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Particular Conditions Condições Gerais
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Condições Gerais

The present program/online catalog is the informative document in which the current general conditions are included. They constitute, in the absence of a separate document, the travel contract.
The information is binding for the agency, except for some of the present conditions: 
  • If the changes in the following conditions have been clearly communicated in writing to the client before the conclusion of the contract and they are properly provided for in the program;

  • Any changes subsequent to the conclusion of the contract are subject to prior agreement of both the agency and the client, except as provided in the "impossibility of comply" clause.

These general conditions comply with the provisions of Decree-Law 61/2011 of May 6th, as amended by Decree-Law 199/2012 of August 24th.

The general conditions, which refer to an organized trip described in this program, along with the specific conditions provided to the client in the travel documentation at the time of booking, constitute the travel contract that binds the agency and the client.


The technical organization and sale of the activities included on this website are the responsibility of Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, with home office at Rua Manuel Assunção Mestre, nº22,  7780-199 Castro Verde, registered in the Commercial Registry Office of Lisbon with Taxpayer Identification Number 504163590. It has a share capital of €99,759.60 (ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-nine euros and sixty cents). Papa-Léguas is also registered with the National Registry of Travel Agents and Tourism Operators (RNAVT) nº2275 and the National Registry of Tourist Animation Agents (RNAT) nº67/2014.


At the time of registration the client must deposit 30% of the service price, paying the remaining 70% up to 21 days before the service begins. If the registration takes place 21 days or less before the service begins, the total price of the service must be paid at the time of registration. Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. reserves the right to cancel any booking that has not been paid for under the conditions mentioned above. Reservations are subject to the obtaining of a confirmation from suppliers for all services.

The prices of tours are presented per person and based on the occupation in a room shared by two people. The organizing agency will group clients who sign up individually for the same tour in pairs, by gender, and in chronological order of registration. Clients who are singled out must pay the respective individual supplement, when required by the service provider.


According to Law No. 144/2015 of September 8th, we inform that the customer may resort to the following Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution Entities:

           i) Customer Authority of Travel and Tourism Agencies at;

          ii) Arbitration Commission of Tourism in Portugal at;

         iii) Or any of the entities indicated in the list provided by the Directorate-General for Consumer Affairs at, which we recommend consulting. 


Complaints will only be considered if submitted in writing to the agency within a maximum period of 30 days after the completion of the services.

In the event of a complaint regarding non-compliance with contracted services, the customer may activate the Travel and Tourism Guarantee Fund provided for in DL 61/2011 of May 6, in its current wording, by submitting the respective complaint:

i) To the Customer Authority, as Papa-Léguas, Travel and Tourism Agency Ltd., is a member of the Customer Ombudsman for Travel and Tourism Agencies at To benefit from this service, you must submit your written complaint within 20 business days after the end of the trip. Agencies are bound to comply promptly with any decisions issued by this entity.

ii) To Tourism of Portugal I.P. at within 30 days after: (i) the end of the trip; (ii) the cancellation of the trip attributable to the agency; (iii) the date of knowledge of the impossibility of its realization due to the agency; (iv) the closure of the establishment.

iii) To any of the entities listed on the website of the General Directorate for Consumer Affairs at


1) The agency is responsible for the luggage in the legal terms;

2) The Client has the obligation to complain to the service provider at the moment of subtraction, deterioration or destruction of luggage.

3) In international transport, if the luggage is damaged, the complaint must be made in writing to the carrier immediately after the damage is verified, and no later than 7 days after delivery. If the luggage is merely late in delivery, the claim must be made within 21 days from the date of delivery.

4) The presentation of such a claim will be an essential basis for Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. to hold responsible the entity providing the service.


The responsibility of the agency will be limited to the maximum amount that can be demanded from the service providers, in accordance with the Montreal Convention of May 28, 1999, on International Air Transport, and the Bern Convention of 1961, on Rail Transport.

