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Tours in Indian Subcontinent

India
Village Experience in the Himalayan Kumaon Valley
The Folk Tales / 8 days

Kumaon Valley in the Himalayan foothills is known as the fruit belt of India. Its vast farms and mountain slopes are filled with apple, plum, peach and apricot trees. The valley is also home to many wild flowers and Himalayan birds. Live with the locals as you travel along this beautiful valley to experience village life hands-on.

Mention the DESTINATIONS5 promo code when booking to receive complimentary mountain biking in the Himalayas — difficulty level: medium.
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Spice Trails
SpiceRoads Cycle Tours / 12 days | 11 nights

Sri Lanka, with its teardrop shape and quiet back roads, is ideal for cycling. Wind your way between tea plantations, cool highlands, ancient cities and tropical beaches on this diverse tour. Travel inland from the west coast, discovering along the way a multitude of Buddhist and Hindu monuments, vestiges of ancient dynasties from Indian to Portuguese, evoking the past of former Ceylon.

Mention the DESTINATIONS5 promo code when booking to receive 5% off this tour.
India
Village experience in the Sikkim Himalayas and Assam
The Folk Tales / 14 days

Experience the tribal and village life of the Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim followed by the fertile plains of Assam. Live with the Mishing tribe of Assam and experience their bamboo and weaving crafts, traditional ways of living and cuisine. Spend time in one of the most successful wildlife conservation projects in Kaziranga National Park focussing on elephants and rhino.

Mention the DESTINATIONS5 promo code when booking to receive complimentary cooking classes in the traditional tribal cuisine of Sikkim.
India
Tribal and Village Experience in the Sikkim Himalayas
The Folk Tales / 7 days

Sikkim in Eastern Himalayas is one of the greenest and culturally rich states of India having one hundred per cent organic farming. Live with and experience the life of the Limbu, Lepcha, and Bhutia tribes, each having their own interesting folklore. The village communities are primarily Buddhist and animists, and the countryside is rich with wildlife like deer, fox and red panda.

Mention the DESTINATIONS5 promo code when booking to receive a complimentary half day guided tour of colonial Kolkata and Bengali cuisine.
India
Village Experience and Sikh Heritage of Punjab
The Folk Tales / 7 days

Life in rural Punjab revolves around farming, food and merry making. People are known for their valour and passion for life. Live with Sikh families and experience their lifestyle through their cuisine, crafts, community service and sprawling farms. Also experience the spiritual side of Sikh culture in their Gurudwara. Participate in preparing traditional food and craft walks.

Mention the DESTINATIONS5 promo code when booking to receive a complimentary half-day guided tour of old Delhi and its cuisine.
India
Village Experience with the Khasi Tribe in Meghalaya
The Folk Tales / 11 days

The rich culture of Meghalaya’s Khasi tribe is evident in its villages. Stay with local Khasi families as you experience the village life hands on through the crafts, farming and storytelling. Meghalaya has some of the cleanest villages, caves, huge waterfalls and rich bio-diversity. During the monsoons, which are the heaviest in the world, Meghalaya’s green cover becomes stunningly beautiful.

Mention the DESTINATIONS5 promo code when booking to receive a complimentary hike to the David Scott trail in West Khasi hills.
India
Village and Crafts Experience in Rajasthan
The Folk Tales / 10 days

Rajasthan is best experienced in its villages with the locals. Experience the crafts and village life around Jaipur, followed by the rustic town of Bundi. Travel to the blue city of Jodhpur and experience the nomadic tribal life of the desert along with local crafts and wildlife that includes deer and black buck. Try hands-on farming, handicraft making, and milking.

Mention the DESTINATIONS5 promo code when booking to receive a complimentary half day meditation and Yoga class.
Nepal
‘Khumbu’ Everest Lodge to Lodge Trek
Active Adventures / 14 days

Trek in style, relish the panoramic views and soak up the Nepali culture. On this trip you’ll hike shorter distances and stay at relatively lower altitudes, whilst still being rewarded with jaw-dropping views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Mt Everest.

Mention the DESTINATIONS5 promo code when booking to receive US$200 off this tour.
Nepal
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Active Adventures / 14 days

An incredible trek into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Experience a fascinating culture, share time with the Nepalese people and discover life at a slower pace on one of the greatest treks on the planet.

Mention the DESTINATIONS5 promo code when booking to receive US$200 off this tour.
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