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Iconic India - 2018

Small group tour
17 days - From US$3815*PP

Explore Delhi's monumental relics and the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra. Experience the humbling spectacle of thousands of devout Hindus bathing in the Ganges. Uncover vibrant Rajasthan, from the royal history of Jaipur, to the thriving bazaar at Jodhpur and the Aravali Hills near Jojawar. Travel by jeep in the wild tiger reserve of Bandhavgarh, marvel at the intricate and erotic art of Khajuraho’s temples, take a countryside train safari and explore romantic white-washed Udaipur.

Inclusions

  • 16 nights hotel accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 2 internal flights
  • 3 jeep safaris
  • 2 train rides
  • 2 boat rides
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • tour leader (based on a minimum 10 passengers)
  • local English-speaking guides
  • porterage and incidental tipping
  • and tour arrival and departure transfers.

Prices and Departures

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DECEMBER 12th
(Tuesday)

End

DECEMBER 28th
(Thursday)

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US$4333*

Single supplement:
US$1573*
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JANUARY 9th
(Tuesday)

End

JANUARY 25th
(Thursday)

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US$3815*

Single supplement:
US$1485*
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JANUARY 30th
(Tuesday)

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FEBRUARY 15th
(Thursday)

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FEBRUARY 13th
(Tuesday)

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MARCH 1st
(Thursday)

Per person from:

US$3815*

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US$1485*
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FEBRUARY 27th
(Tuesday)

End

MARCH 15th
(Thursday)

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MARCH 13th
(Tuesday)

End

MARCH 29th
(Thursday)

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US$1485*
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OCTOBER 9th
(Tuesday)

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OCTOBER 25th
(Thursday)

Per person from:

US$3925*

Single supplement:
US$1470*
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OCTOBER 23rd
(Tuesday)

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NOVEMBER 8th
(Thursday)

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US$3925*

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NOVEMBER 6th
(Tuesday)

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NOVEMBER 22nd
(Thursday)

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US$3925*

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US$1470*
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NOVEMBER 20th
(Tuesday)

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DECEMBER 6th
(Thursday)

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US$3925*

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US$1470*
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DECEMBER 11th
(Tuesday)

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DECEMBER 27th
(Thursday)

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US$3925*

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US$1470*
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JANUARY 8th
(Tuesday)

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JANUARY 24th
(Thursday)

Per person from:

US$4005*

Single supplement:
US$1560*
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JANUARY 22nd
(Tuesday)

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FEBRUARY 7th
(Thursday)

Per person from:

US$4005*

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US$1560*
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FEBRUARY 12th
(Tuesday)

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FEBRUARY 28th
(Thursday)

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US$4005*

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US$1560*
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MARCH 5th
(Tuesday)

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MARCH 21st
(Thursday)

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US$4005*

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US$1560*
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OCTOBER 15th
(Tuesday)

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OCTOBER 31st
(Thursday)

Per person from:

US$4120*

Single supplement:
US$1540*
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OCTOBER 29th
(Tuesday)

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NOVEMBER 14th
(Thursday)

Per person from:

US$4120*

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US$1540*
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NOVEMBER 12th
(Tuesday)

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NOVEMBER 28th
(Thursday)

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DECEMBER 3rd
(Tuesday)

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DECEMBER 19th
(Thursday)

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US$4120*

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Small Group Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, transfer to your hotel, and meet your fellow travelers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: The Suryaa New Delhi (or similar)

Day 2: Delhi City Tour
Discover Delhi’s impressive sites including Humayun’s Tomb and Rajpath. Explore Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk on a bicycle rickshaw before arriving at Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India. Visit a communal kitchen at a Sikh temple and watch volunteers prepare free meals for thousands of devotees who visit the temple daily.

Hotel: The Suryaa New Delhi (or similar)

Day 3: Delhi to Varanasi
Take a short flight to Varanasi and on arrival, drive to Sarnath where more than 2,500-years-ago Buddha gave his first sermon. Continue to Varanasi and explore the vibrant streets. Venture to the ghats located along the Ganges to see priests stage a spectacular aarthi ceremony.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Varanasi (or similar)

Day 4: Varanasi to Khajuraho
Rise early for a misty dawn boat ride on the holy Ganges where thousands of pilgrims bathe and pray. Enjoy a local breakfast snack of chai and fried samosa at a riverside teahouse. Fly to Khajuraho before visiting the elaborately-carved erotic Khajuraho temples.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Khajuraho (or similar)

Day 5: Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh National Park
Enjoy a leisurely morning before embarking on a scenic full day drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. On arrival, enjoy a free afternoon relaxing at the lodge.

Hotel: Kings Lodge (or similar)

Day 6: Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park boasts the highest tiger density in India. Experience some of wild India’s most beautiful landscapes and wildlife scenes on two safaris. With any luck, you might spot a tiger during the game drives.

Hotel: Kings Lodge (or similar)

Day 7: Bandhavgarh National Park to Khajuraho
Enjoy a relaxing morning before driving to Khajuraho.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Khajuraho (or similar)

Day 8: Khajuraho to Orchha
Drive to historic Orchha, a small town on the banks of the Betwa River. Watch a demonstration of north Indian vegetarian cooking before enjoying a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, take a walking tour of Orchha’s atmospheric sites.

Hotel: Amar Mahal (or similar)

Day 9: Orchha to Agra
Walk to Chatturbhuj temple, Orchha’s most imposing place of worship. After lunch, drive to Jhansi to board the express train to Agra, gateway to the Taj Mahal.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Agra (or similar)

Day 10: Agra to Jaipur
See one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the Taj Mahal at dawn. Spend time exploring the Taj Mahal before driving to Jaipur.

Hotel: Alsissar Haveli (or similar)

Day 11: Jaipur City Tour
Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital and one of her most iconic and colorful cities, is affectionately called the ‘Pink City’. After visiting a traditional milk market, admire the façade of the Hawa Mahal. Stop at a local tea shop and sample possibly the best chai in Jaipur. Continue to the impressive Amber Fort, and spend a few hours discovering the beautiful architecture. Enjoy a free afternoon exploring Jaipur at leisure.

Hotel: Alsissar Haveli (or similar)

Day 12: Jaipur to Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur, also known as the ‘Blue City’, where one of India’s mightiest forts dominates the town.

Hotel: Ratan Vilas (or similar)

Day 13: Meherangarh Fort
Visit imposing Meherangarh Fort, an impressive fort located high above the city. Enjoy the magnificent views of the city below before walking down to the city’s colorful bazaar where you have free time to explore.

Hotel: Ratan Vilas (or similar)

Day 14: Jodhpur to Jojawar
Drive to Jojawar and stay in a unique rawla, an historic home that is still run by its owners of many generations. Take a short train ride into the hills. In the evening, enjoy a delicious home-cooked dinner at the rawla.

Hotel: Rawla Jojawar (or similar)

Day 15: Jojawar to Udaipur
Visit a Rebari camel herder camp. Continue the journey to Udaipur stopping en route at Ranakpur. Enjoy free time in Udaipur.

Hotel: Fateh Niwas (or similar)

Day 16: Udaipur City Tour
Begin your exploration of Udaipur with a heritage walk through some of the lively laneways. Continue to the City Palace which offers sweeping views over town and Lake Pichola. Enjoy some free time before a cruise on the lake (water levels permitting) followed by a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Fateh Niwas (or similar)

Day 17: Udaipur
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

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