The Andaman islands are the jewels of the Bay of Bengal. Covered with thick tropical evergreen cloud forests and ringed by sparkling emerald waters, the islands are sure to take your breath away. We take you to the little island of Havelock off the eastern coast of the Andaman chain, where you can relax on secluded beaches and go snorkeling to discover the marine treasure that the coral sea holds. Be prepared to glug down water from tendercoconuts and sample the freshest seafood. The Andamans played a pivotal role in the Indian freedom struggle, we take you on a tour of the heritage Cellular Jail and other places of interest.
Route: Port Blair – Havelock Island – Port Blair
Activities: Sun and beach, snorkeling, heritage tour
Duration: 9 days
Port Blair: Land at Port Blair and meet up with our representative. After break fast you can stroll around the bustling bazaar at Port Blair. You leave by the afternoon ferry to Havelock Island (2.5 hours).
Havelock: Relax and unwind on Havelock Island. Havelock is stunningly beautiful with its exotic mix of palm trees, lush rainforest, coral reefs and emerald waters. The pace of life is exactly zero.
Havelock: We leave early in the morning on a snorkelling excursion, by country boat (dinghy) towards uninhabited islands in Ritchie’s Archipelago - South Button and Tamarind Camp – the former boasting the best coral diversity in a single location in the Andaman Islands and the latter a picturesque beach and forest setting. South Button islet looks like its emerged straight out of a fairytale and has the best coral and marine life. The eastern side boasts of a beautiful coral garden and is suitable for all levels of snorkelers. After South Button we will take you to Tamarind Camp a further 30 minutes by boat where we will prepare fresh lunch while you relax on the picturesque beach. Your tour guides are all members of the local Karen community (originally Burmese, and domiciled in Andaman since the days of the British Raj).
Relax at Havelock
Relax at Havelock
Havelock: Depart to Port Blair in the afternoon ferry.
Port Blair: After breakfast, we start on a full-day tour of places in and around Port Blair. We visit the Cellular Jail where many if India's freedom fighters were incarcerated before independence, the Chatham Saw Mill, one of the oldest and largest in Asia, Forest Museum, Anthropological Museum and Sagarika, the cottage industries emporium where you can buy souvenirs. In the evening we attend the Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail.
Port Blair: After breakfast, we visit, Ross Island which is about 2 km east of Port Blair and can be reached by a short boat ride. The island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering. After lunch and we proceed to Chidiyatapu, located 30 kms away from Port Blair and also called the sunset point in the Andaman's.
Depart from Port Blair.
1. Ross Island is closed every Wednesday.
2. Anthropological Musuem,Fisheries Musuem, Cellular Jail, Samudrika is closed on Monday and national holidays.
3. Chatham Saw Mill, Forest Museum and Mini Zoo is closed on Sunday and National Holiday.
We take you on an exotic journey to a beach where in just one meter of water you can spot a multitude of colourful marine organisms making the coral reef their home.
Wind down by the beach and soak in the ambiance.