Dubai India & Nepal Tour
Dubai is a hot tourist destination as of late. Emirates Air is a fast expanding airline. This package gives the visitor a taste of Dubai while on the way to India and Nepal. This tour ads Dubai to the India & Nepal tour. The tour fits nicely with Emirates Air schedules from the USA.
The tour begins with three nights in Dubai. From the capital of Delhi, with its bustling markets, magnificent monuments and colonial past, the tours lead to Agra to view the well preserved Agra Fort and the stunning Taj Mahal. Truly one of the wonders of the world, see why it was described by Rabindranath Tagore as a ‘teardrop on the face of eternity’. The loop continues on to the Pink City of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and the incredible Amber Fort.
Kathmandu–Chitwan National Park and an excursion to Patan are the highlights of Nepal
Note: Airfares on these tours are additional. Tropical Sails will assist in obtaining air tickets.
The fare for this tour is from $1,839 pp double occupancy.
Day 1 Arrive in Dubai
Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 Dubai
This morning, enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR that begins with a stop at the JUMEIRAH MOSQUE, one of Dubai’s great landmarks, then drive along Dubai Creek, the lifeline and pulse of the city. You will also have time to stroll through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter and through the souks (markets), including the SPICE SOUK with its aromas of exotic spices, and the GOLD SOUK with its 220 glittering shop windows. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 3 Dubai
Enjoy a full day at your leisure. (B)
Day 4 Dubai–Delhi, India
Today, fly to Delhi, India’s capital city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 5 Delhi
This morning, explore the sights of Delhi on your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start in “Old Delhi” at GHANDI BHAWAN, then take a RICKSHAW RIDE through CHANDNI CHOWK, a colorful local bazaar. This afternoon, your sightseeing focuses on “New Delhi.” Drive past the India Gate and the President’s House before visiting HUMAYUN’S TOMB. (B,L)
Day 6 Delhi
Enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore the city. (B)
Day 7 Delhi–Agra
Today, drive to Agra, where much of the city’s impressive past is still evident in the majesty of her buildings. This afternoon, your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING features the incomparable TAJ MAHAL (closed Fridays), an extravagant marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. To add to this memorable experience, you’ll travel by tongas (horse carriage) during your visit. Later, visit AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Moghul Emperor Akbar, this impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. (B)
Day 8 Agra
A full day at your leisure. (B)
Day 9 Agra–Fatehpur Sikri–Jaipur
Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes a visit to FATEHPUR SIKRI (the City of Victory) and the KEOLADEO GHANA BIRD SANCTUARY, home to more than 370 species of birds. Continue on to Jaipur, known as the “Pink City.” (B,L)
Day 10 Jaipur
The highlight of today’s PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING is the amazing AMBER FORT. Later on, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining museum that houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also stop at the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds) and JANTAR MANTAR, and take a WALKING TOUR through a local market. (B,L)
Day 11 Jaipur–Delhi–Kathmandu, Nepal
Today, drive back to Delhi to catch your flight to Nepal. Your sightseeing starts this afternoon with a visit to HANUMAN DHOKA, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the TEMPLE OF KUMARI, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. (B)
Day 12 Kathmandu–Chitwan National Park
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Kathmandu. Later, fly to CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK, Nepal’s famous wildlife reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will enjoy a GAME-VIEWING ACTIVITY. (B,L,D)
Game activities vary depending on where you stay and will be finalized upon your arrival.
Day 13 Chitwan
This morning, head back out for another GAME-VIEWING ACTIVITY in the park and search for some of the native wildlife. Chitwan protects over 347 square miles of forest, grasslands, and marshes, and is home to many animals, including the elusive tiger, leopards, and the endangered great one-horned rhinoceros. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B,L,D)
Day 14 Chitwan–Kathmandu. Excursion to Patan
Today, return to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR takes you to BOUDDHANATH, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to PATAN, formerly known as Lalitpur (“City of Beauty”). Here, stop in DURBAR SQUARE, the city’s center of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites. (B)
Day 15 Kathmandu–Delhi
Today, fly back to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (B)
Day 16 Delhi
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening on day 15 or just after midnight on day 16.