Regarding maritime transport, the liability of travel agencies, concerning their clients, for the provision of transport services or accommodation, when applicable, by maritime transport companies, in the event of damages resulting from their willful misconduct or negligence, will be limited to the following amounts:

a) € 441,436, in case of death or physical injury;

b) € 7,881, in case of total or partial loss of baggage or its damage;

c) € 31,424, in case of loss of a motor vehicle, including the baggage contained therein;

d) € 10,375, in case of loss of baggage, whether accompanied or not, contained in a motor vehicle;

e) € 1,097, for damages to baggage resulting from the damage to the motor vehicle.

Where applicable, the liability of travel agencies and tourism for the deterioration, destruction, and theft of baggage or other items in tourist accommodation establishments, while the client is staying there, is limited as follows:

a) € 1,397, in total;

b) € 449 per item;

c) The value declared by the client regarding the items deposited under the custody of the tourist accommodation establishment.

The agency's liability for non-bodily damages may be contractually limited to an amount corresponding to five times the price of the service sold.


For each reservation the following will be charged:

Reservation Expenses:

  • Portugal: 15€ (fifteen euros);
  • Remaining Countries: 30€ (thirty euros).

Alteration Expenses:

For each alteration (names, dates, type of apartment or room, travel, etc) : 50€ (fifty euros). Please note that the acceptance of such changes depends on the acceptance by the respective suppliers.


The client must have their personal or family documentation in good order (identity card, military documentation, authorization for minors, visas, vaccination certificates, and any other documents that may be required). The agency disclaims any responsibility for visa refusal or the client's denial of entry into a foreign country. The client is solely responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such a situation.

Travel in European Union: 

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport; ID card, Citizen Card).
  • To receive medical assistance, they must carry the corresponding European Health Insurance Card.
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel with the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

Travel outside the European Union:

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport) as well as a visa, if necessary (get this information from the agency at the time of booking);
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel from the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

If the travel suppliers involved allow it, whenever a customer who is registered for a particular trip wishes to change their registration to another trip or the same trip with a different departure date, or any other changes, they must pay a fee as alteration expenses. However, if the change takes place 21 days or less before the departure date of the trip for which the customer is registered, or if the service providers do not accept the change, the customer will be subject to the expenses and charges specified under the “cancellation (termination)” section.

Once the trip has started, if a request is made to change the contracted services for reasons not related to the agency (e.g., extending the number of nights of stay, changing the flight), the prices of the touristic services may not correspond to those published on the website that prompted the contract.


The customer may transfer their registration by being replaced by another person who meets all the required conditions for the trip, provided that they inform the selling agency at least seven days in advance and such transfer is possible under the applicable air transport regulations. In the case of cruises and air travel, the prescribed period will be fifteen days in advance.

The transfer of the registration makes both the transferor and the transferee jointly responsible for the payment of the trip price and any additional charges incurred.



Whenever there are external reasons that justify it, the organizing agency may change the order of the itineraries, modify the departure times, or substitute any of the planned hotels with others of similar category and location. The agency must inform the client of such changes as soon as they become aware of them.


When the tour is dependent on a minimum number of participants the Agency reserves the right to cancel the organized tour if the number of participants reached is less than the minimum. In such cases, the Client will be informed in writing of the cancellation within 15 (fifteen) days.


The prices in the program are based on the costs of services and exchange rates in effect on the date of printing of the program, and are therefore subject to change resulting from variations in the cost of transportation or fuel, duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rate fluctuations up to 20 days prior to the date of departure.


Once the tour has begun, no refund is due for services not used by the client due to unforeseeable circumstances or for reasons attributable to the client, except for refunds by the respective suppliers. Failure to provide services foreseen in the travel program for reasons attributable to the organizing agency and if it is not possible to replace them with equivalent ones, entitles the client receive a refund for the price difference between the originally anticipated services and the services actually provided.




If, prior to the start of the journey and due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency, it becomes unable to fulfill any essential service included in the travel program, the client has the right to cancel the trip and immediately receive a refund of all amounts paid, or alternatively, accept a modification and possible price variation.

If the aforementioned circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency result in the cancellation of the trip, the client may choose to participate in another organized trip of equivalent price. If the proposed replacement organized trip is of a lower price, the client will be refunded the price difference accordingly.


