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Taj Mahal, Agra, IndiaThis relaxing 9-day trip is the perfect introduction to India. The itinerary is based around the classic Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur where you get a real feal for the, ancient, exotic and chaotic culture that is India, not to mention seeing the iconic Taj Mahal. However, we have also added in some other fascinating sites, including the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a cycle rickshaw ride in Keoladeo National Park, a fun elephant ride to the Amber Fort and a tour through the arid Shekhawati region in the desert state of Rajasthan which really gives you a feel for some less touristy parts of India . Accommodation is in a mix of modern 5-star hotels in Delhi and Agra, and some of Rajasthan's famous heritage hotels in Jaipur and Shekhawati built around former forts and palaces. Optional extras include an evening elephant safari and dinner in Jaipur, a spectacular hot air balloon flight, several extra sightseeing options in Jaipur, and extensions after the tour finishes to the beach at Goa or to explore more of northern India.

DATES AVAILABLE:
  START DATE (fly out of Newark)  END DATE (fly out of Delhi)  PRICE  SINGLE SUPP.
  29-Mar-13  07-Apr-13  $2999  $620
  12-Apr-13  21-Apr-13  $2999  $620
  19-Apr-13  28-Apr-13  $2699  $470
  26-Apr-13  05-May-13  $2599  $470
  03-May-13  12-May-13  $2799  $470
  10-May-13  19-May-13  $2699  $470
  17-May-13  26-May-13  $2799  $470
  24-May-13  02-Jun-13  $2799  $470
Planned Flights: United Airlines*
OUTBOUND: Depart New York NEWARK on Friday evening at around 8.15pm. Arrive in Delhi on Saturday evening at around 8.15pm. 
RETURN: Depart Delhi on Sunday evening between at around 10.50pm. Arrive in New York NEWARK on Monday morning at around 04.35am.
*Note: Flight times and airlines used may change if a minimum of 10 travellers per date are not reached on each date from Newark. Alternate departure airports are available on request but may be subject to an extra fee.

All bookings for the main tour (including flights) should be made through Living Social.

After you have purchased your Living Social voucher, please contact us as soon as possible and before the 4th February in order to guarantee the deal price. Vouchers redeemed after this date may be subject to an extra fee subject to available flight prices at the time of booking. Vouchers should be redeemed on our website.

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Encounters Travel Contact details:
Phone (USA toll-free):
 1 877 260 3950
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Office hours: Our main office is based in the UK and is open Mon-Fri 09:00-17:30, Sat 09:30-12:30. If you are calling from the USA please try to ring before 12:00 CST to ensure we're available to take your call.

MEALS & ACCOMMODATION:

Meals - 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Accommodation
The accommodation used on this tour is a mix of 5 star hotels and heritage properties that are full of character and can be considered around the 4-star level (local star ratings). Our normal hotels are listed below but alternatives may be used subject to availability on different dates. 

PLACEACCOMMODATIONINFORMATION
DelhiHilton JanakpuriModern style, 5-star
AgraRadisson BluModern style, 5-star
JaipurShahpura HouseHeritage style, 3-star-deluxe to 4-star
ShekhawatiSuraj Garh Fort
Indra Vilas Alisar
Heritage style, 3-star-deluxe to 4-star

 DAY: ITINERARY:
Day 1: FriFly to India from New York.
 Depart New York Newark with United Airlines at approx. 8.15pm (see note on alternate airlines and departure airports)
Overnight: Flight
Extras: N/A
Meals: As per airline service
Day 2: SatArrive into Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
 Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Delhi for the start of your trip. They'll help you settle in and introduce you to the local area.
Overnight: Delhi hotel
Extras: N/A
Meals: None
Day 3: SunDelhi. Sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
 The Red Fort in Delhi, IndiaA full day to explore the sights of India’s capital. Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the intricate and chaotic streets around Old Delhi and visit the Jama Masjid mosque before moving on to the Lutyens inspired wide avenues of New Delhi. After a visit to Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation ground at Rajghat take time to stroll around the Indian parliament buildings as well as India Gate and Humayun’s Tomb. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Delhi hotel
Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast & dinner
Day 4: MonDrive to Agra. Visit Sikandra and the Taj Mahal.
 The Taj Mahal, Agra, IndiaThis morning we depart Delhi for the drive to Agra, visiting Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra en-route. Upon arrival we visit the UNESCO world heritage site at Agra Fort. Later in the afternoon we enjoy a full sightseeing tour of the beautiful Taj Mahal at sunset. Truly one of the wonders of the world this elaborate monument to love was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and took over twenty two years to complete. We also enjoy an evening Tonga (horse chariot) ride.
Overnight: Agra hotel
Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: TueAgra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri and Keoladeo National Park.
 Fatephur Sikri near Agra, IndiaWe break today’s drive to Jaipur to visit the strange and well preserved but deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Constructed by Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri served as the Mughal Empire's capital from just 1571 until 1585 after which it was abandoned due to lack of water. We also stop at Keoladeo National Park where we take a cycle rickshaw ride through the park to see the resident and migrant wildlife. After lunch we continue driving through rural India, arriving into Jaipur late in the afternoon. This evening you have the option of an exciting evening at Dera Amer for an elephant ride and delicious dinner.
Overnight: Jaipur hotel
Extras: Dera Amer elephant safari and dinner
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: WedAmber Palace & Elephant ride.
 Elephant ride to the Amber Fort, Jaipur, IndiaThis morning we visit the nearby Amber Palace and take an elephant ride up to the ramparts before being guided through the site. The afternoon is free with optional tours including kite flying, craft markets and food shopping and tasting. You could also take in a fun Bollywood movie.
Overnight: Jaipur hotel
Extras: Kite flying tour
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: ThuJaipur. City tour & free time.
 Palace of the Winds, Jaipur, IndiaThis morning we take a guided tour of Jaipur, taking in the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), Jantar Mantar (Observatory), City Palace and some local temples and street life. You then have some more free time and tour options including a chance to visit the Chowki Dhani village in the evening to learn more about traditional Rajasthani culture and crafts, and taste some delicious regional cuisine.
Overnight: Jaipur hotel
Extras: Hot air balloon flight
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: FriShekhawati Region.
 Frescoes in a haveli, Shekhawati Region, IndiaThis morning we head into the rural semi-desert Shekhawati region whose colourfully painted Havellis with frescoes showing animals and mythology, together with more modern interpretations, led to its reputation as the ‘open art gallery of Rajasthan’. We spend the night in another heritage hotel, full of character, faded grandeur and history. These hotels are a real highlight of this tour and of travelling through Rajasthan.
Overnight: Shekhawati hotel
Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast & dinner
Day 9: SatShekhawati. Drive to Delhi
 Today we drive from Shekhawati back to Delhi and check in to your hotel. The rest of the day and evening is free for you to explore Delhi or to partake on one of our optional tours.
Overnight: Delhi hotel
Extras: Kingdom of Dreams tour
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10: SunDelhi. Free time. Departure airport transfer. Fly to USA
 Your time is free today to explore Delhi further until it is time for us to transfer you to the airport to catch your flight home.
Overnight: N/A
Extras: Extra nights in Delhi, various tour options
Meals: Breakfast, then as per airline service
INCLUSIONS
  • International flights from Newark with United (see note on alternate airlines and departure airports)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers in comfortable air conditioned minibuses and coaches
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a local driver throughout
  • Escort tour guide for groups of 6+, specialist local site guides for smaller numbers
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
EXCLUSIONS
  • Visa fees (must be obtained in advance by US and Canadian citizens)
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory, see below)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees (allow approx. US$58 p/p)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
INDIA NOTES:
WHY CHOOSE ENCOUNTERS TRAVEL IN INDIA?
  • Guaranteed small groups (max 18)
  • Private transportation throughout
  • No dangerous night driving or local buses
  • Great local guides
  • Every tour visits the Taj Mahal
  • Beach extensions to Goa available
  • Souvenirs guaranteed!
EXTRAS

Single room supplement - US$470 - $620
If you would like to guarantee yourself a single room throughout the tour, then we will add this single room supplement fee to your booking.
If you are a single traveller and are happy to share a room, then we will aim to join you with another traveller of the same sex in a twin room. We will arrange room shares in the order that vouchers are redeemed. If we are not able to pair you up at the time of booking then you will need to pay the single room supplement. Triple rooms are not available. 

