India as a Maharaja

A Special One Time Departure - Sept 24, 2017

Cultural tour of India

This 11 days unique journey of exotic India is the first timers tour of India. We explore the best of Northern India visiting 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the world's most well known monument of love - the Taj Mahal. Delhi with its many monuments and exotic bazaars, Agra with the Taj and Agra Fort, the majestic Fatehpur Sikri, the pink and enchanting city of Jaipur with 2 game safaris at the incredible tiger sanctuary in Ranthambore National Park.

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World Heritage Sites of the Caucasus

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia

This extraordinary tour takes us to an extremely complex and interesting part of the world. Persians, Khazars, Arabs, Huns, Turko-Mongols, and Russians have invaded and migrated into the Caucasus and have provided the region with its rich ethnic and linguistic complexity as well as its astounding architecture. As if this diversity were not enough, the Caucasus also offers a variety of pristine landscapes and stunning vistas just waiting to be discovered.

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Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan

This extraordinary tour takes us to an extremely complex and interesting part of the world. Persians, Khazars, Arabs, Huns, Turko-Mongols, and Russians have invaded and migrated into the Caucasus and have provided the region with its rich ethnic and linguistic complexity as well as its astounding architecture. As if this diversity were not enough, the Caucasus also offers a variety of pristine landscapes and stunning vistas just waiting to be discovered.

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Balkan Mosaic

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (for May 26, 2018 departure)
$100 off for Sept 16, 2017 departure.

Cultural tour of Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia

The Balkans is a land of great diversity and textures that one gets blown up by the colors, cultures, hospitality, food, landscape and above all the ethnicities. We trace the scene of medieval Europe and the diverse nationalities from ex Yugoslavia comprising of Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania. Albania, however, was never part of Yugoslavia. A visit to the “Republika Srpska” has also been included. Not to forget that all these nationalities inherited considerable influence from the long reign of the Ottomans. Like many things bottled up and let loose, they burst forth with passion and gusto rarely seen. With 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites covered, our Balkan Mosaic tour has been tailored to offer you the region in three segments – you are free to take the complete three legs tour or a part of the Mosaic.

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Tiger Trails

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour & safari of India

India is many times rightfully referred to as a subcontinent. Starting in Mumbai we discover beautiful Victorian Gothic Architecture complemented by fascinating rock sculptures of Elephanta Caves. We then fly via Nagpur to reach Pench National park and then proceed to Kanha National park, this is the place described by Rudyard Kipling in his great book “The Jungle Book”. Kanha National Park in now a tiger reserve. We game drive through these two beautiful parks searching for tigers and other fascinating wildlife. Finally we drive to exotic Temples of Khajuraho and then fly to Delhi the Capital of India.

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Persian Route

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of Iran

We travel through history and art, as we explore Persepolis,the 2500 year-old capital of the Persian Empire. We see Islamic architecture at its best in Esfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd with their elegant mosques and labyrinthine like bazaars. Iran is a fascinating country, where you will also be surprised by the warm hospitality of its people. This tour was one of the first from North America to Iran, and has received considerable coverage in the North American press (New York Times, International Travel News, etc.). After over six years, it still remains one of our most popular programs to Persia.

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Arab Sheikdoms

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and all of the Emirates of the UAE

We have tailored this unique 15-day journey to provide you with a rare and fascinating glimpse of the best places in the Gulf to experience the sharp contrast between traditional and ultra-modern Arabia in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar. Wander through mudbrick villages with exotic bazaars and gardens, explore quiet stretches of coast lined with palm trees, travel through beautiful desert and mountain landscapes featuring venerable forts and visit numerous World Heritage Sites. Visit all seven of the United Arab Emirates, which over the past few decades have become some one of the world’s most glamorous, spectacular and futuristic urban destinations and are providing the Islamic world with a model of political stability and religious tolerance.

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World Heritage Sites of Indochina

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

On this tour we will visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exploring Luang Prabang, the Pak Ou Caves and Vientiane in Laos; explore Vietnam’s cultural, the temples, palaces and imperial mausoleums of aristocratic Hue, Hanoi and spectacular Halong Bay, the enticing little town of Hoi An and bustling Saigon. In Cambodia we visit Phnom Penh and conclude with an inIn-depth exploration of the magnificent jungle temple complex of Angkor.

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Ethiopia World Heritage Discovery

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of Ethiopia

This is a journey to Abyssinia, the Ethiopia of olden times, and a discovery of the Ethiopia of today. In this tour we have the opportunity to explore not only the history of the people who reside here but also experience the current lifestyles of the many different tribes of Ethiopia who still practice paganism in their colorful rites and rituals and visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Madagascar: From East to South

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*any departure starting in October 2017)

Cultural tour of Madagascar

Often referred to as the Eighth Continent, the island’s legendary uniqueness is best reflected by its plethora of amazing lemurs, colorful chameleons, endemic birds and fascinating baobabs, all of which combine to make for a truly exceptional safari. Madagascar is best known for the wonderful wildlife as well as of its people who whilst being so close to Africa have an interesting Asian origin.

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Splendours Of Uzbekistan

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan, historically the richest of the “Stans”, has often been referred to as The Land of A Thousand and One Nights. It is culturally a very rich country with very friendly people. Our Splendors of Uzbekistan offers a wonderful opportunity to see this rich civilization. It is after all, the birthplace of Tamerlane and that also of Babur the founder of the Great Moghuls.

