Allow us to add to the rave reviews for Easy Tours that are so consistent in what you'll read in this section of the site. In trying to come up with a fresh way of describing the experience, here's what we decided: Think about the best cruise you could imagine, and then picture that experience on land (except for having to pack and unpack at each new city!). That's Easy Tours. The similarity with high-end cruising is that everything and we mean everything is handled for you. You can just sit back and enjoy the ride, without any stress of figuring out where to go, what to see, places to eat, etc. A few things in particular to point out: First, the guides. We were blessed with two five-star folks Ibid Ali (aka Ali), Tour Director, and Raj Singh, our intrepid driver. They brought India to life for us. No matter what the destination, Ali was a Google-sized expert on everything we saw, and could summon up dates and details enough to be a winner on Jeopardy! And Raj? He managed to drive 300 kilometre distances on unmarked roads perfectly (we joked that he had a GPS implanted in his head). Both men were eternally upbeat the entire time, no matter how crazy the traffic, or how many annoying questions we asked (including the ones we repeated two or three times). Like we're sure most Easy Tours guests feel, it'll be tough to go back to normal life, without such able companions and friends to accompany us. Second, the people and sights. To be honest, we had only a vague understanding and appreciation for India before the trip. Now, we see it for what it is a country with hard-working, good souls, who cherish their culture, and who maintain a sense of contentment no matter what their living conditions or income. One of the great parts of an Easy Tours tour is that you get "up close and personal" with the people and that made the trip so much more than a bucket list of sights to check off. But speaking of destinations, we did a pretty standard visit of all the must-see places in Northern India (basically the Golden Triangle, plus a couple of other stops). While one sight in particular could only charitably be described as chaotic (Varanasi) we'd been warned beforehand, and just embraced it as part of India's culture. But the combination of visits was perfect: big city life and small villages; palaces and the polar opposite; monkeys, camels, pigs, goats and yes, tons of cows to provide marvelous traffic jams and photo ops galore (good thing we brought a big memory card for our camera). And the pace was just right we could linger when we wanted, and still had a bit of free time to decompress. Even the long drives between a couple of destinations were effortless (think cruising again), because we didn't have to sweat figuring out the routes, or how to dodge the cows. Third, the accommodations. If you asked 100 Americans to name the country with the best hotels in the world, it's highly unlikely that any of them would name India. They're wrong. As a group, the places we stayed were over the top, with a level of warm service and care that put any other country's hotels to shame. The typical query from hotel staff: "Is there anything else we could do to make your visit more enjoyable?" We've never been asked that question before. At each stop along the way, the hotel manager was there to personally greet us (and send us off!). And the attention to detail? Two touching examples: i) One room attendant noticed that we'd brought a lap top with us. He took the initiative to have his in-house tailor stitch a travel case for it, in fabric from the region; it'll be a lifetime memory of his thoughtfulness. ii) At another hotel, resting poolside, the pool attendant came by with, "Here's some mango sorbet with my compliments." And fourth, the planning and follow through. From our first contact with the company, through the itinerary planning and booking, and continuing with the in-country visit, the Easy Tour staff has its act together like nothing you've seen before. It starts at the top. The owner, Sunil, picked up the phone when I had a question about our trip imagine any other CEO doing that. Our in-country rep, Chandni, was constantly checking in with us along the way, just to make sure everything was going flawlessly, which it was. And in most cities, we had a "back up" check in, when the local Easy Tours facilitator would meet us and ask how things were going. In sum, Easy Tours should be everyone's go-to place to book and experience a trip of a lifetime to India. Happy to provide further detail if you're interested, but we're hopeful that this writeup explains why we all rave about the company and its caring team of professionals.