Chitwan National Park is one of the most incredible places to visit in Nepal. Unlike the mountain areas, Chitwan is situated in the Terai area is one of the last homes for the Royal Bengal Tiger.
The endangered species that live in Chitwan National Park are a success story. Such species as the Royal Bengal Tiger, the One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros and the Gharial Crocodile are all making a good comeback with their numbers showing significant increases. Chitwan National Park, along with Bardia and Banke National Parks in Nepal provide a healthy environment for the animals to thrive.
Chitwan features over 160 varieties of birds, plus all kinds of wildlife. It is still a place where there are wild elephant herds. You can go on an elephant safari, take a jungle walk or a trip by dug-out canoe on the Rapti River to see crocodiles and birds.
Chitwan is only located around 160 km from Kathmandu, yet is a world apart. The Chitwan tour is a great three nights, four day adventure into the very heart of the jungle. It is an ideal family vacation. There are wonderful three star resorts that we will be staying in at night, with great jungle visits during the day.
Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition is pleased to be able to take you and your family on a true jungle safari.
DAY 1 – Flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur, transfer by private vehicle to your hotel in Sauraha just outside of Chitwan National Park. Enjoy a cultural show in the evening.
DAY 2 – Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
DAY 3 – Elephant safari, canoe walk and nature walk in jungle
DAY 4 – Return by air to Kathmandu
DAY 1 – Flight to Bharatpur: After breakfast, we will take you by private vehicle to the Domestic Airport in Kathmandu. It will be a very short 25 minute flight to Bharatpur. It is only a short drive by private vehicle to Sauraha where our resort is located, just outside of Chitwan National Park. We will have refreshments at our jungle resort, enjoy lunch and then do a jeep safari in the jungle. We will have dinner at the resort, followed by a time to rest and enjoy the sounds of the night jungle.
DAY 2 – Jungle Safari: After breakfast, we will enjoy a jungle safari with a trained and experienced guide who will lead us deep into the jungle in search of wild animals. We will return to the resort for lunch and then go on a jeep safari. In the evening, we will experience a Tharu cultural program presented by the Tharu people who have made this place their home for hundreds of years.
DAY 3 – Elephant Safari, Canoe and Nature Walk: It is an early morning as we have breakfast, and then tour the jungle on the back of an elephant. Here we may see rhinos, many varieties of deer and maybe even a tiger! The Elephant safaris are one of the safest ways to explore the jungle. After lunch, we will take a canoe ride down the Rapti River and look for elephants, crocodiles and birds. We will have time to visit the elephant breeding centre and even see some baby elephants. In the evening, dinner at the resort.
DAY 4 – Departure: All good things must come to an end, and this short trip is no exception. Your representative at Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition will escort you by private vehicle to the airport to take a short flight to Kathmandu, and even see you off to your next destination. Before leaving, why not discuss a return trip to Nepal to explore other parts of this great nation. Your representative at Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition can put together all kinds of vacation packages for your next holiday.
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 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, 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 accommodation for Chitwan 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 Hotels 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 Chitwan 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.