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Delhi Jaipur Udaipur Agra Jodhpur Pushkar Ranthambore Varanasi Khajuraho Orchha Ajmer

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Expect the unexpected with a trip to India: a vast country of incredible landscapes, rich traditions and deep spirituality. See the imposing forts, wild tigers and ornate temples of Rajasthan, discover the spiritual heart of Varanasi and marvel at iconic monuments like the grand Taj Mahal. Experience this dream destination in comfort, savour unforgettable cuisine and immerse yourself in…

 

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Itineraries

Day 1

Destination Home - Delhi

Destination Home  Delhi Meals included Hotel 5  Radisson Blu Hotel Paschim Vihar, or similar Today, board your international flight to India’s capital Delhi! Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport and be met by our representative who will assist by transferring you to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a welcome briefing session with the tour manager. Please note: Some flights may depart the day before. Check in: Passengers will be arriving at various times throughout the day from as early as 6am through to late evening. If arriving prior to standard check-in time, which is generally 3pm local time, you are welcome to leave your luggage with hotel reception and explore your surroundings until check-in becomes available, as there are generally no scheduled activities on Day 1 of the itinerary. The hotel may grant early check-in, however this is strictly subject to availability and at the hotel’s discretion.

Day 14

Destination Jodphur - Udaipur

Destination Jodphur  Udaipur Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  The Ananta Udaipur, or similar Today, continue the journey driving to Udaipur. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Udaipur was founded in the mid16th century and became the capital of Mewar. The rulers of Mewar, who belonged to the Sisodia clan of Rajputs, have traced their dynasty back to the year 566. Fiercely independent, they refused matrimonial alliances with the Mughal emperors and took great pride in their reputation as the prime defenders of Rajput honour. Visit Ranakpur Jain temple. Often regarded as poetry on marble, this 15th century Jain temple honouring Adinath is a work of architectural genius. The delicate marble carvings boast an enormous degree of skill and intricacy. Another interesting aspect about the temple is its play of shadow and light on the nearly 1,500 pillars, each of which proudly display a different motif.

Day 3

Destination Delhi - Varanasi

Destination Delhi  Varanasi Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 5  Overnight sleeper train, Shiv Ganga Express, or similar After breakfast we’ll check out of the hotel and visit Dilli Haat, a vast marketplace boasting a diverse treasure trove of crafts, food and culture. Spread over six acres, these stores showcase the richness of Indian culture with local wares, traditional clothes and handicrafts from all states. In the evening, you’ll be transferred to the railway station to board your overnight train to Varanasi, India’s spiritual centre. At 18:55, you’ll board the Shiv Ganga Express and travel in air-conditioned second class. We’ll provide a packed dinner to enjoy on the train. Alternative option: Fly to Varanasi Customers wishing to fly to Varanasi instead of getting the train can opt to upgrade to a domestic flight. This option includes return airport transfers, one-way domestic flight from Delhi to Varanasi and 1 night extra accommodation in Varanasi at the Clarks Varanasi Hotel. Please note: As your guide will be accompanying the passengers travelling by train, this upgrade will be unguided however assistance will be provided by local representatives to and from the airport and your tour guide will rejoin you on day 4.

Day 4

Destination Varanasi

Destination Varanasi Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  Clarks Varanasi, or similar You’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll have room access to freshen up before exploring the oldest and most spiritual city in India. Varanasi is an important Hindu pilgrimage site. A walking tour of the old city takes you through narrow laneways packed with stalls and shops, past the dhobi wallahs, burning ghats, and the endless temples that echo with bells and the pungent aroma of incense. Witness pilgrims performing ancient bathing rituals and ceremonies as your first day in this sacred city comes to an end. Visit the local ghats (steps leading down to the river), to witness an aarti ceremony. Taking its name from the Sanskrit word for homage and devotion, this surreal Hindu worship takes place every evening on the banks of the Ganges River. Small diva (candle-lit lamps decorated with flowers) are floated down the river as an offering to the Goddess Ganga, accompanied by a chorus of chanting hymns, drums and temple bells.