The client or their companions are free to cancel the trip at any time.

i) Such cancellation implies that the client is responsible for the payment of all charges arising from the beginning of the fulfillment of the contract and their withdrawal, as well as a percentage that can go up to 15% of the price of the trip.

ii) If applicable, the client will be refunded the difference between the amount paid and the aforementioned amounts.

iii) The cancellation of travel services/organized trips whose reservation has been made using the voucher issued under Decree-Law No. 17/2020 of April 23rd is subject to a cancellation fee equal to the price of the service, in order to prevent simulated or fraudulent reservations made solely with the intention of anticipating the receipt of the voucher-entitled values.


If for reasons not attributable to the client, the agency has to cancel the organized tour before the departure date, the client can choose to:

i) Being immediately refunded all amounts paid;

ii) Optionally, choose to participate in another organized tour and be refunded for any difference in price.


The liability of the travel agency organizing the trips included in this program and arising from the assumed obligations is covered by a civil liability insurance policy with Fidelidade Insurance Company, under policy number 9257343, for an amount of 75,000€ (Seventy-five thousand euros), in accordance with the applicable legislation.

18. VAT

The prices mentioned in this program already include the Value Added Tax at the current rate of 23%


This program is valid from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022

  • The remaining special conditions will be included on the page of each destination and trip - in the particular conditions - and they are part of the travel contract.
  • These general conditions may be supplemented by any other specific conditions agreed upon by the agency and the client.
  • The program prices are based on the average exchange rate of the dollar, so any significant deviation from this currency may result in a revision of the travel prices, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • Due to constant fluctuations in fuel prices, there may be changes to the fuel surcharge included in the price, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • The hotel categories presented in this brochure comply with the quality standards of the host country. However, they may be replaced by similar ones if, due to reasons beyond the agency's control, it is not possible to maintain or confirm the existing reservation. The agency will promptly inform the client once they become aware of such situations.

Arrival or departure times:

Departure and arrival times are stated in the local time of the respective country of destination and according to respective airline schedules at the time of printing this program, and may therefore be subject to change.

Hotels / Apartments:

Apartments - In case the accommodation is contracted in apartments, the client is responsible for informing the number of people that will occupy the apartment. If there are more people than booked, the apartments may refuse admittance.

Hotels - The prices shown are per person and are based on double occupancy. Not all hotels have triple rooms and usually an extra bed is placed in the room, which may not be of equal quality. In rooms equipped with two beds or a double bed, the triple may consist only of those beds.

The list of hotels and apartments in the program is indicative, as is their category, which is based on local criteria and classifications that are sometimes different from those used in Portugal.


Unless otherwise indicated, the prices shown for the Half Board and Full Board supplements do not include drinks.

On arrivals at the hotel after 7PM the first meal service will be breakfast the next day, on the last day and except for the possibility of late check-out, the last service of the hotel will be breakfast.

Check-in and check-out times:

The check-in and check-out times on the first and last day, will be defined according to the first and last service. As a rule, without binding character, the rooms can be used from 2PM on the day of arrival and should be left free by noon (12PM) on the day of departure.

In the apartments, the entry takes place generally at 5PM on the day of arrival and must be left free by 10AM on the day of departure.

Special conditions for children:

Given the conditions applied for children (destination and provider) it is recommended to always question the special conditions that may apply to the tour in question.


The agency offers the sale of insurance that can be purchased depending on the tour to guarantee assistance situations and cancellation expenses.

The maximum age limit, for the insurance, is 75 years-old.


See our full Data Protection and Privacy Policy here.

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Condições Particulares

The necessary documentation may vary, depending on your nationality, the country of origin and the places you will travel to. For further information, consult the relevant embassy websites or contact Papa-Léguas.
A visa is required for India: see and read the information carefully (
The visa payment is online and the visa confirmation is sent to you by e-mail.

