1. How big are the groups?
Each group is limited to 10 participants. Small groups are an
important ingredient in India travel. They allow for more
interaction and more personalized service throughout the
2. What is included in the tour price?
All accommodations throughout; daily buffet breakfast during
cultural / historical / study tours, where as during adventure
tours from put-in till put-out point all meals are included, all
internal transportation; all day
trips as outlined in the itinerary; services of an experienced
English speaking guide; and airport transfers from start day
till departure from India.
3. Are these “educational” tours?
Yes, in the broadest sense of the word, “educational”. We visit
many temples and historical sites, and develop an overview of
Indian history and culture. But this is only a portion of the
educational experience. We believe that it is equally
educational to meet local people on a non-commercial basis,
visit their homes and even try to learn a few words in Hindi.
Sometimes the most “educational” moments are spent sipping a
cold drink in a street market.
4. How do we travel during the tour?
All local transportation is included in the land price of the
trip. Most of the transportation is by bus, although we also
travel by boat, train and plane. Of course, we also explore on
foot and have the option to ride camels in Pushkar.
5. What are our accommodations like?
We always stay in good accommodations — hotels, lodges and
tented camps all have private bath or shower. Accommodations
have been chosen on the basis of location, atmosphere and local
6. What about the weather?
There are wide variations in climate in northern India with
winter, spring, summer, monsoon and autumn experienced in all
regions. Generally, December and January are cool, with maximum
temperatures around 70 - 75 °F, and minimum temperatures as low
as 40°F. February and March are very pleasant, with temperatures
starting to heat up in April, and peaking in late May at around
100°F. June to September bring the monsoon rains, followed by
the October to December period that brings clear skies and cool
7. When is payment due?
A non-refundable deposit of $ 100 is due at time of booking and will reserve your place on the
tour. Payment of the full land cost is due 30 days before
departure. Cancellation charges are applicable and are outlined
in the “Terms & Conditions” section of our website.
8. What should I take on the tour?
There is a detailed “What to Take” list in our Trip Kit, which
we will send to you after receiving your booking deposit for the
9. What meals are included?
Meals specified during the itinerary are included, starting with
dinner on day 1, and finishing with breakfast on departure day
if the itinerary demands or specifies, or the general thumb rule
is most of the trips are quoted based on daily breakfast.
We eat a variety of local foods prepared in a wide range of
settings. In many cases, we simply order a number of dishes and
share, allowing you to sample new foods and decide what you
10. Can you arrange my internal flights?
We would be happy to take care of your internal air arrangements
within India. Call us for a customized itinerary.
11. What if I would like more information?
If you have any further questions about the trip, please do not
hesitate to contact our office or your travel agent for
additional information. A Trip Kit containing further details on
the destination will be sent to you once you have booked on the