Tour 2018

South India with Taj Mahal & Dubai

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Tour Starting: September & October 2018

Day 01 :NEW YORK - CHENNAI BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Your exciting journey to India begins today as you check in at New York JFK International Airport for your wide-body jet flight on Emirates Airline. Onboard overnight

Day 02 :ARRIVE - CHENNAI BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Today you will arrive at Chennai Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, Our representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building and you will be driven Hotel Chennai formerly known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state and is the fourth largest metro city in India. The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George and gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages.
However, despite the strong British influence, Chennai has retained its traditional Tamil Hindu culture and effectively blended it with the foreign influence. The city is widely spread in about 180 Sq. Kms. It is a major trade center, being well linked by road, rail and air to important cities besides being a seaport. Compared to the other major metros of India, it is far less congested and polluted.
Have a wonderful dinner and a good night sleep after your long flight.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 03 :CHENNAI - MAHABALIPURAM

Today after breakfast you will drive to Mahabalipuram (70 KMS / 1.5 hours), upon arrival check-in at hotel.
Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), built in the 7th century, is an ancient Pallava port. Today it is the site of several antique sculptural marvels. Declared as the world heritage site by UNESCO, Mahabalipuram boasts of some of India’s most sublime rock-cut art. The town was earlier called Mahabalipuram, but was later renamed as Mamallapuram or the place of the great wrestler - Narasimhavarmam I. He made this port a flourishing trade center. The only shore temple, which remains here, is the spectacular two-spired shrine, which is unique in that it houses both Vishnu and Shiva in its sanctum. The Pallavas perfected the art of sculpting rocks to build temples without brick, mortar or timber. The open-air bas-reliefs, structured temples, man-made caves and the five monolithic “rathas” (chariots carved from single processions) reflect this art at its best. "Arjuna's penance" here is the world's largest bas relief measuring 27 meters by 9 meters.
Afternoon, you will proceed for sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram with its picturesque location on a rocky outcrop between the beach and a lagoon is a happy combination of history, good beaches, hassle-free tourism and fabulous fish and lobster! Mahabalipuram is renowned for its series of charming rathas and the spectacular carved relief depicting Arjuna’s Penance. The magnificent Shore Temple, built by king Rajasimha in the seventh century, is a unique temple that houses the shrines of both Shiva and Vishnu while the Varaha Cave is a rock-cut mandapam with two incarnations of Vishnu— Varaha and Vamana —besides scenes of kings and queens. The Krishna Mandapam has a bas-relief of Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan hill in his fingertips. Other important attractions of Mahabalipuram include the Mahishasuramardini Cave, Kotikal Mandapam, Ramanuja Mandapam, and the Dharmaraja Cave.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 04 :MAHABALIPURAM – KANCHIPURAM - MAHABALIPURAM

Today breakfast at hotel leave for full day excursion Kanchipuram, (65 Km / 1 Hrs) the Golden city was ancient capital of Pallavas and was one of the seven sacred cities of India. It was famous as a city of 1000 temples and still has 124 shrines. The first temple dedicated to Shiva was built in the 7th & 8th century and has painting ion the walls. It is also famed for hand-woven cottons and Kanjivaram silk.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 05 :MAHABALIPURAM – CHENNAI BY: SURFACE, CHENNAI – MADURAI BY: FLIGHT

After breakfast & drive to Chennai & in time transfer to airport to connect flight for Madurai
Departure : Chennai
Arrive : Madurai
Meet and assist on arrival at the arrival hall of the airport & and transfer to hotel and en-route drive pass of Meenakshi temple,Madurai, the second largest city of Tamil Nadu, is an important cultural and commercial center. With a history going back to the 6th century BC, it was once the seat of Tamil learning and still the place where the Tamil language is spoken in its purest form. The old city was planned in the shape of a lotus with the Meenakshi temple, the town’s main attraction, at the centre. Madurai has long been a center of learning and pilgrimage.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 06 :MADURAI – RAMESHWARAM – MADURAI BY: SURFACE

Breakfast at hotel and full day excursion to Rameshwaram (152 KM / 3 Hrs) one way drive
Rameshwaram is an island situated in the gulf of manner at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. A very important pilgrim centre of the Indians. Rameshwaram is the place from where Lord Rama, built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita, from her abductor, Ravana. This is also the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of killing Ravana. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage which is known as the Varanasi the south.
Temple open at 0400 hrs. special Darshan time starts from 0500 hrs to 0600 hrs. After that normally devottes takes batch in the sea followed by bath in the wells inside the temple. There are 22 wells. Again visit the Temple for darshan.
Evening return to hotel
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 07 :MADURAI – KANKYAKUMARI BY: SURFACE

