Giving Back Journeys – Highlights

This is a special 10 day tour for people who want to join us in India for our projects. A percentage of the net profits from this tour will be used to help the villages in this area of India.

DSCN1334WebYou will experience authentic journeys off the beaten path, combined with giving-back opportunities to villages in need of an education, warm clothing and clean sanitary conditions.

Your giving-back activities will include visiting and interacting with the residents of the village we are helping and participating in the distribution of warm clothing and experiencing in person the communitiy services we are providing.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, other monuments and historical sites, 500 year old living root bridges, shopping excursions and more.

Check out the itinerary below for more detailed information.


Giving Back Journeys – Itinerary

Day 1: Hello India

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Arrival in New Delhi, India. Upon arrival as you come out of immigration you will be greeted by our representative and taken to your hotel for check-in.

We recommend spending the rest of the day relaxing and resting from your trip and getting acclimated to the new time zone.

 

Day 2 – 4: New Delhi and the Taj Mahal

The next few days will consist of guided sightseeing trips. Visit the Taj Mahal, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, the Red Fort as well as many other historical sites and monuments.

Day 5-10:   Meghalaya Giving Back

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The next  few days will be spent in the remote State of Meghalaya in the Himalayan foothills of Northeastern India. This is the region where you will participate in the “Giving Back” aspect of your tour.

Meghalaya is a beautiful remote state where you will also have the opportunity to embark on guided sightseeing tours and outings.

Arrangements have been made for you to be at a home stay in Meghalaya, for an authentic local experience.

Visiting our village and local sightseeing

Activities will be determined based on the projects we are currently working on at the time of your visit.

They can range from visits to the villages we are working with, distribution of school supplies, clothes or blankets to the children and local families and participation in any activities as arranged.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy local cultural programs and authentic local food from this region specially prepared for  you.

We will check into our hotel in the early evening.

The 500 year old Living Root Bridges and more…

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We will spend the next few days sightseeing in this area, hiking among waterfalls, remote valleys and local villages as we travel to the region of the root bridges, spending the day sightseeing, walking and hiking in beautiful natural surroundings.

Heading back to the Shillong region in the late afternoon of day 10, we will rest and relax as we prepare for  our trip back.

Day 11:  Goodbye India

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to New Delhi where you will board your connecting flight back to the United States.

Depending on when your flight leaves, you may be departing India on the evening of Day 11 evening or the morning of Day 12 for your International flight back to the United States.

We hope you had a wonderful and memorable time – have a safe trip back.


Package Details

Dates and Rates: Contact Ushimalayas

Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • All accommodations for 10 days
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners for 10 days
  • All ground transportation in India
  • Welcome reception and orientation upon arrival
  • Full time English speaking guide and chauffeur
  • Entrance fees to all planned tourist attractions
  • All taxes and surcharges

Terms and Conditions Apply. Click here for reservations instructions.


Lunch or snacks and refreshments will be provided on all outings longer than two hours.

Itinerary and any listed price for this trip does NOT include international or any domestic airfare, passport or visa fees, travel insurance, telephone charges, tips and gratuities, alcoholic beverages, additional refreshments or snacks purchased separately by guests, or room service.