THE HORNBILL FESTIVAL TOUR OF NORTH EAST

The Hornbill Festival Tour of North East

Overview

 

MOTORBIKE & SELF DRIVE SUV EXPEDITION TO HORNBILL FESTIVAL (2019)

Choose between the comfort of a SUV OR the thrill of a Motorbike ride.

Our Signature motorbike tour is specially designed for people who want to see the beauty of North East at a relaxed pace over a period of 2 weeks.

This is the most well researched itinerary that we have chosen through our several trips to North East over the last 3+ years, but we don’t mind changing or tweaking it a bit at your convenience if needed.

We start and end the tour from Guwahati, Assam.

bhutan-03You can either fly into Guwahati from most cities of India or take a train.

You may choose to go on our fixed departure tour NOV-DEC 2019 if you are an individual.

However, if you are group of eight (8) or more friends then we can do a customized tour for you as well, the dates for which can be at your convenience. Pls. note the Hornbill Festival takes place every year from 1st - 10th Dec only.

We can help you in arranging a reliable logistics services company (GATI KWE) to pick up your motorbike from anywhere in India and delivering it to your doorstep safely.

bhutan-16If you want a motorbike on rent from Guwahati then please inform us separately, we will help you in arranging a good quality reliable motorbike from one of our trusted vendors.

If you have your own motorbike then it’s recommended to courier it to Guwahati (address will be provided) using the logistics services company (GATI KWE), they take about 12 - 15 days to ship to Bagdogra from almost anywhere in India.

You can either ride single or have your partner as pillion. She also has a choice to hop on/ off between your motorbike and the SUV for added comfort.

We mostly run mixed tours – SUV’s and motorbikers go together.

bhutan-09This is THE best you can do in two (2) weeks of riding/ driving around North East of India, with the most famous Hornbill Festival at Kohima, Nagaland's lovely capital city!!!

We shall be covering Assam - Arunachal Pradesh - Nagaland - Meghalaya on this tour of North East.

What we Provide

  • All accommodation for 11 nights {from DAY 02 at Bomdila till DAY 12 at Mawlynnlong} (twin/ triple sharing basis) in comfortable hotels/ and camps in scenic & off beat destinations
  • Breakfast & Dinner at gourmet eating joints on the way
  • Chai/ Coffee & cookies twice a day on ride days (11am & 5pm)
  • Inner Line Permits and Wildlife fees for restricted areas for Indian Nationals
  • Basic First Aid Kit & medicines
  • Services of certified & experienced guides/ instructors for high altitude trekking/ biking/ jeep safaris in the Himalayas
  • Services of Wilderness Medicine Institute Certified guides/ instructors from NOLS,USA http://www.nols.edu/wmi
  • Services of a Royal Enfield trained specialist mechanic for the full duration of the trip

Itinerary options and pricing:

13 Nights/ 14 Days

  • Rs.40,000 per rider/ pillion with own motorcycles
  • Rs.50,000 per person when 2 people share our 500 cc motorcycles
  • Rs.60,000 per SOLO rider with our 350 cc motorcycles, add Rs.5,000 for an upgrade to 500 cc
  • Rs.45,000 per person for a seat in our back up SUV
When you choose I AM ADVENTURE, we ensure you get to stay at the best of hotels and resorts.
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Exclusions

  • Any Air/ bus/ taxi/ jeep fare
  • GST @ 5%
  • Lunch; we eat at dhabas along the road & pay directly there & then
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, internet, wifi, telephone/ fax calls, bed tea, mineral water, aerated/ alcoholic beverages, juices, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
  • Hotel at Guwahati would be booked by us, but paid for directly by you at the time of check in, everyone has to stay in the same hotel for ease of operations
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
  • Any item, activity or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions & itinerary above
  • Cost of petrol & spare parts of any kind (engine oil, clutch wires, spark plugs etc.)
  • Traffic fines, vehicle servicing & or maintenance etc.
  • The cost of motorbike rental (if applicable)
  • Any entry fees, any tips, porter/ pony charges or any other expenses incurred by the participants during the sightseeing, rafting, paragliding trips, other than as clearly mentioned within the inclusions and itinerary
  • Any extra costs incurred due to extension/ change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond our control
  • Additional accommodation & or food charges due to unforeseen delays in the journey