Day 5

Destination Varanasi - Khajuraho

Destination Varanasi  Khajuraho Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  Ramada Khajuraho, or similar Our day starts early with a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges, the holiest of India’s rivers. Hindus consider the Ganges so sacred that a dip in its waters can rid you of past sins. As you sail along, watch the light gradually illuminate the many ghats and temples along the river. Later, return to the hotel for breakfast before heading to the airport to board an afternoon flight to Khajuraho. On arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Khajuraho’s remote location saved its stunning 1,000-year-old temples – infamous for their explicit carvings depicting the entire Kama Sutra – from destruction by foreign invaders. We’ll take a tour of these temples, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6

Destination Khajuraho - Orchha

Destination Khajuraho  Orchha Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  Orchha Palace, or similar This morning we’ll leave Khajuraho and journey towards Orchha, approximately a five-hour drive. Originally a hunting area on the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha became the capital of the Bundela Rajas, with an inordinate number of temples and palaces for a town of this size. See the Jahangir Mahal (Orchha Palace), a massive palace built by Bir Singh Dev in the 17th century to honour his friend Jahangir, the great Mughal ruler. This grand three-storey structure is a stunning example of Mughal architecture. In the evening we’ll experience an evening puja ceremony at the Ram Raja Temple.

Day 7

Destination Orchha - Ranthambore

Destination Orchha  Ranthambore Meals included Breakfast, Dinner Hotel 5  The Sher Garh Resort, or similar After breakfast, it’s about a seven-hour drive to Ranthambore. After we check into the hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to relax in these lush surrounds. Ranthambore National Park, a former royal hunting ground, is renowned for its population of Royal Bengal tigers, India’s national animal. It’s also home to the majestic 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, towering high on a hill overlooking the entire park.

Day 8

Destination Ranthambore

Destination Ranthambore Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hotel 5  The Sher Garh Resort, or similar Get ready for adventure, as we embark on a morning jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park in an open-roofed Jeep. As well as its famed tigers, the park is also home to leopards, marsh crocodiles, sloth bears and Indian peafowl. Please note: Ranthambore National Park is closed from July to September each year. During these times, we will instead visit the surrounding buffer zones, where more tigers have been found in recent years. OPTIONAL TOUR -AFTERNOON JUNGLE SAFARI IN RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Traverse these incredible landscapes in Rajasthan’s premier national park on an afternoon jungle safari. In a shared open-roofed Jeep, keep your eyes peeled for the captivating, diverse wildlife that call this park home.

Day 9

Destination Ranthambore - Agra

Destination Ranthambore  Agra Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  Crystal Sarovar Premiere, or similar After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll leave Ranthambore and head to Agra, home to the treasured Taj Mahal. We’ll visit this flawless architectural creation, the Monument of Love, at sunset. This beloved icon of India, with its perfect symmetry and intricate marble etchings, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and took 20,000 workers to complete over two decades. The white marble was quarried 200 miles away and transported by a fleet of 1,000 elephants. A romantic light at this time of day casts a mesmerising glow over this stunning sight.

Day 10

Destination Agra - Jaipur

Destination Agra  Jaipur Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  Indana Palace Jaipur, or similar After breakfast at the hotel, we depart Agra and head to Jaipur, arriving in the ‘Pink City’ in the afternoon. Check-in on arrival with the remainder of the day at leisure. OPTIONAL TOUR -FATEHPUR SIKRI Wandering the ‘ghost city’ of Fatehpur Sikri is to go back five centuries in time to the height of the Mughal Empire. This monumental walled city was built by the third emperor Akbar the Great as his capital, but it was abandoned within a few years of completion due to a lack of water. Today, it is a remarkably well-preserved collection of red sandstone palaces, pavilions and mosques. The buildings here present a unique blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, and include the Panch Mahal, the Buland Darwaza and the Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti, which speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughals.

Day 11

Destination Jaipur

Destination Jaipur Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  Indana Palace Jaipur, or similar After enjoying breakfast at the hotel we head out for a tour of the Amber Fort. Located on a spur overlooking a lake, Amber Fort’s robust, time-ravaged walls appear imposing from the outside but they hide an interior packed with beautifully decorated palaces and temples, and landscaped gardens. Be dazzled by the Sheesh Mahal, a room with its four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces. Return to the old city to visit the City Palace and the beautiful palaces within, such as the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal and the intricately decorated Peacock Gate. We’ll then make a stop at the spellbinding Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds and the city’s renowned bazaars: Johari (famous for its jewels and saris), Tripolia (bronzes, sculptures and lacquerware), Bapu (perfumes and textiles), and Chandpole (pottery and bracelets).

