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Andaman - Into the Blue Waters

April 05 - April 12, 2020

INR 26000 per person

Trip Details

Overview

Pristine beaches, crystal clear water, magical marine life, and a bit of history, which can’t be compared to anything else in the world – all this and more makes the marvelous archipelago of Andaman Islands an excellent choice for a laid-back, rejuvenating getaway. 


Blessed with countless magnificent beaches, each of which has its own charm, Andaman is truly a picture-perfect, postcard paradise.


Come… enjoy exciting water sports, snorkeling, scuba diving or simply chillax with us!!!                     

Itinerary

Day 01 | Arrive in Port Blair (-/-/D)


On arrival at Veer Savarkar International Airport, we’ll be transferred to the hotel / home-stay in Port Blair. We relax a bit and then, we visit the Anthropological Museum which provides an insight into the world of prehistoric inhabitants of the island. From here, we head to Cellular Jail, the National Memorial. Post which, we visit Corbyn’s Cove Beach, a coconut palm fringed beach, ideal for swimming, sun-basking & bathing. 


We end the day with the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail - where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive. Time permitting, we visit Samudrika Marine Museum. 


Day 02 | North Bay & Ross Island (B/-/D)


After early breakfast, we head to the harbor to take our ferry to the Coral island – North Bay & Ross Island. North Bay known as the “Gateway of Port Blair” is famous for its coral reefs, exotic varieties of beautiful ornamental fishes and water-sports. The breath taking stretch of coral bed leaves you spell-bound. North Bay is not only famous for snorkeling & glass-bottom boat-ride, but also for scuba diving & sea walking.


Then, we head to Ross Island, the erstwhile capital of Andaman, during British and Japanese regime, prior to India’s Independence. Named after Sir Daniel Ross a marine surveyor, Ross Island is an ideal place for nature walks amidst sylvan environment with deer’s, peacocks and exotic birds.  


Day 03 | Havelock Island (B/-/-)


Today, we take a 2 – 3 hours ferry ride to Havelock Island. A picture-perfect natural paradise fringed by a green canopy of the rainforest, Havelock has got some of the nicest sandy beaches with turquoise colored waters. Over the next two days, we would be exploring the island beaches, get ourselves wet and admire the serene beauty. Havelock Island is home to Radhanagar Beach (Beach No. 7) which was declared as the 4th best beach in Asia by TIME magazine in 2004.  


We first visit Kalapathar Beach and spend some time enjoying the turquoise water and white sand beach. Later, move to Radhanagar Beach. A stroll to Radhanagar beach through a dense forest leads you through to the sight of white sand and crystal clear blue water. Evening is free for leisure. 


Day 04 | Havelock Island (B/-/-)


Today we head to Elephant Beach, a paradise for water sport enthusiasts. Generally, this beach is visited by a 20 minute high-speed boat ride but for those who are adventurous, we can take 45 minutes trek through the jungle. Enjoy the beautiful vistas on this 1.8 km trek and reach the beach. Those interested in scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, glass-bottom boat ride, banana ride, underwater sea walking, etc can give a try here. Return to our place of stay and relax. 


Day 05 | Havelock Island – Neil Island (B/-/-)


We wake up late today and stroll in the beaches. Then, we take a ferry to Neil Island. Neil Island has its own unique character and natural beauty. Though being a small piece of island, this little fella sure knows how to pack a punch! Bharatpur Beach is an ideal beach for swimming and coral watching. Laxmanpur Beach is famous for its natural rock formations and a spectacular sunset.


If you’re fond of natural vegetations and limestone formations, then a visit to Sitapur Beach is sure to impress you. Let’s do some beach hopping here! 


Day 06 | Neil Island – Port Blair – Chidiya Tapu (B/-/D)


Unlike most of the islands in the Andaman, Neil has a flat terrain and is ideal for cycling. Take a bicycle ride this morning and explore the village life of the tiny island. Later, we take a ferry back to Port Blair. After lunch, we take a 45 minute ride to Chidiya Tapu which is popular for its celestial sunsets. 


Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset at Munda Pahar Beach and its shopping time now! Shopping buffs can head to Aberdeen Bazaar, an old-fashioned yet colorful market which offers both regular as well as exotic goods to the tourists and the locals. 


Day 07 | Port Blair – Baratang Island (B/-/D)


We start at the crack of dawn to Baratang Island by road which is approximately 110 kms away from Port Blair. We pass through the Jarawa Tribal Reserve in a convoy to reach Nilambur Jetty (Middle Strait) from where we take a ferry to Baratang Island which is a 15 minutes ride. On the way, we may have the chance to see a member of the tribe! Enjoy a breathtaking ferry ride through the fascinating mangrove creeks, which leads to a dense tropical forest for a trek to reach the limestone caves. Made up of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate), the cave contains beautiful formations. 


Day 08 | Bid Adieu!!! (B/-/-)


The morning is free at leisure until transfer to Port Blair Airport for the departure flight. If your thirst for adventure is still not yet quenched, you can take an optional 2 hour submarine ride under the sea to have a glimpse of the marine life.


It’s time to bid good bye to your co-travelers. Take the return flight with bagful of sweet memories!!!




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The itinerary is loosely drafted, and allows you to do as little or as much as you like.


This itinerary is just to give you an idea on the tour structure but in no means final and is subject to change.

Trip Dates

Start Date: April 05, 2020 (Sunday)

End Date: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)


Pick-up / Drop-off at Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair


Pls ensure that you arrive before 11AM on the Start Date & book your return ticket for your flight after 1:00PM on the End Date.

Trip Cost

INR 26,000 per person (Including the Booking Fee)


  • These rates are for Indian Nationals only.
  • The trip will have a maximum of 14 members (13 participants + 01 facilitator). Invite your friends to join. 
  • Minimum of 6 participants required to conduct the trip.  Please do check with us before booking your train / air tickets. Opt for Zero Cancellation Fee Protection cover while booking your flight tickets so that you get full refund in case of cancellation.
  • Suitable for singles / solo travelers / small group of friends / couples
  • Suitable for members between the age group of 16-55 years. We do take members above 55 years too based on their physical fitness.

Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS

  • Comfy stay on double / triple sharing basis for 7 nights / 8 days. Married couple gets a separate room.
  • 7 Breakfast & 4 Dinner (Set Menu) at our accommodation
  • Group airport transfer for arrival and departure in Port Blair airport. If your flight arrival is at a different time, extra charges will be applicable.
  • Local sightseeing by an exclusive AC vehicle.
  • Entry tickets to places of interest
  • All ferry tickets including side cruise to the islands as per the itinerary
  • All Permits & Parking Charges
  • Guide charges, wherever applicable
  • Service charges & Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Airfare 
  • Meals as mentioned above. We’ll be eating at roadside restaurants which are generally inexpensive. A great way to experience the local food.
  • Camera / Video charges
  • Guide at Cellular Jail & Ross Island
  • Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Glass Bottom boat-ride, Banana ride, Kayak, Submarine ride, and any other water-sport charges
  • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guests directly.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, room heater charges, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips, medicines, etc.
  • Any item not specified in the ‘Inclusions’.

Booking Procedure

Please confirm your participation by paying INR 5000 (Non-refundable Booking Fee**) to book your seat. Rest to be paid 30 days before the tour start date.


Pls write to us at unusualescapes@gmail.com for our Bank Account Details to transfer the Booking Fee (or) pay via Google Pay at 9052220466. Your spot will be confirmed as soon as we receive your Booking Fee.


**If you can find anyone else to replace you, there’ll be NO cancellation charges. We will then refund your money in full including the non-refundable booking fee.


Pls write to us for cancellation conditions & other queries.