Stay in the place that inspired The Jungle Book and search for Bengal tigers in this epic stay ahead of a luxurious Crystal® Cruise around Arabia.
• Mumbai, India
• Kanha Tiger Reserve, India
• Mumbai, India
• Manama, Bahrain
• Doha, Qatar
• Abu Dhabi, UAE
• Dubai, UAE
Bengal tiger tracking Seek out India’s exotic wildlife including the elusive Bengal tiger with expert trackers in Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Cruise Take to Muscat’s waters on a speedboat to spot playful dolphins before snorkelling along the colourful coral beds*.
Mumbai by Dawn Rise early to join Mumbai’s locals as they head to the market and docks for fresh produce*.
Cruise Visit Bahrain’s International Circuit for a taste of Formula 1® racing before buckling up for an exhilarating 4x4 obstacle course ride*.
Oberoi Masterchef Class Join The Oberoi Mumbai’s masterchef in this two-hour class on the art of Indian cooking, with a delicious meal for you to devour at the end*.
Cruise Dine on exquisite Japanese cuisine with a complimentary visit to internationally famous chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Silk Road.
Chitvan Jungle Lodge Stay on the edge of Kanha Tiger Reserve at this homely lodge set in 14 acres of land.
Cruise Deluxe Staterooms with Verandah have a queen bed, luxury ETRO toiletries and complimentary select beer, wine and spirits on request.
* Extra charge
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What to expect
Day 1 UK to Mumbai, India Depart from the UK on your overnight flight to Mumbai.
Day 2 Mumbai, India On arrival, transfer to The Oberoi Mumbai where you’ll be staying for one night. Home to Bollywood and the Gateway of India, it’s hard to believe that Mumbai was once a collection of sleepy islands. Its approximate 18 million residents are at the heart of its lively atmosphere, whether you’re watching the famous dabbawala (tiffin delivery service) as they transport home-cooked lunches in their thousands to office workers with scarcely a handful of errors each year, or observing the washers at the Dhobi Ghat, the iconic open-air laundromat.
Located on Marine Drive − also known as ‘The Queen’s Necklace’ because of its pearl necklace-like appearance when lit at night − The Oberoi Mumbai’s excellent location presents you with your own splendid gateway to India.
Days 3-4 Kanha Tiger Reserve Transfer to the airport for your flight and drive to Chitvan Jungle Lodge where you’ll be staying for two nights, just outside the entrance to Kanha Tiger Reserve. Here you’ll have the chance to experience life Jungle Book-style in your charming lodge surrounded by woods and grasslands. It was Kanha that inspired the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s tales of Mowgli and his life among the wildlife he grew up with, and during your stay you’ll be accompanied by expert trackers as you venture into Kanha Tiger Reserve in search of its native wildlife. As you drive through the dense forest, you’ll encounter elegant swamp deer, wild Indian peacock and if you’re lucky, the mysterious Bengal tiger.
Day 5 Mumbai, India Return to Mumbai for a final night’s stay at The Oberoi Mumbai before your cruise.
Day 6 Mumbai, India
Begin your cruise on board the Crystal Serenity (dock overnight).
Day 7 Mumbai, India
Day 8 Cruising the Arabian Sea
Days 9-10 Muscat, Oman
Day 11 Cruising the Gulf of Oman
Day 12 Manama, Bahrain
Day 13 Doha, Qatar
Days 14-15 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Days 16-17 Dubai, UAE
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Departing 10 April 2018; Alternative India & Arabia itineraries are available, please call for details.
Upgrade your cruise
Enhance your tiger-spotting adventure with a stay at the butler-serviced Taj Banjaar Tola, set just across the water from Kanha Tiger Reserve with beautiful views out over the Banjar River.
Upgrade to a Penthouse with Verandah for 24-hour butler service, upgraded amenities and speciality restaurant dining in your cabin.
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