The Best Tour of North India with Holi

- 16 Days

12 Guest Maximum

Private Tours

Mar 11th: Arrive at Delhi.        Overnight – The Oberoi New Delhi


Most flights arrive either in the evening or at night, and we recommend that our guests consider arriving a day earlier as this allows you to recuperate from jetlag and serves as insurance against international flight delays and cancellations. An additional night’s stay can be added at the time of reservation.

Street Musician at Jaipur

Welcome to India, home to incredible historical monuments, a plethora of natural wonders, and the world’s most colorful culture.

You are greeted by as you exit the airport and ushered to a chauffeur driven vehicle. You are now driven to your top-ranked luxury hotel and assisted with your check-in if it is 3 pm or later. The next day’s plans are briefly reviewed. While you are here, we recommend that you take the time to enjoy the incredible facilities of your hotel, including their heated indoor and outdoor pools and their wonderful spa and its fascinating offerings. Yoga sessions are available in the mornings.
(Overnight – The Oberoi New Delhi)

Mar 12th: Delhi. (Breakfast and Lunch)        Overnight – The Oberoi New Delhi


Start your exploration of India very near your hotel with a visit to the magnificent tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Delhi has such an abundance of amazing monuments that this Tomb Complex (1562 A.D.) does not quite get the acclaim that it deserves.

Humayun's Tomb Front

Front View of Humayun's Tomb

It is one of Delhi’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and its striking beauty and flawless proportions will captivate you.

From here you will drive to historic Old Delhi. While exploring North India, you will repeatedly experience awe as you experience some of the achievements of one of our planet’s greatest ruling dynasties ever – India’s legendary Mughal Empire. You will visit three of their most famous attractions, the UNESCO Forted Cities at Delhi and Agra, and the Taj Mahal. But a lot more of what you will experience at Delhi and Agra, as well in Rajasthan, will have originated under the kingdom’s influence. The Mughal’s also left behind unique cuisine, uncountable other monuments, bazaars, and a lot more, many of which you will experience during your exploration.

Start your discovery of Old Delhi at the awe-inspiring Red Fort. The great city inside the massive sandstone walls of the Red Fort offers visitors a large number of architectural and historical attractions. The Red Fort was the seat of the Mughal Empire for more than two hundred and fifty years and is obviously a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an amazing example of a blend of Persian, Indian and European architecture. Both this fortified city and the Jama Masjid (that you will visit later today) were built by Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor who created the Taj Mahal.

After this you will drive close by for lunch at the historic Curzon Room in the century old Maidens Hotel.

One of your most enduring memories of India will be your next experience as you walk through the ancient (from the time of the Mughals) Chandni Chowk Bazaar, home to the world’s largest spice market. The cacophony of sounds which have echoed through the centuries, the cries of hawkers and the animated bargaining, along with the incredible colors and the diverse smells emanating from the street food stalls and spice markets combine to make for an experience that is unique to this ancient bazaar.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

This will be followed by an e-rickshaw ride which ends at the Jama Masjid (1650 A.D.), the largest mosque in India.

The Masjid is a magnificent example of Mughal architecture and is constructed of red sandstone and white marble. It is an active place of worship and its courtyard can hold 25,000 worshippers. Bare legs and shoulders are not permitted inside the mosque and we include rented sarongs and scarves. After exploring the mosque, you will avoid the worst of Delhi’s rush hour on the drive back to your hotel.
(Overnight – The Oberoi New Delhi)

Mar 13th: Delhi. (Breakfast and Lunch)        Overnight – The Oberoi New Delhi


Continue your exploration of New Delhi with a drive to the awe-inspiring 12th century Qutab Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delhi has over 500 ancient structures strewn over its vast expanse, with many of them in various states of disrepair. For mankind’s achievements from about a millennium ago, the Qutab Minar is unmatched in its architectural brilliance and longevity.

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar

This 240 ft tall medieval tower is a symbol of victory and a spectacular example of Persian architecture, with intricate carvings and gorgeous inlaid calligraphy.

Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of the Quwat-ul-Islam Mosque, stands the legendary 2500-year-old Iron Pillar. The pillar stands 23 feet and 8 inches tall, weighs about 7000 pounds, and has inscriptions that are still legible to a great extent. This massive cast iron structure is said to have been moved from its distant cave shelter to Delhi around the 12th century.

From here you will proceed for a drive through some of Lutyens’ historic New Delhi. Your drive will take you through Delhi’s Diplomatic Enclave on tree lined avenues surrounded by embassies of the world’s major nations.

India Gate

India Gate

You will stop for a view of the exterior of the massive and awe-inspiring Rashtrapati Bhawan, which was known as the Viceroy’s House during the British era.

From here you can also enjoy a striking view of the India Gate at the other end of majestic and historic Rajpath, the former Kingsway.

After a very short drive on Rajpath you will arrive at the India Gate, a War Memorial to the 84,000 British Indian Army soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War, and Indian casualties in other wars. You will learn a little about the magnificent structure, which is often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. From here you will be driven through a section of Connaught Place, which is New Delhi’s downtown and still retains its colonial architecture and design. Lunch will be at a fine-dining restaurant in Connaught Place, with options between multiple cuisines.

Next comes the nearby Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, which is a large gold domed Sikh House of Worship and is the most prominent Gurudwara in Delhi. It was first built as a small structure in 1783 and then expanded over the next few decades. The campus includes the temple, a kitchen, a school, an art gallery, and the Sarovar (Holy Tank) whose water is called Amrit (Holy Nectar). As with all Sikh Gurudwaras, volunteers, including children and the elderly, the extremely wealthy and not so well-off perform almost all the chores required to keep the Gurudwara functioning. A fascinating part of this is the daily langar (community meal), and you will witness as thousands of meals are served to all visitors who want one, regardless of race, religion, gender or belief. Only vegetarian food is served, so that no religions dietary restrictions are violated.

Continue your exploration of Delhi with a visit to the beautiful Lodi Gardens. This massive garden complex is spread over 90 acres of priceless real estate in the heart of Delhi, and contains the tombs of various rulers of the Pashtun Dynasty that ruled much of Northern India during the 16th century. There are lush lawns and a plethora of flowers and plants mixed in with all the monuments.

Very near the gardens is the Lodi Art District, your last destination before returning to your hotel. Delhi isn’t famous for its street art and murals, and the large amount of street art found all over this upscale part of the city will both surprise and delight you. The subject matter ranges from quirky to distinctly ethnic Indian and there will be surprises around every corner. A google presentation on the Lodi Art District - https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/lodhi-art-district-st-art-india/NQKi787tb1GHJA?hl=en.
(Overnight – The Oberoi New Delhi)

Mar 14th: Delhi – Varanasi. (Breakfast and in-Flight Lunch)        Overnight – Taj Nadesar Palace


In the mid-morning you driven to the airport and assisted with boarding your early afternoon flight to Varanasi on India’s best full-service airline – lunch (decent for an airline meal) will be served during the flight. Upon landing you will be driven to your exquisite Palace Hotel. This is the only true luxury lodging in Varanasi and calling the small Nadesar Palace ‘boutique’ is a vast understatement. Built by the East India Company in the 18th century, it was taken over by the local Royal Family in the late 19th Century and served as a guest house for British and other Royalty during their visits to India. It is the centerpiece of a very large campus of gardens and organic farmland, and, time permitting, you can reserve an exploration on the Royal Family’s horse drawn carriage.

India’s holiest city is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited city on our planet with a history that dates back five millennia. The truly ancient part of the city, Kashi, is what this applies to. Among many other things, Hindu’s believe that being cremated here can free their soul from the cycle of death and rebirth. We will not try to go into details about this amazing destination, you will be introduced to some of this destination’s highlights. Benares is also home to some of our planet’s best handloomed silk and well-off Indians visit this destination just to purchase silk garments for special occasions such as weddings and other life events.
(Overnight – Taj Nadesar Palace)

Mar 15th: Varanasi. (Breakfast and Lunch)        Overnight – Taj Nadesar Palace


Two of the highlights of your time in Varanasi are the sunset and sunrise cruises on the Ganga. After a pre-dawn hot beverage and cookies, join your guide for a visit to the Ghats. It is a surreal experience to arrive at the Ghats just before dawn and witness the eons old scene - the most devout Hindu’s are waiting at the holiest Ghats to greet the rising sun as they immerse themselves in the Ganga, while others on the wide riverbank steps meditate and practice yoga. 

Sunrise Dip on a Festival Morning

Sunrise Dip on a Festival Morning

Your boat offers an excellent view of all the activity on the Ghats - women immersing themselves into the Ganga discreetly while still wearing their sarees and ascetics waist deep in the water offering prayers as they pour holy water over themselves.

During your boat ride you will experience a private live performance of the wonderful sounds of traditional Benares Gharana, an ancient form of music incorporating the tabla and the sitar. The ambiance created by your surroundings and the traditional Benares music has to be experienced to be believed.

Return to your palace to have breakfast, and then you are at leisure until noon, when you will enjoy lunch at the highly rated Chowk Restaurant at the Taj Ganges Hotel next door. After lunch you are driven to a spot near the Holy River from where you will be escorted through a crowded bazaar catering to visiting pilgrims. Arrive at the ghats and commence a walk on the banks of the Ganga. This is a great opportunity to experience some of Hinduisms ancient and iconic rituals. Various rituals will be taking place on the Ghats. Such ceremonies include, but are not limited to, rituals where devout Hindu’s are getting their heads shaved in respect to a recently diseased parent, newly married couples are praying with a priest for blessings, while nearby another Brahmin priest orchestrates the naming ceremony of a newborn.

Your walk will end with you being assisted in boarding your boat for a cruise along the river to view its evening activities as you cruise and observe all the rituals and prayers, including the main cremation Ghat where the deceased are burned on wooden pyres in what is considered the holiest site for their earthly remains to depart from this world so that their souls can achieve salvation.

Priest Performing Sunset Aarti, Dashashwamedh Ghat

Priests Performing Sunset Aarti, Dashashwamedh Ghat

As the sun starts setting our boat excursion pauses for a close-up view of the iconic Ganga Aarti ceremony on the now crowded Dashashwamedh Ghat, the holiest place on the river.

The Ghats on the holy river’s banks stretch for a few miles and are always full of activity, but the middle of the whole expanse is where the holiest Ghats are located and where the main evening ceremony takes place. You can float your own lamps from your boat while you watch the ancient prayer and oil lamp ceremony at sunset. Your boat enables you to enjoy a great view of the ceremony and hundreds of lamps as they float down the holy river. After this you are assisted with your disembarkation at an outer bank of the river.
(Overnight – Taj Nadesar Palace)

Mar 16th: Varanasi – Khajuraho/Panna. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)        Overnight – Tendu Leaf Jungle Resort


Head to nearby Sarnath after checking out in the mid-morning. Sarnath is a Buddhism pilgrimage site that is on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage List. Attractions in this holy rural area include the massive 2300-year-old Dhamekha Stupa located near where the Buddha preached his first sermons. This Stupa was constructed by Emperor Ashoka, who is credited with the spread of Buddhism in the world. Sarnath was also where the first Buddhist Sangha (Community of Buddhist Monks) was formed, and the area is home to a number of other ancient Buddhist monuments that you will drive by. A highlight of the visit to Sarnath is a brief stop at the very small Archaeological Museum with its impressive collection of artifacts, which include the spectacular 4 headed lion that is India’s national emblem.

After your exploration you will break for a late lunch as you approach the airport. Dine at the upscale Tree of Life Resort’s wonderful restaurant, AnnTripti, which serves highly rated fresh Indian and western cuisine. After lunch you are driven to the airport and assisted in boarding your short no-frills late afternoon flight to Khajuraho. Arrive at Khajuraho Airport and you driven to your beautiful nature resort, located on the banks of the Ken River. Nature is the key attraction here and your lodging is surrounded by striking jungle scenery, an exotic array of flora and fauna, and one of India’s premier tiger sanctuaries. Dinners are included at your resort during your stay here.
(Overnight – Tendu Leaf Jungle Resort)

Mar 17th: Khajuraho/Panna. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)        Overnight – Tendu Leaf Jungle Resort


In the early morning you will experience a jeep safari in the forested hills of Panna Tiger Reserve.

Bengal Tiger at Panna Tiger Reserve

Bengal Tiger at Panna Tiger Reserve

One of Indian Wildlife’s best success stories, the Bengal Tiger was reintroduced here in 2009 after the region lost all of its tigers.

A few tigers were relocated from other sanctuaries, and these tigers mated and had their first cubs in 2010, and in the short time since then the number of big cats has multiplied to around 70 roaming around the 210 square mile reserve.

The reserve now offers among the best chances of seeing the magnificent cats. There is a plethora of other wildlife, including a lot of crocodiles, and the occasional elusive leopard. The rugged landscape is interspersed with gorges and waterfalls, and there is a plethora of birdlife, both migratory and indigenous. You will traverse the dirt roads and pathways of the park for about 3 hours before returning to your jungle resort for breakfast.

In the late morning you will drive to the nearby small town of Khajuraho and enjoy lunch at an upscale hotel before the highlights of this excursion. After lunch you will experience the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khajuraho. These magnificent examples of Hindu religious art were constructed between 900 and 1400 years ago, and are sometimes referred to as the Kama Sutra Temples. Roughly twenty thousand extremely detailed stone sculptures adorn the facades of these temples, and about 10% of the sculptures portray very explicit erotic scenes. The sophisticated design and building techniques that were used in the creation of these temples and the detailed artistry of the sculptures cannot be described in words – you have to experience them personally to grasp their impact.

