1 independent reviews for India tour, rural India

Reviews for India tour, rural India


review 5 Dec 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The most exciting part of the vacation was traveling on the overnight train and the many opportunities we had to meet local people and glimpse a little of what their lives are like. I must also add the bustle and colour of the camel fair and the friendliness of everyone we met.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

I would say do not go with the idea that it is a luxury vacation. If luxury is what you want then choose something else. Certainly sleeping in palaces was luxury but that was only part of it. The luxury tents had en suite facilities but we also had to share with the local wild-life. Camping is camping so be prepared!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I am not sure. We did travel on a full-size coach for a lot of the tour.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was one of the best vacations; in the top two.

Read the operator's response here:

We were very sorry to hear about the size of the bus, we usually use both small busses and public transport on this trip, but unfortunately as it was peak season a small bus was not available for us to use. The tour visits several remote villages and communities and we make sure that money from the tour and tourists goes back into these small communities. However we are aware that we need to work with our local tour leaders to make sure this is communicated to everyone who travels with us.

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