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Narayani River

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Address: Chitwan National Park 44200, Nepal
06:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Wooden ships on the water :)

We have tried this experience during our departure from chitwan. It was early morning, sun was rising and there was mist everywhere. I was only hearing water sounds and see some... read more

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ernur p
Izmir Province, Turkey
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Izmir Province, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have tried this experience during our departure from chitwan. It was early morning, sun was rising and there was mist everywhere. I was only hearing water sounds and see some lazy crocodile was laying down. From my side it was very good trip on the water and always remember me Jeffery on airplanes song ( wooden ships).. Narayani river... More 

Thank ernur p
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you get in with a small group this is a great trip. Try at all costs not to get in with or even near a group of Chinese tourists. They are so noisey you will not see any wild life.

Thank Leon D
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great experience. We didn't see any of the iconic animals, rhino, bear, tiger etc however saw a great range of wildlfe throughout the several hours in the bush. We had two very good guides with us who tried very hard to look after us and find as much wildlife as possible. One downside was that we had three guides... More 

Thank Tyretalk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Narayani River is the Nepal deepest and one of the biggest river .Narayani river is full of Gharials - who can be seen lazing around on its sandy banks. It is a great place to see sunset.

Thank BKPulami
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably a trip which is better early in the morning before it gets too hot. We arrived a little late and had to wait for an hour until a boat became available. A short walk from Green Park hotel - we got close to the small crocodiles, saw hummingbirds, egrets and monkeys. At the other end we visited... More 

Thank Philip R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip along the river was a real highlight. There are beautiful views and crocodiles to spot along the way. Try to avoid sharing a boat with another group as we had our guide speaking at the front and another guide talking to his guests at the back which made it harder to hear.

Thank KiwiKate55
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this river canoe ride very much. Being in the middle of the jungle is an experience of a lifetime. The river ride was calm and smooth and you're surrounded by wildlife. Our guide, Bhuwan was very informative. This is a must-do.

Thank Will P
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Canoe flow, amazing crocodile impressions were every few meters, you can see watering deer, monkeys on the islet. Fantastic place.

Thank Kama D
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

A great way to see wildlife, birds, mammals and reptiles. A slow paddle down the river to many water birds , including kingfishers and herons.

Thank Charlie-Fans
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The canoe seems small and scary to sit but its relatively safe .The lake is nice and surrounded by vast jungle .Many crocodiles .Literally infested with !!! I kept asking with so many crocs is it safe but they seem to be just at the edges near the shore not really a threat I guess .The serenity of the forest... More 

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