Tribal North East

Tribal North East India Bike Tour

Immerse yourself in the unique geography of the region on North East India motorcycle tours

From USD 2,100

Overview

 
Start/End
Guwahati
Total Time
11 Days
Rest Days
3
Dinners
0
Hotel Overnights
10 Nights
Total Distance
1200 kms
Riding Days
8 Days
Breakfast
10 Included breakfasts
Daily Mileage
200-300
Riding Season
October to March
Accommodations
Handpicked mid - range hotels or jungle lodges on twin sharing basis
Highlights
Maa Kamakhya Temple, Kaziranga National Park, Majuli Island, Nagaland, Naga Hills, Mokokchung, Kohima, Kkisama, Dimapur, Meghalaya, Shillong, Root Bridge near Mawlynnong village, Dawki

Videos

 
Hornbill Tribal Affair in North East India by Viktorianz

Nature could not have been kinder to the states of Assam, Meghalaya, (Manipur - optional) & Nagaland - the exquisitely picturesque landscapes, the vibrantly colourful sunrise and sunset, lush and verdant flora, this is a land that represents unimaginable beauty, moulded perfectly for a breath taking experience. If an adventure expedition is what you have in mind, you could not have found a more unique geography than that on motorbike tours of North East India. And, you will see why!

Start - Guwahati

Finish - Guwahati

Dates & Cost

 
Starting Finishing
27 Nov 2021 07 Dec 2021
26 Nov 2022 06 Dec 2022
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Inclusions & Exclusions

 
  • Reception and airport transfers to Guwahati hotels
  • If opted from us, Bike hire as per choice and availability for ride duration
  • If opted from us, Bike hire as per choice and availability for ride duration
  • Guided tour as per itinerary
  • Tourist place tickets for - National Parks, Jeep Safari, Hornbill Festival, Majuli Island tour & Meghalaya Sightseeing etc
  • Bed and breakfast ( Handpicked mid - range hotels or jungle lodges on twin sharing basis for 10 nights / 11 days )
  • Fuel for the ride for average consumption (only for bikes provided by Viktorianz)
  • Inner line permits for entry to Nagaland and Majuli Island Ferry tickets
  • All meals, snacking, mineral water and tea on the ride days ( not on rest days)
  • Third party insurance of bikes
  • 5% GST
  • Personal insurances of riders (Must do)
  • Air travel to or from Guwahati
  • Alcoholic drinks, tips, souvenirs etc
  • Repair of damages to the bike will have to paid by rider
  • Lunches & Dinners on rest days
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations are valid only when communicated in writing. Any changes due to inevitable weather or flight delays, etc., will be charged additionally, as those prices are not included in the current quote. Since these bookings are done in advance, the providers lose potential business with cancellations. The cancellation charges are as follows:

  • More than 30 days prior to departure: 25% of the total tour cost.
  • 15-29 days prior to departure: 50% of the total tour cost.
  • 07-14 days prior to departure: 70% of the total tour cost.
  • 00-06 days prior to departure: 100% of the total tour cost.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Guwahati

You should plan to arrive at Guwahati by late afternoon. We will receive and transfer you from the airport/railway station to your hotel where you will be accorded a traditional Ahomi welcome.

Later in the afternoon, we recommend a darshan (auspicious visit) of the Maa Kamakhya Temple. Kamakhya Dhaam is dedicated to the Mother Goddess Kamakhya and is considered most sacred and oldest of the 51 Shakti Peethas on earth. In the evening, the Tour leader will brief you on your North East India bike ride. You will also familiarise with the bikes that would be your partner for next 2 weeks or so.

You will then enjoy a fine dining experience with traditional Ahomi cuisine.

Day 2: Kaziranga

After breakfast, we will line up for a photograph with our bikes. This is the traditional Viktorianz way of commencing the ride every morning. A quick brief for the day’s ride and wheels roll. We will ride out of Guwahati to Kaziranga along the scenic Asian Highway-1. This nearly 200 km ride will take us 4 hrs of saddle time. A quick lunch at the resort and we will be off to a Jeep Safari.

Kaziranga National Park, a world heritage site, is home to nearly two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned Rhinoceros. The park has the highest density of tigers among the protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. Though sighting of tigers are difficult because of the tall grasses that provide excellent camouflage, their presence can be felt everywhere by way of pug marks, kills and territorial markings. You will also see large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo and swamp deer.

