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Urban Adventures launches new day tours in India, Cambodia, Costa Rica, and Australia

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Global day tour operator Urban Adventures has launched its first tours in Jaipur and Varanasi in India and Cambodia’s latest up and coming city Battambang. The rapidly-expanding company has also added new tours to Brisbane and San Jose this month. 

Jaipur by Rickshaw

This Jaipur rickshaw adventure will take you on a mystical ride through the magical Pink City.

You’ll rummage through colourful trinkets and textiles at Bapu Bazaar, taste a local treat called meetha paan, and visit Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was built on the principles of astronomy and mathematics.

As evening descends, you’ll have your fortune told by an astrologer, and check out one of the latest Bollywood films at the beloved Raj Mandir theatre.

City: Jaipur

Cost: $73.65

Duration: 7-8 hours

Availability: Departing every day at 2pm

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Rural Heart of Rajasthan

Travel out of the city and into the depths of the real Rajasthan. You’ll head to a nearby enchanting Shahpura village to experience the blend of serenity and chaos that defines true local Indian life. Learn about local agriculture and traditional customs, get a henna tattoo, sips some masala, and taste the delectable flavours of real Rajasthani cuisine.

City: Jaipur

Cost: $73.65

Duration: 7 hours

Availability: Departing every day at 8:30am

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Gone to the Ganges

Follow the path of the famous Ganges on this evening walking tour.  Along the way, you’ll come across markets selling silk, prayer goods and colourful kites of all shapes and sizes.

You’ll taste sweet treats like malaiyo, a local seasonal delicacy, or malai puri, all washed down with a lassi drink.

Come evening you will head to Dasawamedha Ghat for Aarti, a magical river worship ceremony with floating lamps, incense and aromatic flowers.

City: Varanasi

Cost: $88.12

Duration: 4 hours

Availability: Departing every day at 4pm

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More Battambang for Your Buck

This full-day total Battambang tour will whisk you off the tourist trail and into the Cambodian countryside, then back again to the city’s heart. Touring in a solar-powered tuk-tuk, you’ll learn how most Cambodians make a living, visit temples old and new, learn about the country’s colonial past, and take a ride on the historic Bamboo Railway.

City: Battambang

Cost: $105.21

Duration: 8-9 hours

Availability: Departing every day to 8am

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Bamboo Battambang

Get up close and personal with Cambodia’s next up-and-coming city, Battambang. Check out the city’s incredible French colonial architecture that’s among the most well-preserved in the region, and see cultural icons like a Khmer-style temple. You’ll also take a ride on the historic Bamboo Train — an old French railway which industrious Cambodians have brought back to life in an unusual way!

City: Battambang

Cost: $56.55

Duration: 4-5 hours

Availability: Departing every day to 8am

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Convicts and Crime

Explore the history of Brisbane through the lens of crime and vice, from Captain Logan’s punishing treadmill to the corruption of the Fitzgerald Inquiry.

You’ll explore the remains of the harshest penal outpost in Australia and see where the public gallows and women’s prison stood.

Our team of historians and archaeologists will bring to life stories of floggings, murders, riots, and good old-fashioned depravity that simmer beneath Brisbane’s sleepy backwater image.

City: Brisbane

Cost: $39.00

Duration: 2.5 hours

Availability: Departing Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday at 6:00pm

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All the way to Alajuela

Escape San Jose for the day and head to nearby Alajuela, a smaller city but with big things to see.

You’ll get to experience a slice of local life, from hitting up a bakery for freshly baked bread to sipping a freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee. You’ll wander through the city’s historical streets, hearing the stories of its multicultural families and how Alajuela’s neighbourhoods have changed over the years.

From there, you’ll head up to the cloud forest of Poás Volcano National Park, home to the explosive fumaroles of the largest active volcano crater in the world, and then take a gentle hike to beautiful Botos Lagoon to learn about the different ecosystems of Costa Rica.

City: San Jose

Cost: $114.42

Duration: 6.5 hours

Availability: Departing every day to 8am

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