Private guided sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
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Your Choice of Hotels
We’ve carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match with your style and budget. Hotels are convenient for shopping and sightseeing.
Local Host Service
Throughout your Monograms vacation, we provide you with a friendly, knowledgeable insider in each destination to offer hints and recommendations, steer you off the beaten path, and help you maximize every moment of your time.
Sightseeing and Activities
Packages feature sightseeing and orientation in each city, so you don’t miss the must-see sights. You can also personalize your trip by adding more activities and excursions that will make your vacation…exclusively yours.
Start your day off with an included breakfast. For lunch and dinner, immerse yourself in the local culture by sampling regional cuisine. After all, one of the best ways to learn about other cultures is to eat like the locals.
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Whether it’s flight arrangements, transfers from the airport to your hotel, sightseeing, or traveling between cities, we can take care of your transportation needs and can include it in your package price.
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Abu Dhabi City Tour Approximate value: $103 USD per person Duration: 7 hours
Once a peaceful fishing village, Abu Dhabi is known as the “Manhattan of the Middle East” due to the high number of skyscrapers that dominate the city skyline. Your tour guide will explain how the local economy has benefited from ‘black gold’ throughout recent years, which is evident as you explore this extremely wealthy city. Despite the rapid modern development, you will also discover many religious buildings and historical treasures in this diverse city, making it a delight for tourists looking for a mix of the old and new. Visit Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque, Al Husn Palace , the bustling fish market on the waterfront and take a relaxing drive along the beautiful Corniche.
*MOSQUE IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS* Dress and Behavior Code: We kindly ask all visitors to respect the religion and place of prayer by following these simple requests: Visitors must be dressed appropriately on arrival; if not, entry will be denied. Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing; long sleeves, long skirts and trousers. No transparent (see-through) clothing. No shorts and skirts must be ankle length. No tight clothing, no swimwear and no beachwear. Shoes will be removed before entering the mosque, so we recommend slip off shoes. Headscarf for ladies is essential (these can be provided when you arrive). Intimate behavior; i.e. holding hands or kissing is not acceptable in a Muslim place of worship. For safety and respect to worshippers, visitors should stay within the areas of the mosque that are permitted and not roam freely around. Smoking and food are not allowed in the mosque area. Visitors are requested not to touch the Holy Quran (Holy Book) and other architectural elements inside the main prayer hall. Child 4-10 yrs
Desert Safari including dinner Approximate value: $91 USD per person Styles:
Duration: 6 hours
No trip to Dubai is complete without experiencing a safari. Enjoy an exciting ride through the sand dunes as you head towards an authentic Bedouin camp. A welcoming bonfire and tents lined with comfy cushions and Persian carpets accompany a delicious barbeque, freshly baked bread and Arabic coffee. After dinner, enjoy the seductive magic of a belly dancer, taste the flavors of a Shisha, go for a camel ride, sit for a session of Henna tattoo, or try sand skiing.
Half day Guide Tour of Akshardham Temple Approximate value: $42 USD per person.
Duration: 5 hours
Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions, and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions toward the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
Temple Tour Approximate value: $37 USD per person Duration: 4 hours
Half day guided temple tour of Delhi visiting Birla Mandir and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.
Journey to Itmadullah Approximate value: $28 USD per person
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
The Itmad-Ud-Daula, or ‘Baby Taj’ was built between 1622 and 1625 by Nurjahan, wife of Emperor Jehangi, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, an Imperial Officer. The first tomb in India to be built entirely of white marble, its vibrant paintings and mosaics remain in meticulous condition. The tomb is highly ornate with elaborate carvings and glorious pietra dura (stone inlay) depicting cypresses, wineglasses, and a variety of geometrical arabesque. Set in a small, tranquil garden on the banks of the Yamuna, the tomb resembles an enlarged, intricate jewel box