Guide Leader’s Trip to India

Wednesday 30th October – Monday 11th November 2019

From £2,499pp

Join fellow Guide leaders on a journey into the heart of India and immerse yourself in the country’s ancient traditions, cultural diversity and culinary delights on this 13-day expedition.

Joining Sangam’s Food Festival, you’ll experience the international spirit at the WAGGGS World Centre whilst igniting your senses on a culinary journey through India’s world of food. Starting with a tour of the local food markets, where you’ll pick up your ingredients, you’ll then learn how to create a repertoire of traditional, aromatic Indian dishes. Then comes the best part… tasting!

Following the Sangam programme, part two of your trip will take you on the exciting Golden Triangle tour to Jaipur, Agra and Delhi with highlights including a visit to Amber Fort and the Taj Mahal.

Take part in the Sangam Food Festival
Taj Mahal sunrise visit
Explore Mumbai, Jaipur, Agra & Delhi
  • What’s Included
    • Return flights with BA or similar from London Heathrow to Mumbai and return from Delhi to London Heathrow
    • Coaching in an air conditioned mini-coach as per the itinerary
    • 1 night’s accommodation in Mumbai on a B&B basis in twin rooms
    • 8 nights’ accommodation at Sangam World Centre on a full board basis in multi-bedded rooms
    • 4 nights’ accommodation whilst exploring the Golden Triangle (2 x Jaipur, 1 x Agra and 1 x Delhi) on a half board basis in twin rooms
    • All programme fees whilst at Sangam World Centre
    • All excursions as per the itinerary.
    • Services of a Venture Abroad Tour Manager
    • Travel insurance for passengers

    Price based on a minimum of 20 passengers. All hotels and rooming arrangements are subject to alteration and reconfirmation by our agent in India.

  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Morning:

    Fly from London Heathrow to Mumbai

    Evening:

    Stay overnight in a hotel in Mumbai

    Day 2

    Morning:

    Take a guided tour of Mumbai to soak up the energy of the city and admire the grand colonial architecture, hidden temples and bustling bazaars

    Afternoon:

    Transfer from Mumbai to Sangam Wold Centre in Pune

    Evening:

    Stay overnight at Sangam World Centre

    Days 3-8

    Enjoy a 6-day programme at Sangam World Centre as part of the Sangam Food Festival. Immerse yourself in Indian culture through dance, fashion and food and experience the sights and smells of market shopping, before cooking some traditional Indian dishes! Learn about the differences in Indian cooking throughout the country and discover how India’s seasons and festivals bring about different culinary delights.

    During your time at Sangam, you’ll also visit the beautiful city of Pune.

    Day 9

    Morning:

    Leave Sangam and take an internal flight from Pune to Jaipur, where you’ll stay overnight before beginning the Golden Triangle tour

    Day 10

    Morning:

    Take a city tour of Jaipur with visits to the majestic Amber Fort and the City Palace

    Evening:

    Enjoy an evening meal in Jaipur before returning to your hotel

    Day 11

    Morning:

    Depart Jaipur and travel to Agra, with an en route visit to the small, red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri to learn about its history and marvel at the Jama Masjid mosque

    Afternoon:

    Continue your journey to Agra

    Evening:

    Check into your hotel in Agra for the night

    Day 12

    Morning:

    Wake up early for a Sunrise Tour of the Taj Mahal – the best way to admire the magnificent palace

    Afternoon:

    Continue your Golden Triangle tour to Delhi

    Evening:

    Spend the evening exploring Delhi

    Day 13

    Morning:

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Heathrow

    Itinerary subject to change prior to departure.

  • Accommodation

    Sangam

    Spend 8 nights at the international Girlguiding Centre of Sangam. With dormitory-style accommodation and a communal area, you’ll have the opportunity to socialise with fellow Guide leaders and members of the Trefoil Guild.

    Also included in your tour:

    • 1 night’s accommodation in Mumbai
    • 2 nights’ accommodation in Jaipur
    • 1 night’s accommodation in Agra
    • 1 night’s accommodation in Delhi

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