Travel Best Bets Package Includes:
- Round-trip non stop flights from Vancouver aboard Air Canada
- Meet & greet upon arrival and departure at the airport
- 8 night guided vacation with accommodation
- 10 Meals as per itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
- Private English speaking local guides
- English Speaking Naturalist during the Park Visit in Ranthambore.
- Dinner and interactive cooking session with Indian family in Jaipur
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort/Jaipur (subject to availability)
- 2 Jeep Safari on shared basis at Ranthambore National Park
- Train ticket from Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur railway station
- Tonga (horse carriage) ride during visit of Taj Mahal
- City Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi & New Delhi, including short rickshaw ride
- Entrance fees at all monuments as per program
- Bottled water (2 per person) in car during inter-city transfers
- All transfers at airport and sightseeing excursions in air-conditioned vehicles
- Souvenir gift upon departure
March 23, 2017
Vancouver $2499 + $645 tax
Visa is required.
March 23: Depart Canada
Board your flight to Delhi.
March 25: Delhi – Jaipur (B)
Upon arrival at Delhi (approx. 12:20am), meet your representative and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Aerocity or similar (Note: room is available as soon as you arrive)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur with a stop to visit one of the finest palace in Rajasthan, Samode Palace, nestled among Aravali ranges. Continue the visit to the hand painted Durbar Hall and the breathtaking Sheesh Mahal. Continue to Jaipur.
March 26: Jaipur (B • D)
After breakfast, depart for Amber Fort, a classic Rajastahani Fort Palace. Take an unforgettable Elephant Ride (subject to availability) up to the Fort entrance. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a unique opportunity to visit Indian family in their private home for dinner. Learn how to cook the traditional Mewari food as they charm you with stories of the royal splendor of Pink City over dinner.
Hotel: Hilton Jaipur or similar
March 27: Jaipur – Ranthambore (B)
Visit Maharaja's City Palace and the Jantar Mantar, one of the largest stone and marble crafted observatories. During late afternoon, take a walk inside the Walled City and its bustling markets selling colourful dresses, jewellery, spices, and flowers. At the end of the day, visit a 150 year old private residence, joining the family for a cup of tea and sample Indian snacks. Continue to Ranthambore.
Hotel: Ranthambore Regency or similar (2 nights)
March 28: Ranthambore (B • L • D)
In the early morning, enjoy your first shared Jeep Safari at Ranthambore National Park in search for tigers, leopard, hyena and other mammals. Return to the hotel for breakfast with the remainder of the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, continue on the Safari tour.
March 29: Ranthambore – Bharatpur – Agra (B)
Travel by train to Bharatpur. Upon arrival, drive to Agra. Enroute, visit the deserted 'Ghost City' of Fatehpur Sikri and learn about the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal empire. Continue to Agra and head to Agra Fort, a beautiful fort palace which tells the history of Mughal life in Agra.
Hotel: Radisson BLU Agra Taj East Gate or similar
March 30: Agra – Delhi (B)
At sunrise, depart by Tonga or Horse Carriage until you reach the world famous Taj Mahal and marvel in the architectural masterpiece. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, drive to Delhi.
Hotel: The Suryaa or similar (2 nights)
March 31: Delhi (B)
This morning, see the contrast as you visit Old Delhi. Visit the the Chandni Chowk market and enjoy a rickshaw ride through a maze of crowded lanes which are a quintessential part of any Indian market. Next, visit Jama Masjid or Friday Mosque, India's largest mosque and Raj Ghat a simple and stunning memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. In the afternoon, take a tour of New Delhi. Drive past India Gate, Presidential Palace, Parliament House and Humayun's Tomb. Stop at the Qutab Minar, the tallest minaret of India.
April 1: Return to Canada
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
For more details and to book, contact Travel Best Bets by phone 1-877-523-7823 or email [email protected].
About Claire Newell
Claire Newell is a travel expert, author and a recognized authority on the international travel industry. She is the founder and owner of Travel Best Bets, one of the largest agencies in Canada and the best-selling author of Travel Best Bets – An Insider’s Guide to Taking Your Best Trips, Ever. She has appeared in top broadcast and print media throughout U.S. and Canada over the last 22 years, including Canada’s Global TV network, NBC’s Today Show, Fox & Friends, CNN, and others. Claire also writes regularly for print and online publications including Readers’ Digest, Today’s Parent and more.
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