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5-Star India & the Maldives

Uncover the wonders of India & the Maldives
Visit India’s Golden Triangle: Jaipur, Agra & Delhi
Dates: 17 Apr - 14 Nov 2023
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Return international flights ex SYD
1 flight from India to the Maldives
12 nights 5 star hotel & resort accommodation
5 nights all inclusive in the Maldives
Overview

Overview

This package offers the best of travel in one experience: a cultural voyage through a vast, exotic and mysterious destination, and a beach break surrounded by turquoise waters in 5-star accommodation.

First stop is India. The legendary Golden Triangle is ready to be discovered in seven days: Start in wonderful Delhi, then travel to the Pink City of Jaipur, and then to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal. Discover the ancient history, cultures, languages, tastes and sights of India in 5-star accommodation.

Like a scene from a Hollywood action film, travel from Delhi to North Male, where you will jump on a speedboat to access Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa at North Male Atoll in The Maldives. Here, enjoy five days of leisure, full board, massages, water sports and more, surrounded by nothing but 5-star comfort and service.

With return international flights, 1 flight from India to the Maldives, 12 nights in 5-star hotel & resort accommodation, 22 meals – including full board in the Maldives – this is an 'adventure and relaxation' experience you won't forget.

Tour Inclusions

Highlights
• Experience the highlights of 2 vibrant countries
• Discover India’s legendary Golden Triangle: Jaipur, Agra and Delhi
• Uncover the highlights of Delhi on a full day city tour
• See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque
• Explore the vibrant Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw
• Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
• Explore Jaipur, the dazzling capital of Rajasthan
• Tick off the remarkable Taj Mahal from your bucket list
• Enjoy 6 unforgettable days at Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa in the Maldives
Flights
• Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD
• 1 x additional flight from Delhi, India to Male, Maldives
Accommodation
• 7 nights 5-star hotel accommodation in India
• 5 nights resort accommodation in the Maldives
Dining
• Enjoy 22 meals including 3 meals a day in the Maldives
• 5 nights All Inclusive: Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
Tour Essentials
• English-speaking local guides (day 2-8)
• Welcome garland on arrival in India
• Complimentary gift on departure from India
• Sightseeing and monument entry fees as per itinerary
• Airline taxes and surcharges
Maldives
• Free daily mini bar soft drinks & snacks refill
• Alcoholic beverage selection refilled upon request/consumption
• 50% discount on Aromatherapy Body Massage
• 1 x 45 minutes massage for 2 persons
• Complimentary use of snorkeling gear throughout the stay
• Complimentary use of canoe
• 1 x snorkeling Introduction at Dive Centre
• 1 x Scuba Dive Trial in Pool
• 1 x Education lesson of Coral Reef & Marine Life at Dive Centre
Transport
• Transportation by A/C private vehicles
Transfers
• Return airport transfers with meet and assist in India
• Return airport speedboat transfers in the Maldives
Day 1 Australia - Delhi, India

Today depart from Sydney with Sri Lankan Airlines, (subject to availability). Upon arrival, meet the tour representative and receive a welcome garland at the airport. Then, travel to the first hotel. While check-in is organised, a representative will also hand over the “Welcome Folder” documents and brief you on the tour programme.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini or similar, Delhi
Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Delhi City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated); Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan); and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Chandni Chowk is the main street of Old Delhi in the colourful shopping bazaar, enjoy a rickshaw ride through the colourful market!

Next up is Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. India Gate is a 42m high stone of triumph and is a war memorial. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the palace-like building home to the President of India. Afterwards visit the beautiful Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple. Adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini or similar, Delhi
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 Delhi - Jaipur ‘The Pink City’ (approx. 265km day)

After breakfast, travel to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur check-in to your hotel for the evening, where dinner will be provided. The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings - a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, form what is known as the Golden Triangle of India’s tourist circuit. Jaipur is a city where royalty still live in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars, where you can shop for distinct Rajasthani textiles and colourful trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look.

