ChalNikalPade Backpacking Andaman Islands 6 Nights and 7 Days

Sunny, special and untainted, the World’s Most Idyllic Islands are a great many miles of flawless white sand shorelines, marvelous coral gardens and purplish blue ponds. Break excursions to the India’s most pure islands, the Andaman’s. Give up the stresses and listen to waves all through and feel the inner peace during this trip in Andaman Islands.

Why visit Andaman Islands?
To see visit Chatham Island for his oldest sawmill in Asia. Ross Island to revisit history and be enthralled by the Sound and Light show at the Cellular Jail and to be inspired by Veer Savarkar.  To Explore adventurously North Bay Island for this is where you understand what is on the flip side of an Rs 20 Indian currency note.

Travel distance you need to know:
Kolkata – Port Blair: Journey time about 66 hrs (1,255 kms)
Vishakhapatnam – Port Blair: Journey time about 56 hrs (1,200 kms)
Chennai – Port Blair: Journey time about 60 hrs (1,190 kms)

How to get to here:
Port Blair is the Andaman’s major gateway which is well connected by air & sea while regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from the India’s major cities like Chennai, Kolkata, and Vishakhapatnam. The best way to reach these exotic islands is to take flight from New Delhi, Kolkata & Chennai or Mumbai. Currently regular domestic flight services are available from all these India’s major cities mentioned above to Port Blair.

Options:
BY SEA Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam and back. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours. Shipping services – As the Andaman & Nicobar Islands lies in the Bay of Bengal it is a great experience to reach Andaman Islands by ship. There are regular passenger ship services for Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vishakhapatnam. There are three to four trips every month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. Ships sail from Visakhapatnam once in a month. The voyage takes about three days and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two days. The journey time about of these respective places is mentioned below. Other options: From Mumbai travel to Chennai by train on Indian railways, then fly till Port Blair.

Event Summary: Name: Backpacking Andaman Island tour
Type: Leisure Tour
Minimum Participants Count: 4 persons
Maximum Participants Count: 16 persons.
Arrival at: Port Blair
Departure: Port Blair
Duration: 6 Nights, 7 Days
Cost Per Person: Rs 20050.00
Cost for 4 person: Rs 80200.00

Fixed Departure Dates: 08 May to 14 May 2017

                                                22 May to 28 May 2017

                                                05 June to 11 June 2017

                                                19 June to 25 June 2017

                                                03 July to 09 July 2017

                                                24 July to 30 July 2017

                                                10 August to 16 August 2017

                                                21 August to 27 August 2017

                                                04 September to 10 September 2017

                                                18 September to 24 September 2017

Last day to Register is 45 days prior to above batch dates with 100 % fund transfer.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ross Island Light and Sound Show
  • Havelock Island – Radhanagar Beach
  • High Speed Catamaran to Havelock
  • Neil Beaches
  • Shore Scuba Diving
  • Sea Walk
  • Snorkelling
  • Baratang- Lime Stone + Mud Volcano

Package Itinerary

DAY 01
Arrival at Port Blair in the morning/afternoon by flight and we shall take to your hotel where you fresh up. Later proceed to Ross Island to attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Ross Island. Post completion of this trip, we drop you back to your hotel.

 

DAY 02
Today early morning we depart for Neil Island. Check out from the hotel and board a premium. Cruise to Neil Island, upon reaching the island our representative will take you to respective resort. Rest and then proceed to Bharatpur Beach, Sitapur Beach and Laxmanpur beach, these are beaches that lies 2 km north of Neil Island jetty. View the natural coral bridge and stay to view the mesmerizing sunset. Overnight stay will be organised at Neil Island.

DAY 03
Today, we shall proceed to Havelock Island. Post check-in and lunch we will visit the famous Radhanagar Beach which has been consistently rated as one of the best beach in Asia. Later watch mesmerizing sunset on this beach before returning back to your hotel to relax and unwind.

DAY 04
Today enjoy Shore Scuba Diving at Havelock Islands. Rest of the day is free to explore the Islands. As motorbikes / Cycles are available on rent for tourist.

DAY 05
Today, we embark on the most memorable snorkeling trip, just 40 min by Boat Elephant beach. Offers snorkelers calm blue crystal clear shallow waters and is the perfect spot for beginner snorkelers. The boat goes right up to the beach. This destination is also a great place to just spend the day lying on the beach and relaxing. The reef here starts very close to shore at a depth of about 1 meter. The large reef is mostly made up of hard coral and has plenty of Marine life. + Sea Walk + Later catch the ferry and return to Port Blair. Our representative will meet you at Port Blair and drop you to your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 06
Depart to Baratang Island by road through the dense tropical forest and Jarawa Tribal reserve in a convoy system. If you are lucky you might see a member of the Jarawa Tribe while passing through the tribal reserve. At the end of this forest journey you would reach Baratang jetty. Launch service is available to cross the sea bay. Enjoy the breath-taking fibre boat ride through a fascinating mangrove drive, which leads to the start point of the trek to Lime stone caves. Trek through dense forest to reach the Limestone Cave. Made up of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate) The cave contains beautiful cave formation. + Mud Volcano + Return back for overnight stay at your respective hotel at Port Blair by the same route.

