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  • Trip introduction

    Explore the sun, sea and sand of the gorgeous Andaman Islands on this 6-day backpacking trip. Every day, you'll combine the spectacular beauty of relaxing on Andaman's famous beaches with a range of exciting adventure sports. You'll go scuba diving in the Andaman Sea, cycling to Kalapathar beach, kayaking in tropical mangrove forests, jet skiing at Port Blair, snorkelling at Elephant Beach and stand-up paddling at Radhanagar beach. In between such thrilling adventures, you'll spend hours relaxing on the soft and sandy beaches of the Andaman Islands, arguably some of the best beaches in Asia. This trip is perfect for travellers on a budget, looking to get a taste of the exotic Andaman Islands.

    NOTE: Price mentioned is per person price for a booking of two travellers.

    Destination

    Often called India's best kept secret, the Andaman Islands are a hot-spot for water sports, catering to travellers from all around the world. With an incredible ecosystem of coral reefs and fishes, alongside some of the clearest oceans in the country, the islands are the perfect destination for snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking. The islands are also peppered with beautiful, white beaches, making an ideal destination for even those who want to relax under a palm tree and drift in the tropical vibes of the Andamans.

    You'll spend two nights at Port Blair, staying at a deluxe hotel in twin-sharing rooms, and four nights at Havelock Island, staying at a beachside resort in twin-sharing A-frame huts with common washrooms. All breakfasts from day 2 are included in this package.

    Destination highlights

    Stay in quaint A-frame huts on a beachside resort. | Go scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling, cycling, jet-skiing and stand-up paddling. | Explore the magnificent beauty of the Andaman Sea and Havelock Island. | Visit some of the most famous and most breath-taking beaches in India.

    Activity Details

    Scuba

    1+

    Yes

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Andamans backpacking trip: Jet skiing at Port Blair

    Land at Port Blair's Veer Savarkar International Airport and meet a representative of the tour operator who will transfer you to your hotel for the night in a private, AC car. Your adventure begins with a visit to the only beach at Port Blair - the Corbyn's Cove beach. Here, you participate in an exciting session of jet skiing over the Andaman Sea. Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing on the sandy shores of the beach. In the evening, you'll visit the city's Cellular Jail for an enthralling sound and light show depicting India's freedom struggle. Overnight in a hotel at Port Blair.

    Overnight in a hotel at Port Blair.

    You'll fly into Port Blair and go jet-skiing at the Corbyn's Cove beach. Please ensure that you book a flight that arrives at Port Blair in the early morning hours, since a late or delayed flight will cause you to miss some of the activities planned for the day. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Port Blair on twin-sharing basis. No meals are provided today, so you can visit any of the restaurants at Port Blair to have meals at your own expense.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Port Blair

    Port Blair

    10:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    Veg | Non Veg
    Day 2 of the Andamans backpacking trip: Cycling at Havelock Island
    Day 3 of the Andamans backpacking trip: Scuba diving and stand-up paddling at Havelock Island
    Day 4 of the Andamans backpacking trip: Snorkelling and kayaking at Havelock Island
    Day 5 of the Andamans backpacking trip: Day at leisure
    Day 6 of the Andamans backpacking trip: Depart from Port Blair
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 32 days or more before departure of the Andaman Islands backpacking trip: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-31 days before departure of the Andaman Islands backpacking trip: no refund on the cost of accommodation, 75% refund on the cost of transfers.

    For cancellations made less than 16 days before departure of the Andaman Islands backpacking trip: no refund.

    No refunds will be issued for unused services or inclusions.

    All cancellations of the Andaman Islands backpacking trip will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the adventure activity guides while undertaking any adventure activity during this backpacking trip to Andaman Islands.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited while participating in any adventure activity.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Children between the ages of 1-2 years are charged an additional INR 2,950 per person for ferry tickets to/from the Havelock Island.

    Children younger than 8 years of age are not allowed to participate in scuba diving, stand-up paddling and cycling. However, they can participate in snorkelling at no extra cost, in kayaking for an additional cost of INR 2,100 per person and in jet skiing for an additional cost of INR 525 per person.

    Travellers are requested to book an early morning flight into Port Blair on day 1. This allows enough time for the day's activities. Travellers arriving on afternoon or evening flights will skip the sightseeing activities scheduled for day 1.

    Monuments are landmarks scheduled for sightseeing trips may be closed on certain days of the week and public holidays.

    An private car accommodating 5 travellers will be used for transport, as per the itinerary. The car will not be at the disposal of travellers, and will be used only for scheduled transfers.

    Price displayed is the per person price based on a booking of two travellers. Prices are subject to a peak season surcharge between 16 Dec-16 Jan.
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Scuba Diving Snorkelling Kayaking Cycling Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Airport transfers and transport, as per itinerary, in private AC car

    • Private ferry travel between Port Blair-Havelock Island
    • Accommodation in hotel at Port Blair for 2 nights on twin-sharing basis
    • Accommodation in A-frame huts with common washrooms at Havelock Island for 3 nights on twin-sharing basis
    • All breakfasts from day 2 to day 6
    • Adventure activities (one session each): jet skiing, cycling, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddling
    • All equipment required for adventure activities
    • Services of experienced adventure activity instructors and support crew
    • All government permits and entry fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and Port Blair

    • Upgrade accommodation at Havelock Island to duplex, AC cottages (pay additional INR 10,700 per person)
    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Video/photography charges at sightseeing locations, if any
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or health insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swim-wear
    • T-shirts/shirts
    • Shorts/track pants/jeans
    • Light tee or beach-wear
    • Sandals
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Heavily embellished or uncomfortable swimwear

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private car for airport transfers and transport, as per itinerary
    • All equipment needed for adventure activities

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • Water bottle
    • ID proof
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Cap/hat
    • Camera
    • Personal toiletries
    • Swimming cap
    • Swimming goggles

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication