Trip Type: By Land
Group Size: Up to 24 guests
Price: Starting at $5,887 DOUBLE / $7,382 SINGLE (Price includes airfare from Boston, New York, or Washington, DC)
Activity Level: Moderately Active. Requires 1-3 miles of walking throughout each day, some days can be very long. Please note that road conditions in India are poor. There are several lengthy coach rides which involve bumpy unpaved roads – particularly following monsoon season. Dusty roads and air pollution in India can make breathing difficult for those with respiratory issues. You should be in good health to enjoy this trip to the fullest.
Begin the tour exploring both Old Delhi and New Delhi. Continue to the “pink city” of Jaipur and enjoy a home-hosted dinner with a Rajasthan family. Spend two nights at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve and search for elusive Bengal tigers and other wildlife. Travel to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Witness Hindu pilgrims performing their rituals on the Ganges River in Varanasi.
- Enjoy a home-hosted dinner with a local family in legendary Jaipur offering a unique vantage point into the lifestyle of a Rajasthan family.
- Embark on game drives through Ranthambore National Park to search for the elusive Bengal tigers and other wildlife on this land that was once a royal hunting ground.
- Attend a traditional aarti offering ceremony on a cruise along the Ganges River in the holy city of Varanasi.
Schedule by day
- Oct 15: Depart the U.S. for Delhi, India
- Oct 16: Arrive in Delhi
- Oct 17: Delhi
- Oct 18: Delhi
- Oct 19: Delhi / Jaipur
- Oct 20: Jaipur
- Oct 21: Jaipur / Sanganer
- Oct 22: Jaipur / Ranthambore
- Oct 23: Ranthambore
- Oct 24: Ranthambore / Kalakho
- Oct 25: Kalakho / Agra
- Oct 26: Agra
- Oct 27: Agra / Varanasi
- Oct 28: Varanasi / Sarnath
- Oct 29: Varanasi
- Oct 30: Varanasi / Delhi
- Oct 31: Return to the U.S.
- Air inclusive from BOS, JFK or Wash DC: $5,887 ($4,995 air & land inclusive plus $892* airline taxes and fees)
- Land only: $4,695
- Single supplement: $1,495
- 3 nights at Taj Palace, Delhi
- 3 nights at Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
- 2 nights at Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Ranthambore
- 1 night at Dera Village Retreat, Kalakho
- 2 nights at Courtyard Marriott Agra
- 3 nights at Taj Gateway Ganges, Varanasi
- 1 night at Crowne Plaza Gurgaon
Post-Tour Extension in Nepal
October 30 – November 4, 2017
- Per person double occupancy: $1,095
- Single supplement: $295