8-Nights Northern India by Rail-Rail

Northern India by Rail For something a little more off the beaten path, take the train right to the heart of India?s colourful culture for a different look at this dynamic country?s northern region. Experiences like the India-Pakistan Wagah border ceremony and Dalai Lama sights in Dharamsala get you in touch with the spiritual side of India, while the toy trains in Shimla are always a delight. Riding the rails back to Delhi gives you the chance to see many of India?s well-known highlights, and we even include a G Adventures-supported walking tour led by former at-risk youth. You?ve never experienced India quite like this.HighlightsExperience a spiritual journey to the soul of India’s religious culture, witness the famous India-Pakistan border ceremony, see a different side of Delhi with a walking tour led by a former at-risk youth, learn about Tibetan Buddhism in DharamsalaAccommodationHotels (8 nts).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size NotesMax 15, avg 12Meals Included2 dinnersWhat’s IncludedG Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi. Golden Temple visit and evening Wagah border ceremony (Amritsar). McLeod Ganj orientation walk. Bhagsunag visit. Toy train between Shimla and Kalka. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

10-Nights Highlights of Sabah and Mt Kinabalu-Classic

Highlights of Sabah & Mt Kinabalu The natural splendour of Borneo?s Eastern Sabah region and towering peaks of Mt Kinabalu, all on one adventure? Where do I sign up?” Right here, friend. This incredible 11-day tour delivers ample time in Malaysia?s jungle playground (including a life-changing encounter with orangutans at a rehabilitation facility) before three days in the shadow of mighty Mt Kinabalu ? the tallest peak in this part of the world ? climaxing with a sunrise hike to the mountain?s peak. Prepare to be amazed.HighlightsGather local ingredients and take a cooking class, Enjoy a river safari, Visit an orangutan rehabilitation centre, Watch the sun rise from the summit of Mt KinabaluAccommodationHotels/guesthouses (4 nts), jungle lodge (3 nts), permanent tented camp (1 nt), mountain lodge (2 nts, multi-share).Group Size NotesMax 15Meals Included10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinnersWhat’s IncludedHands-On: Cooking Class, Kota Belud. Morning and evening Kinabatangan River safaris. Guided oxbow lake visit and wildlife spotting (Kinabatangan). Cave visit (Kinabatangan). Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit. Turtle Island stay with turtle hatchery visit. Mt Kinabalu hike (2 days). Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

10-Nights China Southern Charm Beijing Xian Guilin Yangshuo and Shanghai

China Southern Charm From the moment you land in the Chinese capital, you will be immersed in the country’s rich history and culture on this journey of a lifetime. Watch locals practicing Tai Chi, enjoy traditional hand rolled noodles, hop on high-speed rail, trace ancient footsteps along one of the country’s best-preserved city walls, see stunning limestone karst formations, and experience modern architecture intersecting with a colonial past in spectacular fashion.Includes:Private Driver & Guides + Arrival Meet & GreetAll Private Ground Transfers & Domestic Air3 Nights BeijingTemple of Heaven Martial Arts & Dance VisitOld Beijing Noodles LunchBeijing City TourMarkets + Donghuamen Night Food Street Visit & Peking Duck DinnerThe Great Wall Mutianyu Tour + LunchRickshaw Hutong Tour + Local Family VisitSummer Palace Tour + LunchHigh-Speed Rail Beijing to Xian2 Nights XianTerracotta Warriors TourXian Old City Wall TourBig Wild Goose Pagoda Tour + Dim Sum LunchHanyangling Museum Tour1 Night GuilinLi River Cruise to Yangshuo1 Night YangshuoCountryside Biking & Bamboo Rafting TourShanghai Old Town & Yuyuan Garden Tour + LunchShanghai Museum Visit & French Concession TourAcrobatic ShowZhujiajiao Water Town Tour + Boat RideDaily breakfast

18-Nights Trans-Mongolian Express-Rail

Trans-Mongolian Express
From bustling Beijing to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around the world in three incredible weeks. Board one of the world’s great trains and ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip across the grassy steppes of Mongolia and through the taiga forests of Siberia. Share train carriages with locals, overnight in a Mongolian ger and in a cozy Russian guesthouse. Not only does this trip provide the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities, but also free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace.