Overnight: ITC Rajputana, Hilton, Oberoi Trident or similar, Jaipur
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 4 Jaipur City Tour & Amber Fort

Today enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11km from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort itself is a beautiful sight to behold, but its clear reflection on the lake is so beautiful, it seems like an illusion.

This afternoon take part in a city tour visiting the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen. Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration and also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Overnight: ITC Rajputana, Hilton, Oberoi Trident or similar, Jaipur
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Jaipur - Chand Baori Step Well - Agra (approx. 245km day)

After breakfast, depart for Agra. On the way, visit Chand Baori step well, located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple.

Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. So awe-inspiring is the monument that Agra has been immortalised as the 'City of the Taj'. As visitors walk down the narrow bustling streets, they cannot help but wonder, if the man contentedly smoking a hookah, is a direct descendent of some bygone Mughal.

After you have settled into the hotel, enjoy a tour to Gurudwara Guru Ka Tal (Sikh temple) in Agra. Here you will have the chance to join in a live community cook inside the temple complex, done for their pilgrims.

Overnight: ITC Mughal, Marriott, Oberoi Trident or similar, Agra
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

After breakfast enjoy a city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Besides the Taj, the Agra Fort (also known as the Red Fort) is a fascinating site.

Overnight: ITC Mughal, Marriott, Oberoi Trident or similar, Agra
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Agra - Delhi (approx. 205km day)

This morning, early risers have the possibility to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise, a truly unforgettable experience (optional activity not included, available for purchase on tour).

After breakfast depart by surface back to Delhi, On arrival check-in at your hotel.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini or similar, Delhi
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 Delhi, India - Maldives

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Maldives. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Upon arrival in Male, you will be met at the airport by a representative and transferred to the hotel by speed boat, where you will relax and unwind for the next five nights.

Overnight: Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 9 Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa

Enjoy the next four days at leisure in this incredible resort - perhaps try out one of the many activities (not included) or simply relax and soak up the tropical ambiance.

Overnight:Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 Free Day

Overnight: Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 Free Day

Overnight: Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 Free Day

Overnight: Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 Male, Maldives - Australia (via Colombo)

After breakfast, transfer to Male Airport for the return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 14 Arrive in Australia

Important Info

Booking information

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
  
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.
 
It is strongly advised that you purchase travel insurance with Covid-19 protection after purchase. If you are unable to travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19, the standard cancellation policy will apply.
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 14th November 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $3800 applies. 
 
Departure Dates
2023
April: 17
July: 3, 10, 31^
August: 8^, 14^, 22
September: 4, 12, 25, 27
October: 9*, 23*
November: 6, 14
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: 
• dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $200 per person
• dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $400 per person
• dates/months with a “ incur a high season surcharge of $900 per person
 
Departure Cities
Sydney
 
Flights


Full-Service Airline(s) Used


Sri Lankan Airlines (subject to availability).

Please note: One-way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Delhi, India
$300 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
• Before 1st January 2023
• Between 1st and 5th April 2023
• Between 23rd and 29th June 2023
• Between 17th and 23rd July 2023
• Between 15th and 21st September 2023
• Between 9th and 15th October 2023
 
Stay behind in Male, Maldives
$300 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
• Before 1st January 2023
• Between 1st and 5th April 2023
• Between 23rd and 29th June 2023
• Between 17th and 23rd July 2023
• Between 15th and 21st September 2023
• Between 9th and 15th October 2023
 
Stopover Packages
Not available
 
Flight Class Upgrades
• Premium Economy: not available
• Business Class (flights from/to Australia only): $3600 per person
Please note: 
• All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
Accommodation

Accommodation Used
5 Star (self-rated)
India:
Delhi, India: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini, an IHG hotel or similar
Jaipur, India: ITC Rajputana/Hilton/Oberoi Trident or similar
Agra, India: ITC Mughal/Marriott/Oberoi Trident or similar  
 
Maldives:
Male, Maldives: Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
 
Extra Nights
Not available. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
Unfortunately, children are not allowed on tour (valid for travellers aged 18 and above)
 
Triple Share
Not available
 
Bedding Configuration
King or twin share (subject to availability).
Please note: Superior Beach Villa does not have a twin bed option.
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please inquire upon booking if you require this option.
 
Maldives Property Information
RESORT: Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa
Set on heart-shaped Hembadhu Island, Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa is a contemporary tropical paradise tucked over a 1000-year old precious coral atoll in sunny Maldives.
 
LOCATION: North Male Atoll
Just a 45 minute ride by a speed boat from Velana International Airport, 62-luxurious thatched-roof villas are designed atop the house reef to offer environmentally-responsible, all-inclusive vacations.
 
ROOM TYPE: Superior Beach Villa
These 12 elegantly styled, Superior Beach Villas are 58m2 of pure luxury. Designed in muted and soothing pastel shades with a large comfortable sea-facing bed, the airy Superior Beach Villas at Taj Coral Reef work their magic on you with brilliant views, outdoor showers and a uniquely designed open space. With stylish thatched roofs, these stunning rooms offer total privacy for your tropical getaway. At these beach villas, you can enjoy all the best comforts. Wrap yourself in 100% cotton robes, enjoy delightful bites with 24-hour in-villa dining or simply enjoy a movie on the 32" LED TV with home theatre system. 
Room size : 58m2
In-Room Facilities:
• Bath amenities are Forest Essentials made from natural ingredients
• Housekeeping service twice daily – morning cleaning and evening turndown
• 100% cotton robes
• Use of pool and fitness centre
• Well ventilated, four-fixture toilet with grab bars
• Glass-enclosed shower stall
• Uniquely designed outdoor shower, illuminated by natural light
• Fluffy cotton towels
• Swivel shaving mirror and hairdryer
• 32" LCD TV with home theatre system, iPod dock and DVD player
• Standard WI-FI package included
• Premium WI-FI package available for purchase at the reception desk
• 24-hour in-villa dining
• Personal tea/coffee makers and bottled water
• Large, comfortable king size bed facing the sea
• IDD cordless telephone
• Treat Yourself mini bar with a selection of organic food and beverages
• Outside deck, day bed and dining area
 
ROOM TYPE: Deluxe Beach Villa
The Deluxe Beach Villas offer you 66m2 of exotic sophistication with thatched roofs, an outer deck and space for dinner. Large glass bay windows show off amazing beach views. Sink into the large comfortable king-sized bed and wake up to the stunning view of the sea. With stylish furniture, soft bathrobes and slippers, get ready to be spoiled. With only the best of in-room dining and amenities, a stylish and comfortable holiday is guaranteed. 
Room size : 66m2
In-Room Facilities:
• Bath amenities are Forest Essentials made from natural ingredients
• Housekeeping service twice daily – morning cleaning and evening turndown
• Use of pool and fitness centre
• Well ventilated, four-fixture toilet with grab bars
• Fluffy cotton towels
• 32" LCD TV with home theatre system, iPod dock and DVD player
• Standard WI-FI package included
• Premium WI-FI package available for purchase at the reception desk
• 24-hour in-villa dining
• Large, comfortable king size bed facing the sea
• IDD cordless telephone
• Treat Yourself mini bar with a selection of organic food and beverages
• Outside deck, day bed and dining area
• 100% cotton robes and slippers, with anti-bacterial lining
• Swivel shaving mirror, hairdryer
• Personal tea/coffee makers, bottled water
• Glass enclosed shower stall
• Uniquely-designed outdoor shower, illuminated by natural light
 