Day 12

Destination Jaipur - Jodhpur

Destination Jaipur  Jodhpur Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  Indana Palace Jodhpur, or similar This morning we drive to Jodhpur, second-largest city in Rajasthan and gateway to the Thar Desert in the Marwar region. The old city, originally founded in the mid-15th century is familiarly known as the Blue City due to its blue-painted buildings and rooftops, and is surrounded by a 10-kilometre-long wall that dates from the 16th century. Perched high above the city, the massive Mehrangarh Fort and the red sandstone palaces within the fort form one of the most impressive architectural complexes in Rajasthan. One of the largest forts in India, Mehrangarh is the pride of Jodhpur.

Day 13

Destination Jodhpur

Destination Jodhpur Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  Indana Palace Jodhpur, or similar After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Jodhpur starting from Mehrangarh Fort. The main palaces that make up the fort are Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Takht Vilas and Jhanki Mahal. The fort’s museum displays a rich collection of old royal palanquins, arms, paintings, costumes, and more. There are also a number of galleries and temples inside the fort. We’ll also visit the stunning Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. This white marble memorial is adorned with exquisite carvings and intricate detail. Built like a temple, the Thada is a testament to the skill of Jodhpuri sculptors.

Day 15

Destination Udaipur

Destination Udaipur Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  The Ananta Udaipur, or similar This morning, visit the Jagdish Temple, a large Hindu temple in the middle of the city. The temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, was built in 1651. Then visit Saheliyon Ki Bari, the garden of maidens, built in the mid-18th century. Stroll by the pools dotted with elegant kiosks, flowerbeds, lawns, fountains, along with an array of trees that make this garden worth visiting. Continue to Fateh Sagar Lake, an artificial lake was originally built around the year 1680. Later, explore the grand City Palace, a fusion of medieval European and Chinese architecture. This marble monument is situated on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola. The palace’s numerous balconies, towers and cupolas provide a fantastic view of the lake and the city below. OPTIONAL TOUR -CRUISE ON LAKE PICHOLA Enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Lake Pichola. With its main attractions being the two palaces on the islands in the lake, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, the spectacular views from the lake are sure to impress. Jag Niwas, known as the Lake Palace, was once the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and is now a 5-star hotel.

Day 17

Destination Udaipur - Pushkar

Destination Udaipur  Pushkar Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  Ananta Spa & Resort, or similar After breakfast, we continue to Pushkar. The village of Pushkar lies on the edge of the Thar Desert and located at its heart is one of India's most sacred lakes, Pushkar Lake. Apart from its religious significance, Pushkar is known for its camel fair held every year in the festival month of Kartik (October and November). Being a religious town, alcohol and non-vegetarian food are taboo. You’re free at leisure in the evening, perhaps take a walk to admire the beautiful Pushkar Lake and colourful Pushkar market. DAY 17 Destination Pushkar  Ajmer  Delhi Meals included Breakfast Hotel 5  Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport, or similar Today visit the temple of Lord Brahma, surrounded by Pushkar Lake. Witness devotees dip into the holy waters and offer prayers on the banks of the lake. Visit the Pushkar fair site and later, transfer to the Ajmer railway station to board the Shatabdi Express for Delhi. Forget what you have seen on social media. Long distance train travel in India is air-conditioned, reserved seating and civilised. Enjoy the journey as the countryside zips past out the window. Upon arrival at Delhi railway station in the evening, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 18

Destination Delhi - Home

Destination Delhi  Home Meals included Breakfast Hotel N/A At the appropriate time, you will be picked up and transferred to Delhi International Airport to board your onward flight. Check out: Passengers will be departing at various times throughout the day. Standard hotel check-out times will apply no matter what time your flight is scheduled to depart. Check-out time is generally anywhere from 10am-12pm. You are welcome to leave your luggage at hotel reception and spend your final moments of free time exploring the area or, alternatively, please speak with hotel staff if you would like to extend your check-out time. Please note this service is subject to availability and will likely come at an additional cost. Your tour guide (or hotel staff) will confirm the time of your airport transfer with you directly.

