Rajasthan experience vacation

“A two week small group vacation in Rajastan, staying in a wonderful mix of heritage hotels plus one night camping in the Thar Desert.”

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New Delhi | Agra | Taj Mahal | Jaipur | Mandawa in Shekhawati region | Bikaner | Jaisalmer | Thar Desert | Desert camel safari and camping | Jodhpur | Uidapur

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Small group adventure - Comfort trips

What is a small group adventure?
It's a great way to travel! Whether you are traveling on your own, with a partner or with friends, a small group trip is a fantastic way to see the world. You'll travel on a fixed itinerary that has been designed to help you discover the best of region. From the known highlights, the hidden gems that you won't find in the guidebooks.

Itineraries run on set departure dates, accompanied every step of the way by an English speaking local group leader. You chose the itinerary and the date that suits you best and you book on.

Why travel on a small group adventure?
Small groups allow us to explore where larger tour groups can't. Our maximum group size of 16 travelers allows us to use local transport to get from A to B, to visit rural villages, spend time with the locals and even stay at a local home overnight, and it allows us to give our travelers genuine, real life experiences of the countries we are visiting; what you'll be doing and how you'll travel depends entirely on your chosen itinerary.

Is an adventure right for me?
The word adventure means something different to everyone, and our range of trips reflects that. Whether you want to explore local markets, visit out of the way temples and meet local people or go on an early morning safari drive searching for the 'big five', we'll have a trip for you. If you are looking for a physical challenge such trekking the Kokoda Track or summiting Kilimanjaro, we can help with that too.

So what can I expect on this trip?
This is one of our Comfort trips, designed for travelers looking for more inclusions in their itinerary, a higher standard of accommodation and more focus on private vehicles over public transport.

Comfort trips are aimed at the adventure traveler who wants to discover the world up close, but with some creature comforts along the way. Dependent on the itinerary, there may still be a night multi-share accommodation (at a homestay for example), but this will be to ensure you don't miss out on a fantastic experience. Camping trips will usually stay in permanent, tented camps or some of the safari options may be lodge based.

You'll stay in predominantly 3 Ĺ star and above tourist class hotels with private, en suite facilities, although some itineraries will still include the opportunity to stay with a local family, spend a night on an overnight train or camp out somewhere amazing (without the hassle of putting up your own tent!).

You'll find a number of the meals are included (as per your itinerary) and when eating together we'll focus on smaller, often family run restaurants, often eating where the locals eat and ensuring that you are still getting an authentic travel experience.

Can I book my flights with you?
Yes! We are a fully ATOL bonded tour operator meaning that we can book flights from the UK as part of your vacation package. Just ask us for a quote including flights when you make your enquiry.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Rajasthan experience vacation

One of the major organisations we support in India is Deepalaya. Through Deepalaya, our Company are currently sponsoring a number of children in the slums of South Delhi to complete their schooling, an opportunity they would otherwise not be able to afford. Since 1990, the support of this organisation has enabled thousands of children to receive quality education and become professionally qualified in such jobs as teachers and technicians.

In a country where so many ethnic communities live together, itís important to respect individual religious beliefs. Our Company wants to promote this understanding through insight into religious and cultural practices. Our leaders will take you into temples, mosques, shrines and gurudwaras where appropriate, and are able to teach the group about the etiquette and customs specific to the place visited, enabling a deeper understanding for the group of the communities and cultures encountered in India.

Itís not only the humans in India that need support. Our Company is constantly monitoring the manner in which the elephants at Amber Palace in Jaipur are treated. With the help of a local organisation, Help in Suffering, and the information gathered from our leaders and passengers, we have decided to not include the elephant ride up to the palace due to the inhumane manner in which these animals are maintained. On the Agra-Jaipur highway, there are numerous sloth bears being used to entertain tourists and they are badly abused and beaten. Through our Foundation, we support the efforts of an organisation called Wildlife SOS in their setting up a sanctuary to care for these tortured bears. In voluntarily giving up the bears to the project, the owners are re-educated and re-skilled and are compensated with motorized rickshaws or welding tools.

