The Best of India & Brahmaputra River

  • CAD $11,050

  • Oct 03 - 19, 2025 | 15 days / 14 nights

Join us on an unparalleled adventure through India's rich cultural heritage, diverse landscapes, and vibrant traditions, complemented by the mesmerizing Brahmaputra River. Discover iconic landmarks like the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort, and delve into the cultural tapestry of Kolkata. Explore bustling markets, ancient temples, and scenic landscapes, immersing yourself in India's captivating charm. Aboard the luxurious MAHABAAHU river cruise, sail through the serene Brahmaputra River, experiencing pristine landscapes, local hospitality, delicious cuisine, and vibrant regional cultures. This journey promises to enchant and inspire every traveler.

Bhutan Extension Tour


Itinerary

Embark on your overnight flight to Delhi, India’s vibrant capital city. Relax and enjoy the in-flight services as you anticipate the exciting journey ahead.

Upon arrival at Delhi’s airport, you’ll be warmly greeted by our representative. After a comfortable check-in at the hotel, take the evening to unwind and prepare for the adventures ahead.

After a refreshing breakfast, embark on an exploration of Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi’s labyrinthine lanes come alive with bustling markets showcasing Delhi’s traditional craftsmanship. Marvel at the Red Fort and visit the grand Jama Masjid. Navigate the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk on a bicycle rickshaw, taking in its vibrant ambiance. Transitioning to New Delhi, witness the monumental India Gate and the stately Rashtrapati Bhawan. Conclude your day with a visit to the magnificent Qutab Minar. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

After breakfast, set off on a scenic drive to Agra. As you journey, delve into Agra’s storied past, which has roots in the Mahabharata era. It was during the Mughal Empire’s golden age that Agra flourished, becoming a center for art, culture, and architecture under Emperor Akbar. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and soak in the city’s ambiance.

Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal, a testament to Emperor Shah Jahan’s undying love for his wife, Mumtaz. This architectural marvel, crafted from brilliant white marble, took 22 years and the efforts of 20,000 laborers and craftsmen to complete. After your morning exploration, retreat to the hotel for a refreshing breakfast. Delve into the historical wonders of Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, notable as the prison of Emperor Shah Jahan by his son.

After breakfast, check out and embark on a scenic drive to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the “sandstone city,” which served as the Mughal Empire’s imperial capital during Emperor Akbar’s reign. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into the hotel. Later, immerse yourself in Rajasthani hospitality with a dinner hosted by a local family, providing a glimpse into traditional life transitioning to modernity.

Kickstart your day with a visit to the majestic Amber Fort, followed by a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds. Dive deeper into Jaipur’s history with a visit to the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the 18th century. Explore the grand City Palace, the former residence of Jaipur’s Maharajas, which now houses a museum showcasing Rajasthani attire, weaponry, art, and rare manuscripts. Conclude your day by immersing yourself in Jaipur’s bustling markets known for exquisite handicrafts.

After breakfast, transfer to Jaipur airport for your flight to Kolkata, the cultural capital of India. Kolkata’s rich history as the former capital of British India is evident in its stunning colonial architecture. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this vibrant city at your own pace.

Today, immerse yourself in the diverse cultural tapestry of Kolkata. Begin with a visit to the historic Flower Market, followed by a stroll through College Street, renowned as the world’s largest second-hand book market. Explore the iconic Victoria Memorial, a marble-white monument that stands as a symbol of Kolkata. Later, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, an impressive example of Indo-Gothic architecture. Conclude your day with a visit to Mother Teresa’s House, where her remarkable legacy of compassion comes to life.

After breakfast, depart for Kolkata airport to board your flight to Jorhat. Upon landing in Jorhat, you’ll be greeted by our team and transferred to Neamati Ghat to board the MV Mahabaahu. Settle into your cabin and take some time to familiarize yourself with the ship. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely sail along the Brahmaputra River, witnessing the mesmerizing sunset hues. Later, join fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at the ship’s restaurant, where you’ll receive a briefing on the upcoming itinerary.

After a morning drive through Assam’s scenic countryside, arrive at Shivasaagar to explore its 13th-century landmarks: the towering Shiva Dol Temple, Talatal Ghar Palace, and Rang Ghar amphitheater. Visit a Planter’s family home on a renowned Tea Estate to delve into Assam’s prized tea heritage. Enjoy an Assamese buffet, tea-tasting, and insights from tea experts. Return to the ship at sunset for dinner and relaxation.