This late afternoon you will experience a cruise on the Ken River as it winds through the picturesque Panna Tiger Reserve Region. Besides frequent sighting of wildlife and exotic species of waterfowl, the colors of rocks (granite, dolomite, and quartz) on the surrounding gorges make this for a fascinating hour-long experience. Return to your resort as the sun starts to set on the river and its surroundings, creating a perfect ending for a day full of unique experiences. Dinner is included at your jungle resort this evening.
(Overnight – Tendu Leaf Jungle Resort)

Mar 18th: Khajuraho/Panna – Orchha – Agra. (Breakfast and Lunch)        Overnight – IHCL Tajview Hotel by Taj Hotels


After a slightly early breakfast, you will enjoy a scenic road journey that goes by sweeping pastoral regions and small villages. Arrive at Orchha and there is a break for lunch. After lunch you will experience a brief exploration of some of Orchha’s archeological treasures, built by the local Hindu kings in the 15th and 16th Centuries.

After this exploration you are driven about 20 minutes to the Jhansi Railway Station. An Indian railway station is an experience an itself, always abuzz with activity as India’s vast masses travel on the world’s largest rail network. Although the stations premises are not particularly sanitary, your train and your compartment are very clean and the best that India has to offer on its passenger trains. Your seats are in the best compartment of the train, with comfortable and wide reclining seats, and great views of the rural countryside and small towns that you will pass on the 2.5-hour journey.

Your guide assists you in getting seated in your assigned seats and gets your luggage ported to the appropriate location above your seats. Refreshments are served by Indian Railways during this journey - we recommend that you refrain from consuming these (except for the bottled water). Upon your arrival at Agra Station, you are driven to your hotel. At this moderately upscale hotel, you will stay in recently renovated larger rooms that offer some of Agra’s best Taj Mahal Views.
(Overnight – IHCL Tajview Hotel by Taj Hotels)

Mar 19th: Agra - Jaipur. (Breakfast and Lunch)        Overnight – Sawai Man Mahal


Enjoy a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Morning is the best time to experience it in terms of crowds - it is more expensive for Indian tourists to enter at this early hour and so the massive monument and its surrounding Mughal gardens have a lot fewer visitors than the rest of the day.

Taj Mahal at midday

Taj Mahal at midday

As the rising sun’s rays illuminate the precious stones inlaid in the marble they will gleam momentarily and change colors.

Return to your hotel in time for breakfast and to prepare for the day’s journey, after which you will proceed to the first red sandstone fort of North India, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agra Fort. This Forted City was completed in 1565 by India’s greatest Mughal ruler, Emperor Akbar, and almost everything here was later copied in Delhi’s larger Red Fort. Its royal audience halls, immense stone courtyards, marble mosque and the private royal chambers give us a glimpse of the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. There are unique views of the Taj Mahal from a section of the fort, including the room where the Taj Mahal’s creator, Emperor Shah Jahan, was imprisoned during the later years of his life by his infamous son and successor, Aurangzeb.

After exploring the fort you are driven to the Chand Baori stepwell at Abhaneri, located just off the highway to Jaipur. The massive 10th century Chand Baori Stepwell is one of the most impressive in all of India and is located next to a charming Rajasthani village. The depth of the stepwell is that of a modern 7 story building, and there are stairs (no longer accessible to visitors) leading down to the bottom from three of the 100 foot plus wide (35 meters) sides, creating symmetry and beauty to the ancient structure.

You will proceed nearby to a rural resort which serves farm fresh organic and all-natural produce, as well as pasture raised chicken and lamb in its restaurant. After lunch you will continue on with your journey to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Jaipur, where you will check-in to your beautiful palace hotel. Among the many attractions of your lodging are beautiful hand carved Thikri Panels, Rajasthani murals and vintage photographs, as well as carefully preserved artifacts such as the incredible 187 year old gilded doorway of the Rambagh Palace. The sprawling lush palace grounds are a haven for birdlife, especially the scores of peacocks who are often found performing their amazing dance. You are in the center of historic Jaipur, and most of your sightseeing is fairly easy to reach despite the city’s bustling traffic.
(Overnight – Sawai Man Mahal)

Mar 20th: Jaipur. (Breakfast and Lunch)        Overnight – Sawai Man Mahal


Begin your exploration of the walled pink city of Jaipur. You will start with a stroll through the fascinating main bazaar in the heart of the pink city and watch the locals as they shop for pretty much everything a consumer can possibly want. This atmospheric and crowded bazaar has street sellers of vegetables, fruit and other goods occupying the curbs with their displays. There are stores selling spices, nuts, flowers, toys, footwear, hardware, and a lot more, mixed in with street food vendors and brick and mortar eating establishments. Byzantine alleys lead into inner courtyard shops.

After a few minutes of walking, you will arrive at the most photographed of Jaipur’s monuments, the enchanting Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Wind).

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

This intriguing facade was built in 1799 so that the ladies of the court could use its unique windows and observe the bustling bazaar without being visible to the people on the streets.

Jaipur is India’s capital for jewelery, and the largest supplier of exquisitely crafted jewelery to much of the world, and Johri Bazaar (jewelers’ market) is a historic enclave that happens to be the center of the largest precious stone cutting area on our planet. You will experience a short walk through a section of the area (please note that all the jewelry manufacturers are located on higher floors and so you will not be seeing the jewelers at work) and soon arrive at a small boutique hotel, The Johri. This five-room luxury inn is home an excellent restaurant where you will enjoy lunch. Locally sourced fresh organic vegetarian cuisine is served here, and you will order ala carte from their menu of seasonal and regional offerings. We strongly recommend all their chaat and appetizer items, but their main entrees are not to be missed either.

After lunch you will proceed for a visit to the Jantar Mantar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a fascinating stone observatory built in 1728. Among other instruments, it includes a massive stone sun dial that is accurate to within 2 seconds. Located next to Jantar Mantar is the City Palace, the royal residence that was built in a delightful blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. A part of this massive complex is still occupied by the Royal family and is not accessible to the public. Your Tour Director will regale you with stories of royalty as you admire their trappings. This immense complex also houses a number of museums that include displays of armor, miniature paintings, and a large and impressive collection of ancient royal garments and accoutrements.
(Overnight – Sawai Man Mahal)

Mar 21st: Jaipur. (Breakfast and Lunch)        Overnight – Sawai Man Mahal


Today will start with three of Jaipur’s off the beaten tourism track historical destinations, which also happen to be among the most wonderful opportunities for photography in India. First you are driven to a very scenic location in Jaipur adjacent to a public park, The Albert Hall Museum, which was completed in 1887 by the architect Samuel Swinton Jacob. You won’t enter the museum as this stop is solely for you to walk around and take-in the absolutely gorgeous Indo-Saracenic architecture. Rudyard Kipling (himself the son of a museum curator) on a visit was so impressed that he wrote "it is now a rebuke to all other museums in India from Calcutta downwards".