Highlights
Ride the rails through Mongolia's grassy steppe and Siberia's taiga forests, stay in a local village on Lake Baikal, admire the grand structure of Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, marvel at the rich art collection in the Hermitage

Accommodation
Hotels/guesthouses (9 nts), sleeper trains (7 nts), Mongolian ger (2 nts).

Group Leader
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Group Size Notes
Max 16, avg 12

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

What's Included
Local Living: Traditional Ger Stay, Gorkhi Terelj National Park. China-Mongolia Railway. Ulaanbaatar guided city tour including Gandan Monastery and Bogd Khan Palace. Trans-Mongolian Railway. Irkutsk city tour. Lake Baikal stay (Listvyanka). Trans-Siberian Railway. Yekaterinburg walking tour. Trans-Ural Railway. Red Square visit and Moscow metro orientation tour. Kremlin and Armoury guided tour. St Petersburg walking tour. Hermitage Museum entrance. Local meal suggestions and language and border-crossing support throughout. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
 

4-Nights Ubud Tropical Mountain Retreat-Bali

5 Day Ubud Tropical Mountain Retreat – Bali

Package Details:

Journey to the magical land of Ubud, the unique cultural center of traditional Balinese dance and arts, which is surrounded by layers of lush green tropical rainforest, Hindu temples, and beautiful scenery.

4 nights Ubud, Alila – Superior Room (includes one free night)
Escape to the heart of the Balinese countryside to explore beautiful rice fields, and enjoy the tranquility of Gulingan Village on a day tour around the Bali countryside
Breakfast daily
Round trip private car transfers from airport to hotel
Travel2 After Hours Emergency Travel Assistance

12-Nights Japan Unrivalled Start Tokyo end Osaka

Japan Unrivalled (Start Tokyo, End Osaka)
Say konnichiwa to the land of sushi, samurai & sake with our sexy new destination…incredible Japan! With the hottest cities, the best inclusions at the best price, you'll be hard pushed to get a better experience of Japan's best without the hassle. Let us help you discover it all, from temples & teppanyaki to geishas, gardens & great times – this is one trip that you need in your travel diary for 2015.

Tokyo
See the Imperial Palace, Asakusa Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Street. See the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku & Shibuya Street.
 
Tokyo To Hakone
Tsukiji fish market Take in the incredible views from the Hakone Ropeway Hot spring experience
 
Hakone To Takayama
Sightseeing tour with a local guide of Matsumoto See Matsumoto Castle Visit Hida Folk Village
 
Takayama
See Kamisan no machi (Kamisan Town) and Takayama morning markets (Until November 2017).
 
Takayama To Hiroshima
Travel by Shinkansen – (Bullet Train)
 
Hiroshima
Ferry to Miyajima Island & see Itsukushima Shrine. Visit the Peace Memorial Museum
 
Hiroshima To Kyoto
See the Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle & the Gion Area (where the Geisha are).
 
Kyoto
See Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sake Making Museum, Nijo Castle.
 
Kyoto To Mt Koya
Stay at a Buddhist guesthouse Enjoy a traditional Buddhist meal Visit to Kongobuji Temple (from March 2018)
 
Mt Koya To Osaka
Enjoy an early morning Buddhist Service
 

 

Accommodation

10 nights twin share hotels, 2 nights at Contiki Special Stopovers
Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
Modern, air-conditioned coach and train

 
Food

14 Meals:
12 Breakfasts
2 three-course dinners

 
Staff

Experienced Contiki Trip Manager, Local English-speaking guides
Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations