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  • Trip introduction

    Visit the Baratang Island, travel through the Jarawa Tribal Reserve, trek to the limestone caves, take a boat ride across the Andaman Sea and visit the mud volcanoes. The trek itself begins after you an AC bus picks you up from Port Blair and drives through the Jarawa Tribal Reserve. When the road ends, you'll take a fiber boat ride to Baratang Island and trek to the limestone caves and mud volcano. This adventure-packed, relatively easy trek gives you the chance to explore the tropical beauty of the Andaman Islands over a short day trip.

    Destination

    Baratang Island is everything that defines the sun, sea and sand experience of the Andaman Islands. Despite being the home of pristine beaches, tropical jungles, chirping birds and beautiful mangroves, Baratang Island remains a little-known destination in the Andamans belt. Your destination on this trek, the limestone caves are located deep in the forest, close to the coast. The caves feature unusual formations of rock, made from the minerals of limestone and calcite.

    Destination highlights

    Travel through the Jarawa Tribal Reserve. | Trek to the Baratang Island's limestone caves. | Hike over a trail through deep, summer rainforests. | Take a fiber boat ride across the Andaman Sea.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Go on a trek to Baratang Island limestone caves!

    You'll be picked up from several designated pick-up locations in Port Blair at 03:30 hrs. In an AC bus, you'll travel north from Port Blair over a highway that leads through the Jarawa Tribal Reserve. A 2-hr drive later, you'll reach the Middle Strait jetty. A ferry service from the jetty takes you across the sea towards Baratang Island. You'll touch ground again at the Oralkatcha jetty.

    Begin trekking from the jetty towards the limestone caves. After a 3-hr trek, you'll reach the limestone caves. Spend an hour exploring the caves and begin retracing your steps back to the jetty. You'll return to Port Blair by taking the same route: ferry back to Middle Strait jetty and AC bus journey back to Port Blair. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends by 16:00 hrs

    Pick-up will be arranged from multiple designated spots in Port Blair by 03:30 hrs. A packed lunch in included in the meal package, served en route to the Baratang limestone caves.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Baratang Island

    Baratang Island

    03:30 AM

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    Lunch

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    All cancellations made 15 days or more before the scheduled Baratang Island limestone caves trek: 50% refund.

    All cancellations made less than 15 days before the scheduled Baratang Island limestone caves trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    The trek takes you through the Jarawa Tribal Reserve, home of the native Jarawa tribe. Travellers are prohibited from taking photographs inside the Jarawa Tribal Reserve.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during this trek to Baratang Island limestone caves.

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

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during this trek to Baratang Island limestone caves.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The pick-up AC bus will pick you up from several different pick-up locations around Port Blair. These locations include: Aberdeen Bazaar, Phoenix Bay, Marine Jetty, Goal Ghar, Junglighat, Dairy Farm Junction, Bhatu Basti and Sippighat.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during this trek to Baratang Island limestone caves.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this trek to Baratang Island limestone caves due to any unforeseen circumstances like bad weather. Any extra costs incurred due to such changes are borne by the traveller.
    • Trekking Baratang Island Limestone Caves Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Baratang Island Limestone Caves Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Baratang Island Limestone Caves Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Baratang Island Limestone Caves Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Baratang Island Limestone Caves Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Baratang Island Limestone Caves Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Baratang Island Limestone Caves Andaman Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Port Blair-Middle Strait jetty in private, shared AC bus

    • Boat for transfers between Middle Strait jetty-Oralkatcha jetty
    • Services of experienced trek leader
    • Packed lunch and refreshments
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city-Port Blair

    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as meals or beverages, apparel and gear etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Track pants and t-shirts/shirts
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Trekking shoes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Heavy denims or skirt
    • Slippers or sandals

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Shared AC bus for transport between Port Blair-Middle Strait jetty
    • Boat ride from Middle Strait jetty-Oralkatcha jetty

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • ID proof
    • Towel or napkins
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Water bottle
    • Camera
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit