Culture & Wildlife of India with Nadia Eckhardt

January 14 – 26, 2023

And Optional Pre & Post Extensions

January 10 – 14, 2023 (Pre Extension)
January 25 – 29, 2023 (Post Extension)

 

Overview:

India, the land that evokes flights of imagination and curiosity, a canvas of spectacle and colour Ruled by a succession of native kingdoms, and often overrun and inhabited by invading armies of Central Asian origin, followed by the Mughals and finally the British, transformation has been never ending and the results are deeply and visibly etched in today’s milieu. A profusion of races and cultures, and the magnitude of their legacies, are evident today.

This extroverted journey will take you along a richly historic route, full of lore and splendour, punctuated by photographic attractions, and features varied sightseeing and sojourns in historic places.

Please note: This departure will be led by Nadia Eckhardt as the Expedition Easy Tour Leader with a minimum of 4 travellers. If there are less than 4 travellers, this departure will be led with local Indian Naturalists/Guides.

Brief Itinerary:

Pre-Extension to Jaipur & Varanasi

Pre-Day 01 (10 Jan 2023): Arrive to Delhi, India. Transfer to Radisson Blu. Check in for 1 night.
Pre-Day 02 (11 Jan 2023): Transfer to Jaipur. Check in to Samode Haveli for 2 nights.
Pre-Day 03 (12 Jan 2023): AM Gems of Jaipur Tour. PM Pink City Tour. 2nd overnight at Samode Haveli.
Pre-Day 04 (13 Jan 2023): Fly to Varanasi. Check in to Guleria Kothi for 1 night. PM glittering “Aarti” Ceremony.
Pre-Day 05 (14 Jan 2023): Sunrise boat ride on River Ganges. Explore Holy Ganga River area. Fly to Delhi and meet with main group at hotel for Culture & Wildlife of India main itinerary.

Culture & Wildlife of India

Day 01 (14 Jan 2023): Arrive to Delhi, India. Transfer to The Claridges. Check in for 2 nights.
Day 02 (Jan 15): Touring in Old Delhi & New Delhi with a rickshaw ride. Overnight at The Claridges.
Day 03 (Jan 16): Transfer to Agra. Sunset visit to Taj Mahal. Overnight at ITC Mughal.
Day 04 (Jan 17): Fly to Khajuraho. Visit to Jain & Hindu Temples. Transfer to Panna. Overnight at Sarai at Toria.
Day 05 (Jan 18): AM Boat Ride at Ken River. PM safari. Overnight at Sarai at Toria.
Day 06 (Jan 19): AM safari drive to Bandhavgarh. Check in to Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge for 3 nights.
Day 07 (Jan 20): On safari from Bandhavgarh. Overnight at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.
Day 08 (Jan 21): On safari from Bandhavgarh. Overnight at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.
Day 09 (Jan 22): Transfer to Kanha. Check in to Kanha Jungle Lodge for 3 nights.
Day 10 (Jan 23): On safari from Kanha. Overnight at Kanha Jungle Lodge.
Day 11 (Jan 24): On safari from Kanha. Overnight at Kanha Jungle Lodge.
Day 12 (Jan 25): Transfer to Raipur Airport. Fly to Delhi. Overnight at Radisson.
Day 13 (Jan 26): Depart for home.

Post-Extension to Pench & Satpura

Post-Day 01 (Jan 25): After lunch, transfer to Pench. Check in for 2 nights to Jamtara Wilderness Camp.
Post-Day 02 (Jan 26): AM & PM Game Drives in Pench National Park in open 4×4 jeeps. 2nd overnight at Wilderness Camp.
Post-Day 03 (Jan 27): AM Game drive. Transfer to Satpura. Check in for 2 nights to Forsyth Lodge.
Post-Day 04 (Jan 28): Choose from Jeep, Boat or walking safaris in Satpura National Park. Or choose a village walk. 2nd overnight at Forsyth Lodge.
Post-Day 05 (Jan 29): AM safari activity. Transfer to Bhopal Airport & fly to Delhi. Check in to Pride Plaza for 1 night.
Post-Day 06 (Jan 30): Depart for home.

Interested in more information? Please contact Expedition Easy by calling 1-800-617-2319 or click here to e-mail the Expedition Easy Team.

