How to Book with Indian Excursions Co

What to expect

Once you have got in touch with us to share your ideas, we’ll then email you a hand-crafted itinerary which has been designed especially for you. Along with the itinerary, we’ll share a quote. This would be merely a starting point however, and we encourage you to ask for any number of tweaks and adjustments until we’ve created your ideal journey. Absolutely every aspect can be adjusted, from the accommodation to the sightseeing to the destinations and much more. We typically spend a month designing a tour with our guests and send approximately twenty emails to and fro, as well as spend time discussing the possibilities in detail over the telephone.
If the quote is higher or lower than you’d expected, please do not let that put you off. Accommodation contributes largely to the overall cost of our tours and we would be pleased to suggest alternates. There are so many wonderful places to stay in the region in a variety of styles and prices. The initial quote is really just a ball-park to get us going, and as we learn more about your tastes and preferences we can then make more targeted suggestions until it’s just right.
We have been told in the past by people that they can design the tour themselves for a lower cost. If you feel similar, please do take into account the quality of our service. You may like to read a few reviews from our past guests, here. If making the arrangements yourself, you’ll likely end up paying out unnecessary costs when you are here in India; in the end, it will cost much more than you initially thought. When travelling with Indian Excursions Co, all of your sightseeing and entrance monument tickets are included in advance, along with your expert sightseeing guides, accommodation, breakfasts, transport and more. When comparing tours with other agencies, please do try to compare like for like; their tours may be lesser quality.
Once you are pleased with your tailor-made Rajasthan tour, we’ll then guide you through the reservation process. To reserve your Rajasthan tour:

  • We would first ask you to sign and return a booking agreement. This short form details all the services to be provided by Indian Excursions, as well as the amount and our cancellation policy. The form also has a preferences page so we can get to know a bit more about you, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or if you have specific dietary requirements. After having completed the form (either by printing it out, or electronically) we’d ask that you return a signed copy to us via email.

  • Secondly, we may require a copy of your passport photo page. This is needed for tours inclusive of internal flights, train tickets or safaris in a national park.

  • Thirdly, we would ask you to pay a deposit of 15%. We accept payments made by debit card, credit card or wire transfer.

    After receiving your completed booking agreement, passport copies and deposit, we’ll then promptly email you a booking confirmation and payment receipt. The booking confirmation will clearly state your remaining tour payment amount and payment deadline. All payments must be received at least 61 days prior to your arrival in India; less than this, and unfortunately we can not guarantee your preferred hotels or transport. If you are reserving your tour less than 61 days in advance, you will be required to pay the full amount at the time of reservation. For guests who’re travelling in peak dates (including November, Christmas and the New Year) we would require you payment 100 days in advance.
    After confirming your arrangements with us please do keep in touch. In the weeks leading up to your trip, you would naturally have questions and we’re always on hand to answer those. From what to pack to getting a visa, we’re here to help you prepare as best possible. Otherwise, you would next hear from us a few days before your remaining payment is due as a brief reminder, and having received it we would provide a revised booking confirmation for your records, to reflect that your tour has been fully paid for.
    A week before your arrival in India, we’ll then email you a soft copy of your tour documents and explain on meeting us at the airport. This would include your hotel vouchers, your itinerary, any e-tickets or train tickets and a small booklet with information you may find useful covering topics such as voltage, exchanging currency, and tipping norms. However, you needn’t worry about printing any of these documents out and carrying bulky papers with you, as we’ll provide a printed copy of everything you need in one of our gift-bags when you land. The reason we send a copy via email first is simply for your reference so you can familiarise yourself with the information.
    Along with receiving your printed documents in Delhi, you’ll also be presented with a complimentary phone which is yours for the duration of your stay with us. We’ll keep in touch regularly throughout your stay to check that all’s going well, and are only ever a quick phone call away should you have a problem or a question, or if you’d like a restaurant recommendation.


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