Travelers who do not purchase flights from Papa-Léguas may not be assured of arrival and departure transfers if their flights are not exactly the same as the flights booked for the group.
If the traveller chooses to book the transfers Papa-Léguas for the flights they have bought on their own, there is an additional fee, which varies according to the destination country and the program.
Other information
In case travelers arrive on day 1, we will have to charge the extra night in Delhi.
If flights depart from Delhi after midday (deadline for check-out from the hotel) and if travelers wish to leave their luggage at the hotel, we will have to charge the amount indicated by the hotel.
Extensions Goa and Kerala: Due to restrictions on internal flight schedules, it may be necessary to add a hotel night in Delhi.
Extension Costs:
The value of the extensions program is per person, for a minimum of 2 people.
In case you are traveling alone supplements will be applied.
– From 5th to 18th August, Red Fort and Taj Ghat in Delhi are closed due to security issues related to Independence Day;
– During the most pronounced monsoon season (July and August) the boat trip in Varanasi is subject to confirmation due to the possibility of adverse weather conditions that can alter the water level of the river;
– Travelers over 75 years old, under consultation for evaluation of the situation.
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Details of viagem
  • Conforto
  • Dificuldade
  • Duração 11 dias
  • Idade 14 - 75
  • Tipo de viagem Discovery
  • Destinos India
  • Alojamento Hotel, Train

This trip to the North of India combines a series of ingredients such as the Taj Mahal, the “pink” Jaipur, the beautiful Abhaneri cistern, the mystical Ganges river, Fatehpur Sikri, the friendliness of the people, turbans and saris, very good food and rickshaws, lots of rickshaws.

Add to this recipe, lots of color and joy. Season it with spices, exoticism and comfort and you will have a delicious dish in the form of a trip.
For dessert you can choose an extension to Goa or Kerala.

Bon appetite and have a nice trip!

Why this viagem is a must?
  • City tour in Delhi, with rickshaw ride;
  • Citadels of Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri;
  • Taj Mahal;
  • Boat ride in Varanasi.


  • English-speaking local guides;
  • 7 hotel nights in double room and 1 night in train;
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts;
  • Includes the visits mentioned in the program in Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi;
  • Connections by private air-conditioned vehicle;
  • Transfer from and to the airport (see specific conditions);
  • First class train ticket from Agra - Varanasi (depending on availability);
  • Boat ride on the Ganges River in Varanasi;
  • Travel insurance and assistance.

Extensão: Kerala

  • Land transfers;
  • 3 Hotel nights in double room and 1 night in double cabin;
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner;
  • Visits as described in the itinerary;
  • Travel insurance and assistance.

Extensão: Goa

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport;
  • 3 nights in hotel, double room;
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts;
  • Travel insurance and assistance.


  • International flights and domestic flight Varanasi - Delhi;
  • Visa for India entrance;
  • All optional visits and activities;
  • All personal expenses;
  • Any type of gratuity;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Extensão: Kerala

  • Domestic flight to Cochin;
  • All optional visits and activities;
  • All personal expenses;
  • Any type of gratuity;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Extensão: Goa

  • Domestic flight Delhi-Goa-Delhi;
  • All optional visits and activities;
  • All personal expenses;
  • Any type of gratuity;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Dia 1 Flight city of origin - Delhi

Flight from the origin city to Delhi with layovers. Overnight in flight.
Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 2 Arrival in Delhi

Arrival in Delhi, assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Check-in from 2PM (earlier check-in is subject to availability).

Free time in Delhi.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 3 Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel and at the appointed time, meet the driver/guide at the hotel to start the city tour in Delhi.

Today we are going on a tour of the old part of Delhi, that includes a visit to the Red Fortress* (closed on Monday); Jama Masjid; Raj Ghat* and Qutub Minar. We also have in our plans a rickshaw ride in the old part of city, a visit to Humayun's Tomb and the India Gate.

Note: *The Red Fortress and the Raj Ghat, are closed from August 5 to August 18, due to security issues related to the Independence Day;

Ending the city tour, visit to Bangla Sahib Sikh temple.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 4 Delhi - Jaipur

After breakfast at the hotel, we will check out and drive by private vehicle to Jaipur (155 miles/ about 5 hours).

The city of Jaipur has played a key role in the history of Rajasthan since the early XVIII century, the capital of the state of Rajasthan was built and protected by Maharaja Jai Singh, who embellished it with pink colored terracotta palaces and monuments, such as the impressive Hawa Majal or Palace of Winds.
The city became known by the suggestive name "the pink city" which provides a magical aura in the evening.

