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Experience the pristine beaches, crystal blue waters and mangrove forests of Andamans

India's most remote state, the Andaman Islands are situated more than 1000km off the east coast in the middle of the Bay of Bengal, connected to the mainland by flights and ferries from Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam. Thickly covered by deep green tropical forest, the archipelago supports a profusion of wildlife, including some extremely rare species of bird, but the principal attraction for tourists lies in the beaches and the pristine reefs that ring most of the islands. Filled with colourful fish and kaleidoscopic corals, the crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea feature some of the world's richest and least spoilt marine reserves - perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Although parts of the archipelago still see few visitors, the Andamans are now firmly on the tourist circuit.

TRIP SUMMARY

An Escorted group of maximum 16 people with a minimum age of 50 years

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 8 people

A highly personalized service not found with local travel agents or when booking online

6 nights and 7 days

3 nights in Port Blair

2 nights in Havelock Island

1 night in Neil Island

Destinations covered

Port Blair - Havelock Island  - Neil Island

HISTORICAL ENCOUNTERS

A visit to the Cellular Jail, which was founded in the Era of the British, will take you back in time.

A trip to Ross Island - Administrative Headquarters for the islands for 85 years before an earthquake rocked it in 1941.

NATURE ENCOUNTERS

Experience Lush green forests, dense mangroves, coral reefs, marine life and white sandy beaches with turquoise waters.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

4 star accommodation only

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

A trained BML Tour Escort (of Indian origin) will act as consummate organizer and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.

Private tours and transfers in deluxe air-conditioned vehicles.

Your experienced Tour Guide will enchant you with local titbits throughout the trip.

BUCKETMYLIST ADVANTAGES

BucketmyList only uses properties we have personally stayed in or would wish to stay in ourselves, so when we recommend something, you can rest assured that it is absolutely first-rate.

BucketmyList will always brief you on the difficulty level of our holidays, accessibility of medical facilities and required fitness levels so you can make an informed decision. You can always call your trip crafter to know more!

BucketmyList believes in extreme localisation. All our tour guides will know the destinations like the back of their hand, be fluent in English, act as your translator and will be able to give you information beyond just the monuments; from places to eat to the hottest nightlife destinations.

BucketmyList offers you a highly personalized service. Throughout your trip, you will deal with one trip crafter to make your travel process easier. Any questions or queries you have, will be answered thoroughly and honestly by our specialists. When you choose us, you are assured quality arrangements.

BucketmyList will organize and send you all your travel documents two to three weeks before your departure. Along with your full itinerary, we will also give you specific travel tips and other additional information. A few days before you set off, our travel specialist will give you a call to answer any questions or worries you might have.

BucketmyList has the ability to handle all travel mishaps quickly, efficiently and at minimal costs. Suppose there's a flight time change we will let you know immediately and rearrange your itinerary at no/minimum costs. If you have any other issues, you can reach us on our 24 hour help line +91 8377 8377 78.

BucketmyList gives you more complementary extras than anywhere else, so your dream vacation is closer than you think.

 

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DAY 1: Port Blair: Arrival

Upon arrival at Port Blair, you will be welcomed by your private English speaking tour guide and be assisted with your luggage to your private vehicle and transferred to the hotel where you relax and rest. Later proceed to attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail - where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought to life. Post completion of this trip, we drop you back to your hotel.

Overnight in Port Blair

Meals: Welcome Dinner

DAY 2: Port Blair

On this day let's go back in time to visit the first Administrative settlement of the Britishers in the Andaman Islands, Ross Island. You can see the ruins of the luxury that the Britishers had during that time. After lunch visit the Corbyn's Cove Beach - 9 kms from Port Blair - a coconut palm fringed beach, ideal for swimming, sun-basking & bathing.

Optional Activity of the day - Visit the beautiful Jolly Buoy island, famous for its underwater corals and the pristine clear beach. Enjoy the Glass Bottom Boat Ride.

Overnight in Port Blair

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3: Port Blair to Havelock Island

Today we depart to Havelock Island. Travellers have an option to take a few days luggage with them and deposit the rest of the luggage in the Hotel at Port Blair - however, it is totally at customer's discretion. Depart from Port Blair to Havelock Island in a ferry. Upon reaching Havelock, we will drop you at your hotel. Later, we begin our journey to one of Asia's best Beaches, Radhanagar Beach. Explore the white sands and bask in the beauty of this natural wonder. Post this we drop you back to your resort where you relax and unwind.

