2 Nights 3 Days Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour

The 2 Nights 3 Days Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour in Chitwan National Park is among the best Jungle Safari Tours in Nepal. It’s luxurious, family-friendly, and safe, with plenty of recreational activities. The all-year subtropical humid temperature, lush forest, and countless birds and animal species make it an ideal hub for jungle safari tours. The two eye-stealer animals you’ll see include the endangered one-horned Rhino and Bengal Tiger. Furthermore, the enriched Tharu Culture and cultural show, the mesmerising sunset at Rapti Beach, and numerous other elements make the Chitwan Wildlife Tour an exquisite junket.

Photo of a one horned rhino in Chitwan National Park, captured during Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour
One horned rhino is the most popular and visible animal you’ll see during Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour (Image: Katie Berdan)

Established in 1973 and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, Chitwan National Park was a hunting ground for Royal Families and diplomats. After 1960, with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s establishment and declaration of a national park, they stopped hunting here. And now, the. Chitwan Wildlife Day Tours has been the most popular fashion here, where visitors enjoy wildlife tour packages in various styles.

Chitwan Jungle Safari 2 nights 3 days Tour- Tour Highlights

  • Two days complete jungle safari tour in one of the best wildlife hubs in Nepal, Chitwan National Park.
  • Witnessing the affluent wild animals and birds, including the endangered Bengal Tiger, Leopard, One Horned Rhino, Sloth Bear, Imperial Eagle, Babblers, Florican, and countless other species.
  • Jungle safari tour with an elephant or a jeep ride during the best time of the day to witness maximum wildlife species.
  • Exploration of Tharu communities, their rich culture, traditions, Maithili Art, and the Tharu Cultural Show and Stick Dance in the evening.
  • Birdwatching tour, elephant breeding centre visit, canoeing, and short jungle hike during the evening in the Chitwan National Park.
  • Mesmerising sunset from Rapti River Beach.
  • Luxurious accommodation and meals at the star rated hotels in Sauraha.

2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour Itinerary 

On day two of the Chitwan Wildlife Safari Tour, you'll be doing most of the activities that range from canoeing to birdwatching and jungle safari.

After breakfast, around 7 am, you'll have a canoeing session in Rapti river. Crocodiles, exotic birds, and other mammals come to the Rapti shore to bask in the warm sun.

Around 9 am, you'll visit the Elephant Breeding Center, one of the world's only two elephant breeding centres. As you'll be in the centre in the morning, you'll see almost every elephant and calf.

After quality time at the breeding centre, you'll return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch and some rest, you'll head to Jungle Safari Tour on an elephant ride or jeep ride. The jungle safari tour lets you catch glimpses of one-horned rhinos, bison, antelopes, deer, leopard, sloth bears, and countless bird species. And if you're lucky enough, you'll get the rare sight of the Bengal Tiger during the safari. The elephant rider (Mahut) will guide your jungle safari tour.

Not only animals but you'll also see the towering subtropical tree species in Chitwan National Park. Elephant bathing is also an entertaining activity of the day you'll encounter.

You'll be at Rapti River beach for sunset viewing in the evening. There are many restaurants at Rapti beach where you can grab some cold beverages and watch the sunset to the fullest.

After sunset, you'll return to the hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation.

Our Chitwan Wildlife Tour comes to an end on the 3rd day. Our handpicked itineraries are for everyone who joins the trip. But, if you want to extend your Chitwan stay and want to explore the national park for a few more days, we'll be much happier to serve you.

There are various activities you can do in extra days in Chitwan. You can go further deep into the national park, stay some days birdwatching, tour lakes inside the park, and explore Tharu villages. If you didn't see a tiger on the jungle safari tour, you can go a few more times in the coming days and see the tiger firsthand.

You can also go fishing and do fieldwork with these locals. There are tons of activities in Sauraha for which you can extend your stay and make it worth it.

If you want to return to your following destinations or want to do trekking, we'll arrange every trek and tour for you.

Activities during Chitwan Jungle Safari 2 nights 3 days Tour

Whether on a honeymoon, with family and friends, or with solo visitors, the Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour offers expansive recreational choices. Jeep safari rides, elephant rides, canoeing, birdwatching, and visits to elephant breeding centres are popular day activities here.

Here are some details on what we offer you during the Chitwan Jungle Safari 2 nights 3 days tour.

Chitwan Wildlife Tour by Elephant ride

Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour is well-known for spotting the one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger. For this, an elephant ride in the Chitwan National Park forest is a popular and most liked way of jungle safari. You’ll cruise on an elephant for a few hours in the forest.

An elephant accommodates four visitors, one experienced wildlife tour guide, and the elephant rider.
The elephant safari tour begins in the morning from Sauraha. During the tour, you’ll enjoy the serenity of the lush forest. You’ll spot towering plants, birds, butterflies, antelopes, crocodiles, one-horned rhinos, sloth bears, etc.

