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India Voluntour (Jaipur) 14D/13N
Start: Jaipur / Finish: Jaipur
Category: Group Voluntour
$1,219 USD

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   WHAT'S INCLUDED
Jaipur Airport Pick-Up/Drop-Off

All Transportation:
- Jaipur to Delhi
- Delhi to Agra
- Agra to Jaipur

13 Nights Accommodation:
- 1N in Delhi Basic Shared Room
- 1N in Agra 3* Hotel
- 10N in Jaipur Volunteer House
- 1N Camping in Pushkar

Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 12 Dinners (Meals Included on Day 1 Depending on Arrival Time)

Welcome Meeting & Orientation

Program Coordinator

English Speaking Translator

Cultural Workshops and Activities according to Project

Agra Taj Mahal Excursion Including:
- All Transportation
- Entrance Fee to Monuments
- English Speaking Guide
- Arrival/Departure Assistance

Pushkar Camel Safari Including:
- All transfers and sightseeing by AC Vehicle
- Camel Safari
- Entrance Fees to Monuments
- English Speaking Guide
- All taxes
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   WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Other Meals/Drinks

Personal Expenses

Tips

Travel Insurance

Visa Fees

Flights

Extra Week of Volunteering (Contact Travel Provider for More Information)

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Immerse yourself in the Rajasthani region of India for a 14-day voluntour experience to work alongside local people and give back to the community.

Highlights:

  • Cross seeing the Taj Mahal off your bucket list
  • Experience a unique camel safari in the desert 
  • Immerse yourself in the colourful culture of India
   GENERAL

*Please note that if you are placed in a project that works with children, you will have to undergo and pass a criminal records background check prior to arrival. You must make these preparations in your home country and send us the results prior to your trip so that we can confirm your volunteer project placement.

 

Overview:

Participate in an exciting and fulfilling voluntour opportunity in the Rajasthani region of the beautiful country of India. Available programs offer volunteer work in Women's Empowerment, Childcare, Teaching, Orphan Care Home, Medical & Nursing*, or Beautification & Renovation*. You will be placed based on the program’s need for volunteers. We are unfortunately unable to take requests. 

(*Additional Fee Required)

 

Locations:

Jaipur is a jewel of Indian heritage. As part of the Golden Triangle of tourism in India, it is one of the most visited and photographed cities in the world. Famous sites like The Wind Palace, Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar keep tourists glued to this astonishing city. Jaipur accommodation is ideal for participants attending the volunteer programs and for travelers who wish to enjoy the riches of Rajasthan.

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

*Please note that this is a sample itinerary. All of the mentioned experiences will be included, but the dates and scheduling of these activities are subject to change.

Day 1 (Monday): Jaipur Airport Pick-Up & Transfer to Delhi

Upon your arrival at Jaipur International Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your Delhi accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, you will have all your meals included. Overnight in Delhi.

 

Day 2 (Tuesday): Schedule's Briefing & Transfer to Agra (B/D)

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will receive a briefing about the schedule for your stay. After enjoying lunch (not included), you will begin your adventure with a transfer to the magical town of Agra, home of the world-famous Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.

 

Day 3 (Wednesday): Taj Mahal Visit, Transfer to Jaipur & Orientation (B/D)

Today you will have the breathtaking experience of seeing the majestic and marvellous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage," and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and as the quintessential symbol of India's rich history.

After the visit you will be transferred to the volunteer house in Jaipur. Enjoy free time to rest before receiving an orientation about India and the program covering the following points:

  • India & its Culture
  • Accommodation Facilities
  • How to Do Volunteer Work
  • Project Activities
  • Cultural Responsibility
  • Personal Safety & Code of Conduct
  • Introduction to the Volunteering Project

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure as you get settled in to your new home for the next 2 weeks. Overnight in Jaipur.

Volunteer Projects:

There are volunteering possibilities in 6 categories, one of which has special requirements*:

  • Women's Empowerment
  • Childcare
  • Teaching
  • Orphan Care Home
  • Medical & Nursing*
  • Beautification & Renovation*

   

Day 4 (Thursday): Volunteer Project & Dinner with a Local Family (B/L/D)

Today the program will start with an introductory visit of the volunteer project to start working and also to plan the volunteering activities for the coming days. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to visit and have dinner with a local host family, to learn about the local culture, and to taste its delicious traditional food. Overnight in Jaipur.

 

Day 5 (Friday): Volunteer Project (B/L/D)

Today you will begin your volunteer work as planned in yesterday's introduction briefing. Overnight in Jaipur.

