Incredible India & Nepal tour - Ex Delhi

  • Duration : 17 Nights / 18 days
  • Places Covered : 4n New Delhi, 2n Agra, 2n Jaipur, 1n Samode, 4n Kathmandu, 2n Chitwan National Park, 2n Pokhara

Tour Highlights

Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals

Drive past the India Gate War Memorial in New Delhi

See the sandstone QutabMinar Victory Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of India's rich history Ascend to spectacular Amber Fort with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors

Attend an elegant gala dinner in Samode, filled with delectable local specialties and great entertainment Enjoy a visit to the Gandhi Smriti, the official residence and a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi Stand at the Buddhist Stupa of Swayambhunath, the oldest shrine in the world

Learn more about the rich culture and hospitality of the Nepalese people at a village themed lunch with traditional favorites from a local farm

Spiritual journey to Pashupatinath, one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world

Special prayer ceremony and blessing from the Holy Lama in Boudhanath

Elephant Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park takes you to view wildlife in their natural habitat Tour the Pokhara Valley with its natural wonders including cascading Devi's Fall

Home hosted farewell dinner

Day 1: Sunday - Depart for India

Sunday - Depart for India

Day 2: Monday - Arrive In New Delhi

Welcome To India! Arrive In The Energetic Capital City Of New Delhi; Meet Your Representative And Transfer To The Hotel. Time To Rest And Relax After Your Journey And Acclimate To The New Time Zone
Overnight: New Delhi

Day 3: Tuesday - Discover New Delhi

Begin Your Discovery Of Delhi At The Gandhi Smriti (Formerly Birla House), A Museum Dedicated To Gandhi, Father Of The Nation. Then Drive Past The Imposing India Gate War Memorial, Presidential Palace And Parliament House. Understand More About Sikh Culture On Your Visit To Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, A Prominent Sikh House Of Worship, With Its Shining Golden Dome Dominating The Skyline. After Lunch At A Popular Restaurant, Visit Old Delhi. Travel On A Cycle Rickshaw Along The Bustling Main Street Of Chandni Chowk. Stop To Photograph The Imposing Red Fort Before Your Visit To Jama Masjid, The Largest Mosque In India, With A Courtyard Capable Of Holding Over 25,000 Devotees. After The City Tour, Tour The National Museum, The Largest In India, With Over 200,000 Works Of Art, Covering Over 5,000 Years. Afterwards, A "Tuk-Tuk" (Auto-Rickshaw) Takes You To Your Hotel. This Evening, Meet Your Fellow Travelers And Tour Manager At A Briefing On The Remarkable Experiences That Await You In India And Nepal
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Wednesday - Travel To Agra

Depart New Delhi To Agra, With Its Enchanting Past, Rich Heritage And Architectural Masterpieces. En Route, Visit The Graceful Qutabminar Victory Tower, The World's Tallest Minaret, Declared A Unesco World Heritage Site. Upon Arrival In Agra, The Rest Of The Day Is Yours To Enjoy All Of The Delights Of This Splendid City. Dinner At The Hotel. Tonight, Celebrate "Love" At An Optional Evening Performance Of Mohabbat-E-Taj A Series Of Plays That Portray The Intense Love Of The Shah Jahan For His Wife And Depicts The Lavish Lifestyle Of The Mughal Era
Optional: Mohabbat-E-Taj Show (Pm) Overnight: Agra Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Thursday - Visit The Amazing Taj Mahal

A Memorable Day As You Visit The Astonishing Taj Mahal, Built By Emperor Shah Jahan As A Mausoleum For His Beloved Queen. This Is Perhaps The Most Perfect Architectural Monument In The World, Built Of White Marble And Precious Stones Over A 22 Year Period - Considered The Finest Example Of Mughal Architecture. Afterwards, Visit Kalakriti Marble. The Taj Mahal Inspired The Kalakriti Family To Become The Manufacturer Of Fine Inlaid Marble Work. Marvel At The Museum Quality Workmanship As You Watch A Demonstration Of The Timely Process Of Marble Carvings, Filigree And Stone Inlay. Then Browse Kalakriti's Home Furnishings And Decorative Items. In The Afternoon, Discover The Red Sandstone Agra Fort, With Its Incredible Maze Of Walled Courtyards, Mosques And Lavish Private Chambers Reflecting The Grandeur Of The Mughal Empire; This Monument Has Been Named A Unesco World Heritage Site. The Tour Continues To The Tomb Of Itmad-Ud-Daulah Built Of The Finest Indian Marble Embellished With Mosaics And Inlay Of Semi-Precious Stones. Enjoy Dinner At The Authentic Regional Restaurant
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Friday - Travel To Jaipur, Abhaneri Village

