BASICS by Wire

BASICS is our new range of tour options for independent travelers who want the benefit of our expertise, but also the flexibility to put together their own trip to India.   By taking out the extras, you get outstanding value and base tours, with optional extensions which fit together perfectly. We still include hotels from our handpicked selection (in some cases you'll notice that the creme de la creme are featured) and the reassurance that we have personally stayed at each property and recommend it wholeheartedly!

With tours in the BASICS range you'll be traveling without a guide, but will have an English-speaking driver (and executive class air-conditioned car) for the duration of the trip. This gives you the freedom to explore and build your sightseeing and activities around your own interests and based on your own research.

The small print: Domestic flights within India, where required, are included in the price. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis, including all taxes. Prices are valid from 1st October through to 31st March, but excluding 15th December to 10th January (which is peak season) and are based on twin or double sharing rooms.

  • From 6 days up to 17 days

    Base tour

    £ 635 ppn for 5 nights / 6 days

    Day 1 – Delhi
    Airport pickup, transfer to hotel, overnight stay at The Manor

    Day 2 - Delhi
    Full day for sightseeing in and around Delhi

    Day 3 – Agra
    Early morning drive to Agra, afternoon for sightseeing, overnight stay at The Gateway

    Day 4 - Jaipur
    Morning drive to Jaipur, overnight stay at Rasa Resort

    Day 5 - Jaipur
    Full day for sightseeing in Jaipur

    Day 6: Departure or continuation
    Return drive to Delhi for departure or tour extension.

    Extension A: Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
    £ 410 ppn for 2 nights / 3 days, including two tiger safaris

    Combine the ancient cultures and a trove of historical architectural treasures of the Golden Triangle with one of India's most famous national parks, considered to be the best game reserve in India for observing the elusive tiger.

    Day 1A – Ranthambore
    Morning drive to Ranthambore, overnight stay at Sawai Madhopur Lodge

    Day 2A – Ranthambore
    Early morning tiger safari, afternoon tiger safari (both with seats in a private jeep)

    Day 3A – Departure or continuation
    Either drive back to Jaipur for onward departure, or continue with tour extension.

    Extension B: Varanasi
    £ 315 ppn for 2 nights / 3 days

    Visit one of India's premier tourist sites, the magnificent Varanasi, on the banks of the sacred Ganges, is one of the most ancient and spiritually uplifting cities in the world.

    Day 1B – Varanasi
    Morning flight from Delhi, overnight stay at The Gateway

    Day 2B - Varanasi
    Full day for sightseeing in and around Varanasi, including optional boatride on the Ganges

    Day 3B – Departure
    Morning or early afternoon return flight to Delhi

    Extension C: Udaipur and Ranakpur
    £ 665  ppn for 4 nights / 5 days, including leopard safari

    Day 1C - Udaipur
    Morning flight to Udaipur, overnight stay at Devi Garh

    Day 2C - Udaipur
    Full day for sightseeing in and around Udaipur

    Day 3C - Ranakpur
    Morning drive to Ranakpur, afternoon for sightseeing

    Day 4C - Ranakpur
    Morning sightseeing, afternoon leopard safari

    Day 5C - Departure
    Flight to Delhi for onward departure or continuation with tour extension.

  • From 9 days up to 18 days

    Base tour
    £ 985 ppn for 8 nights / 9 days

    Day 1 - Delhi
    Airport pickup in Delhi, transfer to hotel, overnight stay at The Manor

    Day 2 - Delhi
    Sightseeing in Delhi including Red Fort and the Jama Masjid mosque

    Day 3 - Varanasi
    Morning flight to Varanasi, transfer to hotel, overnight stay at The Gateway

    Day 4 – Varanasi
    Full day for sightseeing in Varanasi

    Day 5 - Agra
    Morning flight back to Delhi, transfer to Agra (by car), overnight stay at The Gateway and possible sightseeing in Agra

    Day 6 – Ranthambore
    Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, time for brief sightseeing in Agra, transfer to Ranthambore, afternoon tiger safari (seats in private jeep), overnight stay at Sawai Madhopur Lodge.

    Day 7 – Jaipur
    Early morning tiger safari (seats in private jeep) before transfering to Jaipur, with overnight stay at Rasa Resort.

    Day 8 – Jaipur
    Full day sightseeing in Jaipur

    Day 9 – End of first part of the trip

    Airport drop-off or continuation of the trip with tour extension A or B:


    Extension A – Devgarh, rural Ranakpur and Udaipur
    £ 745 ppn for 5 nights / 6 days

    Day 1A: Devgarh
    Drive to Devgarh, overnight stay at Deogarh Mahal

    Day 2A – Devgarh
    Full day for activities and sightseeing in and around Devgarh

    Day 3A – Ranakpur
    Drive to Ranakpur, late afternoon leopard safari, overnight stay at Mana

    Day 4A – Udaipur
    Morning drive to Devi Garh, afternoon relaxing or sightseeing

    Day 5A – Udaipur
    Full day for sightseeing in and around Udaipur

    Day 6A – end of extension
    Airport drop off for flight back to Delhi.


    Extension B – Pushkar, Luni and Jodhpur
    £ 315 ppn for 2 nights / 3 days

    Day 1B – Pushkar
    Morning drive from Jaipur, afternoon sightseeing, overnight stay at The Greenhouse Resort

    Day 2B – Jodhpur
    Morning drive to Jodhpur, overnight stay at Fort Chanwa

    Day 3B – Jodhpur
    Full day for sightseeing in and around Jodhpur, or optional local visit to Bishnoi villages

    Day 4B – Departure or continuation
    Airport drop off for flight back to Delhi, or continuation of the trip with Extension A.

  • Base tour
    £ 2445 ppn for 9 nights / 10 days

    Including über luxury stays at some of the world's top rated hotels: The Lake Palace, Umaid Bhawan, Devi Garh and Rambagh Palace

    Day 1 – Delhi

    Airport pickup, transfer to hotel, overnight stay at The Maidens

    Day 2 – Delhi
    Full day for sightseeing in and around Dehli

    Day 3 – Udaipur

    Morning flight from Delhi to Udaipur, transfer to hotel, overnight stay at The Lake Palace

    Day 4 – Udaipur
    Full days for sightseeing in Udaipur

    Day 5 - Udaipur
    Morning transfer to Devi Garh, overnight stay at Devi Garh

    Day 6 – Jodhpur
    Morning drive to Jodhpur via Ranakpur, overnight stay at The Umaid Bhawan

    Day 7 - Jodhpur
    Full days for sightseeing in and around Jodhpur

    Day 8 – Jaipur
    Early morning drive to Jaipur, overnight stay at Rambagh Palace

    Day 9 – Jaipur
    Full day for sightseeing in Jaipur

    Day 10 – Departure
    Return flight to Delhi for onward departure

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