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Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Lodging:||2 nights hotel (First Class or Deluxe option)|
|Meals:||Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
Walking tours and cultural exploration
Visa RequirementsA visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting India. Your visa must be obtained prior to arrival.
Our Trips using this Extension
India Private Journey
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The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century when Rawal Jaisal, a Rajput chieftain of the Yadav clan, abandoned his old fort at Lodurva and laid the foundation of a new city on a triple-peaked rock. The Golden Fort and its inner citadel crown the 80-meter-high hill and are approached through the Sun Gate. Within the fort is a seven-story palace with its Megh Durbar, or Hall of Clouds. Also in the inner enclosure is a group of finely carved Jain temples that date from the 12th to the 15th centuries. The glory of Jaisalmer faded when sea trade replaced the old land routes, but an “Arabian Nights” quality remains in Jaisalmer’s streets and marketplaces. The narrow streets of the walled city preserve a traditional way of life as craftsmen still work in ancient arts, including stone carving and silver jewelry.
India Private Journey
Days 1-2 follow the regular India Private Journey itinerary.
Delhi / Jaisalmer
After a morning for independent exploration in Delhi, fly to Jodhpur, where you make a drive of 4 to 5 hours, with stops along the way, to the desert city of Jaisalmer. Overnight at hotel...BLD
Jaisalmer is a golden city that rises out of the yellow sands like a mirage. Remote and desert-bound, it lies on the ancient trade route that linked India with the trading centers of Central Asia. Camel caravans laden with precious cargos of spices and silks crossed the dangerous mountain passes of the north and halted in Jaisalmer, bringing it great wealth. Jaisalmer’s princes and merchants displayed their riches in exquisitely carved and ornamented palaces and mansions within the old walled city. Enjoy a full-day tour, visiting the traditional havelis (mansions) of the merchants and the hilltop Golden Fort. The narrow streets of the walled city preserve a traditional way of life as craftsmen still work in the ancient arts, creating beautiful weavings and stone carvings, silver jewelry, and embroidery...BLD
A drive of about 4-5 hours brings you to Jodhpur. Continue with India Private Journey itinerary (Day 3)...BLD
Continue with India Private Journey itinerary (Day 4 onward)
Prices valid through September 30, 2016
First Class Option (Gateway Hotel Rawalkot)$995 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1395
Single supplement: $170
Deluxe Option (Fort Rajwada)$1095 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1495
Single supplement: $210
Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:
- Services of local English-speaking guide
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Activities as indicated and entrance fees for activities listed
- Ground transportation and transfers as indicated
Extension Cost Does Not Include:International airfare; any additional hotel nights that may be needed before or after your extension; airport departure taxes; any meals not specified after each itinerary day; gratuities to local guides, drivers, and transfer agents; pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations; visa fees (if applicable); travel insurance; any other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, sodas, laundry, etc.).
Hotels in Jaisalmer
Days 1 to 2 (2 nights), Jaisalmer, India
In Jaisalmer, we stay at one of the following properties based on choice of accommodation and availability:
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.