The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. These roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkeling sites. Indigenous Andaman Islanders inhabit the more remote islands, many of which are off limits to visitors.
Day 1: Arrive Andaman
Arrival at Port Blair in the morning /afternoon by flight and transfer to hotel. Do note that Ross Island is only possible if you have booked a flight that lands by 1200 hrs or earlier. Later in the afternoon visit Water Sports Complex where you could indulge in some water activities at extra cost like Jet Ski, Banana Boat ride, Speed Boat Ride etc. In the evening proceed to attend the enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail - where the heroic saga of the Indian freedom struggle is brought alive.
(Guest will be taken for Sound and Light Show at 1800 hrs or 1900 Hrs, depending on the ticket availability)
Day 2: Port Blair – Havelock
Early morning departure (0600 hrs) by ferry from Port Blair to Havelock. The ferry takes 2.5 hrs to reach Havelock. On arrival proceed to selected hotel and in the evening proceed to Beach No 7* (Radhanagar Beach) rated as the ‘Best Beach in Asia’ by Time Magazine (N/Ac Car/ Jeep will be provided for pickup and drop, time spent 2-3 hours). (Kindly remind hotel to provide packed breakfast at Port Blair since the same is not included at Havelock)
Day 3: Excursion to Elephant Beach
(Car will come at 0700 hrs and please ensure you are ready as the boat will leave at 0730 hrs and it is a further 10 min drive away to the boat): Embark on the most memorable snorkelling trip, just 40 min by Boat this beach offers snorkelers calm blue shallow waters and is the 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 day lying on the beach and relaxing. The beach is very scenic with fallen trees and white sand giving the photographer some interesting shots. The reef here starts very close to shore at a depth of about 1 metre. The large reef is mostly made up of hard coral and has plenty of marine life. Note: Inclusive of snorkelling equipment and car pick up and drop to jetty. (The trip may be changed to light house subject to weather conditions and visibility) (Do note that incase guest is delayed for Elephant Beach No Refund will be offered if the boat has left)
Day 4: Havelock – Leisure
Relax and unwind on Havelock Island. The beauty of Havelock Islands lies in the natural beauty and quiet pace of life. Walk down to the beach in front and relax and unwind. Day at Leisure. That is the best way to experience Andamans.
Day 5: Havelock – Port Blair
Morning at Leisure. Return from Havelock Island in the evening and transfer to hotel in Port Blair. (Do note that all hotels on Havelock have a early morning check out time and late check out is provided at the discretion of the hotel management)
Day 6: Port Blair – City Tour, Mount Harriet and Chidya Tapu
After breakfast, at 0830 hrs proceed to Mount Harriet – the 2nd highest peak (365 meters high) in the Andamans, which offers a magnificent bird’s eye view of Port Blair’s adjoining islands (Must see: Spot where Lord Mayo was murdered/Largest Church in Andamans/ Rs 20 VIEW /Summer Bunglow of British/ The only kind of Mango tree in whole of S/E Asia/ Nicobari Hut) . The summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner during British Raj, this place provides fascinating views. Return back to Port Blair and start for a tour of places in & around Port Blair (1130 hrs) (City Tour) - covering the famous Cellular Jail*(a witness to the freedom struggle), Chatam Saw Mill (one of the oldest & largest in Asia), Forest Museum, Anthropological Museum, Fisheries (Marine) Museum, Naval Marine Museum (Samudrika).. At 1530 hrs proceed to Chidyatapu located 30 kms away from Port Blair and also called the Sunset Point in Andaman’s. Return back to hotel in the evening. Evening at Leisure.
Please note the Vehicle ferry to Mt Harriet does not have fixed timings and there may be a waiting time of 20 – 30 mins before boarding the ferry.
Day 7: Departure
Depart Port Blair with fond memories of these mesmerising Islands.
Accommodation in the mentioned or similar hotels.
Daily breakfast in the mentioned hotels.
All transfers and sightseeing by AC Vehicle in Port Blair & Non AC Vehicle in Havelock.
Port Blair – Havelock – Port Blair by Govt Ferry (For Makruzz there will be a supplement of INR 515/- per person per way & for child below 5 years it will be INR 1,000/- per way. Makruzz is operational only on the month of April – May and is subject to weather condition.)
Entry tickets & boat tickets at all sightseeing points mentioned in the itinerary.
All currently applicable hotel taxes except GST @ 5%
Any Air / Cruise fare from / to mainland.
Any other meal not mentioned in price inclusions.
Snorkelling equipments during Wandoor Excursion (Jolly Bouy / Red Skin Island)
Camera fees during sightseeing.
Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary.
Any expenses of personal nature, water sport activities.
GST @ 5%
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