Day 1:Arrive to the emerald islands
You will be received at the airport by our guest executive/driver and escorted to your hotel. After check in, your day tour would start with a visit to the historic national memorial Cellular Jail also known as kaalapaani. Later in the day visit Corbyn’s cove beach. In the evening witness the Sound and Light show at the historic Cellular Jail which gives you an one-on-one experience of the history of the jail and the sacrifice of its inmates for freedom movement.
Note: Cellular Jail is closed on Mondays and public holidays. In case you land on Monday, the itinerary will be suitably amended to cover this attraction on some other day.
Day 2: Visit North Bay Island (Coral island) & Ross Island
In the morning reach water sports complex to board the boat for North Bay. It is a coral island 20 mins by speed boat from Port Blair. The beach with its fringing coral reef (a coral formation directly attached to the shore) is the best for Scuba Diving & Sea Walking. The corals at North Bay are spread over a large area and home to variety of fishes. The sea life here has been fascinating tourists from all over the globe. This is a perfect getaway for the adventure seekers.
Optional activities in coral island: Scuba, Walk Snorkeling. (It is advised to pre-book these activities for discounted rates and also save time). To know more about these activities click here.
Visit the Ross island, once a British colony and also the capital of Andaman. This island hosts the remains of the colonial rule and is presently looked after by the Indian Navy. There is a museum named “Smritika” which depicts the history of the island. Also present are the peacocks hundreds of friendly deers roaming around freely.
Note: You can have your lunch in the eateries in North bay.
Day 3: Havelock Island, Radhanagar Beach
Board the early morning boat/cruise for Havelock. Cruise in the Andaman Sea with the flying fishes and Dolphins (you may be lucky to sight some) to reach Havelock islands. Our tour executive will receive you at the jetty and take you to Radhanagar beach. Spend your day amidst the white sand and the waves. This beach has been rated the best beach in Asia. Do not forget to take a long walk on the coast line, between the tall standing trees.
Note: Ask the hotel to give you a packed breakfast as the ferry leaves early in the morning. Carry your swimming costume. Changing room with fresh water & lockers are available in Radhanagar beach. Carry minimum luggage with you.
Day 4:Elephant Beach
Once home to the wild elephants, the Hathidera beach (as it is called by the locals) is a 20 minutes ride by the high speed boat. The calm blue shallow water is just perfect for beginner snorkelers and that is why we take you for one complimentary session of snorkeling with kit and guide. There are other optional water sports facilities on direct payment like jet ski, banana ride etc. The beach is very scenic with fallen trees & white sand. Ride the waves back to Havelock.
Note: In case of rough sea conditions if sailing is not permitted, alternate tour of Light house shall be conducted.
Day 5: Neil Island
Neil Island is famous for its lush green forest and sandy beaches. Neil provides an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists, who can feel the serenity of village life here. The beaches at Lakshmanpur, Bharatpur, Sitapur and Natural bridge formation on the sea – shore are fascinating. These untouched beaches let you feel the aroma and eternal peace. Ideal for honeymoon couples and families wanting to spend some private time away from the city crowd.
Note: There is no ATM facility in Neil. Carry sufficient cash with you. There are no porters, carry minimum luggage with you.
Day 6: Return to Port Blair, visit local museums &do some shopping
Return to Port Blair by morning ferry. Check in to your hotel. After lunch visit Anthropological museum maintained and managed by ASI (Anthropological Survey of India), it is an exquisite small museum showcasing life style of the aborigines of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Visit Sagarika emporium or some local handicraft shops to pick some wood or shell craft as a souvenir for your dear ones back home.
Note: This is not a must do tour, you can give it a skip if you are tired.
Chidiyatapu as the name suggests is a bird watchers paradise. The road to this place passes through a dense forest and the chirping sounds of the birds throughout the journey gives you a firsthand feel of the mother nature. Munda Pahad beach is ideal for viewing the breathtaking sunset. Don’t miss out the special benches made of the local tree stems. The clouds here change landscapes every minute and the sun setting in the sea is a treat to your eyes.
Note: Do try the special tea and pakodi sold in the local stalls. You may visit the forest guest house for some sunset clicks.
Day 7: Baratang Island through Jarawa reserve and Limestone caves
Wake up early morning for your day trip to Baratang Island. Take your packed breakfast along and start your journey through the dense forest (110 kms/4.5 hours’ drive) crossing of the protected Jarawa reserve to reach Baratang. Ride the speed boats through the mangroves to the magnificent Lime Stone Caves.
