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India & the Himalayas

Operated by TripADeal
Delhi, Varanasi, Agra & more
Journey to Darjeeling, Varanasi, Jaipur and more on a small group tour
Witness a magical Mt Everest sunrise from the breathtaking Tiger Hill
Dates: 14 Jan - 16 Sep 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
4 additional internal flights within India
13 nights hotel accommodation
Enjoy up to 37 included meals
Overview

Overview

Private Touring Available

An unforgettable cultural odyssey awaits. From the iconic monuments of the Golden Triangle to the rolling hills of Darjeeling, let India’s myriad of colours, flavours, sensations and aromas take over as you discover this unique part of the world on this incredible 15 day package.

Visit Delhi’s Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Raj Ghat and the beautiful Jama Masjid Mosque; take in the colourful Chandni Chowk market by rickshaw; gaze in wonder at Agra’s Taj Mahal; discover the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal in the pink washed city of Jaipur. Be amazed by the spiritual city of Varanasi, tour the temples and cruise the Ganges. Journey to the majestic setting that is Darjeeling; witness a sunrise over Mt Everest from Tiger Hill and uncover the secrets of the local tea gardens. Explore Gangtok and be captivated by the surrounding vistas of Tsomgo Lake.

This incredible once-in-a-lifetime package includes return international flights, meet and assist transfers, 13 nights quality accommodation, 17 meals and so much more.

Premium options receive extra meals and hotel upgrades.

You can also enjoy this package as a private tour for an additional $500 per person, min 2ppl. (See details in Important Information)

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tour India’s Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
  • Journey to Darjeeling, Gangtok & spiritual Varanasi
  • Experience a full day tour of New and Old Delhi
  • See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Explore colourful Chandni Chowk market by rickshaw
  • Visit the beautiful Lotus Temple in New Delhi
  • Explore Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan
  • Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
  • See Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of Winds
  • Enjoy a sari and turban tying demonstration in Jaipur
  • Visit Chand Baori, one of the world’s deepest step wells
  • See the Harshat Temple
  • Witness the breathtaking Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Watch the sunrise over Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill
  • Explore The Tibetan Ghoom Monastery and wander through Lablong village
  • Visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute on a tour of Darjeeling
  • See the home of Tenzing Norgay; the first Everest hero
  • Enjoy a Tea Garden tour and taste some speciality tea in Darjeeling
  • See endangered wolves and red pandas at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Explore Gangtok and visit the Do Drul Chorten, ‘the solitary temple'
  • Witness the glittering Aarti Ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges
  • Take a boat ride on the River Ganges in Varanasi, India’s holiest city
  • Visit Ashoka Pillar and a Tibetan temple on a city tour of Sarnath
FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class), surcharges may apply
  • 4 internal flights: Delhi to Varanasi, Varanasi to Delhi, Delhi to Bagdogra, Bagdogra to Delhi
ACCOMMODATION
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium Option)
DINING
  • Enjoy 17 meals (Standard Option)
  • Enjoy 37 meals (Premium Option)
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Sightseeing and monument entry fees
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • English speaking local guides
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers with meet and assist
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Premium economy or Business Class. (See checkout for details)
  • Guaranteed Airline: Fly with a guaranteed airline. (See checkout for details)
  • Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.
Day 1 Australia - Delhi, India

Depart today from Australia for Delhi, India.

Upon arrival be met by a representative at the airport and be transferred to the hotel. Whilst room keys and check-in are organised, you will receive the ‘Welcome Folder’ documents and be briefed on the tour programme.

The capital of India, Delhi is a major gateway city for international visitors. It is a fascinating metropolis offering an intriguing mix of ancient sites and modern wonders, and also serves as the headquarters of Indian politics. Many of the heads of the Indian government, as well as other political parties, reside in the city, including the Prime Minister and President of India.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: None

Day 2 Delhi City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of old and new Delhi. The tour will take in Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated); Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan); and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Also enjoy a rickshaw tour through Chandni Chowk, a colourful shopping bazaar in Old Delhi. 