From here you are driven to the ancient Hindu pilgrimage site of Galtaji, located in a crevice in the Aravalli Hills. This 15th century complex of temples here is sometimes referred to as the Monkey Temple by tourists because a large tribe of monkeys lives here and believes they own the complex. The picturesque complex of temples has seven ponds that are fed by springs on the surrounding hilltops, and Hindu pilgrims consider taking a dip in these to be purifying. The beautiful temple complex has been a retreat for a sect of Hindu ascetics since the 16th century.

The monkeys agree and swim around the main pond with reckless abandon, and many of them can be seen diving into the tank from various vantage points.

Part of Galtaji Temple Complex

Part of Galtaji (Monkey) Temple Complex

Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful Galtaji Temple, which is crafted in pink stone. There are other ancient temples in the complex, and you will visit a couple of them, including the Balaji Temple.

Monkeys are everywhere, and they are obviously in-charge! For someone not used to their social behavior and grooming rituals, observing them can be fascinating.

From here you will be driven to Jaipur’s best kept secret, the royal cenotaphs known as Gaitore ki Chhatriyan. By now you will have seen many examples of Chhatri’s (ornate umbrella shaped domes), but those that cover the individual tombs and structures here are a sight to behold, and an incredible Instagram opportunity. In a city full of UNESCO Sites and incredible colors, this complex is sometimes our guests’ favorite memory of Jaipur. Although you are still in today’s Jaipur, this spots serenity and scenery is a surprising break from the crowds and noise. The complex was first used in 1733 AD for a tomb that marked the cremation site for Jaipur’s Rajas. Although each of the smaller structures is worth a detailed exploration, the highlight is the large intricately carved white marble cenotaph of Jaipur’s founder, the legendary Maharaja Sawai Jai Singhji.

On the way to your next destination, you will stop for lunch at the excellent restaurant at your hotel as it lies on the way.

Amer Fort and Palace

Amer Fort and Palace

After lunch you will explore the awe-inspiring and massive Amber Fort and Palace Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This complex was completed in 1599 AD after 25 years of construction. You will be driven to the back entrance as Easy Tours does not offer elephant-back ascents up the ramparts of the complex. The massive forted city inside the complex is one of India’s finest examples of Rajput architecture. You will explore the gorgeous chambers and hallways, which are famous for their exquisite designs and handcrafted embellishments. Your Guide will regale you with the history of the various structures as you take in the amazing workmanship of the craftsmen who created them.

You will return to your palace hotel in the mid-afternoon, and those who are interested have the option of a shopping stop along the way. Guests who are not interested will continue on and enjoy their palace’s facilities in the late afternoon. Jaipur is India’s shopping mecca for all sorts of exquisite hand-crafted items, fabrics, carpets, as well as jewelery. If some guests choose this stop, your guide will accompany you and your vehicle will return shortly to pick you up for the drive back to the palace.
(Overnight – Sawai Man Mahal)

Mar 22nd: Jaipur – Narlai. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)        Overnight – Rawla Narlai


After a slightly early breakfast you are driven to historic Rawla Narlai, a 17th century Royal Lodge located right in the middle of a wonderful and authentic ancient village. Rawla means Royal Palace, Narlai is the name of the village. Much of the so-called rural tourism offered in Rajasthan is of smaller villages that receive a constant stream of visitors and most of their guest experiences are, at least partially, staged.

Rajasthani Village

Rajasthani Village

This large 16th Century village (almost 6000 residents) of Narlai is centuries old and the people are genuine and warm villagers.

The ancient royal lodge has been meticulously restored by its owners, the Royal Family of Jodhpur, and calling it boutique would be a vast understatement. There are two wings – one being the original 17th Century hunting lodge, and a more modern wing that was built around two decades ago. Near the lodge and visible from various vantage points is a massive ancient volcanic granite boulder called Elephant Hill, with a historic small Hindu Temple at its peak, and many caves carved into its facade.

Please note although that the lodge rooms in the new wing are larger and have more modern conveniences and more natural light, we recommend the rooms in the ancient wing as their incredible historical charm is a unique experience not found elsewhere. However, if you prefer natural light and/or modern conveniences, we recommend the new wing. Rooms in both wings have upscale traditional Rajasthani artwork, furnishings and décor, and the heritage wing rooms obviously have more antiques. If you choose the new wing, you will still experience a lot of the 17th Century lodge’s original features. You will select your room preference soon after your tour reservation.

The cuisine served at the lodge wins accolades from everyone who stays here, and most of it is sourced from their own organic farms and orchards, as well as other farms surrounding the village. The chefs are attentive and will customize your meals to your preferences, and just like in every resort that you will stay in while in Rajasthan, there are live local cultural performances every evening. The lodge also offers exceptional service levels – nothing is too much for the staff.

Ancient Stepwell Magical Dinner Experience: After sunset you will be assisted in climbing aboard traditional bullock carts and transported through the dark countryside to a charming 16th Century stepwell. Your magical dinner will be at the stepwell, accompanied by live local folk music and accented by hundreds of oil lamps adorning the steps of the stepwell. As you enjoy a multi-course dinner of local delicacies and the lodge’s attentive service, the oil lamps and countless stars will illuminate this amazing night.
(Overnight – Rawla Narlai)

Mar 23rd: Narlai – Udaipur. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)        Overnight – Vatsalya Vihar


Guests can select one of two activities for the early morning today, or choose to relax and sleep in. Couples and family/friends can temporarily separate to enjoy one or the other. You will need to select your preference soon after finalizing your reservations.

The first option is to accompany one of the lodge stewards (they do this daily) up the 756 ancient hand carved steps that lead to the peak of Elephant Hill where you can enjoy the spectacular views and visit the small Hindu Temple. Your lodge steward will carry a hot beverage and snacks for your refreshment at the top of the boulder.

Large Male Leopard at Bandhavgarh

Large Male Leopard

The other option is to board one of the lodge’s jeeps with a lodge naturalist and head into the surrounding jungle in search of leopards, who are known to be elusive animals.

Sightings of tigers at India’s better National Parks are much more frequent than leopards, but leopard sightings are fairly common around Narlai, which is not a National Park. At the least you will enjoy an adventure into small rural communities and the jungle – 88% of our guests have had one or more leopard sightings during this adventure. The ride is bumpy as you are traversing rough terrain.

In both cases you will return to the lodge to have a late delicious breakfast and then you can enjoy your fascinating surroundings for a little while. You will check out just before noon and, proceed on the drive to Udaipur, with a short diversion for a fascinating stop. A very short drive will bring you to one of India’s least known architectural marvels, the 15th Century Ranakpur Jain Temple, which also happens to be an active place of worship.

Explore the awe-inspiring marble temple complex. The main temple’s twenty-nine halls are supported by fourteen hundred and forty-four massive yet intricately carved marble pillars, and no two are of the same design. There is an abundance of intricate sculptures and friezes and the enormous scale of the monument and the exquisite details of its design have to be experienced to be believed.

