How would you like to see a tiger or rhino in the heart of the jungle while riding on the back of an elephant? Or to visit an elephant breeding center to see baby elephants? How about a canoe ride in a dug out canoe to look for crocodiles and all kinds of exotic birds?
This can be done in Chitwan National Park. One of the most popular of the national parks in Nepal, it has been a favorite with visitors to this country since its inception in 1973. Once a royal hunting grounds, it now heralds one of the greatest success stories for the comeback of rare, endangered species. The Royal Bengal Tiger, the One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros and the Gharial Crocodile are all gaining in numbers due to successful conservation efforts in Chitwan National Park.
No one lives in the park except for the animals. However, you can stay in resorts located in the buffer zones on the fringe of the park. It is only a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu to the nearest airport and then a very short drive to your resort.
The resorts are modern and very pleasant. They are close to the activities while providing a wonderful environment to enjoy the evenings.
Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition is proud to showcase this short Three Day Trip to Chitwan National Park. It features all kinds of activities while making the most use of your time. Why not include this trip on your visit to Nepal? It is the other side of Nepal that offers a rare look at a real jungle.
DAY 1 – Fly to Chitwan, stay at resort.
DAY 2 – Full Day of Jungle Safari
DAY 3 – Fly back to Kathmandu
DAY 1 – Fly to Chitwan: Take a short 35 minute domestic flight from Kathmandu to Chitwan where you will be taken by private car to your resort. Activities include:
2:00 pm – Lunch
3:30 pm – Tharu Village Tour & Elephant Breeding Center
7:00 pm – Dinner
7:50 pm – Tharu Cultural Show
DAY 2 – Jungle Activities: Today is spent with your guide as you explore the jungle looking for wild animals and enjoying the beauty of the jungle. Activities include:
6:30 am – Breakfast
7:00 am – Jungle Walk & elephant bathing (extra charge for elephant bathing)
12:00 noon – Lunch
1:00 pm – Jeep Safari or Elephant Ride to explore jungle
7:00 pm – Dinner
DAY 3 – Safari and Return to Kathmandu: The morning begins with a ride in a real dug-out canoe down the Rapti River to look for crocodiles and birds. Following the canoe trip, we will then depart for the airport and fly back to Kathmandu.
While traveling with Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition, your all around safety and satisfaction is of our paramount concern. Please note that the Trip Leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of this itinerary if it is necessary due to any safety concerns. We leave no stone unturned to keep the itinerary mentioned above, but as this adventure does include traveling in the Himalayas, we can’t guarantee that it will not be necessary to make changes if conditions so warrant. Some of these factors include extreme weather conditions, unexpected natural disaster, health conditions of any of our group members, etc, can all be contributing factors necessitating changes. Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition’s Trip Leader will try to ensure that the trip runs as per plan, but we kindly request that you be flexible if need be.
All accommodations for Chitwan Three Day Tour are on twin sharing basis with inclusive trip costs and are chosen based on standard hygiene, standard of service and food, location and more. There are accommodations during the trip. We will spend nights in 3-Star Hotels in Kathmandu & Deluxe in Chitwan. Solo travelers may share a room, or if requested, we can arrange for a private room for an additional fee. We at Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition will do all we can to make your trip as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
During the tour, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) from pizza and chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, drinks and snacks. Dinner and breakfast will be served at the tour where we will spend the night. A farewell dinner with cultural show and breakfast will be served in our stay in Kathmandu as well as breakfast served in Chitwan.