At the end of our journey travelers may donate any unwanted clothing, medicines and bandages, which are distributed to a group called Goonj. This organisation is a nationwide movement that provides help to remote villages in Assam, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Uttaranchal and wherever the demand arises or disaster forces people to look for support.

4 Reviews of Rajasthan experience vacation

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Reviewed on 26 Jan 2014 by

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


Obviously the sight of the Taj Mahal will stay with me forever but I really enjoyed the horseriding at Castle Bijaipur.

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


If you are there over Christmas/New Year make sure you have enough warm clothes!

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


Yes. We were very much involved with the local people on a daily basis. I did enjoy the interaction.

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


Most enjoyable. It was good to be based in one place for a reasonable length of time to get to know the local environment and people instead of moving on nearly every day.

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2012 by

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


The country is beyond expectations.

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


This was a 'comfort' trip; check which operator you choose and the kind of tour you sign up. I went on a 'comfort' tour and my expectation was that we would have good hotels (they were all fine) and more inclusions but 'comfort' tour in this instance means later starts as a result much of the day on road instead of allowing more time spent at various locations to learn more about India and locals. I travelled before with other operators, based on my experience I would rather choose those.

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


Visited one project and heard about the operator matching travelers contributions but otherwise very limited actions seen in everyday matters (eg no wastebin on bus etc). We were however much encouraged to tip and I wonder how the operator pays and promotes its on staff, hotels, local guides and drivers if they are so heavily dependent on tipping.... On other tours, we had tipping but there has never been so much pressure than on this tour.

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


It was a good introduction to India and I wished to continue my trip as an independent traveler to explore more. Our scheduled has fallen on 'holy' festival but the programme has neither recognised nor was adjusted for this. We had a tour leader who advised not to go to the streets but remain at the hotel....

Read the operator's response here:

Where you stay is all part of your vacation experience. This tour offers a comfort style of travel which is predominantly tourist class (3-4 Stars) hotels. The accommodation experience on this tour is varied and offers 6 nights in a heritage property which based on previous feedback is a highly rated experience for our travelers. Our Comfort style trips are still adventure travel but with a softer landing, this is perhaps why you felt your tour involved later starts in the morning. Perhaps comfort wasnít the style for you and you would prefer one of our Original itineraries.

Responsible Travel is very important to us and as an Industry leader in sustainable travel it is at the forefront of everything we do. Since opening our doors in 1989 we have been dedicated to a style of travel that is culturally, environmentally and socially responsible. It is through feedback from our travelers that we are able to uphold this passion.

In terms of the tipping -though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to us in the West, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many of our destinations.

Safety of our travelers is of the up most importance to us and traveling in India during the Holi festival (a lunar festival but generally held in March every year) can at times be dangerous - a lot of locals participate in consumption of intoxicating substances. The day has been associated with physical violence and danger. Your leader would have advised what places to avoid on this day and it may even be necessary for you to avoid putting yourself in a high risk situation.

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2008 by

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


Its impossible to pick just one as the entire trip was wonderful, which probably sounds like a cliche. There were so many highlights, the sailing down the Ganges was magical, and exploring Varanasi. Jaipur was beautiful and Roopangarh (spelling?!) Fort was a total Wow! experience, we literally wowed constantly during our entire stay there and visit to the local village. The camel safari was also an unexpected pleasure too. And not forgetting the group itself, I was so fortunate that my first group tour was filled with such a fabulous bunch of people - we were such a diverse group, but we all bonded so fast and so well, it was a wrench when we finally came to the end of the tour.

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


Go for it! And definitely take a sleeping bag if you can, as the camping was very cold in January.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


I think so, yes. We visited a charity project in Jaipur and did the Fort village tour too so everyone was able to see at firsthand living/working conditions. We used local guides when possible and always local transport which was good.

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


Excellent.

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2007 by

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


The colour and vibrance of India cities.

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


Be prepared for the culture shock, but look past that to the positivity of the people.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Definitely, because the operatorís use of local payment ensured that funds were injected into the local communities. They also encourage tourists to contribute to any local support schemes they are conducting. The guide was also respectful to the local vendors while guiding tourists not to encourage inappropriate badgering by the vendors.

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


Fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the Indian culture.

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