This program takes you from the hustle and bustle of Delhi to the famous Taj Mahal in Agra and the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. Here is a sample itinerary of what you might expect to see and do during these 2 weeks.
Entrance fees are additional and cost approximately $80-$100.
Day 1: Sunday Arrival into Delhi
An airport pickup is provided by our local team in Delhi between 6am and 10.30 pm.
Day 2: Monday Orientation
An informative orientation session takes place in the morning, aimed at helping you settle into the new environment and prepare for the adventure ahead. The remainder of the day is free to partake in any of the optional activities on offer. Breakfast and dinner are provided.
Day 3: Tuesday City tour of Delhi
A guided tour of this amazing city including the UNESCO world heritage listed Qutab Minar monument and Humayun's tomb as well as the Lotus Temple and India Gate. Wow! Breakfast and dinner are provided.
Day 4-6: Wednesday to Friday Volunteer work in Delhi
Volunteers have the option to participate on either the Street Children or the Childcare and Development program (view the individual program descriptions for detailed information). The aim of both programs is to interact with the children; providing informal education through sport, games and activities. The programs take place at a variety of contact points, shelters and childcare centres in the city. Breakfast and dinner are provided.
Day 7: Saturday Free time
A chance to relax and explore at your leisure. The local team will be happy to help with advice and support. Breakfast and dinner are provided.
Day 8: Sunday Delhi to Agra and the Taj Mahal
Arrangements are made for your transfer to Agra by air-conditioned train. After settling into your accommodation a trip to the famous Taj Mahal is planned. Breakfast is provided whilst lunch and dinner can be eaten in the hotel or a local restaurant in Agra.
Day 9: Monday Transfer to the Elephant Camp
After settling in to the Volunteer House you'll be taken to the Elephant Camp and introduced to the staff who will provide a detailed orientation session. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided.
Day 10 & 11: Tuesday and WednesdayVolunteering at the Elephant Camp
Volunteers assist with all aspects of elephant care, including the preparation of the enormous amounts of food required daily, maintaining the grounds, walking the elephants and assisting with visitors to the camp. Strictly no riding or other exploitative activities are allowed and visitors come to learn about and contribute to the ongoing care and preservation of these majestic creatures. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided.
Day 12: Thursday Transfer from Agra to Jaipur
After enjoying lunch in Agra city you'll make your way to Jaipur via air-conditioned train. All arrangements are made by our local team so you can simply relax and enjoy the journey. In Jaipur you will be taken to the hotel to settle in. Breakfast is provided. Lunch and dinner are at your own cost.
Day 13: Friday Jaipur city tour
A guided tour of the 'Pink City' of Jaipur including the City Palace, and monkey temple A great way to get a feel for the old days of "The Raj". Breakfast is provided.
Day 14: Saturday Visit to Amber Fort and transfer to Delhi
Today is spent taking in the wonder of this incredible UNESCO world heritage site. In the morning you'll visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and the Amber Fort and enjoying a and photo opportunity at Tal Mahal (Palace in the Lake) before returning to your hotel for lunch and check-out before transferring by air-conditioned train to Delhi. Settle in to your accommodation in Delhi and relax after a busy day!
Day 15: Sunday Depart
Volunteers can opt to depart for home or onward travel or continue to volunteer on any of our programs in Delhi.