After breakfast drive to Kovalam (244 KM / 6 Hrs)
Upon arrival, check into the hotel and indulge in interesting activities, Later on you will visit of Kanyakumari. Visit the Vivekananda Memorial.
Kanyakumari is the southernmost part of the Indian mainland. The place is the meeting point of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Kanyakumari has great religious significance for the Hindus. The place is dedicated to the Goddess Devi Kanya, believed to be an incarnation of Parvati, Lord Shiva’s wife. Pilgrims come here to visit the temple and bathe in the waters here, as they are considered sacred.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 08 :KANKYAKUMARI

Today after breakfast you will visit the Vivekananda Memorial. The memorial is built about 400 metres offshore. It was here that Swami Vivekananda meditated in 1892 before embarking on a journey to usher in the religious reforms throughout the country. The mandapam built here in his memory reflects the architectural styles from all over the country.
Also visit Padmanabhapuram Palace: As a unique repository of some of the most ancient monuments in South India, Padmanabhapuram Palace is about 15 km from Nagercoil. Built with strategic planning and military architecture, the palace remained the seat of power for the Travancore emperors till 1790. The palace is popular for its striking aesthetic beauty, innovative designs and timeless wooden carvings.
Suchindram Temple: Dedicated to the trinity of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, Suchidram temple is just 13kms from Kanniyakumari, The temple has a captivating gopuram, musical pillars and an imposing statue of the Hanuman
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 09 :KANYAKUMARI - HOUSEBOAT IN ALLEPPY BY: SURFACE

After buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to Alleppey (280 Kms/7 Hrs), which is located on the shores of the enchanting Vembanad Lake. Upon arrival in Alleppey proceed for check-in at your Air-conditioned Houseboat.
Lunch & Dinner on board at Houseboat overnight at DLX houseboat

Day 10 :ALLEPPEY - COCHIN - MUMBAI BY: SURFACE/FLIGHT

After leisure breakfast on the boat, disembark & drive to Cochin. (65 Km / 1.5 Hrs) Kochi's location between the blue, blue waters of the Arabian Sea and Kerala’s emerald backwaters, its rich medley of Indian and foreign architecture, it’s truly unusual sights like the Chinese fishing nets and its quaint quiet localities like the Jewish Quarters demand the attention of all who travel to Kerala. Cochin's Jewish Quarter is another story - the ancestors of Cochin's Jews came here two thousand years ago, got involved in the spice trade, prospered and stayed back to build a new life free from religious persecution. Sadly, the population dwindled significantly with immigration to Israel and the few families that still live here struggle to maintain their cultural heritage like the beautiful Synagogue.
You will first proceed to Mattancherry, where you will visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India, built in 1568; it was destroyed by the Portuguese and rebuilt by the Dutch a century later.
From Jewish Synagogue you will visit Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbor mouth. Chinese traders are believed to have originally introduced them in the 14th century although, today parts of the nets are known by Portuguese names. From the Chinese fishing nets you will visit St. Francis Church, originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal, St. Francis Church is the first church to have been in the new European influenced tradition. Originally a wooden building was replaced by the present stone building. Vasco De Gamma died on the site in 1524 and was originally buried in the cemetery. 14 years later his body was removed to Portugal. The church was renamed St. Francis in 1663.
You will also be visiting The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, which was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features.
Please note that the Dutch Palace is closed on Fridays and the Synagogue is closed on Fridays & Saturdays.

AFTERNOON FLIGHT TO MUMBAI

Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to hotel check inn A city that never sleeps! Pulsating, Alive, On the Move, Vibrant and Fun - this is Mumbai or as it is still frequently referred to - Bombay. The most modern city in India, it captures the spirit of the changing pace set by liberalization and modernization. Once a cluster of seven islands, Mumbai was presented to King Charles II in 1661 as part of the dowry when he married Princess Catherine de Braganza of Portugal. Over the years, as colonialism gave way to independence, Mumbai has transformed itself into an entity with thriving markets, business houses and many different communities reflecting a cosmopolitan and trendy atmosphere rarely seen elsewhere. On the surface, it represents the ever-changing face of today's India -- the old coupled with the dynamic new, and yet at its very core, the heart of the city is steeped in Indian customs and values.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 :MUMBAI

