9-Day Tour of Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and Jaipur

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Escape Kit

  • An Eight-Day Land-Only Trip to India ($749 to 899 per Person)
  • Or, a Nine-Day Flights-Included Trip to India ($1,699 to $2,199 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip Economy Class International Flights between Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, or New York City and Delhi
  • Round-Trip Transfers from Airport to Hotel
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Sarovar Portico Naraina or Similar in Delhi, for One Night at The Retreat or Similar in Agra, for Two Nights at Khandela Haveli or Similar in Jaipur, and for One Night at Malki ka Kamra or Similar in Shekhawati
  • Seven Breakfasts and Two Dinners
  • Ground Transportation between Destinations
  • Tours of Old and New Delhi, the Taj Mahal and Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, the Pink City of Jaipur, and Shekhawati Havellis
  • Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, Hotel Fees, and Entrance Fees per Itinerary
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation
  • Book by date February 10, 2017

Spend eight or nine days exploring the splendor of India, including Delhi, the Taj Mahal, the lost city of Fatehpur Sikri, and the Pink City of Jaipur with this small-group tour from Encounters Travel.

The Itinerary
Day 0: Fly to India (Flights-Included Packages Only)
• Board your flight to Delhi

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
• Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Delhi
• After check-in, local representatives will go over the itinerary with you and introduce you to the area
Overnight at Sarovar Portico or similar

Day 2: Delhi
• Enjoy a full day exploring the sights of India's capital
• Climb on a cycle rickshaw to be driven through the intricate streets around Old Delhi and visit the Jama Masjid mosque
• After a visit to Mahatma Gandhi's cremation ground at Raighat, take time to stroll around the Indian parliament buildings, the India Gate, and Humayun's Tomb
• Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight at Sarovar Portico or similar; breakfast and dinner included

Day 3: Taj Mahal
• In the morning, head to Agra to see the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• In the afternoon, enjoy a full sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal as the fading sunlight creates ever-changing colors and shades on the amazing monument to love
Overnight at The Retreat or similar; breakfast included

Day 4: The Lost City of Fatehpur Sikri
• Begin the drive to Jaipur to see the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri
• Visit Keoladeo National Park and take a cycle rickshaw through the park to view the wildlife
• After lunch, continue your drive through rural India to arrive in Jaipur in the afternoon
Overnight at Khandela Haveli or similar; breakfast included

Day 5: Amber Palace and Jaipur Tour
• Visit the Amber Palace for a guided tour
• Head into Jaipur to see the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), Jantar Mantar (Observatory), City Palace, and some of the local temples and street life
• Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, taking advantage of tour options including the Chowki Dhani village in the evening
Overnight at Khandela Haveli or similar; breakfast included

Day 6: Jaipur and Shekhawati Havellis
• Use your free time this morning to join a kite flying tour, craft market and food tour, or shopping tour
• Late in the morning you'll head into the rural semi-desert Shekhawati region and explore the colorfully painted Havellis
• Spend the night at another of Rajasthan's famous heritage hotels, converted from palaces and merchant houses
Overnight at Malki ka Kamra or similar; breakfast and dinner included

Day 7: Return to Delhi
• Head out of Rajasthan on your return drive to Delhi
• Stop at Cyber Hub or Ambience Mall at Gurgaon for lunch and a taste of modern India
• Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure
Overnight at Sarovar Portico or similar; breakfast included

Day 8: Return home
Enjoy some free time in the morning before joining your transfer back to the airport for your flight home
Breakfast included

The Dates
2/4, 4/22, 9/23 ($799)
2/25, 3/25, 4/8, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18 ($849)
3/11 ($899)
5/ 20, 9/9 ($749)

Departing from Los Angeles (LAX):
3/10, 4/21 ($1,699)
3/24, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17 ($1,999)
4/7, 5/19, 9/8, 9/22 ($1,899)

Departing from San Francisco (SFO):
3/10, 5/19, 9/8 ($1,999)
3/24, 4/7, 4/21 ($1,899)
9/22 ($2,149)
10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17 ($2,199)

Departing from Washington DC (WAS):
3/10, 3/24, 10/6, 10/20 ($1,999)
4/21, 5/19, 9/8 ($1,899)
4/7, 11/3, 11/17 ($2,149)

Departing from New York City (JFK):
3/10, 5/19, 11/3, 11/17 ($2,099)
3/24, 4/7, 10/6, 10/20 ($1,999)
4/21, 9/8, 9/22 ($1,899)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; solo travelers will pay an additional $419.

  • I had a phenomenal trip with Encounters Travel. It was organized in a timely manner. Everything went smoothly and better than I expected!

    -- Facebook Reviewer

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • When purchasing and gifting vouchers please list name(s) exactly as given on your passport(s)
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by February 10, 2017 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. For more information, please visit www.encounterstravel.com/booking_conditions.php
  • Not valid toward existing reservations
  • Voucher includes round-trip economy class international flights between Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, or New York City and Delhi; round-trip transfers from airport to hotel; double-occupancy accommodations for three nights at Sarovar Portico Naraina or similar in Delhi, for one night at the retreat or similar in Agra, for two nights at Khandela Haveli or similar in Jaipur, and for one night at Malki Ka Kamra or similar in Shekhawati; seven breakfasts and two dinners; ground transportation between destinations; tours of old and New Delhi, the taj Mahal and Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, the pink city of Jaipur, and shekhawati Havellis; and airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and hotel fees
  • India visa required before departure for US or Canadian citizens. An e-visa should be arranged for an additional $62
  • Voucher does not include airfare for land-only options, compulsory travel insurance, meals not indicated in the itinerary, entrance fees (budget $132), drinks, snacks, other personal expenses, tips for guide and driver, and any other items not mentioned
  • Travel insurance covering medical costs and repatriation for medical reasons is mandatory; policy details must be provided to Encounter Travels at least 1 month before departure (policy number, name of the issuing company, and the policy emergency contact details); travel insurance covering cancellation and baggage is recommended but not mandatory. A comprehensive policy is available from Encounters Travel from $123. Health insurance is generally not sufficient; view all details at www.encounterstravel.com/travel_insurance.php
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Couples will be provided a private double room.
  • Single travelers may choose to pay a single room supplement to guarantee themselves a single room throughout the tour. Alternatively, they may choose to share a twin/triple room with another traveler(s) of the same sex. If there are no other single travelers available to pair up with at the time of booking, then single travelers will need to pay the single room supplement $419. Encounters Travel will refund this if they are able to arrange a room share. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
  • Travelers must be ages 12+
  • Tour departures require a minimum of 2 travelers to run. Please do not book international flights or connecting travel until merchant confirms minimum numbers have been reached
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Bookings with Encounters Travel are only made after the voucher is redeemed and a booking confirmation email sent.
  • After vouchers are redeemed Encounters Travel booking conditions and cancellation fees apply
  • Review the State Department's website for passport requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
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