Charity & Giving Back

We care about the countries we visit and give back to their communities with donations to local schools and charities, employing local guides, dining in local eateries and staying in locally-owned hotels. With us, the large majority of your holiday funds stay within the destination too.

Destinations & Itinerary

Each destination of North India Birding Tour is between the range of 300 kilometers taking 3 to 5 hours to every destination.

Certainly, the itinerary contains all the information about the tour including your daily schedule, the speciality of each destination, map and do’s and dont’s of the tour.

We are passionate about helping open up the wonders of the world to you, bringing you closer to local culture and taking you off the beaten track to uncover hidden gems. Most of all we’re passionate about making your holiday truly memorable. And here’s how we do it.

No, we do not charge any extra fees or fuel surcharges. The listed price is the price you pay. Including tax.

We understand that you may not have a printer handy when you’re traveling so it is not necessary to have a printed copy. However, we require that you show ID matching your reservation and also the Order # that is immediately emailed to you after you make your reservation.

Please contact us to get the latest information on your desired trip.

We book the permit and includes entry fee however camera fee has to paid directly at the reserve

Extra safaris and rides are subject to availability

After showing you popular monuments and forts, If time permits we can arrange extra sightseeing as well

Please get in touch with our travel consultant and he will make the arrangements accordingly

Our trustworthy guides will make sure you are taken to reliable places for shopping which provide you authentic merchandise

We prepare our itinerary in such a way that you get to see all the monuments included in the tour, skipping the days in which these places are closed

After visiting the scheduled places if time permits then we can arrange for extra sightseeing in the nearby localities

As per your preference, both triple and quadruple accommodations can be arranged in North India Birding Tour. It definitely plays a vital role in bringing back the cost down

50% of the total refundable amount (as per the cancelation policy) will be released within 30 days of cancellation and the balance 50% will be adjusted into the future bookings.

Experiences

We provide life jackets for boat rides. However for camel and rickshaw ride it is advisable to follow the instructions of the camel and rickshaw drivers

Yes Indian Cooking lessons in hotels can be arranged on prior intimation. Scrutinized package will be mentioned in the charges

The monuments are just a few meters away from the parking area.

In most of the monuments, you don’t have to take off your footwear, however, in some places, you will be given shoe cover which you will wear it over your footwear

Yes you can keep your  valuables in the vehicles while going for safari or sightseeing

Our tours are meticulously handcrafted so that we can give authentic travel experience to our guests 

Expertise & Choice – Our team has travelled extensively to all of our destinations and we know them inside and out. We’re are here to give you all the advice you need before you head off on your travels. We also offer a variety of travel styles so we’re bound to have a trip style that suits you perfectly.

Farewell

Indian Spices, Indian Tea, Zaffron, Miniature form of Taj Mahal are some of the few souvenirs you can carry back from India

Flights

Yes, our representative is not only responsible to transfer you to the hotel he will also make sure you are at the right terminal at the time of departure

We will look for alternative options such as booking another flight or continuing the journey via road

You must wait if the flight gets delayed. Our representative will be with you making sure that you have done safe and secure boarding.

Packaged food is provided by the concerned airline. While booking flights you can also select the option of pre-booking meals

In domestic flight 15 kilos luggage will be carried and 7 kilo extra for hand baggage

You can carry photo equipments but batteries are not allowed in the hand luggage

Yes Babbage Tags certainly help in recognizing your bags and it is not needed for security check.

Food

Traditional Indian Veg and Non-Veg Meals will be served while maintaining a very moderate level of spices and chilly so that anyone from across the globe can savor the food.

Traditional Indian cuisine with both options of veg and non veg meals are available on the trains

You will get packaged food generally catered by the concerned airline.

In case of dietary restriction, you can intimate our travel consultant in advance before the commencement of the tour. Also if you have any special food preferences then you can let us know well in advance so that it can be arranged as per your choice.

Curry is the essence of Indian Gastronomy, not only does it enhances the taste of the food but it also bears several medicinal properties. That is why a diverse variety of Indian curry is extensively made across the length and breadth of India

Though we don’t encourage the use of plastic bottles but on your demand bottled water will be arranged attached with an extra cost.

Guides

You will be accompanied by a guide as per the itinerary of North India Birding Tour.

You will be accompanied by a guide as per the itinerary of North India Birding Tour.

 Yes, your tour will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who is well aware about  the topography of North India

All our guides carry experiences of more than fifteen years in birdwatching tours. They know all the stakeouts and are cognizant about the roosting points of target species.

