- Accommodation on double occupancy basis with daily buffet breakfast.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle.
- Sightseeing admission fees except for the camera.
- Local English speaking Guides.
- Elephant Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
- Train ticket from Agra to Jhansi.
- A boating trip in Ganges River.
The trip does not include
- Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions.
- Personal expenses such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
- International and domestic airfares (Estimated domestic airfare is listed separately).
- Other expenses caused due to nature and unforeseen events.
- Price excludes any supplement for Christmas & New Year Eve.
- Travel health, personal accident and trip cancellation insurance.
Trip Difficulty Level
This trip includes cultural sightseeing suitable for travelers of all ages with a reasonable health condition. Visiting some monuments or fort or castles require climbing stairs. Please, do not expect elevators or escalators! Subject to availability, we may have the opportunity to experience an elephant ride in Jaipur. We will also occasionally take tricycle rickshaw trips.
There is no strenuous hiking or climbing or any altitude issues on this trip. Although no significant 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 optimally fit. About a month ahead of trip departure, we will mail you final trip dossier that includes the list of hotels and contacts, detailed pre-departure information including clothing recommendation, money matter, and health and safety updates and some do's and don'ts.
Life on the Trip.
A sightseeing day, depending on the season starts between 8.30 am to 9 am. We are picked up at our hotel by our guide and driver. We visit the sights and monuments or participate in activities, and we will have a lunch break around noon to 1 pm. After lunch, we again embark on the tour for 2 to 3 hours, and we are brought back to our hotel late afternoon, and our guide will generally leave us free. We will have time to take rest, write diaries or wander about ourselves.
When we are driving from one city to another, we usually spend 4-5 hours on the road with occasional stops for photography and drinks and snacks. Some days can be longer.
We try our best to adhere to the itinerary, but it should be taken as a general guideline or scope of activities rather than an inflexible series of events and depending on the local conditions or time factor; it can change from the exact sight to see to the precise city to stop. During the tour, we will have time enough for photography, interact with the locals or enjoy bargaining with the street vendors. Our guide and driver are flexible and will do their best to help you enjoy the trip the way you like. You may consider bringing some small gifts such as cigarettes for adults, candies or pencils for kids, to get along with them.
Passport and Indian Visa
Remaining validity of your passport must be a minimum of six months when you return from the trip. You also need to make sure you have at least two blank visa pages for Indian visa seals, arrival and departure stamps. If you are visiting other countries, please, allow two blank visa pages for each country.
You need to obtain an Indian visa beforehand. Cox and King Global Services handle all the India visa requests from inside the United States as a private contractor to the Indian Embassy and Consulates. You can also apply for an eVisa online four days before the arrival with a time window 120 days. The visa comes in the email within two or three working days, and it will be suitable for two entries in a year.
Accommodation will be in first class to deluxe properties (4-5 star by local standard) with all modern amenities. Our preferred hotels are often heritage properties with traditional decor and ensuring maximum comfort of our travelers. The hotels listed in the itinerary are our favorite hotels, but they are subject to availability. We will provide you with the finalized itinerary with the confirmed list of hotels about two or three months before the trip date.
All our trips are led by local guides who are university graduate, trained and certified by Indian tourism authorities. 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. Your guide carries necessary vouchers for the hotels and buys admission tickets where appropriate. Tour guide and driver is not the same person.
If the group size decreases to six persons and below, you will have a chauffeur driver, and you will meet your local guides in the city.
Depending on the group size, we use air-conditioned Mini Van or coaches for all transfers and sightseeing. Our drivers are friendly locals with years of experience in driving vehicle in the tourism and hospitality industry. The driver may have limited English.
International and Internal Airfares
You can purchase your international airfare to India and return on your own. If you need any help with airfare reservation, we will be more than happy to help you. We will take care of all internal airfares as per the itinerary for you.
We request an initial deposit of US$ 300 along with a completed trip application form and passport copies.
Balance payment is due 90 days before your departure. Depending on the number of applicants, we may set an early payment date. Credit card payment attracts an additional fee.
- Ninety days before departure: Administrative fee US$ 150 per person.
- 60-89 day's prior departure: US$ 250 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Forty-five days to 59 days before departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Thirty days to 44 days before 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, and flight cancellation or missed connection or loss of baggage, etc. 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 involve in an accident when you are traveling in remote areas. Far & High's Tour cost does not cover any of these expenses or losses, and so we strongly recommend you that you should protect yourself and your travel investment against those unfavorable conditions.