1. Feb. 21-Mar. 9, 2019 [wait list only]
2. Feb. 17-Mar. 5, 2019
Number of days:
$5,387 [including air from SFO]
- In bustling Delhi, the apex of the country’s renowned Golden Triangle, encounter the fascinating sights of Old and New Delhi.
- Visit legendary Jaipur, one of the great cities of the Rajput, known for its pink sandstone buildings.
- Enjoy a home-hosted dinner with a Rajasthani family in Jaipur.
- Stay for two nights at Ranthambore National Park, once a royal hunting ground, and take game drives in search for elusive Bengal tigers and other wildlife.
- Embark on an afternoon camel safari in pastoral Kalakho to meet local Meena tribespeople in their homes.
- Stop in ancient Abhaneri to see the Chand Baori step well, an architectural marvel with 3,500 steps.
- In Agra, savor a travel highlight with a visit to the sublime Taj Mahal as well as imposing Agra Fort, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.
- Witness Hindu pilgrims performing their rituals on the Ganges River in the holy city of Varanasi, and cruise along the Ganges to attend a traditional aarti ceremony.
- Visit Sarnath, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, to see the temples and stupas and tour the museum with its superb collection of Buddhist artifacts.
- Absorb the beauty of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal on a special journey with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension.