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Essential India (travel in Apr - Sep 2020)

Price: R 18,359.00

15 days, Delhi round-trip.

From the intricate saris of Rajasthan to the beautiful symmetry of the Taj Mahal, this compact journey is a photographer's delight and the perfect introduction to India. You'll float past the ghats on the Ganges River to encounter the spiritual heart of Hinduism in Varanasi and get off the beaten path exploring carved stepwells and quaint temples in rural villages. With the perfect combination of included activities and free time to explore the nation's rich heritage, you're sure to be caught up in India's incredible tapestry of life.

Booking Details for this Small Group Adventure Tour

Selected departures: Prices per person sharing from:
Between April - September 2020 R 18,359.00 pps
  • Trip type: Small Group
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Trip code: (Classic)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi

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

Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Women on Wheels Transfer | Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group.

Day 2: Delhi

Enjoy a youth-led morning walk through Delhi by G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, visit Old Delhi, explore the markets, and visit Jama Masjid and Connaught Place.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment City Walk.

Day 3: Delhi/Jaipur

Arrive in Jaipur and explore this gorgeous 'pink city'.

Day 4: Jaipur

Stop and take a photo of the 'Palace of the Winds' and wander the organized streets of the 'Pink City'. Later, enjoy a visit to the Amber Fort, famous for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

Day 5: Jaipur/Dhula Village

Travel to Dhula Village and get a closer look at rural life in Rajasthan during a cycling excursion. Tonight opt to relax by the fire and take in the starry night sky.

Meals included: Dinner.

Day 6: Dhula Village/Āgra

Stop by the impressive Abhaneri stepwell en route to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 7: Āgra

Visit the famous Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort.

Day 8: Āgra/Alīpura

Travel to Alipura and stay in a heritage property in the village.

Day 9: Alīpura

Enjoy a day trip to Khajuraho to visit the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, India's largest group of medieval temples, known for their kama sutra statues.

Day 10: Alīpura/Orchha

Visit Orchha, a quiet rural town along the banks of the Betwa River and enjoy a puja ceremony. Visit a unique paper-making plant en route, set up to assist tribal women from the area.

Day 11: Orchha/Varanasi

Visit the Orchha Palace complex and enjoy free time before the overnight train to Varanasi.

Day 12: Varanasi

Take an orientation walk through the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. Marvel at the ghats from the River Ganges as you enjoy boat trips at sunrise and sunset.

Day 13: Varanasi

Watch the sunrise from a boat along the Ganges. Enjoy free time in this holy city.

Day 14: Varanasi/Delhi

Soak up some free time this morning and explore the city. Later, cut out the travel time with a flight back to Delhi.

Day 15: Delhi

Depart at any time.


Validity Select departures between April - September 2020.
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Operator G Adventures
Tour Identifier/s AHEH
Inclusions • Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
• Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi
• Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
• Old Delhi walk with stops at the Jama Masjid, Gurduwara, Chandni Chowk, and Connaught Place
• Amber Fort tour
• Rajasthani rural village stay
• Village cycling excursion
• Abhaneri stepwells visit
• Taj Mahal and I’timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) entrance
• Agra Fort entrance and guided tour
• Orchha Palace complex visit
• Western Temple complex entrance and guided visit
• Ganges River boat trip at sunrise and sunset, including candle flower ceremony
• Internal flight
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Accommodations: Hotels (11 nts), comfortable tented camp (2 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).
• Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner.
• Transportation: Train, local bus, private vehicle, auto-rickshaw, camel cart, small riverboat, plane.
• Staff & experts: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Pre-& post accommodation.
• Travel Insurance.
• Drinks and items of personal nature.
• Allow USD345-450 for meals not included.
T's & C's • Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation.
• Final Payment: This is due 60 days prior. For bookings made eight weeks or less before the date of departure, the whole contract price is payable at the time of booking. Note that failure to remit payment on due date could involve passengers in cancellation of their reservations and forfeiture of deposit.
• Cancellation: Any cancellation by passengers must be made in writing and acknowledged by G Adventures in writing. Charges will be determined by date on which the cancellation is received by G Adventures.
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