Depart Agra To The Small Ancient Village Of Abhaneri In Northern Rajasthan. Begin At Chand Baori, One Of The Largest Step Wells In India, Fortified On All Sides. This Unique Idea, Conceived By The Early Natives To Function As A Water Reservoir, Is Located Adjacent To The Temple Dedicated To Harshat Mata, Goddess Of Joy And Happiness. Then, Stop For An Unforgettable Experience..An Authentic Camel Cart Ride With Lunch. Afterwards, Continue To Jaipur, Gateway To The Desert State Of Rajasthan. Arrive In This Glorious City, With Its Stucco Buildings Lining The Wide Streets And You'll Understand Why It Is Nicknamed The "Pink City." The City Was Painted Its Unique Color In 1876 To Celebrate The First Visit Of The Prince Of Wales To Jaipur. Drive Past Stunning Hilltop Forts And Glorious Palaces En Route To The Hotel. Time To Explore The Bargain-Filled Bazaars Bursting With Treasures And Jewelry Shops Galore, Including Bhandari Jewelry: Jaipur's Centuries-Old Craft Community, World Renown For Its Quality And Design. Bhandari Jewelry, Third Generation Gemologists, Offers A Spectacular Array Of Gems, Available Loose Or Uniquely Set In Gold And Silver, Plus Local Handicrafts, Stone And Marble Carvings, And Paintings. Shop To Your Heart's Content, Linger On Your Own, Or Return To The Hotel. Tonight, Share A Flavorful Jaipur Dinner Together With Your Fellow Travelers
Overnight: Jaipur Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Saturday - Amber Fort And The Palace Of Mirrors

This Morning, An Excursion To The Spectacular Amber Fort, A Stunning Fusion Of Mughal And Hindu Styles With Its Gorgeous Palace Of Mirrors, Incredible Maze Of Courtyards, And Lavish Private Chambers Reflecting The Grandeur Of The Mughal Empire. Drive Past The Hawa Mahal, The "Palace Of The Winds" With Its Lacy Ornamental Facade. Arrive To The Amber Fort And Ascend The Hill To The Ramparts By Jeep, Or On The Back Of An Elephant (If Available). From Here, You Can View The Breathtaking Panorama Of Jaipur's Original City Walls And The Lake Below. Stop For Refreshments Before Shopping The Vast Collection Of Local Handicrafts At Jaipur Handicrafts, Offering Premium Quality Handmade Carpets, Textiles, Pashminas, Pottery And Paintings. Fabrics In All Colors And Texture Are Available For Loose Purchase As Well As Custom Design Work. Later The Tour Continues To The Opulent City Palace, A Former Royal Residence, Now A Grand Museum With An Extraordinary Collection Of Miniature Paintings, Costumes And Armory. Continue To Be Impressed While You Stop At The Beautifully Preserved 18th Century Jantarmantar Observatory With Its Ingenious Instruments. Tonight Will Be Highlighted By The Exotic Flavors Of Indian Cuisine At A Local Neighborhood Restaurant, While You're Entertained By Performers In Traditional Attire As They Enact Various Interesting Dance Moves On The Rhythm Of The Accompanying Musical Instruments
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Sunday - Samode Safari And Gala Dinner

This Morning, Journey To Nearby Rustic Village Of Samode, Set Among The Rugged Aravalli Hills. Enjoy A Jeep Or Camel (If Available) Safari Around The Hilly Countryside Into Villages And Fields. You Will Have The Opportunity To Interact With The Locals And Learn About Their Every Day Rural Life. Afterwards, Visit Samode Farm And Witness A Cooking Demonstration Of Local Specialties, Followed By Lunch. Later, Check Into The Hotel And Spend The Afternoon At Leisure. Tonight, Attend An Elegant Gala Dinner, Where A Royal Welcome Awaits You With Soldiers, Horses And Camels On Each Side. The Evening Is Filled With Delectable Food And Entertainment, Featuring Local Dancers And Musicians. The Night Concludes With A Spectacular Fireworks Display!
Overnight: Samode
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Monday - Jeep Safari, Travel To New Delhi

Morning Departure From Samode To New Delhi.On The Way, Stop For A Village Jeep Safari To Have A Glimpse Of The Village Life Followed By Lunch At A Hotel. Afterwards, Travel To New Delhi. Upon Arrival, Check In To The Hotel. Say Goodbye To Your India Tour Manager Tonight As You Prepare To Embark On Your Next Adventure
Overnight: New Delhi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Tuesday - Arrival In Kathmandu, Nepal

This Morning, Meet The Representative Who Will Transfer You To The Airport For Your Flight From Delhi To Kathmandu, "The Roof Of The World," In The Shadow Of The Himalayas. You'll Be Warmly Welcomed And Greeted With A Traditional Flower Garland. Time To Rest Before This Afternoon's Briefing By Your Local Nepal Tour Manager, Describing The Sensational Experiences That Await You In Nepal
Overnight: Kathmandu Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Wednesday - Swayambhunath, Cooking Demonstration, Boudhanath

Rise Early This Morning To Join The One Hour Optional Flightseeing Of Mt. Everest, The Highest Mountain In The World. Then, On To 1st Century Swayambhunath, Crowning A Hill Overlooking The Kathmandu Valley With Its Golden Spire Adorned With Colorful Prayer Flags Fluttering In The Breeze. This World Heritage Site Is One Of The Most Recognizable Symbols Of Nepal; The Painted Eyes Of Buddha Follow All Who Ascend The Worn Stone Steps. Crowds Of Pilgrims And Red-Clad Monks Circle The Complex, Spinning The Prayer Wheels While Scores Of Monkeys Prance About In Irreverent Groups. Continue To Durbar Square, An Amazing Cluster Of Ancient Temples And Palaces That Symbolize The Country's Religious And Cultural Life, Including Sprawling Hanuman Dhoka, Ancient Palace Of Nepalese Royalty And The Temple Of Kumari, Home To The Living Goddess. See The Stone Carved Statue Of Ferocious Kalbhairav, A Colorful Memorial To The Hindu God Of Destruction And The Temple Of The Goddess Taleju. A Change Of Pace As You Arrive At A Popular Restaurant For Lunch And A Specially Arranged Cooking Demonstration Of Momo, One Of Nepal's National Dishes. Afternoon Visit To Boudhanath, The Largest Stupa Of Its Kind In The World. Participate In A Prayer Ceremony And Receive Blessings From The Holy Lama At This Extraordinary Buddhist Monument. After An Outstanding Day, Return To The Hotel. Tonight, Enjoy A Welcome Dinner At A Nepalese Restaurant. Afterwards, We Suggest A Rickshaw Ride To See The City's Astonishing Night Lit Temples And Palaces
Optional: Mount Everest Flightseeing (Am)
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Thursday - Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, Mt. Everest Mountaineer

An Excursion Takes You This Morning To The Medieval City Of Bhaktapur, Called The "City Of Devotees," A Unesco World Heritage Site, Lined With Palaces, Temples, Statues And Squares Connected By A Maze Of Pedestrianized Streets. The 14th Century Dattatreya Temple And The World Famous Peacock Window At Tachapal Keep Visitors Spellbound. Marvel At The Intricately Carved Deities Of The Richly Molded Golden Gate And Enter The Palace Of Fifty-Five Windows With Its Exquisite Wood Carvings. See The Lion's Gate With Its Guarding Statues, Nyatapola, The Five-Storied Temple In Taumadhi Square And The Astonishing Bhairab Temple, Dedicated To Lord Buddha. Then, You Visit The Pottery Center Where You Watch A Demonstration Of This Fine Craft By Skilled Potters. After A Village Inspired Lunch, You Embark Upon A Journey To The World Heritage Site Of Pashupatinath, One Of The Most Sacred Hindu Shrines In The World. On The Banks Of The Holy Bagmati River, This Temple Is Renowned For Its Beautiful Architecture Along With Its Cremation Platforms Spread Along The River. You'll See Throngs Of Devotees Meditating And Praying On The Steps Throughout This Sacred Temple.
Overnight: Kathmandu Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Friday - Chitwan National Park, Jungle Resort