 

Day 6 (Saturday): Camel Safari & Pushkar Camping Trip (B/D)

This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Pushkar, one of Rajasthan's greatest gems. Legend says that Lord Brahma (the creator of the world), in a search for his abode on earth, performed the supremely spiritual 'Vedic Yagna' at Pushkar. It is now the site of the only Brahma Temple in the world. Blessed with cultural blends, it is the venue for the famous Pushkar Fair, with people coming from all over Asia to buy and sell breeds of cattle from all across the world. 

Upon arrival in Pushkar you will take on another form of travel, ancient and far more suited to the desert: camels! Begin a camel safari atop the “ship of the desert,” going through sandy ravines and local villages where we can absorb the harsh-yet-colourful landscape of the Thar Desert. The safari concludes in a tent camp, where after sunset you can enjoy a clear view of the starlit night sky while having a delicious dinner. Overnight in Pushkar tents.

*Please Note: In case of rain you will spend the night in a guesthouse in Pushkar instead of in a tent.

 

Day 7 (Sunday): Pushkar Free Morning - Return to Jaipur (B/D)

After breakfast you will return to the town of Pushkar to explore this holy town at your leisure. Pushkar has an ancient legacy of timeless architectural heritage and radiates an ambience of peace and spirituality. There are 52 bathing Ghats, linked to the lunar calendar, which enclose the lake. Each Ghat has its own miraculous qualities and powers of healing, and this city of temples has over 500 temples built over different eras with varied architectural styles. You might visit the rose garden of Rajasthan ‐ the essence of the famous Pushkar rose is exported all over the world - or visit the Lord Brahma temple before catching a transfer back to your Jaipur volunteer house for overnight.

 

Days 8 to 12 (Monday to Friday): Volunteer Project (5B/5L/5D)

Volunteer as per the indicated daily schedule. During the week you will also participate in the following cultural workshops (one-time activities):

  • Henna painting session with sari dressing workshop
  • Elementary Hindi lessons
  • 2 yoga sessions
  • Local cooking demonstration
Typical Day of Volunteering:

07:30-08:30hrs: Breakfast at Volunteer Accommodation
09:00-12:30hrs: Project Work
12:30-13:30hrs: Packed Lunch at the Project Location
13:30-14:00hrs: Free Time/Relax
14:00-16:00hrs: Project Work
16:00-17:00hrs: Preparation Meeting/Lesson Planning for Next Day
17:00-17:30hrs: Tea/Coffee at Volunteer Accommodation
19:00-20:00hrs:  Dinner at Volunteer Accommodation

*Please Note: The scheduled time table mentioned above may change due to the need of the project or any other circumstances.

 

Day 13 (Saturday): End of Volunteer Program & Free Day (B/L/D)

After breakfast enjoy a free day in Jaipur to stroll around the city, buy your last souvenirs and enjoy some more delicious Indian food. Bid farewell to this beautiful city and your new friends during this last night at the volunteer house.

 

Day 14 (Sunday): Jaipur Airport Drop-off (B)

After enjoying breakfast at your accommodation, you will be transferred to Jaipur International Airport to catch your outbound flight. We hope you enjoyed this amazing experience and wish you safe travels ahead.

 

Additional Information:

If you'd like to extend your volunteering for another week, please contact us for more information and prices.

 

Facilities at Volunteer Accommodation:
 
The Jaipur Volunteer House is located centrally in the city, with access to public transportation, tuk-tuks, and taxis. The facility has 12 air-conditioned rooms with two bunk beds, basic shelving for your belongings, and an attached bathroom with a shower and a western-style toilet. The house has one shared lock-box for passports and other small valuables. The house is outfitted with wi-fi, hot water, a washing machine and two computers for volunteer use. Please remember, however, that this is a developing country and these services may not always be functioning properly. Expect a basic facility and a shared room. Consider bringing your own locks for suitcases. Purified drinking water will be provided.

CAMP MANAGER: The camp manager acts as an administrator of the camp facility & is responsible for the safety and well-being of the participants.

CAMP SUPPORT STAFF: The support staff includes a chef, helper, room cleaner, drivers, etc. The support staff is committed to creating an enjoyable and comfortable stay for the participants.

PROJECT EXECUTIVES: The project executives are the ground-handling coordinators on project sites. They accompany the participants while working on the projects.

* Please contact us to know more exact details of facilities. If the volunteer house is full, you will be placed in another accommodation.

   DETAILS
Departure Times

10:00

Duration
14 days.

Departure Point
Jaipur Airport Pick-up

Arrival Point
Jaipur Airport Drop-off

Special Instructions
Please contact Bamba Experience at gobamba@bambaexperience.com to confirm your departure information at least 1 week prior to your first day of travel.

***Please note that if you wish to volunteer with a project that works with children, you will have to undergo and pass a criminal records background check prior to arrival. You must make these preparations in your home country and send us the results prior to your trip so that we can confirm your volunteer project placement.

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