Rajasthan vacation, private departure
Find your flow in the north India state of Rajasthan as you're driven from one relaxing and exciting interlude to the next. Spas, safaris and sunsets over the Taj Mahal.
Udaipur Devi Garh resort house Jain Temples at Ranakpur Jodhpur Pushkar Lake Jaipur city tour Game drive in Ranthambore National Park Rajdhani Express to Mathura Agra Fort Delhi Optional camel safaris, zip-lining and yoga classes
£3250 excluding flights
Description of Rajasthan vacation, private departure
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetHaving travelled extensively ourselves and witnessed first-hand how tourism can have either positive or negative effects on local communities and the environment, we always endeavour to leave a positive mark on all places we send clients and promote awareness of the local environment.
As a tailor-made vacation provider, we want to offer you the best experience that combines comfort and fun without damaging the destination’s environment or creating any negative impact. India is a country with a wide range of flora and fauna and numerous fragile eco-systems that need to be protected. Our Rajasthan tour has been designed to try to reduce carbon emission as well as maintaining the comfort and style of a luxury travel brand.
Places such as the Ranthambore National Park, where wild tigers live, represent a valuable natural heritage for the community and we want to make our part in guaranteeing that tourism acts as a way to help and improve rather than as a harmful factor. Similarly, in regards to the camel ride included in the tour, we make sure that animals are properly treated and not used as an attraction.
Furthermore, with the intention of improving areas which might already be suffering from pollution as well as promoting a healthier way of traveling, activities such as city tours are mainly undertaken by bike and the transfer to Agra is made by the Rajdhani Express, as trains are a more environmentally friendly means of transport.
• Where we stay: As a boutique travel company we strive to offer unique and authentic travel experiences in line with sustainable accommodation. Many of the resorts and operators we work with are eco-friendly and run their businesses in a more environmentally friendly manner. For instance, guests are offered free drinking water refills to minimise wastage of plastic bottles. While in remote areas, we carry rubbish with us and ensure we do not disturb anything in the natural environment.
• While we are there: We ensure that our clients are given the correct guidance while visiting protected areas and/or heritage sites in order to minimise impacts on the environment and respect the natural wonders of the area. We collaborate with guides who are local to the area and have been trained, bettering their communities. Typically these areas also ask for a fee to appreciate the protected area. These fees go to conservation and infrastructure efforts directly supporting the reserve.
• As a company: We strive to operate as a paperless company as far as possible, and recycle wherever facilities are available. We use toxic-free fair trade products whenever we can.
PeopleOur tours are designed with the intention of maximising the benefits that our guests can have on the host community. This is the reason why we endeavour to follow responsible guidelines and teach guests about responsible tourism in order to encourage them to be mindful of the environment and respectful of local people and culture. With all our tailor-made trips we enjoy offering new routes and encourage travel to areas that are not on the main tourist trails and which further support smaller, local communities.
India is a very populated country where many people have to face poverty every day. We believe that tourism can not only economically contribute to improve locals’ lives but can also establish a genuine and positive legacy that can teach people how certain activities can be approached in a more sustainable way.
We promote engagement between travelers and locals, whether they are guides, hotel staff shop owners, or just the local community of the area. We believe that traveling should be about people, education and respect. We introduced the visit to the Bishnoi Village to give our travelers the chance to interact with this truly eco-friendly sect of the Hindu religion. Several market visits are a part of the itinerary with the aim of encouraging our guests to buy locally made product to support the livelihood of the community. We also understand it is very important for tourists to see the local way of life and not just bypass the true reality of the destination. We do this by encouraging trips to local markets and sites, the use of local transport and the use of local guides, which helps the community, through tourism, in a positive way.
• As A Company: We believe in the importance of showing respect for local people and their customs and try to emphasis this in the way our tours are arranged. Where possible we aim to create a bond between staff and traveler so our clients gain insight into the real life of local communities. We endeavour to keep our groups small, minimising the environmental and social impact that the participants have on the destination. Through travel with us, we aim to help meet an important local need by contributing to the area’s economy, creating jobs and by eating locally sourced food and using locally sourced products.
• Where we stay: As a boutique travel company we search for authenticity and uniqueness from the local suppliers and whenever possible, encourage our travelers to stay in privately owned accommodation. We believe that working with hotel/accommodation owners who source staff, products, services and produce from within the community gives the local people an opportunity to gain from the increase in tourism to the area.
• While we are there: As previously mentioned, we work in partnership with locally employed guides who having been professionally trained, better their communities and provide insight into the local culture. We encourage interaction with local communities, however we keep our group sizes small and provide advice during the trip to ensure our impact on the indigenous way of life is minimised. Typically these areas also ask for a fee to appreciate the protected area, which go to aid conservation, employment and infrastructure efforts directly supporting the community and surroundings. We also encourage our clients to support the livelihood of the local community by purchasing locally produced crafts wherever possible.