Local tribespeople | Orissa | India
FROM: USD $3,985 pp
Adventures in Assam - 10 days map

PRIVATE TOUR: Travel off the beaten track to the state of Assam in India's remote North East, known for its picturesque scenery, tea plantations and fascinating tribes. On this unique 10 day tour you will get the opportunity to visit tea plantations and WWII sites, explore ancient sites, encounter remote tribes, go wild at Jorhat Gibbon Sanctuary and visit Majuli - the world's largest river island. This is a slice of India not everyone gets to see!

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Trip Highlights

The Namphake tribal village with its Thai and Buddhist influences
Shivsagar - Silk farm, Ahom Dynasty temples, palaces and monuments
The seemingly endless mountain ranges of nearby Burma and Tibet
Jorhat - The largest city in the Assam region, surrounded by sprawling tea gardens
Majuli Island - The world's largest river island
Hoollongapur Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary - Home to India's only gibbon population
Dibrugarh - Tea city of India
Stilwell Road, the Commowealth War Graves of Digboi and Ledo airstrip, the last remnants of the Burma Campaign during WWII
Local silk farm, historically one of India's most important industries


Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 traditional Assamese dinner
Touring - Dibrugarh, Jorhat and Shivsagar
Excursion to Hoollongapur Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides for all included sight-seeing
2 economy class flights: Kolkata to Dibrugarh and Jorhat to Kolkata
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicles
9 nights SUPERIOR hotels (7 of these nights are in heritage tea bungalows). STANDARD hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Touring - Banyan Grove tea plantation and Mancotta tea plantation and factory
Excursion to Majuli Island
Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 10

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture


Day 1


Once you arrive into Kolkata you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy at leisure.
Overnight: Kolkata

Day 2


After a good night's sleep we depart for the domestic airport to board you flight to Dibrugarh arriving early afternoon. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel, afternoon and evening free.
Overnight: Dibrugarh  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Tea Plantations

This morning we take a tour of the tea plantations and factory. The town of Dibrugarh, which is situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, is known as the Tea City of India. Situated far to the north-east, this region is influenced by its proximity to Burma and Tibet, with seemingly endless mountain ranges and a rich tribal history quite different to the rest of India. You’ll meet fewer foreigners here, giving you unhindered opportunities to explore the region’s lush tea estates, rice plantations and mountain ranges. Put the kettle on: Dibrugarh is the largest tea exporting town in the country.

In the afternoon we visit the Namphake tribal village, seemingly stuck back in time, with heavy Thai influences the village is also home to the Namphake Buddhist Monastery.
Overnight: Dibrugarh  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Rural Assam

Today we take an excursion to the historic WWII famed Stilwell Road (Ledo-Burma Road) named after US General Stilwell and built as an alternative to the Japanese Burma Road to supply the Chinese during the Burma campaign. Later we travel to Jagun, a small rural village capturing the essence of country life in India. Along the way we make stops at the Commonwealth War Graves of Digboi, the Oil Museum - paying hommage to India's first production oil well, Ledo airstrip - another remnant of WWII, Tipong colliery and its steam powered trains before finishing in Stilwell Heritage Park. This evening we take part in a traditional Bihu celebration and enjoy a local Assamese dinner.
Overnight: Dibrugarh  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5


Driving approximately 4 hours brings us to Jorhat City, the second largest city in the Assam region. Jorhat is surrounded by sprawling tea gardens and is home to the Tocklai Research Association, the largest and oldest tea research station in the world. Today spend the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Jorhat  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Gibbon Sanctuary

Situated approximately 20 kms out of Jorhat is the Hoollongapur Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. Originally established in 1881 when land was put aside for the purpose of preservation. The area is rich in biodiversity and is home to the Western Hoolock Gibbon, India's only gibbon. The area is also home to other memebers of the primate family such as the Stump Tailed Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Northern Pig-tailed Macaque, Eastern Assamese Macaque and Capped Langur. The park is also home to Indian elephants, tigers, leopards, boar and 219 species of bird.
Overnight: Jorhat  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Silk Farms

This morning we take a visit to one of the local silk farms and silk weavers' villages. Silk is historically one of the most important industries in India and still is with over 700,000 families working in the trade. This afternoon we visit Shivsagar, the once capital of the Ahom Dynasty which ruled Assam for over 600 years until the arrival of the British. Located in the area are several ancient monuments, temples and palaces, all testament to the architectural skills of the Ahoms.
Overnight: Jorhat  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Majuli Island

Today take an excursion to Majuli Island, India's largest river island and considered the largest in the world although others claim that mantle is held by Bananal Island in Brazil. Shortlisted by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site the Majuli island is only accesible by ferry, due to this inaccessibility the culture and uniqueness of the people has been preserved and offers visitors a fantastic chance to experience old customs still intact. On the island we will visit the Vaishnovite monasteries, locally known as Satras and dating back to the 16th Century. We will also visit the agrarian Mishing tribal villages situated on the river banks before enjoying a local vegetarian lunch.
Overnight: Jorhat  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Back to Kolkata

Transfer to Jorhat airport for your domestic flight to Kolkata. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free.
Overnight: Kolkata  |  Breakfast

Day 10


Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to airport.

Extend your stay

If you'd like to extend your stay, we offer a variety of hotels, short stays and add-ons for you to choose from. Please read our best places to visit or best things to see each month for suggested places to visit on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.

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In Brief

Trip Type
Mid March - mid June / October - November
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Superior
Tour Guide
Yes - for all scheduled sightseeing
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 1
Kolkata, Dibrugarh, Jorhat
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