Day 19

Destination - Home

Destination  Home Meals included Hotel N/A Arrive home today. We hope you've been inspired.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Return
international Economy airfares with full-service airline

Internal
flight from Varanasi to Khajuraho in Economy with local carrier

Arrival
and departure transfers with guide assistance

16
nights in 5-star accommodation

1
overnight air-conditioned sleeper train from Delhi to Varanasi (option to fly)

All
Transportation -rail, bus and internal flight

Meals: Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 4 dinners as per itinerary

Group
size: 10 to 30 people

1
English speaking tour leader – Will accompany the group throughout

All
accommodation as listed

All
entrance fees to the sites listed (except optionals)

All
activities listed in the itinerary unless a paid optional

Comfortable, dedicated private transportation throughout

24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support Agent

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SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

Delhi
– Walk through the famous bazaars of Old Delhi and Jama Masjid, India’s largest Mosque

Delhi
– Visit Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation

Varanasi
– Witness a sacred aarti ceremony along the banks of the Ganges

Varanasi
– Take a walking tour of the old city and rise early to cruise along the Ganges, the holiest of India’s rivers

Khajuraho
– Explore this stunning 1000-year-old temple complex

Orccha
– See the grand Jahangir Mahal, a stunning example of Mughal architecture

Ranthambore
– Go on safari to spot the king of the jungle, India’s incredible Royal Bengal tiger

Agra
– Admire the iconic Taj Mahal as the sun sets on the almighty ‘Monument of Love’

Jaipur
– Visit the City Palace complex, covering almost one-seventh part of the city and learn about the Peacock Gate

Jaipur
– Explore the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort

Jodhpur
– Visit one of the largest forts in India, Mehrangarh Fort, an impressive architectural complex situated on a steep hill

Jodhpur
– Also visit the stunning Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II

Udaipur
– Visit Jain temple Ranakpur Jain, and Hindu temple Jagdish, in this former capital of the kingdom of Mewar

Udaipur
– Visit City Palace, one of the biggest palaces in Rajasthan, set on the banks of Pichola Lake

Pushkar
– Enjoy free time to take a stroll and admire beautiful Pushkar Lake and the colourful Pushkar market

Pushkar
– Witness devotees dip into the holy waters and offer prayers on the banks of Pushkar Lake

You will travel by overnight sleeper train from Delhi to Varanasi onboard the Shiv Ganga Express, in 2nd Class Air-conditioned sleeper (approx. 12 hours). Cabins are 4 berth and shared
between other group members. Shiv Ganga Express is a civilised modern sleeper train and one of best ways to experience local Indian life.
For useful information on the journey, please click HERE.
You will also travel by train from Pushkar to Delhi, in Air-conditioned Car Class/2nd Class (approx. 7-8 hours).
Varanasi Flight Upgrade
You have the option to fly from Delhi to Varanasi, giving you an extra night in Varanasi. Includes:

One
way flight with a local carrier including checked baggage

Airport
transfers in Delhi and Varanasi with a local guide

1-night accommodation including breakfast in Varanasi
Cost per person -AUD $454
Please note: If selecting this option your tour guide will meet you in Varanasi the following day when the rest of the group arrives by train. The flight between Delhi and Varanasi will be unescorted.
This option needs to be requested at time of booking, and can be purchased prior to making your payment.
Fine Print

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HOW TO BOOK & PAYMENTS Deposit & Payments

Book
now and secure your package with only a $100 deposit per person.

Pay
a 2nd instalment of $1,700 per person within 28 days.

You
will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure.

Booking Process

Select
the purple ‘Reserve Your Seat’ tab to begin your booking (you must ‘Sign Up’ first by entering your email and creating a password)

Then
select the purple ‘Book now’ tab of the tour you have selected

Select
your Departure Date, Departure City, Number of Passengers, Room Configuration, any Upgrade Options, and enter any Special Requests

Click
the purple ‘Proceed to Secure Checkout’ tab

Enter
your credit card or PayPal details to secure your deposit/payment. You may also pay via BPAY (not available within 70 days of departure)

Once
your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a Booking Form so that we can fulfil your booking

Your
booking is confirmed once your Booking Form is submitted and you can begin the countdown to your Inspiring Vacation!

You
will then be allocated and contacted by one of our Dedicated Support Agent’s (within 48 hours) who will support you right up until you return from your journey

FLIGHTS, UPGRADES & EXTENSIONS
Airfare Information

Full-service airline used will be either China Southern, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Air India, or similar.

Flights
are not direct and include a maximum of two connections

Domestic
one-way flight from Varanasi to Khajuraho in Economy with local carrier

If
you would like to travel with a preferred airline, please ensure you mention this in the special request field. Please note that appropriate fare and tax difference will be applicable in order to confirm your request.

Adelaide
guests will incur an airfare surcharge of $275

All
tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.

Despite
the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at

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all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.

Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable; any changes will be subject to the airline
rules and change fees

Full
names as per passport (including all middle names) are required

Any
airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control

Any
airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating are at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)

Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades

Premium
Economy upgrade available from an additional $2,000 per person (subject to availability).

Business
Class upgrade available from an additional $3,000 per person (subject to availability).

Please specify this as a ‘Special Request’ when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.
Land Only discount
A reduction of $800 per person applies if you wish to arrange your own airfares and transfers. To purchase a land-only fare, please select this option in the booking process under ‘Departure City’.
Please note, if you are not arriving or departing as per the group itinerary, airport transfers are also no longer included. If you would like us to arrange this service for you, please refer to the ‘Extra services’ section for pricing.
Internal flight from Varanasi to Khajuraho still included if choosing Land Only.
Extending Your Stay
Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay pre-and/or post-tour or including a stopover in another destination. If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:
1.
Once you have logged in to your account, click on ‘Book Now’ and complete the required fields until you reach the ‘Special Requests’ free text field.

2.
Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and/or preferred airline. Be

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EXTRA SERVICES
sure to mention if you would like us to also quote additional nights’ accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
3. After finalising your purchase by processing your deposit payment, please proceed to submit your booking form with all traveller details. Your booking will then be assigned to your Dedicated Support Agent who will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.
By choosing to extend your stay, please note that a supplement of $150 per person, plus applicable fare and tax differences will apply. We will contact you via email with a quote and proposed flight itinerary, and then proceed with collecting the additional payment required to
confirm your request. You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour, or booking a tour extension. On this tour you can choose from the following options:
Airport chauffeur
Take the hassle out of getting to the airport with private chauffeur transfers to and from your home airport. Your personal chauffeur will meet and greet you, attend to your luggage and drive you to your destination in a luxury vehicle.

Within
30km of airport: $139 per vehicle (max 2 guests)

Outside
30km of airport: You may add this option to your booking and the final price will be adjusted based on the transfer distance.

Additional surcharges may apply depending on pick-up time, tolls and government levies.
Airport Chauffeur can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add this service, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance.
Airport lounges
Escape busy airport terminals and relax at a cosy and catered lounge instead. Departure lounge access in Sydney $70 per person (up to 6 hours); Melbourne & Brisbane $55 per person (up to 3 hours).
Airport lounge passes can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add this service, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance.

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Pre and post-tour accommodation

Pre-tour accommodation (Delhi): $196 per room per night for double/twin/single including breakfast and transfer

Post-tour accommodation (Delhi): $239 per room per night for double/twin/single including breakfast and transfer
Arrival and departure airport shuttle transfers (deviating from group flights forfeits your group airport transfers)

Arrival/Departure Transfer (Delhi): $54 per vehicle per direction
Please note, the transfers are not private and you may be grouped with other Inspiring Vacations customers.
Please specify in the ‘Special Request’ field when making your purchase your preferred travel arrangements and if you would like our team to book additional nights’ accommodation and/or airport transfers. The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability. Alternatively, you may purchase 1 pre or post-night accommodation + transfers, at time of booking.

EXCLUSIONS

Visas
(if applicable)

Travel
insurance (compulsory) Tipping

Anything
not mentioned in the itinerary

Optional
activities

Personal
expenses

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OPTIONAL TOURS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities:

Afternoon
Jungle Safari (Day 8) -$46 per person

Fatehpur
Sikri (Day 10) -$25 per person

Lake
Pichola Cruise (Day 15) -$25 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online (no later than 130 days prior to departure) or speaking with your Dedicated Support Agent for assistance.
Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 65 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.
Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.
As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.
This particular tour is categorised as a “3”:
3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a

