Fabulous Rajasthan and Varanasi November 12-24, 2018. Full price $4,250, purchase before 7/15/2018 $3,995

Fabulous Rajasthan and Varanasi November 12-24, 2018. Full price $4,250, purchase before 7/15/2018 $3,995

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Exploring Rajasthan with it’s ancient forts, nomadic tribes, small villages, deserts, amazing food, dramatic semi arid landscape, and camels. With a stop to India’s holiest and most interesting city, Varanasi to top it all off. An amazing trip full of culture, color, and unique experiences, curated to be exciting, memorable and photogenic. Led by Camera Voyages founder William Vazquez.

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Fabulous Rajasthan and Varanasi

A cultural/visual trip through Rajasthan will feature.

  • Rebari shepards
  • Walk the complicated lanes of Varanasi
  • Kushti Wrestling
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Art
  • Food
  • Colorful bazaars
  • Ancient forts
  • Small villages
  • Nomadic tribesman
  • Palaces
  • World heritage sites
  • Meander through small lanes in the Blue City
  • Visit Desert Villages
  • Travel the Khuri Sand Dunes via Camel

Itinerary

  • Day 1:  11/12 Arrival in Delhi overnight in Delhi
  • Day 2:  11/13 Delhi Airport to Jaisalmer, walk the city
  • Day 3:  11/14 Jaislamer (Gadisar Lake, Jain Temple, Jaisalmer Fort, Salim singh Ki Haveli)
  • Day 4:  11/15 Jaislamer (Jeep safari to desert villages / Khuri sand dunes 
  • Day 5:  11/16 Jaisalmer-Jodpur (5 hours by car) Evening visit to asawant Thada, and Mehrangarh Fort
  • Day 6:  11/17 Jodhpur Explore the Blue city 
  • Day 7:  11/18 Jodhpur-Ahore (2.5 hours by car) Evening Village walk
  • Day 8:  11/19 Ahore visit nomadic villages around Ahore
  • Day 9:  11/20 Ahore visit nomadic villages around Ahore
  • Day 10: 11/21 Ahore-Udaipur (4 hours by car) City Palace, Durbar Hall & Jain Temple
  • Day 11:  11/22 Udaipur-Varanasi by air (Sarnath Evening Arti with Rickshaw Ride)
  • Day 12: 11/23 Varanasi Early morning boat ride on the Ganges/Explore the Ghats and narrow lanes of Varanasi
  • Day 13: 11/24 Varanasi-Delhi depart for home

Accommodations (Double Occupancy)

All accommodations have been selected for proximity to the best of what there is to see and will be solid 3 star hotels which we have vetted for quality. With some interesting heritage properties thrown in.

Pricing

  • Buy now price before 7/15/2018 $3,995
  • Full price after 7/15/2018 $4,250
  • Deposit if you don't choose buy now price $1,500
  • Price does not include inter India flights of approx $675. Inter India flights will be arranged by us.
  • Accommodations based on double occupancy it is an addition $850 per person for a single.

What is not included

  • Lunches or Dinner in Delhi
  • Personal expenses like alcohol, beverages, laundry etc.
  • Any Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Inter India flights a separate line item
  • Travel or Medical Insurance
  • Any expenses due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control including flight cancellations
  • India Visa

What is included

  • All accommodations
  • Delhi accommodation breakfast only
  • All meals Jaisalmer-Varanasi
  • All inter-India transport
  • All sightseeing and activities as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees 
  • Local Guide
  • Camera Voyages expert (William Vazquez)

Schedule and activities are subject to change due to circumstances on the ground. All efforts will be made to keep to the propsed schedule of events and destinations.

Before you go

  • You will need an India Visa. You can apply for an e-tourist visa here.
  • Credit cards are widely accepted at major places but cash is king for local expenses. You can change money at the airport. ATM's can be few and far in-between. The rate as of now is about 60 rupees to the dollar.
  • We strongly advise you buy travel insurance. We recommend World Nomads 
  • Most mobile phones work in India, but calls and data roaming can be expensive. Buying a local sim card can be difficult. Most accommodations will have wifi. We will have a mobile phone that will works in India. we will provide that number after booking trip.
  • You will need a current passport with at least months time of validity from your entrance to India, and a blank page for the visa.
  • It will be the dry season in Rajasthan. The weather will vary from hot during the day in the sun to chilly at night.

Some of what we will see and experience. Photographs from the places and people we will visit.