After breakfast, set sail towards Majuli, the world’s largest river island. Majuli is not just an island; it’s a vibrant center for Assamese culture and neo-Vaishnavite philosophy. Explore the unique traditions and artistic expressions of this island through a series of cultural performances. After lunch onboard, cruise towards a secluded island where you’ll enjoy a memorable evening around a bonfire. Savor barbequed snacks and beverages as you relax under the starlit sky, surrounded by the tranquil Brahmaputra.

Start your day with Yoga or a beach walk, followed by an orientation on the ‘Mishing Village Visit’ and an evening boat safari at Agoratoli. Explore bamboo architecture and vibrant Mishing weaving, with chances to buy Assamese textiles. After lunch on the ship, take a boat safari along Kaziranga’s Eastern Range to observe wildlife and the Brahmaputra shoreline. The day ends with a chef’s demo, a talk on Assam’s geography and industries, and a relaxed dinner aboard.

Wake up to the soothing sounds of the river and enjoy breakfast onboard. Today, visit Bishwanath Ghat, a quaint village renowned for its skilled weavers and vibrant textiles. Witness the art of weaving firsthand and interact with the local artisans. Later, sail to Silghat and visit a tea estate or a jute mill to understand the intricate processes involved in these industries. Conclude your day with a cultural performance onboard followed by dinner.

Awaken to the allure of Assam tea and set off from Silghat to the Agoratoli Eastern Range of Kaziranga for an exhilarating Jeep Safari, encountering vibrant wildlife like Rhinos, Asiatic water buffaloes, and deer. After the safari, journey to the Central Range for a lavish lunch at a resort. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to see majestic elephants amidst the verdant landscape. Continue your adventure to the Bagori Western Range for another thrilling Jeep Safari, where you’ll spot the iconic one-horned rhinoceros and other exotic species. Conclude your day’s exploration and return to Silghat to board the MV Mahabaahu Cruise.

Begin your day with an optional Yoga session on the deck, followed by breakfast and a talk on the Kamakhya temple and Bangla Village. Explore the unique lifestyle of villagers living off the Brahmaputra river’s sandbars. Sail towards Peacock Island, admiring the Guwahati hills and sunset at Sarai Ghat. Conclude the cruise at Pandu Port and enjoy a relaxed evening with a ‘Alvida Bhoj’—Farewell Dinner.

Disembark from your cruise at Pandu, Guwahati after breakfast. Visit the famous Shakti Peeth Kamakhya Devi temple on Nilachal hill for a spiritual experience. Proceed to Guwahati Airport with packed lunch, then fly to Delhi. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before transferring to the airport for your international flight home.

SHIP INFORMATION

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The MV Mahabaahu

The MV Mahabaahu features 23 cabins, air-conditioned with attached bathrooms and modern amenities. It offers panoramic views of the Brahmaputra River and spacious public areas across various decks, including a sun deck and a swimming pool deck.

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PRICING AND TERMS

Travel Date: Oct 03 – 19, 2025
Prices are in CAD, per person

PACKAGE PRICE (AIR & LAND & CRUISE) PER PERSON:

Cabin Category Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Superior without Balcony CAD $11,050 CAD $14,470
Deluxe Cabin with Balcony CAD $11,820 CAD $15,820
Luxury Cabin with Balcony CAD $12,080 CAD $16,270
Suite Cabin CAD $12,720 CAD $18,580
Deposit and Payment
First Deposit: CAD 2,500 per each confirmed passenger at the time of booking
Second Deposit: CAD 2,500 per each confirmed passenger due on April 10, 2025
Final Payment: Due on June 10, 2025

Note:

  1. Passenger names must match passport.
  2. Please ensure that passports are valid up till after six (6) months at last destination.
  3. Our office requires submission of copy of passport information along with payment to confirm the booking
Cancellation Charges on Cruise & Land
From the time of booking – Apr 09, 2025 CAD $2,500 per cabin
From April 10 – June 09 2025 CAD $5,000 per cabin
June 10, 2025 – Aug 09, 2025 50% of total price
Aug 10, 2025 – Aug 09, 2025 100% of total price

Air cancellation penalties are subject to airline regulations.”

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation or comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking. Please contact GLP Worldwide for a quotation.

Prices above are in Canadian Dollars. The program and all related travel services described herein are subject to the detailed terms & conditions of GLP Worldwide which are available at any time upon request and which will be provided with your booking confirmation.

GALLERY

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This expedition promises to be a transformative journey through the cultural and natural wonders of the region, offering unparalleled opportunities for discovery, reflection and
connection with the soul of this captivating destination.

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