North India Adventure, 16 days

North India, India

Visit North India and join an off-the-beaten track adventure to one of the planet’s most exotic destinations on our specialist-lead, fully guided small group tour. Whether your idea of paradise is exploring ancient temples, meandering through exotic bazaars or savouring possibly the world’s best cuisine, our 16 day tour of North India has something for everyone.

 

 

Tour Includes:

15 nights, half board, all activities included

Our 16 day North India tour is a low on stress, high on excitement introduction to the vibrancy of India for first time adventurers of the Subcontinent. You will experience the highlights of Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle plus the mystical city of Varanasi along the Ganges.

Our tours are designed to give you brilliant value for money by covering the vast majority of all your land costs while offering you flexibility about where & what you like to eat.

This tour costs just usd $2445 pp twin share for friends/couples, and USD $2695 pp for single supplement (private double room).

Plus! get extra discounts if you combine this tour with our 15 day South India tour to create a spectacular 30 day North & South India Explorer tour

  • Golden Triangle Highlights
  • Palaces & Forts of Rajasthan
  • Taj Mahal
  • Blue city of Jodhpur
  • Floating palace in Udaipur
  • Camel Safari
  • Bazaar shopping
  • Mystical river Ganges
  • Indian Rail journeys
  • Desert homestay
  • Cooking lesson
  • Varanasi walking tour
  • Pushkar Camel Festival (November departures)
  • Holi festival of colours (March departures)

Upcoming tour departure dates: North India Adventure

OCTOBER 2017 TOUR
TOUR STARTS DATE TIME
Udaipur Saturday 14th November 2017 16:00
TOUR ENDS DATE TIME
Varanasi Sunday 29th November 2017 08:00
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MAPS & AREA

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Tour Attractions

Udaipur

India's most romantic city, Udaipur is a historical centre for artists and musicians and home of ancient palaces including the world famous Lake Pichola Floating Palace. Enjoy Rajasthani folk dancing, explore bustling markets and soak up history at the beautiful historical City Palace and the hilltop Monsoon Palace.

Ranakpur

Wander through the 13th Century Jain Temples in the Aravali Hills Range and enjoy a delicious thali lunch cooked by Jain monks.

Jodhpur

Sip on a lassi and admire views of the colossal Mehrangarh Fort. Wander among colourful saris and sparkling bangles in the Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in India. Learn to cook traditional Rajasthani cuisine in a cooking lesson with our family friends.

Setrawa Village

Enjoy an overnight desert safari where you can ride a camel, eat local specialties by the camp fire, visit a local village school, and sleep under a blanket of stars in a remote and unspoiled Rajasthani Desert Village.

Jaisalmer

Walk through the ancient bazaars of this historical and remote desert town and stay within the walls of the famous 10th Century Jaisalmer Fort

Agra

Discover spectacular views from the Red Fort and admire the elegant architecture of the legendary Taj Mahal of Agra

Varanasi

Walk the ghats of the Ganges for a heady experience and see the city from the water in the holy city of Varanasi. A local expert guide will escort you through this intriguing city.

What else can you do?

Travel photography:

For those of you interested in improving and practicing your travel photography Francisco will run some sessions on how to get the best shots of the people, markets, landscapes and cities you will be visiting.

Holi Festival of Colours:

For our March departures we are fortunate to be able to celebrate this vibrant and joyous Hindu festival with our close Rajasthani friends in their family home.

Volunteer work:

If you are interested you will also have the opportunity to get involved in some charity work with Sambhali Trust in Jodhpur & Setrawa Village www.sambhali-trust.org

Indian cooking lessons:

Our long-time friends in Rajasthan can teach you traditional Indian cookery in their home kitchens.

Pushkar Camel Fair:

For our November departures you will experience the bustling annual camel fair of Pushkar, where an astonishing 50,000 camels converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar, in India's state of Rajasthan. It's a fascinating and peculiar sight, and a great opportunity to witness an old traditional style Indian festival..

Tour Information

We have spent many years travelling through and living in this amazing part of the world. We have first-hand local knowledge of North India’s world famous attractions, plus the hidden experiences off the beaten track which make India such an immensely rewarding and unforgettable travel experience. We look forward to sharing these adventures with you.

Who is my guide?

Your guide Francisco de Souza is an intrepid traveler and published travel photographer with a passionate focus on the Subcontinent. Get inspired by his latest gallery of Indian images.
Francisco has lived in both North & South India and traversed the Subcontinent by land many times. Francisco knows India. Learn more about Francisco on his Bio page.

How will we travel and where will we stay?

We will travel overland comfortably by 2nd Class sleeper trains and air-conditioned modern vans.

We will stay in comfortable local family run guest-houses and heritage properties to experience the true and authentic India.
See more about our transport & accommodation in our FAQs

What is the cost?

Our tours are designed to give you brilliant value for money by covering the vast majority of all your land costs while offering you flexibility about where & what you like to eat.

This tour costs USD $2445 pp twin share for friends/couples, and USD $2695 pp for single supplement (private double room).
See the Inclusions tab for specific detail about what is covered by the tour price.

This tour requires a 30% deposit on booking and full balance to be paid 3 months before the departure date. This enables us to book and confirm all your land transport, domestic flights (if required) and accommodation.

What have previous travellers said about this tour?

Testimonials

Simply superb. Francisco points out so many colours, characters and smells that you would likely otherwise miss and ensures you get to see everything! This tour was a life highlight.
Evan, New Zealand, 2015
I think that Francisco can safely say “mission accomplished” as the spirit of India is now in all of us. We all learned a lot.
Kevin, France, 2013
I am in my 60’s and have had several trips with Latitude22 since 2009. I cannot praise them enough for the experiences I have had in India.
Christine, New Zealand, 2012
I have toured South India in 2012 and North India in 2014. Both trips were awesome and I was able to experience a part of India not usually experienced by tourists.
Paul, New Zealand, 2014
Thank you for the most amazing experience of my life. Your planning, attention to detail and tour guide skills are exceptional. I look forward to my next adventure!
Andy, United Kingdom, 2013
You took us to places we would have never been to! Being welcomed into families’ homes and drinking chai with the locals is something I will remember for a long time.
Sam, New Zealand, 2011
Worth every second! Highlights were interacting with the locals and being up close and personal with the vendors at the market. Francisco was great!
Allanah, New Zealand, 2015
What an amazing tour! It was great to get off the beaten track and experience the real India.
Emma, New Zealand, 2013
Excellent photography training and sightseeing tour. Francisco was superb. Strongly recommend the trip.
Rolise, India, 2015
Thank you guys for giving me a memorable experience that I will never forget. See you again in 2016.
Sara, Australia, 2014
You showed us a side of India that tourists do not usually see: we met local families, ate local food, visited a remote village & school, walked old areas of the cities where tourists don’t go
Lilian, New Zealand, 2011
Amazing experience, showing the vibrant Indian everyday life. Real life. With the respect and love to the local people. The best experience you can have in Goa!
Kate, Poland, 2015
We loved this tour so much we also got Francisco to take us out for a whole day to explore some other amazing places in Goa, which we wouldn’t have found ourselves.
Rakesh, London, 2015
It’s a fun and fulfilling experience and definitely worth it. I loved it and I ended up going for 3 tours.
Monique, Holland, 2015
You guys rock! You continue to be the biggest reminder of the true India: your empathy with the poor is unbelievable & a lesson to us all & the reason we have the amazing memories.
Mike and Carolyn, United Kingdom, 2013
As a keen photographer I was able to get amazing shots of the people of India. Thank you Francisco for showing me the respectful way to photograph people.
Raymond, New Zealand, 2014
Awesome experience! As a single female traveller, I felt safe with Francisco and he even knew some of the stall holders so it was neat to be able to chat with them. I would recommend to ...
Emma, New Zealand, 2016
Francisco gave generously of his time to make sure I had a wonderful Indian experience. Thank you.
Ruth, New Zealand, 2015
I had a fabulously interesting tour. Francisco has a real strength in how he is able to engage the locals and show visitors the real India.
Steve, London, 2015

Tour Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • 15 nights accommodation in comfortable and clean 3 star guest houses and heritage hotels plus a homestay in a desert village
  • Consistent guide through the entire tour
  • 15 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • Welcome dinner and drink of your choice
  • Farewell dinner and drink of your choice
  • One cooking class & dinner meal
  • All tour transport including:
    • AC van transfers
    • 2nd class AC sleeper train travel
    • Rickshaws and taxis between sites
    • Camel safari
  • All activities as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • All entrance tickets to attractions as outlined in detailed itinerary including camera fees where applicable
  • Expert guides as outlined in the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • International flights to & from India. We can book these for you.
  • Domestic flights to start/finish cities. We can book these for you.
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Food drinks & activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Your own personal shopping
  • Personal loss/theft/accident/injury
  • Airport transfers in your home country, airline taxes and excess baggage charges
  • Vaccinations and medical care