Wildlife Activity Holidays to Pench is an exciting wildlife getaway to Mowgli's land- Pench National Park in South Madhya Pradesh which had inspired the great story-teller Rudyard Kipling to write The Jungle Book.
We take you to this rich nature land where you can keep an eye out for bisons, gaze at sambar deer, indulge in bird spotting, get thrilled when you spot a Royal Bengal tiger, watch out for the shy leopard, be amazed at the sight of a jackal and feel fascinated with the diverse flora and immerse in the abundance of other wildlife treasures.
Under Trailblazers expert guidance backed by 27 years of experience and impeccable safety standards, you learn, unlearn and witness rich wildlife through safaris and show your family and friends a natural world which they will fall in love with. Beyond this, explore a little pottery village, play wildlife themed games, shop for souvenirs and do much more. So join us for a memorable wildlife activity holiday to Pench.
Day 1: Meet our team at Nagpur airport at the arrivals area by 16 00 hours. After team introduction and completion of Covid 19 related procedures, drive to the resort near Pench National Park( Approximately 100 km). Arrive for dinner. Check in to your rooms and meet up for orientation to the programme.
Day 2: Early morning leave for wildlife safari in the National Park. The forest is mainly made up of teak, interspersed with bamboo trees and other species of shrubs. This forest is home to many endangered species like the Indian wild dog, the wild pig, nilgai, chital and the four-horned antelope. Apart from this, there are also over 200 species of birds. But perhaps the biggest attraction for all are the elusive tigers that can be found in the forest. Keep your eyes peeled for any movement in the forest, you never know what’s around the corner. Drive back to the resort for late breakfast. Relax and freshen up.
Lunch, take your binoculars and cameras and get ready for an afternoon wildlife safari and enjoy the glimpse of pristine untouched forest and spot the various animals like sambar deer, tiger, leopard, jackals, deer, Indian bison and get amazed with the abundance of bird life. Shop for souvenirs. Upon return, play exciting team games followed by dinner.
Day 3: Gather for closing ceremony and group photographs, have breakfast and check out of the resort for your return journey back home. While on the way to airport, visit an interesting village popular for its pottery. Try your hands at sculpting and meet the villagers. Head towards the airport for your return journey back home.
Twin Occupancy – Rs.19500 +5% GST per person on twin occupancy
Triple Occupancy - Rs.18500 +5% GST per person on triple occupancy
Single occupancy - Rs.22500 +5% GST per person on single occupancy
Children below 5 years are free sharing room with parents
Children from 6- 12 years - Rs.14500 +5% GST per person (sharing room with parents)
1- Travel- AC transport from Nagpur airport to Pench and back.
2- Accommodation- Accommodation in luxurious AC rooms with ensuite facilities based on option chosen
3- Food- Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian meals. Jain food at request. Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 3. Depart with packed lunch
4- Wildlife safaris: 2 wildlife safaris in the National Park.(6 people maximum in a Jeep)
5- Entry fees and taxes: Entry fees, guide charges as per the itinerary. Pottery village visit charges
6- Trailblazers Counselors : Trailblazers experienced, first-aid certified Team member from Nagpur to Nagpur. Activities, guided sessions like nature walks, pottery village interaction, bird-watching, wildlife information by Trailblazers during the duration of the programme
1- Travel- Travel from your home city to Nagpur and back
2- Evacuation: Any emergency evacuation or medical expenses.
3- Others: Shopping, porter services, camera & video charges at monuments/museums, entry fees for foreign nationals, tips and any expenses of personal nature and any other expense not mentioned under Price Includes.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:
We genuinely understand your concern when you need to cancel a travel programme booked with Trailblazers due to ill health or any other emergency. In case of cancellations for reasons whatsoever including any natural calamity, the following cancellation and refund policies would apply. This policy is effective from 1 December 2020.
For travel programmes of 3 days and above:
When cancellation is done:
90-60 days before start of the travel programme: 90 % will be electronically refunded or opt for a travel programme voucher for 100% of the travel programme amount. This voucher will be valid for 365 days from the date of opting.
59-30 days before start of the travel programme: 50 % will be electronically refunded or opt for a travel programme voucher for 60% of the travel programme amount. This voucher will be valid for 365 days from the date of opting.
29 -16 days before start of the travel programme: 25 % will be electronically refunded or opt for a travel programme voucher for 30% of the travel programme amount. This voucher will be valid for 365 days from the date of opting.
15 -0 days before start of the travel programme: No refund.
Please note, transportation cancellation/refund is based on the specific rule of the partner organisation. Refund will be calculated on travel programme price excluding transport and applicable taxes.
Procedure for availing refund:
a) Email from participant addressed to Trailblazers with details of name, payment and programme name sent to email@example.com. The date of the email will be considered as the cancellation date and refunds will be calculated accordingly.
b) Applicable refunds shall be initiated through bank transfer within 07 days (excluding public & bank holidays) after receipt of the cancellation email
1-Aadhar card or any other valid identification card issued by Government of India. For foreign nationals, they need to carry their passport.
2-Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, cap/hat and sunglasses
3-Personal medication (if any)
4-Camera- DSLR or semi-professional(at least 30x or above recommended) with additional batteries and storage cards. Lens cleaning cloth.
5-Binoculars- Recommended at least 12x50
6-Earthy and dull coloured (examples- Brown, military green, brick red, warm gray, white long) sleeve t-shirts, comfortable pants, utility jacket, scarf, flat shoes, refillable water bottles. Avoid bright colours since tends to agitate animals when they see it.