Arrival in Jaipur, check-in at the hotel and free time to explore the city, we suggest visiting the market on traveler's own.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 5 Guided walk in Jaipur

After breakfast, we will visit the city of Jaipur, the vibrant capital of the state of Rajasthan and popularly known as the "pink city" due to the color of the buildings in its old part that at sunset provide a perfectly surreal atmosphere.

The name of the city comes from its founder, Maharaja Jai Singh, who in the mid 1700s began constructing its main buildings in pink terracotta.

This city is certainly a place of contrasts and a "feast" for our senses.

We will visit the city market and the Red Fortress, which was built in the XVI century by Raja Man Sing of the Kachwaha Dynasty and the Red fortress and its palaces, gardens, courtyards and balconies.

Lunch (at the traveller’s expense) and in the afternoon we will take a 3-4 hour guided walk through the most interesting sites of Jaipur:
During the activity, the guide will talk about the culture, traditions and History of India; you will have the opportunity to get to know the real Jaipur, as this activity is geared to get to know places that are off the usual tourist routes.

After the activity, return to the hotel.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 6 Jaipur

Breakfast at the hotel and half-day city tour of Jaipur, that includes visites to City Palace; to Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal or palace of the winds (outside only);

After the city tour, free time to explore the old city and have lunch (at the traveller’s expense).

Meet with the guide and return to the hotel by private vehicle.

In the afternoon, visit the Birla temple to attend a celebration.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 7 Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

After breakfast at the hotel, we will check out and drive by private car to Agra (158 miles/5 hours). During the route we will visit the city of Abhaneri, whose main attraction are the spectacular "water catchment wells or cisterns", we will also visit the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by Akbar in honor of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti. Akbar's court occupied this city but abandoned it due to lack of water resources.

After the visit to Fatehpur Sikri, continuation by car to Agra. Agra is one of the highlights of this trip as it is home to the Taj Mahal, and is also the capital of the ancient Mughal Empire.

Arrival and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the afternoon is free.

Optional visit if time permits: The Mother Teresa orphanage in Agra contains about 48 children from poor families and about 150 elderly people.

This orphanage, run by the Collete Foundation does not accept cash donations but very gladly receives medicines, among other products.
Contact Papa-Léguas for more information.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 8 Agra (Taj Mahal) - Night train in Varanasi

Early morning visit to the world famous Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays), this impressive monument was commissioned by Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife named Mumtaj, in essence it is a monument to love.

We continue our tour of Agra towards the fortress built by order of the Emperor Akbar to commemorate his victory in a battle. We will take a short carriage ride from the parking lot to the entrance of the monument.
Return to the hotel for a late breakfast. (Check-out 12PM).

Continuing our tour of Agra, we will be visiting notable landmarks such as The Red Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Sikandra, and the Akbar Marble Factory.

Transfer to the Tundla train station for the overnight connection to Varanasi.

Night in cabin (1st class, subject to reservation availability).

Alojamento: TrainRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 9 Varanasi (city tour) - Sarnath - Varanasi (Ganges River boat ride)

Varanasi, the city of the goddess Shiva and the river Ganges is one of India's most sacred sites.
Sacred rituals echo through its streets and alleys, lost in color in the famous Ghats by the river.
In former times, it was known as Kashi and Benares, but has adopted its true name: Varuna and Assi (city between rivers), that is, Varanasi.

Arrival at Varanasi station, assistance and transfer to the hotel, breakfast and check-in (usually after 12PM, time subject to confirmation).

We have scheduled a half-day city tour that encompasses visits to various significant landmarks, such as the "Mother India" Temple, Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Birla Temple, and Benares Hindu University.y.

Afterward, we will depart to explore Sarnath, situated just 8 miles away from Varanasi. Sarnath holds immense significance as the site where Gautama Buddha delivered his inaugural sermon, outlining the fundamental principles of Buddhism. During our visit to Sarnath, we will have the opportunity to explore several noteworthy attractions, including the Asoka Pillar, the ruins of Mulagandha Kuti, the Dhamekh Stupa, and the captivating murals depicting paintings in Deer Park.

In the late afternoon we will visit the old part of Varanasi and do the "Aarti Tour", a late afternoon tour of the old city and the Ghats, boat ride on the Ganges River to watch the Aarti Puja at sunset.

