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Tour description

The northeast of India has been isolated for many decades due to geographical and political conditions and was considered a black spot on the tourist map.
It is only in recent years that the strict entry regulations have been somewhat relaxed, meaning that we are now allowed to build a bridge to this region between Tibet and Burma. The traditional way of life of the more than 500 indigenous groups living here has been, to this day, barely affected by the modern world to this day and the natural environment has also been preserved in its original diversity to a large extent. A tour to these remote areas is impressive, with breathtaking panoramas, fascinating animal to observe and inspiring cultural experiences.

Every year in the first days of December, the 17 major peoples of the region present their history, dances and songs, skillful handicrafts and many other traditions at the Kisama Festival Ground as part of the Hornbill Festival. A great chance to try the local dishes! A visit to the villages of some very different indigenous tribes will give you a glimpse into the everyday life of these friendly people. Their natural way of life and being closely in touch with nature is very impressive. Visits to sights, temples and museums round off the cultural experience. The exuberant and often almost untouched nature of the region presents itself at all times when looking over mountain ridges, valleys and plains – the drives to new stops on the tour always provide highlights.
The flora and fauna of Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site that protects populations of various endangered animal and plant species can be explored on safaris during this tour. It will be explained later in more detail. Will we catch a glimpse of Indian rhinos and tigers? Let us whisk you away into a diverse, exotic and enduringly impressive world and cross the bridge with us into the mysterious region of north-eastern India, into a world of pristine nature, indigenous peoples with a living history, ancient legends and impressive craftsmanship.

We are happy to customize your tour to your needs.
Combine your tour with other destinations or activities. Contact us – we will be happy to help you.


  • Exotic landscape at the foot of the Himalayas, with phenomenal panoramas.
  • Hornbill Festival – 17 indigenous peoples celebrate their traditions.
  • World Heritage Site Kaziranga National Park:
    Safaris to see rhinoceroses, Indian tigers and other animal and bird species, some of which are
    threatened by extinction.
  • Insights into the everyday life of various tribal peoples.
  • The largest river island in the world, with living bridges.
  • Sights such as Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples.

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Itinerary (trip duration is customizable)

  • Day 1: Day of arrival
  • Day 2: Inland flight to Guwahati, sightseeing. Onward to Shillong.
  • Day 3: Sightseeing in and around Shillong.
  • Day 4: Day trips to Smit and the sacred forest of Mawphlang.
  • Day 5: Onward to Cherrapunjee, optional partial hike along the David Scott Trail, visit to a local village.
  • Day 6: Visit to a local market and trekking to viewpoints with spectacular panoramas, sightseeing.
  • Day 7: Return journey back to Shillong with a hike over living bridges.
  • Day 8: Onward to Kaziranga National Park.
  • Day 9: Safaris in Kaziranga National Park.
  • Day 10: Onward to Kohima, sightseeing.
  • Day 11: Hornbill Festival.
  • Day 12: Hornbill Festival.
  • Day 13: Onward to Jorhat, sightseeing en route.
  • Day 14: Onward to Mon via various inhabited villages.
  • Day 15: Day trip to the village of Longwa.
  • Day 16: Onward to Dibrugarh, sightseeing on the way.
  • Day 17: Crossing the Brahmaputra, onward journey to Pasighat, sightseeing en route.
  • Day 18: Onward to Aalo, visits to local villages, sightseeing
  • Day 19: Walking around Aalo, visiting the local villages.
  • Day 20: Onward to Daporijo, visits to local villages en route.
  • Day 21: Onward to Ziro, visiting local villages on the way.
  • Day 22: Visits to the surrounding villages.
  • Day 23: Onward to Majuli, sightseeing
  • Day 24: Sightseeing on Majuli.
  • Day 25: Onward to Jorhat.
  • Day 26: Transfer to the airport in Jorhat, departure

Best time to travel

Climate-related from February to April and November to December. The Hornbill Festival takes place every year from December 01 – 10.

Additional options

  • Combine your tour with other modules, we will be happy to help you!
  • Adaptations to this tour are also possible by individual arrangements.