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moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.
Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour you will be asked to provide tipping to your guide towards a ‘kitty’, which is then used towards the guide tipping for the services of helpers, hotel staff, restaurants and airport porterage. We recommend AUD$3 per person, per day, to be paid in local currency. Please note that this tipping is not for the guide or driver, merely for the guide to tip the services of other local workers during your tour. While not made compulsory, if you choose not to contribute to the kitty it means that the guide is tipping for these services out of their own pocket. Your cooperation in this instance is most appreciated.
Further, tipping for your guide and driver will be collected at the conclusion of their services. To remove the uncertainty and stress of not knowing how much is appropriate to tip we recommend AUD$6-10 per person per day for your guide and AUD$3-5 per person per day for your driver to be paid in local currency. The amount you wish to contribute is dependent on the services received and at the complete discretion of the guest. Thank you for your understanding.
Any other tipping, such as tips for camera and video fees, bathroom attendants or hotel porters that are taking luggage to your room, is at your discretion as are gratuities for additional requested special services. We encourage passengers to have a supply of small denominations of local currency to distribute for personal tipping.
Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.
Single Supplement
Single supplement is $2099 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.
Triple Share
Not available.

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Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.
We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply by clicking HERE <BR>to arrange your policy.
Visa & Passport information
It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your intended date of return.
An e-visa is required for entry into India. You will be able to obtain your E-visa when you have your tour documents indicating your date of entry into India, approximately 120 days prior to departure.
You can visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/Registration to purchase your visa online. The cost is US$80 per person. We can assist you over the phone as best as possible, however cannot submit the application on your behalf.
Please note, the ETA is limited to 60 days validity from the date of arrival.
Please note that the information provided is subject to change at any time. For the most upto-date information, we recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au <BR>
Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.
Group Size
10-30 people
Trip Style -Group Tour
Unparalleled value for money is the name of the game. These tours tick all the boxes with loads of inclusions: sightseeing highlights, quality accommodation, transfers, private transportation, breakfasts and some meals. You will be travelling with up to 40 Inspiring Vacations guests and the tour will be escorted by an expert, local tour leader.
Children
Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are

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charged the same price as adults.
Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent inflight and is subject to change, depending on the flight schedule. Please refer to the day-by-day itinerary for the time spent in your destination(s).
WHAT CLIMATE TO EXPECT
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You will travel with Emirates (Qantas, Etihad, Qatar, Malaysian, South African Airways, China Southern or similar if unavailable)

Most flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).

All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage. Despite the airline's baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.

Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable.

1. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
2. Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
3. Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
4. Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades Premium Economy - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm.
5. Business Class upgrade available - call us on 1300 874 764 to confirm (subject to availability).

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay pre- and/or post-tour. If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

1. Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts after signing up, until you reach the 'Notes' field
2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

A general level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. The itinerary includes ample free time and you will not be impacted by stairs and uneven terrain. Where coach transportation is included, you will be required to get on and off the coach or plane with ease.

20 kilos checked baggage per person
7 kilos of hand luggage.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email contactus@tripmia.com.auphone to confirm (subject to availability).

This package allows you to avoid paying a single supplement by booking as a Paired Solo Traveller. Please indicate in the 'Notes field for the special requirement at the time of booking during the purchase by sending us Call us on 1300 874 764 / WhatsApp 0490 192 224 / Email contactus@tripmia.com.auphone to confirm (subject to availability).

Regardless of whether an accompanying solo traveller is found, you are guaranteed to travel at no additional cost. Solo travellers are matched only on the basis of gender and not on other factors such as age, nationality, religion or sexuality. We kindly ask that you disclose any requirements, medical or otherwise, that might disturb your matched traveller’s sleep (e.g. sleep apnoea or a CPAP machine).

Unfortunately, with this in mind and in the interest of other travellers, we request that you proceed with your own private room with the resulting single supplement. Should a second solo traveller not be available, you are nonetheless guaranteed to travel at no extra cost and you will be placed into a single, twin share or double room by yourself. Your tour group may include multiple solo travellers who may or may not be paired. No changes will be permitted to any pairing arrangements.

Note that for some portions of some itineraries, the group sizes will vary. Some packages may operate on groups as small as 2 people and therefore, there may be time spent travelling only with your paired traveller. Should a package require a minimum number of 2 travellers and you are not paired, your booking may be cancelled.

You will be introduced to your matched solo traveller at the beginning of your itinerary and your personal details will not be shared as per our Privacy Policy. Should there be any dissatisfaction with your matched traveller, unfortunately, we are unable to make any changes to your room arrangements or offer any refund. Tripmia Travels and Tours takes no responsibility for and will not be held liable for any dissatisfaction with the matched traveller or for their actions.

All departures remain strictly subject to availability and may sell out prior to your tentative booking being confirmed, in which case the fee will be refunded in full. All other booking terms apply.

The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Visas
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Tipping
Optional activities
Personal expenses
Shore excursions
Transfers
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 - 90 days prior to travel.

Your group size can be from 10-30 people

Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are at the same price as adults.

[Average] [Above Average] [Excellent] [Superior] [Athlete]

While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Tripmia Travels and Tours customers. As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times, you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available. This particular tour is categorised as a “Superior":

Superior – Active Tour: A very good level of fitness and mobility is required for you to enjoy all aspects of the itinerary, as this is considered a fast-paced tour. While there is some free time scheduled either in the morning or afternoon, there are many full days of sightseeing with minimal rest and some early starts. You will be required to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and participate in all scheduled sightseeing that may be conducted on uneven ground and terrain. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your intended date of return.

Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter the European Union for a stay up to 90 days.
Some countries require e-visa . You will be able to obtain your E-visa when you have your tour documents indicating your date of entry into a country, approximately 120 days prior to departure.

Please note, the ETA has limited to 60 days validity from the date of arrival. We can assist you over the phone as best as possible, however additional fee of $300 will be charged if you want us to submit an application on your behalf.

Please note that the information provided is subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date information, we recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx.

A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour, you will be asked to provide tipping to your guide towards a ‘kitty’, which is then used towards the guide tipping for the services of helpers, hotel staff, restaurants and airport porterage. We recommend AUD$3 per person, per day, to be paid in local currency. Please note that this tipping is not for the guide or driver, merely for the guide to tip the services of other local workers during your tour. While not made compulsory, if you choose not to contribute to the kitty it means that the guide is tipping for these services out of their own pocket. Your cooperation in this instance is most appreciated.

Further, tips for your guide and driver will be collected at the conclusion of their services. To remove the uncertainty and stress of not knowing how much is appropriate to tip we recommend AUD$6-10 per person per day for your guide and AUD$3-5 per person per day for your driver to be paid in local currency. The amount you wish to contribute is dependent on the services received and at the complete discretion of the guest. Thank you for your understanding.

Any other tipping, such as tips for the camera and video fees, bathroom attendants or hotel porters that are taking luggage to your room, is at your discretion as are gratuities for additional requested special services. We encourage passengers to have a supply of small denominations of local currency to distribute for personal tipping.

Please note that all Tours and Packages are subject to availability and all prices are set. Any booking valued at or less than $1,000 must be paid in full amount after booking is made. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Credit Card Fee

The following Card Fees apply:

Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card - 1.76% fee applies.

American Express (Amex) - 2.8% fee applies.

For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

PAYMENT BY CHEQUE

Please note that cheque payments require about 5 business days to process. If you are paying by this method you will need to make the payment at least 5 business days prior to the actual due date. You agree not to stop payment of the cheque even when you cancel a booking. You agree that we may apply the proceeds of the cheque to satisfy any liability you have to us, including any liability in respect of cancellation fees, before refunding the balances to you.

DEPOSIT

Receipt of Deposit

By sending a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

- All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen group tour as per the itinerary outlined in the Tours.

- All persons travelling on a Fully Independent Tour are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen itinerary.

- All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

- All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or affects their ability to participate in any portion of the tour.

Balance of Payment

Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:

- For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

- For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. No voucher will be issued until final payment is received in our office. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected. An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your trip or cause your trip to be cancelled. Insurance protects passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency. We have partnered with Covermore to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. All Cover-More travel insurance policy holders have access to 24-hour emergency assistance. Read the Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement Essentials & Travelsure before deciding to buy our travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply by clicking https://www.tripmia.com.au/travel-insurance to arrange your policy.

Please Note:

“Limits, sub‐limits, conditions and exclusions apply. Insurance administered by Cover‐More Insurance Services Pty Ltd (ABN 95 003 114 145, AFSL 241713) and issued by Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Any advice is general advice only. Please consider your financial situation, needs and objectives and read the Combined FSG/PDS before deciding to buy this insurance.”

Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages Large Group Tours & School Tours
(More than 16 people)
65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit
90 days or more before departure -loss of deposit
64‐40 days before departure – 45%
89‐79 days before departure – 55%
39‐31 days before departure – 75%
78‐61 days before departure – 85%
Within 30 days of departure – 100%
Within 60 days of departure – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
Any ’no show’ – 100%
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

Airlines

Please refer to the airlines cancellation policies.

Cancellation by Tripmia Travel and Tours

For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.

If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.

If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tripmia Travel and Tours will refund all monies prior to departure.

Cancellation by Third Party Travel Provider

If the Third Part Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them. Please check with your consultant before cancelling or amending a Travel Product in these circumstances as some Third Party Travel Providers may charge cancellation fees up to 100% of the Travel Product’s prices as per their terms and conditions.

AGENCY
We act as an agent for, and sell various travel related products as agent on behalf of, numerous transports, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, coach, rail and cruise line operators, as well as all of our wholesalers. Our obligation to you is to make travel bookings as your agent on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers.

We have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by these service providers. Your legal rights in connection with the provision of travel services are against the specific provider and, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part, are not against us. Specifically, if for any reason any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted; your rights are against that provider and not against us.

Tripmia Travel and Tours (herewith called the Company) acts as a co‐ordinator for all persons taking these tours in the making of all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing and hotel accommodation. The Company does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant or any other supplier of services. All vouchers and tickets issued are subjected to the terms and conditions specified by the supplier and all services are subjected to the laws of the country where the services are provided.

Unforeseeable circumstances such as force majeure, adverse weather, flight rescheduling, hotel overbooking and faults with transportation or road conditions may also have an effect on the tour itinerary after the commencement date. Any decision made in respect of tour services by independent suppliers/operators or airlines to re-route or amend the itinerary due to any of the above or similar circumstances is at the discretion of the tour service provider and Tripmia Travel and Tours shall not be liable for any claim whatsoever arising from such events. We strongly urge all customers to undertake a high level of personal responsibility in order to ensure that possessions, equipment and personal documents are closely monitored and protected at all times. We also strongly advise all customers to purchase appropriate travel insurance to protect you from financial loss and personal injuries in the event of an emergency.

You acknowledge and agree that there are inherent risks involved in participating in the tour, including without limitation possible contact with native flora/fauna, local residents, unforeseen events and travel in remote locations.

By making a booking, you agree to accept all risks associated with the tour. You agree to unconditionally release us from, all liability, including without limitation in contract and in tort, for any cause or action, including any injury, damage, loss, cost, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly as a result of the inherent risks associated with the tour, or any force majeure events or other events which are beyond our control, including but not limited to war, civil disobedience, terrorism, insurrection, accident, explosion, sickness, fire, floods, severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government, alteration or cancellation of scheduled air services, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action.

If we or our service providers are affected in any way by a force majeure event, we may in our discretion vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour as we consider necessary, without incurring any liability to you.

Each service provider is responsible for the part of the tour it conducts. Service providers are not our agents or employees and are not under our direct control. We therefore do not warrant the performance of any service provider. We do not accept, and you release us from, all liability for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses, including without limitation any property damage or personal injury, that you may suffer which arises out of any act or omission of a service provider or operator who provides services in connection with your tour. Any claim that you may have in relation to a service provider should be raised directly with that service provider.

You are responsible for any injury, loss, damage, costs or expenses arising through your own fault. You agree to indemnify us against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, expenses and costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and whether incurred by or awarded against us) as a result of, or arising in relation to, whether directly or indirectly, your participation in the tour or any act or omission by you in relation to the tour.

To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability in contract, or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over which we have no direct control.

Under circumstances where our liability cannot be excluded and where liability may be lawfully limited, such liability is limited to the remedies required of us under applicable law (including the Australian Consumer Law). This liability clause is subject to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you may have under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

The information provided is subject to change and may be affected by unforeseen events outside the control of Tripmia Travel and Tours. Where changes to your itinerary or bookings occur, appropriate advice or instructions will be sent to your email address.

Call 1300 874 764 WhatsApp 0490 192 224 Email contactus@tripmia.com.au www.tripmia.com.au

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Pricing Name Start End Group (Min-Max) Pax Price
  • Order
    Tuesday
    September 1, 2020
    19 days
    Saturday
    September 19, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $4,098.00 /Person

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    Tuesday
    October 13, 2020
    19 days
    Saturday
    October 31, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $4,098.00 /Person

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  • Order
    Tuesday
    November 24, 2020
    19 days
    Saturday
    December 12, 2020
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) $4,098.00 /Person

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