Travel to Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. You’ll also witness the India Gate, a 42m high war memorial and stone of triumph. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the palace-like building home to the President of India, as well as the beautiful Lotus Temple. Also known as the Bahai Temple of Worship, adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate at this dazzling architectural temple.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Delhi - Jaipur’s ‘The Pink City’ (approx. 265km day)

Following breakfast, travel to Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan. On arrival in Jaipur check-in to the hotel. Instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture, the city of Jaipur offers timeless appeal. It is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look. Together with Agra and Delhi, the city of Jaipur forms part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of India’s tourist circuit.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 4 Jaipur City Tour and Amber Fort

Today enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to the impressive Amber Fort. Located just 11km from Jaipur, the Amber Fort was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. The building is constructed with white marble and red sandstone and all the more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort in itself is a beautiful sight to behold, with its clear reflection on the lake so beautiful, it seems like an illusion.

This afternoon take part in a city tour visiting the City Palace, a former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. You will also take in Jantar Mantar, the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh, as well as Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. This colourful palace was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen. Also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple, plus enjoy a sari and turban tying demonstration.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Jaipur - Chand Baori Step Well - Agra - Taj Mahal (approx. 245km day)

After breakfast, depart for Agra. On the way, you will visit Chand Baori step well, located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple. Chand Baori step well is believed to have a religious connection to the temple, and that is why it was built in front of the temple.

On arrival to Agra, check-in to the hotel. Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice - The Taj Mahal, one of the Wonders of the World. So overwhelming is the architectural triumph that Agra has been immortalised as the City of the Taj. As visitors walk down the narrow bustling streets, they cannot help but wonder, if the man contentedly smoking a hookah, is a direct descendent of some bygone Mughal.

After you have settled into the hotel, enjoy a city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Besides the Taj, the Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort) makes an interesting sight.

Overnight: Agra (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Agra - Delhi - Varanasi (approx. 205km day)

Early risers can take the opportunity to head to the Taj Mahal and experience the monument just after sunrise (not included), then return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast depart for Delhi (approx. 4 hours) where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, check into the hotel.

The city of Varanasi is situated along the west bank of the Ganges in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Called Benaras by the British, Varanasi is an important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. The city finds mention in the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. It was a flourishing trade centre when Buddha came to Sarnath, about 10kms away, to preach his first sermon in 500 BC. The renowned American novelist Mark Twain once wrote, “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Right from ancient times, Varanasi has stood as a symbol of Hindu renaissance and preserved the rituals and traditions of Hindu philosophy. Down the ages, pilgrims from distant lands have come to Varanasi in search of divine blessings. In the evening, witness the glittering Aarti ceremony at the Ganges.

Overnight: Varanasi (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Ganges Boat Cruise - Varanasi & Sarnath City Tour

Enjoy an early morning boat cruise on river Ganges. After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Varanasi’s temples. The banks of the Ganges, considered to be a sacred river by the Hindus is the centre of much of the religious activity that occurs in the city. The ghats built along the banks of the river for such religious activity also form a major source of attraction here. Some of the other interesting places you will see on the panoramic city tour are Alamgir Mosque, Durga Temple, Vishwanat Temple, Bharat Mata temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Banaras Hindu University and the Archaeological Museum. 

In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to the city of Sarnath, just 10km from Varanasi. Sarnath is a highly revered Buddhist pilgrimage centre. It is believed that after reaching enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. The great Dhamek Stupa and several other structures stand testimony to the importance the place enjoyed at that time. The Chaukhandi Stupa is the place where, during his first visit to Sarnath, Lord Buddha met his first five disciples. 