November 07 – 21, 2021

Day-by-day Itinerary:

Pre-Extension to Jaipur & Varanasi

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Pre-Day 01: Arrive to Delhi, India. Transfer to Radisson Blu for overnight.

On arrival to Delhi, India clear customs, immigration and meet your representative who will transfer you to Radisson Blu. Check in to a Superior room for 1 night.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Pre-Day 02: Transfer to Jaipur. Check in to Samode Haveli for 2 nights.

After breakfast at your hotel, check out of the Radisson Blu and meet your representative who will privatel transfer you approximately 5 – 6 hours to Jaipur. On arrival, check in to Samode Haveli in a Deluxe Suite for overnight.

Thursday, January 12, 2023
Pre-Day 03: AM Gems of Jaipur City Tour. PM Pink City Tour. 2nd overnight at Samode Haveli.
After breakfast at your hotel, check out of the Radisson Blu and meet your representative who will privatel transfer you approximately 5 – 6 hours to Jaipur. On arrival, check in to Samode Hotel in a Deluxe Suite for overnight.

Friday, January 13, 2023
Pre-Day 04: Fly Jaipur to Varanasi. PM Glittering “Aarti” Ceremony. Overnight at Guleria Kothi.
Early morning you will be met and transferred to the Jaipur airport. Upon arrival check in for your Spice Jet flight to Varanasi; SG-2985; Jaipur/Varanasi; 0550/0725

On arrival in Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to Guleria Kothi. Check in for 1 night in a Deluxe Room. In the evening, visit the Dashaswamedh Ghat for a glittering “aarti” ceremony. After the ceremony return to Guleria Kothi for overnight.

Saturday, January 14, 2023
Pre-Day 05: Sunrise boat ride on River Ganges. Explore Ganga river area. Fly to Delhi. Meet with main group.
Wake up at the crack of darn for a sunrise exclusive boat ride on the River Ganges to see people praying and bathing and to witness burning ghat. Enjoy touring through the landscape before your afternoon transfer to Varanasi Airport. On arrival at the airport check in for your Air India flight to Delhi; AI-433; Varanasi/Delhi; 1530/1705

Later a walk through the mystical landscape of poets, sacred temples, holy ponds near Assighat, the southernmost embankment of the holy Ganga river, walk in the footsteps of 16th century Banaras poet and mystic Pandit Goswami Tulsidas, translator of the sacred Ramanyana text, you will hear about the history and special culture of Varanasi while visiting the Southern temple established by Tulsidas! The walk ends with a special darshan, meaning ‘taking sight’ of a hidden sun temple behind his home

End of Pre-Extension Itinerary

Culture & Wildlife of India Itinerary

Saturday, January 14, 2023
Day 01: Arrive to Delhi, India, Transfer to The Claridges for overnight.
Arrive to Delhi, India. On arrival, clear customs and immigration and meet your representative who will greet you and transfer you to The Claridges. Check in for 2 nights.

Sunday, January 15, 2023
Day 02: Touring in Old Delhi & New Delhi with Rickshaw Ride. Overnight at The Claridges.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day of sightseeing of the walled city, Old Delhi and the cosmopolitan New Delhi.

Visit Old Delhi, it pulses with the energy and color, the hustle and bustle of thronged bazaars and is laced by a maze of narrow lanes which twist and turn between tall, leaning houses full of the sights, sounds and aromas of the Indian subcontinent. You will visit Jama Masjid with its tapering minarets and wonderful marble domes. In Old Delhi you will also have an opportunity to enjoy rickshaw ride. A rickshaw ride is a ride in the old city market laid by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, would give you an experience of life time. Pass through the colorful shops of bustling ChandaniChowk, one of the largest wholesale markets in Asia also an important landmark in the history of India. If you feel up to it take a short walk in the market and explore another facet of Indian life. The city named New Delhi offers more historical sites than the Old Delhi. The city founded by the imperial British government founded in 1911 to move their capital from Kolkata (called Calcutta earlier). The sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

Monday, January 16, 2023
Day 03: Transfer to Agra. Sunset Visit to Taj Mahal. Overnight at ITC Mughal.
After breakfast, check out of The Claridges. You will be met and transferred approx. 4 – 5 hours to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra, check in to ITC Mughal for 1 night. In the evening, enjoy a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal.

