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DESCRIPTION

Enter the country of a thousand and one nights to explore the wonders of Rajasthan, its cities, treasures, palaces and fortresses. From the desert’s dunes to the valley of the Ganges, this trip is also decorated with authentic experiences in bazaars, markets and villages, allowing you to enjoy the Indian lifestyle.

YOUR ITINERARY

This exclusive coach tour is offered in 13 days / 35 meals


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Day 1: Delhi
Arrival in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. (Dinner)

Day 2 : Delhi - Jaipur (275 km)
Morning sightseeing of New Delhi starts with a panoramic tour of Government buildings, President Palace, India Gate and a visit to Qutab Minar. Afternoon drive to Jaipur and check-in.
(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 3: Jaipur - Amber - Jaipur
Morning drive to Amber, visit Amber Fort by Jeep. Visit Old Palace: the temple of Kali, the state rooms and the Mughal garden. In the afternoon, visit the old pink city: City Palace which is still home to the Maharaja, the observatory and the pink sandstone facade of the famous Palace of Winds. In the evening enjoy a rickshaw ride to explore the local market, followed by a Bollywood cinema visit. Tonight enjoy a tandoori dinner with folk dances. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 4: Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner (378 km)
Depart for Bikaner and stop en route to visit the Shekhawati region, known for its decorated havelis with colourful frescoes, showcasing the rich past of the village. After lunch, continue to Bikaner and check in to your hotel. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 5: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (333 km)
In the morning, visit Bikaner: Junagarh Fort, the citadel of the sixteenth century palanquins. Then set off on a tuk-tuk ride in the bazaar and walk through the old town. In the afternoon, drive to Jaisalmer, caravan city in the Thar Desert. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 6: Jaisalmer - Dhechu (135 km)
This morning, visit Jaisalmer Fort and the Jain temples, the old town and the bazaar, a former residence of traders. In the afternoon, drive to Dhechu and check in to your camp. At sunset, enjoy a camel ride on desert dunes followed by a dinner with folk dances. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 7: Dhechu - Jodhpur - Jojawar (260 km)
Enjoy a Jeep safari to explore local villages and observe rural life. Then drive to Jodhpur, known as the Blue City. In the afternoon, visit the Mehrangarh palace-fortress that dominates the city. Walk in the Old City around Clock Tower. Continue the drive to Jojawar. Check in to your hotel. In the evening, sit down to a special Marwari dinner and meet the royal family of Jojawar (subject to availability). (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 8: Jojawar - Ranakpur - Udaipur (150 km)
After breakfast, go for a stroll in the village and experience local life. Later, drive to Udaipur, the most romantic city of Rajasthan. Stop en route to visit the Ranakpur Jain temples. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 9: Udaipur - Kishangarh (310 km)
Enjoy a morning boat ride on Lake Pichola (subject to water levels) and a city tour of Udaipur, known as the “Venice of the East”. Visit City Palace and the Jagdish Temple. In the afternoon, drive to Kishangarh and check in to your hotel. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 10: Kishangarh - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (340 km)
Early morning departure for Agra. On the way, visit Fathepur Sikri, a beautiful city built in 1571 by Emperor Akbar that was abandoned ten years later due to lack of water. Then visit the palace of red sandstone and the beautiful mosque. In the afternoon, continue to Agra. Visit the famous white-marble Taj Mahal, a symbol of eternal love. Evening check-in to your hotel.(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 11: Agra - Delhi (210 km)
Departure for Delhi. Check in to your hotel. Evening South Indian cuisine dinner and optional Bollywood musical show ($). (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 12: Delhi
Morning visit of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, drive past Red Fort and visit the Raj Ghat, where Gandhi was cremated. In the afternoon, you’ll have free time to explore on your own in the Connaught Place area. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 13: Delhi
Transfer to the airport. (Breakfast)

ACCOMMODATION (or similar)

  • 3 nights in Delhi : Holiday Inn 4*
  • 2 nights in Jaipur : The Lalit Traveller 4*
  • 1 night in Bikaner : Laxmi Niwas Palace 4*
  • 1 night in Jaisalmer : Fort Rajwada 4*
  • 1 night in Decchu : Camp Thar Oasis 3*
  • 1 night in Jojawar : Ravla Jojawar (Heritage) 3*
  • 1 night in Udaipur : Radisson Blu 4*
  • 1 night in Kishangargh : Country Inn and Suites 3*
  • 1 night in Agra : Clarks Shiraz 4*
 

DEPARTURES

2016: January 16* ; February 20 ; March 10* ; April 2* ; September 24* ; October 22* ; November 12* ; December 3*.

*Guaranteed departures

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Transfers
  • Meals specified as part of the package
  • Tours, admission fees, services of a guide, car rental, excursions and cruises specified in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

  • Roundtrip flight
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees for certain countries
  • Drinks during meals (packages)
  • Meals not included in the program
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses

MEALS INCLUDED

  • 11 buffet breakfast and 1 breakfast
  • 11 lunch
  • 12 dinners including a tandoori dinner, a dinner with folk danses, a Marwari dinner and a south indian cuisine dinner
 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Qutub Minar in Delhi, the ruins of Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal in Agra, Amber Fort and Jaiselmer
  • Overnight in a camp in the Thar Desert
  • Romantic city of Udaipur, boat ride on Lake Pichola and discovery of “Venice of the East”
  • Tuk-tuk, boat and rickshaw rides, and a camel ride across desert dunes
  • Traditional meals and show
 

REMARKS

  • Optional excursions are available throughout your coach tour (details and prices upon request).
  • Minimum 2 persons.
  • Maximum 20 persons.
  • Book it fast, the seats are limited.
  • Extended tour also available ($). Extension Varanasi(details and prices upon request).
  • Accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is subject to change.
  • Certain countries require a visa, ask your travel agent for details.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Renovations are in process at the Taj Mahal situated in Agra, India.

Dates: September 2015 until  December 2016.
Where: Restorations of the minarets, one at a time, as well as the mud cleaning treatment of the building.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this situation may cause you during your stay.

ERRATUM BROCHURE 2015-2016

Please take note of the following change in our 2015-2016 brochure.

September 30, 2015:
 
There is no March 12, 2016 departure, in fact it's the March 10, 2016.