Other Terms and Conditions

  • 100% Payment in advance
  • The program schedule / route/ mode of transport might be changed due to unforeseen circumstances or for the safety of the group; the decision of the Program Director and/ or the Field director will be final & binding in this regard
  • In case any participant falls sick during the tour, the expenses for medical treatment, travel & porter charges etc. will be borne by the concerned individual
  • During the tour, the decision of the Program Director and/ or the Field director will be final and binding
  • I AM ADVENTURE shall not be held responsible for any accident, illness and loss of valuables or such other unforeseen events during the tour

Cancellation Policy

  • Upto Sixty (60) days or more before the tour departure; 100% of the tour amount is refunded
  • Between Forty-five (45) days to Fifty-nine (59) days before the tour departure; 75% of the tour amount is refunded
  • Between Thirty (30) days to Forty-four (44) days before the tour departure; 50% of the tour amount is refunded
  • Twenty-nine (29) days or less before the tour departure; No refunds
  • The above are subject to a deduction of Rs.2,100.00 towards administration charges

FULL ITINERARY

Day 01 - Guwahati (ASSAM)

Arrive Guwahati airport/ railway station from home cities,
Drive to hotel, check in, rest - shower etc.
Then test your machines for they will be your companion for the next 2 weeks!!!
Overnight hotel in Phuentsholing (1st night)

Stay overnight in a hotel at Guwahati (booked by us, paid by you)

Day 02 - Bomdila - 290 kms. (ARUNACHAL)

Post an early Breakfast, we head out on the open highway
And then eventually start climbing the mountains towards Tawang,
We break the ride for the day at Bomdila.

Stay overnight in a hotel at Bomdila

Day 03 - Tawang - 180 kms.

Today we ride across the Se La at a staggering altitude of 4000+ meters,
Reach Tawang and chill for the evening

Stay overnight in a hotel at Tawang

Day 04 - Tawang - 100 kms.

Highlight of the day is riding to the China border at Bumla check post,
We come back to sleep at Tawang by evening.

Stay overnight in a hotel at Tawang

Day 05 - Bomdila - 180 kms.

Ride down to Bomdila again, same way back

Stay overnight in a hotel at Bomdila

Day 06 - Kaziranga National Park - 190 kms.

Ride to the beautiful Kaziranga National Park to spot the one horned Rhinos in the evening Safari!

Stay overnight in a camp at Kaziranga

Day 07 - Kohima - 270 kms. (NAGALAND)

Ride hard, ride long.....today is a long day over some off roads
Which are called National Highways in Nagaland 🙂
Relax in the hotel, take a stroll in the evening markets of Kohima.

Stay overnight in a hotel at Kohima

Day 08 - Kohima - 40 kms.

Full day at leisure at the famous, most beautiful HORNBILL FESTIVAL at the heritage village of Kisama!

Stay overnight in a hotel at Kohima

Day 9 - Shillong - 420 kms. (MEGHALAYA)

A long but easy day, as we ride on the excellent highways of Assam and Meghalaya.
Shillong the capital city is also called the Scotland of the East.

Stay overnight in a hotel at Shillong

Day 10 - Cherrapunjee - 60 kms.

Today we ride to the 2nd rainiest place in the world, you get to click a photo besides the board which claims that 🙂

Stay overnight in a hotel at Cherrapunjee

Day 11 - Cherrapunjee - 25 kms.

Today is the day when we ride less, trek more.....to get to the world's
only double deck living root bridges and the stunningly beautiful rainbow falls.

Stay overnight in a hotel at Cherrapunjee

Day 12 - Mawlynnlong - 150 kms.

Ride to the cleanest village of Asia, if they can do a lot to keep it clean, so can we!!
On the way we see the cleanest river of India too, the beautiful Dawki river on which
you see boats literally floating! Highlight is also the India - Bangladesh border check post.

Stay overnight in a hotel at Mawlynnlong

Day 13 - Guwahati - 175 kms.

End the ride at Guwahati, before you fly back home tomorrow.

Stay overnight in a hotel at Guwahati (booked by us, paid by you)

Day 14 - HOME

Fly back home with lifetime memories of the magical North East of India!

Tour Concludes……….

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Itinerary options and pricing

13 Nights/ 14 Days
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 Rs.40,000 per rider/ pillion with own motorcycles
Rs.50,000 per person when 2 people share our 500 cc motorcycles
 Rs.60,000 per SOLO rider with our 350 cc motorcycles, add Rs.5,000 for an upgrade to 500 cc
Rs.45,000 per person for a seat in our back up SUV

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