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18 Days

Rajasthan & All-Inclusive Paradise

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Malé
Agra
Bikaner
Delhi
Jaipur
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Mandawa
Rajasthan Desert
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers
Activities
Some meals
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until October 2022
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Add up to 10 nights to your stay
group tours
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luxury
From + £ 600
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Experience the land of a thousand colours starting with multicultural Delhi. Discover the historic cities of Mandawa and Bikaner, the pink city of Jaipur and admire the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The golden city of Jaisalmer, the Thar Desert and the Jodhpur Fort are yours to discover before flying to the Maldives to relax in an All-Inclusive paradise!

1st Day: UK / Ireland - Night on board

Arrive at your UK / Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Delhi. Night on board.

2nd Day: Delhi

Arrive in India’s capital and transfer to hotel. Delhi is a city with a wonderful architectural legacy from its Islamic conquerors together with its spectacular historic city centre. The rest of the day free to start to get to know this fascinating city. Overnight stay in Delhi.

3rd Day: Delhi - Mandawa

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart by road to Mandawa. En-route, pass through authentic villages and start to enter some of the most rural parts of India. On arrival in Mandawa, enjoy a walking tour through the streets of the city. See the amazing Havelis - mansions noted for their frescoes depicting images of British colonial rule. Overnight stay in Mandawa.

4th Day: Mandawa - Bikaner

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart by road through the arid lands leading to the Bikaner Desert Kingdom - a major centre of trade during the 16th century. In the afternoon visit the spectacular Junagarh Fort, with its impressively decorated interiors. End the day with a memorable Tuk-Tuk ride from the ancient city bazaar. Overnight stay in Bikaner.

5th Day: Bikaner - Jaisalmer

Breakfast at the hotel. Enter the Thar Desert by road on your way to the city of Jaisalmer. This was an important trading centre for many centuries and presently one of the few forts that are still inhabited. Transfer to the hotel and the rest of the afternoon is free for more discovery of this city. We recommend to visit the Thar Heritage Museum or the Maharaja's Palace for a taste of kingly splendour. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

6th Day: Jaisalmer

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a tour of the golden city of Jaisalmer. Discover the magical Gadisar Lake and the magnificent Golden Fort. Walk through the narrow streets of the city, to visit the famous palatial houses characteristic of the city such as Nathmal and Patwon. In the afternoon, take an excursion to Sam to see the dunes in the beautiful sunset light. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

7th Day: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Breakfast at the hotel. Continue the trip towards Jodhpur, known as The Blue City and enjoy a visit to the impressive Mehrangarh Fort with its bird’s eye view of the old city. Later continue to Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

8th Day: Jodhpur - Jaipur

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by road to Jaipur. Arrive at your hotel and the rest of the day is free to start to get to know the Rose-Pink City of India. We recommend a wander through some of the markets in the area to see the unique handicrafts and jewellery on offer. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

9th Day: Jaipur

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Amber Fort - The Old Capital of Thunder. En-route, take a brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal, The Palace of Winds. Arrive at Amber Fort by Jeep. Once inside, visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. In the afternoon, take a city tour, beginning with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace. Later, visit The Jantar Mantar, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

10th Day: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Agra, and on the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri, an impressive ghost town, where the tomb of Salim Chisti, the Panch Mahal, is located. Arrive in Agra, capital of sultans and great Mughal emperors. Enjoy an unforgettable tour of the famous and spectacular Taj Mahal - one of The Seven Modern Wonders of the World. Overnight stay in Agra.

11th Day: Agra - Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, return by road to Delhi and once you have arrived, visit the Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Afterwards, transfer to the Gateway of India, the residence of the country's president, and visit the impressive Humayun's Tomb, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1993. Overnight stay in Delhi.

12th Day: Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel. The rest of the day free to visit this fascinating city. We recommend an optional excursion to discover Delhi's most iconic temples.* Overnight stay in Delhi.

* Optional Full-Day Delhi Temples TourExplore Delhi's most iconic temples. Experience the peace and tranquillity of the Lotus Temple, dedicated to the Baha'i faith and discover the extraordinary architecture of Akshardham Temple, dedicated to 10,000 years of Hindu culture. See the huge Jama Mosque and the downtown Sikh Temple with its golden dome before ending the tour at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu. Price per person: £56.