Return by rickshaw to the cab station and return to the hotel by taxi.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 10 Varanasi (Ganges River boat ride at sunrise). Flight Delhi - city of origin

Early in the morning, we will go from the hotel to the Ghats, situated on the banks of the Ganges to take a boat ride near the temples where thousands of pilgrims perform their rituals in worship of the gods of the Hindu pantheon. This tour through the ghats of Varanasi will certainly be impressive and unforgettable.

Finally, we will disembark at one of the ghats and take a short walk among the pilgrims, passing by the golden temple, which we will only be able to see from the outside.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and at the appointed time, transfer to the airport to fly to Delhi to connect to the international flight for the return to the city of origin.

Note: Transportation between the airport of the domestic and international flight is included, if they are in different airports.

Alojamento: XRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 11 Arrival in the city of origin

Arrival in Origin city and end of Papa-Léguas services.
Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Extensão: Kerala
Extensão: Goa

Is this trip for me?

This trip is for people who like to travel in some comfort and want to see the "highlights'' of Rajasthan and part of the Utar Pradesh state (Agra and Varanasi). We will cover an itinerary that sometimes has days with several kilometers, which in India will take us some hours, however, it is quite balanced because it allows you to rest in comfortable hotels. If you want to know "the best of Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal and Varanasi'' and even add an extension to Goa, Ladakh or Kerala to your itinerary, this trip is for you.

Who will guide this trip?

This trip will have several English speaking local guides and an English speaking Indian driver guide who will be with you along the way.

What kind of accommodation do I stay in during this trip?

You stay in 4-star and 3-star superior hotels, in a double room with a private bathroom.

What kind of transportation do we use on this trip?

We will use a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle, the model of which will depend on the number of participants. We will also use the first class train for the night connection from Agra to Varanasi.

Are arrival and departure transfers included?

Yes. They are included if they are within the itinerary dates. If you decide to go earlier or extend your trip, consult us.

Does Papa-Léguas handle the flights?

Papa-Léguas sends you a flight proposal. Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification. After you receive the flight simulation, you can choose to buy from Papa-Léguas or another agency, or online.

Where do I meet the group?

You will meet the group in Delhi, at the airport or at the accommodation. After your registration you will receive more detailed information about the meeting times.

If I sign up alone, do I have to pay an individual supplement?

Not necessarily. If you do not wish to stay alone in the accommodations, you can share them with another participant. Papa-Léguas may group travelers who sign up individually for the same trip in pairs, by sex and chronological order of registration, and if the number of participants is odd, the traveler who stays alone must pay the respective individual supplement.

Can I drink tap-water in the countries of this trip?

No. We don't advise you to do so. Take your own filter or fill your canteen at places that the guides tell you are safe. You can always buy bottled water or ask someone to fill your canteen with boiled water at breakfast.

How much money should I bring for my personal expenses?

For basic expenses, such as meals not included in the program or gratuities, about 250 EUR will be enough.

Is insurance included in the land program? What does it cover?

Yes it is included. The exception is for those departing from outside of Portugal, whether they are Portuguese citizens or not. The insurance included does not cover Covid-19 but you can activate an optional insurance suggested by Papa-Léguas that covers expenses or cancellation of the trip related to Covid-19. See our policy on the specific insurance page.

What documentation do I need to go on this trip?

The necessary documentation may vary, depending on your nationality, the country of origin and the places you will travel to. For further information, consult the relevant embassy websites or contact Papa-Léguas. You should arrange for the entry visa at the Indian embassy in your home country.

What equipment is essential for this trip?

Comfortable clothing is the quickest answer. Besides the obvious, you should bring hiking shoes, a bathing suit. All stored in a trolley or duffel bag. When you sign up you will receive a detailed list of the equipment needed.

What are the health restrictions for entering the country?

Health restrictions may vary, depending on various factors, such as your country of origin. We recommend scheduling a Travel Medicine consultation before your trip. As long as the WHO classifies COVID-19 as a pandemic, countries adjust the rules in short order and without warning, so before your trip, please inform yourself with us about the latest rules applied to entry in the countries you are visiting.

How do I obtain local currency?

You can withdraw Indian Rupee from ATMs or exchange offices.


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