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Enjoy a 3-night stay in Dubai to experience the city’s Old-World markets and world-class shopping, sweeping sand dunes and dazzling beaches, and traditional Bedouin villages and futuristic vibe. Among the world’s tallest buildings await the world’s loftiest experiences.How do you express your eternal devotion to the love of your life? Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan enlisted the help of more than 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants to erect a towering white marble mausoleum dedicated to his wife who died during childbirth. A sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World, is just the beginning of your love affair with India. Beyond India’s most sparkling jewel lies a priceless gem mine of experiences you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Hop in a rickshaw for a ride through Delhi’s centuries-old Chandni Chowk bazaar, sit down for traditional Indian cuisine in the home of a noble family in Jaipur, and embark on three thrilling open-air safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park in search of marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and the elusive Bengal tiger. Next, you’ll travel to fascinating Kathmandu, Nepal. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Nepal’s iconic capital city, including a visit to the historic seat of royalty at Hanuman Dhoka. Visit the residence of the Living Goddess at Temple of Kumari, and travel to Bouddhanath—one of the world’s largest stupas and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Marvel at the Hindu and Buddhist sites in Patan’s Durbar Square. A mosaic of memories awaits on this radiant tour of Dubai, India, and Nepal.
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DUBAISightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the spice souk, the gold souk, and the Burj Khalifa; Host service during your stay DELHI Visit Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstrationAGRA Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri BHARATPUR–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Travel by train RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Three game drivesJAIPUR Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, the City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa MahalKATHMANDUSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Hanuman Dhoka, the Temple of Kumari, and Bouddhanath; excursion to Patan including Durbar Square; Host service during your stay
Game drives take place in open-air safari vehicles.
Sightseeing vehicle in Dubai and Kathmandu. Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
Breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
ARRIVE IN DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Hello, Dubai! Welcome to Dubai. Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
DUBAI Dynamic Dubai Sightseeing with your Local Guide begins with a walking tour through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter. Next, explore the souks (markets), including the spice souk with its aromas of exotic spices, and the gold souk with its 220 glittering shop windows. Shift gears from the souks to shopping and skyscrapers with a stop at the largest mall in United Arab Emirates and visit the adjacent Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Ascend to the “At The Top” observation deck on the 124th floor for spectacular views and a presentation on Dubai’s history. The remainder of the day is at your leisure and there’s no shortage of wonderful sights to explore in Dubai.
DUBAI Free to Wander Enjoy a full day at your leisure.
BreakfastFREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE Take a day trip to Abu Dhabi or consider an exciting desert safari that ends with a barbecue dinner under the stars. This and other optional excursions throughout your tour are available at MyGlobus.
DUBAI–DELHI, INDIA Today, fly to Delhi, capital of India. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
DELHI Delhi Delights Today’s sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Then, visit Jama Masjid and take a rickshaw ride through a local bazaar. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of free time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner that includes a cooking demonstration and talk on Indian cuisine with a local chef.
Breakfast Lunch DinnerLOCAL FAVORITEMARKET HIGH Hop on a rickshaw and explore Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling a variety of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics.
DELHI–AGRA Remembrance & Worship This morning, visit Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner TOUR HIGHLIGHTA RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE As Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship), Gurudwara Bangla Sahib has religious significance and splendid architecture. The grand edifice is built in the Sikh architectural style, while this magnificent house of worship is made using stunning white marble below its commanding golden dome.
AGRA Moghul Monuments Start your day with a sunrise visit to the captivating Taj Mahal. After a bit of down time, travel to Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTLOVE REMEMBERED Explore the extravagant Taj Mahal, a marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth.
AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK AREA By Road & Rail Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for merely 10 years before it was completely abandoned due to the lack of adequate water. After lunch in Bharatpur, board a train bound for Sawai Madhopur, gateway to Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places in India to spot the elusive Bengal tiger!
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
RANTHAMBORE AREA The Game is Afoot Today, explore Ranthambore National Park on morning and afternoon game drives in an open-air safari vehicle. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax.
Breakfast Lunch DinnerTOUR HIGHLIGHT WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE In addition to Bengal tigers, Ranthambore National Park is home to leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and more. Take the opportunity to spot them all on guided game drives today.
RANTHAMBORE AREA–JAIPUR Jaunt to Jaipur Today, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and known as the “Pink City” ever since. After lunch, visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar, consisting of 19 astronomical instruments used for measuring time and dates back to 1728. Next, visit the City Palace Museum, once the royal residence and now showcases a collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes from the past.
JAIPUR Jewels of Jaipur Today, visit the amazing Amber Fort in the morning. Lastly, visit a local vocational training program for children. Tonight, enjoy a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family, followed by a sari-and turban-tying demonstration.
Breakfast DinnerLOCAL FAVORITECHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE Ladli is a training program teaching orphaned children valuable skills to keep them off the streets. Here, learn about the project while interacting with the children and helping them practice their English skills.TOUR HIGHLIGHTFORMIDABLE FORTRESS Visit the legendary Amber Fort, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan,” built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors.
JAIPUR–KATHMANDU, NEPAL You're Going to Kathmandu Today, fly to Kathmandu (via Delhi), Nepal’s capital city.
KATHMANDU City Sights Join your Local Guide for morning sightseeing starting with a visit to Hanuman Dhoka, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Breakfast Lunch TOUR HIGHLIGHTLIVING FAITH Discover the mysteries of the Temple of Kumari where the Living Goddess resides. Here, the manifestation of the Divine Mother is believed to live in the young girl who embodies The Energy – all riches, strength, beauty, and knowledge of the creator of the Universe. The temple is said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree, featuring a 4-pillar hall from which sounds emanate from string and percussion instruments. A mysteriously beautiful sight!
KATHMANDU. PATAN EXCURSION Powerful Patan Today, travel with your Local Guide 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.
KATHMANDU Safe travels until we meet again! Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
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