If you’re lucky, you’ll see Bengal Tiger hiding/sleeping in the bushes on the day of the tour. Also, you may see a leopard in the national park while touring on the elephant.

Once you complete the elephant ride, you’ll get picked up on a jeep and transferred to the hotel for lunch.

Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour in Jeep

Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour in Jeep is another excellent way to tour the national park. Unlike a short elephant safari, a jeep safari tour comes in two styles. One is a four-hour group safari tour; the other is a whole-day private jeep safari tour with a wildlife tour guide. Also, a jeep accommodates more people rather than four on the elephant. Hence, a jeep safari tour is best for families and friends in groups.

Canoe Ride in Rapti River

Rapti River flows east to west through Chitwan National Park. The crocodile sun basks on the banks of this river that flows from Sauraha. A canoe ride on Rapti is a great way to witness these reptiles basking motionlessly on the banks.

Apart from the reptiles, the migratory birds also spend most of their Autumn and Spring days on the banks of this river. Canoeing on Rapti River offers glimpses of such exotic birds and different mammals.

Tharu Village Tour and Cultural Show

Tharu people are the ethnic group of Chitwan National Park. Their lifestyle has mostly stayed the same, and they still adopt the traditional way of life. As a visitor to Tharu villages in Chitwan, you’ll learn more about this tribe.

The most apparent are their daily lifestyle, attires, wall paintings, etc.

A Tharu museum in the heart of Sauraha is another must-visit place. It gives insight into the close relationship between nature and the Tharu people living here for centuries.

Your Chitwan Jungle Safari 2 nights 3 days tour includes Tharu Cultural Show participation in the evening. This cultural show takes an hour in a Tharu theatre in Sauraha. The Tharu artist performs various dances and rituals; Peacock Dance, Fire Dance, and the Stick dance act are among the best. All these performances are in their ethical languages.

Elephant Breeding Center Tour

There are only two elephant breeding centres worldwideOne among the two is in Sauraha, Khorsor, inside Chitwan National Park. And during your Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour, you’ll visit this breeding centre. As most visitors do, to make the breeding centre’s visit accessible, you’ll accommodate the hotel close to the breeding centre.

Elephant breeding center in Chitwan National Park in Sauraha
Visit to Elephant Breeding Center in Chitwan National Park (Image: Unsplash)

More than 52 elephants, including babies and adults, are in the breeding centre. The National Park Patrol uses most adult elephants from the breeding centres.

You’ll visit the breeding centre after lunch. Usually, this centre is open for visitors for two shifts, morning and daytime. In the morning, it remains open from 7 am to 10 am in summer and 8 am to 11 am in winter. The day shifts for visitors are available from 3 pm to 4 pm in summer and 2 pm to 4 pm in winter.

Birdwatching Tour

If you’re an avid birdwatcher or want to learn more about exotic and migratory birds, Chitwan National Park is among the best birdwatching hubs in Nepal.

The warm temperature throughout the winter in Chitwan attracts countless migratory birds from the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Alongside migratory birds, the significant number of residents makes Chitwan National Park a must-visit place to watch birds. Hence, the Chitwan Jungle Safari 2 nights 3 days tour can be a birdwatching tour more than just watching wild animals.

Most migratory birds use a few lakes inside the national park as breeding hubs. One of them is Bishajari Lake. Also, you’ll see many birds enjoying sunbathing on Rapti’s shore.

You’ll visit this lake early in the morning with a bird-specialised wildlife guide. You’ll see rare bird species like HornbillFloricanSpotted EagleFlycatcher, etc.

Rapti River sunset view

To beat the humidity of Sauraha, Rapti River Beach is the best place to stop by and chill with a few drinks in the evening. Evening at this place becomes spectacular with sunset. The vibrant sunset view from Rapti River is a show stealer at Sauraha.

You can lay on the chair, sip the drink, and watch the sundown with the jungle in the background and the Rapti river in front. It gives you the actual vibe of Chitwan.

Jungle Walk

Jungle walk on Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour is one of the most daring short hikes. It’s optional. You can stay in the hotel if you’re scared of the jungle walk. However, if you feel like exploring the jungle with a certified jungle tour guide, you can join the hike. It’ll be a short hike of just an hour around the buffer zone and some core areas.

The most common animals you’d see with jungle walks are one-horned rhinos, elephants, Bison, and Sloth bears. You may also visit the Bengal Tiger on rare occasions.

You’ll also climb to some observation towers in the national park to have a wider-angle viewing of the terrain. We’ll provide two certified jungle guides for the walk so you’ll be safe throughout. Also, these guides give you information about the plant species you’ll see during your walk.

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