About Agra
Badal Singh established the city of Taj in 1475 AD. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban. Sikandar Lodi made Agra his capital but Babur defeated the Lodis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal Empire. In the mid-16th century and earlier 17th century AD, Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built.

About Taj Mahal
Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder, which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist’s visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Day 04: Fly to Khajuraho. Visit Jain & Hindu Temples. Transfer to Pana. Overnight at Serai at Toria.
After breakfast, check out of ITC Mughal. You will be met and transferred to Agra Airport for your flight to Khajuraho; AI406; Agra/Khajuraho; 1355/1440

On arrival, you will be met and taken to visit the magnificent Jain and Hindu Temples and intricate stone sculptures. . Known as the erotic temples, the craftsmanship exhibits images of gods and goddesses, celestial maidens and dancers, animals and musicians, all frozen in stone, many in the act of courtship. Khajuraho is a UNESCO World Heritage Site to preserve this collective glorification of life, love, and joy, and reflect the spirit of creativity and human relationships of the Chandela period (9th & 10th century CE). The Eastern group of temples include the Parasvanath Temple – the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho with excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu, and other temples dedicated to Brahma, the Goddess Kali, the Visha Temple of Shiva, and the Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu.

After sightseeing, we continue our drive to Panna. On arrival, check in to Serai at Toria for 2 nights. Tonight, we will be joined by our host Dr Raghu Chundawat and his wife Joanna Van Gruisen to discuss conservation. Dr Raghu Chundawat, is a conservation biologist immortalized in the BBC documentary “Tigers of the Emerald Forest”, while his wife Joanna Van Gruisen is an accomplished photographer, writer, and conservationist.

Sarai (or Serai) is an ancient Persian term for a roadside inn or caravanserai – Toria is the nearby village. The luxurious Sarai at Toria plays a positive role in the economic and social development of the local area; it also exists as a base for conservation activities and for wildlife and climate change research.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Day 05: AM boat ride at Ken River. PM Safari. Overnight at Serai at Toria.
After breakfast, we will be collected for a morning boat ride on Ken River to see the birds and wildlife. Enjoy lunch before heading out in the afternoon on a safari by 4×4 jeeps accompanied by the resident naturalist and forest guide. Return to the lodge for evening tea and an afternoon at your leisure. Overnight at Serai at Toria.

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Day 06: Transfer to Bandhagarh. Overnight at Bandhargarh Jungle Lodge.
After breakfast, you will be met and transferred approx. 5 – 6 hours on safari to Bandhavgarh. On arrival, check in to Bandhavgarh for 3 nights. Enjoy the evening at your leisure or choose to go on a nature walk accompanied by a naturalist.

About Bandhavgarh National Park
Set amongst The Vindhya Hills in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh consists of 168 sq miles of Sal & a mixed forest of bamboo, grassland, and a complex of deciduous forests. There are at least 150 species of birds in the park, along with other mammals such as Tigers, Sloth Bear, Langur Monkeys, Wild Boar, Mongoose, 3 Kinds Of Deer – Chital, Sambar and Barking, to name a few. Bandhavgarh has been the backdrop of numerous wildlife documentaries where legendary Tigresses have raised over 20 cubs to adulthood. Sita, was one of these star tigresses. Bandhavgarh boasts one of the highest density of Tigers anywhere in the world, in a beautiful setting which are set amongst Vindhya Hills.

Friday – Saturday, January 20 – 21, 2023
Day 07 – 08: On Safari in Bandhavgarh. Overnight at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge
You will wake up to misty mornings and sounds of birds calling, which will make an exciting start to your day. As soon as dawn breaks, leave for your Jungle Safari, accompanied by a resident naturalist and forest park guides in 4x 4 Jeeps. In the winter months morning safaris require warm clothes and woolen caps and gloves to keep you warm from the wind chill factor in your open jeep. We provide blankets and sometimes even a hot water bottle to keep you comfortable. Lunch and afternoon safari by 4×4 jeep accompanied by resident naturalist and forest guide. Overnight at Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge.

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Day 09: Transfer to Kanha. Overnight at Kanha Jungle Lodge.
After breakfast and a morning jungle safari, you will be met and transferred approx. 6 hours to Kanha.
Our drive takes us through rural countryside & colorful town & villages and stop in the sleepy town of
Mandla (sacred city for Gond tribes) where the Narmada river, second holiest to the Ganges, is the center
of activity. En-route enjoys your picnic lunch & arrive Kanha and check in at Lodge.

Our evening will be spend orienting ourselves with the national park. We will look at some maps, understand what is a
buffer area and core area, get a good understanding of the areas we will do our safaris in. Together with the
naturalists of the camp, they will answer any questions that you may have. A focus in this p ark is to also study the
return of the Barasingha. A swamp Deer that almost went extinct, and has been brought back by successful breeding
program inside the national park.

About Kanha National Park
Set on The Chhota Nagpur Plateau in Madhya Pradesh, Kanha provides breath taking vistas of grassy plains and
strands sal forests. This 366 sq mile preserve was set to save two endangered species i.e. Tiger and The Barasingha.
One of the largest and most scenic National Parks in India, Kanha is an Ideal habitat for both tigers and their prey, the
lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha shelter a significant population of rare species
such as tiger, leopard, sloth bear, Barasingha, wild dog to name a few. Kanha’ʹs mixed forests are interspersed with
vast meadows known as maidens. Perennial streams run through a number of such meadows, providing a source of
water for the wildlife even in the hot summers. Kanha meadow, with its hundreds of chital grazing on a carpet of
green grass against the backdrop of the majestic Sal forest, has been aptly referred to as ‘ʹthe Ngorongoro of India”.
Kanha is particularly well known for its endangered swamp deer, or hard water barasingha, which populate the large
open tracks of grass amidst the forests of teak and bamboo. Brought back from the brink of extinction, these
handsome animals are a remarkable conservation success story for Kanha.Sal trees and open grasslands dominate
the lowlands of Kanha. These grasslands or also known as maidan, are results of once relocated villages under Project
Tiger. This is was a country wide project launched in 1971 to protect the Tigers and its habitat. One of its initiatives
was to control man animal conflict by moving villages from core areas into the buffer, so that corridors can be linked
once again. Hence, these maidans are live examples of successful re-location of villages which have now turned into
grasslands allowing a successful growth of prey base for predators.

Monday – Tuesday, January 23 – 24, 2023
Day 10 – 11: On Safari in Kanha National Park. Overnight at Kanha Jungle Lodge.
Morning and afternoon safari by 4×4 open jeep. In between the morning and evening safaris, at leisure or go for
nature walk, visit to nearby village/school or engage yourself in cooking demonstration. We are staying with the
family whose heritage dates back 3 generations in Tiger Conservation. Kailash Sankhala, was the founder director of
Project Tiger, under which the inceptions of the Project Tiger Reserves in India took place. Their Grandchildren run
and manage Kanha Jungle Lodge, Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge and Jamtara Wilderness Camp. Made by Discovery
Channel and premiered at Sundance Film Festival, focuses on two passionate people trying to save the Tiger. One of
them is Kailash Sankhala. Return to lodge for evening tea and rest of time free for star gazing.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Day 12: Transfer to Raipur Airport. Fly to Delhi. Overnight at Radisson Hotel.
After breakfast and a morning safari, you will be transferred approximately 4 ½ hours to Raipur Airport. Check in for
our Indigo Flight to Delhi; 6E-2454; Raipur/Delhi; 1940/2135

On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to the Radisson Hotel for overnight.

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Day 13: Depart for Home.
At a time dependent on your international air, you will be met and transferred to the Delhi Airport. Check in for your
international flights and depart for home.

Post-Extension Pench & Satpura

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Post-Day 01: Transfer to Pench National Park. Overnight at Jamtara Wilderness Camp.
After lunch with your main group, bid farewell and meet your representative who will transfer you approx. 4 – 5 hours
to Pench. On arrival, check into Jantara Wilderness Camp in a Luxury Tent for 2 nights.

About Pench National Park
located in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, is the 19th Project Tiger Reserve and has been one of the best
kept secrets among wildlife enthusiasts who have long been acquainted with and bedazzled by its immensely varied
flora and fauna. No wonder the area providing a backdrop for it’s animal character dominated by fairly open canopy of
mixed forest, predominantly teak, with open grassy patches, the park with its undulating land boasts the highest density
of herbivores in any Indian park. It has a large diversity of wildlife, including Leopard, Tiger, Jungle Cat, Dhole (Wild
Dog), Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Mongoose, Gaur and the highest density of Herbivores including Cheetal (Spotted Deer)
and Sambar.

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Post-Day 02: AM & PM Game Drives in Pench National Park. Overnight at Jantara Wilderness Camp.
Early morning & evening game safaris into the Pench National Park. Safaris in Pench are organized in 4×4 open jeeps.
Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.

Friday, January 27, 2023
Post-Day 03: AM Game Drive. Transfer to Satpura. Overnight at Forsyth Lodge.
After breakfast and a morning game drive (time permitting), check out of Jantara Wilderness Camp and meet your
representative for your approx. 5 hour drive to Satpura. On arrival, check in for 2 nights to Forsyth Lodge in a
cottage.

Saturday, January 28, 2023
Post-Day 04: Full Day enjoying Satpura National Park. Overnight at Forsyth Lodge.
Indulge yourself in Game drive / walking safari /Boat Safari/ bush walk around the camp or village walk.

Jeep Safaris: This is the best way to explore large areas looking for wildlife.

Boat Safaris: The Park offers exploring the areas along the river by using boats. Again one has the option of using either a canoe or a motor boat. Boat safaris are excellent if one wants to get close to aquatic birds or sometimes even crocodiles.

Walking Safari: Exploring the forest on foot too is an interesting experience especially if you have a highly skilled naturalist that could really bring alive the lesser fauna such as geckos, butterflies, frogs and birds that one sometimes misses during other safaris.

Sunday, January 29, 2023
Post-Day 05: AM safari. Transfer to Bhopal Airport. Fly to Delhi. Overnight at Pride Plaza.
After breakfast and a morning safari activity (time permitting), you will be met and transferred to the Bhopal Airport. On arrival, check in for your Spice Jet flight to Delhi; SG-8638; Bhopal/Delhi; 2045/2210

On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to the Pride Plaza. Check in to a deluxe room for 1 night.

Monday, January 30, 2023
Post-Day 06: Transfer to Delhi Airport. Depart for Home.
After breakfast at your hotel, check out of Pride Plaza. You will be met by a representative and transferred to Delhi Airport. On arrival, check in for your international flight and depart for home.

*Please note: This itinerary is subject to change. In the spirit of expedition travel, plans may change slightly to take full advantage of encounters with the destination and its people, culture, and wildlife.

Culture & Wildlife of India

Culture & Wildlife of India Trip Package Rate January 14 – 26, 2023:

 

Approx. $8,755.00 per person sharing, based on 4 Travelers with Nadia as Tour Leader

Approx. $7,280.00 per person sharing, based on 6 Travelers with Nadia as Tour Leader

Approx. $6,635.00 per person sharing, based on 8 Travelers with Nadia as Tour Leader

 

Single Supplement: $1,180.00 per single traveler

 

  • Rates are per person and are based on shared accommodations
  • Rates are approximate until the time of booking
  • Rates are quoted in USD and subject to change without prior notice
  • Nadia Eckhardt will travel as TL based on a minimum of 4 Travelers Traveling

Single Space is limited to only 1 Single Traveller on this departure

Flights within Culture & Wildlife of India Itinerary Airfare: Approx. $330.00 per person

 

  • Airfares are quoted in USD and are subject to change without prior notice
  • Flights are non-refundable once paid for and issued
  • Please note: Airfare is quoted on the basis of best available average fare which is subject to change. This fare can be lower or can be higher at the time of booking. Exact fare will be advised at the time of booking.

 

 

Pre-Extension Package Rate January 10 – 14, 2023:

Approx. $1,895.00 per person sharing, based on 2 Travelers Traveling

Approx. $1,755.00 per person sharing, based on 4 Travelers Traveling

 

  • Rates are per person and are based on shared accommodations
  • Rates are approximate until the time of booking
  • Rates are quoted in USD and subject to change without prior notice

 

 

Pre-Extension Flights: Approx. $330.00 per person

 

  • Airfares are quoted in USD and are subject to change without prior notice
  • Flights are non-refundable once paid for and issued
  • Please note: Airfare is quoted on the basis of best available average fare which is subject to change. This fare can be lower or can be higher at the time of booking. Exact fare will be advised at the time of booking.