You will break for lunch after exploring the temple complex. After lunch you will continue on with your journey to Udaipur. This is one of the most picturesque drives in all of India. As you go through the Aravalli hills there will be photo opportunities of village life and livestock, including many camels. The rolling landscape and the charm of the local villages and their colorful inhabitants will fascinate you during this 2-to-2.5-hour journey. Arrive at your beautiful boutique nature resort, located very near the town of Udaipur, in the late afternoon and you are assisted with check-in.

Staying at this resort is one of our guests’ favorite experiences while in India. There are only 7 large upscale villas and suites in the 9+ acre campus, and you are surrounded by gorgeous gardens and the resort’s organic farm and orchards, from which you can pick your meal ingredients while opting for Indian or western cuisine. The orchard has a plethora of fruit trees, an olive garden, and a lot more. Service is exemplary, and matches the wonderful fresh ala-carte cuisine served here.

The resort is a labor of love for its affluent owners, who are both involved in making sure all guests love their stay here. There are bike and walking trails, a pool and gym facilities, and a lot more. After acquainting yourself with your hosts and the resort, you will enjoy a wonderful dinner cooked to your preferences.
(Overnight – Vatsalya Vihar)

Mar 24th: Udaipur. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)        Overnight – Vatsalya Vihar


This morning you are driven to visit the Monsoon Palace, a small hilltop structure that offers amazing views of the picturesque city of Udaipur and its lakes and palaces. The journey up the hill takes you through a protected wildlife sanctuary and occasional small wildlife sightings can be experienced. After a few minutes exploring the historical structure, you will experience the spectacular view of the lakes and palaces of Udaipur, set picturesquely amidst the Aravalli Mountain range. Next up is an easy and delightful walk in the picturesque city. With its small-town atmosphere, laid back Udaipur is one of India’s best places to explore on foot, and your guide will take you for walks in small local bazaars and other interesting parts of this charming city. A brief stop during the walk will be at a gallery where accomplished local artists create Udaipur’s famous and fascinating miniature paintings. You will also enjoy a slightly bumpy (there are no shock absorbers) three-wheeler scooter ride to your destination for lunch, which will be at the lakefront Sunset Terrace restaurant at the entrance of the massive City Palace Complex.

City Palace

City Palace Complex, Udaipur

Enjoy lunch while experiencing one of the best lake views in all of Udaipur.

After lunch you will enter the fabled City Palace Complex which contains multiple old palaces and other structures. You will explore beautifully decorated rooms with thousands of exquisitely sculpted mirrors covering the walls, massive ivory doors (a dark reminder of Indian royalty’s passion for hunting), brightly colored stained-glass windows, expansive inlaid marble balconies, and the unique peacock courtyard. There are amazing views to be had from this structure, especially of Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace, and Jag Mandir Island. Enjoy a tour of the amazing Crystal Gallery which houses the world’s largest collection of priceless crystal. Marvel at pieces like the complete bedroom furniture set in crystal and the gorgeous crystal fountains in the courtyards.

After exploring the complex you will proceed to the palace jetty and board your boat for a private cruise on captivating Lake Pichola to enjoy wonderful views of Lake Pichola and magical Udaipur. After the cruise you are driven back to your boutique resort where you will have time to freshen up and change into your Indian attire if you are so inclined.

Evening: Your Guide will pick you up from your resort and accompany you to the City Palace complex where you will witness the ancient traditional Holika Dahan ceremony, or custom of lighting the Holi Pyre, on the night before Holi. The Royal Family of Mewar (Udaipur and the surrounding regions) performs this celebration with great pomp and ceremony. A grand procession led by the Royals arrives and then the ceremony begins. The King lights the large pyre after the rituals and prayers. The end of the event is a traditional dance by a local troupe, performed only at this one occasion every year.
Dinner is included at the City Palace after the ceremony.
(Overnight – Vatsalya Vihar)

Mar 25th: Udaipur – Holi Celebration. (Breakfast and Lunch)        Overnight – Vatsalya Vihar


Today is the festival of colors, Holi, one of India’s biggest festivals. We do not recommend celebrating Holi in most cities of India as young people sometimes get intoxicated and can behave inappropriately amidst the celebratory crowds. The upscale part of Udaipur where our guests celebrate is a lot of fun and perfectly safe. The locals take to the streets and everyone douses each other with powdered colors as well as colored water. You will walk through residential neighborhoods and small bazaars as you celebrate. Our guests are provided with a simple set of traditional Indian clothing on the day before Holi which you are welcome to keep as a memory. After the celebration you will return to your resort after your celebration and enjoy the special Holi lunch there.

Afternoon - Join in with the Holi festivities at your resort this afternoon, and enjoy the special cuisine being served. As is the custom on this festival, you will be part of a joyous celebration, and special Holi activities will charm you this afternoon and early evening. Everything in Udaipur will be closed for the festival.
(Overnight – Vatsalya Vihar)

Mar 26th: Udaipur – Delhi – International Flight. (Brunch)


Cooking Class & Special Brunch Experience: Enjoy your last morning at your nature resort before you are assisted with your checkout around noon. Your gracious hostess at the resort is also an accomplished chef, and she and the other great cooks in her kitchen will prepare a very special meal for you this morning. You will be asked for your preferences on the previous day and you are invited to participate in the preparations for this meal, including picking fresh herbs and produce from the resorts organic farm.

After brunch you are driven to the airport (located well outside the city) and assisted in boarding your mid-afternoon flight to Delhi. Your flight in on India’s best full-service airline and, if the flight is on-time, it will be a little after 5pm by the time you collect your baggage at the domestic arrival section. All international flights depart from the international departure area of the same terminal. Please note that almost all international flights depart from India’s airports either very late at night or early in the morning.

Your assigned Easy Tours’ Guest Relations Manager will make further recommendations based on your international flight details, once you provide us with that information. Any additional services, such as a one-night hotel stay, will be suggested based on those details.
Our services end with your Udaipur flight departure.



Lodging

Delhi
The Oberoi New Delhi – Deluxe Room
Varanasi
Taj Nadesar Palace – Palace Room
Khajuraho/Panna
Tendu Leaf Jungle Resort – Luxury Hut
Agra
IHCL Taj View Hotel by Taj Hotels – Executive Taj View Room
Jaipur
Sawai Man Mahal - Luxury Room
Narlai
Rawla Narlai – Grand Heritage Room
Udaipur
Vatsalya Vihar – Villa/Suite

Experiences & Meals

One of India’s Best Accompanying India Connoisseur Guides
Sunrise (with traditional musical performance) and sunset cruises on the holy river Ganga
Sunset Cruise on the River Ken in Panna National Park
Jeep Wildlife Safari at Panna National Park
Sunrise exploration of the Taj Mahal
Leopard Jeep Safari or Ancient Boulder Ascent at Rawla Narlai
E-Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
Three Wheeler (tuk-tuk) scooter ride through the streets of Udaipur
Magical Stepwell Dinner Experience at your Royal Hunting Lodge at Narlai
Holika Dhan Ceremony and Pyre with the Royal Family
Special Holi Dinner at the City Palace in Udaipur
Train travel to Agra in Executive Class
Cooking Class & Special Brunch Experience at Udaipur
Daily breakfast except for Arrival Day, 15 Breakfasts
Daily lunch except for Arrival and Departure Days, 14 Lunches
Dinners at your Jungle resort in Khajuraho/Panna
Lunches/Dinners include regular bottled water
Bottled water during your drives, sightseeing, and at your hotels
WIFI at your hotels (Some hotels in India still charge for WIFI)
All currently applicable taxes.

