$2590(twin share based on 8 members)
$680 (Single Supplement)
$300-$500*** (Estimated Internal Airfare)
$150 (Tip Kitty for fixers, musicians, etc)
The cost of the expedition
includes photo shoots, sightseeing and transfer services as per the itinerary,
all accommodations, meals as per the itinerary, guides/fixers (subject to locations), a driver and vehicle for transfers from and to the airports, and land travel in India. It does not include any expenses of personal nature, laundry or any beverages.
The cost of international flights from
the USA (or elsewhere) to and from India are not included, and must be arranged so that you
arrive in India (Delhi or Mumbai) on 23 January, 2010.
Depending on participants' international flights (arriving/departing to/from Delhi or to/from Mumbai), two or three internal flights are available. For those choosing Delhi, the first flight is from Delhi to Udaipur, then a flight from Bhuj-Mumbai, and a Mumbai-Delhi flight. For those opting to internationally fly in to Mumbai, the flights are Mumbai-Udaipur, and Bhuj-Mumbai.
A deposit of $300 is required to secure a place on the Nomads of Rajasthan & Gujarat Photo Expedition. This down payment is fully refundable if notice is given
60 days prior to the departure date. The balance of the cost is due 60 days
prior to departure date.
Although the Baneshewar fair is regarded as safe, the annual cattle fair is visited by thousands of people, whose presence may bring pickpockets. So leave anything of value at home!
The Travel Agent
Our travel agent is based in Delhi, and has arranged a number of photo-expeditions for The Travel Photographer.
A Note On Our Hotel Accommodations:
We shall be staying in a variety of hotels during this photo-expedition. In Delhi or Mumbai, our hotels are amongst the best 5-star establishments, while those in the "field" in South Rajasthan and Gujarat are known as Heritage hotels, and are essentially are forts, palaces, mansions and havelis converted into comfortable accommodations for tourists. All accommodations have attached private baths. In the Rann of Kutch, we will be staying in cottage-like accommodations, also with attached private baths.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY
I assume no responsibility for accidents or injury to individuals participating in
the Nomads of Rajasthan & Gujarat Photo Expedition. You will be requested to read, accept and sign
an agreement which releases me from any responsibility of liability in the event
of any of the situations mentioned below.
I also assume no responsibility if a traveler is refused entry into a country
for any reason. It is the traveler's sole responsibility to ensure all travel
documents are valid and effective. A passport, valid for six months after
the intended date of return is required in many cases for travel overseas.
Some countries may require visas for US or non-US citizens. Please check with
the corresponding consulates prior to leaving. This is the traveler's responsibility.
I cannot assume any liability whatsoever for injury, sickness, damage, death, loss, accident
or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence of or default of any
travel agent, hotel, carrier, restaurant, company, airline, or person rendering
any of the services included in the Nomads of Rajasthan & Gujarat Photo Expedition,
or by act of
God, act of war or terrorism. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any
damage, changes or delays due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes,
machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather or other causes
beyond my personal control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional
expense, omissions and schedule changes, forced stopovers, rerouting or acts
of any governments or authority. I reserve the right to decline or accept any
person as a member of any tour or to cancel or alter the tour without notice.
It is also the responsibility of the traveler to keep informed on deposit and
payment date requirements. It is highly recommended that all individuals obtain
adequate travel insurance.