BEST OF INDIA WITH DUBAI
Cultural tour of India & UAE

 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites covered in this tour
1. Agra Fort, India 5. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
2. Amber Fort- Jaipur 6. Red Fort Complex
3. Fatehpur Sikri 7. Taj Mahal, Agra
4. Humayun's Tomb, Delhi 8. The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 12 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Max. Tour Size : N/A
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Apr 04, 2017: Depart Canada for India
 
Day 02: Apr 05, 2017: Connect at Dubai with flight to New Delhi (INDIA)
Day 03: Apr 06, 2017: Delhi
(B, D)
Day 04: Apr 07, 2017: Delhi/Jaipur
(B)
Day 05: Apr 08, 2017: Jaipur
(B)
Day 06: Apr 09, 2017: Jaipur/Ranthambore
(B, L, D)
Day 07: Apr 10, 2017: Ranthambore/Fatehpur Sikr/Agra
(B)
Day 08: Apr 11, 2017: Agra
(B, D)
Day 09: Apr 12, 2017: Agra/Delhi (Drive) Delhi/Dubai (Flight)
(B)
Day 10: Apr 13, 2017: Dubai
(B, D)
Day 11: Apr 14, 2017: Dubai
(B, D)
Day 12: Apr 15, 2017: Depart Dubai
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Apr 04, 2017: Depart Canada for India via Seattle. Connect with Emirates Airline to India

Day 02: Apr 05, 2017: Connect at Dubai with flight to New Delhi (INDIA)

Arrival. Namaste! We are warmly welcomed the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together and transferred to our deluxe hotel.
Overnight: Vivanta By Taj Dwarka, New Delhi (2 Nights)

Day 03: Apr 06, 2017: Delhi

The capital of India is a true reflection of the old and new of India. We explore Old Delhi, starting with the Red Fort Complex*. The Red Fort is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity which, under the Shah Jahan, was brought to a new level of refinement and each pavilion reveals architectural elements typical of Mughal building, reflecting a fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions. Continue on a captivating Rickshaw ride passing through the narrow lanes of the famous Chandni Chowk Bazaar before ending at the Jama Masjid -  a Mughal majesty and India's largest mosque. Visit the Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Evening we enjoy a welcome dinner at a well-known local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 04: Apr 07, 2017: Delhi/Jaipur

Morning tour of Humayun's Tomb*, the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, built in 1570 which was recently restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. After visiting the Tomb, we drive to Jaipur, the rose pink capital of Rajasthan. It is called the pink city as most of the buildings in the old city are made of pink sandstone. This goes to i876 when the maharaja of Jaipur, in commemoration of the visit of Queen Victoria had all the buildings painted in pink  as a sign of welcome and hospitality.
Overnight: ITC Rajputana - A Starwood luxury collection hotel (2 Nights) (B)

Day 05: Apr 08, 2017: Jaipur

We are treated like the royalty of yesteryear with an elephant back ride to the majestic Amber Fort*. Perched on a hillside on the outskirts of town, the palace was constructed by Maharaja Man Singh. The fort comprises a number of gardens, courtyards and palatial spaces derived from Mughal architecture and are a distinguished example of 17th Century Rajput architecture. Visit the beautiful Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, where the ladies of the royal court used to watch the city from behind its intricately carved facade. Visit the majestic City Palace, which houses a rare collection of Indian art and the Jantar Mantar*, an astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century that includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. It is an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period. Evening free to enjoy shopping and get a cultural experience at the bazaar. Jaipur is noted for its craftsmen, skilled in brass inlay, lacquer work and stone setting. (B)

Day 06: Apr 09, 2017: Jaipur/Ranthambore

Drive to Ranthambore, the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The rugged terrain and the dense deciduous forests are major features of this national park, which has among the largest and most diverse collection of wildlife species in India. After lunch at our lodge, we go on our first safari through the National Park seeing various indigenous animals, such as tiger, nilgai, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar, jungle cat, ratel, hyena, porcupine, the Rhesus Macaque and the black-faced Langur. About 150 bird species can be found here including migratory birds that arrive in winter.
Overnight: Ranthambore Regency (1 Night) (B, L, D)

Day 07: Apr 10, 2017: Ranthambore/Fatehpur Sikr/Agra

Ranthambore is famous for the Royal Bengal Tigers and spotting the big cat in its natural habitat is an interesting experience. After our morning safari we drive to Fatehpur Sikri*. Built during the second half of the 16th century by Emperor Akbar, the City of Victory was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes an artistically designed mausoleum of the revered Sufi saint, Salim Chisty. Continue to Agra.
Overnight: ITC Mughal – A Starwood luxury collection hotel (2 Nights) (B)

Day 08: Apr 11, 2017: Agra

The the most awaited day! We begin with a sunrise visit to the most beautiful monuments in the world, the Taj Mahal*. An immense mausoleum of white marble, it was built between 1631 and 1648 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife. The Taj Mahal is the crown jewel of Muslim art in India. After breakfast we visit the Agra Fort*. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, audience halls and two very beautiful mosques. Afternoon is free to enjoy this magical city. (B, D)

Day 09: Apr 12, 2017: Agra/Delhi (Drive) Delhi/Dubai (Flight)

Morning is free for personal activities. Afternoon drive to New Delhi Airport for our flight to Dubai. Welcome to Dubai the city of charm, hospitality and an interesting architecture.
Overnight: Hilton Garden Inn, Dubai (3 Nights) (B)

Day 10: Apr 13, 2017: Dubai

Our morning tour of Dubai includes the Jumeirah Mosque, photo stops by the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa buildings and a drive on the palm to visit the Atlantis Aquarium. We pass the palaces of the ruling family of Dubai, visit the Museum, as well as the Spice and Gold Souqs. In the afternoon, we experience an exciting desert safari. We drive through the magnificent sand dunes to experience the thrill of dune bashing. After sunset we reach a campsite equipped with traditional carpets and pillows. Ladies may get henna designs, before the evening entertainment begins authentic Arabic music and belly dances, followed by a barbecue dinner served under the stars. We return to our hotel at night. (B, D)

Day 11Apr 14, 2017: Dubai

Day free to enjoy the many attractions and activities that Dubai offers. At about 6PM we are transferred for a dhow cruise viewing Dubai by night, sumptuous dinner and live entertainment. Transfer back to our hotel. (B, D)

Day 12: Apr 15, 2017: Depart Dubai

Early morning transfer for our flight back home after what will have been a wonderful journey through the Best of India with Dubai. Arrival Vancouver the same day at 4.19PM. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

April 04

Tour Price

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Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
April 04, 2017 CA$ 3690 ex Vancouver CA$ 990
CA$ 3940 ex Other Canadian Cities
US$ 2995 ex USA US$ 770


Notes



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • International airfare (ex Vancouver & Toronto). Addon's from other cities available
  • Hotel accommodation as mentioned or similar including hotel taxes
  • 16 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Entrance Fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • 2 wildlife game safaris through Ranthambore National Park
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi
  • Desert safari in Dubai
Not Included
  • Airline taxes - (currently at CA$ 238/US$ 190)
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
N/A

USA(West Coast)
N/A

CANADA(East Coast)
N/A

USA(East Coast)
N/A

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02  participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.