This journey along the Brahmaputra takes you through Assam, the biggest of India’s stunning and anthropologically rich Northeast States. Lying along the length of the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam (also known as Ahom, from the dynasty that gave the region its name) is notable for its wildlife, its distinctive cuisine, a rich artistic heritage with its own dance forms and a plethora of magnificent Hindu temples.
Journey along the Brahmaputra River on your own private boat, flanked by gold-green rice fields and tea estates on either side, the blue mountains of Arunachal in the north and the rugged, lush highlands of Meghalaya and Nagaland to the south. After the tour there is the option to continue to Kohima in Nagaland and learn more about its tribal cultures and the Battle of Kohima during WW2. Throughout the cruise, John and Susi Richardson will give talks relating to the history of the region.
Professor John Richardson is Emeritus Defence Professor of Primary Care and General Practice. He has led study tours worldwide and was a medical escort to parties of veterans on journeys of remembrance for the Royal British Legion. He has also run many history of medicine battlefield tours. He has visited 80 countries and worked in 41 of them as a doctor. John has previously led tours for Jon Baines to China, Central Asia, India, Turkey, Central America, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Namibia, Ethiopia, Indo-China and Burma. He has also given lectures and led on cruises.
Susi Richardson has travelled widely across the world either as an expedition nurse, or as a nurse on war grave pilgrimages for the Royal British Legion, co-tour leader for Jon Baines Tours, or accompanying her husband on his British Army medical officer postings. Five generations of her Shakespear family served in India on her grandmother’s side, and three generations of Cooke family on her grandfather’s side, covering almost continuously two hundred years of the history of British India in a variety of roles and occupations. Susi has led a number of tours to India, in Vietnam and on cruises.
Extension in Kohima
Ground only cost: $5,642 per person sharing