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Nepal & Rajasthan Explorer by Maz57, 26 Jul 2018
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Experience of a liftime

We arrived in Kathmandu and stayed one night independently, the next day we moved hotels to start the tour and was greeted by our tour guide, in the evening we had a welcome meeting and given details of our tour, and met all the other guests, it was then arranged for all us to have a meal together and introduce ourselves. Early the next day left left Kathmandu and loaded our kit onto the truck and travelled to our first destination of Chitwan ...

We arrived in Kathmandu and stayed one night independently, the next day we moved hotels to start the tour and was greeted by our tour guide, in the evening we had a welcome meeting and given details of our tour, and met all the other guests, it was then arranged for all us to have a meal together and introduce ourselves. Early the next day left left Kathmandu and loaded our kit onto the truck and travelled to our first destination of Chitwan National Park where we spent two nights in a lodge hotel, beautifully located next to a river, the next day we were up early for a trip down the river in dugout long canoes, an amazing trip, so much wildlife including elephants, crocodiles, rhino and many birds. In the evening we were entertained by a dance troop. The next day a long journey to the Indian border, the crossing went smoothly as possible considering how busy the border is, then a stop over night in a local hotel, a drive to Varanasi for a two night stay, our trips included a boat ride down the Ganges to watch the bathing and religious ceremonies, cremations, visited temples and wandered the streets to see stalls of brightly coloured vegetables, clothing, silks etc, opportunities to attend Siri and silk factories, or local arts and crafts. Then moving on the next day we moved to Ken river lodge where we stayed for three nights, visiting the erotic temples, went on safari tiger watching, took a rowing boat to a small island in the river to watch the sun go down, an incredible place. The on to Agra, visited the Taj Mahal at dawn, and again from the other side of river to watch the sun set. Also visited the Red fort, one morning it was arranged that we went in tuk tuks to a local guides house, where the family treated us all to breakfast, next on to Jaipur where we stayed in a wonderful colonial hotel, which had once hosted Prince Charles and Princess Diana, we had the opportunity for an early morning ballon flight over the Indian countryside Amazing!! and finally we moved onto Delhi, we saw many temples, forts, spice markets, a Sikh temple where we helped to make chapatis in the kitchens used to feed 2000 + locals, we Street walked around the old town and had the opportunity to purchase marble items. The tour with Dragoman was for 16 nights, we saw and did so many things, we ate from street vendors to roof top restaurants, we rode in carts drawn by oxen, tuk tuks, man and engine powered, and of course the incredible truck, with our amazing drivers/ tour operators. This was an experience of a life time we enjoyed all of it, so carefully planned and organised by Rachel her knowledge of India was second to none, and Ewan who drove the truck and maintained it, ensuring the trip ran a smoothly as it could. A trip not to be missed

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Dragoman, before leaving the UK, we were invited to our local travel agency to meet with staff from Dragoman and we had the opportunity to see a truck similar to the one we were going to be travelling in, we had a detailed itinerary of our tour, so we knew exactly what we could expect. Excellent tour staff, excellent tour

Dragoman Overland responded to this review on 26 Jul 2018:

We're so pleased to hear that you had such an amazing Dragoman trip and had so many amazing experiences in India.

Dragoman Overland responded to this review on 26 Jul 2018:

Its great to hear that our Dragoman staff were so helpful.