Our route follows the famous Golden Triangle: Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, but you’ll visit two incredible projects that we support helping people, elephants and bears. You’ll get to see the amazing highlights of Rajasthan as well as the conservation and community aspects that we pride ourselves on. These holistic programmes work on sustainable solutions for people and animals to co-exist in the same habitat. The goal is to protect animals from the entertainment industry and to help women and children create a sustainable livelihood for themselves. This will be a trip that you’ll never forget, from the difficult realisations of the world that we live in, to the beautiful habitats and species that this planet has to offer, and need protecting. You will also be contributing towards the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-Being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation and Life On Land.
Once you arrive in Delhi you’ll have time to relax, acclimatise and check out the crazy yet colourful streets.
After a night’s
Today you’ll head to Jaipur by train, which makes the London underground look empty, but don’t worry we’ve reserved you some good seats and you’ll have plenty of time to relax in your hotel once you arrive.
After a morning of sightseeing, exploring Jaipur’s amazing culture, and ‘Pink City’, you’ll be introduced to one of the NGO’s that we support to see the amazing work they’re doing for a range of local communities.
Day 5 – 9:
Over the next 5 days, you’ll be actively participating in the community projects which range from low-income villages to disabled and abandoned children, an eye-opening experience that I can assure you’ll never forget.
After saying your goodbyes to your new friends, you’ll make your way to Ranthambore National Park and start with a tour around the museum to learn about the local fauna and flora. This is followed by a talk with a specialist lecturer, preparing you for your safari the following day.
Waking up early isn’t always easy but when you know you’re going on safari it’s allowed. After learning about the local species you’ll have the opportunity to track, spot and listen for leopard, caracal, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, marsh crocodiles, wild boar, bears and various species of deer, as well as Panthera Tigris, aka the ‘infamous’ Bengal Tiger. You’ll then return to the lodge for some breakfast and a chance to relax by the pool and recharge your batteries for the afternoon safari.
Today you’ll make your way to Agra to see the Fort and en-route pass by Fatehpur Sikri, which served as the capital of the Mughal empire from 1571 to 1585. Dinner will be at a gorgeous local restaurant with traditional Indian instruments such as the C-tar and Jumbay.
Another good reason to wake up early is to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise, followed by breakfast back at the hotel. Then you’ll visit another amazing NGO, who rescue the ‘Dancing (Sloth) Bears’ and captive Elephants amongst camels, monkeys and domestic animals, before returning to Delhi for your Farewell dinner.
what to expect
- Private vehicle for all transfers
- Tours as mentioned in itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- Entrance fees and activities mentioned in itinerary
- Train fare from Delhi to Jaipur
- Accommodation and food
- International Flights, personal insurance and visas (if applicable)
- Snacks and drinks
- Tips for leaders, guides and driver
- Services not mentioned in included
- Expenditure of personal nature
Based on twin sharing
2 weeks – £1995 per person based on 2 pax (Single supplement £442.50)
Small deviations in the tour programme are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability. Therefore quoted rates might change accordingly.
Travel insurance is compulsory for anyone travelling with us so please ensure that you have the appropriate level of cover, which is why we recommend Covermore. This insurance must cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the categories of cover.