Andaman Islands & Meghalaya

ANDAMAN ISLANDS & MEGHALAYA – INDIA

DATE: Available Between December & April

PRICE: $2799 USD for 22 Day Tour – Customized quotes and itineraries available


Follow us as we trek through India exploring the unique flora and fauna in 2 of the most diverse regions in the country: the Andaman Islands and Meghalaya.  Learn how the local people interact with nature and how they use the natural environment to sustain their lifestyle and culture. This adventure is tailored for students with a design, environmental and tourism background, but open to anyone wanting to experience the spectacular biodiversity and rich culture of these two regions.

  • Explore the endemic marine life and coral reefs while diving in the islands
  • See nature transform before your eyes in the mangroves between low and high tide
  • Interact with researchers from around the world at the ANET base camp
  • Visit the breathtaking living root bridges in the Khasi Hills and learn how they play a
  • critical role in the local village life
  • Experience the immense beauty of Meghalaya’s diverse landscape and visit enchanting
  • sacred forests
  • Interact with Khasi families and experience their warm hospitality

 

What's Included:
All meals, accommodations, domestic travel, learning activities, use of research facility at ANET, local guides, and Travel Roots facilitator.

Fly from Chennai to Port Blair, Andaman Islands

Fly from Port Blair, Andaman Islands - Chennai - Shillong, Meghalaya

* The Travel Roots team can assist you with organizing your international flights

Day 1 – Fly to Port Blair from Chennai International Airport – get picked up at the airport and taken to ANET and get settled in.

Day 2 – Tour of ANET facility, interactive presentations and learning activities

Day 3 - 6 Pair up with a researcher to learn about the marine life and assist with projects

Day 7 - 10 – Participate in learning activities and workshops based on your interests

Day 11 - 14 – Travel to Havelock Island to enjoy the amazing beaches

Day 14 – Travel back to Port Blair and spend the night

Day 15 – Depart for Meghalaya – Arrive in Guwahati airport and travel to Maple Pine Farm

Day 16 - 17 – Experience local Khasi life at Maple Pine Farm

Day 18 - 21 – Tour throughout the Khasi Hills visiitng local villages and the living root bridges

Day 21 – Arrive in Shillong – Experience one of the largest open markets in India

Day 22 – Fly back to Chennai

Andaman Islands:

Stay in your own private cabana set in the jungle in ANET. Mosquito netting provided with a shared washroom. Meals are provided in a common sitting area.

No running water. Fresh water is available for drinking and basin's are provided for showers.

Stay in a private beach cabana on Havelock Island - based on double occupancy.

Meghalaya:

Stay at Maple Pine Farm in a tranquil cottage based on shared occupancy. This facility runs entirely off the grid and supports sustainable tourism practices. When touring to visit the living root bridges you will be staying in homestay accommodations with your own private room and shared washroom facilities. All homestay are safe and clean.

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