Flight This Morning To The Village Of Bharatpur, With Its Ochre-Colored Thatched Roof Houses. Continue Past Small Villages And Terraced Rice Fields To The Tharu Villages Of Chitwan. Arrive At Temple Tiger Green Jungle Resort, Nestled On The Banks Of The Narayani River And Chitwan National Park, A Unesco World Heritage Site. Meet Your Naturalist-Guide For A Refreshing Welcome Drink And Briefing About The Park And The Many Different Activities Available During Your Stay. The Resort, Within Its Own Surrounding Forest, Is Designed To Adjust To The Natural Harmony. No Doubt You'll Enjoy This Memorable Experience In The Midst Of One Of The World's Most Beautiful Nature Centers. Time To Settle In And Savor A Leisurely Lunch Before This Afternoon's Very Special Adventure. Begin With A Visit To The Elephant Stables Followed By An Exciting Elephant Jungle Safari That Penetrates The Dense Grasslands To View Wildlife In Their Natural Habitat. Tonight, A Slide Presentation On The Local Wildlife By A Senior Naturalist Is Followed By Dinner At The Resort's Round House. Share Stories Of Today's Elephant Adventure With Your Fellow Travelers
Overnight: Chitwan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Saturday - Chitwan National Park, Jungle Resort

Your Day Is Filled With Wonderful Adventures Starting With A Morning Jeep Safari. Afterwards, You Can Choose To Board A Boat Or Paddle A Canoe Down The Narayani River. There'll Be Plenty Of Opportunity To View The Gharial Or Mugger Crocodiles As Well As A Variety Of Water Birds. Then, Travel A Short Distance By Jeep Inside The Park Stopping For A Picnic Lunch In This Lush Natural Oasis. A Nature Walk With A Trained Naturalist Introduces You To Some Of The Wildlife And The Huge Species Of Birds. You'll Learn More About Chitwan And Its Conservation Efforts During Your Discussion With The Guides. Later, An Ox-Cart Ride To An Authentic Tharu Village Where You Visit The Museum And The Homes Of Some Of The Indigenous People. In The Evening, A Delicious Barbecue Dinner Accompanied By A Performance By The Local Tharu Dance Group.
Overnight: Chitwan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Sunday - Pokhara's Natural Wonders

Depart The National Park And Travel To Pokhara, The Second Largest City Of Nepal. Along The Way, View Miles Of Rice Paddies, Mustard Fields And Rural Areas Dotted With Colorful Villages. Arrive In Scenic Pokhara, Home To Three Of The Highest Mountains In The World. Lunch At The Hotel. Afternoon Tour Of Some Of The Pokhara Valley's Natural Wonders Including Cascading Devi's Falls, (Hell's Falls) Which Drops Out Of Sight And Is Hidden In An Underground Gorge And The Setigandaki River, That Flows Throughout The City. Visit Gorkha Memorial Museum Before Continuing To The Diverse Old Bazaar With Its Ethnic Traders And Stalls Selling Everything From Edibles To Gold -- It's Definitely An Interesting Place To Stroll. Here You Also See The White Domed Bindhyabasinimandir, One Of Pokhara's Most Important Shrines, Dedicated To The Goddess Bhagwati. The Rest Of The Day Is At Leisure In Pokhara. Dinner Is On Your Own
Overnight: Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16: Monday - Pokhara And The Annapurna Mountains

Early Morning Hike To The Viewpoint At The Peace Pagoda; See The Unforgettable Sunrise Over The Mountain Peaks. A Packed Breakfast Will Be Provided. The Annapurna Mountain Range Dominates Your Northern View While The Sweeping Expanse Of The Pokhara Valley Looms Over The South And East. This Is A Not-To-Be-Missed Experience! Afterwards, Lunch Together At A Local Restaurant In Pokhara, Followed By A Visit To The International Mountain Museum. View The Many Exhibits Focused On Technique, Equipment And Materials For Hiking, Of Great Interest In A Country That Is Dominated By Hikers And Trekkers. The Museum Is In A Perfect Location, Surrounded By The Stunning Annapurna Mountain Range -- A Favorite Place For Adventurers. Linger At The Museum Or Return To The Hotel. You're Invited This Evening For Dinner With A Local Family At Their Home. There Will Be Lots Of Opportunity To Share Great Stories, Local Legends And Delicious Home Cooked Food
Overnight: Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Tuesday - Return To Kathmandu, Ancient Patan, Farewell To Nepal

Return Flight To Kathmandu For An Excursion To The Ancient City Of Patan, Known As The "City Of Fine Arts." Your Tour Begins At The Main Square, Filled With Breathtaking Hindu Temples And Striking Buddhist Monuments. See The Old Royal Palace, Dominating All Others In Grace And Grandeur And The 16th Century Stone Krishna Mandir, With Its 21 Pinnacles Dedicated To Lord Krishna. Other Landmarks Include The Golden Temple, And The Terra-Cotta Temple Of Mahabouddha. Afterwards, Time To Rest And Freshen Up Before Tonight's Festivities. A Very Special Home Hosted Farewell Dinner Has Been Arranged Just For You -- A Perfect Conclusion To Your Wonderful Journey Through Nepal. The Friends And Family Of The Host And Hostess Will Join You As You Bid Farewell To Nepal, Your Tour Manager And Your Fellow Travelers
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18: Wednesday - Depart Nepal, Flight To New Delhi

Your Morning Is Free For Last-Minute Exploration. As You Depart Your Hotel, A "Khada" Will Be Placed On You, Symbolizing A Safe Journey Back Home. (Khada Is A Traditional Ceremonial Scarf Symbolizing Purity, Goodwill, And Compassion). Upon Arrival In New Delhi, Transfer To Your Hotel. This Evening, Enjoy Dinner At The Hotel
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 19: Thursday - Depart India

Transfer To The Airport For Your Departure Flight
Meals: Breakfast
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In Either Of The Activity Or Opt For The Tour Component Are Independent & Individual Only .

Package Includes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • 29 meals: 17 breakfasts, 12 dinners
  • Bottled water provided during sightseeing excursions
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing or Service Manager in Groups
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features

Package Not Included
  • Prices do not include optional tours, India visa fees, Travel Insurance , Portage, Nepal visa fees and gratuities for guides/tour managers.
  • Additional Information: Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights New Delhi-Kathmandu, Kathmandu-Chitwan, Pokhara-Kathmandu & Kathmandu-New Delhi.
  • Entry Requirements: Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
  • Visas required for India, Nepal Is This Trip Right for those interested in the Destinations This is a cultural happening and active tour. The tour itinerary is meticulously planned ,in a way that maximum is showcased and covered and we spend 3-4 hours on our feet during tours and 2-5 hours driving between cities. The pace is moderate, with 3 one-night stays, 5 two-night stays, and 1 four-night stay. Some of our tours require walking over uneven surfaces or up and down steep slopes. We hike on easy-to-moderate terrain during two hikes. We have many early mornings. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

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Traveling to India and Nepal - Traveling to India and Nepal should be a rewarding and exciting experience. To improve your experience, it is helpful to understand these unique countries. While India may be known for high-tech entrepreneurs and Bollywood films, it is still a developing country with over 450 million people that eke out a meager existence on less than $1 per day. Based on the World Bank's figures, more than one third of the world's poor live in India. As a country of over 1 billion citizens, the cities in India, which were built to hold a fraction of their current population, are often crowded, noisy, dirty and smelly. Air pollution is a problem in many of India’s major cities. Please see the CDC website and/or consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations. Some passengers find that using a bandanna or light scarf screens out some of the pollutants in the air. Many Western visitors are unprepared for the level of poverty that they may witness. Getting around in India & Nepal can be challenging, and sometimes involves walking through narrow streets with busy traffic to reach some tour locations. Despite these realities, traveling to India & Nepal offers many rewards and we are pleased to introduce you to the people, history, and culture of these incredible countries.

Passports and Visas

It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check the information at for the specific country/region you are visiting for more details. 
IMPORTANT: Passengers who are not U.S. citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what personal identification is required. Passengers who enter, leave and then re-enter the same country on their itinerary should check if they require a double-entry visa. Passport applications are available at most U.S. Post Offices, as well as at regional Passport Agencies. Passengers requiring visas, whether obtained in advance or locally upon arrival, should ensure that their passport has unstamped visa pages. 

