Day 1: Overnight Travel

Afternoon flight from London Heathrow to Dubai:

LHR / Dubai EK002 13:40/00:40 (+1 day)

Day 2: Kolkata

Connecting flight to Kolkata:

Dubai / Kolkata EK570 02:00/07:40

Met on arrival at Kolkata airport and transferred to your hotel in the city centre.

Rest of the day free to relax.


Overnight: Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Ghats by Howrah Bridge

Day 3: Kolkata

Full day guided sightseeing of Kolkata including Victoria Memorial, Kali Temple, Mother Teresa’s House, Dalhousie Square and Howrah Bridge.

Overnight: Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Day 4: Kolkata

Early morning tour with Calcutta Photo Tours to experience first hand the incredible atmosphere of the Flower Market whilst picking up some photography tips from our good friend Manjit.

Afternoon free to relax or explore further at your own pace.

Overnight: Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Activities and Services

Mallick Ghat Flower Market

Included

Breakfast

Day 5: Sundarban National Park

After breakfast, drive to boarding point for Sundarbans down stream cruise (2½ hrs), passing through beautiful rural countryside enroute.

Afternoon excursion to local island visited by the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Enjoy dinner and entertainment on board.

Overnight: Vivada Cruise, Sundarbans

Included

Breakfast

Dinner

Day 6: Sundarban National Park

Full day cruising and exploring the Sundarbans. Explore a local village walk to see local rural life and meet the people. Take a country boat ride through the small creeks of the dense mangrove forest.

In the evening, traditional Bengali dinner and folk drama on board.

Overnight: Vivada Cruise, Sundarbans

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 7: Sundarban National Park

Visit the watchtower in the core area of the tiger reserve to spot wildlife. Go on a guided nature walk with a naturalist through the mangrove forest.

Afternoon visit to Kapil Muni Ashram.

Evening cultural show and dinner on board.

Overnight: Vivada Cruise, Sundarbans

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 8: Kolkata

Sail along the ghats of the River Ganges, arriving at Kolkata in the late morning. Transfer to hotel and relax for the rest of the day.

Overnight: Swissotel, Kolkata

Included

Breakfast


Day 9: Darjeeling

After breakfast, transfer to Kolkata airport and fly to Bagdogra:

Kolkata / Bagdogra 6E797 10:50/12:00

Met on arrival and drive to Darjeeling (4 hrs).

Your fabulous hotel is nestled amongst the tea gardens with spectacular views to the Himalayas. Rest of the day free.

Overnight: Glenburn, Darjeeling

Included

Breakfast

Dinner

Day 10: Darjeeling

Trek down to Glenburn's riverside lodge through beautiful tea plantations where a picnic lunch will be served in fabulous Glenburn style. Rest of the day free to relax.

Overnight: Glenburn, Darjeeling

Activities and Services

Local Trek

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 11: Darjeeling

Guided Darjeeling sightseeing followed by a ride on the famous Darjeeling Himalayan toy train.

Overnight: Glenburn, Darjeeling

Activities and Services

Darjeeling Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 12: Darjeeling

Morning guided village walk to meet the local people followed by tea factory tour. You may also like to help out at the local village school which Glenburn supports.

Return to the hotel to relax or maybe have a massage.

Overnight: Glenburn, Darjeeling

Activities and Services

Village Walk

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 13: Kurseong

After breakfast, transfer by car to Kurseong (1:30 hours drive) and check in to your hotel.

Rest of the day is free to explore the town.

Overnight: Cochrane Place, Kurseong

Activities and Services

Kurseong

Included

Breakfast

Dinner

Day 14: Overnight Travel

Drive to Bagdogra airport (3 hrs) for flight to Kolkata and onward destination:


Bagdogra / Kolkata G8537 14:40/15:55


Kolkata / Dubai EK573 20:05/00:15 (+1 day)

Included

Breakfast

Day 15: Departure

Connecting flight to London:


Dubai / LHR EK007 03:10/07:10