 

 

 

Post-Extension Package Rate January 25 – 29, 2023:

Approx. $1,995.00 per person sharing, based on 2 Travelers Traveling

Approx. $1,975.00 per person sharing, based on 4 Travelers Traveling

 

  • Rates are per person and are based on shared accommodations
  • Rates are approximate until the time of booking
  • Rates are quoted in USD and subject to change without prior notice

 

 

Post-Extension Flight: Included with main package rate (Taken against Raipur – Delhi flight from main itinerary that post-extension does not include on Day 12)

 

  • Airfares are quoted in USD and are subject to change without prior notice
  • Flights are non-refundable once paid for and issued
  • Please note: Airfare is quoted on the basis of best available average fare which is subject to change. This fare can be lower or can be higher at the time of booking. Exact fare will be advised at the time of booking.

International Airfare:
Expedition Easy does not make international air reservations and international air is not included in your quote. However, please do let us know if you would like assistance with booking your international air. We would be happy to put you in touch with our airline partner, Exito Travel to assist you with your international air reservation.

Included:

Pre-Extension Included

  • Accommodation on a double/twin sharing basis at hotels as mentioned in itinerary or similar
  • Meals from Day 01 Dinner to Day 05 breakfast
  • Services in AC Toyota Innova (2 travelers) or Tempo Traveler (4 travelers) for airport transfers, sightseeing and drives
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned in itinerary and all ASI monuments per itinerary
  • Services of expert guides with wakling expierence at Jaipur & Varanasai
  • Jeep ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur uphill
  • Rickshaw ride in Jaipur
  • Exclusive boat ride at River Ganges, Varanasi
  • Mineral water during transfers, sightseeing and drives
  • Assistane at airports & hotels for check in/check out
  • Government services tax

 

Culture & Wildlife of India Included

  • Accommodation at hotels as mentioned in itinerary or similar
  • Meals from Day 01 Dinner to Day 12 Dinner
  • Services in AC Mini Coach (6-8 Travelers) or Tempo Traveler (4 Travelers) for airport transfers, drives and sightseeing
  • Transfers between Panna – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Raipur in Air Conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Richshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Battery van ride at Taj Mahal
  • Services of English Speaking resident naturalist services at Panna, Bandhavgarh & Kanha
  • Jeep Safaris on an exclusive basis
  • Entrance fees to places of visit & national parks as per itinerary
  • Gratuities/Tips
  • Mineral Water during transfers, sightseeing, drives & lodges
  • Assistance at airports & hotels for check in/check out
  • Government Services

 

Post-Extension Included

  • Accommodation at hotels as mentioned in itinerary or similar
  • Meals from Post-Day 01 Dinner to Post-Day 06 breakfast
  • Services in AC Toyota Innova (2 travelers) or Tempo Traveler (4 travelers) for airport transfers, sightseeing and drives except for transfers between Kanha – Pench, Pench – Satpura and Satpura Bhopal, where we will provide Air Conditioned Toyota Innova (max 3 paying pax per vehicle) for smoother and faster driving experience on narrow country side road.
  • Services of English Speaking naturalist
  • Safaris in Pench & Satpura on a shared basis
  • Mineral water during transfers, sightseeing, drives & lodges
  • Government Services

Not Included:

– Any Internal Airfare (Listed separately in rates above)

– International Air

– Anything not mentioned in inclusions or itinerary above

– Optional Touring

– Any expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, hard drinks etc.

– Anything ordered from room service at any hotel

– Any sudden increase in price due to steep hike beyond our control

– (Africa Easy Tour leader not included on pre/post extensions)

Deposit & Payments

A completed & signed Expedition Easy Reservation Form, along with your 20% trip deposit and full regional and/or domestic air payment (if applicable) is required at the time of booking.

Reservations

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Expedition Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

To reserve space on a trip on the Expedition Easy website, please contact Expedition Easy by calling 1-800-617-2319 or click here to e-mail the Expedition Easy Team.


January 14 - 26, 2023