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Havelock Island

Andaman Islands Explorer

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,260 pp incl. flights

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Summary

Short description

Contrast the chaos of Chennai and Kolkata with the idyllic escapism of India's Andaman Islands

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Highlights

  • Head off the beaten track to explore the remote and untouched Andaman Islands
  • Relax on pristine Radhanagar Beach
  • Take in the history of Port Blair, the Andamans' sleepy capital
  • Bookend your island escape with luxury stays in Kolkata and Chennai

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Kolkata
  • 1 Night Port Blair
  • 4 Nights Havelock Island
  • 1 Night Chennai

About

Recommended for:
Beach | History & culture | Natural world

Welcome to India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a stunning archipelago of 572 tropical islands, 1,000 kilometres from the Indian mainland in the heart of the Bay of Bengal. Here travellers will discover an idyllic blend of pristine beaches, lush forests and a fascinating colonial history, while rich and varied marine life and resplendent coral reefs offer some of the finest snorkelling and diving in the Indian Ocean. Bookended by luxury stays in Kolkata and Chennai, this tailor-made holiday takes in the best of the Andaman Islands, with one night in Port Blair – the Andaman's laid-back capital – and four nights on postcard-perfect Havelock Island, where beautiful snow-white beaches and crystalline waters set the scene for one of Asia's most idyllic retreats.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Depart UK

Start your holiday in style with included airport lounge access before your overnight flight, arriving in India on day two. 

Days 3-4
Kolkata

Arrive into Kolkata where a private transfer will whisk to your hotel - the Taj Bengal. Here, modern luxury and old-world charm combine to create a wonderfully relaxing base from which to explore the colour and chaos of the 'City of Joy'. Indeed, you're just a stone's throw from some of Kolkata's most prominent landmarks, with the Victoria Memorial, Horticultural Gardens, Eden Gardens, National Library and St Paul's Cathedral all within easy reach. The next day, after some free time to relax and enjoy the hotel's spread of leisure and fine-dining facilities, you'll head out with a guide to take in some of these very highlights, ending with a visit to Mother Teresa's former home, and the centre – Nirmal Hriday – where her legacy lives on.

Stay: Taj Bengal (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 5
Port Blair

Wake early this morning for your transfer back to the airport for your flight to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands, a stunning tropical archipelago, 1,000 kilometres from the Indian mainland in the azure waters of the Bay of Bengal. On arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel, located in the heart of the Andaman's sleepy capital. Spend an afternoon relaxing and exploring at your own pace, before enjoying an evening light and sound show at the city's Cellular Jail, a former colonial prison that played an important role in the island's colonial past.

Stay: Hotel Peerless or Hotel Sea Shells

Meals: B

Days 6-9
Havelock Island

Check out of your Port Blair hotel this morning and transfer to the city's harbour where you'll board a ferry for the short journey to Havelock Island. Spend the next three days relaxing in one of the world's most idyllic island settings, home to dazzling beaches and spectacular marine life. Visit Radhanagar Beach, which is the best on this island and offers a shallow sandy seabed, which is perfect for swimming, as well as some superb diving and snorkelling on the nearby coral reefs. And once you're finished with the beach there are several jungle treks available, affording the chance to discover the unique flora and fauna of the island's forested interior. And upgrade to the Taj Exotica adds in everything from fine dining to indulgent spa treatments.

Stay: Jalakara Resort (Superior) or Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Andamans (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 10
Chennai

After breakfast you'll board a flight to Chennai, where you'll be met and transferred to your landmark city-centre hotel, the wonderfully luxurious Taj Coromandel. Take time to relax with a dip in the pool, before a private afternoon tour introduces you to Chennai's highlights, including the Victoria Art Gallery, the Madras Museum and St. Mary's Church - the oldest Anglican church in Asia. Your final stop is colourful Kapaleeswarar Temple, devoted to Lord Shiva, where you have an opportunity to mingle with the devotees and observe the unique rituals of Hinduism. Return to the hotel this evening, perhaps enjoying a treatment in the opulent Jive Spa.

Stay: Taj Coromandel

Meals: B

Day 11
Depart for UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your onward flight. Arrive back in the UK and continue your onward journey home.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,260 incl. flights

Superior

Special Offer

Save up to £205 pp.

Book by: 4 October 2018

Low Season

from £2,260 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £2,515 pp. incl. flights

Includes: 

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • International flights between the UK and Kolkata and Chennai and the UK
  • Domestic flights between Kolkata and Port Blair and Port Blair and Chennai
  • Return ferry transfers between Port Blair and Havelock Island
  • Private airport transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis
  • 5 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels on a B&B basis
  • Private touring

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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