India vacations, The Golden Triangle, tailormade

“Tailor made week being chauffeured between Delhi, Jaipur and Agra for guided city tours, hotel accommodation and sunrise/sunset at the Taj Mahal.”

Highlights

Guided tour of new and old Delhi | Guided tour of Jaipur | City tour of Agra | Experience sunset and sunrise at the Taj Mahal |

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Departure information

This trip can be arranged at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary
Tailor made tour:
This trip can be tailor made to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort. As this trip can be tailor made it would be helpful if you could you provide the following information: rough budget per person (stating with or without flights), your address and zipcode, contact phone number, preferred date of travel, length of trip, number of passengers, preferred countries and areas within those countries, specific interests & type of accommodation.
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We are pleased to have been recognised by a number of global awards as being one of the leading exponents of responsible travel. It is our aim that nothing which our company does abroad or at home compromises the environment and the wildlife or exploits the local people. We look for positive impact, so the money generated by tourism is helping locally. We don't ram these principles down your throat.

Fundamentally we want you to have an outstanding vacation, whether you are on a safari, trekking, or relaxing on the beach. But by traveling with us you can do this in the knowledge that we have put in the background research to make sure that your money is being put to good use.

On this trip we recommend the use of heritage properties in support of the cultural heritage of the built environment. Without tourism many fantastic buildings would have fallen into a sad state of dereliction. Money from tourism has helped regenerate these architectural masterpieces.

As part of our commitment to the environment we have a programme to plant trees in Tanzania, Malawi, Peru etc. through the company’s foundation. This was set up to help alleviate poverty, conserve endangered wildlife, and protect earth’s environmental diversity for the benefit of us all. All the projects have a link with tourism in some way, and many benefit the wider world as well as local people, through conserving areas of natural beauty. We don’t just look overseas when considering the environment, even at the office the team planted tress in the fields surrounding the buildings to celebrate the company’s 21st birthday in 2019.

As a company we think about our partners overseas carefully. The company ethos is to use properties around the globe that have a similar ethical stance to ourselves. If they can use local suppliers for their provisions, be it food or furnishings then they do, and all offer a variety of menus including vegetarian and vegan/plant-based options. Our partners support the use of solar/renewable energies, and many are looking at ways of switching their current supplies to more eco-friendly options in order to be more efficient. The use of solar, water and air are options in use or being explored, as well as grey water run offs. Energy efficient appliances and practices, card operated in room lighting, low energy bulbs, and a change in laundry practices, are all in operation, and show just a few of the initiatives used. Our partners also use local staff within their properties. Many live on-site in seasonal properties for example reducing the travel emissions of the company, many come from the local villages and communities surrounding the properties. This includes everyone from house keeping to management and the guides that are from the locale.

Due to the nature of the vacations provided by the company, it is impossible to eliminate all flights but where possible we use the minimum flight hours an itinerary can operate with. The packages we have on offer include rail portions in some areas, which keep emissions low, many walking options and shared transportation.


Community

The Impacts of this Trip

We only use local Indian guides for this trip who have an in-depth knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, their country and their culture.

For every person that travels with the company, it plants trees through The Travel Forest initiative. Depending on where they plant and the requirement of the specific area, they plant either indigenous trees or a mix of indigenous and non-native species. Planting non-native seedlings may seem counter-intuitive but doing this can often help any remaining indigenous forest from being cut down (e.g. for fuel) as some non-native trees grow much more quickly than indigenous types. They particularly aim to save ancient or older indigenous forest, through offering an alternative option for fuel requirements of local communities. In addition to this benefit, their Travel Forest initiative helps with such things as planting for water-course retention, soil erosion, shade and even food – all depending on what is planted and where. They have planted almost 100,000 trees to date in various degraded locations including the Andean mountains in Peru, northern Tanzania and Malawi. This has always been done in conjunction with the local communities who plant and then tend the seedlings. Trees are far more important to the health of this planet (and us) than many people imagine. This global Travel Forest initiative can and does make a big difference.

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Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019 by

It is very hard to pick one part as we did so much. But hiking in Nepal was amazing and defiantly the but we would consider doing more of. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Mar 2014 by

Was exciting from beginning to end...Excellent. Would recommend this operator. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2014 by

Gwalior Palace and Khajaraho Jain temples Read full review

Reviewed on 20 May 2013 by

Indian train travel, sumptuous hotels and beautiful new Delhi were the most memorable parts of the vacation. Read full review

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