The tour was thorough and the guide was well informed. He explained in detail all the interesting facts about the sights we seen. We enjoyed and were very happy with the tour and guide but we told our guide often that we did not want to be taken to jewellers, ceramic or carpet manufacturers because at our age we do not need more of those items. I asked to be taken to a store that sells ready made sarees but he took us to a store that demonstrates carpet making as well as fabric and ceramic demonstrations. He wasted our time, the demonstraters time and the tour time. We did buy some things that we didn't want and it spoiled the tour for us and I believe these forced demonstrations spoil the tour for many other tourists also.
Good driver and guide. Saw all the sights with great commentary and local knowledge. Fantastic things to see and do
The elephant ride was definitely worth the long line. The guide was very knowledgeable about the Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar. However, we did not actually tour the City Palace, which was listed on the Viator itinerary. The guide instead took us to a local handicrafts co-op (total tourist trap). Both my father and I ended up getting sick after eating the provided lunch. Further, after confirming the tour via email, the local tour company called our hotel at nearly 11pm to confirm. A call that late was not appreciated!
Overall, the sites we did see were great and the guide was friendly and informative. However, the tour provided was different than the itinerary listed on Viator.
I had a great guide - Sunil. He really made the tour quite enjoyable.
This was a fantastic tour! I am so glad I visited Jaipur!! The city and sites are not to be missed. The driver and guide were both great and very professional and punctual. They went out of their way to make sure I had a good experience. The tour operator was very responsive and handled my numerous inquiries. I really enjoyed the dinner that was included in the tour package. I was very satisfied overall and I would recommend your company to others!
This was a really great way to see Jaipur! It's a long drive but well worth it. I stayed at the Peppermint hotel, really great, Sunjay my guide was so knowledgable on the history! The palace and amber fort were fantastic. I wish I had another day to explore. Thank you
I confirmed this trip via email about 5 days prior from the US and got a response right back. Our driver met us at our hotel right on time. The car was just fine with air conditioning and seat belts. I want to emphasize that our driver was excellent - but note that driving in India is not for the faint of heart. I guess you just have to experience it. We met our guide in Jaipur who took us to our hotel which was nice. We checked in and then toured some sights. The next day we took an elephant ride to the top of the Amber Fort. Great pictures. The pink city is not to be missed.
I would have to recommend this trip to anyone visting for the first time. All the hassle is taken out and the sights can be enjoyed with no worries about arrangements..
Taj Mahal and Amber Fort are the absolute highlights and will stay in my memory forever. Another, and unexpected, highlight was the traffic. An overwhelming mixture of livestock, millimeter driving and 'ghost-traffic' also made a lasting impression. Only the skills of the very courteous driver prevented a large number of casualties.
On the downside (hence not 5 stars), the hotels (especially the one in Agra) were substandard and the guides insisted on bringing me to shops for the commision part of their (small) income.
But, all-in-all, unforgetable .....
we had a wonderful trip while in jaipur.. our tour guide was BP. on our way back to Delhi, our driver was pulled over at one of the toll roads after it appeared that he didn't pay a toll tax.. our driver didn't speak any English and couldn't tell us what the problem was..it was extremely scary
The sights were great and the guide gave us an excellent tour
Not quite sure how to rate this tour. We got our money's worth at the Taj Mahal, so the whole trip was worth the time and discomfort of travel. Our car was very small, and for the two of us scrunched in the back seat it was a challenge to keep our spirits up. That said, no one will ever get a better bird's eye view of the REAL countryside and lives of the Indian people. We couldn't stop gawking at the colors- saris, vegetable stands, mustard fields, red stone, white marble, garbage...... and animals-elephants, camels, cows, chickens. dogs, monkeys, water buffalo... and vehicles- tuk tuks, huge loads on little trucks, motorcycles everywhere, little cars, big cars, bicycles........and people everywhere.
Our hotels were disappointing as they were to be 4 star, but in fact were very, very filthy. I wore my flip flops so I could tolerate the shower. I don't know what can be done about this, as the standard in the country is not like our Western standards, but maybe ask for an upgrade to a five star in Agra and in Jaipur.
Our guides were reasonable. Our driver spoke little English, but was very dear, prompt, and agreeable. The tours were priceless. We ended up thrilled with our trip, but paid a price. Ask for a 4 wheel drive vehicle if you need some wiggle room in your car.
Great tour. The highlight is the elephant ride. Be careful with the guide, the ride is included, ours insisted it wasn't and I paid for it. When I notified Viator, they inmidiately refunded the cost.
This was a truely memorable trip with excellent guides at each place and our driver Ajmer was brilliant. While I was nervous that the original hotels got changed, I need not have been concerned. In fact the hotel in Jaipur was more central that the original one noted.
I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone.
Well it's a long drive no way around that but driver made good time and had a nice midway stop for breakfast. Tour guide and Driver were good and we had a great time. The Elephant Ride was definitely a highlight.
Very nice driver and over all very informative tour! We had several various tour guides- and although that became a bit confusing, it was an unforgettable experience. The hotels were average - better in Jaipur than Agra.
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