Colorful India: Textiles, Crafts and Beyond!
I can tell you that joining this India tour ensures you will embark on such a unique trip, one that will undoubtedly be a constant learning experience and an overall brilliant adventure! Focusing on India’s amazing textiles and crafts, we’ll travel to cities, towns and remote villages for hands-on workshops, cultural exchange and interaction with a wide range of talented artisans and their communities.
We’ll also enjoy delicious food, a variety of landscapes and natural wonders, religious sites, palaces and more…and we’ll visit excellent organizations, local schools, markets and family homes along the way.
There is simply no place quite like incredible India!
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Guide for: India, Istanbul, Romania, Mexico, Morocco
In 1999 I began living, traveling and working around the world. I’ve taught English in Thailand, worked as a Tour Manager on board cruise ships and I've run a popular travel blog, WanderingEarl.com, for the past 9 years. In 2012, I started Wandering Earl Tours, and I've been organizing and leading tours in over a dozen countries ever since.
When asked why I travel, my answer is always the same. People. I'm addicted to meeting new people that I would never have met if I wasn't traveling. Through these interactions I am able to gain a first-hand education like no other and that education alone is exactly what keeps me on the road for so long. As a result, organizing and leading super-fun trips has been the perfect match for me!
Physical Level: Medium
While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, a good amount of walking, being in the sun in potentially hot temperatures, long journeys, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
- Small group (max 12 participants)
All accommodation (17 nights)
- Transportation in India (vans, train, internal flight)
- All activities, workshops, lessons mentioned
- All entrance fees for sights visited
- Local guides in each destination
- Breakfast every day, 7 lunches and 13 dinners
- Gratuities at hotels/included meals
- Bottled water throughout the trip
- Airport transfers
- Visa assistance
- Flights to/from India
- Meals and activities not mentioned
- Travel insurance
- Passport/visa fees
- Other gratuities
On this trip, we stay in a combination of 3* hotels, heritage properties (boutique hotels inside of historical buildings) and traditional bungalows. Accommodation is mid-range and all rooms offer a comfortable stay with private bathroom. Prices are based on twin-share. Solo travelers of the same sex will be paired together in a room with two beds. (If you wish to have your own room, the single supplement cost is $650 USD.)
Subject to change – All itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen situations.