Overnight in Havelock Island

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 4: Havelock Island

Morning after breakfast visit the Elephant Beach. Embark on the most memorable snorkelling trip. Just 40 min by a boat, this Beach offers snorkelers calm blue shallow waters and a perfect spot for beginner snorkelers. The boat goes right up to the beach and it's so easy to slip on your gear and just start snorkelling! It's also a great place to just spend the time and relax. The beach is very scenic with fallen trees and white sand. 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. Head back to the Hotel.

Overnight in Havelock Island

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5: Havelock Island to Neil Island

Enjoy your morning at leisure, exploring the Island by foot or by a bicycle! You can find some interesting shacks to indulge in a scrumptious Lunch. Thereafter, visit the beautiful Kalapathar Beach. In the evening, take a ferry to Neil Island. On Arrival, head to the Hotel and relax.

Overnight in Neil Island

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6: Port Blair

After Breakfast, proceed to Bharatpur Beach and enjoy the sandy beach. After Lunch, head out to Sitapur Beach which is ideal for a swim. Thereafter visit Laxmanpur Beach which is known for its light blue crystal clear water which lies 2 km north of Neil jetty and view the natural coral bridge. In the evening, take a ferry back to Port Blair. Head back to the Hotel.

Overnight in Port Blair

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7: Port Blair: Departure

After the breakfast at your hotel in Port Blair, we drive you to the airport for our flight back home. It's time to say goodbye to all new friends you have made and we hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday after ticking one item off your 'Bucket List'!

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS

  • BucketmyList Tour Escort (of Indian origin) from the start till the end of the tour
  • Private meet and greet service by our representative upon arrival and departure
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions, to and fro Ferry tickets and activities as per the itinerary
  • Snorkeling trip at Havelock in Elephant Beach.
  • Private transfers by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Private sightseeing tours as per the itinerary 
  • 6 Breakfasts and 6 Dinners
  • All Accommodation in 4 star properties

EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic flight ticket
  • GST
  • Optional Tours or Special Entrance Tickets, if any
  • Personal Spending’s’ i.e. drinks within meals, laundry service, phone calls during your stay etc.
  • Tipping
  • Camera or Video fee at any site
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions

DAY 1: Port Blair: Arrival

Upon arrival at Port Blair, you will be welcomed by your private English speaking tour guide and be assisted with your luggage to your private vehicle and transferred to the hotel where you relax and rest. Later proceed to attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail - where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought to life. Post completion of this trip, we drop you back to your hotel.

Overnight in Port Blair

Meals: Welcome Dinner

DAY 2: Port Blair

On this day let's go back in time to visit the first Administrative settlement of the Britishers in the Andaman Islands, Ross Island. You can see the ruins of the luxury that the Britishers had during that time. After lunch visit the Corbyn's Cove Beach - 9 kms from Port Blair - a coconut palm fringed beach, ideal for swimming, sun-basking & bathing.

Optional Activity of the day - Visit the beautiful Jolly Buoy island, famous for its underwater corals and the pristine clear beach. Enjoy the Glass Bottom Boat Ride.

Overnight in Port Blair

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3: Port Blair to Havelock Island

Today we depart to Havelock Island. Travellers have an option to take a few days luggage with them and deposit the rest of the luggage in the Hotel at Port Blair - however, it is totally at customer's discretion. Depart from Port Blair to Havelock Island in a ferry. Upon reaching Havelock, we will drop you at your hotel. Later, we begin our journey to one of Asia's best Beaches, Radhanagar Beach. Explore the white sands and bask in the beauty of this natural wonder. Post this we drop you back to your resort where you relax and unwind.

Overnight in Havelock Island

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 4: Havelock Island

Morning after breakfast visit the Elephant Beach. Embark on the most memorable snorkelling trip. Just 40 min by a boat, this Beach offers snorkelers calm blue shallow waters and a perfect spot for beginner snorkelers. The boat goes right up to the beach and it's so easy to slip on your gear and just start snorkelling! It's also a great place to just spend the time and relax. The beach is very scenic with fallen trees and white sand. 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. Head back to the Hotel.

