EXOTIC JAUNT AROUND THE WORLD
Cultural tour of Morocco, Turkey, UAE & India

We have used our over 35 years of experience in tailoring and operating complex journeys to develop this unique around the world tour. On this journey, we visit some of the most exotic places in the world. Explore fascinating Marrakech in Morocco, experience ultra-modern Dubai, go on a desert safari in Arabia and see the legendary Taj Mahal in exotic India. Circumnavigate our world in one journey and above all, travel in style with private services at affordable prices.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites covered in this tour
1. Agra Fort, India 7. Medina of Fez, Morocco
2. Fatehpur Sikri, India 8. Medina of Marrakech, Morocco
3. Historic Areas of Istanbul, Turkey 9. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, India
4. Humayun's Tomb, India 10. Rabat, Morocco
5. India Amber Palace, India 11. Red Fort Complex, India
6. Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory, India 12. Taj Mahal, India

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 17 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Max. Tour Size : N/A
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Depart Home City for Marrakech
Day 02: Arrive Marrakech (MOROCCO)
 
Day 03: Marrakech
(B, D)
Day 04: Marrakech/Fez (Drive)
(B)
Day 05: Fez
(B)
Day 06: Fez/Rabat/Casablanca/Istanbul (Drive/Flight) (TURKEY)
(B)
Day 07: Istanbul
(B)
Day 08: Istanbul
(B)
Day 09: Istanbul/Dubai (Flight) (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
(B)
Day 10: Dubai
(B, D)
Day 11: Dubai (Optional tour of Abu Dhabi)
(B)
Day 12: Dubai/Delhi (Flight) (INDIA)
(B)
Day 13: Delhi
(B, D)
Day 14: Delhi/Agra (Train)
(B)
Day 15: Agra/Fatehpur Sikri/Jaipur (Train)
(B)
Day 16: Jaipur/Delhi (Train)
(B)
Day 17: Depart Delhi
 
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Depart Home City for Marrakech

Our exciting Around the World Journey starts with our flight to Marrakech, Morocco.

Day 02: Arrive Marrakech (MOROCCO)

Welcome to Marrakech Airport, where we are met and transferred to our hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Atlas Asni, Marrakech (2 nights)

Day 03: Marrakech

We start our exploration of this exotic city with the most revered attractions in Marrakech. Visit the Medina of Marrakech*, including the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, and the Koutoubia Minaret.   Afternoon explore the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its surrounding souks and handicraft quarters.  Evening we are treated to the famous Fantasia Show with Moroccan cuisine for dinner. (B, D)

Day 04: Marrakech/Fez (Drive)

Enjoying the rural scenery of Morocco, we drive to the most well known of the Moroccan imperial capitals. Along the way, we view the majestic Middle Atlas Mountains, and stop to see the Berber villages and meet their friendly inhabitants.
Overnight: Hotel Barcelo Medina, Fez (2 nights) (B)

Day 05: Fez

Fez is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and even today, it reflects the original life and style of its inhabitants. We have a full day tour which will include the medieval Medina of Fez* with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas, the Nejjarine Fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque.  Afternoon we visit Fez al Jdid, which is better known as the new Fez. Evening free to enjoy a meal in the culinary hub of Morocco. (B)

Day 06: Fez/Rabat/Casablanca/Istanbul (Drive/Flight) (TURKEY)

Morning we drive to Rabat* for a tour of the capital city of Morocco. We explore this small but unique town by visiting the Royal Palace (Mechouar), Oudaya Kasbah, Mohamed V Mausoleum and Hassan Tower. Depending on the departure flight timing, we may have the opportunity for an optional lunch at one of the local restaurants. Afterwards, we drive to Casablanca for our flight to Istanbul, often rated the most beautiful city in the world, where a warm welcome awaits us. Istanbul is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosporus Strait. Old Constantinople reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here.
Overnight: Ramada Old City Hotel, Istanbul (3 nights) (B)

Day 07: Istanbul

We explore the Historic Areas of Istanbul*, visiting the Blue Mosque, built between 1609 and 1616 for Sultan Ahmet I. The inside is decorated with 21,043 tiles from Iznik in a dominant blue color. We also see the Hippodrome, where political, cultural, and sports activities took place during Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman times. Next, we embark on a beautiful cruise on the Bosporus Strait that separates Asia from Europe and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. From the comforts of our boat, we get the best views of the city and see most of the historical monuments in Istanbul. Afternoon we visit the imposing Haghia Sophia, which marked the apogee of Byzantine Emperor Justinian's reign. (B)

Day 08: Istanbul

Our free day in Istanbul is a treat in itself.  Optional tour to visit the Topkapi Palace and the historical Grand Bazaar. (B)

Day 09: Istanbul/Dubai (Flight) (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

A short flight gets us from Istanbul to another vibrant city, Dubai, the most talked of place in the world. We are warmly received as we arrive at the majestic Dubai airport. Using the special Marhaba welcome service, we are whisked through immigration and customs. With a daytime arrival in Dubai, we will have our first glimpse of this fast growing city of skyscrapers, architectural marvels, gardens, and shopping malls as we are driven to our hotel. Balance of the day is free. Our hotel, a recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, is located within walking distance of lots of activities, including several of the eating and foodie outlets that Dubai is so famous for.
Overnight: Hotel Ramada Jumeirah, Dubai (3 nights) (B)

