BOUTIQUE adventure operator Travel Directors have designed two fascinating journeys to India and Sri Lanka that can be combined to run back-to-back to create a 36-day once-in-a-lifetime experience or for those with less time can be taken as individual holidays.
The first itinerary departs all Australian capital cities on October 15 and is a 14-day roundtrip from the Sri Lankan capital Colombo with a focus on nature and wildlife so guests will visit places like the world-famous botanical gardens in Kandy, Minneriya National Park, stay in a tea factory hotel, see the leopards at Yala National Park and much more.
The 22-day “Rail Across India” tour begins on October 29 to combine perfectly after the Sri Lankan Sojourn. Travel through India is on a collection of historic railways including the World Heritage-listed “toy train” and the grand Palace on Wheels, offering the perfect vantage point to view the changing landscape and local communities.
Travelling from Kolkata to Delhi, guests will stay in some of India’s finest hotels, notably the Imperial and Taj Palace in Delhi and the Oberoi Grand in Kolkata. The route covers all the highlights including Darjeeling, Varanasi, Delhi, Shimla, Jaipur, Chittorgarh (Rathambhore Tiger Reserve), Udaipur Jodhpur and of course Agra to view the country’s most famous monument the Taj Mahal.
Maharajas Express Exterior
For both tours together the cost is $ 22,950 per person twin share. To travel just the Rail Across India, it is priced from $17,550 or for the Sri Lankan Sojourn, from $7650 per person twin share.
These all-inclusive tours includes return international economy airfares from Australian capital cities, quality accommodation with local meals, land and rail transport and entry fees on a vast variety of guided sightseeing excursions, visas and airport transfers.
As with all Travel Directors’ tours they are led by a professional guide and even include all tips and gratuities for the entire trip.
For more information contact Travel Directors on 1300-856-661 or visit www.traveldirectors.com.au