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India - Deserts to Mountains in India - Greaves India (15 days)

Greaves Tours LLC India

Delhi, India To Delhi, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Sep 2019

India - Deserts to Mountains in India - Greaves India (15 days)

Day 8

Gurgaon, India →Leh , India

Day 9

Leh , India

Day 10

Leh , India

Day 11

Leh , India→Nubra Valley, India

Day 12

Nubra Valley, India

Day 13

Leh , India→Nubra Valley, India

Day 14

Leh , India

Day 15

Leh , India→ Delhi, India

Itinerary

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

ARRIVE DELHI

Arrive Delhi International Airport Terminal 3 (Flight details to be advised)

On arrival, transfer to The Lodhi Hotel

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight at hotel

Day 2
Delhi, India
The Lodhi Breakfast

DELHI

Full day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi including a brief cycle rickshaw ride through narrow lanes of Old Delhi

Overnight at hotel

Day 3
Delhi, India
Agra, India
ITC Mughal Hotel Breakfast

DELHI – AGRA

Morning transfer by road to Agra

On arrival, check-in at ITC Mughal Hotel

Afternoon visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal

Overnight at hotel

Day 4
Agra, India
Jaipur, India
Taj Jai Mahal Palace Hotel Breakfast

AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR

Morning transfer by road to Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri

On arrival, check-in at Taj Jai Mahal Palace Hotel

Overnight at hotel

Day 5
Jaipur, India
Taj Jai Mahal Palace Hotel Breakfast

JAIPUR

Morning excursion to Amber Fort with an Elephant ride up the hill and descend by jeep followed by a visit to Anokhi Museum and Panna Meena step well

Rest of the day at leisure with car and driver at disposal

Overnight at hotel

Day 6
Jaipur, India
Taj Jai Mahal Palace Hotel Breakfast

JAIPUR

Morning explore the ‘Pink City’, the bustling metropolis that is Rajasthan’s capital, seeing the Observatory and the City Palace

Rest of the day car and driver available for shopping

Overnight at hotel

Day 7
Jaipur, India
Gurgaon, India
The Oberoi, Gurgaon Breakfast

JAIPUR – DELHI (GURGAON)

Morning transfer by road to Gurgaon and check in at The Oberoi Hotel, Gurgaon

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight at hotel

Day 8
Gurgaon, India
Leh , India
The Chamba Camp, Thiksey Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DELHI (GURGAON) – LEH (3500 M)

0515 hours: Transfer to Delhi Airport terminal 3 to board Jet Airways flight

Flight 9W 2366 for Delhi – Leh (0655 / 0820)

On arrival, transfer to The Chamba Camp, Thiksey

Rest of the day at leisure for acclimatization

Evening enjoy private dining experience

Overnight at camp

Day 9
Leh , India
The Chamba Camp, Thiksey Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LEH

An early morning start with tea and coffee followed by a visit to the Thiksey Monastery

Evening enjoy a drink as the sun dips under the horizon, casting exquisitely coloured shadows on the snow-capped peaks surrounding the camp

Overnight at camp

Day 10
Leh , India
The Chamba Camp, Thiksey Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LEH

After breakfast, embark on a spiritual exploration of the monastic treasure of Ladakh

Overnight at camp

Day 11
Leh , India
Nubra Valley, India
The Chamba Camp, Diskit Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LEH – KHARDUNG LA PASS (5359 M) – NUBRA VALLEY (ALT 3048M)

Morning transfer by road to Nubra Valley crossing Khardung La Pass

Note: Inner line permit is required to visit Nubra and Turtuk for which need copy of passport and visa.

On arrival, check-in at The Chamba Camp, Diskit

Soak in the serenity of the surroundings as you are accorded the traditional welcome of Ladakh

Overnight at camp

Day 12
Nubra Valley, India
The Chamba Camp, Diskit Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

NUBRA VALLEY

After a sumptuous breakfast, drive to the picturesque village of Sumur located across the Shyok and Nubra Rivers

Evening enjoy an adventurous ride on the double hump Bactrian camel on the sand dunes of the Hunder cold desert

Overnight at camp

Day 13
Leh , India
Nubra Valley, India
The Chamba Camp, Thiksey Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

NUBRA VALLEY – WARI LA – LEH

Early morning transfer to the Diskit Gompa

Later transfer by road to Leh crossing Wari – La

On arrival, check-in at The Chamba Camp, Thiksey

Overnight at camp

Day 14
Leh , India
The Chamba Camp, Thiksey Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LEH – PANGONG (4250 M) – LEH

After an early breakfast, full day excursion to Pangong Lake with a brief stop at Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village

Lunch at a Camp in Pangong

Later return to Leh

Overnight at camp

Day 15
Leh , India
Delhi, India
JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity Breakfast

LEH – DELHI / DEPART DELHI

0700 hours: Transfer to Leh Airport to board Jet Airways flight

Flight 9W 2367 for Leh – Delhi (0855 / 1020)

On arrival, transfer to JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity

Evening in time transfer to Delhi International Airport Terminal 3 to board flight for onward destination

* * * End of Tour * * *

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Description

Contrary to many other 'introductory' tours, this journey has the highlight of a visit to one of India's most romantic city - Agra, home to the glorious Taj Mahal. After this gentle start, travel to Rajasthan's bustling capital city of Jaipur before proceeding to the Mountains. Replete with marvelous forts, palaces, markets, monuments redolent with history and Buddhist monasteries, this itinerary offers a remarkable insight into the country.

Glamping is a unique concept where guests can now access some of the most remote and beautiful corners of northern India whilst staying in true glamping style, like the travelling kings of old.

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.

Insider Tip

Contact your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for insider knowledge to help enhance your experience.

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.

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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