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National Geographic Journeys: North India Highlights

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Price From: R 15,939.00 pps

8 days, Delhi to Delhi.

The Taj Mahal took 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants 22 years to complete, yet it only takes a single moment to realize how utterly beautiful it is. From strolling in its serene shadows to walking the streets of Delhi with a local young adult in the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project, to spending a night in a traditional village home, these eight days are an incredible introduction to the evocative beauty of India.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEY - greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam!

Booking Details For This National Geographic Tour

  • Price: R 15,939.00 per person sharing
  • Departures: 4th February 2018 and 22nd April 2018
  • Trip Code: AHING
  • Trip Type: Small Group. National Geographic Journeys
     

National Geographic Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Day 2: Delhi/Āgra

Walk through the backstreets of Delhi with a young adult taking part in the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO before an afternoon drive to Agra. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Āgra

Spend the day visiting the highlights of the walled city of Agra including the famed Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Āgra/Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur, visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the village of Abhaneri, which has one of India's deepest and largest stepwells (tank gardens). Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Jaipur

Explore the "Pink City," known also as Jaipur, including the Amber Fort, City Palace, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Listen to a local historian/scholar discuss the spirituality, social fabric, customs and traditions of India. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Jaipur/Sāwarda

Drive to the rural village of Sawarda where we stay in a heritage home. Exploring this traditional village is like stepping back in time. Walk and meet with elders, teachers and elected representatives of the village governing council, called the Panchayat. Topics of discussion include: how urbanization affects village life, information technology and modernization and its benefits and disadvantages, as well as simple village customs and traditions. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Sāwarda/Delhi

Drive back to bustling Delhi. Opt to join the CEO for a group dinner. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Delhi

Depart at any time. Meals included: Breakfast

AVAILABLE EXTRAS - (add when you book)

Jaipur Balloon Ride - R 3,168 pp

Begin your day at dawn, just as the sun starts to rise over the incredible city of Jaipur. As you drift into the sky, enjoy the silence and serenity of the morning, watching as the day starts for the colourfully dressed inhabitants below. From high in the sky, float over ancient forts, exquisite palaces, and lively villages moving with people, and with elephants. Discover you never want to come back down.

8 days, Patna to Kolkata. Tour Code: AHLPF
Validity 04 February 2018 & 22 April 2018 departures
Currency Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Inclusions • Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels
• Walking tour and project visit with a local guide in Delhi
• Tour of Old Delhi including Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni Chowk market, and Gurduwara Sikh temple
• Visit the Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort
• Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri and the Abhaneri step wells
• Explore Jaipur including the Amber Fort, Jaipur City Palace, and Hawa Mahal
• Talk with a local historian and scholar
• Visit the village of Sawarda and overnight in a heritage home
• Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Accommodation in hotels (6 nights), heritage hotel (1 night)
• 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
• Transportation in van, bus, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, walking
• Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
Exclusions • Allow USD190-250 for meals and drinks not included
• International flights and taxes
• Visas, where required
• Drinks and items of personal nature
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