Spend time in the glittering Gold Souk and enjoy a safari into the desert – a truly unforgettable experience.
Flight To India
Make your own way to your gateway city to check in for your international flight to India.
Enjoy inflight meals and services
Welcome to Delhi, India! a monumental city with a vibrant mix of old and new teeming bazaars, stately British boulevards, powerful Mughal palaces and forts, and intricate, ethereal towers, temples and tombs. On arrival at Delhi International Airport you will be met and assisted by Expedition 2 India representative and transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s serene and evocative cremation site, India Gate (the War Memorial) and the Presidents House (from the outside), the Qutub Minar a stunning 240-foot minaret, the tallest in the world surrounded by an elaborate complex built in the Indo-Islamic architectural tradition.
Afternoon drive to Agra (203 Kms /04 and Half Hours). On arrival check in to the hotel. Evening free at leisure
Early Morning enjoy the sunrise at the Taj Mahal. Often considered the pinnacle of Mughal art in India, the Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. When declaring it a world heritage site, UNESCO described it as “the jewel of Muslim art in India”. There are few words that can describe the magnificence of this monument. Marvel as light and colors transform this stunning monument in the beautiful dawn glow. Return back to the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel enjoy the morning free at leisure or take an Optional tour to Itmad-Ud-Daulah ($25/pp), known as the "Baby Taj", the first Mughal structure totally built from marble. In addition, visit the Sikandra, the sandstone and marble tomb of Akbar which blends Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Christian motifs and styles.
Evening experience Marble craftsmanship demonstration
OVERNIGHT IN AGRA
Breakfast at hotel and morning drive to Jaipur (235 KMS/ 06 Hours) . En-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri an eerily abandoned capital from the Mughal Empire between 1570 and 1586. Akbar built this city to celebrate the birth of his son and future heir to the throne, Emperor Jahangir. While Akbar is believed to have been illiterate, he took great interest in the arts and architecture; Fatehpur Sikri is one of his masterworks. Sadly, it served as capital for little more than a decade, eventually abandoned for lack of accessible water.
In afternoon on arrival check in to the hotel. Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital is also known as the Pink City. The origin of this nickname becomes immediately apparent as you enter the old city walls and greet the pink-colored buildings that rise at every turn. Dinner at Authentic Rajasthani cuisine at Chowki Dhani
OVERNIGHT IN JAIPUR
Breakfast at hotel and proceed for exhilarating excursion to Amber Fort perched on top of a hill. A royal ride on elephant (subject to availability) up the hill like the Maharajas of past times and visit the Jagmandir (the hall of victory). Perched on a hillside on the outskirts of town, the palace was constructed in the 1590s by Maharaja Man Singh, the commander of Akbar’s army, and was largely motivated by the highly defensible location. This is a beautiful and very well preserved structure, built on four levels and surrounded by ruins, which served as the backdrop for the Mira Nair movie “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love.”
Afternoon view the grand Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). This magnificent structure was built to allow the royal ladies of the palace to discretely watch the grand processions along the main street, City Palace and impressive Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the early 1700s by Maharaja Jai Sing II, the great warrior-astronomer to which this city owes its name. Also enjoy a rickshaw ride through the old part of the Pink city.
Evening see the Demonstration of gem-cutting & polishing
OVERNIGHT IN JAIPUR
19 November 2015 Dubai
Breakfast at hotel and later drive to Delhi airport for your flight to Dubai.
Evening on arrival at Dubai International Airport you will meet our local representative and transferred to the hotel for check in.
OVERNIGHT IN DUBAI
Breakfast at hotel and later go for half-day sight seeing tour of Dubai city. The cosmopolitan city of Dubai has maintained its Islamic architecture and is obvious by such monuments as the 'Jumeirah Mosque'. You will have a chance for a photo-shoot (if you wish) when the still of the moment guides you further towards the oldest part of the city. Batakia remains nestled amidst a bustling city where one can admire the serenity of the old wind-tower houses built by wealthy merchants at the beginning of the century. "Al Fahidi Fort' nearly 200 years old houses the Dubai museum and reveals the history of this city. Travel through the colors of the textile market to reach the 'abra' station. Then drift across the creek in 'water-taxis' to feel the warmth of the city. At the other end we proceed across the busy alleys where the aroma of the 'spice souk' filters the surrounding atmosphere. Finally, dazzle though the glitters of the famous Gold Souk to round off the tour.
OVERNIGHT IN DUBAI
After breakfast enjoy a quick shopping session at your own in Dubai.
Later in afternoon enjoy a desert safari. Spend the evening under the blanket of stars in a truly Arabian setting. After dune rolling and watching the sunset into glory, we set up at our campsite. The evening passes with camel riding and sitting down for sumptuous BBQ buffet of assorted meats, salads and fruit.
OVERNIGHT IN DUBAI
Flight Back to home
Today morning you will be transferred back to Dubai International airport for your onward flight back home.
Accommodation for 08 nights at hotels as per the itinerary
All transfers / tours and excursions by one AC chauffeur driven vehicle
Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship in Agra
Dinner in Jaipur Elephant ride at Amber Fort,
Jaipur (Subject to the availability of elephants)
Rickshaw Ride in Jaipur
Demonstration of Carpet weaving and block printing in Jaipur
Demonstration of Gem-cutting & polishing in Jaipur
Desert Safari and BBQ dinner in Dubai
One bottle of mineral water will be provided on a daily basis
Sightseeing & Entrance fees as per the itinerary
English speaking Tour Manager
All presently applicable taxes
Meals not mentioned
Items of a personal nature
Tips & gratuities
Beverages with meals
Camera or Video Fees if applicable
Travel Insurance and any other Items not mentioned as being included.