Leisure Tour to Andaman Islands (South) 05 Nov to 08 Nov 2015.

 
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 Palaeolithic 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. Andaman 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:2
Maximum Count:20
Last date:15 October 2015
Duration:2 Nights at Port Blair + 2 Nights at Havelock
Tour Cost:Rs. 21800.00
Type:Standard
Code:IXZ 0402
 
 
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. (Spice Jet, Go Air and Air India)
 
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.
 
Distance from Kolkata to Port Blair: Journey time about 66 hrs. (1,255kms approx.)
Distance from Vishakhapatnam to Port Blair: Journey time about 56 hrs. (1,200kms approx.)
Distance from Chennai to Port Blair: Journey time about 60hrs (1,190kms approx.)
 
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 or Fly directly from Mumbai/ Kolkata to Port Blair
 
Who should visit the Andaman Islands?
* Photographers, Destination Explorers
* Those who are interested in Nature and Marine explorations
* Photo journalist, Travellers
* Amateur / Hobby photographers
 
For those who wish to hire Photography equipment – Do let us know we could guide you about it. Hire charges for the equipment to be paid by the participants
 
Andaman Islands Tour Package
Day 1: Port Blair Island – Ross Island – Light & Sound Show
Arrive at Port Blair, transfer to Hotel. Afternoon by 03.30 pm depart from hotel for neighbouring Ross Island. Evening enjoy the Light & Sound show at Ross Island ( a saga of Indian freedom struggle & life at Ross during British regime bought to live through moving light and sound effects). Day ends overnight at Port Blair.
 
Day 2: Port Blair – Havelock Island
Early morning 07.15 am transfer to jetty for 08.15am Catamaran service Havelock Islands, reaching by 09.30 am. Take a snorkelling trip to Elephant Island. Afternoon take a trip to Radhanagar beach (Rated as Asia best beach by TIME magazine) Overnight stay will be at Havelock Island.
 
Day 3: Scuba Diving 
Early morning get to Scuba Dive location. Return by lunchtime. Post lunch visit to Kalapathar to watch sunset. Overnight stay will be at Havelock Island.
 
Day 4: Travel from Havelock Island to Port Blair Island + City Tour
Leave early in the Morning by 09.00 am check out from hotel and take the jetty for Port Blair. Reach Port Blair by 11.30am, Transfer to hotel. Afternoon enjoy an early lunch an depart from hotel by 12.30 pm for City Tour of Port Blair which covers, Anthropological Museum which displays the tools, models habitats, art and handcrafts of the aboriginal tribes of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chatham Saw Mill, Forest Museum, Samdudrika (Naval Marine Museum, National Memorial Cellular Jail). Evening Enjoy Light & Sound Show at Cellular Jail. Overnight stay will be at Port Blair.
 
Day 5: Transfer to airport
 
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) at all times.
Please use the same Photo ID card for the entire tour. Cost of the package is on triple sharing basis. Underwater photography maybe charged extra.
If any event could not be completed due to unfavourable weather condition TreksandTrails, India or its coordinators / organiser/ Partners in Andaman Island are not fully accountable.
If due to unfavourable weather conditions the return flights get cancelled, the patrons will have to bear the extra cost for extended stay.
Recommended book your plane tickets with a window seat ☺. GoAir flight reaches Port Blair at 09:45 am (suggestion)
This package would includes Hotel at - Silver Spring / Haywizz/ NK International at Port Blair + Wild Orchid Resort Classic cottage / Cross Bill Resort Havelock
 
 
Inclusions:
* Accommodation at Port Blair as indicated
* Accommodation at Havelock as indicated
* Breakfast at mentioned hotels only.
* Return tickets to Havelock by Luxury Catamaran MAKRUZZ/ Luxury Ferry Coastal Cruise
* Airport + Jetty transfers by A/C car
* Sightseeing as per itinerary by A/c car
* One Snorkelling session at Elephant Beach approx. time 18 mins to 25 minutes only
* One Scuba diving session at Havelock approx. time 18 mins to 25 minutes only
* Entrance fees, ferry tickets as applicable
* Taxes as applicable
* Complimentary welcome cake and flower bouquet (Only for honeymoon couples)
 
Additional Activity Rates that can be arranged
1. Fun Fishing trip Rs. 4500.00 per trip (2 – 4 persons)
2. Candlelight dinner by the beach Rs. 5500.00 per couple including wine
3. Underwater Sea Walk Rs. 3500.00 per person per session approx. 15 to 25 minutes.
4. Jet Ski Rs. 650.00 per person per ride
5. Kayaking Rs. 2000.00 per person per session
 
Excludes:
Air /Ship fare to & fro Port Blair, Camera fees, Unspecified meals, Personal expenses like telephone roaming calls charges, fax, Internet, laundry etc.
Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the tour itinerary, Personal Insurance, Travel Insurance, baggage Insurance is not included.
 
Children below the age of 14 should be accompanied by one adult.
Child below 2 years: Complementary
Child below 2years – 6 years without bed charges wherever applicable.
Child above 6 years - 12 years extra bed and other charges wherever applicable (Rs. 16500.00 approx.).
Child above 12 years will be charged full adult cost.
 
TreksandTrails rules:
1. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
2. Light and sound show tickets are not refundable in event of any technical failure, unfavourable weather conditions
3. During the light and sound show video recording and photography is prohibited
4. Payment is non refundable and non transferable. Please carry your own personal medicines as per your family doctor’s advice.
5. In case Scuba dive is unutilized / not done then no refund will be made.
 
 
Event Coordinators (Mumbai):
TreksandTrails, Mumbai 8828746865
 
Group booking and discount can be availed. Minimum 5 participants for group bookings
Customised travel to Andaman Island as per your connivance and budget possible.
 
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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