After resting at the resort, in the evening you will be entertained by tribal dances and music by a cultural troupe. If you are keen, next morning you could do an optional elephant safari which starts at 6:30 AM - this will have to be booked before hand and there are no guarantees.

Day 3&4: Majuli Island

After tea and cookies, we are off to the park, where our elephant safari awaits us. We will proceed for an hour and half astride these gentle giants into the wild grass for up close sightings of the rhinos. The view of the park, the river at sunrise is ethereal. Also, this safari provides excellent opportunities for out-of-the world wild life photography, so keep your cameras, lenses and gear handy.

We get back for a piping hot breakfast. We then load up and line up for the short ride of 3 hours to Jorhat. A quick lunch at the Hotel and we set out for Majuli.

With all of its 452 sq km, Majuli Island is the world’s largest fresh water island. Amidst the mighty Brahmaputra River’s ochre sandbanks, Majuli is hauntingly scenic and beautiful with a tapestry of green rice fields and purple meadows of hyacinth blossoms. We would spend 2 nights and a full day on this unique River Island.

The island is home to nearly 100 species of birds and also people of neo-Vaishnavite philosophy. Viktorianz advises you to get here as soon as possible. Surveys indicate that at current levels of erosion the island will cease to exist within the next two decades.

Day 5: Kohima

After breakfast, today we ride into capital of Nagaland and key location in Second World War - Kohima. Nagaland is inhabited by 16 major tribes, each distinct in character from the other in terms of customs, language and dress.

Day 6: Kohima

Riders! on this day, be prepared to be enthralled by an explosion of culture, dance, music, art, cuisine and so much more. We go today to the Hornbill festival. You will learn during your time at the festival about this land of folklore passed down the generations through word of mouth.

We will spend most of each day at The Heritage Complex at Kisama which is a cluster of sixteen houses of each tribe called ""Morung or Youth Dormitory"". Each tribe is distinguished by the colourful and intricately designed costumes, jewellery and beads that they adorn.

The traditional ceremonial attire of each tribe is an awe inspiring sight to behold; the multi-coloured spears and dao (machetes) decorated with dyed goat’s hair, the headgear made of finely woven bamboo interlaced with orchid stems, adorned with boar's teeth and hornbill's feathers, elephant tusk armlets.

There is a bewildering variety of food; smoked or grilled to perfection, pork, chicken, beef, fish, leafy vegetable stews and sauces and currries. For the adventurous, there are insects and worms as also dog meat! All of it served with delicious sticky rice. The odd place also serves north Indian dishes, albeit a very limited choice. Every night, there is an ongoing Rock Festival at the nearby IG Stadium. Top bands from Nagaland and the rest of India perform.

Day 7: Dimapur

This day we would visit the famous Kohima War Cemetry and visit a typical Naga village. By noon, we begin to ride 80 kms to Dimapur.

Dimapur was the ancient capital of the Kachchari Kingdom. 

Day 8: Shillong

Today, we will start early after breakfast. We have a long ride of 350 km on mostly good roads that we plan to complete in 9-10 hrs of saddle time.

It is now the Meghalaya’s turn to enchant you with its hills and valleys.

We will enter Shillong, the Scotland of the East before dark.

The city has a good night life with delightful eating places and rock bars and cafes. Explore and enjoy.

Day 9: Cheerapunji

We ride early today to see the Living Root Bridge near Mawlynnong village. Renowned for being declared the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong is located near the Bangladesh border, around three hours from Shillong.

The pristine, and unbelievably clean waters of Umngot River will fascinate you next. We ride for another 3 hours to Dawki for a boat ride on this amazingly clean river. We would then ride to famous Cheerapunji - our night halt for the day.

Day 10: Umium Lake

This is the day we would ride in morning to explote some caves around Cheerapunji. In the afternoon we ride to the scenic Umium Lake for night stay. This is the last night and end of road trip in North East India. We bid farewell to region, as you will fly our next morning. If you wish you can extend your stay here - please let us know in advance. 

Day 11: Guwahati Airport

This morning we would ride out for 3 hours to a hotel close to Guwahati airport - for a quick wash and change. You may plan to fly out anytime in the late afternoon. 

Costs
Rider with Bike Provided : INR 99,000
Seat in Back Up / SUV : INR 65,000
Bookind Advance : INR 35,000
Full payment by 15 Nov 

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