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National Geographic Journey: North India Highlights

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Price: R 15,819.00

8 days, Delhi roundtrip.

The Taj Mahal took 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants 22 years to complete, yet it only takes a moment to recognize its utter beauty. Whether strolling in its serene shadows or walking the streets of Delhi, feel the evocative allure of northern India on an eight-day journey. Learn about the G Adventures-supported City Walk project, spend the night in a traditional village home, and explore the “Pink City” of Jaipur with a local historian.

National Geographic Journeys - greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam!

Booking Details For This Small Group Adventure

Selected departure dates in periods: Prices per person sharing from:
  • April 2020
  • September - October 2020
R 15,819.00 pps
  • Trip type: Small Group
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Trip code: AHING (National Geographic Journeys)
     

Tour Itinerary for this National Geographic Journey

DAY 1: DELHI

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.
Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Women on Wheels Transfer

DAY 2: DELHI/ĀGRA

Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi with G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO before an afternoon drive to Agra.
Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good City Walk
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.
Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Meet a Local Historian
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.
Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Local Village Immersion
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
 

Tour Inclusions

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet a Local Historian, Jaipur
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Village Immersion, Sāwarda
  • G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • G Adventures for Good: City Walk, 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
     
Validity Various departures in periods April 2020 and September - October 2020.
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers AHING (National Geographic Journeys)
Inclusions • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
• Accommodations: Hotels (6 nts), heritage hotel (1 nt)
• Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
• Transportation: Van, bus, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, walking.
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Drinks and tips on board
• Anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD190-250 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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