Brand new magical journey takes you to India to experience the magic of Diwali and more;
Experience the magic of India’s festival of lights with Insight Vacations.
Insight Vacations, the global leader in premium guided journeys, is offering a remarkable itinerary taking you to timeless India and Nepal during the Diwali festival in 2020 (beginning November 14th) on its new 12-day Classical India with Nepal journey.
On the November 9, 2020 departure, guests will have the chance to dine and celebrate with a local family in Jaipur for an authentic cultural experience during Diwali.
In India, the festival of lights is everything clients imagine it to be and more. Celebrated once a year in autumn, it’s known to be the liveliest, brightest and biggest holiday in India. The word Diwali itself is derived from the Sanskrit word “deepvali” meaning “series of lighted lamps” and is celebrated over the course of five days.
Book early to secure your space on 2020’s journey in celebration of Diwali.
The itinerary is part of the recently launched 2020 Ancient Civilizations collection that includes journeys like these to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka:
*NEW* CLASSICAL INDIA WITH NEPAL
12 Days from $4265 USD/ $5769 CDN
Along with witnessing the Diwali celebration first-hand, travellers will have the opportunity to meet a local who summited Everest for inspirational learnings as part of an Insight Experience. They will embrace ancient wisdom and get up close and personal with locals at an Aarti chanting sunset ceremony on the Ganges River to honour the River Goddess, Mother Ganga and enjoy a dawn cruise past the sacred ghats. Further, travellers Stay in Style at the Taj Ganges Hotel in Varanasi as part of the award-winning, renowned and authentic collection of Taj Hotels, as they experience the holiest city of Hinduism. Guests enjoy a hands-on experience in Kathmandu by visiting a pottery workshop in the Pink City, Jaipur. A Deliciously Authentic Dining experience includes an evening at Dera Amer, a Rajasthani camp located in the wilderness. Guests will savour Pushkar cuisine all while travelling with no more than 40 like-minded travellers for Smaller Group Camaraderie. Their Travel Director will also be on-hand to take care of all of their needs and deliver seamless, magical experiences throughout.
*NEW* CLASSICAL SRI LANKA
10 days from $3525 USD / $4750 CDN
Guests enjoy new Insight Choice experiences in Sigiriya with a choice between climbing Sigiriya Rock or a visit to Sigiriya Botanical Gardens. Embark on a walk through Ritigala to hear ancient tales of a monastic community living in the jungle, directly from a practicing Buddhist. Discover the hidden secrets of Colombo over a walk with a wildlife enthusiast and photographer as an Insight Experience, plus visit local markets to find what the locals seek. Always Staying in Style, guests will rest in the Mahoora Safari Camp before waking to a full-day jungle safari the next day. Clients also put their cooking skills to practice over a cooking demonstration where they learn how to cook Sri Lankan and South Indian cuisine, then enjoy a Deliciously Authentic Dining experience as a tasting with a tea expert in Nuwara Eliya, after a walk in the tea plantation to learn about their life first-hand.
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