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India - Ride The Romantic Desert in India - Greaves India (10 days)

Greaves Tours LLC India

New Delhi, India To New Delhi, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 15 Mar 2020

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
New Delhi, India
The Lodhi None

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

On arrival in Delhi, transfer to The Lodhi Hotel for a 2-night stay.

Overnight at hotel

Day 2
New Delhi, India
The Lodhi Breakfast

DAY 2: DELHI

Enjoy breakfast with school children along with a tour of their school. After, walk through the streets of the inner city of Paharganj and the New Delhi railway station area accompanied by your trained guide of The Salaam Baalak Trust. These spirited youngsters will take you on a tour while sharing with you the journey of their lives. Spend the afternoon sight seeing of New Delhi and Old Delhi including a rick shaw ride.

Overnight at hotel

Day 3
Delhi, India
Jodhpur, India
Mihir Garh Hotel Breakfast

DAY 3: DELHI - JODHPUR - MIHIR GARH

Fly to Jodhpur, and transfer by road to your boutique hotel, Mihir Garh located in the desert wilderness and your home for a 2-night stay. Mihir Garh, made of wattle, mud and wood, blends understated luxury with a rustic and sumptuous earthy elegance.

Overnight at hotel

Day 4
Jodhpur, India
Mihir Garh Hotel Breakfast

DAY 4: MIHIR GARH

Ride through the desert on indigenous Marwari horses that were once the pride of Rajput warriors. After an al fresco breakfast, return by jeep to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Evening explore the colourful villages of Rajasthan by jeep, stopping along the way to walk and visit with locals.

Overnight at hotel

Day 5
Jodhpur, India
Jaisalmer, India
The Serai Breakfast

DAY 5: MIHIR GARH - JAISALMER

Drive to the heart of the Thar Desert arriving the city of Jaisalmer and The Serai, your luxury desert camp and spa for a 2-night stay. Late afternoon take a camel ride to explore private dunes of the Mulana Sand Dunes.

Overnight at hotel

Day 6
Jaisalmer, India
The Serai Breakfast

DAY 6: JAISALMER

Morning sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer including the fort and exquisite Jain Temples, Salim Singh Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli. Spend the afternoon with the architect of Jaisalmer in Jeopardy (JIJ) Trust exploring the recent and future project sites and restoration work being done by JIJ.

Overnight at hotel

Day 7
Jodhpur, India
Jaisalmer, India
Umaid Bhawan Palace Breakfast

DAY 7: JAISALMER - JODHPUR

Morning drive brings you to Jodhpur, set in the stark landscape of India's Thar Desert, and your palace hotel Umaid Bhawan Palace for a 2-night stay. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before this evening's private viewing of Mehrangarh Fort including the museum with the curator.

Overnight at hotel

Day 8
Jodhpur, India
Umaid Bhawan Palace Breakfast

DAY 8: JODHPUR

Morning sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including local markets and Jaswant Thada. Watch a private game of polo at the first class grass polo grounds of Jodhpur.

Overnight at hotel

Day 9
Jodhpur, India
New Delhi, India
The Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel Breakfast

DAY 9: JODHPUR - DELHI (GURGAON)

Spend the morning relaxing at your hotel. Afternoon flight to Delhi where on arrival, transfer to The Leela Kempinski Hotel Gurgaon.

Day 10
New Delhi, India
None None

DAY 10: DEPART DELHI

Depart Delhi this morning for onward destination

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Explore the Thar Desert by horse-back, camel, jeep or walking and visit the colourful, remote villages of Rajasthan. This tour begins in Delhi and travels to Mihir Garh perched dramatically on the edge of the desert, and then into the heart of the desert in Jaisalmer and onwards to Jodhpur. Private tours of sustainable projects in Delhi and Jaisalmer provide an in-depth perspective, while a game of polo and private tour of the fort and museum await in Jodhpur. New boutique hotels and luxury-tented camps provide comfortable respite after a days experiences in this less-explored area of India. The call of the desert is strong and waiting, the time is now to begin your journey.

About Us

Complex and dazzling, the Indian subcontinent is a place where destination knowledge is paramount. With our help, travelling will be effortless and exciting. Greaves provides expert advice, tailor made itineraries and on-the-ground support. Greaves Travel employ a large network of dedicated tour specialists all of whom have extensive knowledge of the land, culture and language. Each itinerary is meticulously planned incorporating enchanting hotels and luxurious travel to ensure the discerning individual the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the excitement, splendour and magic that is the fascinating Subcontinent.

