Travel 2 Touring 18/19

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

INDIA

LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Delhi

3

Agra

1

1

2

2

Jaipur

Ranthambore National Park

Varanasi (Banaras)

2

Jojawar

1

1

Khajuraho

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

2

1

Udaipur

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport • City Walk, Delhi • Recharge: Yoga Class, Khajuraho • Rickshaw tour of Old Delhi • Orientation walk of Varanasi • Sunset and sunrise boat trips on the Ganges River • Tour of the Khajuraho temples • Tours of the Taj Majal and the Red Fort • Visit Ranthambore Fort and The Ganesh Temple • Tour Jaipur and visit Amber Fort LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

SMALL GROUP TOUR

PRICES FROM £1899pp

Day 1: Arrive Delhi Arrive Delhi and transfer to your hotel with ‘Women on Wheels’, a G Adventures-supported project. Piccadily Hotel (2 nights) Day 2: Delhi Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi by G Adventures – supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO including a rickshaw ride through the busy streets, Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), Chandni Chowk local market, and Gurdwara Sikh Temple. (B) Day 3: Delhi – Varanasi Fly to Varanasi, the quintessential Indian holy city. Enjoy a lecture at the Ghats of the Ganges by a research scholar about the river’s significance spiritually, socially, economically and politically. Later, you’ll cruise the sacred Ganges at sunset, enjoy a candle and flower ceremony accompanied by sitar and tabla playing, and observe an evening aarti (prayer) ceremony. (B) Hotel Surya (2 nights) Day 4: Varanasi Rise early for a boat ride along the Ganges to observe the sunrise, as well as the bathing and burial dawn rituals. Later, have breakfast at Open Hand, a vocational training café. G Adventures has partnered with Open Hand to provide dignified and meaningful job opportunities to India’s underprivileged. Take an excursion to Sarnath later in the afternoon, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. (B) Day 5: Varanasi – Khajuraho Fly to Khajuraho and visit the western temples, famed for their erotic sculptures depicting the Kama Sutra. That evening, take a yoga class. (B) Hotel Clarks Khajuraho Day 6: Khajuraho - Agra You’ll start the day’s travel by private bus and then public train, where you’ll meet locals on the way to Agra. (B) Hotel Utkarsh Vilas Day 7: Agra - Ranthambore National Park In the morning, explore the magnificent Taj Mahal and visit the Agra Fort. Later, travel to Ranthambore National Park and take in the magnificent surroundings before heading out on safari the next day. (BD) Pug Mark (2 nights) 15 day Discover India Delhi • Varanasi • Khajuraho • Agra • Ranthambore National Park • Jaipur • Jojawar • Udaipur

Day 8: Ranthambore National Park Explore the park with local naturalists/rangers on 2 private safari drives in search of deer, birds, leopards, monkeys, and if you’re lucky, the elusive tigers. Also, walk with locals through the ruins of the 1,000 year- old Ranthambore Fort and visit the Ganesh Temple. (BD) Day 9: Ranthambore National Park – Jaipur Drive to Jaipur and delve further into India’s history. (B) Hotel Madhuban (2 nights) Day 10: Jaipur Explore Jaipur including the City Palace, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar Observatory and Hawa Mahal. That evening, enjoy a culinary experience with a family in Jaipur, including a local market visit and cooking demonstration and meal in their home. (BD) Day 11: Jaipur – Jojawar Travel to the village of Jojawar and spend the night in a historic heritage hotel. Explore the village and take the opportunity to meet with locals who provide insight into rural life in India. Opt to take a rural train safari through the Aravali Hill ranges. (BD) Hotel Rawla Jojawar Day 12: Jojawar – Udaipur Travel to Udaipur and take an orientation walk and boat ride on Lake Pichola. (B) Hilltop Palace (2 nights) Day 13: Udaipur Explore the City including a visit to the City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India and the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. (B) Day 14: Udaipur – Delhi Fly to Delhi for the final evening with the option to enjoy a farewell dinner. (B) Piccadily Hotel Day 15: Depart Delhi Your day is at leisure until it is time to make your own way to the airport. (B)

J ourneys E xclusives • Ganges River Talk, Varanasi • Family Culinary Experience, Jaipur

TOUR DETAILS

£1899 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 14 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 14 breakfasts, 4 dinners • Services of an experienced Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and local guides • Touring by minibus, train, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, boat, plane and walking • Sightseeing and touring as specified DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 6, 20, 27; Feb 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr 7, 14, 21; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1, 8, 15 , 22, 29

TOUR STYLE: National Geographic Journeys

GROUP SIZE: 16 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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