7 nights in India
Thu Mar 19 - Thu Mar 26, 2015
|Three- and Four-Star Hotels|
|7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners included|
|Roundtrip transfers to/from the airport; ground transportation between cities|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
Not included: flights to/from the closest airport to the venue and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.
Your trip begins with a welcome meeting at 5:30pm and a hotel-based group dinner. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day earlier so you're able to attend the meeting, the supplier will be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. You will need to give the group leaders your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide your tour leader with. Meals – Dinner
Rise early to do yoga and meditation. After breakfast at the hotel you will drive to - Jaipur (6 hours approximately.) Jaipur, the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan is known as the Pink City of India. You will then be transferred to your hotel. In the evening you will visit the Raj Mandir cinema to see a Bollywood movie with the locals. Bollywood is one of the largest film producers in India and is one of the largest centers of film production in the world. Fourteen million Indians go to the movies on a daily basis to see any of the over 800 films churned out by Bollywood each year. Meals – Breakfast
Rise early to do yoga and meditation with the sounds of meditative music. After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Amber Palace. The Rajput Maharajas and their families lived in the palace, which was built using red and white marble and was built with a mix of Hindu- Muslim style reminiscent of 17th century India. After lunch, consider choosing one or more of the optional activities, which your tour leader will be happy to assist you with the arrangements of. In the evening you will enjoy an authentic dinner cooked in the local style, which is a special and unique experience. Meals – Breakfast and Dinner
After doingy our scheduled yoga and meditation in the morning, you’ll drive to the city of Agra, where you will transfer directly to your hotel. You will visit Agra Fort in late afternoon today. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant (at your expense) before going to view the sublime beauty of the Taj Mahal at moon light. (Please Note -The entrance to Taj under full moon one or two days before and after, is limited to few entries. Entrance on specific night is entirely subjected to availability of limited tickets and VIP movement. Please note we will be given a time slot and would not be allowed more than 30 minutes into the Taj Complex. The entry is limited to the specific area). Meals – Breakfast
Rise early to view the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Enjoy its soothing beauty, and watch how the sunrays strike the beautiful Taj whilst listening to the stories of its origin. Return to the hotel to enjoy breakfast before driving to Vrindavan to celebrate Holi. Holi is one of the major festivals of India and is the most vibrant of all. The joy of Holi knows no bounds. The festival celebrates the arrival of Spring, a season of joy and hope, and is celebrated across the four corners of India or rather across the globe. Meals – Breakfast
Rise early to practice yoga and meditation with your yoga instructor in the garden. You will visit temples of Vrindavan after enjoying breakfast at the hotel. Vrindavan is another major place of pilgrimage. It is noted for its numerous temples - both old and modern. Meals – Breakfast
Rise early to do yoga and meditation. After breakfast you will begin the drive to Delhi. Enjoy visiting India Gate and Imperial buildings at New Delhi in the evening. Please consider enjoying your last dinner as a group, in order to have some drinks (not included), share memories and exchange contacts with other group members, should you wish to. Meals – Breakfast and Dinner
Rise early to do the final yoga and meditation. Enjoy breakfast with the group at the hotel before you continue on your journey. Have a safe flight home! Please note the hotel rooms are available till 11 AM only. Meals – Breakfast
The trip was phenomenal! … Everyone was so accommodating and great to us at the resorts; the food we were given daily was hands down the best and the living quarters we got were amazing; the excursions that were included and the excursions we paid for were, as expected, memorable and everything you'd want them to be.
Everything was fantastic! Loved being out in the wilderness just relaxing. Alex is awesome (but I did know that going in). And I found everything to be very well organized and planned out... I've already recommended you to all my yoga friends (teachers and practitioners both).
Kayaking, waterfall hike and swimming, zip lining, yoga in the open air pavilion, the camaraderie of the group at meals, in the evening etc. Basically, I liked everything.
This trip was amazing! It was beyond all of my expectations. Harris and I were the random couple from Florida on this trip, but we never felt separate, out of place, or not a part of the group. Every single person on this trip was lovely and I really feel I have made new friends for life. There is no doubt that I would follow Kim Smarr and her group anywhere. She was simply wonderful and to be doing yoga twice a day in a rainforest paradise is every yogi's dream. I felt so connected, alive and spiritually recharged. This trip was so enjoyable I cannot say enough good things about Rancho Margot and Kim Smarr. I could not have asked for anything more... except time! I didn't want to leave! This was a great, great experience!
My favorite parts of the trip: Kim Smarr and the yoga classes, everything about Rancho Margot, beautiful surroundings, great human beings… I felt very cared for in every way.
I loved the variety of food we got to sample and especially all the wine. We loved every minute of it. Thank you for a fabulous time!
I really had a delightful time. It just got better as the week went on. Moreno was a great guide - a wonderful sense of humor and great knowledge about the area.
The meals were the 2nd best part of the trip and I'm not even Paleo! Had I known just how MUCH food there was going to be, I would have paid even more for this trip. Fantastic.
All the food was awesome. Moreno took us to great local restaurants that served great food.
This trip was life changing for me in the least cliche way. First of all, I met some of the most beautiful people… that I have ever come across. It was harder for me to say goodbye to this group than it is for me to say goodbye to some long time friends back home. I not only learned to cherish quality time with good people, but was able to do so while eating healthy, keeping up with my fitness, exploring Nicaragua, and learning tips and tricks in the kitchen... I now find myself yearning to travel, explore, and meet new people. Also, ever since this trip I am cooking almost every night! This trip was indeed priceless and I can hardly wait for next year.
Going on this adventure alone as a French-speaking Canadian girl was a challenge but I’m so glad I did go for it! I am amazed that i've been so lucky to be with this funny group of good, positive, life-loving and awesome people from all over !! I couldn't think about better people to live this trip with! Can't wait for the part II next year!
The trip to Nica was just what Lewis and I needed… Meeting the amazing crew of people just solidified that sometimes you just need to connect with your "tribe" and all will become clear, and the world will right itself.
From Flora, Bart, Marc & Marielle to the sweet ladies in the kitchen to the grounds crew -- the lovely people of BVSC made it a home away from home. Even the howler monkeys sang to us to show their love (thank god I brought ear plugs)! Yoga on the deck in the mornings just brought me such peace and renewal of spirit.
Keeping it Paleo, soon in WA!
Thanks so much for putting together the best trip ever. I've been all over and Nicaragua is the best by far. The warm water, great waves, beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife, and really cool people to share it all with made for a perfect recipe to take it all in. Sorry I ate all the food and I definitely lost count of my block intake. I can't wait until next time! Thanks again for the great food and great adventure, and thanks to all the culinary ninjas in the kitchen!
The trip truly was awesome. I would agree with Michelle and say that I wish it was longer. I'm missing Playa Maderas, the surfing, the taco shop, and the good times with all the people from the group. I will definitely keep another Culinary Adventure to Nica on my radar. Thanks!
The YOGAqua SUP Yoga retreat to Tulum was amazing! Sarah was fantastic and we all had a lot of fun. I would definitely go again.
An amazing way to see an incredible part of Spain! Well worth it and I'm so glad I did this.
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