After breakfast, proceed for tour of Mumbai.
The tour starts from the Gateway of India, a major landmark of Bombay, which, was before the advent of air travel, the only gateway to India. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George and Queen Mary to India in 1911. You will be then driven along Marine Drive, the sea - Front Boulevard. It is also known as the Queen’s Necklace as in the evening, the breeze from the Arabian.
Sea comes over Marine Drive and as the streetlights on this U-shaped road light up, the view from south Bombay’s skyscrapers or from the exclusive residential area, is that of a Queen’s Necklace. Later you will be driven along Malabar Hill via the Tower of Silence - a round stone construction on which Parsis place their dead to be eaten by the vultures and Hanging Gardens which is built over Bombay’s reservoir. From here one can get a panoramic view of picturesque Marine Drive.
From Malabar Hill you will be driven to the Dhobi Ghats a huge open-air laundry, which makes an interesting viewing. Continue to Mani Bhawan (Gandhi Memorial), the house where the Father of the Nation stayed on his early visits to the city.
Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 12 :MUMBAI - JAIPUR BY: FLIGHT

After breakfast at hotel Later in the time transfer to airport to connect flight for Jaipur
Departure : Mumbai
Arrive : Jaipur
Upon arrival at Jaipur a Tiwari Tours representative will meet and transfer you to the hotel, where you will proceed for check-in.
Rajasthan’s kingdoms are an enduring legacy to India’s history. A land endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces ad waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. No other region in the country assembles the many paradoxes of India, as does the desert land of Rajasthan. By far it is the most colourful region in India.
Jaipur's past is never too far from hand. The city of victory, Jaipur presides over the fascinating desert state and its people: surrounded by rugged hills, each crowned by a formidable fort; and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens dotted throughout its precincts. The palaces and forts of yesteryear that were witness to royal processions and splendour are now living monuments, accepted quite naturally into the lifestyles of the people of the "pink city". Except for the busy traffic of bicycles, cars and buses, little seems to have changed. There is a timeless quality to Jaipur's bazaars and its people. With its historical past, Jaipur revives legends of the ancient Rajputs. The dresses of the women and the turbans of the men add colour to this fascinating city.
You will visit the city of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armoury, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets. Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour of Jaipur City.
En-route to Amber you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal. It is really an elaborate facade behind which the ladies of the court used to watch the daily goings on in the street below. It is extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving. The cool wind blows through its facade of windows and latticed screens through which the queens of the court once viewed the streets of the city.
Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 13 :JAIPUR - AGRA BY: SURFACE

After buffet breakfast at hotel, you will be driven to Agra (235 Kms / 6 hours),
Agra was the seat of the imperial Mughal court during the 16th and the 17th centuries, before the capital was shifted to Delhi. It has been witness to the greatest gift of love – Taj Mahal, being created by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan for his deceased beloved queen – Mumtaz Mahal. Agra possesses other beautiful monuments also like the Agra Fort, Sikandra and Itimad-ud-Daulah.
On arrival in Agra, check in at the hotel.& Visit to Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). The Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more. Taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid 17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Though the Taj appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work, which is really astounding. You will have ample time to view and be mesmerized by this outstanding piece of architecture.
Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel

Day 14 :AGRA - MATHURA – VIRNDAVAN – DELHI BY: SURFACE

Breakfast is at the Hotel. & driven from Agra to Mathura (55 KMS / 01 Hours)
Mathura is famous as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, an important deity in the Hindu religious pantheon. It is an important pilgrim place of the Hindus and one of the seven most sacred cities in India. The main pilgrim centre in Mathura is the Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi temple. A stone slab marks the original spot of the birth of Lord Krishna. The earlier Kesava Deo temple had the room where Lord Krishna was born. According to legends, Lord Krishna was born in a small prison room where the tyrant ruler Kansa held his parents captive.
Later visit Vrindavan is 10 km from Mathura and it is associated with the childhood exploits of Lord Krishna. Like Mathura, Vrindavan is also famous for its temples. There are about 4,000 temples in Vrindavan. The main temples are Govind Dev Temple, Rangaji temple, Bankey Bihari temple, Radha Ballabh temple, Madan Mohan temple, Pagal Baba temple and the Nidhi Van temple. Later drive to Delhi by surface (150 Km / 0300 Hrs)
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 15 :DELHI – VARANASI BY: SURFACE