Extra days - Price: US$on request 
These are available on request in Delhi before and after the main tour. We will aim to use the same hotel as the rest of the tour, but this will be subject to availability in the hotel. If you wish, you may book a hotel at a higher or lower level than that used on the tour. In this case, we can offer a transfer to/from the group hotel for a small charge (paid locally). Prices include a night in the hotel, breakfast, all taxes. Single room supplements apply. Arrival and departure airport transfers are available for an extra US$15 p/p.
NOTE: A supplement to the total price may need to be added as group flights will not be available.

Delhi - Visit to the Kingdom of Dreams – US$95 p/p
As the name implies, Kingdom of Dreams is a spectacular world of imagination, which brings to you a blend of India’s culture, heritage, art, crafts, cuisine and performing arts. This unique tourist destination, situated at the apex of the golden triangle of Jaipur, Agra and Delhi offers you an insight into the carnival that is India. It offers you the best of India in the form of Cuisine, Crafts, Musicals, Drama, Carnivals, Street Dances, Mythological Shows and much more.
Inclusions - Ticket in Platinum Class & Return transfers by an AC CAR

Agra - Visit to Mohabbat the Taj Show – US$45 p/p
Witness Indian heritage come alive with this fascinating show “Mohabbat-the-Taj: the saga of love”, the only show of its kind in India! The show has come to life with a painstaking seven years of hard work by dedicated craftsmen to create the world's largest replica of the Taj Mahal, made in marble, measuring 12 feet x 12 feet and weighing approx. 8,250 kilos. The Sound and light show along with a cast of 60 narrates the story of the Taj Mahal and presents the Taj in its various shades and seasons. A must watch for everyone visiting Agra.
Inclusions - Ticket in Gold Class & Return transfers by an AC CAR

Jaipur - Visit to Chokhi Dhani village – US$45 p/p
Capturing the spirit of Rajasthan and ensuring the perfect Rajasthani experience is Chokhi Dhani, a unique Village Resort. Chokhi Dhani literally means a “fine hamlet” i.e. a quintessential village that offers an ideal pastoral experience. Away from the urban life the quaint mud and thatch dwellings in the resort give the right blend of traditions - modern amenities in a typical ethnic environment.
Inclusions - Ticket to theme resort & return transfers by an AC CAR

Jaipur – Elephant safari and dinner at Dera Amer – US$170 p/p
In the evening you will be driven to the outskirts of Jaipur to Dera Amer to experience a wonderful Elephant safari through the forest followed by a lovely dinner under the stars at an exclusive venue. The elephant treks are conducted in the original Aravali forests surrounding the camp and follow a route through villages, agricultural fields, hills and ancient monuments, the birdlife in the thick forests is thriving and though panthers do inhabit the jungles it is very rare to see them however occasionally the hyena and the wolf have been sighted by guests. Antelopes and jackals are in abundance. The sunset elephant treks here are a magical experience.
Inclusions - Elephant ride, Dinner & Return transfers by an AC CAR

Jaipur – Kite flying – US$50 p/p
We pick you up from your hotel in the afternoon and start by walking through the busy market and visiting a few kite shops. Our local expert will help you buy their own equipments (kites + thread etc – not included in price). You’ll then come to a Noble's house where you’ll meet the family and enjoy kite flying on the terrace before transferring back to the hotel.

Jaipur – Cuisine walk with meal and cooking demo – US$100 p/p (approx. 17.00-20.00)
Rajasthani cuisine is a splendid array of colourful, spicy and unique dishes influenced by the war-like lifestyles of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients in this arid region. On this cuisine walk we let you explore the roots of Rajasthani cooking, beginning from visiting the vegetable and spice markets which lie untouched by modern ‘departmentalism’, to buying the ingredients yourself. The cuisine walk merges into an interactive cooking session with a noble family of the erstwhile Jaipur state and ends with a meal with them. Over dinner you get an opportunity to listen to tales by your hosts of the people and lifestyle of the bygone era. This makes a perfect end to a fascinating tour which will help you get under the skin of the city nad give you a unique insight into Jaipur. Hotel transfers are included.