Flights on this Journey

Sector Class Baggage Allowance
Prepaid Increases Available
Delhi - Varanasi Coach Class 44 lb.
Varanasi - Khajuraho  Coach Class 44 lb.
Udaipur - Delhi Coach Class 44 lb.

Not Included

International Travel
Expenses of a personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
All alcoholic and non-alcoholic premium beverages
Meals other than those specified above
Travel insurance, visa etc.
Camera and Video Camera Fees

Dates & Prices

Tour ID: ET-1307
Arrival Date Double or Single
Occupancy Price
On Tour
Flight Cost
Total Cost
Per Person
Reserve Your
Tour
Mar 11, 2024   $8110 $510 DBL - $8620

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What Your COAP Means & Contains: The term COAP as used by Easy Tours as an abbreviation for Confirmation of Availability Package. This is the unique (for each reservation) and secure binding and legal electronic contract to which a personal link is e-mailed to each guest when they are finalizing their reservation. Among other things, your COAP contains your detailed itinerary, the terms and conditions listed on this document, your balance payment details, a link to an alteration/cancellation form, and a secure payment link for your initial payment. The only change that is made to a COAP after a guest accepts it is to reflect that the guest has made their final payment. If a tour itinerary is altered, a new revision of your COAP is issued for your acceptance. Until the new revision is accepted, the terms and conditions in the previous COAP remain in effect. Your COAP will be active and available to you until well after your tour is over, and we ask you to save it in your favorites for review at any time you choose.

Once a guest electronically accepts their COAP and pays their initial deposit or full payment (if required due to proximity of travel dates), all the terms and conditions listed below apply and are the sole terms and conditions that the contract between Easy Tours and the Guest will be governed by. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


Your Payments are Protected: Easy Tours transfers all guest payments into a trust account with Chase Bank. All guest payments go directly to this account. From there, payments are disbursed to the vendors providing different services during your tour/travel package.


Easy Tours Liability Insurance: We maintain a USD $3,000,000 Professional Liability Policy through Zurich (backed by AIG).


Guest Travel Insurance: We offer a variety of policies (to US residents) from one of the largest Travel Insurers in the United States, Allianz Global Assist, and are on their covered suppliers list, a distinction enjoyed by few companies. Allianz Global Assistance can offer you a variety of coverage options and we can guide you in selecting the plan that is best for you. Bear in mind that cancellation of a tour requires a large amount of documentation which covers each hotel, flight, and ground service segment of your tour that got canceled. If you purchase insurance through us, we know what Allianz Global Assistance wants, and they are familiar with our documents, thereby saving you time and effort. As with all types of insurance, terms, conditions, and exclusions apply.


Easy Tours’ Privacy Policy: Easy Tours will not share your personal information with any outside person or agency, except for the purpose of (1) making various reservations for your tour; (2) processing your payments through the Banks and Credit Card transaction institutions (all located in the United States) that we deal with. Once every month or two we may send you information on our specials. You will always have the option to stop this whenever you choose.


Visa Information: there is a visa required to enter almost all the destinations we offer. Although Easy Tours’ does its best to provide the most current information on our site and in our correspondence when you book your tour, but we do not guarantee the accuracy of such information and it is solely the traveler’s responsibility to acquire their visa(s). Charges for the Visa or a current passport are not included in quoted tour costs. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


Applicable Laws during your travels: While traveling you and all other travelers listed on your COAP are subject to the laws, customs and regulations of the nation that you are visiting, and the relevant local Governments in the areas where these services are rendered.


Guest Liabilities & Responsibilities: By accepting your COAP you are guaranteeing that you accept the sole responsibility of the fact that you, and everyone listed as a fellow traveler on your COAP, is in good enough health to participate in the tour/travel package. You also accept that you are aware that the infrastructure and other conditions in many nations are not as advanced as the United States and that you are consciously accepting, for you and everyone listed as a fellow traveler on your COAP, any and all risks associated with traveling in other nations. Facilities for the handicapped can be inadequate in some areas. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


International Airline Tickets:  If you arrange your own international air travel, we recommend that you arrive at least a day before your tour begins, and leave at least a day after the tour ends. This protects you in case of flight delays and cancellations and also allows you to spend additional time in your port of embarkation/disembarkation, giving you a chance to absorb the local culture and other attractions. We offer guests our pre-negotiated rates on your choice of accommodation for the extra days upon request.

Easy Tours does not issue tickets for your international travel before and after your tour, unless the flights are listed on your Easy Tours itinerary and are a part of a multi-nation tour that we are facilitating. For your non-tour international travel, we have the expertise to offer you advice on the best combinations of airlines, travel durations, and values, for the regions we offer, and can introduce you to airfare consolidators who offer discounted pricing on international airfare in First & Business Class.

Please note that Easy Tours is only providing advice and, upon a guest’s request, introducing you to international airfare consolidator(s). We accept no responsibility for the actions and inactions of the consolidator(s) or other service providers we refer you to, or for any changes in quality and/or service schedule by the airlines/flights that we recommend. Easy Tours does not accept commissions from airlines or consolidators. It is the guest's responsibility to confirm, pay for, and process all transactions concerning travel to and from your tour destination(s) directly with the service provider. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.

Easy Tours and its affiliates are not responsible, in any sense of the term, for hardship or loss (financial or otherwise) caused by delays, cancellations, and any changes in the international flight or airline requirements, or by a traveler wanting to change or cancel their international travel and being unable to do so. Neither Easy Tours, nor any of its affiliates, are party to, or responsible for, any and all events or circumstances relating to this travel. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


Flights Delays and Cancellations: We strongly recommend that all our guests secure travel insurance for their tour. If your international arrival is delayed, there are no last-minute refunds for missed hotel nights.

If you miss any domestic flights due to delays not caused by Easy Tours, the Smart Fares we almost always book are refundable with nominal cancellation charges but the new tickets that we will need to book are going to be significantly higher as they will be secured at the last minute. Although Easy Tours only uses the best airlines at our destinations and makes every effort to use domestic flights that offer back-ups with later flights in case of a cancellation or significant delay, this is not always possible in every itinerary. If a domestic flight is cancelled and re-booking alternative flights (or using alternate means of transportation) is more or less expensive, a debit or credit will be issued to the guest. Hotel nights lost due to domestic travel cancellations have no last-minute refunds for missed hotel nights. Travel insurance to cover such expenses is available and strongly recommended. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


Private Tour Availability & Modifications: Easy Tours receives requests for tour reservations from many time zones and parts of the world. To preserve the quality of our tours and the level of service provided, we limit the number of guests per tour to what the available facilities can easily withstand. We do not ask for any payment until your acceptance of your COAP (Confirmation of Availability Package). If we are unable to satisfy you on the dates you've requested, we'll offer you some alternate dates and a full refund if you have paid an online deposit at the time of web reservation.

Hotels and flights can get over-booked or fail to provide contracted services for other reasons. Easy Tours reserves the right to substitute equivalent grades of accommodations and switch travel itineraries around to respond to these situations, although for our hotel reservations this is highly unusual and occurs less than 0.01% of the time. Weather related issues and technical problems with airlines do occur on occasion.

Tours begin & end on the days specified. Airline & hotel reservations are made well in advance by Easy Tours. Please make sure that you make room for delays, both at the START, and the END of your tour. You can lose out on part, or all, of your tour (depending on how tardy you are). Any guest that is not at their chosen starting point (airport, hotel or similar location) at the scheduled time, is considered a "No Show"*. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.

Easy Tours will do its best to keep to the itinerary you choose. If circumstances beyond our control force us to deviate from the original plans, we will provide you with a choice between comparable values and a refund of the relevant fees.


Prices: All rates quoted are per person, based on double occupancy, and in US dollars. If not listed, single supplements are available upon request. All prices, except for when a guest has accepted their electronic contract and paid their initial deposit or full payment (when proximity of travel dates require this), are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of Easy Tours.


Guest Payments: We require a payment of $1000.00 per person + on-tour flight costs (per small group tour and private tours/vacation packages) as an initial deposit for most tours, but this changes due to seasonal and other special circumstances. Tours with a per person Land + On-Tour Flight Cost above $10,000 per person require a $2000 per person initial deposit + on-tour flight costs. If not listed, single supplements are available upon request in the 'Comments" section in each 'Reservation Inquiry Form'.

Our credit card processors, (American Express for their cards, and PayPal for Visa, Mastercard and others), use the highest level of secure processes and servers to process your electronic payments.

For online reservations the initial deposit can be made by credit card on the tour page’s reservation form. If you would rather use another form of payment for the initial deposit or any subsequent payment, please call us or use the contact us form.

The balance of the cost of your tour (after subtracting your initial deposit) is required at least 95 days prior to the start of your tour. Reservations made with less than 95 days remaining will require immediate payment of all dues. Reservations made with any travel dates falling between December 20th and January 5th will require full payment at least 125 days prior to the start of the tour. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


Guest Failure to Pay Final Payment On Time: If Easy Tours does not receive, or is unable to process your payment on the contractual due date as outlined in your COAP (contract), we reserve the full right to cancel your reservation and process a refund of your payments after subtracting the agreed upon Cancellation Costs as listed in these Terms and Conditions. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


Quoted tour costs do not include: Hotel stays before and after your tour, unless specified on your individual itinerary. Those costs can be quoted on request. Except for specified meals and snacks between destinations, other meals are not included in private tour costs. Small Group Tours almost always include all breakfasts and lunches, and some special dinner experiences. Included Meals are listed on the Inclusions List for your tour in your COAP (contract).
Excess baggage charges are not included unless specified by us – it is the guests’ responsibility to ascertain that their baggage dimensions and weight comply with the airline requirements. Gratuities to guides, staff belonging to airlines, chauffeurs, or hotels and restaurants (none of which are mandatory if the availed services are part of the tour) are not included. The cost of personal items such as laundry and dry cleaning, drinks, and incidentals are not included. Cost of Visas and Passports is not included.


Cancellations by the Guest Process: Cancellations are processed as detailed below:

A request for cancellation will only be valid if it is received through the Alteration/Cancellation Form on our web site https://www.easytours.travel/. There is also a link to the Form this near the top of your COAP (electronic contract). You can also click this link for the form:   https://www.easytours.travel/us/alter_plans.php. Please note that you will need your COAP number for this online form.

Within 2 business days of receiving your request for cancellation request, Easy Tours will send you a link to your Cancellation Agreement which details the exact amount contractually refundable to you, if any. Once we receive your acceptance of this agreement, Easy Tours will process your refund promptly as described in the Refund section in these Terms and Conditions.


Cancellation Costs:

On-Tour Air Travel Cancellation Costs Airline tickets purchased by Easy Tours for travel that is part of your tour, cancellations will incur charges as levied by the airline, plus a $15 service fee per flight segment for cancellations prior to 7 business days before the beginning of your tour. If less than 7 Business Days remain till the beginning of your tour all domestic fares are non-refundable & cannot be changed. When we provide you with an itinerary and quotation, we specify whether the airfares are non-refundable, restricted, or smart fares. Restricted fares will have higher costs from the airlines while smart fares have a lower charge per segment.

Land Tour Cancellation Costs for travel dates not including any date between Dec. 20th – January 5th:

(a) Cancellations received by us at least 95 days before your tour originates, are charged the higher amount (per person) out of US $500.00, or 7% of the total cost of your visit.

(b) Cancellations received by us between 95 days and 65 days remaining till your visit begins are charged the higher amount (per person) out of US $750.00, or 15% of the total cost of your visit.

(c) Cancellations received between 65 days and 35 days remaining till your visit begins are charged 35% of the total cost of your visit.

(d) Cancellations received between thirty-five days and seven days remaining till your visit begins, are charged 80% of the total cost of your visit.

(e) If less than 7 days remain, a cancellation is considered a "No Show"* and does not qualify for a refund.

Land Tour Cancellation Costs for travel dates including any date between Dec. 20th – January 5th:
If any of your travel dates fall between December 20th & January 5th, the following cancellations costs apply. In very few instances some lodging providers only offer non-refundable rates during this period. If a hotel has such restrictions, this will be clearly noted on your payment terms before you make a payment, superseding the below terms.

(a) Cancellations received by us at least 125 days before your tour originates, are charged the higher amount (per person) out of US $500.00, or 7% of the total cost of your visit.

(b) Cancellations received by us at least 95 days before your tour originates, are charged the higher amount (per person) out of US $750.00, or 25% of the total cost of your visit.

(c) Cancellations received by us between 95 days and 65 days remaining till your visit begins are charged 60% of the total cost of your visit.

(d) Cancellations received between 65 days and 35 days remaining till your visit begins are charged 80% of the total cost of your visit.

(e) If less than 35 days remain, a cancellation is considered a "no show"* and does not qualify for a refund except at the sole discretion of Easy Tours.


International Airline Tickets Cancellation & Change Costs: Your flights before and after your tour will incur Cancellation & Change Charges as specified by the Airlines & Consolidators in their direct communications and the travel documents they provide you. Certain airfares cannot be cancelled and are either non-refundable and do not permit any changes, or can be changed with an extra charge. If you asked Easy Tours to refer you to a consolidator or airline, we are in no way involved in any cancellation or change that you or the airlines/consolidators make and will not be involved in refunds or other compensation of any kind for the airline tickets or any other fees tendered to them.


Pandemics & Other Similar Circumstances: The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in extremely significant losses to travel companies including Easy Tours because, among other things, of the refusal of some hotels and airlines in our destinations to issue refunds, even when the country was closed to visitors. Guests who were affected by such policies understandably felt aggrieved when travel companies pass the non-recoverable costs on to the guest if the guest only wants to cancel. If such a situation arises again, here are the two options Easy Tours will offer to our guests who have already reserved their tour:

Guests who have to cancel their Tour/Travel Package as the destination enacts rules that prohibit entry to visitors during the guests travel dates: You will have a full credit for your complete payments to Easy Tours for future travel with Easy Tours. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.

Guests who want to cancel their Tour/Travel Package if the destination is open to Visitors: You will have a partial credit for your complete payments to Easy Tours for future travel with Easy Tours, depending on the amount Easy Tours is unable to recover from suppliers. We will document such non-recoverability to the guest(s). The second option will be to accept a partial refund based on what Easy Tours is unable to recover from suppliers and document such non-recoverability to the guest(s). Please note that the amount in the latter option will almost certainly be lower because some suppliers will only give us an option for future credit towards your travel, and no refund option. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


Tour Itinerary & Other Changes: Changes to your tour package after your acceptance of the COAP (Confirmation of Availability Package) are done at the sole discretion of Easy Tours. You can request them by email or by accessing our Alter Plans Form. If we are unable to make your desired changes, we'll offer you the option for a refund as defined in our "Cancellations" section.

Very infrequently, small changes may be made to your travel arrangements which we reserve the right to do so at any time, and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. These changes may be the result of Force Majeure or other similar reasons that are beyond our control, such as weather conditions, delays in departures, strikes or riots, overbookings or closure of a hotel, decisions taken by Tourist Organizations and/or State Governments, etc. This may result in an alteration of the itinerary, omission of a destination, or changing the time spent in a particular destination. If it is possible we will provide you with alternative arrangements, and if not, give you a refund as per our policies defined in the Refunds section of these Terms and Conditions.


Refunds When Guest Cancels: All payments for transportation, or travel service, not provided to the passenger shall be promptly refunded, in accordance with the agreed-to terms and conditions, unless the passenger otherwise instructs the Easy Tours in writing.

If you cancel your tour, or do not make payments as per the agreed upon schedule, Easy Tours shall process your refund (after deducting the agreed upon Cancellation Costs as listed in these Terms and Conditions, in less than 7 business days from the earliest of the following dates:

(1) The scheduled date of departure.

(2) The day the passenger requests a refund by cancelling as per the policy defined in the cancellation section.


Tour Cancellation by Easy Tours & Refunds: In the extremely unlikely event that we are unable to provide the tour package due to force majeure, we will process the refund of all your payments within seven business days from the day that we become aware of this inability. In the event of cancellation due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond Easy Tours’ control (such as a natural disaster), Easy Tours will refund all your money within 14 business days of cancellation, after adjusting for any unrecoverable payments already tendered to our suppliers, for which we will provide you with concrete evidence. Since our inception in 2004 we have never had to do this (except in a handful of instances during the Covid-19 pandemic, where we gave the affected guests a full credit towards future travel with Easy Tours as an option to a partial refund) we have never had to take such a step. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


Financial Liability of Easy Tours: Easy Tours Inc.'s liability in any and all cases will be limited to a refund of the payments made directly by you and/or your fellow travelers to us, subject to our cancellation and refund policies. Easy Tours Inc.'s liability in any and all cases will be limited to a refund of the contractually valid part of the payments made directly by you to us, subject to our cancellation and refund policies. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


Release of Liability Indemnifying Easy Tours: Besides looking after our guests’ comfort and enjoyment, Easy Tours does its best to ensure that you travel, explore, and reside in a safe and risk-free environment. However, Easy Tours is not responsible, in any sense of the term, for the safety, health, and/or condition, of any guest’s person, their wards, or their property. Your acceptance of our COAP is your legal, binding, and unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement on behalf of yourself and/or any and each person on your tour as listed on your COAP.

You, on behalf of yourself and each person on your tour as listed in your COAP, expressly acknowledge that you are cognizant of any and all risks that are involved in travel to other nations and the related arrangements for trips of this nature, and fully disclaim, waive and discharge Easy Tours (including its shareholders, management, directors, and employees) from any and all liability, claims. damages, loss, or responsibilities, including damage to or loss of your property, or injury or death to you and/or any and each person on your tour as listed on your COAP, with regard to the proposed tour and/or travel package, and arrangements made with respect thereto, even if caused by the negligence of any airlines, transportation companies, hotels, restaurants, or any other party providing services or accommodations included in the tour/visit.

You, on behalf of yourself and each person on your tour as listed in your COAP, also expressly acknowledge and agree with the fact Easy Tours will not be liable for any claims, losses, damages for delayed or lost baggage or other property, or any loss of intangibles such as pleasure, or feelings of disappointment, distress, or frustration, whether mental or physical, which may have resulted from any act or omission of any party, including Easy Tours, providing services to you during your tour and/or travel package. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, and unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement.


Small Group Departures & Cancellations by Easy Tours: A departure date for a Small Group Tour offered by the Easy Tours will become a guaranteed departure when at least one booking secured by a valid deposit has been made on that departure. Easy Tours has No Minimum Group Size Requirements for our Guaranteed Departures. You may be the Only Travelers on your Group Tour Departure Date. Easy Tours does not cancel our guaranteed departures once a booking has been secured and payments made for any Group Departure date.

Easy Tours guarantees that all scheduled Small Group Tour departures booked and secured with valid guest payments will depart as indicated on the applicable confirmation, subject to small reasonable itinerary changes as described in these Terms or good faith health and safety concerns. This guarantee is not applicable in the case of Force Majeure. Up to date Tour and itinerary information is available on your COAP, the Easy Tours’ website or by contacting Easy Tours. Brochures and other printed materials displaying Tour information and departure dates are subject to change and may not be relied upon for purposes of this guarantee. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.

Easy Tours is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that you incur as a result of the cancelled booking including visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, nonrefundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, Easy Tours reserves the right to issue a refund in lieu of the choices above, at its sole discretion. Where a significant element of a Tour as described cannot be provided after departure, Easy Tours will make suitable alternative arrangements where possible. If it is not possible to provide a suitable alternative or if you reasonably reject any suitable alternatives, Easy Tours may provide you with a refund for unused products or services as determined in its discretion. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


*No Show's*: Are defined in our above terms and do not qualify for any refunds for any part of their tour. Your acceptance of your COAP is your legal, binding, & unconditional acceptance of the preceding statement, both for yourself and on behalf of any and all fellow travelers listed on your COAP.


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