Morning buffet breakfast at hotel. In time transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi.
Departure : Delhi
Arrival : Varanasi
The antiquity of Varanasi is veiled in immortal times and has been the centre of religion, learning and civilization since ages. It has an endearing universal mystique, which has to be experienced to be understood. The city gets its inherent charm from the location as it’s situated on west side of the Holy Ganges. The principal attraction being the bathing ghats that are always bustling with life at any given time of the day.
Varanasi has been the religious capital of Hinduism since time immemorial. Written records of the Skanda Purana and the Mahabharata mention its existence as long as 3000 years ago. It is probably the oldest living city in India, and one of the world's most ancient. As a place of devotion and worship, Varanasi attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. Many Hindus in the latter part of their lives wish to spend their retirement here.
The mythological name of the city was Kashi meaning light or luminescence, i.e. the city that illuminates with its spiritual light. Two rivers, the Varuna and the Assi, meet the hilly Ganga at the northern and southern tips of the city respectively. In medieval times and till as recently as the mid-20th century, the city was known as Benares, which seems to have been the result of putting together the names of the rivers Varuna and Assi. Since 1956, the name had been changed to Varanasi. The wealth of Varanasi and its religious significance were also its bette-noir. Its past is replete with hoary tales of plunder and destruction by conquerors and religious zealots. But such is the invigorating strength of the holy waters of the Ganges that Varanasi refused to die.
This evening proceed for evening Aarti ceremony at the Ghat. This is one of a lifetime opportunity for any traveller to this holy city.
Upon arrival meet with our representative and check-in at hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel

Day 16 :VARANASI - ALLAHABAD – VARANASI

Today after breakfast drive to Allahabad (125 KM / 03 Hrs)
Allahabad is a city which is located at the confluence of the three holy rivers of Ganga, Saraswati and Yamuna. Allahabad is noted for the rich cultural and religious heritage that it bears with the great historical lineage of its own. Allahabad is also known as a holy city and is considered a pilgrimage by all the Hindus.
Today Bath in the Sangam - This is the point where the three rivers meet. The Sangam is visited by tourists in large number during the Kumbh Mela that takes place once in twelve years. This Sangam in Allahabad is the most sacred place of sacred place of the Hindus.
Later afternoon visit to Sitamarhi According to Indian mythology, Sitamarhi has got immense significance, because it was here that Lord Rama’s wife Maa Sitaji was abandoned, gave birth to Luv & Kush and descended into the lap of Mother Earth forever. The only existing Valmiki Ashram on the banks of the river Ganges is located here. Sitamarhi thus carries deep religious values and significance and is considered a holy ‘Teerth’ like Prayagraj & Kashi. Today, here stands a magnificent and beautiful Shree Sita Samahit Temple visited by thousands of pilgrims everyday with deep faith and reveranice.
Since ancient times, India has been the fountainhead and torch-bearer of knowledge and learning. The exalted teachings enshrined in the Vedas are universally appealing and benefit the entire humanity. Apart from these, we have the two great Epics –‘The Ramayana’ written by Maharishi Valmiki, and ‘The Mahabharata’ written by Maharishi Ved Vyas. In the Ramayana, Maharishi Valimiki has given a detailed account of Lord Rama and his consort Maa Sita. He very delicately defined the nobility of Maa Sita and her sincerity, devotion and sacrifice which made her an ideal woman. Sitaji’s life is full of pathos, agony and suffering. In the entire mythology of India, no other woman has excelled Sitaji in her purity, love and sacrifice. In Maharishi Valmiki’s Ramayana, a place near Allahabad called Sitamarhi is where Sitaji is said to have descended into the lap of Mother Earth forever. This sacred spot is very near to Valmikiji’s Ashram on the banks of holy Ganges. At this place, one feels vibrations of peace & bliss along with the feeling that there exist the blessings of Maa Sita.
Later drive back to Varanasi.
Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel

Day 17 :VARANASI – DELHI BY: SURFACE

After breakfast, proceed for city tour of Varanasi, including a visit to Vishwanath Temple, the Benaras Hindu University and Sankat Mochan Temple Durga Temple and Bharat Mata temple.
Afternoon for shopping at Banarasi silk factory and local market & in time a representative will transfer you to you to the airport for your flight to Delhi
Departure : Varanasi
Arrive : Delhi
Upon arrival, a representative will meet you upon arrival & transfer you to your hotel, where you will proceed for check in.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 18 :DELHI – HARIDWAR BY: TRAIN