Visas Required for India Nepal

Trip Preparation

A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills (especially when traveling outside of the USA and Western Europe). We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Due to security reasons, many museums have restrictions on the size of bags that can be taken inside and backpacks,carry on bags or large purses may not be permitted. It is recommended to bring a small shoulder bag or purse to use in these situations instead. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage. Airplane pressure can cause similar pressure in your body, most notably in ears, as well as liquid tubes and bottles. Your physician can suggest medication for decongestion. As for the liquid containers, we suggest that you squeeze out excess air from those containers and place into Ziploc bags to catch any leaks.

Cell Phones & Calling Cards

You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. If you can access the Internet as you travel, you can take advantage of email or a Skype Internet telephone (VOIP) account for the best value. Alternatively, you may investigate renting a cell phone before you leave or buying an inexpensive phone locally. When calling the U.S. from a foreign country, you may also use a prepaid calling card; normally, the only additional charge (besides the prepaid long distance charges) is a local fee of a few cents and possibly a connection fee if you are using your card at your hotel. It is best to check with the hotel’s reception desk prior to making phone calls to avoid unexpected charges. 

Making Telephone Calls from One Country to Another

When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code, then the destination Country Code (often indicated with a “+” sign), then the Phone Number. For most countries, the exit code is 00. Exceptions include the USA and Canada (011), Hong Kong and Cambodia (001), Australia (0011), and Russia (8 Pause 10*). For Brazil, please consult with the local telephone company. If the international number you wish to call starts with a 0 (zero), you must drop this starting digit when dialing the number. 

To dial the following number in Germany (as listed on your voucher): +(49) 0555-555
From USA or your US cell phone: 011-49-555-555
From another country in Europe: 00-49-555-555
Locally within the same country: 0555-555

WiFi Access

WiFi access continues to improve, however there are still many 'dead zones'. Moving conveyances such as buses and cruise ships offer the greatest challenge, and many countries are still in early development. WiFi access in hotels and cruise lines often involves a fee, determined by that property. Signal strength is subject to local conditions and not guaranteed. Availability on cruises is also dependent upon its location while sailing through multiple countries. Internet cafes in most cities and other WiFi hotspots such as libraries or coffee shops can offer services usually for a nominal fee, and can often be located in advance via an online search. 

Staying Healthy While Traveling

All travellers should familiarize themselves with local conditions, such as high altitude or required immunizations, which could affect their health. We recommend you consult with your personal health-care provider, the Centers for Disease Control and/or theWorld Health Organization for their recommendations.

There are several easy steps you can take to stay healthy while traveling which may help prevent contracting an illness while away from home.

Watch what you eat. Try new foods in modest quantities, and depending upon your destination, you may want to avoid street foods, salad bars, raw vegetables and fruits, unless they have thick peels like bananas or grapefruit.
Stay hydrated. Drink bottled water and avoid consuming ice cubes made with tap water.
If you have allergies to foods, medications or insect bites, or have any other unique medical issues, consider a medical alert bracelet and/or a physician’s note detailing required treatment should you become ill.
Wash your hands regularly and carry hand sanitizer.
Where appropriate, pack sunscreen and insect repellant (for both active and warm destinations).
You may also want to bring a small first-aid kit with bandaids, antibiotic cream, pain killers, bug bite cream, digestive aids like antidiarrheal or anti-bloat medications, antacids, and cold medicine. This is in addition to any prescription medications which should be adequate for the entire trip.

Notice on Aircraft Cabin Insecticide Treatment - Please note that some countries may require aircraft cabin insecticide treatment for in-bound foreign flights. A list of such countries is available at:

India and Nepal - No inoculations are required. However, some inoculations are recommended. Please consult your physician before traveling to India. Also, please be aware that authentic Indian cuisine can be difficult to digest for those who are not accustomed to it.

Climate & Clothing

We ask tour members to refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes and/or personal products containing excessive fragrance, in respect for other clients on the tour bus who may be allergic.

Additionally, we ask tour members to be considerate of their fellow travel mates and refrain from smoking cigarettes or cigars in the vicinity of other tour members including in outdoor areas where smoking may be permitted but may still affect other tour participants. 

India and Nepal - Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). A good pair of sunglasses is highly recommended.

India has three seasons. November through March is generally pleasant, with warm, sunny days. It is hot in May and June. Monsoon season usually begins around June on the west coast and slightly later elsewhere. Southern India receives rainfall between mid-October and December. Nepal has four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. During periods of high heat in the summer months, the order of sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager.