Dragoman Overland Offer Unique Family Adventure Tour in India

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Dragoman Overland are the first company to offer truck based family adventure travel, and following the success of their African packages, India is the next country to get the family adventure treatment! The brand new 10-night family adventure tour in India is expected to sell like hot chapattis, with camel and elephant rides, tiger safaris and a visit to the Taj Mahal just a small selection of the package's varied inventory. The tour departs Delhi 17th October or alternatively a Christmas departure (21st December) is available. For more details of the tour, please visit http://www.dragoman.com/destinations/tripdetails.php?cat=FIN

Families searching for varied adventure travel in India should certainly consider Dragoman Overland's brand new family adventure travel package to India this October half term. Dragoman are the first company to offer true overland truck adventure travel suitable for children aged 7 and upwards, and following the success of their African family packages, India is the next country to be opened up for family adventure travel. With a tour featuring camel and elephant riding, tiger safaris, rickshaw tours, a unique farmstay, cultural exploration and enough comfortable mini palace accommodation to take the rough edges off India adventure travel, this will be ideal for travelers of all ages.

"It's a package we've been working on for some time, and we're very excited about it" said Charlie Hopkinson, marketing director at Dragoman Overland, "We know from the popularity of our African family adventure travel packages that there is real demand for family overland truck based travel that is not as physically demanding but still as memorable as our traditional packages. Having brought true overland truck travel to families visiting Africa (check out our family holidays at http://www.dragoman.com/destinations/familyoverland.php ) it's great that we can now offer the culture and wildlife of India to younger people, whilst still using our popular Dragoman Overland trucks."

The tour begins in the colourful heart of India with a city tour amongst the labyrinthine streets of Old Delhi and the leafy boulevards of Delhi. Leaving the hustle and bustle of city life behind, Dragoman's India adventure travel tour then heads for the Rajasthan Desert where families spend two nights at the Mandawa Desert Resort, a village of mud brick cottages. Here, travelers can enjoy camel rides through the spectacular desert scenery and village walks in local Rajasthani communities, while back at the resort there's an inviting pool in which to cool off in. Travelers are then allowed to see the 'real India' during a unique farmstay in the countryside surrounding Jaipur, with Dragoman's local Rajasthani guide and his family. A city tour of Jaipur is next, followed by a traditional evening with music and an overnight stay in a small Maharajah's palace in the centre. A guided visit to the mighty Amber Palace, a classic fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture situated outside of the city, is also included.

For the next three nights, the India adventure travel trip focuses on Agra and its surrounding areas, and feature a guided rickshaw ride through sleepy Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary with an overnight stay near the sanctuary, a two-night hotel stay in Agra with a rickshaw city tour, a guided tour of the Taj Mahal and Red Fort, plus a visit to the royal city of Fatehpur Sikri. No adventure travel in India is complete without taking in the Himalayas and Dragoman heads there next through Uttar Pradesh to the Himalayan foothills and Corbett National Park. During a two-night stay in one of the park's charming cottages, exciting tiger and wildlife safaris by jeep and elephant back top the itinerary. The adventure travel in India concludes by returning to Delhi for a celebratory Indian feast for the entire group - with enough chapatis to feed a Maharajah's elephant!

This family adventure tour in India costs just £450 p/p for adults, and £382 p/p for children aged 7-15 years, plus kitty USD$440 (~£228) which includes transport aboard Dragoman Overland's rugged but comfortable customised Mercedes Benz truck, family accommodation in fun small hotels, small palaces, cottages and farm camp, some meals and the expertise of Dragoman Overland's two person crew. International flights are not included but are available through Dragoman Overland.

About Dragoman Overland:

Dragoman Overland (http://www.dragoman.com) has over forty years experience running adventure travel and overland trips across the continents of Africa, Asia, North America, Central America and South America. They run overland adventure travel and overland tourism with absolute expertise and professionalism. Five years ago, Dragoman and Encounter Overland merged into today's Dragoman Overland.

Dragoman Overland has a combined fleet of over 35 Dragoman Overland and Encounter overland trucks around the world. They have pioneered more routes then any other adventure travel operator with an administration, training and maintenance base in Suffolk, England. Their family adventure travel packages are unique because of their overland truck based transport. The adventure travel and overland tourism company is renowned for their trips and commitment to responsible tourism, benefiting the local people of the countries they visit.

Dragoman Overland
01728 861 133


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