Overnight in Havelock Island

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5: Havelock Island to Neil Island

Enjoy your morning at leisure, exploring the Island by foot or by a bicycle! You can find some interesting shacks to indulge in a scrumptious Lunch. Thereafter, visit the beautiful Kalapathar Beach. In the evening, take a ferry to Neil Island. On Arrival, head to the Hotel and relax.

Overnight in Neil Island

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6: Port Blair

After Breakfast, proceed to Bharatpur Beach and enjoy the sandy beach. After Lunch, head out to Sitapur Beach which is ideal for a swim. Thereafter visit Laxmanpur Beach which is known for its light blue crystal clear water which lies 2 km north of Neil jetty and view the natural coral bridge. In the evening, take a ferry back to Port Blair. Head back to the Hotel.

Overnight in Port Blair

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7: Port Blair: Departure

After the breakfast at your hotel in Port Blair, we drive you to the airport for our flight back home. It's time to say goodbye to all new friends you have made and we hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday after ticking one item off your 'Bucket List'!

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS

  • BucketmyList Tour Escort (of Indian origin) from the start till the end of the tour
  • Private meet and greet service by our representative upon arrival and departure
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions, to and fro Ferry tickets and activities as per the itinerary
  • Snorkeling trip at Havelock in Elephant Beach.
  • Private transfers by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Private sightseeing tours as per the itinerary 
  • 6 Breakfasts and 6 Dinners
  • All Accommodation in 4 star properties

EXCLUSIONS

  • Domestic flight ticket
  • GST
  • Optional Tours or Special Entrance Tickets, if any
  • Personal Spending’s’ i.e. drinks within meals, laundry service, phone calls during your stay etc.
  • Tipping
  • Camera or Video fee at any site
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions

TERMS, CONDITIONS AND LIABILITIES close

1. The quotation acceptance and payment of booking deposit will be treated as a go ahead to process the reservations and block arrangements. It also implies that you have carefully reviewed the choice of hotels and services offered in your holiday package and agreed to Terms and Conditions, mentioned on our website.

2. Specific room types, smoking preferences & bedding types for Double/Twin rooms cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability at the time of check in. If you expect to arrive late, please contact the hotel and inform them of your arrival time. Failing to inform the hotel of a late arrival can result in the space being released. BucketmyList is not liable to any refunds in case of early checkouts or unused services.

3. Additional hotel services fees must be paid to the hotel directly. We are not responsible for hidden hotel fees and have no control over their implementation.

4. No-shows & cancellations will be assessed as per the Hotel/Flight/Transport rules & regulation as applicable. You may refer to our cancellation policies for more details.

5. Amendments are always subject to availability and extra cost as per the service given. All cancellations and amendments must be informed via e-mail, and must be confirmed back by us. Please note no cancellations or amendments are accepted on the day of the arrival.

6. During Christmas, New Year, Easter, Fairs, Conferences & Public holidays, rules for cancellation changes and will be charged as per the hotel policy.

7.We reserve the right to use an alternate accommodation or airfare of an equal or higher standard. In case of any unprecedented hike in airfare, hotel charges or other service charges, the same will be levied extra.

8. The time schedule fixed by the local tour operator should be strictly adhered. Tourists will be responsible for any inconvenience, loss or consequence suffered due to their failure to keep the local tour operators timings. No refunds for unutilized service.

9. You must be fully insured for your holiday and must make sure that all of the activities which you will be carrying out are covered by such travel insurance.

10. We advise clients that there might be certain areas whilst overland with no proper connectivity thus the Wi-Fi might be intermittent. Guests need to be aware that when they are going up the mountain signal might get disconnected.

11. We work as an intermediary and do not own, control or operate any airlines, hotel, transport or any other facility or service mentioned in the travel voucher or the itinerary. We take care in selecting all the ingredients in your holidays, and put best of our effort to give you best in class services possible. Because we only select and inspect them and have no control or running them we cannot be responsible for any type of inefficiency on the part of service provider. Also, we hold ourselves free from all liabilities due to failure to perform any of the service including Air/Sea/Land transportation and hotel accommodation due to natural calamities/accidents/riot/medical injury or any condition beyond the control.

