Rajasthan January 2023 | Craig Travel

Rajasthan January 2023

Deserts, Castles and Palaces
January 30, 2023 to February 18, 2023
20 Days
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CT Rating 3.5 Challenging

3.5 Challenging

Email specialist Sharon Bahadur to discuss your travel plans

India has long fascinated world travellers for its immense diversity. All of the world’s great religions - Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and Christian - live in relative harmony. Untold personal wealth shares the land with abject poverty. Modern industry and commerce contrast with traditional lifestyles that are unchanged from centuries past. Modern transportation contrasts with ox carts and camel trains. This very special journey has been designed to display this diversity, stretching from the capital Delhi, across the plains of Rajasthan to one of the world's most forbidding deserts. A definite highlight in 2023 will be to experience the Desert Festival in Jaisalmer. This journey features a wonderful blend of modern and ancient, deluxe hotels and heritage properties that display the long traditions of Indian hospitality. Stay in a desert camp, sample home cooked food and the cuisine served to Rajasthani royalty. This is a unique opportunity to experience the lifestyles of both rural and urban India and to appreciate the diverse religious cultures that is India. The journey is designed for adventurous travellers, who are willing to accept and to appreciate the cultural differences that they will encounter. The group will be strictly limited to 24 members - be sure to enroll early.

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CT Rating 3.5 Challenging

3.5 Challenging

India offers opportunities to experience different cultures but also requires a special understanding from those willing to experience the unique cultural environment. Travel conditions will be more difficult than most destinations. Sometimes facilities will be limited, and standards will differ from those in Canada. Road traffic and conditions can be relatively chaotic and we will have a number of long travel (coach) days. Air pollution, especially in the area around Delhi, Agra and Jaipur can be bad. Hotels will vary from deluxe to more rustic heritage properties. Food should satisfy Canadian travellers (most meals will be buffets), but some dishes will be spicy. Due to the physical and cultural demands, all members should be in good physical health and capable of handling themselves and their luggage, if needed.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Old Delhi, with its history, forts, and markets plus New Delhi, the planned capital
  • Stay in deluxe hotels as well as heritage properties
  • Enjoy guided walks through Rajasthan's Bazaars
  • Jaisalmer, the jewel of the desert, with its ramparts
  • Overnight in a camp in the Thar Desert
  • Desert Festival in Jaisalmer
  • Jeep Safari in the Thar Desert visiting tribal villages
  • Camel ride among the dunes in the Thar Desert
  • Royal Dinner in Hanwant Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Temple of Ranakpur with 1,444 carved marble pillars
  • Cruise to the Lake Palace on Lake Pichola, Udaipur
  • Dinner with local family in Jaipur
  • Elephant ride to the fortress of Amber Palace
  • The ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Agra, the city of love and the Taj Mahal
  • The magnificent Taj Mahal plus Agra Fort
  • Return economy group airfare between Canada and New Delhi with Air Canada
  • Accommodations in carefully selected deluxe and first class resorts plus heritage hotels as indicated or similar
  • 51 meals included as shown in the itinerary (B - 17 breakfasts, L - 17 lunches, D - 17 dinners)
  • Services of your Canadian tour escort plus a professional English speaking tour guide in India
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • India visa fee for Canadian passport holders
  • Airport transfer in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join Delhi hotel / Leave Delhi hotel)
Ottawa / Montreal
Winnipeg / St. John’s
Regina / Saskatoon / Calgary / Vancouver
Single Supplement

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCEYour health, safety and security are our top priority. Best practices to combat the spread of COVID-19 are ever-evolving. For peace of mind, your deposit for this journey is fully refundable until October 26, 2022.  Learn more...

VACCINATIONS AND TRAVELMost destinations require visitors to be fully vaccinated. To ensure a smooth journey we will be requiring all group members to be fully vaccinated, including booster shots if necessary, at least two weeks prior to departure. COVID-19 tests may also be required for entry and/or departure. This policy is subject to change to meet the evolving travel landscape. Learn more...

Pricing Details

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Refer to inclusive features for details. Land only clients join and leave the group at the hotel in Delhi. Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room. Prices are based on a minimum of 15 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective January 2022. Airfare, air carrier, and prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
Note: Members will require a Visa to visit India. The estimated cost of an e-visa is included for Canadian passport holders. In some instances, individuals will be required to obtain their own Visa (with our assistance).

Preliminary Air Princing: Air carriers around the world are continually adjusting their schedules to meet the need and requirements of the world today. The air inclusive prices listed are estimated (subject to confirmation) and routing is subject to change. Final prices will be advised once flights are confirmed.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $346 to $484 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $207 to $424 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the enrollment form for general information and conditions.

Deposit Amount:
$800 per person
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2022