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Silk Road: From Hunza to Samarkand

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of Pakistan, China, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan

The Silk Road was probably the most important development in human history, bringing close trade and subsequently cultural contacts between the east and the west. The journey from Hunza to Samarkand is a breathtaking route crossing both the Khunjerab and Torogart Pass, as well as driving alongside the conglomerate of mountain ranges - Himalayas, Karakorums, Tien Shan, etc. It is also Shangri-la in its different facets, with an interesting experience of cultures of the different small ethnic groups who take solace from the huge mountains that engulf them.

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Best of North India

$100 off per person when booked before July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of India

India is many times rightfully referred to as a subcontinent, featuring diverse geographical and cultural regions, where ancient civilizations and religions flourished. At Bestway Tours & Safaris we have developed a number of tours that focus on India’s varied regions and its attractions. On this journey we travel from Delhi to Varanasi, where we explore India’s vast artistic legacy from the ancient monuments of Khajuraho to the medieval Mughal marvels of Agra and Delhi. Ride on an elephant in Jaipur and discover Rajasthan’s beautiful cities. Watch thousands of Hindu pilgrims in Varanasi, as they congregate on the banks of the Ganges River. Combine this journey with our tours exploring other regions and gain in-depth knowledge of this vast subcontinent.

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Royal Rajasthan

$100 off per person when booked before July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of India

Rajasthan, the Land of the Kings, is India at its exotic and magical best, awash with searing, riotous color, built on myths and the Rajput tenet of death before dishonor. Like a legend that has come to life, it has an incredible array of mighty forts, elaborate palaces and fanciful cities. The tour starts with the arrival in Delhi followed by Agra – home of the most appreciated monument of love “Taj Mahal”;  Ranthambore famous for its Tigers ; Jaipur the seductive pink mayhem; enchanting Pushkar around its holy lake with temples, bathing Ghats, onion domes and chalk –colored buildings clustering around it; Udaipur’s bone white buildings on shimmering lakes; Jodhpur – a luminescent blue patchwork; the honey-colored magnificence of Jaisalmer, arising from the desert; Bikaner – the sprawling desert town with its fort and a bustling walled city encompassing dark red sandstone havelies; and finally ending the journey at the story book town of Mandawa with wildly colorful, beautifully and bizarrely painted havelies (traditional ornately decorated residences)..

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Himalayan Sanctuaries

$100 off per person when booked before July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of India, Sikkim, Bhutan & Nepal

Combining the highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim in India, exploring the Kingdom of Bhutan and a visit to the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal - this is an experience of the majestic and serene Himalayas. The region is a popular destination for tourists who wish to enjoy culture and nature, as you not will only see the magnificent Himalayas, but also experience the ancient Buddhist heritage of the area. This 15-day journey covers the best of the sanctuaries in the Himalayas.

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India: Eastern Heritage

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of India

India has rightfully been referred to as the sub-continent rather than a country. Within this massive land of people and culture, several civilizations have flourished in different areas. Hence what we see in one part may of the country is often surpassed in a different way in another part of the country. Our Eastern Heritage Tour of India is a story that is unique and very different. We start from the Central Eastern city of Hyderabad in Andra Pradesh and traverse through to the exotic North East of India covering enroute, Orissa’s Bhubaneshwar, Tezpur and Guwahiti in Assam, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and Darjeeling and Kolkata in West Bangel – each having a rich story of its own to tell us.

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World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

$100 off per person when booked before July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural tour of Sri Lanka

An Indian Ocean island going back to human history – almost to the time when it all began. Rich both in culture and archaeology, in scenic splendour and the very friendly people, Sri Lanka has offered to the world a lot. UNESCO has recognized 7 World Heritage Sites in this tiny island and in our 12-day journey we cover 6 of them. Travel through an island that is an eclectic mix of its colonial history, religious traditions and South Asian influence. Sri Lanka’s unique culture, which is authentic to this island, brings together its pluralistic identity. From the coasts of Colombo to the World Heritage Sites in the Cultural Triangle, this tour takes you on a journey through time, covering ancient civilizations, Buddhist era and imperial rule. It ls carpeted with tea gardens,the entire island is teeming with bird life and exotics like elephants and leopards are not uncommon. Breathtaking landscapes, a calm yet dynamic culture.

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Kenya Tanzania Safari with Victoria Falls

$100 off per person when booked before July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural african safari of Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe & Zambia

An artistically safari designed for both individuals and families. In East Africa we start chasing the Big Five and many other species in world renowned game reserves of Masai Mara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara. The 12days wild game safari culminates with a flight down south of the African continent. Here we are treated with a unique experience witnessing the World Heritage Site of the majestic Victoria Falls. From the VFA we have options of yet another but very different game safari in Botswana and to end the African experience at amongst the most beautiful city in the world – Cape Town.

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Tanzanian Migration Safari - Phase 2

20% off for the 2nd person when booked as a party of two. Discount deadline is July 31, 2017 (*on select dates)

Cultural african safari of Tanzania

The East African countries of Tanzania and Kenya are renowned for their abundance of wild game life. More importantly, these two countries also offer the best game viewing in the world and when this is timed with the Great Migration, nothing beats it. The Great Migration takes place every year when, in search of water and food, animals move from one grazing area to another. They do so in large herds and their numbers run to over 1.5 million wildebeest, coupled with some 300,000 zebras and gazelles. This is not counting the predators who also flock to have their chance at this huge event. The move is timed with the grazing season and when the move takes place, this is a photographer’s paradise. Like all migrations, this too is an arduous task covering a distance of well over 2500 kilometers. Some 200,000 animals never make it back as they become prey to the carnivores that are also gathered there in search of food.

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