Horse Trekking Across Rajasthan

$2,699.00

Join a tribe of adventure warriors as we experience India like never before!  

Highlights of this 14-day tour are horse trekking in Rajasthan and the Pushkar Camel Festival, with a tour through Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Vrindavan, and Agra.

Interested in experiencing India at a totally different level?  This tour is for you!

To keep in the loop regarding this annual tour, please contact your hostess!

Join us this fall 2019 for an adventure of a lifetime!

 

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Join a tribe of adventure warriors as we experience India like never before!  

Highlights of this 14-day tour are horse trekking in Rajasthan and the Pushkar Camel Festival, with a tour through Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Vrindavan, and Agra.

Interested in experiencing India at a totally different level?  

This adventure is specifically made for the adventurous traveler who has a lot of spunk and wanderlust and prefers to travel with a tribe of like-minded people.

For more information, please contact your goddess guide!

Join us this fall for an adventure of a lifetime!

 

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Itinerary

(The itinerary is subject to change without notice.)

Day One

  • Group meets in Delhi, then we will travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Vrindavan (about 2.5 hours drive) where we will have a tour of the major temples of Vrindavan.  In the evening attend the fire ceremony at the Kesi ghats along the Yamuna River.

Day Two

  • Leave the next morning after breakfast for Agra (1.5 hours drive) to see the Taj Mahal and tour Agra Fort, leaving mid-afternoon for Ranthambore. 
  • We’ll take a slight detour along the way to see the impressive Chand Baori stepwell in Abhaneri.
  • Arriving at Maa Ashapura Farm, Ranthambore, in time for evening libations* around the fire pit and dinner poolside.

Day Three

  • After breakfast, we’ll take an open jeep safari into the Ranthambore National Park where we hopefully spot the magnificent Bengal Tiger in his natural habitat.  
  • After lunch, we’ll saddle up and take an approximately four-hour ride to Shyampura where we will either camp in tents or villager’s houses, depending on the weather and desires of the group.  First day’s ride will be mostly at a walk so the guides and grooms get an opportunity to access your riding comfort level, and give you a chance to get a feel for your horse.

Day Four

  • After breakfast, we will be taking a jeep to Bhoori Pahari (there are no good riding trails at this point.)
  • At Bhoori Pahari we’ll spend the night by the Chambal River, either camp in tents or stay in Balar Fort.

Day Five

  • Our third day’s ride takes us to the border of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, to Palighat.  Here we will take an hour and a half boat ride on the Chambal River to look for the critically endangered gharial at the National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary,
  • From here, we’ll say good-bye to our trusty steeds and spend the night at a farm in Palighat.

Day Six

  • After breakfast, we’ll take a train (or jeep) to Jaipur, arriving in time for lunch followed by a city tour of Hawa Mahal (the famed “Wind Palace”); City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
  • We’ll be staying at the new MaaAshapura Bed & Breakfast in Jaipur.

Day Seven

  • After breakfast, we’ll take on the Amber Fort.
  • Leaving after lunch for Pushkar, where we will arrive around 4:30 pm to the Royal Safari Tent Village, where we spend the next two days in luxury tents exploring the Pushkar Camel Fair and village,
  • In the evening, be ready for a ride (horseback or camel cart) to the Pushkar fairgrounds.

Day Eight

  • After breakfast, we’ll mount up again and take a 2 – 3 hour rider around the Pushkar fairgrounds.  There will be grooms waiting to care for our horses, so we are free to explore the fairgrounds on foot and enjoy snacks and drinks as part of our tour group in the main arena.

Day Nine

  • After an early breakfast. we’ll leave around 7 am to make the five-hour drive to Jodhpur, where we will arrive around noonish just in time for lunch at “On The Rocks” restaurant.
  • After lunch, we’ll have some free time in the old market shopping followed by
  • A tour of Mehrangarh Fort.
  • In the early evening, around 5:30, we’ll say good-bye to Jodhpur and take a two and a half hour drive to Korta Escape in Pali, western Rajasthan.

Day Ten

  • Korta Escape

Day Eleven

  • After breakfast, another full day’s ride (5.5 hours) to Jawai Dam for lunch.
  • We’ll join a Leopard Safari at Jawai Dam
  • Spending the night in a hotel near Jawai Dam

Day Twelve

  • From Jawai Dam, we’ll make another 6-hour horseback ride to Methari where we’ll be camping out in tents.

Day Thirteen

  • After breakfast, we’ll head out on a four-hour horse ride to the Ranakpur Jain Temple, where we’ll have lunch and say good-bye to our horse.
  • In the afternoon, a  three-hour jeep drive to Udaipur, settling into a comfy hotel for the night.

Day Fourteen

  • We’ll spend the morning/afternoon sightseeing Udaipur.
  • In the evening, we’ll enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, to see the magnificent Lake Palace.
  • Evening farewell dinner.

Day Fifteen

  • You’ll be transported to the Udaipur airport to catch a plane to either Delhi or Mumbai (whichever you chose when you booked this tour.)

 

 

 

*Alcoholic and soft drinks may be purchased and are not included as part of the tour package.

What's Included/What's Not

Here’s what’s included:

  • Accommodations
  • Three meals a day (veg and non-veg Indian) except where noted, (i.e. first day; last day)
  • Entrance fees to monuments, parks and heritage sites.
  • Horse and groom
  • All travel inside India, including your return flight at the end of the trip from Udaipur to Delhi or Mumbai.

 

 

 

Here’s what’s NOT included:

  • Travel to India (Delhi) and return.
  • Visa to enter India.  You may be able to get a visa upon entry, but you must apply online in advance.
  • Alcohol and soft drinks (e.g. Cokeā„¢); available, but you’ll pay extra.
  • Travel insurance (probably a good idea to get some.)
  • Some historical sites and monuments in India will charge a fee for video camera, not included.
  • Tips/laundry/souvenirs not included.

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