10 DAYS ●
From the excitement of Delhi to the magnificence of the Taj Mahal and beyond to the wildlife-filled landscapes of Ranthambore National Park, take this journey with a friendly group of likeminded solo travellers.
Discover architectural masterpieces in Delhi, Old and New
Spot tigers in Ranthambore
Marvel at the Taj Mahal
See the magnificent Amber Fort
Fly overnight to India’s capital, Delhi. On arrival at the airport you will be met by a member of the Wendy Wu Tours team and transferred to the hotel. Meet the group tonight for dinner and start getting to know your fellow travellers. (D)
Today we explore this vivacious city! Starting in Old Delhi, together we will embark on a rickshaw ride through the atmospheric streets, stopping at Jama Masjid, a Mughal masterpiece of a mosque. We’ll then wander through a local market and learn about native herbs and spices as we go. Crossing into New Delhi we’ll admire the colonial grandeur of the Rajpath, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. Tonight, there will be a welcome meal. (B,L,D)
Journey to Agra by road, where we’ll start our explorations with a tour of the magnificent Agra Fort. This mass of red sandstone sits on the bank of the Yamuna River, and from its ramparts we may catch a first glimpse of the magical Taj Mahal, just 2kms downstream. Next, we’ll take a rickshaw tour of the city and visit a fascinating spice and ayurvedic herb market. (B,L)
We rise early to share an unforgettable experience; sunrise at the Taj Mahal. At dawn, when the crowds are at their thinnest, swathed in mist and tinged pink by the rising sun, the building looks magical. We’ll then visit a marble inlay workshop to get an insight into the skills that made the Taj Mahal the beautiful building it is; before hitting the road to Ranthambore National Park, home of majestic Bengal tigers! (B,L,D)
Together we will explore Ranthambore National Park in search of tigers, taking early morning and afternoon canter safaris. There are around 50 tigers living amongst the park’s undulating landscapes, as well as leopards, nilgai, sloth bears, wild boar, hyena and over 300 species of bird. (B,L,D)
Departing Ranthambore, travel by road to Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’. En route we’ll stop to admire the exquisitely carved and unique Chand Baori stepwell. On arrival, the rest of the day is free to spend as you wish. (B,L)
The day begins with a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds’. Next, we’ll travel out of the city to admire the majestic Amber Fort, the colossal 16th century yellow and pink sandstone fort just 11 kilometres out of Jaipur. Back in the city, we’ll try our hands at traditional artistries at a craft centre, including block printing and carpet weaving, before a stroll through the local bazaar at Choti Choper. (B,L)
Waving farewell to the Pink City, we return by road to Delhi. On arrival, the rest of the day is free to spend as you wish. This evening, the group will sit down together for the last time at a farewell dinner and cooking demo at an Indian family home - the perfect time to reflect on our adventures. (B,L,D)
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.
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A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625. Mobile Phones Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
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