General

Tour C: INDIA “2 for 1” Golden Triangle

Delhi, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Taj Mahal

10 Days (8-Night) Deluxe Tour

(Tour No: TFOC )

Day 1 – Hometown / Delhi (via Shanghai)

You will start with a flight from your hometown by WestJet to Vancouver or Toronto, and connect by China Eastern Airlines to Delhi via Shanghai, and you will enjoy your worry-free vacation with the guidance of your Canadian tour escort from Canada.

Day 2 – Arriving Delhi

Take a China Eastern flight from Shanghai to Delhi. Arrive Delhi International Airport, you will be greeted by your India local guide and transferred to hotel. Delhi, the capital of India, is a well laid-out main metropolitan area built by the British in 1911. It blends internationalism and tradition, with many interesting museums and art galleries here.
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon (5-Star)

Day 3 – Delhi

In the morning, visit some of the interesting sites of Delhi such as Qutub Minar, Humanyu’s tomb which later became the inspiration for Taj Mahal. After lunch, visit President’s Palace, India Gate and National Gallery of Modern Art before the Welcome Dinner with a glass of Indian wine or Indian beer in the hotel. ( B / L / SD )

Day 4 – Delhi

Visit Mahatma Gandhi’s House, Raj Ghat, then to explore the famous “Old Delhi”. Driving past the Red Fort then take rickshaw to Chandini Chowke, and visit Jama Masjid, the largest Muslim mosque in India. After a Kashmiri Food style lunch, visit Bangla Saheb Gurudwara, a Sikh temple. ( B / SL / D )

Day 5 – Delhi ~ Jaipur

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. In afternoon, visit wood block printing textile emporium, watch a Bollywood movie in the famous Raj Mandir cinema hall. An evening walking tour of the old city markets famous for its glass bangles. Enjoy special dinner with traditional cultural dance ( B / L / SD )
Hotel: Hilton Hotel (5-Star)

Day 6 – Jaipur

After breakfast, an excursion trip to Amber Fort. Enjoy an Elephant ride to the top of the Palace Fort, make a photo stop at Hawa Mahal – a place of winds, a 5 stored building with 25cm thick facade from the 18 century having 953 windows and niches. Visit Wood Block printing textile emporium. A demonstration of the turban tying will take place while taking lunch. Afternoon enjoy the visit of the “Pink City” of Jaipur, and the marble made astronomic instrument Jantar Mantar. Evening visit to a local family and discover the secret of Indian cooking followed by a dinner with them. ( B / L / SD )

Day 7 – Jaipur ~ Fatehpur Sikri ~ Agra

Bus to Agra, en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (the Ghost City), the capital of the Mughal Empire between 1570 and 1586. Akbar built the city to celebrate the birth of an heir (the future Emperor Jehangir), but the dryness that plagued Akbar and forced him to abandon his dream city is what has perfectly preserved for our admiration today. Check in at hotel upon arrival in Agra, rest of the day at leisure. ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott (5-Star)

Day 8 – Agra

Early morning visit to the World Heritage Taj Mahal by sunrise, when the light reflects off the marble to give it a magnificent hue. The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan over a period of 17 years, in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later afternoon, visit Itmad-ud-daulah and see sun set on Taj Mahal from other side of the river. In the evening, watch Mohabbat-e-Taj show – a play depicting the saga of love which culminated in Taj Mahal. ( B / L / D )

Day 9 – Agra ~ Delhi / Varanasi (By Air)

Morning transfer to Yamuna Expressway to Delhi airport to board the flight to Varanasi. Evening enjoy an exclusive boat ride on River Ganges to see Aarti (Prayer) ceremony. ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Radisson Hotel (4.5-Star)

Day 10 – Delhi / Hometown ( Via Shanghai )

Early morning again boat ride on River Ganges. After breakfast at hotel, sightseeing tour of Sarnath. It is the duty of all Hindus to visit Varanasi, at least once in their lifetime. Varanasi is the Buddhist center of Sarnath, a spiritual place of stupas, shrines and temples, where Budhha preached his first sermon. ( B / L / D )

 

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Extend to Varanasi 4 Days (3-night) Tour or Kathmandu 5 Days (4-night) Tour is available.

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Bon Voyage!

*B-Buffet Breakfast   L-Lunch   D-Dinner   SD-Dinner

TFOC Tour Highlights:

  • Tour Escort from Canada.
  • 5 Star Hotel ( Except Airport hotel )
  • All Meals Including
  • Delhi, Welcome Dinner in Hotel
  • Delhi, Kashmiri Food style Lunch
  • Old Delhi, Rickshaw Ride
  • Jaipur Special Dinner with Indian Cultural Dance
  • Jaipur Elephant Ride
  • Jaipur watch Bollywood Movie
  • Jaipur Visit Indian local family with Cooking Demo.
  • Agra, Mohabbat-e-Taj show in evening
  • Agra, Sunset to see “Taj Mahal
  • Farewell Dinner in Hotel.
  • Two Bottle of Mineral Water per day.
  • No Hidden Surcharge

 

Price

TFOC by China Eastern Airlines, with add-on by WestJet Tour Cost

Fuel surcharge and other cost

Local fees paid in India:

Gratuities to escort, guides and drivers: US$100 per person.