For exclusive tours the guides will only be available to you

You can tip him as per your discretion. However we can also provide you an exclusive PDF File for the tip which we can share with you

It is not possible, However if you face such bizarre situation contact our travel consultant 

In case the guide skips the sites and cut the tour short please inform your ground handler or the travel agent who has organised the tour. We will not only forbid the guide to continue further but will also make sure you get in touch with a new guide.

It is up to your discretion whether you want to go shopping. However, you can also decline if you are tired or don’t feel like going shopping.

You do not have to pay a single penny to the guide, their meals and stay has been included in the tour cost

You can inform us and we will make sure it doesn’t repeat again

You can inform him directly

Before making any changes you must speak to your ground handler so that he can amend the itinerary accordingly

Hotels

During the tour, you will be staying in authentic ecolodges which are not only equipped with modern facilities but also offers great views of the dense foliage. And yes these accommodations are catered with twin bed sharing as well.

Yes you will get room service in accommodations of all the destinations included in the tour. But it is advisory for all our guests to have their meals in the restaurant or the common dining area as it will enable them to unite with other in-house guests.

You will get wifi in most of the places except destinations which are closer to dense thickets or placed in the mountainous region.

The accommodations in the tour are carefully selected keeping in mind their accessibility to all kinds of specially-abled people. Our experienced and dedicated team members placed at all destinations will certainly help them in this regard and make their stay a memorable one.

Some hotels in our North India Birding Tour have all the amenities. However there are some lodges which only provide Hair Dryer and Laundry Service.

Except Tiger Camp and Shanti Cottage most of the accommodations are pet- friendly, provided that the pet should be well- behaved and no other in-house guests face any disturbance and the cleanliness of the lodges and resorts are respected

Though we don’t encourage use of plastic bottles however if it is at your demand then you will be provided with bottled water, however it will be chargeable.

You can contact our travel consultant and they will make sure you get an upgraded room or hotel.

Most places take credit card however

100%  money back is guaranteed and we will arrange a free of cost trip for you in case you don’t find the tour worth the money paid.

To remit money for the tour we will share with you both the bank details and online payment gateway.

Cancellation rules- 

Less than 15 days before arrival date- No Refund

Less than 20 days before arrival date- 60% Refund

Less than 25 days before arrival date- 75% Refund

No Refund in case of road blocks, accidents, snow fall, no show etc.

50% of the total refundable amount (as per the above policy) will be released within 30 days of cancellation and the balance 50% will be adjusted into the future bookings.

Book our holidays with absolute confidence – our group tour departures are 100% guaranteed and we are also fully financially bonded.

As per your preference, both triple and quadruple accommodations can be arranged in North India Birding Tour. It is one of the factors that has a direct effect on cost reduction

Yes a cash back scheme is attached to the North India Birding Tour

We will ensure you get exclusive discounts on our future tours, in case you refer other people to use Asian Adventures as their wildlife travel agent in India

You can always take credit from us if you are running short of money and pay back after the culmination of the tour

Unbeatable value – With lots of inclusions and an excellent range of 3-5 star hotels & boutique properties, our tours represent unbeatable value. Add in airport transfers, passionate tour guides and all local transportation and you get the best of adventure travel with added creature comforts.

Payment options

There are no hidden cost besides what you are paying to Asian Adventures. However, there will be an unexpected cost in case you want to make changes in the present itinerary after commencement of the tour.

It will mentioned in the cost sheet

5% payment gateway surcharge in your total payable amount

Please contact the travel consultant if you wish to upgrade the tour standard.

It is up to your discretion on how you want to pay the tips. However, most of our guests pay tips collectively.

The tour cost does not cover extras however you can do the payment by cash or card directly to the hotel

Most places take credit cards, however, in some places due to unavailability of internet it is advisable to take some cash during the tour

Reservation

You must call 72 hours ahead of your scheduled tour for a full refund. Within 72 hours you will assess a $35 termination fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of your tour, or if you decide not to show up.

Yes. Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours.

Road Transport

Our guides and drivers can communicate in English and they will ensure you have a hassle-free journey

Although you Indian Railways are the world’s most reliable transport, however, we not only provide you a tour escort our travel consultant will also remain in constant touch with you during your journey

Of course, all the bus and the car will possess seat belts ensuring your safety during the trip

At least 18 people can be accommodated in large vehicle and 5 people can be accommodated in small vehicle

In India there is a speed limit for both small and large vehicles and therefore you will experience a slow down during the tour

Minimum carbon emission vehicles will be arranged for your during the trip to promote the cause of zero carbon footprint. Although small vehicles are most preferable because they can be easily taken to the inaccessible and secluded regions of the tour. However as per the size of the group we also provide large vehicles.