12. Neither BucketmyList nor its employees shall be held liable for any damage, loss (including personal injury, death, and property loss), or expense occasioned by any act or omission of any supplier providing services, any insurer or insurance administrator under the Trip Protection plan, or any third party or person/s.

13. Accommodation and Service Vouchers are non-transferable to a third party or person/s.

14. We ensure that we will fulfil our duties and promise to deliver an enjoyable and trouble free holiday. However problems do occasionally occur. If you have a problem or complaint during your holiday, please inform us by email to feedback@bucketmylist.in and we will try to resolve the same to your satisfaction.

15. The hotel management has a right to request credit card details or deposit upon check-in to cover and guarantee any incidental costs that may be incurred during your stay.

16. The Company considers itself and intends to be subject to the jurisdiction only of the courts of Gurgaon, Haryana and shall be governed and construed in accordance with the Laws of India.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Andaman and Nicobar Island is a year-round tourist destination. The area receives minimum fluctuations in the temperature and is always pleasant. Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Island is considered from November to mid-May. Monsoons are however recommended to be avoided because of the high tidal waves, incessant rains and strong winds.

TIPS

Shopping

While exploring the Andamans archipelago, its various beach markets and quaint outlets tucked inside by-lanes, you're likely to come across the most exquisite curios made from natural and locally-available raw materials. Ranging from cane handicrafts, wooden decorative items and accessories made from sea shells and pearls, the street markets in the Andamans offer a surfeit of souvenirs.

Food

Seafood is the order of the day. From upscale restaurants in Port Blair to local dhabas on Havelock, fish abounds. Be prepared to pay a little more for good fish and seafood dishes than for standard indian food, but it's well worth it. Basic Indian food is also available, and as cheap as on the mainland in most of the small dhabas. Resort restaurants on Havelock can also whip up a limited set of more or less Western dishes, but the resort restaurants are pretty expensive for Indian standards. Fresh Crab & Tuna can be enjoyed here.

Drink

Fresh coconuts are popular and widely available.

Alcohol is available in some restaurants and at 'English Beer & Wine Shops' in Port Blair and on Havelock Island. The beers will not be cold when purchasing across the counter, except in local bars.

Local bars are dingy and for some odd reason is very poorly lit giving it a very eerie feel to it.

There is no Pub culture or even a Dance Club.

 

- Customers to make requests of special diets, if any, on the booking form. However, it is unrealistic to expect special diets to be catered for in some of the destinations we feature. We shall advise our suppliers of your request well in advance but will not be able guarantee the availability especially in the hotel/cruise/during excursions; however, we shall try our level best. Also, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of its taste, the taste might vary. If you have an airborne nut allergy you must make us aware at the time of booking as most airlines require this information in advance of travel.

- Most rooms may not be equipped with tea and coffee maker and carrying personal kettle is not allowed either. Cooking inside the room is strictly prohibited and may lead to penalty.

- A doctor’s signature on the BML medical form is mandatory for all travellers over the age 70.

- As hotels / Flights / Itinerary / Route are subject to change without notice; unfortunately no compensation will be paid for changes you may need to make in your domestic travel.

- We are confident that we offer excellent value for money and constantly monitor our prices to ensure we remain competitive. If another company quotes what appears to be a lower price, then we are happy to review our price with you, however, in our experience when we examine alternative quotations we invariably find differences in the arrangements. These may be subtle or more fundamental, but the impact these can have on your enjoyment is considerable. If you are able to provide a copy of the other proposal (with the name of the tour operator omitted if you prefer) we will compare the arrangements and forward a detailed reply to you.

- We are an Indian company and hence fully comply with Indian law. When booking with us you can rest assured that your arrangements are carefully planned as we have a reputation to maintain and are legally liable for any omissions or negligent acts. You may not find this level of reassurance if you make your own travel arrangements independently.

- The Terms and Conditions that apply to all of our holidays are detailed on the website under the heading ‘Terms and Conditions’. By filling the booking form and paying the deposit you are confirming you have read and accept the Terms and Conditions on behalf of all persons named on the booking form.

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