Join Treks and Trails on the tour to Andaman island

 14th to 17th May 2015  (Batch I)

13th to 16 August 2015 (Batch II)
 
About:
The Andaman Islands form an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal between India, to the west, and Myanmar, to the north and east. Most are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India, while a small number in the north of the archipelago, including the Coco Islands, belong to Myanmar. The Andaman Islands are home to the only known paleolithic people, the Sentinelese people, who have had no contact with any other people. The Andaman islands have been inhabited for several thousand years, at the very least. The earliest archaeological evidence yet documented goes back some 2,200 years; however, the indications from genetic, cultural and isolation studies suggests that the islands may have been inhabited as early as the Middle Paleolithic. The indigenous Andamanese people appear to have lived on the islands in substantial isolation from that time until the 18th century CE. Andamans are theorized to be a key stepping stone in a great coastal migration of humans from Africa via the Arabian peninsula, along the coastal regions of the Indian mainland and towards Southeast Asia, Japan and Oceania*
* source Wikipedia
Summary:
Type: Leisure Tour
Minimum Count: 4
Maximum Count: 20
Last date: 07 May 2015 to register (Batch I) and 01 August 2015(Batch II)
Duration: 2 Nights at Port Blair + 2 Nights at Havelock
Tour Contribution: Rs 11600.00

How to get to here:

 Port Blair is the Andaman’s major gateway which is well connected by air & sea while regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from the India’s major cities like Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam. The best way to reach these exotic islands is to take flight from New Delhi, Kolkata & Chennai. At present, the regular domestic flight services are available from all these India’s major cities mentioned above.

Option: 1
BY AIR Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta by air.
Option: 2 - BY SEA Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam and back. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours.
Shipping services - As the Andaman & Nicobar Islands lies in the Bay of Bengal it is great experience to reach Andaman Islands by ship. There are regular passenger ship services for Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam. There are three to four trips every month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. Ships sail from Visakhapatnam once in a month. The voyage takes about three days and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two days. The journey time about of these respective places are mentioned below.
Kolkata – Port Blair: Journey time about 66 hrs (1,255kms)
Vishakhapatnam – Port Blair: Journey time about 56 hrs (1,200kms)
Chennai – Port Blair: Journey time about 60hrs (1,190kms)
Bookings can be availed from:
At Chennai:
Shipping House
13, Strand Road,
Kolkata 700 001 (INDIA)
Tel: +033-22482354 / 033 -22488013
Fax: +033-22482035 / 033 -22480377
At Kolkata:
"Jawahar Building" 17, Rajaji Salai
Chennai 600 001 (INDIA)
Tel: +044-25220841 / 044-25226873
Option: 3
From Mumbai travel to Chennai by Railways, then fly till Port Blair 
Option: 4
Fly from Mumbai via Chennai to Port Blair

Tour Details:

(2 Nights at Port Blair + 2 Nights at Havelock)

Day 1: Arrival + Ross Island + Light & Sound Show.

 Arrival at Port Blair in the morning by flight and transfer to hotel, After lunch at 1400hrs visit Ross Island which is about 2 km east of Port Blair and can be reached by a short boat ride from Water Sports Complex. The island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering. Proceed back to your Hotel to freshen up and in the evening proceed to attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail - where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive.

Day 2: Port Blair – Havelock + Radhanagar beach.

Depart early morning via ferry from Port Blair – Havelock. The ferry takes 1.5 hrs to reach Havelock. On arrival proceed to selected hotel and in the evening proceed to Beach No 7* (Radhanagar Beach) rated as the ‘Best Beach in Asia’ by Time Magazine (N/Ac Car/ Jeep will be provided for pickup and drop, time spent 2-3 hours). Stay in Havelock overnight amongst sandy beach and lush green forest in a comfortable beach resort.

Day 3: Elephant Beach (Snorkelling)

Trip to Elephant Beach: Embark on the most memorable snorkelling trip, just 40 min by Boat this beach offers snorkelers calm blue shallow waters and is the perfect spot for beginner snorkelers. The boat goes right up to the beach and it’s so easy to slip on your gear and just start snorkelling. It’s also a great place to just spend the day lying on the beach and relaxing. The beach is very scenic with fallen trees and white sand giving the photographer some interesting shots. The reef here starts very close to shore at a depth of about 1 meter. The large reef is mostly made up of hard coral and has plenty of marine life. Note: Inclusive of snorkelling equipment and car pick up and drop to jetty. (The trip may be changed to light house or Aquarium subject to weather conditions and visibility)

Day 4: Havelock – Port Blair

Spend the morning at leisure. Return from Havelock Island in the afternoon and transfer to hotel in Port Blair.
(Please note that all hotels on Havelock have a early morning check out time and late checkout is provided at the discretion of the hotel management).
(Car will come at 0800 hrs and please ensure you are ready as the boat will leave at 0830 hrs and it is a further 10 min drive away to the boat)

Day 5:

Depart Port Blair with Fond memories of these mesmerizing Islands

Includes:

2 nights stay at Port Blair at any of the mentioned Hotels.
2 nights stay at Havelock at any of the mentioned Hotels
Welcome drink on arrival.
Daily breakfast served in hotels.
Return ferry ticket to Havelock on MAKRUZZ.
Transfers and sightseeing at Port Blair by exclusive A/c Car.
Transfers at Havelock by Non A/c Car.
Snorkelling in Elephant Beach.
Entrance fees for monument charges.
All applicable Taxes.

CATEGORY HOTEL

Cost person on twin share on bases.
* Hotel Marine View / Similar at Port Blair
* El Dorado Beach Resort / Gold Star Beach Resort / Similar at Havelock Island.

Excludes:

AIR /SHIP FARE TO & FRO PORT BLAIR, Camera fees, UNSPECIFIED MEALS, PERSONAL EXPENSES LIKE TELEPHONE calls, FAX, INTERNET, LAUNDRY.ETC
ANY EXTRA EXCURSIONS OR SIGHTSEEING APART FROM THE TOUR ITINERARY
Personal Insurance
Travel Insurance

Cancellation and Refund:

Booking is Non transferable, Non-Refundable.
Kindly confirm your booking as early as possible.  Full tour contribution to be made on or before 01 July 2015.

Note:

Please consult your family doctor before signing up for any adventure tour/activity.
Please carry one original photo identity (passport/driving licence/ adhar card or PAN card)
Please use the same Photo ID card for the entire tour.
Children below the age of 14 should be accompanied by one adult.
Child below 2 years : Complementary
Child below 2 – 6 years without bed charges applicable
Child above 6 years with extra bed charges.
Last date to register is 15 July 2015

TreksandTrails rules:

1. Group leader decision will be final and binding.
2. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
3. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send a text message.
4. Payment is non refundable and non transferable.
5. Any unforseen conditions TreksandTrails or its partners in Andaman shall not be resposible.
6. Please carry your own personal medicines as per your family doctor’s advice.
7. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Disclosures on medical conditions
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY contribution payable in Indian Rupees ONLY.
 

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