Early breakfast at Hotel & In time transfer to the New Delhi Railway station to board for Haridwar.
Departure: Delhi at: 0650 Hrs
Arrive: Haridwar at: 1125 Hrs
Meet and assist on arrival at the Railway Station & and transfer to hotel
Haridwar It is located at the foothills of the lower Himalayan Shivalik mountains, on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga), and is an important pilgrimage site for the Hindus. When the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains, Haridwar is the first major town on the plains. Though the Ganges does not lose its rapids completely, nevertheless it becomes very quiet and calm here. Haridwar has earned fame as being the place, which has been blessed by the trinity of the Lords Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.
It is also one of the major Shaktipeeths. Down the ages, Haridwar has purified the mind, the body and the soul of people not only in spiritual or religious terms but as a major learning centre for arts, science and culture.
Later in the afternoon visit Mansa Devi temple and in the evening enjoy the spectacular view of 'Aarti' at Har Ki Pauri. IN the evening spend your time on the Ghat.
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 19 :HARIDWAR – RISHIKESH – HARIDWAR BY: SURFACE

After breakfast, we drive at 0900 hrs to Rishikesh (40 Km / 1 Hrs) very important Hindu pilgrimage site. This is also a cluster of a number of Ashrams and temples giving the entire place a spiritual feeling. The ceaseless flow of the river, regarded as Goddess Ganga adds to the beauty and the purity of the place. Along the river, the area is filled with thick green forests in the all-mountainous region. Rishikesh is famous for its yoga sessions that are taught here by many yoga experts. Besides the sadhus and saints, a mass of tourists too visit this place every year to have a look at this much heard about place. If the wonderful scenery and the numerous pilgrimage sites were not enough, Rishikesh also makes some of the most popular adventure sport Duration of India. River rafting, trekking, rock climbing, hiking etc are some of the activities one can easily opt for here. We will be visiting Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Geeta Bhawan and other temples & ashrams, Evening return back to Haridwar
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 20 :HARIDWAR – DELHI BY: TRAIN


Early breakfast at Hotel & drive to Haridwar railway station to board for Delhi
Depart : Haridwar at: 0625 Hrs
Arrive : Delhi at: 1115 Hrs
Upon arrival at Delhi, proceed for half day shopping at Delhi

Day 21 :DELHI - DUBAI BY: FLIGHT

After breakfast, transfer to Delhi Airport for flight to Dubai
Upon arrival in Dubai, a representative will meet & assist Guests on arrival outside the Airport. Guests will be met by our English Speaking Airport Representatives waiting outside the Airport, taken to the Coaster waiting outside for the arrival transfer. Guests will be transferred to Asiana Hotel. Upon reaching the Hotel Guide & Hotel Staff will assist the Group with the check-in procedures.
(**Please note that early check-in will be subject to availability at the time of arrival at the Hotel. General check-in time is 14:00Hrs) (Driver time from Dubai International Airport to the Hotel will take approx. 20 – 25 minutes) After the check-in day at leisure & Lunch own arrangements
By 19:30Hrs Group will be picked up from the Hotel to proceed with Dhow Cruise Dinner. DHOW CRUISE WITH DINNER - Enchanting Escapade (From 20:30 – 22:30Hrs) A cruise along the gentle waters of the historic Dubai Creek is an altogether exhilarating experience. A romantic evening of nostalgia on a traditional Dhow (Arabic boat) reminds one of the Arabian spirits of adventure of yesteryears, of pearl diving and trading. As we cruise along the waters, we enjoy the panoramic view of the city’s glittering skyline by night and the freshness of the sea breeze. True Arabian hospitality and service will overwhelm you as you dine sumptuously on a spread of Barbeque meats and a variety of Arabic salads.
The day comes to a pleasant end with this unique experience.
Overnight stay at Dubai