Jaipur – Craft bazaar walk – US$40 p/p (approx. 17.00-19.30)
The royal families and nobles of Jaipur patronized the craftsmen and artisans of the city. These traditions continue to this day and as a result modern day Jaipur is considered by many as the crafts capital of India. This fascinating evening walk takes you through the old city areas and several colourful craft bazaars. You’ll observe local artisans and master craftsmen in their workshops; jewelers, silversmiths, gold painters, tie and dying experts as well as meenakari and kundan artists to name but a few. We also visit a local resident over a cup of tea in his private haveli, beautifully decorated with old paintings, rich tapestries, carpets and rare artefacts. During the walk you’ll be able to sample some of the regions culinary delights from some of the city’s most popular food vendors.

Jaipur – Hot air balloon flight – US$240 p/p
This spectacular hot air balloon flight provides around 60 minutes in the air giving you a fabulous chance to see more of Jaipur and its surroundings from a new perspective. You enjoy the exhilarating sight of balloons being inflated and prepared and tea/coffee & cookies at the launch site and are provided with a Certificate of First Flight, duly signed by your pilot. All hotel transfers and taxes are included. Launch sites including the following, but may vary depending on the prevailing wind and weather conditions.
Samode Bagh & Palace / Amer Fort / Shiv Vilas / Jal Mahal / Delhi Road / Madhogarh Fort

5-day Goa Beach extension – Price on request
This extension option gives you the chance to finish your tour with some time by the beach in the beautiful and exotic resort of Goa.
We include an internal flight from Delhi, plus transfers to your hotel. We have chosen suite rooms in a smallish boutique style hotel (Casa de Goa) with two pools in the popular resort of Calangute as our preferred option. The hotel is located at the quieter end of the beach, giving you a great balance between beautiful beaches and bars and restaurants nearby. If you have a preference for a different level of hotel or a different resort area, just let us know and we can quote accordingly.
The option includes 5 nights on a breakfast only basis in the hotel, plus a transfer back to the international airport in Goa at the end of your stay. We can arrange international flights for you that fly into Delhi and out of Goa (normally with a connection in either Mumbai or Delhi before flying home).
Inclusions - Internal flight Delhi-Goa, 5 nights’ accommodation with breakfast, return transfers by an AC CAR

5-day Indian Spice tour extension – Price on request
This option extends the tour by taking the train to Amritsar, where we tour the Golden Temple, (the holiest site in the Sikh religion) and other parts of the city including the fascinating India/Pakistan evening border closing ceremony. We then travel into the foothills of the Himalayas before arriving into Dharamsala. This is the home to the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama.
Full itinerary details and prices are available on request.

5-day Temples & Palaces tour extension – Price on request
This option extends the tour by taking the overnight sleeper train from Delhi to Varanasi where we have the day free to explore and an unforgettable evening of festivities on the river Ganges followed by a day of sightseeing in Varanasi. In the morning we fly to Khajuraho to explore its ornate temples, some with fascinating erotic carvings. The next day we drive to Orrcha, which seems to have changed little in the last 500 years. We the next day exploring this beautiful area before boarding the train from Jhansi back to Delhi to finish the tour.
Full itinerary details and prices are available on request.

7-day Rajasthan Explorer tour extension – Price on request
This option extends the tour after your time in Shekawati by exploring much more of the desert state of Rajasthan. We start by driving to the desert landscape of Bikaner before heading to remote and exotic Jaisalmer where we visit one of the largest forts in the world. The next morning we make our way to Jodhpur where we tour the 'Blue City'. We then spend the next 4 days visiting forts and temples in Udaipur, Barli and the holy lakeside town of Pushkar before making our way back to Delhi.
Full itinerary details and prices are available on request.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Worldwide Travel Insurance policy - $80
Travel insurance is compulsory on all our tours and having travel insurance in place is a condition of travelling with us. Medical Insurance alone is not sufficient to join this tour.
You may either take out a policy through us, or arrange your own. If you arrange your own insurance, we must receive full details of your policy (policy number, issuing company, emergency telephone number) at least one month before you travel.
Our own travel insurance is offered through Endsleigh Insurance Services in the UK, and is available to citizens and residents the USA. This comprehensive travel insurance policy has been designed to be suitable for our cultural and adventure tours, including this trip. Key benefits are shown below, and full policy details are available on request and will be provided before purchase and are also available on our website - http://www.encounterstravel.com/travel_insurance.php

