Reg. CA$2469
Special CA$1899
from Vancouver

Reg. US$2259
Special US$1659
from Chicago

Iconic India


Spectacular 9 Day Tour - inc. Air
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Explore a land full of contrasts, with its fascinating mix of old and new sites, impressive forts, opulent palaces, buzzing bazaars and unforgettable highlights. Travel along the famous “Golden Triangle,” India's three most popular destinations - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - and veer off the beaten track with a unique stay at a tented camp in Vanaashrya. If you come back a totally different person, don’t blame it on us. Blame it on India!

  • Visit the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, India’s monument to love at sunrise. This architectural wonder took over 20,000 workers to build!

  • Discover the many faces of Delhi, both old and new; a fascinating collision of cultures with a distinctive “chaotic charm”

  • Explore Delhi’s highlights, including the imposing Red Fort, a city within a city, Gandhi’s Memorial and the Qutub Minar tower, the tallest minaret in India

  • Stroll the pink-hued streets of Jaipur and ride an elephant up to the Amber Fort, like a modern day Maharaja!

  • Discover the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned former capital city.

  • Veer off the usual tourist track and overnight in a tented camp in Vanaashrya, set amongst a lush jungle landscape

  • Witness the evening Aarti ceremony, a powerful and spiritual ritual, at the Birla Temple in Jaipur.

  • Visit Bhangarh one of the “Top 10 most haunted places” in India, famous for its historical ruins

  • See the Chand Baori step well, believed to oldest and largest well of its kind, located in the village of Abhaneri
  • Explore the magnificent Agra fort, with its imposing gates and walls of red sandstone.

India leaves most travellers with a remarkable and long lasting impression, and no two visitors have the same experience. This 9-day itinerary is the perfect introduction to this vibrant land and the ideal way to experience the heart of India in just over a week.

2014 Canadian Pricing

 from Toronto
20 January 3 February 24 February 31 March 7 April
CA$2049 CA$2049 CA$2049 CA$1999 CA$1949
from Vancouver
20 January 3 February 24 February 31 March 7 April
CA$2069 CA$2069 CA$1899 CA$1899 CA$1899

 

2014 USA Pricing

from New York
January 20 February 3 February 24 March 31 April 7
US$1939 US$1939 US$1939 US$1879 US$1849
from Los Angeles
January 20 February 3 February 24 March 31 April 7
US$1749 US$1749 US$1749 US$1659 US$1799
from Chicago
January 20 February 3 February 24 March 31 April 7
US$1659 US$1659 US$1659 US$1939 US$1809

Limited seats and subject to availability


Iconic India 9 Day Tour


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Itinerary

1

Depart North America. 

Depart from your gateway city for your flight to Delhi.




2

Arrive Delhi.

Welcome to Delhi, India’s capital and a major gateway to the country.  Contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines the ancient with the modern. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure. 


Duration 2 Nights

Accommodation The Suryaa

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The Suryaa is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of New Delhi, a mere 35 minute drive from the International Airport.  It has an excellent location, and offers shopping within the hotel, spacious rooms well-appointed guestrooms and suites and delectable dining options. 


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3

Delhi.

Today’s touring will begin with a drive past the Red Fort, a symbol of Shah Jehan's Mughal power and elegance. Continue with a visit to India’s largest mosque Jama Masjid, originally known as ‘Masjid-I-Jahan-Numa’, meaning ‘The mosque with a commanding view of the world’. Next board a cycle rickshaw and ride through the narrow, bustling alleyways of Old Delhi. Go through the fabled “Chandni Chowk,” translated to “Silver Square” which was the commercial hub of the Mughal era. Continue onto Raj Ghat, a simple square platform of black marble on the banks of the Yamuna, at the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. The memorial has the epitaph Hē Ram, believed to be the last words uttered by Mahatma Gandhi.

This afternoon, explore ‘Lutyens’ Delhi or New Delhi. Drive through the city viewing the government buildings, President's House and Parliament House. Enjoy a photo stop at the India Gate, a memorial to the 90,000 Indians who gave their lives in World War I. Drive along the majestic Rajpath - the broadest avenue of Delhi - and see the enormous Secretariat buildings and the Parliament House. At the other end stands the Rashtrapati Bhavan, now the official residence of the President of India. Continue on to Humayun's Tomb. Emperor Humayun, the father of Emperor Akbar, lies buried in this magnificent monument. Humayun's first wife, Haji Begum, designed the entire construction. Her design was way ahead of the times and was used as the basis for the design of the famous Taj Mahal, built almost a hundred years later!




