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Ride the Romantic Desert

A picture of a desert fort taken on a bespoke luxury holiday with Greaves India A picture of a camal ride taken on a bespoke luxury holiday with Greaves India

[ 10 days / 09 nights ]

Guide Price

£3,460pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes international flights on British Airways travelling in World Traveller (economy), accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

Guide Price

$14,649pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

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Find the best of India

Explore the Thar Desert by horse-back, camel, jeep or walking and visit the colourful, remote villages of Rajasthan. This tour begins in Delhi and travels to Mihir Garh perched dramatically on the edge of the desert, and then into the heart of the desert in Jaisalmer and onwards to Jodhpur. Private tours of sustainable projects in Delhi and Jaisalmer provide an in-depth perspective, while a game of polo and private tour of the fort and museum await in Jodhpur. New boutique hotels and luxury-tented camps provide comfortable respite after a days experiences in this less-explored area of India. The call of the desert is strong and waiting, the time is now to begin your journey.

Itinerary map for Ride the Romantic desert

Ride the Romantic Desert

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

On arrival in Delhi, transfer to The Lodhi Hotel for a 2-night stay.

 

DAY 2: DELHI

Enjoy breakfast with school children along with a tour of their school. After, walk through the streets of the inner city of Paharganj and the New Delhi railway station area accompanied by your trained guide of The Salaam Baalak Trust. These spirited youngsters will take you on a tour while sharing with you the journey of their lives. Spend the afternoon sight seeing of New Delhi and Old Delhi including a rick shaw ride.

 

DAY 3: DELHI - JODHPUR - MIHIR GARH

Fly to Jodhpur, and transfer by road to your boutique hotel, Mihir Garh located in the desert wilderness and your home for a 2-night stay. Mihir Garh, made of wattle, mud and wood, blends understated luxury with a rustic and sumptuous earthy elegance.

 

DAY 4: MIHIR GARH

Ride through the desert on indigenous Marwari horses that were once the pride of Rajput warriors. After an al fresco breakfast, return by jeep to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Evening explore the colourful villages of Rajasthan by jeep, stopping along the way to walk and visit with locals.

 

DAY 5: MIHIR GARH - JAISALMER

Drive to the heart of the Thar Desert arriving the city of Jaisalmer and The Serai, your luxury desert camp and spa for a 2-night stay. Late afternoon take a camel ride to explore private dunes of the Mulana Sand Dunes.

 

DAY 6: JAISALMER

Morning sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer including the fort and exquisite Jain Temples, Salim Singh Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli. Spend the afternoon with the architect of Jaisalmer in Jeopardy (JIJ) Trust exploring the recent and future project sites and restoration work being done by JIJ.

 

DAY 7: JAISALMER - JODHPUR

Morning drive brings you to Jodhpur, set in the stark landscape of India's Thar Desert, and your palace hotel Umaid Bhawan Palace for a 2-night stay. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before this evening's private viewing of Mehrangarh Fort including the museum with the curator.

 

DAY 8: JODHPUR

Morning sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including local markets and Jaswant Thada. Watch a private game of polo at the first class grass polo grounds of Jodhpur.

 

DAY 9: JODHPUR - DELHI (GURGAON)

Spend the morning relaxing at your hotel. Afternoon flight to Delhi where on arrival, transfer to The Leela Kempinski Hotel Gurgaon.

 

DAY 10: DEPART DELHI

Depart Delhi this morning for onward destination

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