  • Emergency and medical service - Medical expertise to arrange emergency medical assistance or transport home following an accident or illness or if you are informed of a serious illness of a close relative at home whilst on holiday.
  • Cancellation or curtailment charges - Cover for costs against unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of the trip before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness. The maximum we will pay under this section is £5,000 per person.
  • Emergency medical and other expenses – Emergency medical, surgical, hospital, ambulance and nursing fees up to £10,000,000 outside of your home country.
  • Hospital benefit - Up to £15 for every completed 24 hours in patient hospital stay up to a maximum of £300.
  • Personal accident - Up to £30,000 for death, loss of limb or sight and permanent total disablement, subject to age - Please refer to policy wording for full details of the cover available.
  • Personal money, passport and documents – Accidental loss, theft of or damage to personal money including foreign currency up to 72 hours prior to departure - Please refer to policy wording for full details of the cover available. Up to £500 for reasonable additional costs for travel and accommodation incurred whilst obtaining a replacement passport or visa abroad.
  • Personal liability - Personal liability for any compensation you become legally liable to pay up to £2,000,000.
  • Delayed departure - Delayed departure for at least 12 hours from the scheduled departure time. £20 for the first complete 12 hour delay and £20 for each completed 12 hours following, up to a maximum of £100. Up to £5,000 for any irrecoverable travel and other pre-paid charges if you choose to cancel your trip once 12 hours has elapsed.
  • Missed departure - Up to £500 for additional room only accommodation and travel expense should you miss your departure due to the failure of public transport or an accident or breakdown of the vehicle you are travelling in or strike.
  • Overseas legal expenses and assistance - Legal expenses and costs in pursuit of a civil action up to £50,000.
ACCOMMODATION

Indra Vilas Alisar, Shekhawati, IndiaWe use good quality hotels rated at the Indian 5-star and deluxe heritage level on this tour. Local star ratings may vary slightly from international standards.
Accommodation is based on twin or double en-suite rooms with air conditioning. We will endeavour to give all couples a private double room. Single travellers may choose to pay a single room supplement to guarantee themselves a single room throughout the tour. Alternatively, they may choose to share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex. If there are no other single travellers available for you to pair up with at the time of your booking then you will need to pay the single room supplement. However, we will refund this or deduct it from your balance payment if we are able to pair you up later on.

Hilton Janakpuri, Delhi, India  Shahpura House, Jaipur, India

TRANSPORT

Our trips feature a mix of different transport options. We want you to feel like you’re really experiencing the country you’re travelling through, but at the same time finish journeys refreshed enough to enjoy the next stage of the tour. Due to the somewhat chaotic nature of Indian roads, we only use private vehicles for all road journeys.

TRANSFERS

The tour includes a 24-hour airport meet & assist service in Delhi airport, your arrival and departure airport-hotel transfers and all other transfers.

GROUP SIZE/TOUR LEADERS/GUIDES

We are committed to being a small group operator, as we feel this gives everyone in the group the best chance to get to know their fellow travellers and to hear and make the most of their guide. There’s no point in us providing great guides if you’ve got to peer over 30-40 shoulders to see them! So, we won’t ever put you in a 50-seater coach with 49 other people and just one guide. Instead, we set our India group departures to have a maximum of 18 travellers. The minimum group size is just 2.
For groups of 6 and more travellers a fully trained, local English-speaking tour guide will accompany you throughout the tour. Specialist local guides may also be used for some of the sightseeing tours and national park activities. In the rare event that the group size is just 2 to 5 travellers, an escort driver with decent English will accompany you throughout the tour and specialist local guides are used at each site.  
At Encounters Travel we have a policy of only using local Indian guides and reps. We feel this gives you the best experience of the country and the sites you are seeing.

