India, Air, 6 Nights, From $1,299
Discover the beauty and ancient history of India's Golden Triangle on this guided itinerary.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to New Delhi on Air India; two nights in Delhi at the Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri Hotel; two nights in Agra at the Hotel Clarks Shiraz; two nights in Jaipur at the Ramada Jaipur; six breakfasts and one dinner; round-trip hotel transfers; all sightseeing ground transportation; the services of an English-speaking guide, including tours of Laxmi Narayan Temple, the India Gate, the Taj Mahal, and the ghost city (and ex-capital) of Fatehpur Sikri; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,299—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of up to $110.
When Aug. 30, 2012 ($1,299); add from $100 for May 10, 13, Sept. 2, 4; from $200 for Apr. 15, Apr. 19, 26, May 1, 6, Sept. 13; from $400 for Feb. 21, March 6, 20; from $450 for Jan. 17.
Gateways New York ($1,299); add from $100 for Chicago.
The Fine Print Does not include up to $110 in airport taxes and fees, a $76 visa fee or the $28 Delhi international departure tax. Based on double occupancy; single supplement from $299. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Dec. 7, 2011 for $300 in savings.
Contact Friendly Planet, 800/555-5765, friendlyplanet.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare from New York to Delhi starts from $1,256 with taxes for travel in late August (United). Add to that $202 per person, including tax, for two nights at Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri, $154 per person for one night at Hotel Clarks Shiraz and $231 for two nights at Ramada Jaipur, and you’d be paying $1,843 for just the airfare and accommodations. For $330 less than that, this package covers the flight, six nights’ hotel accommodations, plus seven meals, all ground transportation, including round-trip airport transfers and cross-country sightseeing, plus the services of an English-speaking guide, all taxes and fees, and offers the added convenience of all-in-one booking.
More An optional tour package includes three tours—a half-day tour of Agra, a half-day tour of It-mad-ud-Daulah and Sikandra and a half-day tour to the Hawa Mhal in Jaipur, from $59 per person. Adventurous travelers can opt for a four-night extension of their trip to Nepal, from $699 per person.
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