Remarks:

  1. Child (11 Yrs & under) rate: 90% of the adult fare, sharing room, no extra bed.
  2. Add on fare to Vancouver or Toronto by West Jet, seats are subject to availability.
  3. Business Class Upgrade is from $3,800 per person for Vancouver / Shanghai / Delhi / Vancouver. Seats are subject to availability.
  4. Business Class Upgrade is from $3,900 per person for Toronto / Shanghai / Delhi / Toronto. Seats are subject to availability.
  5. Personal Insurance: purchase of personal travel and trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. Please contact your travel agent.
  6. Air Fuel Surcharge of all Airlines are subject to change without prior notice.
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4 Days (3-Night) Varanasi Extension Available

Day 10 –Delhi / Varanasi (By Air)

Today, you will fly to Holy Ganges Varanasi today, greeted and transferred to hotel upon arrival. Evening enjoy an exclusive boat ride on River Ganges to see Aarti (Prayer) ceremony. ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Radisson Hotel (4.5-Star)

Day 11 – Varanasi

Early morning again boat ride on River Ganges. After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Sarnath. It is the duty of all Hindus to visit Varanasi, at least once in their lifetime. Varanasi is the Buddhist center of Sarnath. ( B / L / D )

Day 12 – Varanasi / Delhi (By Air)

Yoga exercise in the morning. After breakfast visit traditional Silk weaving center. Lunch on own. Take an afternoon flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for rest. Enjoy farewell dinner at hotel. ( B / D )
Hotel: Country Inn & Suites (4-Star Airport Hotel)

Day 13 – Delhi / Hometown  ( Via Shanghai )

Very early morning flight fly to Shanghai and connect China Eastern Airlines flight back to Canada.
*Vancouver gateway will arrive home on the same day
* Toronto gateway will overnight in Shanghai, arrive home on Day 14.
 

4 Days (3 Nights) Varanasi extension (flight included)

Remarks:

1) Tour is English-speaking “Join-In” tour service.

2) Round trip air between Delhi and Varanasi included.

3) 3-night Hotel based on 2 sharing included.

4) Gratuities: US$10.00 per person per day not included.

 

5 Days (4-Night) Nepal – The Himalayan Kingdom Extension Available

Day 10 –Delhi / Kathmandu (By Air)

After breakfast, fly to Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, which is surrounded by high mountain peaks, the Kathmandu Valley includes three fabled cities — Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.  ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Hyatt Regency (5-Star)

Day 11 – Kathmandu

After breakfast, walk in medieval Kathmandu near Rani Pokhara, and make your way to the charming streets of New Road, the main shopping hub for the locals. Then continue to visit an ancient religious complex set atop a hill with glorious views — Swayambhunath (also named Monkey Temple), the UNESCO World Heritage site. In the afternoon, visit Asia's Largest Stupa. Make a short stop at an Art School to learn about Thangka painting, a unique traditional Himalayan art. Then to visit the Nepal's most important Hindu temple Pashupatinath, standing on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.  ( B / L / D )

Day 12 – Kathmandu

Morning visit the City of Devotees - Bhaktapur, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is notable for its excellent crafts, ornate palaces and temples galore. Then visit Patan, the city of fine arts, enclosed within four stupas. ( B / L / D )

Day 13 – Kathmandu / Delhi

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at hotel. After lunch (by own), take an afternoon flight to Delhi. Transfer to hotel upon arrival. Enjoy farewell dinner at hotel. ( B / D )
Hotel: Country Inn & Suites (4-Star) (Airport Hotel )

Day 14 – Delhi / Hometown  ( Via Shanghai )

Very early morning flight fly to Shanghai and connect China Eastern Airlines flight back to Canada.

Remarks:

1) Tour is English-speaking “Join-In” tour service.

2) Round trip air between Delhi and Kathmandu included.

3) 4-night Hotel based on 2 sharing included.

4) Gratuities: US$10.00 per person per day not included.

5) Nepal Visa Fee: US$25.00 per person ( Payable on arrival ) not included.

Taj Mahal

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Agra

Agra is a city in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state. It’s home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal (who died in childbirth in 1631). The imposing main building features a massive dome and intricately carved white marble inlaid with precious stones. This is set Read more

Fatehpur Sikri

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Jaipur

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Delhi

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