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Chitwan Extension

4 days with Intrepid Travel   Rating: Budget

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Days 1-3 Kathmandu/Chitwan National Park
Namaste! Welcome to Nepal.

We'll depart Kathmandu at 7 am, travelling by bus to Chitwan National Park (approx. five hours). Here, you'll be met and transferred to your accommodation. Of all the world's remaining jungles, this is one of the most enchanting. Discover a lost world of towering trees and twisting vines and of lumbering rhinos. There are crocodiles, pythons, deer and brilliantly coloured birds. Spend the evenings by the banks of the river Rapti in the small village of Sauraha, located on the edge of the park.

Over the next few days you'll boat along the Rapti, which shelters around a quarter of the world's remaining gharial population. This fish-eating crocodile has been hunted in the past for the supposed aphrodisiac qualities of its snout. Enjoy a guided jeep safari to Bishazari Tal (20,000 Lakes) as well as a bird-watching experience, and spend some time in a local village travelling as the locals do – on a traditional ox cart. Cap the trip off with an evening performance of a traditional stick dance by the local Tharu people.

Day 4 Kathmandu
Board your short flight (approx 30 minutes) back to Kathmandu where your adventure concludes. There is no accommodation included tonight. If you would like to stay for longer, please enquire with your booking agent.
All This Included
Travel to Nepal and visit the Chitwan National Park. Once home to a royal hunting reserve, Chitwan National Park is now widely recognised as one of the best national parks in Asia. Discover an enchanting lost world of verdant jungle pierced with birdcalls and punctuated with wildlife sightings. Head out in search of rhinos, crocodiles, monkeys and deer. Conclude this wild adventure with your own exploration of Kathmandu.
  • Meals - 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Transport - Public bus, Canoe, Jeep, Plane
  • Chitwan NP - Village tour
  • Chitwan NP - Birdwatching walk
  • Chitwan NP - Bishazari Tal (20,000 Lakes) jeep safari
  • Chitwan NP - Tharu cultural performance
  • Once home to a royal hunting reserve, Chitwan is now widely recognised as one of the best national parks in Asia, and this trip includes walking, canoeing and driving safaris through its lush landscapes.
  • Take a boat along the Rapti river, which shelters about a quarter of the world's remaining gharial population.
  • Jump on a jeep safari to Bishazari Tal and enjoy a guided bird-watching experience.
  • Spend some time in a local Tharu village, visiting the museum and learning about local life.
Jungle resort (3 nights)
  • Ages: Min 5
  • Group size: Min 1, Max 12
  • This is a join-in trip rather than a scheduled group trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities but you may also be lucky enough to have the trip to yourself.
  • You will have some up close and personal encounters with wildlife on this trip, including seeing the small fish eating gharial crocodiles while on the canoe trip on the Rapti river.
  • While there will be opportunities to spot many different kinds of wildlife, sightings cannot be guaranteed as this is a national park where animals are free to roam rather than a zoo or wildlife park.
  • You will see tour operators offering elephant riding activities and many tourists taking part in them during your time in Chitwan. Intrepid Travel has a strong elephant welfare policy and as such we discourage travellers from riding elephants in Nepal or anywhere around the world. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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