10-day trip

Chitwan and Bardia Luxury Safari

From 4390 PP


Experience Nepal's wildest national parks

Head to the jungles and plains of Nepal’s south in search of iconic wildlife, getting an insight into the country’s rich history and culture as you explore two diverse national parks on safari.

After a night in the bustle of Kathmandu, fly south to the iconic Chitwan, a beautiful park that is home to an abundance of species, before driving via the birthplace of Gautama Buddha to the remote and rarely visited Bardia National Park. In both, discover the landscape on an engaging mix of activities, from game drives and guided walks to village visits and boat trips.

Alongside expert naturalist guides, spot Nepal’s most iconic species, such as leopards, Asian elephants, greater one-horned rhinoceroses, gharial crocodiles, river dolphins, sloth bears, monkeys, hundreds of bird species and, of course, the majestic Bengal tiger.


Trip highlights

  • A chance to see iconic species including tigers in the wild

  • A great mix of safari activities on land and water

  • Sundowners with the elephants at Tharu Lodge

  • Time to explore Kathmandu and Lumbini with a private guide


What's included

  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, experiences and safari activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

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Days 1 — 2

An introduction to Kathmandu

You’ll be met on arrival in Kathmandu and taken to Dwarika’s Hotel, an oasis in the heart of the city. A guide and a car are on hand to show you around this fascinating city of centuries-old temples, colour and modern energy.

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Days 2 — 5

Chitwan National Park

Take a short flight and drive to Tharu Lodge, a charming luxury retreat on the fringe of a rural village right on the edge of Chitwan National Park. Enjoy an engaging array of activities from here, such as full days exploring the national park and its buffer zone by Land Rover, stopping at hides, trekking through the forest on guided walks, and taking to the river by boat on the lookout for deer, birds, monkeys, one-horned rhinoceroses, sloth bears, crocodiles and, with luck, Bengal tigers.

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Days 5 — 6

Birthplace of Buddha

You’ll be driven west between Chitwan and Bardia National Parks, skirting the Indian border as you cross the fertile ‘Terai’ plains. Midway, overnight close to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Today it is an important place for pilgrims and UNESCO World Heritage Site where you’ll be shown around some of the most interesting temples and visit a sanctuary for sacred sarus cranes.

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Days 6 — 9

Bardia National Park

As one of Nepal’s least visited and best-preserved wilderness areas, the remote Bardia National Park and the chance Karnali Lodge offers to reconnect with nature are well worth the journey.

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Days 9 — 10

Final night in Kathmandu

Fly back to the capital with an afternoon at leisure by the pool before a sumptuous dinner, or choose to explore the city one last time with a guide.

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Chitwan and Bardia Luxury Safari
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