13th Day: Delhi - Maldives

Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Malé, the capital of the Maldives. Transfer to your hotel by speedboat for an idyllic All-Inclusive stay. Overnight in the Maldives.

14th Day: Maldives

All-Inclusive. Spend the day at your leisure and take the opportunity to snorkel in the turquoise waters or simply unwind with a beachside massage. Overnight stay in the Maldives.

15th Day: Maldives

All-Inclusive. Enjoy a day at your leisure. We recommend exploring the island and making the most of the incomparable facilities of your hotel. Overnight stay in the Maldives.

16th Day: Maldives

All-InclusiveRelax at your leisure in the beautiful surroundings. Overnight stay in the Maldives.

17th Day: Maldives - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK / Ireland. Night on board.

18th Day: UK / Ireland

Arrive in the UK / Ireland and end your trip.

Accommodation: 15 Nights

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Included in all our trips

Included

  • Accommodation in Superior and Luxury category hotels.

+£ 600

  • Accommodation in Luxury category hotels.

Available Activities

Activities availability is subject to departure dates and itinerary selected.
See the price of optional activities after selecting the date in the next step
Optional

Full-Day Delhi Temples Tour

Explore Delhi's most iconic temples including the Baha'i Lotus Temple, extraordinary Akshardham Temple, the Jama Mosque and the Sikh Temple in downtown Delhi. End the tour at the majestic Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
Suggested activity for day 12

The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. 
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  • Departures from main UK / Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK / Ireland - Delhi, Malé - UK / Ireland. *
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  • Internal flights: Delhi - Malé. **
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  • 15 nights hotel accommodation in Superior and Luxury category hotels.
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  • 11 Breakfasts in India and All-Inclusive in Maldives. ***
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  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles in India.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary. ****
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    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Speedboat transfers in the Maldives.
  • Garden Room in Maldives.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English speaking guide in India.
  • Tuk-Tuk Ride in Bikaner.
  • Jeep Transfer at the Amber Fort in Jaipur.

Not included

Indian visa (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

If you are travelling to India with a UK passport, you will require an Indian visa. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Indian Embassy for further details: 
https://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

See important notes

* Due to the customs clearance rule of the government of India, if your flight calls at another city in India before arriving in Delhi, confirm at the departure desk in the UK whether you should pick up your suitcase and pass customs control at the airport where the connection is made. Remember that if the flight stops in Mumbai you will need to pick up your luggage. Keep in mind that normally this whole process takes approximately 60 minutes.

** Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

The flight from Delhi - Malé has a connection in Colombo.

*** All-Inclusive package includes: Breakfast (7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.), Lunch (12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.), and Dinner (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) served in Maaga Restaurant and Afternoon Tea served at Bluu Restaurant, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, all day and night including bottled water, non-carbonated drinks, house brand soft drinks, fruit juice, draught beer, red and white house table wine, house brand spirits and a selection of cocktails at Bluu Restaurant. All-Inclusive activities: Local Island visit excursion per minimum stay of four nights, Kayak, Sup, Volleyball, Windsurf, Paddle Boat, Foosball, Billiard and Board games (Subject to availability). Lessons and certificates are available for an extra charge.

**** The order of the itinerary can change according to the day of departure of the flight.

Thursday/ Sunday: 2 nights in Delhi at the beginning, 1 night in Delhi at the end.

Monday/ Friday: 1 night in Delhi at the beginning, 2 nights in Delhi at the end.

Useful information

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity and at least two blank pages.
  • Visa
    A visa is required to enter the country. Issued by the embassy or online E-Visa application one month before arrival in the country.
  • Currency
    Indian Rupee.
  • Language
    Hindi and English.
  • Electricity
    220 V in the majority of the country. Electrical sockets are European style however an adapter may be useful.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
  • Time zone
    GMT + 5:30.
  • Other useful information
    Foreigners cannot bring Indian Rupees into the country, although you can bring foreign currency and exchange it once you arrive.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.incredibleindia.org/

Offer conditions

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Tips in India are subject to the decision of the client based on the level of satisfaction of the service provided and the experience in general. Taking into account that they are not obligatory, they are usually expected. 

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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