ARRIVAL BY BUS
Arrive in hotel in time for breakfast. Following your briefing, relax until lunch.After lunch your local guide will show you (in an non-intrusive manner) the lifestyle of the local indigenous peoples - the Tharus. See first hand the beautifully made houses that accommodate up to 150 family members, witness the farming methods which are centuries old and experience a culture unique to this part of Nepal. After dinner meet your jungle guide who will explain in details your programme for the next day.
Breakfast is taken very early! Morning and evening are the best times for animal spotting so set off at dawn on your first exploration of the Park. Today we take a packed lunch into the bush in order that we can cover a greater distance, see a wider variety of flora and fauna and have a greater chance of sighting big game.
There is a possibility of seeing wild elephants, Bengal tigers, rhinos, blue bull, deer, monkeys and host of smaller mammals. In the dry season we can explore the riverbank, swim in the river and hopefully spot the elusive, although not shy, gangetic dolphins. At other times lunch can be taken in a watching tower overlooking grasslands, popular with birds such as the rare Sarus Crane.After dinner relax and swap jungle experiences with other guests.
Again after an early breakfast, set off at dawn to explore tiger territory. While there is every possibility of seeing other animals, this morning we are specifically tracking that great majestic beast - the Royal Bengal Tiger! Back to the hotel for lunch. In the late afternoon enjoy a short safari by elephant - a fun and exciting way to explore the jungle! See how the elephant is trained to ensure your safety from low hanging branches! Return to the hotel for a well earned dinner.
Set off even earlier today in order to be up with the birds. This morning spend a few hours bird watching in the Park before having a hearty breakfast. For those flying back to Kathmandu we say goodbye after breakfast. For those taking the bus there is time to relax or explore the surrounding villages on your own before lunch and departure in the early afternoo