Day 10: Dubai

We start our tour with the world’s tallest building, ‘Burj Khalifa’. Here we have a bird’s eye view of the city from its observation deck. Next is the Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall. Here we will have the opportunity to visit the aquarium seeing the exotic wonders of aquatic life. We are then driven to the Dubai Marina, which offers an exclusive environment for living, leisure and business, followed by a trip to Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity. We will have a photo stop opposite the luxurious Atlantis The Palm Hotel. Our unforgettable tour ends at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a colorful and vibrant market in an Arabian city. Afternoon we are treated to an exciting desert safari, where our safari driver will take us through the magnificent sand dunes to experience the thrill of dune bashing. Lots of opportunities to take photos. After sunset we reach our campsite equipped with traditional carpet and pillows. Henna designers are available at the campsite to exhibit their talents. Camels are also available for rides and photo shots. The above activities are free of charge; however, small tips would be greatly appreciated. Evening entertainment begins with belly dance followed by BBQ dinner served under the stars along with authentic Arabic music. Late at night we are transferred to our hotel. (B, D)

Day 11: Dubai (Optional tour of Abu Dhabi)

Day free in Dubai. This incredible city has a lot to offer, including shopping, an optional tour of Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, a visit the Dubai Miracle Garden, a dhow cruise, and more. (B)

Day 12: Dubai/Delhi (Flight) (INDIA)

After our enlightening journey through millenary history, we are transferred to the airport for our departure flight.
Overnight: Hotel Sheraton, New Delhi (2 nights) (B)

Day 13: Delhi

Our exploration of Delhi starts with the Red Fort Complex*. Named for its massive enclosure walls of red sandstone, the fort is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity which, under the Shah Jahan, was brought to a new level of refinement with a fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions. Next we visit the majestic Jama Masjid, followed by India Gate and the Houses of Parliament, Connaught Place and Humayun's Tomb*, the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent which dates from 1570. We continue to the 13th Century Qutb Minar and its Monuments*. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, a masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art, and two mosques. Evening we are treated to a welcome dinner at a popular Tandoori restaurant. (B, D)

Day 14: Delhi/Agra (Train)

We start our day with an early morning train ride to the city that houses the most well known wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival, we tour Agra Fort*. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses  the imperial city of the Mughal rulers within its 2.5-kilometer-long enclosure walls. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls such as the Diwan-i-Khas, and two very beautiful mosques. Afternoon is free to enjoy the town. If tonight is a full moon, we will have the opportunity to see the Taj by full moon, with the compliments of Bestway Tours & Safaris.
Overnight: Hotel ITC Mughal, Agra (1 night) (B)

Day 15: Agra/Fatehpur Sikri/Jaipur (Train)

Enjoy the majesty of the Taj Mahal* with a sunrise tour, when the light is truly magical. An immense mausoleum of white marble, the Taj was built between 1631 and 1648 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife. It is the jewel of Muslim art in India and a universally admired masterpiece of world heritage. Situated on the right bank of the Yamuna in a vast Mogul garden, this funerary monument combines elements and styles of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture. After breakfast at our hotel, we head for Fatehpur Sikri*, built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar. It was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only 10 years. We also visit the adjoining mausoleum of the revered Sufi saint Salim Chisty before proceeding to the Pink City of Jaipur, capital of the State of Rajasthan.
Overnight: Hotel ITC Rajputana, Jaipur (1 night) (B)

Day 16: Jaipur/Delhi (Train)

We are treated like the royalty of yesteryear with an elephant ride to Amber Fort. The Palace and Fort are located on top of the hill. The fort comprises of a number of gardens, courtyards and palatial spaces with a combination of Mughal and 17th Century Rajput architecture. We return to Jaipur to visit the majestic City Palace, which houses a rare collection of Indian art, and the beautiful Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, where the ladies of the royal harem used to watch the city from behind the intricately carved façade. At Jantar Mantar*, we see the astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century that includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. In the evening, we are brought to the train station for a first class train ride to Delhi, where we are met and transferred to the airport for our flight. (B)

Day 17: Depart Delhi

Our Around the World tour comes to an end as we take off for our flight back home – or add in some more optional destinations.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

Daily Departures

Tour Price

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Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2017 US$ 9,995 (FROM)* US$ 1280


Notes

* Total tour price and airline taxes is dependent on the seasonality and routing.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Domestic/international airfare as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 17 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers
  • Train tickets mentioned
  • Services of local English speaking guides cum drivers
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
Not Included
  • Airport taxes (ranges at about US$ 1,360)
  • Insurance/visas
  • Trip Cancelation and Emergency Medical Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
N/A

USA(West Coast)
N/A

CANADA(East Coast)
N/A

USA(East Coast)
N/A

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 participants

Customised Itinerary

This is a suggested itinerary and you are free to customise it based on your preferances.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.