ROOM TYPE: Premium Water Villa
The 32 Premium Water Villas at Taj Coral Reef, Maldives will indulge all your senses. With 85m2 destined to be your personal paradise, a thatched roof and an outer deck overlooking the water with sun loungers, this is an ideal space for dinner. Complete bliss! The indoor-outdoor experience wouldn't be complete without an open-air shower and a wide wooden ladder going straight into the lagoon. Indoors, you are pampered with a large relaxing sea-facing bed, wardrobe and direct access to the outdoor deck from the bedroom and bathroom. Other fittings include a plush daybed, stylish furniture and the Treat Yourself minibar, which includes organic foods and beverages. Let your tropical transformation begin.
Room size: 85m2
In-Room Facilities:
• Bath amenities are Forest Essentials made from natural ingredients
• Housekeeping service twice daily – morning cleaning and evening turndown
• Use of pool and fitness centre
• Well ventilated, four-fixture toilet with grab bars
• Fluffy cotton towels
• Standard WI-FI package included
• Premium WI-FI package available for purchase at the reception desk
• 24-hour in-villa dining
• Large, comfortable king size bed facing the sea
• IDD cordless telephone
• 100% cotton robes and slippers, with anti-bacterial lining
• Swivel shaving mirror, hairdryer
• Personal tea/coffee makers, bottled water
• Glass enclosed shower stall
• Uniquely designed outdoor shower illuminated by natural light
• Deck rain shower and wide wooden ladder going into the lagoon
• 32" LCD TV with home theatre system, iPod dock and DVD player
• Treat Yourself mini bar with a selection of organic food and beverage
• Outside deck over the water with daybed and dining area
 
RESORT FACILITIES
• Water Sports
• Dive Centre (PADI Course & Certification)
• Excursions
• Renewal of Vows – Never Ending I Do’s
• Infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi
• Laundry and dry cleaning
• 24-hour IDD / Fax / Internet and email
• Foreign currency exchange
• Lifestyle boutique
• Lounge with board games, DVDs, and books in various languages
• In-house photographers
• Babysitting services (non-professional)
• 24-hr Front Desk
• Multilingual staff
• Porter
• Snorkeling Equipment
• Pool table
• Jiva Spa
• 24-hour in-villa dining
• Speed boat service
• Kids activities
• Changing area (shower and steam)
• Gymnasium/Fitness Centre
 
General tour information

Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
India
Day 7: Early Morning at Taj Mahal Experience – approx. 1350 rupees (available for purchase on tour)
Please note:
• Prices are based per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for India is a strict requirement, however a 30 day tourist visa will be granted upon arrival in the Maldives if travelling on an Australian passport)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
• Recommended gratuities/tipping:
India: 300 rupees per person per day
Maldives: optional and at the customer’s discretion
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
Other important information

Maldives Drinks & Meal Package (All-Inclusive):
• All Inclusive; Daily Breakfast, lunch, dinner, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages 
• Return speed boat transfer
• Free daily refill mini bar soft drinks & snacks. Alcoholic beverage selection refilled upon request/consumption
• 50% Discount on Aromatherapy Body Massage
• 1 x 45 Minutes massage for 2 persons
• Complimentary use of snorkeling gear throughout the stay
• Complimentary use of canoe
• 1 x snorkeling Introduction at Dive Centre
• 1 x Scuba Dive Trial in Pool
• 1 x Education lesson of Coral Reef & Marine Life at Dive Centre
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however, they are not required to have specific knowledge of art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
India:
May is the hottest month with an average temperature of 33°C and the coldest is January at 15°C with the most daily sunshine hours in November. The wettest month is August with an average of 227mm of rain.
 
Maldives:
March is the hottest month in Maldives with an average temperature of 29°C and the coldest is January at 27°C with the most daily sunshine hours in February. The best month to swim in the sea is in April when the average sea temperature is 30°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
22 meals in total are included in the package. For all other meals, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements.
Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver in India is 300 rupees per person per day. In the Maldives, tipping is optional and at the customer's discretion.
 
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however, please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.

Visas

India 
A tourist visa for India is a strict requirement if traveling on an Australian or New Zealand passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure. Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours. 
 
Maldives:
A 30 day Tourist Visa will be granted upon arrival if traveling on an Australian or New Zealand passport.
 
Important: 
Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian or New Zealand citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, that some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.
Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.

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