4

Delhi to Jaipur.

This morning depart by road for Jaipur, stopping en route at Samode Palace. Arrive into Jaipur, the “Pink City”, which glows from the shimmering pink sandstone used everywhere in its construction. The pink hue has enchanted visitors for centuries. Arrive and proceed to your hotel. Early this evening witness the evening aarti ceremony, a religious ritual, at the Birla Temple. This temple reflects the secular ethos of India with its three domes representing varied approaches to religion.


Duration 2 Nights

Accommodation Ramada Jaipur

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Ramada Jaipur offers royal luxury hospitality in the heart of the Pink City. Suitably located with the city’s main business centers in near vicinity, you would see yourself placed at just a stone’s throw from all the excitement the city has to offer.


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5

Jaipur.

This morning drive to theAmber Fort, stopping en-route to view the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal. Completed in 1799, the Palace was originally built to allow the sequestered ladies of the court to view the bustling life of the city. Arrive at the hilltop Amber Fort and ascend to the summit on top of an elephant.The Amber Fort is unique in that it’s outside, an imposing and rugged defensive structure, is markedly different from its inside, an ornate, lavish interior influenced by both Hindu and Muslim styles of ornamentation. This afternoon you explore the City Palace a dazzling showplace of Hindu and Mughal architecture.

Next to the city palace is Jantar Mantar, translated as "Calculation Instrument". This impressive Observatory was built between 1728 and 1734 by Maharaja Jai Singh and was very advanced for its time. After your tour, board a cycle rickshaw to explore the local markets. Jaipur is a shopper’s paradise, renowned for gems, jewelry, carpets,miniature paintings on silk and paper, pottery and even glass bangles. Fabric-wise, there are brocades, tie-dye,and the famous ‘mirror work’ embroidery, also used in table linen, cushion covers and readymade garments.




6

Jaipur to Vanaashrya.

This morning you will depart for Vanaashrya Tented camp. Set among 12 acres of lush landscaping and surrounded by a lake, Vanaashrya offers a true jungle ambience created by perfect natural surroundings. Accommodation here will be in a luxurious tented camp.

This afternoon enjoy a Camel cart ride to a nearby village. Continue on to visit Bhangarh a deserted town situated at the edge of the Sariska Tiger reserve. Bhangarh is famous for its historical ruins within the Bhangarh Fort, built in 1613. Bhangarh was abandoned soon after being built and supposedly after it was cursed by a magician. It is said to be one of the “Top 10 most haunted places” in India! Here you will explore the area but you can only enter between sunrise and sunset. Later return to your hotel.


Duration 1 Night

Accommodation Vanaashrya (Tented Camp)

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Vanaashrya is set amid a sprawling 12 acres of lush landscaping and surrounded by a lake, offering a true jungle ambience created by perfect natural surroundings. Vanaashrya boasts of 27 luxurious camping suites. Each one of them is fitted with air-conditioning, private washroom and showers with running hot and cold water.




7

Vanaashrya to Agra.

This morning depart for Agra, first stopping at the Abhaneri step-well, India’s most famousresevoir, believed to be the largest of its kind. Stop for lunch at Bharatpur (not included) and continue on to Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted sandstone city. Built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri was once the capital of the Mughal Empire but was later abandoned due to a lack of water. It remains today in much the same condition as it was over 300 years ago. 

Proceed on to Agra by road. Agra was the capital to the Mughals from the 16th and 17th Centuries and is also home to the Mughals most famous monuments. The city has long astonished visitors, particulary known for the famous Taj Mahal. Many places of interest also date back to the Afghans, who predated the Mughals. Upon arrival proceed to your hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure.


Duration 1 Night

Accommodation Jaypee Palace

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The Jaypee Palace is a beautiful hotel composed of red sandstone and marble and is spread over 25 acres of elegantly landscaped greenery. This hotel offers a nice blend of Mughal and contemporary architecture with modern amenities.


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8

Agra to Delhi.

Early this morning you will visit the Taj Mahal to view it under the rays of the rising sun. The Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more. Visitors are asked to remove their shoes prior to entering the interiors of the Taj Mahal. Taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1000 elephants! Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (literally translated as Jewel of the Palace. Feast your eyes on the exquisite intricate marble inlay work!

Later this morning you will visit the Agra Fort. Set on the bend of the River Yamuna. Emperor Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1565-1573. This magnificent fort, with its imposing gates, walls of red sandstone and moat, dominates the center of the city. After your tour you will drive to Delhi and upon arrival proceed to your hotel.

Duration 1 Night

Accommodation Radisson Blu New Delhi Dwarka

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Located in southwest New Delhi in close proximity to international and domestic airports, the Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Dwarka features spacious, well-appointed rooms and convenient amenities designed to provide a stress-free stay. The Radisson Blu Dwarka hotel offers a substantial array of on-site dining experiences, including Pan-Asian cuisine and traditional Indian fine dining, as well as two lounges and a chic discotheque.


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9

Depart Delhi

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast


Flight Schedule Notice: Flights into and out of India can be very early in the morning. On Day 3, the touring will begin around 11AM to cater to those travellers that arrive very early (e.g. 1:30AM) of Day 3. For travellers who depart very early in the morning of Day 9 (e.g. 3:00AM) these guests will be taken to the airport in the late evening of Day 8. 



Other Information

Departures:

2014: January 20, February 3, February 24, March 31, April 7

 

Price Includes:

Return airfare from selected gateways listed to Delhi including taxes, 7 nights’ first class hotels, Breakfast daily, one lunch and one dinner, small group touring as stated in itinerary including, Delhi city tour, rickshaw ride and elephant ride to Amber Fort in Jaipur, camel safari in Vanaashrya, and Taj Mahal visit in Agra, roun-trip Airport transfers, English Speaking Local Guides, Entrance fees according to the program.

 

Small Group: 

Maximum 20 passengers per departure 

Canadian Pricing

2014 Pricing from Toronto
20 January 3 February 24 February 31 March 7 April
CA$2049 CA$2049 CA$2049 CA$1999 CA$1949
2014 Pricing from Vancouver
20 January 3 February 24 February 31 March 7 April
CA$2069 CA$2069 CA$1899 CA$1899 CA$1899

 

USA Pricing

2014 pricing from New York
January 20 February 3 February 24 March 31 April 7
US$1939 US$1939 US$1939 US$1879 US$1849
2014 pricing from Los Angeles
January 20 February 3 February 24 March 31 April 7
US$1749 US$1749 US$1749 US$1659 US$1799
2014 pricing from Chicago
January 20 February 3 February 24 March 31 April 7
US$1659 US$1659 US$1659 US$1939 US$1809

PRICE INCLUDES:

Full payment is due at time of booking and is fully non-refundable. It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance should you need to cancel and this insurance needs to be purchased at time of payment. Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy in either USD/CAD on dates listed. Single or supplements apply. Triple share is not available. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Price is subject to currency fluctuations, changes in taxes/fuel surcharges, and to change without notice. Full payment will guarantee price. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply. Promo Code: 191903

Airfare from Toronto is based on flights with Jet Airways; airfare from Vancouver is based on flights with British Airways or China Southern Airlines. Other airlines are available and there may be a surcharge, please enquire.

Airfare from New York is based on flights with Virgin Airlines or Turkish Air; airfare from Chicago is based on flights with Lufthansa. Airfare from Los Angeles is based on flights with All Nippon Airways, China Eastern or United Airlines. Other airlines are available and there may be a surcharge, please enquire.

EXTENSION IDEAS

Add a 4-star 3 day Kathmandu extension, Nepal for $499.

Add 4-star 3 day Varanasi extension, India’s holy city for $469 per person including flights from Delhi.

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Dear Goway, I traveled to India and Nepal in August of 2013. I used Goway and their tour was excellent. I was met at the airport in New Delhi, my first stop. I was taken to the hotel by my driver and a greeter. The Radisson let me check in early which was great. It had a market nearby and the restaurants on site were great. My driver was excellent. Navigating the streets of India can be a nightmare with all the traffic. The tour of New Delhi was great and the guide was excellent. It was hot, but having bottled water every time I was returning to the car was a wonderful touch. I was provided with plenty of water the entire time in India.  The guide in Agra was outstanding. The Agra fort was very interesting and the Taj Mahal in the morning was amazing! On to Jaipur with a stop on the way. Again, well done. Again, meet and greet and check in in Agra was great.  Jaipur was a fascinating city and the tour was fantastic. What a beautiful city! The fort, city palace and elephant ride were excellent. Again, my driver, outstanding. On to Nepal. The tour of Kathmandu, Bhakputra, Nagarkot, Patan City were outstanding. If you are planning to travel to India and/or Nepal use Goway. They took care of all the details. I would not have wanted to try to do this tour on my own. Thanks for a job well done.


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