North Indian Highlights

The Taj Mahal took 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants 22 years to complete, yet it only takes a moment to recognize its utter beauty. Whether strolling in its serene shadows or walking the streets of Delhi, feel the evocative allure of northern India on an eight-day journey. Learn about the G Adventures-supported City Walk project, spend the night in a traditional village home, and explore the “Pink City” of Jaipur with a local historian.

Price breakdown 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEY – SMALL GROUP ITINERARY:

Day One: DELHI

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Women on Wheels Transfer

Day Two: DELHI/ĀGRA

Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi with G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO before an afternoon drive to Agra.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good City Walk

Meals included: Breakfast

Day Three: ĀGRA

Spend the day visiting the highlights of the walled city of Agra including the famed Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day Four: ĀGRA/JAIPUR

Drive to Jaipur, visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the village of Abhaneri, which has one of India’s deepest and largest stepwells (tank gardens).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day Five: JAIPUR

Explore the “Pink City,” known also as Jaipur, including the Amber Fort, City Palace, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Listen to a local historian/scholar discuss the spirituality, social fabric, customs and traditions of India.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Meet a Local Historian

Meals included: Breakfast

Day Six: JAIPUR/SĀWARDA

Drive to the rural village of Sawarda where we stay in a heritage home. Exploring this traditional village is like stepping back in time. Walk and meet with elders, teachers and elected representatives of the village governing council, called the Panchayat. Topics of discussion include: how urbanization affects village life, information technology and modernization and its benefits and disadvantages, as well as simple village customs and traditions.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Local Village Immersion

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day Seven: SĀWARDA/DELHI

Drive back to bustling Delhi. Opt to join the CEO for a group dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day Eight: HOMEWARD BOUND

Transfer to airport for your flight home. 

Meals included: Breakfast


Price and Package Inclusions

North Indian Highlights - National Geographic Small Group Tour
from R23'365 pps
Return flights and taxes ex-Johannesburg
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet a Local Historian, Jaipur
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Village Immersion, Sāwarda
G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi Tour of Old Delhi including Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni Chowk market, and Gurduwara Sikh temple
Visit the Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort
Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri and the Abhaneri step wells
Explore Jaipur including the Amber Fort, Jaipur City Palace, and Hawa Mahal
All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
Accommodation: Hotels (6 nts), heritage hotel (1 nt)
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Transportation: Van, bus, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, walking.
Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Package does not include

  • Pre-& post accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas (if required)
  • Drinks and tips on board
  • Anything of a personal nature
  • Allow USD190-250 for meals not included.

Based on September departure – set departure dates apply.

  • All itineraries can be tailored to suit your individual needs and budgets.
  • Terms and conditions apply, subject to availability