Wild + Wonderful India
Delhi, Agra, Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur
With an intimate group of no more than 16 guests and our engaging native trip leader, we'll show you all of north India's inspiring landmarks, take you in search of the Royal Bengal tiger, and introduce you to friendly residents who will bring their rich culture and timeless traditions to life.
Our prices start from3,399 LAND ONLY
9 Days • GUIDED • 16 MealsOperated Tour
- 8 nights accommodation
- Services of a trip leader
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- All gratuities are included except for your trip leader
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
Day 1 - Enjoy your Free Extra Night in Delhi
Guests arrive today and will be met at the airport and chauffeured to our deluxe city-center hotel to enjoy their complimentary pre-tour overnight.
Day 2 - Enjoy your Extra Day in Delhi
After breakfast, guests have this entire day to enjoy as they wish in India's vibrant capital. Explore on your own taking advantage of our hotel's convenient location close to the historic India Gate and bustling Connaught Place - or simply relax. Our other travelers will be arriving today.
Day 3 - Old & New In Delhi
After breakfast, you'll join our engaging native-born guide for a full-day tour of India's vibrant and endlessly fascinating capital. Focusing this morning on the sights and sounds of Old Delhi, you'll begin with Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Then hop aboard a traditional pedicab - a delightful way to immerse in the colors and rhythms of the city. Hop off at the bustling and fragrant Spice Market and explore among the many vendors as our guide offers insight into India's enduring cultural and culinary traditions. Then continue your exploration with the historic landmarks of New Delhi, starting with the India Gate – built in memory of Indian soldiers killed during the First World War. Drive along the elegant Rajpath past Rashtrapati Bhawan, built in the early 20th century as the Viceroy's residence and now the official home of the President of India. At Qutab Minar, you'll discover the tallest brick minaret in the world – a graceful, fluted, tapering tower completed in the 14th century with beautiful terra cotta embellishments and balconies. Tonight, you'll enjoy an a la carte dinner at our hotel.
Day 4 - Travel To Agra
After breakfast, you'll embark on a scenic southward journey to Agra, the venerated 16th-century capital of the Lodhi Dynasty. Check in on arrival and then visit the Agra Fort. Behind the impressive 1.5-mile long fortress walls that surround the complex, you'll discover lovely grounds, historic mosques, grand audience halls and fairytale palaces. Dating back to the 16th century and reflecting elements of both Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, this fort is more aptly described as a magnificent, walled palatial city. End your sightseeing across the Yamuna River at Mehtab Bagh.
Day 5 - Taj Mahal At Sunrise + Onward to Sawai Madhopur
Arise early this morning for a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. You of course already saw this renowned "Monument to Love" yesterday evening, but the strikingly iridescent and translucent façade of the Taj Mahal offers a different but equally enchanting experience in the sharper light of early morning. Check out after breakfast and visit the palatial, perfectly preserved ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, built and abandoned in the 16th century. After lunch, continue to the historic town of Sawai Madhopur and check in to our evocative hotel, set in an 80-year-old hunting lodge. Enjoy an a la carte dinner this evening.
Day 6 - On Safari in Ranthambore National Park
Most travelers visit this world-famous reserve in a traditional Indian canter, an open-air bus that seats 20 people. But our exclusive safari drives find you in special open-air jeeps that seat only 4 to 6 guests. There's an experienced naturalist guide in each jeep and these vehicles are faster and much more maneuverable than the canter! They can even take you off-road for more rewarding up-close wildlife encounters. Today, you'll venture deep into the wild beauty of the reserve on early morning and late afternoon safari excursions - when the animals are most active. Ranthambore's residents include sloths, bears and hyenas, and with luck and sharp eyes, you might even encounter the elusive Bengal Tiger! In between our game-viewing expeditions, you can relax at the Lodge and take advantage of its evocative ambiance and romantic setting.
Day 7 - Onward to Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast, the morning is yours to enjoy the historic ambiance and lush landscaped grounds of our lodge. After lunch, you'll embark an overland journey through the timeless landscapes of the Rajasthani countryside. On arrival in Jaipur, India's fabled Pink City, check in to our resort where the rest of your afternoon and evening are free to enjoy as you wish.
Day 8 - Discover India's Fabled Pink City
Founded in the 11th century and beautifully constructed from yellow and pink sandstone and gleaming white marble, the spectacular Amber Fort just outside of town stands in testament to the once-powerful and the never-conquered Rajput Kingdom. Entering through the towering Sun Gate, your fascinating guided tour reveals lavish courtyards, beautifully decorated halls and the dazzling Chamber of Mirrors. Back in the city, you'll see Hawa Mahal, the oft-photographed Palace of Winds. Built at the end of the 18th century and comprised of delicately latticed windows, its ingenious design allowed women of royal families to remain concealed while they observed the hustle and bustle of the street below. At the City Palace Museum, our knowledgeable guide will enhance your tour of its extensive and carefully curated collection including miniature paintings, ancient weapons and traditional Rajasthani royal costumes. You'll also visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in 1726. You're sure to be astounded by these architectural stone instruments – skillfully designed and constructed to measure time, predict eclipses and track the movements of the stars and planets; the largest instrument stands 90 feet tall and all are amazingly accurate. Jaipur is known for the extraordinary skill of its artisans and after sightseeing, you'll have time to explore the city's colorful bazaars. Brilliantly tie-dyed fabrics, miniature paintings, finely carved statues, metalwork and pottery are some of the many things you see.
Day 9 - Return To Delhi
After breakfast, journey back to Delhi where day use rooms have been reserved for you at our deluxe hotel. Located close to the airport, it offers a relaxing and convenient place to refresh before your onward flight.
2021 Tour Dates
2022 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on April 18, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $1,100. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Save an extra $600 or more per couple ($300 or more solo) when you pay in full at booking. Holi Festival Departure - Mar 22, 2021. Diwali Festival Oct 29, 2021.
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AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Complimentary pre-night, breakfast & transfer in Delhi
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