During your private tours you will be provided with independent vehicle which is not shared by any other guest.

The cars and hotels are cleaned every day and the drive posses all the route knowledge that will make your trip hassle free. We also ensure that the driver is well-attired and follows cleanliness rules and does not have any intoxication habits. 

You have to intimate us in advance so that we can arrange a wheelchair before the tour begins.

Although we don’t encourage plastic bottles to promote the cause of low carbon footprint, however on demand it will be arranged attached with an extra cos

Safaris & Sightseeing

Independent vehicles will be provided in the safari tours

Safety & Comfort

We will provide you a checklist of necessary items useful during the journey that you can by locally

Yes we can share with you a standardised tipping pattern of the country

You have to intimate us before the commencement of the tour so that we can make the arrangements

Sanitary and Vomit Bags are always available in the car

Trekking shoes are recommended for the tour as you will be trailing both in the plains and the elevated regions 

You have to intimate us before the beginning of the tour so that we can make the arrangements accordingly

Although guide with carry an extra pair of Binoculars, camera, batteries and charges which you can also use in case you gadgets are broken.However, we are not responsible for loss of your item, but, if these items are attached with insurance you can make the claim.

It is recommended to immediately lodge an FIR in the nearest police station in case you lose your passport, money or other valuable items

Tour Participation

If you are the first one to book, the group tours can be tweaked to your needs. Minor alterations may be made. Usually, they are standard tried & tested tours that work. Should you need many changes, we can design an independent tour for you that will suit your needs.

Yes and no. It can be more expensive as it may have expensive add-ons and may not follow parameters that bring in economies-to-scale. On the other hand it may not be a lot more expensive as we are the people on the ground and we specialise in keeping the cost in control. Moreover, you will get the experience you are looking for.

Most of our tours are guaranteed to run even with 2 clients. We have more than 25 years of experience in running these group tours. Our collaboration with knowledgeable guides, authentic ecolodges, experienced drivers along with a strong backup team ensures to make your trip experiential and hassle-free.

We offer tours that are meticulously designed and executed. Our tours are affordable and are at par with what other companies offer. We are the people on the ground and we specialise in keeping the cost in control.

We offer tours that are meticulously designed and executed. Our tours are affordable and are at par with what other companies offer. We are the people on the ground and we specialise in keeping the cost in control.

Security of the guests is our paramount concern. We ensure our guests are accompanied by trustworthy escorts, guides, and drivers. They will always stay in hotels and lodges that are reputed to have good safety measures. The vehicles have all safety features e.g. seat belts, trustworthy and a happy driver etc.

From guided group, bespoke and tailor-made tours pertaining to bird watching, mammals, colourful festivals and special XMAS & New Year breaks to fun family adventures, wildlife safaris, tailor-made holidays and more, have a browse through the styles of travel we offer to find the one that’s just right for you.

  1.  Family & Teens, Friends and groups, Elderly & Disabled. Tours for all ages –  Our tours suit travellers of varying ages from mid-20s to 60+. Group mix is varied with singles, couples and groups of friends. With an international mix of English-speaking people, you’ll find travellers from all walks of life on our tours, making for a fun and eclectic experience.
  2. Great solo prices for Solo Travellers – Group-based travel is ideal for solos wishing to discover far-away places and we’re a top pick for single travellers as there are no single supplements on most of our group tours. For the few that there are, subject to there being another solo traveller, we’ll match you up.

Most of our tours are guaranteed to go even if there are minimum 2 people. The bird watching groups are 8 maximum whereas a mammal group can be about 14-16. The cultural groups may go up to 28 guests, our group size works well – you’ll meet like-minded travellers during your adventure and make lasting friendships. For our festival tours, the more the merrier, and these trips have larger group sizes due to their ‘one-off’ nature

Picking Asian Adventures will be a great opportunity for those who want to see the unique wildlife of India. Led by a team of highly experienced guides and naturalists, Asian Adventures has been conducting group tour for more than 25 years of experience.

Trains

Indian Railways are one of the world’s most secure transports and the journey will take you through the scenic villages of North India

Yes, one of our representatives will make sure that your being seated on the train and will meet you upon your arrival

In that case, we will try to make some adjustments with the co-passengers else you have to be seated as per the seat alloted to you

We will look for other alternatives such as booking another train or flight or continuing the journey by road

You can either wait for the train or continue the journey via road

During train journeys, we will either provide you with an option of a packed meal or pantry food given by the Indian Railways

Chain is advisable for making your luggage safe and secure during train journeys

Porters are always available at the station on payable basis who will carry your baggage

Yes tags help both the guests and the representative to recognize each other’s baggage.

Weather

We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.