Save $600 per Couple on Any General Tours Departure, Including Land of the Maharajahs â Company's Most Popular India Expedition
According to Lonely Planet, Sri Lanka is the #1 country to visit in 2013, and General Tours World Traveler is the only operator taking travelers to the cultural mecca and coupling it with the natural and historic diversity of Southern India.
The new Exploring South India & Sri Lanka journey is a must for anyone interested in millennia-old heritage, lush natural beauty, ecological diversity and fascinating archeological treasures. This unique 15-day combination is an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime cultural adventure with General Tours' industry-leading guarantee of never more than 16 guests on any departure.
From an early morning meditation with a yoga master to an opulent Krishnapuram Palace visit, South India features a host of Kodak-moment experiences. Country highlights also include lunch aboard a private houseboat in Kerala, a visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Mannarasala Temple in Kovalam containing 30,000 images of serpent gods. The trip next continues to Sri Lanka where guests ascend the magnificent fifth century rock fortress of Sigiriya, before venturing to a fragrant spice plantation, learning about the pioneering work of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and getting the chance to harvest and sample fine Ceylon tea at a lush organic tea plantation.
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In addition to expanding its offerings in the Indian subcontinent, General Tours World Traveler continues to run its most popular Land of the Maharajahs tour in northern India. This 13-day small group sojourn, which features seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, begins in Delhi with a visit to India's largest spice market before moving on to Agra in time for a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal. Next is an afternoon safari drive in special six-passenger jeeps at Ranthambore National Park where majestic Bengal tigers roam free. The trip culminates with a journey into the Rajasthani desert to engage with the Bishnoi tribe and learn about their cultural traditions that regard all life as sacred.
Save $600 per Couple
Prices for Exploring South India & Sri Lanka start at $3,899 per person, and Land of the Maharajahs starts at $3,199 per person, both based on double occupancy and include sightseeing, entry fees, meals and hotels as noted, all on-tour transportation, luggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges and GeneralAssist, toll-free 24/7 emergency on-tour assistance. Rates reflect $300 per person savings on any General Tours small group, private and small ship trip booked by August 28. This discount can be combined with the company's other offers including Family & Friends savings of $50 - $200 per person when three or more people travel together.
For more information or to book a trip, please call 800-221-2216 or visit www.GeneralTours.com.
About General Tours World Traveler:Celebrating its 66th anniversary this year, General Tours World Traveler continues to innovate with its affordable, upscale collection of Small Group, Privately Guided and Small Ship journeys to Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Specifically designed for never more than 16 guests, the company's unique programs promise immersive cultural encounters and authentic travel experiences not possible in a larger group. The company is headquartered in Keene, New Hampshire with offices in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Prague, Budapest, Cairo, New York and Chicago. For more information, call 800-221-2216 or visit www.GeneralTours.com.
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