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Terms & Conditions

Deposit Policy: Deposit payable at the time of booking is 25% of the Tour Cost. Domestic Airfare which may not be refundable, is due in conjunction with the deposit at the time you sign and submit the booking form. If the reservation is made within 90 days of departure the full amount is due.

Final Payment Policy: Balance of the tour price is due 90 days before departure. If a booking is made within 90 days of travel, full payment of the tour is required at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy For Land Tours:

Should it become necessary to cancel your itinerary at any time after it has been confirmed, the following cancellation fees will apply.

  • 90 days before travel: Total cost of deposit and domestic airfare
  • 60-89 days: 50% cancellation fees
  • 45-59 days: 75% cancellation fees
  • 01-44 days: 100% cancellation fees

Special cancellation terms may apply during festive periods.

Please note: Due to advanced deposit conditions imposed by some hotels, airlines, wildlife resorts and services, we may require a higher non-refundable deposit on certain itineraries. Special cancellation terms and fees may also apply. Our staff will inform you at the time of booking.

We cannot make sightseeing or transportation reservations without arranging the services of our representatives and hotel bookings.

Visas and Travelers Insurance: It is the passengers own responsibility to obtain travelers insurance, visa/permits and other documentation required for travel. For Bhutan, Greaves obtains the travel permit for our clients. Travel insurance is highly recommended for travelers.

Payment Options: We accept American Express, Master Card, VISA, travel agency checks and wire transfers. Payments are processed within the United States in US dollars.

Prices: All prices quoted at time of proposal are subject to change until time of booking. A final tour price is given at the time of confirmation of the booking of hotels and travel services. Individual and itemized contract rates are not disclosed.

Inclusions & Exclusions: Services included and excluded vary from tour to tour, and will be advised at the initial proposal itinerary and throughout the booking process.



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By: Debby


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2014

very attentive and always following up and there for every part of the multiple part trip. Excellent accomodations and service 
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham
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Awful

By: liliherz


Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

In sum,they work with the over 60 crowd & my trip fell short on many, many levels wasting not only money but my time.  Traveling 7-9 hrs by car to sight see for 3 hrs at the destination, in total, & spending 2 nights there!  As explained to me by the local contact, "we provide you with time to relax & enjoy the hotel."  1) if the hotels were nice/clean/decent I wouldn't mind relaxing after a long, hard day of touring, exploring. I did not travel around the world to relax in a hotel.  I don't understand how this company stays in business & has won the awards it claims.  I enjoyed 1/2 the guides.Luckily the driver was great since I spent most of my time with him.  To sum it up, I was highly suspicious of the itinerary pre-departure, and they were confirmed during my travels with unsolicited comments on it by various hotel staff and other locals who reviewed it.  Awful, just awful. Will be contacting AMEX-platinum member, to see what I can do.
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Excellent trip planner

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2016

Lena planned our family trip to India on the Mumbai Express. When health issues forced my husband and I to cancel our trip, Lena got all the documents together for me to submit to our insurance company. Our son and daughter in law did take the trip and they loved it! Lena even called the tour operator to get them upgraded to our suite. Lena took it upon herself to call the airline and get our non-refundable tickets refunded! To me an excellent travel agent can not only create the perfect trip but will also be there for you when things fall apart.
Travel Advisor:  Lena Brown

Would use again.

By: Snowman


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

They were punctual and very professional. We did not appreciate the side trip to the marble processing shop. This not only took away valuable time in our day but also was left feeling we had to purchase something we had no interest in. That left us with a “sour taste “ . No where in our itinerary was this mentioned.

India

By: Freddy🛳🕌


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017

They were amazing. Great buses. Awesome tour guides.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

India, Nepal & Bhutan

By: Lensing


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

We were very pleased with all aspects of the work done by Greaves. Their onsite representatives were excellent. They were always on time and had quality suggestions. The guides and drivers were very good in all aspects. I would definitely be pleased to suggest to friends that Greaves is high quality.
Travel Advisor:  Laila Smith

India # 2

By: India #2


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

This was the second time we used Greaves. They were very helpful ( Rose, at the Chicago Office ) in helping us obtain our e-visas. We Really liked our driver Das, who stayed with us the whole trip - we would highly recommend him. Two of our guides were just so-so...Our guide in Kochin - was not that interested in going out of his way or showing his " passion " for his hometown. Our guide in Mumbai - was also not great - we thought she made a poor choice selecting a lunch restaurant and seemed to be more worried about herself. However, we had been to Mumbai before so we knew a lot and had free time the next day to do what we wanted. Our guide in the Tea Estates - Matthew was terrific!
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg

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By: sueashe@aol.com


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2018

They where fabablous Every thing first class
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch