Horse ride through Assam
From 1808 $ per person
Assam, which means ’incomparable’, is the ideal destination for those who love the outdoors and horses. This trip gives you a good overview of the region, from the tea plantations of the Himalayan foothills to the Brahmaputra, set in its vast plain, with paddy fields stretching as far as the eye can see.
Ride off the beaten track between sandy beach and lush forest. Tour the tea plantations in one of India’s most beguiling and unspoiled states. Assam has managed to rebuff all attempts at invasion, even by the great Moghuls. Your trip introduces you to the many sides of this state. It includes a chance to explore a wild, untamed countryside still home to rare species of animals, see distinctive traditional handicrafts, float peacefully downriver and explore temples and palaces steeped in romantic legend.
The horses are well trained and the tack is of good quality (English saddle). We are accompanied throughout by a professional guide. Riders should have sufficient experience. This program can, however, be adapted to suit beginners.
Alice, our horse riding expert
This very unique region of India offers an incredible horse trek experience and fantastic landscape! A must do for travellers looking for a new way to discover amazing and remote places!
From $1808 per participant, based on 2 participants.
> Transfers and ground transports (private vehicle with and English speaking driver) > Flights as mentionned on program
> Organisation: Travel with our English speaking equestrian guide, as well as two other people to take care of the horses
> Accommodation: double room in hotels and lodge during horse riding trip
> Meals: Full board
> The transportation of luggage: aiding vehicle
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
> International flights and airport taxes
> Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the programme
> Repatriation fees, should they be required
> Drinks and personal expenses
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Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Airport pickup and transfer to hotel in central Delhi. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Flight Delhi - Dibrugarh [4 hour flight] [1/2 hour ride]
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Dibrugarh. Airport pickup and transfer to hotel/guest house. Afternoon trial ride through the tea plantations to get used to the horses. Overnight in hotel.
Standard: Heritage Chang Bungalow : When the British first established their tea plantations in the mid 19th century, they quickly built themselves comfortable bungalows to ’survive’ in what for them was unknown territory. ’Chang’ means ’built on stilts’ in the local language. This type of construction allows you to protect your home, not only from heavy rain and wild animals, but also from excessive heat, as it provides for greater ventilation.
Day 3: Dibrugarh - Around the Brahmaputra [3-4 Hour ride]
All day, we descend the course of the Brahmaputra, dotted with high banks of white sand. We walk in a few of the many small villages along its banks, discovering traditional aspects of Indian life that usually escape the tourists who travel by car. Picnic by the river and back to Dibrugarh on horseback. In the evening, cultural program and overnight bungalow.
Day 4: Dibrugarh - Cruise on the Brahmaputra [3/4 hour ride]
Today, the hike takes us on a plantation along the river where we take a boat to an island in the middle of the Brahmaputra. Hike on the island full of tropical plants and birds. After lunch, picnic, kayak trip and return to Dibrugarh late afternoon. Overnight in bungalow.
Day 5: Dibrugarh - Heritage Tea Trial [5 hour ride]
After breakfast, ride in the tea plantations. We take the ride to improve our knowledge of the origins and culture of tea. Explanation and tasting at the factory to understand the different tastes and different qualities. The tour continues to the Greenwood Tea Estate where we have lunch. Back to Dibrugarh in the afternoon. Overnight in bungalow.
Day 6: Dibrugarh - Trail Ethelwold - Tinsukia [2 hour ride]
The road passes through the lush tea plantations of Ethelwold and Jalannagar Tea Estate. Lunch at the Chang Bungalow. After lunch, we drive to Digboi, the first oil town in South Asia. Visit the oil museum and the cemetery of the Armed Forces of World War II. Transfer and overnight in bungalow.
Day 7: Tinsukia
In the morning, we visit the National Park Dibru-Saikhowa and participate in bird watching. After lunch, visit Magori Bheel. We take a boat down Dibru river, and go on walking through the jungle to watch birds and dolphins. Overnight in bungalow.
Day 8: Tinsukia - Dibrugarh [3 hour ride]
Today we cross another tea plantation around Limbuguri Tea Estate. Then we visit the small village of Barekuri to see a small group of Hoolock Gibbons (monkeys) and back to Dibrugarh. Night at bungalow.
Day 9: Dibrugarh - Sivasagar - Kaziranga National Park [220 Km - 5 hour drive]
A day trip to Sibsagar, site of the ancient capital of the Ahom kingdom that controlled Assam for more than six centuries and whose rulers, the original Shan, had converted to Saivism from the twelfth century. Continue to the Kaziranga National Park. Arrive in the evening and transfer to the lodge.
Day 10: Kaziranga National Park
After breakfast, enjoy a jeep safari in the central and western part of the park. You may be lucky enough to see a one horned rhinoceros. The park also offers a variety of animals and plants in an endemic environment. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 11: Kaziranga National Park - Dibrugarh - Delhi [220 Km - 5 hour drive - 4 hour flight]
Departure after breakfast to Dibrugarh to catch your flight to Delhi. Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Delhi - International airport
Visit Delhi by private vehicle or go shopping. In the afternoon we keep on one hotel room in which to leave our things and have a shower before the late transfer to the airport. Shanti Travel says goodbye. * Option to extend stay to Agra or Rajasthan.