ENTRANCE FEES

The tour price does not include entrance fees to the tourist sites mentioned in the itinerary. You should allow approx. US$58 per person to cover these (this includes one visit to the Taj Mahal). You will also need to cover the cost of entrance to any other extra sites that you may wish to visit that are not listed in the main tour itinerary.

TIPPING

Tipping is common practice in India, as a sign of appreciation for services provided. You may therefore wish to tip your guide and driver at the end of the tour. You should not feel obliged to tip any particular amount, and should consider your personal budget. We are often asked to provide a guide however, and will provide you with more information and suggested amounts in our pre-departure pack.

HEALTH

For up to date health information & vaccination requirements for India we recommend that you contact your GP or a travel clinic (1st Contact travel clinic gives free advice tel. 0800 0393073).
General vaccination recommendations for India include Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A & B, Japanese B Encephalitis, Malaria prophylactics, Meningitis, Polio, Tetanus & Typhoid

VISAS

Many nationalities (including USA, Canadian, UK, European and Australian) will need to arrange their Indian tourist visa in advance. Applications made in the USA should be made through https://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com/homepage.

CONTACT US

Phone (USA toll-free): 1 877 260 3950
Email : 
Office hours: Our main office is based in the UK and is open Mon-Fri 09:00-17:30, Sat 09:30-12:30. If you are calling from the USA please try to ring before 12:00 CST to ensure we're available to take your call.

LIVING SOCIAL 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Can't find the dates you want? Dog ate your passport? No worries. You have 30 days post-purchase to return your voucher, no questions asked.
Note: After you have redeemed your voucher, your flights will be confirmed and no refund will be due in the event of your cancellation.

LIVING SOCIAL FINE PRINT

• Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay • Reservations required and subject to availability • Not valid on group or existing reservations • Vouchers must be redeemed by February 6 to guarantee promotional price. If vouchers are not redeemed by this date a supplement may be charged to cover higher flight costs • Voucher includes all transport and transfers including local English-speaking tour leaders, tours and activities as detailed in the itinerary, eight breakfasts, two dinners, all hotel accommodations indicated on itinerary, airline tax and fuel surcharges • When purchasing and gifting vouchers please list name(s) exactly as given on your passport(s) • Must be at least 16 years old • Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the hotel. Single Supplement prices are $620 for departures on March 29 and April 12; all other departure dates and a single supplement rate of $470 • Based on double or twin occupancy; you may share with other people of the same sex booking onto the tour • Single travelers may choose to pay a single room supplement to guarantee themselves a single room throughout the tour. Alternatively, you may choose to share a twin room with another traveler of the same sex. If there are no other single travelers available to pair up with at the time of booking, then you will need to pay the single room supplement. Encounters Travel will refund this later if they are able to pair people together. Room shares are arranged in order of voucher redemption Travel insurance covering medical costs and repatriation for medical reasons is mandatory; policy details must be provided to Encounter Travels at least 1 month before departure (policy number, name of the issuing company, and the policy emergency contact details); travel insurance covering cancellation and baggage is recommended but not mandatory. A comprehensive policy is available from Encounters Travel for $80 per person; view all details at www.encounterstravel.com/travel_insurance.php • Voucher does not include visa fees (required for US citizens and the responsibility of the traveller to arrange), travel insurance (compulsory, available on request for $80), meals not indicated in the itinerary, entrance fees to sites visited (approx. $58), drinks, snacks, gratuities and other personal expenses • The deal is based on using group flights with United from Newark (EWR). Alternative airlines may be used if a minimum of 10 travelers is not reached on each date. These may include a stop-over en-route. Other departure airports are available but may be subject to an extra fee depending on available flight fares at the time of booking • Minimum group size is 6 travellers. If this minimum number is not reached then provided at least 2 people are travelling then the tour will still run on an identical itinerary and with the same accommodation, but a driver will be used in partnership with specialist local site guides • Hotels are subject to change to based on availability • The deal is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates • PROMOTIONAL VALUE VALID ONLY FOR THE DATE RANGE SELECTED AT TIME OF PURCHASE