Cultural & Immersive

One of the reasons why you travel is to immerse yourself with the people and culture in the destination you are visiting. Explore local markets, maybe hidden corners of the a city or village and meet the locals, all of whom have a story to tell. We are social animals, and in many ways the most refreshing travelling experiences are when you talk to the people who live there. A simple story about their lives can transform your perceptions, and just intrigue you a little more. As much as visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site is impressive, unless to delve a little deeper, you don’t quite ‘get’ the country you are visiting. It’s all about getting the balance right between seeing the sights and then having a truly immersive experience. Walk through local markets, breathing in the aromas and meeting the locals, all of whom have a story to tell. Meet local monks in the a Himalayan Monastery and what life is like day in day out. Pop into the home of a former Gurkha soldier on a trek through Nepal. Talk to a Sadhu about how they have given up everything to move to Varanasi. Stories and people make the travelling experience so much more vivid, dynamic and enthralling. In many ways, all of our private tours do this, but here are some that are specially immersive.

Cultural & Immersive Suggestions

North and South India

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur -Udaipur - Cochin - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

You might well feel India is a once-only holiday, and as such a combination of the highlights of north and south India might be what you are looking for.

14 days from £4455 p. p.

Luxury India: Best of the Best

Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Amanbagh - Jaipur - Udaipur  

This is India done in style, using the very finest hotels in the top suites, private air charters to cut down on the long drives, and woven together with the most exclusive experiences.

16 days from £19955 p. p.

Shakti Ladakh

Delhi - Nimmo - Likhir - Stok - Gurgaon  

Ladakh is perfect for visiting India during the summer holidays, being high up in the Himalayas offering a wonderful glimpse into its colourful Buddhist culture.

9 days from £5120 p. p.

Darjeeling & Sikkim: Hidden India

Calcutta - Darjeeling - Biksthang - Sikkim - Darjeeling - Calcutta  

In recent years, there have been some wonderful developments in luxury tourism to Sikkim; the chance to get completely off-the-beaten track in style.

14 days from £4885 p. p.

Remote & Heavenly Himalayas

Delhi - Mukteshwar - Almora - Leti - Binsar - Delhi  

Kumaon is truly one of the most remarkable and beautiful corners of India where you can get off-the-beaten track in style.

14 days from £5805 p. p.

Maharajas & Mughals: Ultimate North India

Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Pali, Udaipur & Mumbai  

This amazing comprehensive tour of northern India certainly leaves few stones unturned and is perfect for those with times on their hands and don’t want to miss out on hidden highlights!

21 days from £4295 p. p.

A Honeymoon to India and Oman

Mumbai - Udaipur - Amanbagh - Ranthambore - Agra - Muscat  

Rajasthan is unquestionably one of the most romantic places on earth, with amazing hotels to match. See the forts and palaces, tigers, the Taj Mahal and kick-back on the beach in Oman to end.

15 days from £5790 p. p.