Special note:Do not take photographs or stop the vehicle to interact with the Jarawas. Guests violating the tribal reserve rules are liable to be prosecuted.
Day 8: Diglipur, Ross and Smith Islands
Ross and smith islands are the main attractions of Diglipur. Once you reach there after a 20 mins speed boat ride from Aerial Bay jetty, you will surely be lost in the bountiful beauty of this place. These are two different islands joined by a silky sand bar which goes inside the sea at times of high tide and surfaces up again during low tide. You can sit back on the beach chairs and observe the crystal clear water change its colour according to the depth of the sea.
Note: Carry your ID cards to obtain the forest permits. There is no shop in the island, carry your water and light snacks etc.
Day 9: Return from Diglipur
Return to Port Blair via Rangat and Baratang. On the way visit Amkunj beach and ‘DhaniNallah’. There is a wooden Mangrove walkway passing through creeks and Mangrove trees that gives a unique opportunity of observing Mangrove flora very closely. The 713 meter walkway has several resting huts and finally terminates in a beautiful beach. This place is also the nesting ground for various species of sea turtles. Drive back to Port Blair by evening.
Note: Diglipur tour includes visit to en-route attractions like Mangrove walk way, Morris derra &Amkunj beach. Deviation from the route is not allowed and may delay your convoy timing. Kindly adhere to the timings given by the driver.
Day 10: Jolly Buoy island/Red skin Island
Jollybouy is the main attraction of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park at Wandoor. It is an uninhibited island rich of coral reefs. The journey from Wandoor jetty is approx. 30 mins by boat. A session of glass bottom boat ride is complimentary for coral viewing. You can hire the boat men for snorkeling and additional round in the glass bottom boat. It is a strict no plastic zone and nothing is available in the island. Avoid going deep in the water unless you are an expert swimmer.
Note: Plastic bottles are not permitted in the island. You can take the Milton flasks available against a security deposit at the jetty to carry water. Do not carry poly bags. Use cloth or jute bags to carry some snacks and your other belongings.
Day 11: Full day Port Blair City Tour
Visit the Chatham Saw mill, once the biggest saw mill in Asia. Here you can witness the process of sawing huge logs into wood. Visit the Naval Samudrika museum which basically depicts the ocean life in and around Andaman and the Anthropological museum showcasing the lifestyle of the aborigines of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Visit some local handicraft shops to pick some wood or shell craft as a souvenir for your dear ones back home.
Day 12: Fly back home with everlasting memories
Conclude your tour with transfer to the airport to board your return flight back home. Arrive home with wonderful memories of your holiday in Andaman, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. Do not forget to share your feedback with us and the tour experience with your friends. Do send us the best photographs of your tour to our whatsapp number 8001123888 and get featured in our website www.discoverandaman.in
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
(Our packages cover all your tour costs and have no hidden charges)
Accommodation in double rooms at specified hotels & resorts.
Daily breakfast (For CP Plan only)
Private vehicle for all sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
Light & Sound show at Cellular Jail
Havelock transfers by luxury AC Cruise/Ferry
Speed boat ride to North Bay & Ross Island
Glass bottom boat ride in Jollybouy.
Speed boat ride through mangroves to lime stone caves in Baratang
Speed boat to Ross and Smith islands
Snorkelling trip with kit and guide in Elephant beach, Havelock
Assistance at the airport at the time of arrival and departure
Miscellaneous charges like forest permits parking’s etc.
All Entry Tickets, ferry charges & permits
Air Fare/Train fare
Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water etc.
Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
Any cost arising due to natural calamities, cyclone, heavy rains, non-operation of ferries/cruises or political disturbances etc.
Being a remote location, the tourism infrastructures in these islands are not very developed, hence do not expect or compare it with the standards of other developed destinations. Hotels in these islands are operating with minimum resources and with very high operational costs. All electricity is provided through diesel generators. Hence the rooms and facilities are not at par with metro cities. We are committed to provide you the best of services within the limited available resources.
Visit to Andaman Islands is incomplete without exploring the amazing underwater sea life by Scuba Diving, Sea Walk, Snorkeling, Glass bottom boat or the semi submarine ride. Honeymooners should not miss the romantic dinner cruise. Fishing enthusiast must experience the Caiman fishing charters. The latest addition is Para Sailing in Corbyn’s cove beach.