7-Personal hand sanitizer and face mask.
• Safety instructions: We follow extensive Standard Operating Procedures for all our programmes. Participants are requested to follow the safety instructions given by the organising team at regular intervals during the programme.
• Medical history: Participants are required to share their medical details and recent travel history during the registration process. This will help our team to make necessary preparations.
• Safety Policy: There is a Child Protection Policy and a Participant Safety Policy in place to ensure all participants are safe during the programme
• First Aid Kit: A full-fledged first aid kit is always available during the programme. Participants are requested to carry their personal medications.
• Team: The team running our programmes is first aid certified, trained, qualified, experienced and come from diverse educational backgrounds. They ensure your safety while exuding enthusiasm and commitment to deliver a fun travel experience to you.
• Periodic reconnaissance and risk assessments: We conduct reconnaissance of our sites and carry out risk assessments periodically.
• Medical assistance: Nearest medical centres are informed about group arrivals.
COVID 19 RELATED SAFETY:
• Participants will have to follow mandatory social distancing, wear face mask during the day, use hand sanitizers at frequent intervals during the programme.
• Every participant will be screened daily to check their body temperatures, oxygen levels and pulse rate which will remain documented in our records.
• If a participant falls sick, then he/she will be kept under isolation until further medical procedures.
• We urge people in high-risk category (Age 65 years and above and those with chronic diseases) to avoid participating in the programme.
• Participants need to follow respective State Government guidelines regarding Covid 19.
• We urge participants to self-monitor for any symptoms after they arrive at the campsite/resort and report it to the Trailblazers team.
• The campsites and hotels are chosen based on their compliance to Covid-19 safety guidelines laid down by the state administration.
• If any participant contracts Covid-19 within 15 days of completing the programme, then he/she must inform us immediately. This is necessary for us to do contact tracing and take further action.
• Organising team will be screened before departing for the programme.
Frequently Asked Questions-
1-How to reach the resort?
You need to meet us at Nagpur airport on Day 1 at 16 00 hours. The organising team will take you to the resort (Approximately 100 km) in an AC vehicle.
2-Nearest airport and the train station?
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport(Nagpur airport) and Nagpur Junction (Station Code- NGP) are the closest airport and train station respectively
3-What type of food will be served?
We have made provisions to serve you wholesome tasty vegetarian and non-vegetarian food based on your requirement. Jain food will be available upon request. To let us prepare well before the camp, kindly mention your dietary requirements (if any).
4-How will the dietary requirements and food allergies be taken care?
We urge participants to mention them while filling up the online registration form. Our team will work to make the necessary arrangements.
5-Duration of the camp?
The camp is spread across 2 nights and 3 days.
6-What would be the expected weather?
Winter temperatures range from 10 degrees to 32 degrees C and Summer temperatures range from 22 degrees to 40 degrees C.
7-Are the participants required to get Covid 19 tested before the camp?
This is not mandatory. However, participants may wish to voluntarily get tested before joining the camp. Please do check for new updates about the same.
8-Who are permitted to participate in the camp?
Anybody with good fitness levels can participate in this camp.
9-How will the activities be managed across different age groups?
We will have specially designed activities for all age groups. If needed, our team can organise experiential activities for children.
10-What should be the packing list?
Kindly refer to the packing list mentioned under Wildlife Activity Holidays- Pench National Park in our website.
All our stay facilities are planned keeping comfort and safety of the participants. We have carefully selected places of accommodation who are Covid-19 safety compliant and follow safety procedures. Participants will stay in comfortable rooms with ensuite facilities.
12-How will the room sharing be organised?
Prices are based on single, double, triple occupancy. A maximum of three occupants will be allowed to stay in a room where the third occupant will be provided a comfortable mattress. In case the numbers exceed three, then they will be allotted another room.
13-How do we travel to the campsite/resort?
Participants will have to arrange their own transportation to and from Nagpur airport.
14-What are the arrival and departure times?
You can check-in any time after 4 PM on Day 1 and check out after breakfast on Day 4.
15-Can senior citizens participate?
Certainly, they can participate in most of our activities. We will try to engage them as much as possible.
16-How will the children be kept engaged?
As mentioned above, we will keep the children meaningfully engaged through out.
17-How do we prepare for wildlife safari?
To make your wildlife safari experiences more enriching and rewarding, we recommend you to follow the packing list mentioned under Wildlife Activity Holidays-Pench National Park in our website www.trailblazersindia.com. Besides this, please follow the detailed do’s, don’ts and wildlife spotting tips that will be shared by our experts during the camp.
18-What are the payment terms?
Participants who register will have to make first payment INR 14,500/- + INR 725/-(5% GST) = INR 15,225/- through our online portal. Balance amount to be paid within 14 days of transferring the first payment.
19-What are Covid 19 related safety provisions?
Please read the detailed Covid 19 Safety provisions mentioned under the programme listed on our website www.trailblazersindia.com
20-What are general safety provisions
Please read the detailed General Safety provisions mentioned under the programme listed on our website www.trailblazersindia.com
21-What is the registration and payment process?
Participant can fill up online form and make payments through our secured payment gateway (supports all major credit card, debit card, net banking, UPI – PayTM, BHIM, Google Pay, Phone Pe and others with QR code support) on our website www.trailblazersindia.com
22-Leave No Trace policy.
Trailblazers follows a Leave No Trace policy to promote conservation in the outdoors and participants are required to adhere to it. A detailed note would be shared.
23-Trailblazers point of contact.
Contact details of the programme leader will be shared with the participants a week prior to the camp.
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