Exotic India & the Sacred Ganges - 2017

Delhi • Jaipur • Ranthambore • Agra • Kolkata • Ganges River Cruise

  • EXPLORE IN ULTIMATE COMFORT ABOARD THE ALL-SUITE RV GANGES VOYAGER, THE FIRST AMERICAN-CHARTERED SHIP ON THE GANGES
  • VISIT THE ANCIENT MOSQUE COMPLEX, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE DATING TO THE 12TH CENTURY
  • BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE ELUSIVE BENGAL TIGER DURING A GAME DRIVE IN RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
  • VISIT THE DAZZLING TAJ MAHAL, A MAGNIFICENT AND MOVING TESTAMENT TO A MUGHAL EMPEROR’S LOVE FOR HIS WIFE
  • SHARE A DELICIOUS MEAL IN THE HOME OF A LOCAL FAMILY IN JAIPUR

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Exotic India & the Sacred Ganges

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Traveler:RICHARD KATONAK
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:October 2016

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Traveler:RICHARD MANNING
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:8
Traveled:September 2016

I would like to speak for my father and I ( Mary Toni Rust). We both enjoyed the trip immensely. What made the trip so good was actually the tour guide Dinesh. He was vert knowledgeable and well spoken in all areas concerning India. He was cheerful and accommodating to everyone's needs. I would say he is probably without a doubt the best tour guide we ever had on one of your trips!

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Traveler:DAVID SAUNDERS
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:5
Traveled:September 2016

Nepal, India including Varanasi was the most memorable journey I've taken. The sights, sounds, history and culture came to life because of the knowledge and personality or our directors Arvind Singh (especially) and Dinesh Kanyal. Although much of India is more primitive than many parts of the world I have visited, the accommodations, especially the river boat Ganges Voyager, and land transportation helped make the journey fun and comfortable. Thank you, Vantage, for delivering a "trip of a lifetime" journey.

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Traveler:MICHAEL PARIS
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:September 2016

Great trip. The guides were also excellent and a fine choice. Food and accommodations were very good too. Travel was well planed and went smoothly.

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Exotithic India & the Sacred Ganges

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Traveler:Pam H
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:8
Traveled:October 2015

This trip was overwhelming to the senses. Chaos, noise, odors, crowds....everything you believe India to be. The sights were educational and beautiful. The people were very friendly. The hotels and hotel meals were wonderful. The food on the boat was pretty basic but good. We even saw Bengal Tigers in Rathambore. The hunting lodge was my very favorite place, both for the food and the surrounding gardens. Munish Bakshi was a superior guide. He treated everyone with respect and kindness and included more than was offered on the program. I never had any stomach problems, although several in our group did. The river portion was much more laid back than the land tour. A few of the outings were very basic and a bit boring but the info given and the entertainment offerings on the boat were good.

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Traveler:EDWARD STUMPF
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:2
Traveled:September 2015

This was a wonderful trip, everything we could have hoped for and more. We were able to see and visit all the sites we had read about years ago. The staff was wonderful to us and took care of our many needs. We were very impressed with Ajay, our Tour Director, who seemed to know about everything, and supplied history and info about everywhere and everything. The bus was comfortable and the driver great. We feel Ajay was a National Treasure,

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Highlights of India & the Ganges

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Traveler:Michael Walker
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:3
Traveled:March 2014

We went to see the Taj Mahal, but the trip was so much more. The people, the culture, the history made this one of our favorite tours. It was the last one on our bucket list and what a way to end what is now our first bucket list.

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Traveler:Michael Walker
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:3
Traveled:March 2014

We went to see the Taj Mahal, but the trip was so much more. The people, the culture, the history made this one of our favorite tours. It was the last one on our bucket list and what a way to end what is now our first bucket list.

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India & Nepal: Mountains, Maharajahs & the Taj Mahal

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Traveler:Hubert Dellinger Jr & Svetlana Dellinger
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:15
Traveled:March 2013

India and Nepal were never on my bucket list of places to visit. I knew next to nothing of their history and culture and disliked curry. However, the trip was very interesting and the hotels were comfortable. I found the people friendly and English understood in most circumstances. The Taj Mahal, the fortresses and palaces, the Ganges River, the crematories, the jungle and Mt Everest were everything they were billed to be, The trip was made a real success by our program manager, Ajay. He went out of his way to make our trip easier by changing some scheduled events to better times, filling out forms for us [usually a drudge for travelers] and anticipating our needs while supplying us with needed information. He was the best in a long line of great program managers ["Nacho," Adel, "Magic," etc.]. Hubert L. Dellinger Jr. MD

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Traveler:Hubert Dellinger Jr & Svetlana Dellinger
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:15
Traveled:March 2013

India and Nepal were never on my bucket list of places to visit. I knew next to nothing of their history and culture and disliked curry. However, the trip was very interesting and the hotels were comfortable. I found the people friendly and English understood in most circumstances. The Taj Mahal, the fortresses and palaces, the Ganges River, the crematories, the jungle and Mt Everest were everything they were billed to be, The trip was made a real success by our program manager, Ajay. He went out of his way to make our trip easier by changing some scheduled events to better times, filling out forms for us [usually a drudge for travelers] and anticipating our needs while supplying us with needed information. He was the best in a long line of great program managers ["Nacho," Adel, "Magic," etc.]. Hubert L. Dellinger Jr. MD

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India & Nepal: Mountains, Maharajahs & the Taj Mahal

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Traveler:Luanne Kantor
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:4
Traveled:January 2013

The India/Nepal adventure was the most incredible cultural experience of any of my many travels. Experiencing the Kumbh Mela Hindu holiday left me speechless. Thoroughly enjoyed India. Nepal was quite disappointing because we did not make the flight to see Mt. Everest which was to be one of the trip's highlights. Perhaps another time.

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Traveler:Luanne Kantor
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:4
Traveled:January 2013

The India/Nepal adventure was the most incredible cultural experience of any of my many travels. Experiencing the Kumbh Mela Hindu holiday left me speechless. Thoroughly enjoyed India. Nepal was quite disappointing because we did not make the flight to see Mt. Everest which was to be one of the trip's highlights. Perhaps another time.

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India & Nepal: Mountains, Maharajahs & the Taj Mahal

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Traveler:Gayle Butler
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:4
Traveled:June 2011

Seeing the Taj Mahal was fulfilling the dream of a lifetime--so despite, the dirt, the heat, the mass of humanity--it was well worth it! I would highly recommend this trip--and flying by Mount Everest was the icing on the cake! AJ was a great program manager!

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Traveler:Gayle Butler
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:4
Traveled:June 2011

Seeing the Taj Mahal was fulfilling the dream of a lifetime--so despite, the dirt, the heat, the mass of humanity--it was well worth it! I would highly recommend this trip--and flying by Mount Everest was the icing on the cake! AJ was a great program manager!

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India & Nepal: Mountains, Maharajahs & the Taj Mahal

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Traveler:Anna Marie Henry
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:6
Traveled:February 2010

Ajay was an excellent program manager and ambassador for his country. The culture for this part of India was fascinating. The Taj Mahal beautiful and what an experience to view. To see the sunset and sunrise on the Ganges was remarkable. How lucky I was to experience this beautiful country.

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Traveler:Anna Marie Henry
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:6
Traveled:February 2010

Ajay was an excellent program manager and ambassador for his country. The culture for this part of India was fascinating. The Taj Mahal beautiful and what an experience to view. To see the sunset and sunrise on the Ganges was remarkable. How lucky I was to experience this beautiful country.

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