Himalayan International Tours has announced their India Nepal Super FAM Tour, departing September 25, 2017. The 10-day tour for travel agents costs $2,688 per person sharing. Spouses are $385 plus agent cost and single supplement is $766. Clients may join for a supplement cost of $543.
Costs cover round trip airfare from New York, all tour flights, hotels with breakfast, airport transfers, sightseeing tours, elephant ride tour in Jaipur, and English speaking tour guides.
Guests will depart from New York to Delhi and will spend a day exploring Old Delhi and New Delhi. Stops in the city will include Chandni Chowk, a bustling bazaar, Jama Masjid, the oldest and largest Mosque in India, and Birla Temple. The group will then drive to Jaipur, a city built in 1727 and spend the night.
The next day guests will travel in the Maharajah style on decorated elephants to the Amber Palace in the Aravalli hills. Stops include sensual Sheesh Mahal, Marble palace, and Vijay Temple. In the afternoon, guests will arrive at the Jai Singh's Observatory built in the 17th century by the founder of Jaipur who, besides being a prince was also soldier, astronomer and builder. The City Palace is now a museum housing Rajput and Mogul paintings, rare manuscripts and an armory, and explore the exotic bazaars.
Day five will bring guests to the city of the Taj Mahal, Agra. En-route the tour will stop at Fatehpur-Sikri, the deserted Sandstone City built by King Akbar in 17th. C. The evening will end with checking into Hotel Shiraz.
Guests will take a morning visit to the Taj Mahal In the afternoon they will see marble handicraft workers creating the jewel inlaid furniture and decorative articles in traditional fashion. Then it’s a drive to Delhi for a free evening.
The next day begins with a morning flight to Kathmandu and a transfer to Hotel Yak N Yeti. After that there's an afternoon tour of the city and visits to the Temple of Hanuman, Dhoka Square, The House of the Living Goddess, Royal Palace, and local bazaars.
A morning tour of Patan follows, where there will be a tour of the Tibetan Handicrafts Center and, in the afternoon, a visit to Bhaktapur.
The last full day begins with an optional flight-seeing tour of Mt. Everest. Guests then visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Stupa. Bouddhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in the Valley, at 36 meters high. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in Nepal.
Guests transfer to the airport for a flight to Delhi and then to their connection to New York.
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