Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour

3 Days
  • Nepal
  • Easy
  • 415m/1362ft

Overview

Nepal is a land rich in natural beauty, with 75% of its land consisting of mountains and the high Himalayas. It is a popular destination for trekkers, hikers and nature lovers. While many travelers associate Nepal with only trekking, the country has much more to offer. Adventure-seekers can also enjoy activities such as rafting, cannoning, jungle safari, cultural tours, helicopter tours, paragliding, bungee jumping, zip flying, and hunting reserve.

Nearly 43% of the land in Nepal is covered in forests, including two UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites, Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park, which are both protected areas by the government. Chitwan National Park is located in Southern Nepal and was designated as a UNESCO site in 1979. It covers an area of 932 square kilometers and is home to the Narayani, Rapti, and Reu rivers, which provide a fertile habitat for various species of flora and fauna.

The Chitwan National Park is particularly famous for its wildlife, including over 600 endangered one-horned rhinos, elephants, bears, deer, wild cats, leopards, monkeys, crocodiles, pythons, king cobras, and more than 100 endangered Royal Bengal Tigers. The park also has a diverse collection of bird and butterfly species.

Visitors to Chitwan National Park can participate in a variety of activities such as jungle hiking, cannon rides, jeep safaris, elephant rides, village tours, and cultural programs. The local Tharu culture, the native people of the Chitwan district, offers a unique experience for nature lovers and is a key factor in making Chitwan one of the most popular tourist destinations for adventurous travelers. Whether you’re looking for an exciting family vacation or simply a break from the ordinary, the Chitwan Tour is a great option.

The Chitwan Tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich culture and natural beauty of Nepal. Visitors can experience:

  • A tour of a Tharu Village to gain insights into the native customs, traditions, and lifestyle.
  • An elephant safari into the jungle to encounter one-horned rhinos, Royal Bengal tigers, and other wildlife.
  • A guided jungle walk with an experienced naturalist to discover the diverse flora and fauna.
  • A cultural program showcasing the customs and traditions of the Tharu people.
  • Bird watching opportunities to observe the many bird species in the area.
  • A scenic canoe ride down the Rapti river to witness aquatic animals such as crocodiles and Ghariyals.
  • Comfortable accommodation at a resort with all the necessary amenities.
  • A visit to an elephant breeding center to learn about these majestic animals.
  • A unique experience bathing with elephants.
  • Stunning views of the sunset from the bank of the Rapti river.
  • A chance to immerse in the unique culture and religion of the native aboriginals.
  • With all these exciting experiences on offer, the Chitwan Tour is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventurous travelers alike.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel and transported to Chitwan, which is approximately a 5-6 hour drive away. The scenic route showcases the stunning beauty of Nepal's mountains, hills, rivers, and villages. The journey will be comfortable, with frequent stops for restroom breaks.

Upon arrival in Chitwan, a representative from the resort will meet you at the bus station. After check-in and lunch, you will embark on a village tour and visit the elephant breeding center, observe the sunset and enjoy a cultural Tharu program in the evening.

After a full day of activities, you will be transferred back to your resort for dinner and a good night's rest.

Get ready for a thrilling day in Chitwan! After a nutritious breakfast, your natural guide will accompany you for a day full of activities divided into two parts, one before lunch and the other after lunch.

Your adventure will commence with a canoe ride in the Rapti River, followed by a jungle hike that promises an encounter with diverse aquatic and terrestrial animals, beautiful wild birds, reptiles, insects, deer, bear, rhino, tigers, and much more. The Chitwan National Park is home to an abundance of wildlife, making it a must-visit destination.

After the canoe ride and jungle hike, you will proceed to the elephant breeding center and enjoy an elephant bath. This will be followed by a sumptuous lunch back at your resort.

In the afternoon, you will embark on an elephant ride through the wild, giving you the opportunity to spot more wildlife such as deer, bear, rhino, tigers, etc. After the ride, you will head back to your resort for some free time to explore the local area, culture, and relax before dinner.

Spend the night in the comfort of your resort.

Today marks the end of your journey in Chitwan, but the memories will last a lifetime. After a hearty breakfast, you will be driven back to the bus stand to continue your onward journey.

As you make your way back, take in the breathtaking beauty of nature's landscapes, including villages, hills, rivers, and mountains. The scenic drive will surely be a highlight of your trip.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu or Pokhara, a representative from our company will greet you and transport you to your respective hotel. It's been a pleasure serving you and we hope you had a wonderful time in Chitwan.

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Air-conditioned deluxe bus transportation from Kathmandu/Pokhara to Chitwan
  • Accommodation in a deluxe, air-conditioned jungle resort
  • All meals in Chitwan, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, and coffee
  • Permit fees for the National Park and Conservation Area
  • Scheduled jungle activities as outlined in the itinerary
  • Expert guidance from a highly experienced nature and culture guide during your stay in Chitwan
  • Government tax
  • Tourist service charge

Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Gratuities for your guide or hotel staff
  • Flights from Kathmandu/Pokhara to Chitwan (available upon request)
  • Travel insurance covering loss or damage to personal belongings, etc.

Recommended items to bring on your Jungle Safari:

  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • Warm clothing (from November to February)
  • Light, comfortable clothing with sunglasses, sun cream, and a hat (from April onwards)
  • Long pants or trousers for elephant safari
  • Nature-friendly clothing colors (avoid red, white, and yellow)
  • Comfortable walking shoes for jungle hikes
  • Rain jacket and extra clothing during June, July, and mid-August
  • Swimwear for summer months
  • A hat for shade during summer
  • Any necessary medications
  • Other personal items as needed

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Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour
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/ Adult
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