Rajasthan October 2019 | Craig Travel

Rajasthan October 2019

Rajasthan
Deserts, Castles and Palaces
October 26, 2019 to November 14, 2019
20 Days
Meals:
51
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging

3.5 Challenging

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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 2019 will be the time spent attending the Pushkar Camel Fair and visiting the Taj Mahal, with an evening full moon experience. 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. Group will be strictly limited to 28 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 in 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
  • Jeep Safari in Samsara visiting tribal villages
  • Camel ride amongst the dunes in the Thar Desert
  • Royal Dinner in Hanwant Mahal, Jodhpur
  • Temple of Ranakpur with its 1,444 carved marble pillars
  • Cruise to the Lake Palace on Lake Pichola, Udaipur
  • Pushkar Camel Fair and religious festival
  • 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 at full moon 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

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join / Leave Delhi)
$4,895
Toronto
$6,295
Ottawa / Montreal
$6,395
Halifax
$6,495
Winnipeg / St. John’s
$6,595
Regina / Saskatoon
$6,695
Edmonton / Calgary / Vancouver
$6,665
Victoria
$6,695
Single Supplement
$1,995

Pricing Details

Prices are based on a minimum of 15 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective December 2018. Airfare, air carrier, and prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.  Note: Members will require a Visa to visit India. Cost of the Visa is included for Canadian passport holders. In some instances, individuals will be required to obtain their own Visa (with our assistance).  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 $388 to $525 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $232 to $477 pp plus applicable taxes.  This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions.  Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to terms and conditions for more details.  

Deposit Amount:
$600
Final Payment Date:
Monday, August 19, 2019

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