A Taste of India- A Secret Retreats journey -
This journey has been personally designed by Sucheta and Hans,
hosts at Summertime Villa in Goa, who have explored all corners of India both for pleasure and as their occupation share with you here their best selection.
Highlights of the Journey:
- The Taj Mahal at Agra
- Colourful cities and palaces of Rajasthan
- Wonderful small handpicked hotels
- Possible extension to the beaches of Goa
Join for a veritable feast of a tour, as you journey from bustling Delhi through colourful Rajasthan. You begin by visiting the amazing Taj Mahal, continue to the iconic cities of Jaipur and Udaipur and also stay for two nights in a lovely retreat in the small town of Barli. Along the way you will discover many facets of Indian culture, including the country’s delicious food.
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In order to relax by the sea after crossing Rajasthan:
The former Portuguese colony of Goa is famous for its easy-going ambience, good food, and lovely climate. It boasts a coastline with beautiful beaches; palm fringed rivers, lush scenery with paddy fields, mango groves and white washed villas. You stay for three nights in Wildflower Villas, a laid-back resort on a hillside, with unique villas strung around a lush organic garden. Wildflower offers a serene location with beautiful views across the paddy fields and hills of north Goa.
Note: For two or three couples, you will stay at Summertime Villa. Summertime is a 3-bedroom villa which is perfect for 4 to 6 people, a laid-back luxury villa in Goa with tropical gardens, koi pond, and infinity pool. You’ll enjoy total privacy in a secluded location, yet close to the famous beaches in north Goa.
A Taste of India
and for the 3 night-extension: 410 USD /person (based on 2 persons sharing the same room )
The total price includes:
Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis in the hotels detailed in the itinerary.
Train Tickets by Gaatiman Express (AC - Chair Car) from Delhi to Agra (08:10/09:50).
Private AC chauffeur-driven car/coach from Day 3 (Agra) to Day 8 (Udaipur).
All transport for transfers and sightseeing by private AC chauffeur-driven car/coach.
Local English-speaking guide for the half day tour of Old Delhi by metro & rickshaw on Day 2.
Local English-speaking guide for the half day tour of Agra on Day 3.
Local English-speaking guide for the walking tour of Jaipur on Day 5.
Local English-speaking guide for the excursion to Amber Fort on Day 5.
Local English-speaking guide for the half day city tour of Udaipur on Day 9.
Boat ride on Pichola lake (by shared boat) on Day 9.
Local English-speaking guide for the half day tour of Panjim & the Churches of Old Goa on Day 12.
The total price does not include:
VISA - A valid visa for India is required – please enquire and apply with the Indian Embassy in your country of residence well in advance or your travel dates (Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date and that you have a valid visa for entry to India).
Early/late check in/out service at hotels. Check-in and check-out time in Indian hotels is generally fixed at 12 noon. Early or late service is subject to availability.
Tips and gratuities.
Services, Meals and Drinks other than those detailed in the itinerary.
Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
Entrance fees (unless specifically detailed in the inclusions) and extra charges for camera and video.
Travel Insurance (a requirement).