The Brahmaputra in Assam spans from 3 to 40 kilometers across (2-25 miles), flowing under the shadows of the eastern Himalayas with mountains reaching a height of over 7400 meters (24,278 feet). The area along the river is a true natural history paradise. Here you find over 850 different species of birds, fresh water dolphins, and four national parks with abundant elephants, single-horned rhinos and wild buffalo. Perhaps most fascinating to the visitor, are the over 40 different tribal cultures found in the region. Other attractions are Buddhist monasteries and Hindu Gurukuls, teaching in an education style of over 5,000 years. The architecture of the temples of Assam, built in traditional Indian and Thai styles, showcases the artistic talents of the local people. The brilliant greens of the terraced rice paddies and the lush tea plantations will have you marveling at this little-known paradise.
23 aesthetically designed twin and double cabins as below: 2 Suites with balcony 283.2 sq ft (includes the cabin, bathroom and the balcony) 9 Superior cabins with balcony I Deck Cabin: 206 sq. ft (includes the cabin, bathroom and the balcony) I Deck Cabin: Room 109 & 110: 230 sq. ft (includes the cabin, bathroom and the balcony) 12 Superior cabins without balcony II Deck Cabin: 150 sq.ft. (includes the cabin & bathroom) CABIN FEATURES: All cabins incorporate satellite TV, personal safe, mini bar, in-house telephone and attached bathrooms. AIR CONDITIONING: All the cabins and the restaurant/lounge are centrally air-conditioned.
The ship's complement consists of 30 staff including: Captain/Master Cruise Director Marine Engineer Guide/Naturalist Hospitality Manager Navigational Crew Hospitality Crew
In the evenings there are local tribal dances or guest lectures. Recreational facilities onboard include: A well-stocked library. Various board games. Swimming pool on the first deck. Spa and Salon on the lower deck. Sun deck. DINING: Our chefs prepare local/Indian and Continental cuisine menus using locally sourced ingredients. All meals inclusive of tea and coffee served in the main indoor dining restaurant. Given advance notice, all dietary requirements can be catered for, along with the guest preferred alcoholic beverages. SHORE VISITS: Two excursion tenders ferry guests safely to and from the vessel under the supervision of a Senior Officer. All shore excursions are escorted. CURRENCY ONBOARD: Indian Rupees and Credit Cards – American Express, Visa and MasterCard only. PASSENGER LIFT: One passenger lift between lower deck and the second deck. The sun deck is served by an external staircase. SMOKING: Permitted in OPEN AREAS only. CHILDREN: It is recommended that children above the age of six years be booked as passengers. They would be the sole responsibility of the parents/guardians and must never be left unattended. NIGHT CRUISING: All cruising takes place between 6.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. There will be no night cruising. KEEPING IN TOUCH: Due to the remoteness of some of the areas being visited, cell phone usage may be limited to 50%. On-board internet and phone facilities will be available in the lobby area wherever the connectivity is available. IMPORTED ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, LAUNDRY, MASSAGES, SALON AND PHONE CALLS/INTERNET (WHEN AVAILABLE): are extra and subject to additional charges.
- Accommodation at M.V Mahabaahu on twin sharing basis on a full board plan.
- All Entrance fees at the Monuments and National Parks as per the itinerary.
- 1 Glass of Domestic wine/beer with Farewell and Welcome dinners.
- All excursions/lectures/performances and activities as per the itinerary.
- Services of English speaking naturalist / Destination Manager during sightseeing at all the places as per the itinerary.
- Assistance on all Arrival & Departure transfers with Representative at the airport and Land transport by Air-Conditioned vehicles except in Kaziranga and Mujuli Island.
- Transfer cost from Guwahati to Silghat.
- The expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, internet, imported wines & spirits, camera/video camera fee at monuments/National Park, medical expenses, Salon/massages, airport departure tax etc.
- Any Insurance.
- Any further tax levied by the government of India.
- Evacuation charges in case of medical emergencies, insurance is available on request.
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and airplanes delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes, lost luggage, etc.
- Govt. service tax 5%
- Any tipping, Suggested Tipping for the ship’s crew is INR 4,000 per person for the cruise and for the naturalist and Destination Manager we also recommend INR 4,000 per person for the cruise.
- Tips to safari and vehicle drivers are not included and we suggest an amount of approximately INR 1,400 per person. International & Domestic Air fares.
- Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
- The supplement would be applicable for Christmas and New Year Eve Dinner.
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Arrive Jorhat / Neamati Ghat
Shakti Saver : Superior Cabin without Balcony
Shakti Superb : Superior Cabin with Balcony
Shakti Superior : Suite Cabin (Double Occupancy only)
Prices valid from September 2018 - May 2019
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A deposit for cruise fare of 25% per person is required to secure a confirmed booking. For Charter bookings this deposit is NON REFUNDABLE.
90 DAYS PRIOR TO DATE OF SAILING: 75% Per Person
For the Christmas and New Year holiday, the full balance must be paid 120 days prior.
All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date.
Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full payment of the airfare is received. At the time of booking a 25% deposit for Airfare will be required.
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Upon receipt of your deposit or full payment or upon the issuance of the Guest Booking Contract directly or by a Booking agent or upon receipt of a confirmation letter or final invoice from us, both the Guest and the Carrier will be fully bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Guest Booking Contract.
All cancellations must be in writing.
The following cancellation terms will be applicable for all written cancellations received prior to departure up to the scheduled time of departure.
CANCELLATION TERMS FOR CHARTER BOOKINGS APPLICABLE ON THE FULL FARE:
25% of the price will be charged for cancellation after the deposit has been paid
90-75 days prior, 50% of the charter cost will be charged
74-59 days prior, 75% of the charter cost will be charged
60 days and less, 100% of the charter cost will be charged
CANCELLATION TERMS FOR FIT AND GROUP DEPARTURES APPLICABLE ON THE FULL FARE:
120 to 90 days prior, 25% per person of the fare paid will be charged
89-76 days prior, 50% per person will be charged
75-46 days prior, 75% per person will be charged
45 days and less, 100% per person will be charged
*Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any cruise package as mentioned in the price chart.
Note: for Christmas and New Year Departures, 100% cancellation is charged 90 days and under from the sailing date.
Once a cruise booking has a deposit or air is paid in full, all changes are subject to a US$50 charge per change, provided the said change is prior to 90 days before date of departure/sailing.
The following situations are considered as Revisions and penalties will apply:
• Changes to departure date
• Substitutions of itinerary
• Substitution of another person for original booked guest(s)
• Changing to a promotional fare
Documents will be issued approximately 3 weeks prior to departure.
Only round trip airport-to-ship transfers are included.
All guests must have passports valid for six months following disembarkation and necessary visas when boarding. Guests are advised to check with their Booking agent to determine which documents they must obtain.
Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding.
Far Horizon accepts no responsibility for obtaining required visas or for advising guests of visa or other immigration requirements.
We accept children onboard sharing a cabin with parents or guardians. They will be the sole responsibility of the parents/ guardians and must never be left unattended. For Children of 15 years and above, a separate cabin will need to be booked.
We ask that you advise us at the time of booking of any disability or special needs you may have while on your Far Horizon Cruise itinerary. Most transportation services, including the motorcoaches, are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps. Far Horizon India will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of travelers with disabilities, but we are not responsible in the event we are unable to do so, or there is a denial of service by vessel operators, air carriers, hotels, restaurants or other independent suppliers.
We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a guest for walking, dining, getting on and off vessels, motor coaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany travelers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their wellbeing. The guest assumes the full risk of use and of any prohibitions imposed by vendors.
It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to your satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in your Full Fare.
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REFUSAL OF PASSAGE
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ADVANCED, CANCELLED OR DELAYED SAILING
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ACTS OF GOD, STRIKE, OR OTHER CONDITIONS BEYOND CONTROL
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SERVICES PROVIDED BY AIRLINES
FAR HORIZON reserves the right to choose the air carrier, routing and city airport from each gateway city. FAR HORIZON, may utilize contracted block space as outlined by each specific carrier, therefore all flights and routings may not be available any additional costs including penalties for cancellations/rebooking will be made at the guest’s expense. All airline tickets issued by FAR HORIZON are refundable only to FAR HORIZON, therefore, all tickets should be returned to: FAR HORIZON: Attention Air Refunds.
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FAR HORIZON has no responsibility for any change in travel plans caused by airline delays or for any act, omission or event.
Travel Protection is not included in the listed fares. It is the individual responsibility of each guest.