India's Forgotten Frontier

Explore the tribal cultures and hill station life style of India's remarkable frontier with South East Asia
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The Basics

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Our group departure prices are fully inclusive. It is our policy to ensure that people who travel with us pay just one price. There are no hidden costs, no supplementary extras and no add-ons apply to any of the services associated with the advertised programme once it commences.    Trip price is based on 6 full paying customers.    The trip can operate with less than 6 people but the price may change.

 

GROUP DEPARTURE PRICE INCLUDES

  • All meals while on tour
    You will get hearty meals and varied menus in a variety of hotel and local restaurants as well as the chance to try “bazaar cuisine”. Our friends in Central Asia appreciate that our travellers like to sample the local fare so we frequent the places where local people eat where we can be assured that this is sensible.

 

  • All ground transport and transfers while on tour
    All our transport arrangements are made with licensed and reliable operators. Coach, Mini bus and train travel is always air-conditioned. We use jeeps for our cross country expeditions.

 

  • All accommodation while on tour
    We have selected hotels that provide comfort, cleanliness and good service. We use a mix of tourist class hotels and guesthouses with en suite facilities. On jeep safaris we camp when the standard of local accommodation is unsuitable. In these instances we provide comfortable two person tents, foam mattresses, dining facilities and toilet tent.

 

  • All camping and catering arrangements while on trek/safari.
    Our treks and safaris are fully supported by porters and cooks. We supply all equipment except for sleeping bags and items of a personal nature. We may be able to arrange for you to hire sleeping bags.

 

  • Porters, entries and permits while on tour.
    In accordance with our “one price” policy we cover all entries and porterage at airports and train stations, entries to cultural and natural heritage sites and trekking permits.

 

  • Air travel associated with the tour plan
    The tour cost includes air travel that is part of the itinerary. It does not include international flights from your home country.

 

  • Specialist Trip leaders
    All Silk Road Adventures group departures are accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable leaders. Groups of more than 6 are accompanied by leaders from our experienced team of Central Asia specialists otherwise our groups are led by qualified English speaking local guides.

 

Our specialist leaders are people with a deep personal interest in the history, culture and environments of Central Asia. They are resourceful organisers and experienced travellers who will ensure that your trip runs smoothly and tease out the interesting natural and cultural stories. In all cases they are backed up in the field by the English speaking staff of our local friends.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN GROUP DEPARTURE PRICES

  • Tips
    You will be asked to contribute to a “tip fund” for group tips eg for guides and drivers. We will also contribute to this fund. You may provide other tips at your personal choice. If the group is not accompanied by our Tour Leader our pre-trip notes will provide guidance as to the appropriate tip amount.

 

  • Visas
    Visa requirements vary from country to country and the cost of visas can fluctuate without notice. We will provide information about how you can apply for your visa plus documentation to support your visa applications.

 

  • Insurance
    Comprehensive travel and health /emergency evacuation cover is compulsory. Prior to departure we will require details of your insurer, policy number and 24hr emergency contact for the insurer.

 

  • Items of a personal nature

 

 

We Visit:

West Asia

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Turkey

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Central Asia

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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South Asia

Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka

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East Asia

China, Mongolia, Russia

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South
East Asia

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

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