Traveler $3,302

Next trip departs on 6-March-2016

Jump over the sand dunes of Thar Desert in Rajasthan on a 4×4 jeep

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Driving level
IntermediateTravel Style4×4 Jeep
Driving Distance~820kmTour TypeSmall group
Driving Days9RegionsRajasthan
LandscapeDesertAccommodation LevelSuper Comfort

Trip description

Rajasthan Jeep Tour

Welcome to Rajasthan, land of the Maharajas, the place where legends come true and sights overwork imagination. Taking the traditional camel tours to the next step, we’ll roam the immense Thar Desert, saddled upon a 4*4 jeep. Rejoice your vacation by jumping over sand dunes that stretch to the horizon and by grasping the steering wheel like you own wilderness. In fact, our tour leader will help you improve your sand-driving skills so much, that you will practically ace this crash course in counting sand grains.

Amidst a harsh climate, the desert is also home to millions of people living in historical cities and a diversity of animals, all living in unusual and fascinating ways to overcome the extreme conditions. From majestic cities with colorful houses and Saris as Udaipur and Jodhpur to mud huts treasured in tiny villages in the dunes, we will try to taste as much spices as possible, while awarding ourselves with lavish real-life palaces, turned into heritage resorts.

What’s included

Accomodation

  • 12 Nights’ Accommodation – 11 nights at hotels and 1 night in a delux tent camp
  • Single Room/Single Tent Supplement: $748 per person

Meals

  • 12 Breakfasts at the hotels
  • 9 Dinners at the hotels

Activities

  • Boat Ride
  • Cultural show
  • Monuments entry fee
  • Adventure Zip line tour in Jodhpur
  • Desert Camel Ride
  • Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi

Misc

  • Local Self-drive 4×4 jeeps – (4 travelers in one jeep) from Day 03 to Day 11.
  • Mechanic with supporting jeep.
  • All Fuel costs during self-drive.
  • English Speaking Tour leader.
  • Arrival / Departure Airport Assistance.

Itinerary

Day 1  Delhi

Arrive to hotel in Delhi and meeting. City tour and evening brief about the Thar Desert 4×4 adventure.

Day 2  Udaipur

Morning flight to the magical city of Udaipur. Wander through the alleys, take a dreamy boat ride on Lake Pichola and wrap up our day in a cultural Rajasthani show.

Day 3  Narlai

Starting our driving journey to the desert to get to know some sand driving techniques and the ruthless rules of Indian driving. Arrive to Narlai and stay at beautiful Rawla Narlai resort.

Day 4  Korta

Climb to a see a beautiful elephant statue on the top of Narlai hill and continue for crocodiles resting in a water dam. Pay visit to a village of the camel herders’ caste, Korta.

Day 5  Judhpur

Drive to Jodhpur, the blue city. Visit Mehrangarh fort and the old city and slide down a crazy zipline that passes above the city skyline.

Day 6  Osian

An Aladdin quest of mythical palaces hidden in dunes in Jamba and Osian, and encounters with local farmers and members of the hunters’ caste. Sleep at luxurious tent hotel on a hill.

Day 7  Khimsar

Today we’ll have a lesson in India’s history- while taking a camel back ride! We’ll experience a 4*4 drive in its extreme on our way to Kahimsar, where we’re bound to explore the fort and its revelations.

Day 8  Gajner

Visit Karni Mata temple, famous for its rats that scatter around. Pamper ourselves from the long drives in a renovated palace that is a hotel nowadays.

Day 9  Bikaner

Be touched by a bliss of nature in Ganjer Wildlife Sanctuary that draws a variety of species to the middle-of-the-desert lake. Sleep in Bikaner.

Day 10  Mandawa

From forts to Havelis, we’ll pay visit to them both today and will hopefully have just the right amount of time to walk around the miraculous village of Mandawa.

Day 11  Alsisar

Our last self-drive day will take us to Alsisar.

Day 12  Delhi

Have breakfast and drive to Delhi. Shopping through the day for last souvenirs and meeting up again in the evening for goodbye drinks.

Day 13  Delhi

Time to say goodbye- and fly back home

What our explorers are saying

“A desert joy ride!”

“I’ve been to India several times now, but i never got to cross the desert before. This is really a special way to explore India, to get acquainted with local life and culture”

Alexander Benton

“A luxurious adventure”

“This was a true high class adventure. We slept in the best hotels like real Maharajas, and the planned activities were a real treat! I didn’t really believe people can live in the desert like that, it was fascinating to have a peek at their everyday lives”

Laura Mendez

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Rajasthan jeep tour

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