Go on safari to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chitwan National Park, a former royal hunting reserve that was changed to Nepal’s first national park in 1973. Situated in southern central Nepal, covering 932 sq.km with deciduous forests overlooking the floodplains of Narayani and Rapti and Reu Rivers is Recognized as one of Asia’s most valuable ecosystems, the jungle, marshland and grasslands teem with the incredible wildlife of more than 400 species. Chitwan National Park tour offers a prospect to witness wilderness of rich ecosystem that includes mammals, birds, reptiles and water animals of several kinds. The highlights of this park are the 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some hundred nocturnal Royal Bengal tigers that live in the dense forests of the park. Discover the faunas among this valuable ecosystem with our guided Chitwan National Park tours on elephant back, canoe, jeep and on foot. You will encounter an enthralling world of rhinos, crocodiles, deer, leopards, monkeys, sloths and Bengal tigers! Get personal attention from the naturalist and explore the jungle deeper. . To add variety, a cultural village walk to the surrounding Tharu Village is also included in the tour. Icicles Adventure Treks and expedition arrange the Chitwan jungle safari tour according to our client request, timeframe, interest and requirements. The program at Chitwan National Park will be as per the itinerary below but sometimes these schedules might be changed due to various reasons, such as climate, season, animal safety, availability of group etc.
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Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour – 3 nights/4 days Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1: Day 01 Arrive at the hotel nearby Chitwan National Park
Upon arrival at Chitwan , our representative will introduce to your hotel room and after being fresh, you will have lunch and then you will be briefed you about the chitwan jungle safari program by your jungle guide/naturalist. Late afternoon your naturalist will take you for a walk around the Tharu Village. You can see the life style and things they do. Besides that the guide will also explain you how they are dependent upon forest and rivers for life and also their tattoo and Heena culture. You can see some of the Tharu men and women making baskets and fish nets from locally available resources. After you return back to the hotel you will be served some drinks and the Tharu dance starts in the hotel premises. It is about an hour of program with different dances of the Tharu community. Dance together with the Tharu cultural dancers and enjoy your dinner too!
Day 2: Full day jungle activities including Canoe trip, visit to the elephant breeding center, Elephant Bathing, Elephant back Safari and nature walk.
You day starts with a wakeup call/knock followed by tea/coffee. You will have breakfast before heading out for the canoe trip. The canoe is a long wooden boat made from either silk cotton tree or Sal tree and accommodates as much as 15 people depending upon the length. The ride will be about 40 minutes and during the canoe ride you can see the two species of crocodile basking in the sun and many birds and if you are lucky enough a rhino drinking water from the river. The canoe ride ends near the Elephant breeding center where you can see many adult and some baby elephants. The Naturalist will brief you about the daily routine, behavior and eating habit of the elephants. We will then go to the river to see the elephants bathing. You may take a shower on top of a elephant. We march back to hotel for lucnch. After lunch we will participate in the elephant back safari which is usually 1 to 2 hours long. Cautiously watch out for animals like deer, monkey and Rhino in this trip. Walk back through the forest to the hotel.
Day 03: Full day Jungle Activities
may pay to the National Park itself because its an optional activity we have not included in the program. We have not included its cost in our program because jeep ride operation at the national park happens occasionally depending upon sufficient group, climate, etc. Its not pre-informed your naturalist will organize it for you with extra payment if you are interested for a jeep safari at Chitwan National Park premises.
Day 4: Drive back to Kathmandu and then to other destination.
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu with sweet memories of Chitwan and its wildlife.
Note: The Jungle Safari activities are adjusted to the season and weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule as it is and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle, you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety.
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