Note:
Photography, offering food, fruits, and clothes is strictly prohibited to the Jarawa Tribe members. It’s a punishable offence under the Indian Penal code. A SHARED AC BUS will be provided for your trip to Baratang Island. The trip starts early around 4:30 AM and passes through dense tropical forest to reach the Baratang Island. The bus will not pick the guest from the hotel. The guest have to reach the bus stop by their own.

DAY 07
Drop to the Airport. Return home with sweet memories of this exotic destination, the Andaman Islands.

Precautionary note: Please consult your family doctor before signing up for any adventure tour/activity. Please carry one original photo identity (passport/driving licence/ Aadhar card). Please use the same Photo ID card for the entire tour. Children below the age of 14 should be accompanied by one adult.

 

Event FAQ (Frequently asked Questions)

What’s in it for me?
Adventure. Photography. Snorkelling, Leisure tour.

Which airline brands fly from Port Blair to Mumbai?
These airline brands fly from Port Blair to Mumbai – GoAir.

How many weekly flights from Port Blair to Mumbai?
There are 7 weekly flights from Port Blair to Mumbai.

When does the first flight leave from Port Blair?
The first flight from Port Blair to Mumbai is at 10:55 AM, which is GoAir airline 304.

What is the airport code of Port Blair and Mumbai?
Airport code of Port Blair is IXZ and Mumbai is BOM.

What is the name of the airport in Port Blair?
The name of the primary airport in Port Blair is Vir Savarkar International Airport.

What is the name of the airport in Mumbai for flights to Port Blair?
The name of the primary airport in Mumbai is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

What are the things to carry?
Sun cap, sun screen lotion, beachwear clothes, lightweight footwear such as sandals / Kitos / crocks. Please carry an umbrella. 6 set of clothes. Camera (optional), dairy and pen.

Missing any items from the recommended things to carry? Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).

What to wear for this trip? Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full-length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible. Dark and dull coloured clothes.

 

How do I make a payment?
One needs to deposit full payment at www.ftcash.com/chalnikalpade
Once payment is done, please send an email to care@chalnikalpade.com and yahyavirani@hotmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, cell phone number.

 

Can I pay on the spot?
Participation confirmation only via 100% advance payment confirmation at the bank.

 

Do think travelling light is recommended – maybe get the clothes done at local laundry?
There is no laundry available outside except those offered by the hotels. Carry clothes which can dry easily since you may frequent the beach. It’s better to travel light as the airline doesn’t permit much.

 

What’s the footwear you recommend?
Crocs are the best option, but anything that is beach friendly

 

How much would be required over and above the stay in expenses?
Completely depends upon what additional activities you like to do and the kind of food you want to eat. We have ATM’s around so no worries in Port Blair.

 

Which mobile network work the best?
Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL

How is the internet connectivity?
Slow or no internet connectivity across islands.

Do you have a list of things to carry?
Mosquito repellent, umbrella/ wind-cheater, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion etc.

Is it compulsory to know swimming?
No.

What are the Inclusions?
Accommodation in rooms as given at hotels in Port Blair and Havelock and Neil and all taxes on double sharing basis. All sightseeing by private AC vehicle at all the islands except Baratang. All side ferry tickets included 3 side cruise to Havelock Island and Neil Island. Full day tour with all transfers including airport pickup and drop. Parking charges. One shore Scuba Diving experience for 25 mins, one sea walk experience for 15 mins, shared bus trip to Baratang Island. Complimentary Snorkelling at Elephant beach for 15 mins.

Which Hotel will be staying?
Hotel in Port Blair (AC Rooms) – (Standard rooms) Economy Hotel Adarsh
Hotel in Havelock (AC Rooms) – (Standard rooms) Economy Hotel V-knot
Hotel in Neil Islands (AC Rooms) – (Standard rooms) Economy Hotel Kingfisher

What are the Exclusions?
Flight Tickets are not included. Vehicle not at disposal at any of the islands. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner not included. Other meals not mentioned laundry, telephone calls, and incidentals. Any personal expenses. Room service and special orders. Camera Tickets are NOT INCLUDED in the mentioned cost of Sightseeing & Transfers. 9 % GST on the package cost. Any extra excursion or sightseeing apart from suggested tour itinerary.

Cancellation Policy
If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees. In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Who is the event coordinator?
Muhammed Yahya Virani.

What are his Contact Numbers?
Please call +919768143706 and +919970043706

What are the Terms and Conditions?
ChalNikalPade reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. For any unforeseen conditions, ChalNikalPade or its partners in the Andaman Islands shall not be responsible. Please carry your own personal medicines as per your family doctor’s advice. All water activities are subject to weather conditions. Ferry sailing is subject to weather conditions. Alternate arrangements will be made in case sailing does not take place due to weather or payload restriction. However, ChalNikalPade or its service partners in Andaman Islands will not be responsible for refunding any amount due to non-sailing of ferry and will be governed by our cancellation policy. The itinerary flow is subject to change. Rooms are subject to availability. In case the rooms are not available then similar category rooms in an another hotels will be provided.

What are the Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk? It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In a case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY contribution payable in Indian Rupees ONLY.

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