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“Warning” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Narayani River

Narayani River
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$485.00*
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3-Night Chitwan National Park Safari from Kathmandu
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Twin Cities
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Warning”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

The canoes used for the river excursion are unstable and very uncomfortable. We saw 15-20 crocodiles during the canoe ride so it was far from relaxing. Our personal tour guide (not the Chitwan guide) told us his canoe had been attacked in his last ride and he would not go with us. Once on land, we were told that a rhino had killed a guide last month when it charged a group of tourists. The Chitwan guide also told us that the park had rouge elephants that had charged and killed people in the past. We saw a rhino but it was eating peacefully. However, our group was charged by a young, male elephant. Nobody got hurt during our excursion, but you should be forewarned that this trip is potentially dangerous. The guides have only a stick with them and your are told to hide behind a tree if your are charged. Finally, the hour-long trip back to the starting point is long and arduous. Wear pants because the brush is thick.

Visited October 2013
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Citrus Heights, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Adventure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

I had a great time on the dugout boat. It is not the most stable but that just makes it more fun. We saw lots of birds, croc's and a rhino that was blocking our way. We had to get off the boat and travel along the bank. That shortened our ride but it was still all good. When I went to the elephant bath, I thought I was going to help give the elephants a bath. I didn't realize that I was going to get drenched by the elephant!!! Best photo ever!!!!

Visited May 2013
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Raining Seasons”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

It's raining seasons so not to clean river in June and July months. we are kindly request all visitor's ,please take wearing goods for raining season.

Visited July 2013
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

It was so great to see! We had a fun time and we glad that made a right choice. If we did not do elephant riding, while we were there, we would probably never do in our life. Thank you !

Visited July 2013
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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“nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

when i was there for boating was fantestic i love it and i am request to all for the boating and elephant bath here for imaging

Visited October 2012
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