- Accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily buffet breakfast.
- Transportation by Air-Conditioned Vehicle.
- Sightseeing as per package details.
- Entrances Fees at Monuments (Except the museum visit and camera fee).
- Local English Speaking Guide.
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort or transfer by jeep as per your choice
- All Applicable Taxes.
Cost Does Not Include
- Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions.
- Entrance fees to the museums and camera fee.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
- Inland / International flights any (quoted separately).
- Price excludes any supplement for Christmas & New Year Eve.
This itinerary is a private tour idea
This itinerary is a private tour idea only. The price is indicative based on suggested hotels. You may request for the change in the itinerary and the hotels of your preference and we will be happy to provide you the final quote via email.
Passport and Visa
You must have 6 months remaining validity on your passport when you return from the trip. Make sure you have a blank visa page for visa sticker. India has outsourced visa application process via Cox and King Global Services. You are also able to apply eTourist Visa online which will be good for a single entry.
Trip Difficulty Level
This is basically a motor vehicle based tour, suitable for travelers of all ages with normal health conditions. Some monuments, forts or castles visit might require climbing stairs. Please, do not expect elevators or escalators. Subject to availability, you may have an opportunity to experience elephant, camel, and/or canoe rides.
This trip does not involve any strenuous hiking or climbing and so you have any altitude issues at all, however, we have some long day drives. But we will have ample opportunities to stop on the way to stretch our legs. Although, no major preparation is necessary for this trip, it’s recommendable that you start a soft training program such as walking, jogging, cycling, or aerobics about a month ahead of the trip to keep yourself physically fit.
Life on the Trip
A sightseeing day, depending on the season, starts between 8.30 am to 9 am. You are met by your Guide at the hotel lobby and proceed for the sightseeing. You will have the lunch break around noon to 1 pm. After lunch, embark on the tour that will last for 2 to 3 hours and then you are brought back to your hotel. Your guide and driver will be happy to drop you somewhere else if you want some time on your own. When you are traveling from one city to the other, usually you will spend 4-5 hours on the road with occasional stops for photography, drinks, and snacks.
Far & High will try our best to adhere to the itinerary but it should be taken as a general guideline or an indicative of the scope of activities. Depending on the local conditions and other variables; the sightseeing order may change. During the tour, you will have time enough for photography and to interact with the locals. The guide and driver will be flexible and will do their best to help you enjoy the trip the way you like.
The trip features superior hotels, four star by local standard and some of them are heritage properties. All the hotels are carefully selected based on reviews of our past customers. They ensure all modern amenities that include a private bathroom with hot and cold shower, central air-conditioning, phone, mini refrigerator, restaurants, and more.
For the sightseeing and excursions, we hire the local guides who know the area the best and has the first hand information. The guides are college educated professionals, trained and certified by Indian tourism authorities. So as for National Park visits, our lodges or national parks provide certified naturalists and guides for game drive. They are knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. They will show you the wonders of the areas that you would never discover on your own and share their knowledge on Indian history, culture and religion. For travels between the cities, you will be with driver only. Your guide or driver brings necessary vouchers for the hotels and buys admission tickets where necessary.If you are a group of 10 people or more, we can afford to send a tour director, accompanying you throughout the trip.
Depending on the group size, Highland Asia Travel will use air-conditioned SUV's, Mini Van's, or coaches for all transfers and tours. Our drivers are friendly locals with years of experience in driving vehicle in tourism and hospitality industry. Your driver may have limited English speaking skills.
International and Internal Airfares
You may purchase your international airfare to India and return on your own. If you do need any help with this, you may certainly feel free to contact us and we will take care of the internal airfares for you. The local airport taxes may or may not be included in the airfare.
When you have decided that you would like to travel with us, it advisable to initiate reservation as early as possible so that we can secure the reservation in the preferred hotels as well as the flights. A deposit of US$ 300 is requested along with the completed trip application forms and passport copies.
If any ground suppliers or hotels need a deposit to secure the reservation, we will request a second part payment will be due to cover those deposits. The balance of your payment is due 90 days prior to your departure. Credit card payment other than the initial deposit attracts an additional fee of 3.5%.
We will email you a detailed trip dossier with your confirmed list of hotels, services, and travel notes within 2-3 weeks upon booking.
- 90 days prior to departure: Administrative fee US$ 150 per person.
- 60-89 day's prior departure: US$ 250 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- 45 days to 59 days prior departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- 30 days to 44 days prior departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Less than 30 days: 100%.
Travel Protection Plan
While we plan and do our best to make your trip smooth and seamless, there may be chances of unforeseen events and conditions such as illness, accident, inclement weather, flight cancellation, missed connection, or loss of baggage. That may cause interruption or delay or total cancellation of your trip putting your hard earned travel investment in jeopardy. It’s also possible that you may need medical assistance, emergency evacuation, or medical transportation when you get ill or if you are involved in an accident while you are traveling in remote areas. Far & High’s Tour cost does not cover any of these expenses or losses, that being said, we strongly recommend you that you should protect yourself and your travel investment against those unfavorable conditions with Travel Insurance.