The area is a treasure trove of archaeological findings such as Dharmarajika Stupa and Mulagandha Kuti Vihar. The smooth glistening pillar established by Emperor Ashoka in 273-232 B.C. marks the foundation of the Buddhist Sangha and the Lion Capital atop this pillar is now India’s National Emblem. Also visit the Pillars of Ashoka and a Tibetan Temple.

Overnight: Varanasi (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Varanasi - Delhi

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation where you can spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Bagdogra. Upon arrival, the representative will welcome and escort you by a private chauffeur driven transport to Darjeeling. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel.

Darjeeling is a famous hill resort offering breathtaking views of the numerous peaks of the majestic Himalayas. The clouds seem to whisper to one another here. The ranges of Kanchenjunga, stretching from horizon to horizon, are covered with snow from head to foot all year round. The views of Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest are particularly inspiring and viewing the sunrise from the famous Tiger Hill is a wondrous sight.

Overnight: Darjeeling (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 10 Darjeeling - Tiger Hill - Darjeeling City Tour and Tea Garden

Early this morning you will visit Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. View the sunrise (weather permitting) and its reflection over Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga in their majestic glory from Tiger Hill.

After breakfast enjoy a city tour visiting one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern India. Darjeeling has an indelible imprint of the British in its lifestyle, garden tea-estates and its hotels. Visit the Race Course, Lablong village, The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and the house of Tenzing Norgay - the first Everest hero. 

Also see endangered Himalayan wolves and red pandas on a visit to the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. In the afternoon, a visit to a tea garden takes you on an educational tour of the entire process of tea planting to manufacturing. Darjeeling tea has acquired a name for itself; enjoy and taste some of the special tea flavours.

Overnight: Darjeeling (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Darjeeling - Gangtok (approx. 112km day)

After breakfast depart for Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim - the second smallest state of India. On arrival check-in to the hotel. Famous for its many important monasteries, as well as the picturesque views of the Himalayas, Gangtok is one of the important hill stations of the country. Here, see a smooth blend of both tradition and modernity. Located 1547m above sea level, Gangtok houses some of the most important Buddhist religious sites too. The peaceful Chortens or Stupas, old monasteries, and the unspoilt natural beauty of Gangtok offers a truly rewarding travelling experience.

Overnight: Gangtok (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 12 Gangtok - Tsomgo Lake - Gangtok City Tour

Today visit the stunning Tsomgo Lake (subject to weather; route accessibility/conditions), located 35km from Gangtok, and at an altitude of 12,000 ft. Embedded in steep and rugged mountain terrain, the lake is covered with snow from early winter to late spring. Associated with many legends and myths, Tsomgo is regarded as holy by the Sikkimese. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour visiting Do Drul Chorten; the Enchey monastery, also known as ‘Solitary Temple’; The Namgyal Institute of Research; and the Tsuk la Khang, a depository of a large collection of scriptures and the principal place of worship for the local Buddhists.

Overnight: Gangtok (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Gangtok - Bagdogra - Delhi (approx. 125km day)

After breakfast transfer to Bagdogra airport to board your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival the representative will welcome and escort you to the hotel. 

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Hotel option)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 14 Delhi, India - Australia

After breakfast transfer to the airport to board your return flight back to Australia.

Please note: some customers may be required to depart after midnight (technically day 15).

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 15 Arrive in Australia

Important Info

Booking information
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
CANCELLATION POLICY
Qantas Tours packages are non-refundable. If your Qantas Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other Qantas Tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.
We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
Offer essentials

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 16th September 2025.

This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Standard: $700
- Premium: $700

Departure Dates 
2024:
September: 3, 17 

2025:
January: ^14, ^28
February: 11, 25
March: 11, 25
April: *8, 22
May: 13, 27
June: 10, *24
July: ^8, 22
August: 5, 19
September: 2, *16

Surcharges
Please note:
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $250 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $500 per person.

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth

Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane, *Adelaide: $200 per person

Flights

Full-Service Airline(s) Used
Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Sri Lankan Airlines, China
Airlines, China Southern and airline partners (subject to availability).
Please note: One-way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.  

Guaranteed Airline Surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class 
• Singapore Airlines: $300 per person 
• Cathay Pacific: $500 per person 
• Qantas Airways: $600 per person 
Please note: 
• Guaranteed airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.  

Arrive early in Delhi, India
$300 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout Dates:
14th September 2023 - 14th October 2023
1st December 2023 - 9th February 2024
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025

Stay behind in Delhi, India
$300 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout Dates:
14th September 2023 - 14th October 2023
1st December 2023 - 9th February 2024
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025

Stopover Packages
* Kuala Lumpur
Twin share: $800 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1500 one way

* Hong Kong
* Singapore
Twin share: $1200 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1800 one way
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
1st March 2024 - 10th March 2024
1st September 2024 - 30th September 2024 

Flight Class Upgrades
• Business Class (international sector only) or Premium Economy: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart upon checkout.
Please note
• All Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil your request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.


Accommodation

Accommodation Used
Standard Package - 3-4 Star (self-rated):
- Delhi: Sk Premium Park or similar
- Jaipur: Hotel Hyphen Ujjawal or similar
- Agra: Hotel Royal Residency or similar
- Darjeeling: Summit Grace Hotel & Spa or similar
- Gangtok: Summit Golden Crescent Resort & Spa or similar
- Varanasi: Hotel Meraden Grand or similar

Premium Package - 4-5 Star (self-rated):
- Delhi: Radisson Blu Hotel OR ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar
- Jaipur: Hotel Sarovar Portico or similar
- Agra: Hotel Clark Shiraz or similar
- Darjeeling: Elgin Inn Hotel or similar
- Gangtok: The Royal Plaza or similar
- Varanasi: Hotel Grapevine or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

Extra Nights
Not available.

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.

Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).


General tour information

Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities
Day 6: Early Morning at Taj Mahal Experience – approx. 1650 rupees
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.

Private touring

Key points
• $500 supplement per person for either Standard or Premium
• Minimum 2 Maximum 20 pax

Important notes:
• Private tour guide (not applicable on free days with no included activities)
• All transfers and land transportation is on a private basis
• Optional Tours are on private basis

Exclusions

- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: 300 Rupees per person, per day
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance

Other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Delhi:
- Summer: April, May, June; Hot to very hot; Very low to moderate humidity; Low precipitation
- Autumn: October, November; Warm days, Cool nights, Pleasant; Low humidity; Low precipitation
- Winter: December, January; Cool to Cold; Moderate humidity; Low precipitation
- Spring: February, March; Warm days, Cool nights, Pleasant; Low to moderate humidity; Moderate precipitation

Darjeeling:
May through July is the summertime when the temperature varies between 11.2°C to 19.1°C. The highest recorded temperature in Darjeeling town has been 26.7°C in the month of June. In general though, the temperature in Darjeeling hill town does not rise past 25°C during the summer.

Gangtok:
Temperatures range from an average maximum of 22 °C in summer to an average minimum of 4 °C in winter. Summers (lasting from late April to June) are mild, with maximum temperatures rarely crossing 25 °C. The monsoon season from June to September is characterised by intense torrential rains often causing landslides that block Gangtok's land access to the rest of the country. In winter temperature averages between 4 °C and 7 °C.

FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At Qantas Tours we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.

Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.

COACH TOUR
Meals:
17 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify Qantas Tours of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.

Premium Package Meals:
37 buffet style meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, starting with breakfast on Day 2 and ending with breakfast on Day 14.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.

OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is 300 Rupees per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver, and will be collected whilst on tour. 

Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).

Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.

Visas

A tourist visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure. 

Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.

Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note that some areas of employment. such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.

Schedule of feesvoluntary changes

This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100.00 per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100.00 per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
Supplier Fees
In the event the Qantas Tour you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Qantas Tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice