India's Golden Triangle

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Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Delhi

2 2 Nights

Agra

2 2 Nights

Jaipur

2 2 Nights

Samode

1 1 Night

Delhi

1 1 Night

Overnight Flight

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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

Leave the airlines to us.

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Rickshaw Ride to the Taj Mahal

Rickshaw Ride to the Taj Mahal

Rickshaws have been in use in India since the late 1800s, initially by traders looking to transport goods and eventually for the transport of human passengers. Though rickshaws have modernized in many ways since their beginning, you will delight at the experience of approaching the incomparable Taj Mahal by this traditional mode of transportation.

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Rickshaws have been in use in India since the late 1800s, initially by traders looking to transport goods and eventually for the transport of human passengers. Though rickshaws have modernized in many ways since their beginning, you will delight at the experience of approaching the incomparable Taj Mahal by this traditional mode of transportation.

Travel by Elephant in Jaipur

Travel by Elephant in Jaipur

Soak in views of the Jaipur skyline as you travel like a maharajah, ascending to the majestic Amber Fort.

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Soak in views of the Jaipur skyline as you travel like a maharajah, ascending to the majestic Amber Fort.

Guided Tours of Old and New Delhi

Guided Tours of Old and New Delhi

Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Jaipur City Palace

Jaipur City Palace

Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory

Samode Palace

Samode Palace

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Departure from the USA.

Day 2: Delhi

Upon arrival in India, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel.

Day 3: Delhi

Start the day with a guided tour of Old Delhi. See the magnificent Red Fort, built at the zenith of the Mughal Empire, and the centuries-old Chandni Chowk marketplace that's still a commercial hub. The bazaar's sounds, smells and colors—and the throngs of people—form an unforgettable impression. Finally, visit Jama Masjid, Asia's largest mosque. This afternoon's guided tour focuses on New Delhi. Exceptionally different from crowded Old Delhi, the new sector possesses a Victorian grace exemplified by the Presidential Palace and India Gate. Shaded avenues lead to the 12th century minaret Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb, a prime example of Mughal architecture.

Day 4: Agra

Journey to Sikandra and see the Tomb of Emperor Akbar before continuing to the Taj Mahal. Take in the city on a guided tour. After admiring the jewel-like Taj from a distance, where it seems to float like a fantastic mirage over the River Yamuna, take a rickshaw ride to get up close and spend the rest of the afternoon examining this treasure that immortalizes Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's love for his wife. What could be more beautiful than the Taj Mahal at sunset?

Day 5: Agra

While the Taj Mahal is one of the world's wonders, today you'll see one of Agra's other claims to fame, Agra Fort. The palace is most notable for its smooth blending of Hindu and central Asian architectural styles. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-daulah, or "baby Taj," and see where Shah Jahan received his inspiration to make the Taj spectacular.

Day 6: Jaipur

Journey to Jaipur, visiting the Fatehpur Sikri enroute. The deserted city was once the palace-filled, 16th century Mughal capital. Common treasures include sandy scenery, tiny fortresses atop outcroppings and camel-drawn carts driven by mustachioed men wearing colorful turbans.

Day 7: Jaipur

This morning, just like maharajahs, you'll ascend to the Amber Fort atop gaily decorated elephants and tour the Hall of Mirrors and palaces. This afternoon's guided sightseeing of Jaipur visits the Maharajah's City Palace (where the Jaipur royal family still lives) and its museum housing fabulous collections of carpets, jewellery and arms. You'll also tour the Jantar Mantar, an observatory, and "Palace of the Winds", a latticed pink facade, designed for the royal ladies. Like them, you can remain hidden and overlook quaint bazaars. Stroll these bazaars and interact with residents of the ancestral homes along the main market.

Day 8: Samode

Tonight's overnight, subject to availability, will make you feel like royalty. Samode Bagh is a garden paradise modeled after a Mughal garden. You'll sleep in a dune-colored tent complete with carpeted floors, electricity and your own marble bathroom! Spend the day exploring the local village and the markets.

Day 9: Delhi

The drive to Delhi today offers panoramic views of colorful Rajasthan. Enjoy dinner out in this cosmopolitan city.

Day 10: Overnight Flight

Today enjoy a temple tour. Visit a Sikh Temple, Hindu Temple and church and compare their similarities and differences. The rest of the day is free to shop for India's bounteous crafts - great souvenirs. After dinner, transfer to Delhi airport to begin your journey home.

Day 11: United States

Arrive in the USA after your overnight flight.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate-Plus Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $220

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Ultimate Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $110

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