LEARN more. EXPLORE more. DREAM more.
Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed
exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain
immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us
… and make the most of your journey!
$25 USD per person
Gaitore & Jaigarh Fort Tour
During this morning tour, you'll see a couple of the most impressive
attractions in Jaipur. First, visit peaceful Gaitore, a royal cremation
site featuring remarkable cenotaphs of the maharajas (kings) of Jaipur.
You'll marvel at these intricately carved structures, elaboratly
decorated with elevated, umbrella-shaped pavilions called chhatris - a
common element in Indian architecture. Particularly striking is
the cenotaph of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the great
founded the city.
$35 USD per person
Taj Mahal at sunset
You are about to witness one of the greatest sights of one’s
lifetime - the Taj Mahal at sunset! This early evening excursion will
enable you to experience the Taj Mahal at sunset, a truly
unforgettable sight. As you visit the fabled Taj Mahal ,
you will witness the magical effects caused by the reflections of the
changing colors of the setting sun on this brilliant white marble
building. 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
1,000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an
expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid 17th century,
the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Though the Taj
appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the
close-up marble inlay work, which is really astounding. This tour also includes a visit to the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. Even more decorative than the Taj, this tomb is often described as a "jewel box." It's the perfect complement to your visit to the Taj Mahal.
$29 USD per person
Sunrise Boat Tour on the Ganges
Early Morning Tour
Discover the soul of India during your visit to Varanasi, the city
of Lord Shiva, one of the most sacred cities in Hindu India. Here,
temples line the sacred River Ganges, with broad ghats or steps
leading down to the water’s edge. You will follow steps to the river’s
edge in the pre-dawn light to board a boat for the ride into the broad
river. As you venture out into the morning mists, you’ll find yourself
transported to a different world. Then, as the sun rises and
illuminates the temples along the river, you’ll see the devout coming
down to the river for a ritual washing away of sins. Others will be
doing exercises and priests will be performing sunrise rituals. Whether
you treat this as one of India’s best “photo ops,” or an experience to
silently absorb, this is an experience no visitor to India should miss.
$205 USD per person
Mountain Flight Tour Over Mt. Everest
Early Morning Tour
Only awe-stricken silence can come close to matching the experience of going on a flight that encounters the tallest mountains on earth. You’ll take off from Kathmandu in the early morning on a small aircraft with a window seat for an hour of spectacular mountain scenery. You’ll see the whole stretch of the Himalayas that extend across Nepal. Weather permitting, the magical vista of the Tibetan Plateau as well as aerial views of Mt. Everest, the Kanchenjunga mountains, and the Namche Valley are clearly visible. The thrill of seeing these majestic mountains at close range is an experience not to be missed.
$55 USD per person
Bhaktapur City Tour
Bhaktapur, once the capital of Nepal, is perhaps the best preserved medieval city-state of the Kathmandu Valley. The city is called “City of Devotees” and has three huge squares full of towering temples that comprise some of the finest religious architecture in the country. This beautiful city has a rural setting and many of the locals make a living farming the fields around it, so you’ll often see crops drying in the streets. On this comprehensive tour a local guide will lead you around the winding cobblestone streets, red-brick squares and charming courtyards of this historical and cultural gem
Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change.
All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and
scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate
optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion