenery is a mixture of dense jungle forest,savannah and open plains with some riverine wetlands.
Highlights of this Trip
Transportation : Private Bus
Taken Care by : Guide / Self
Chitwan National Park, Elephant Safari and Elephant Bathing, Tharu Cultural Show
Itinerary - Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
Day 01 Drive / fly to Chitwan National Park.
Tourist bus will leave at 7:00am from Kantipath (Kathmandu) and will take approx 5hr. our representative will transfer you to the camp and you will be served lunch. After lunch our camp manager will give you a short briefing on the program.
We will follow the activities, Elephant-back safari: Ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. Back to camp and enjoy night rest in the camp. (L.D)
Day 02 Excursion in Chitwan National Park.
5:30 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee.
8:30 AM: canoeing: A traditional dugout canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti river to view aquatic birds and the animals of the riverbanks. You will see the marsh mugger crocodile, migrated birds. On the way back you will visit elephant breeding center and enjoy seeing bay elephant. And drive back to hotel.
9:30 AM Breakfast: Elephant briefing program: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants) (depends on your camp if you will have that or not)
1.00 PM: Lunch. After lunch, and then proceeds on a Nature Walk with our nature guide. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter.
5:30 pm enjoy the sunset tour to the nearest river bank. Back to hotel.
7:00 PM: Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. 8:00 PM: Dinner around the camp firing. (B.L.D)
Day 03 Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu
5.30 AM: Bird Watching: after early morning tea/coffee you will follow our bird specialist to observe the birds of Nepal.
8.00 AM: Breakfast
9.00 AM. to Kathmandu.
The actual program for your stay, will be given to you on arrival at Resort / camp. The activities are adjusted to the season and weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule to the minute and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times.
Package Cost Includes - Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
• Arrival pick up and departure transfer by private vehicle as per group size
• All land transfers as per itinerary by private vehicle as per group size
Package Cost Excludes - Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
• International flights, visa and departure taxes
• Travel insurance and emergency evacuation (Should cover your insurance)
• Tips and gratuities (crew will expect the tipping)
• Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry
• Bar Bills
• Domestic airport tax
• Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.