North India Highlights

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Dates: October 14 - 22, 2018

Price: $399 | 9 Days | Delhi to Delhi

Trip Code: AHING

The Taj Mahal took 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants 22 years to complete, yet it only takes a moment to recognize its utter beauty. Whether strolling in its serene shadows or walking the streets of Delhi, feel the evocative allure of northern India on an eight-day journey. Learn about the G Adventures-supported City Walk project, spend the night in a traditional village home, and explore the “Pink City” of Jaipur with a local historian.

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Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Highlights from North India Highlights

Delve into ancient and modern India with a local guide, See a different side of Delhi with a walking tour led by former at-risk youth, Step back in time at historical forts and palaces, Connect with history during a night at a heritage village home, Marvel at the grand Taj Mahal and all its glory


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Day 1/2 - Delhi 

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Women on Wheels Transfer

  • Complimentary pre-night hotel included on this FAM

Day 3 - Delhi/Agra

Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi with G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO before an afternoon drive to Agra.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good City Walk

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Agra

Spend the day visiting the highlights of the walled city of Agra including the famed Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 5 - Agra/Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur, visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the village of Abhaneri, which has one of India's deepest and largest stepwells (tank gardens).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Jaipur

Explore the "Pink City," known also as Jaipur, including the Amber Fort, City Palace, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Listen to a local historian/scholar discuss the spirituality, social fabric, customs and traditions of India.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet a Local Historian

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 7 - Jaipur/Sawarda

Drive to the rural village of Sawarda where we stay in a heritage home. Exploring this traditional village is like stepping back in time. Walk and meet with elders, teachers and elected representatives of the village governing council, called the Panchayat. Topics of discussion include: how urbanization affects village life, information technology and modernization and its benefits and disadvantages, as well as simple village customs and traditions.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Local Village Immersion

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8 - Sawarda/Delhi

Drive back to bustling Delhi. Opt to join the CEO for a group dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Delhi

Depart at any time.

  • Complimentary departure transfer included on this FAM

Meals included: Breakfast

Full Itinerary

Tour Details

What's Included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet a Local Historian, Jaipur
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Village Immersion, Sāwarda
  • G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Pre-night hotel
  • Tour of Old Delhi including Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni Chowk market, and Gurduwara Sikh temple
  • Visit the Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort
  • Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri and the Abhaneri step wells
  • Explore Jaipur including the Amber Fort, Jaipur City Palace, and Hawa Mahal
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
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Hotels (7 nts), heritage hotel (1 nt)


7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Allow USD190-250 for meals not included.


Van, bus, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)


Begin your day at dawn, just as the sun starts to rise over the incredible city of Jaipur. As you drift into the sky, enjoy the silence and serenity of the morning, watching as the day starts for the colourfully dressed inhabitants below. From high in the sky, you may float over ancient forts, exquisite palaces, and lively villages moving with people - and elephants! You may never want to come back down. Available August 15 - April 30.