Day 22 :DUBAI – CITY TOUR

After breakfast at the Hotel, proceed with the Old Dubai city tour By 09:00Hrs – Pick up from the Hotel Lobby HISTORICAL DUBAI CITY TOUR - Jewel of the Persian Gulf
Dubai, the second largest Emirate, is the UAE’s commercial center and is proudly referred to as the “City of Merchants”. Dubai offers a fascinating kaleidoscope of contrasts – the old and new, the East and the West. Experience a variety of sights and scents of the Orient in a cosmopolitan setting - A tantalizing introduction to the Arabian Gulf. The tour takes us to a variety of interesting attractions. A photo stops in front of the iconic Burj Al Arab the world famous hotel. From there we drive to the Jumeirah Mosque – a magnificent example of modern Islamic architecture. We drive past the ruler’s palace and the Bastakia area – the oldest part of the city with its tall wind towers, which in bygone days, served as air-conditioners.
The journey through the city center covers popular landmarks including the Dubai Museum, housed in the 18th century Al Fahidi Fort. The Museum features realistic displays with sound effects, depicting various scenes of years gone by. This provides a fascinating glimpse of the historical links of the city which started as a port for trading and pearl diving. Enroute, we pass by the ancient beautifully restored house of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, built in a commanding position near the mouth of the Creek at Shindagha.
We then enjoy a ride across the dazzling Dubai Creek in an ‘Abra’ a traditional water taxi, watching the diverse, bustling activities on the waterfront before moving to the Deira side of Dubai. This is followed by a visit to the aromatic spice souk and the extensive gold souk where you can treat that ‘someone special’ to exquisite gold and diamond jewellery. With over 400 shops to choose from you are guaranteed a special deal!
By 14:00Hrs – Group will be transferred back to the Hotel
Lunch own arrangements
Evening proceed with the Desert Safari;
DUNE DINNER SAFARI - Desert Twilight
Pickup Time: 15:00 – 15:30
This safari gives you an opportunity to discover the desert within a few hours. Experience the sheer thrill of driving up and down golden yellow sand dunes in our comfortable 4 WD vehicles
Drive over the high sand dunes before entering the campsite, which is set in a serene enclave and especially decorated to give it an authentic Arabian ambience. Here, we relax in the tranquillity and silence of the desert, surrounded by majestic sand dunes which seem to glow in the light of the setting sun. A sumptuous Arabian style BBQ of various succulent fresh meats and salads will be served.
Enjoy the shisha (water pipe) and the belly dancer, the camel ride and Henna painting under the stars and you will spend an unforgettable evening in the desert.
All in all, you are assured of an evening you’ll always remember.
Overnight stay at Dubai

Day 23 :DUBAI

After breakfast, Pick up from the Hotel by 09:00 Hrs Modern Dubai city Tour - Wonders of Dubai.
We start this exciting tour with a drive to the Palm Island, an artificially constructed island in Dubai. The shape of the island is of a palm tree, topped with a crescent, and has a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment centres. The Palm Island is located off the coast of The United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf and adds 520 kilometres of beaches to the city.
Onto the Atlantis the Palm, modelled after the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in Nassau, Bahamas. Then we proceed to Burj Al Arab (outside only), the luxury hotel built on a manmade island, where we will pause for photos. Your journey then continues to Mall of the Emirates, the ultimate leisure, entertainment and shopping resort which houses the world-renowned Ski Dubai.
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing, or just playing in the snow. Young or old, there is something for everyone, from the beginner to the snow sport enthusiast. Ski Dubai is a unique mountain-themed attraction that offers you the opportunity to enjoy real snow in Dubai all year round.
After we visit the Souk Al Bahar (‘market of the sailor’), an Arabesque shopping mall and entertainment destination located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown area, on the Old Town Island. Souk Al Bahar features over 100 shops in an eclectic retail mix that includes 22 restaurants, caf├ęs and lounges framing the souk’s extensive waterfront promenade. The cultural theme flows throughout the mall, with boutique shops showcasing the Arabian heritage through a mix of authentic handicrafts, fashion wear, perfumes, carpets and furnishings.
Included is a visit to the Burj Khalifa tower, the tallest building the world. At over 800 metres (2625 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records: Tallest building in the world, Tallest free-standing structure in the world, Highest number of stories in the world, Highest occupied floor in the world, Highest outdoor observation deck in the world, Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world, Tallest service elevator in the world.
Finally, a visit to the Dubai Fountains, set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 ft (150 metres), equivalent to that of a 50-storey building. The fountain is 900 ft (275 metres) long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs. It has been designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The ‘Wonders of Dubai’ Tour definitely lives up to its name!
Buffet Dinner & Overnight stay at Dubai

 

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  • Fare and Festival
 

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  • France
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