Discover Andaman has tied up with different service providers for the best rates and a convenient booking process for these activities for our guests. It is highly recommended that you book the activities along with the package for the best pre-booking rates and avoid any last moment disappointment of standing in long queues or missing on your favorite activity.
Please note that all the activities have a maximum guest limit and due to large number of tourist arrivals bookings are closed days in advance.
We provide exclusive Ertiga/ Scorpio/ Xylo/ Tavera or similar vehicles for all our guests. (Unless mentioned specifically).
The vehicles are strictly for point to point transfers and not at disposal.
T-shirts, shorts, swimming costume, slippers, Sunscreen, towel and changing clothes while visiting beaches & for activities like scuba diving & sea walk.
Regular medication, sufficient cash (ATMs are satellite linked & may not work in case of link failure, especially in Havelock & Neil).
Photo ID proof of all travellers. Age proof of children. Passport & restricted area permit for foreign nationals.
MOBILE AND INTERNET
Most hotels don’t have WIFI in rooms. Only BSNL, Airtel & Vodafone have their own mobile coverage in most islands. Only BSNL has 3G service in Port Blair. Internet is very slow in these islands. Hence it is advised that you leave behind your cyber world and soak into the nature during your stay here in Andamans.
PAYMENT & RESERVATION TERMS:
You can make reservations with us by advising us your acceptance of the tour and travel dates. We would immediately proceed to make tentative bookings. All services would be kept on confirmed basis only on receipt of 50% advance payment. The remaining payment has to be made minimum 03 days before date of arrival. Failing to make full payment before commencement of the tour will violate the terms and the package shall be cancelled without any refunds.
Payment is to be made in favour of the following account:
Discover Andaman Holidays
Account No. 912020057315326
Axis Bank, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Micr Code: 744211002
IFSC Code: UTIB0000157
If You Cancel Your Holiday
You may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The applicable cancellation charges are as per the published cancellation policy below:
Cancellation charges per person
Prior to 45 days or more: No charge at all.
Between 44-31 days of departure: 30% of tour cost
Between 30-11 days of departure: 50% of tour cost
10 days to date of departure: 70% of tour cost
The above may vary based on any specific cancellation charges as charged by the third party service provider.
Terms & Conditions
(Please read the terms and conditions carefully before confirmation)
Peak Season Surcharge: Peak season surcharge charged by the hotels and cruise providers from 15 Dec to 15 Jan will be charged extra. Any mandatory gala dinner charges by hotels for Christmas or New Year Eve has to be paid extra.
Hotels once confirmed cannot be changed. Guests are requested to check the reviews, pictures and hotel websites before confirmation and advise any change before booking.
Hotels permit only 3 people in a room. (Children below 5 yrs are complimentary). For an extra Adult / Child extra mattress shall be provided. Children above 5 yrs shall be charged full. The request for an adjacent or an adjoining room will be on subject to availability.
The checkout time of the hotel is 8 am, stay beyond the checkout time is purely at the discretion of the hotels. (There may be a time gap between check out and ferry timings in Havelock, guests are advised to leave their luggage in the hotel and venture out for some optional activity till the ferry timing). For early check in and late check out the payment is to be settled directly by the guest.
Numbers of meals are always corresponding to the number of nights booked. Breakfast is not provided on the day of arrival. Cost of additional services availed by the guest which are not part of our package inclusions (eg. Spa, Bar, Scuba diving etc) are to be settled directly at the hotel or with the concerned vendor.
Suggested hotels are subject to availability at the time of advance payment. In case the same is not available, then a similar category hotel will be provided. Hotel once finalized cannot be changed.
Operator reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of nights in each destination and without compromising any services.
Ferry timings are subject to change at the government's discretion, and we assume no liability for disruption in the tour owing to delay in reporting to the ferry point, climatic conditions or any such events beyond our control. Although we will do our best to implement your itinerary to the fullest and provide you with commensurate back-up options, the cost of the same will need to be borne by the guest.
The tour guide reserves the rights to make changes / detour or omit any place of visit, if it becomes necessary due to bad weather, road blockage or security reason.
The vehicle provided is for point to point transfers only and is not at disposal. Guests are requested to follow the timings in the program. Dinner/Shopping trips will be charged Rs.500 extra.
Andaman is a very peaceful place and the people here are very polite. Rude and objectionable language with staff and driver is considered offensive. For any clarification during your tour please contact the tour manager.
It is mandatory to carry the age proof of children and infant (below 02yrs) along with other travel documents. Child without age proof shall be considered for an adult cost.