"My husband and I agreed that this was the best trip we have ever taken! I especially liked that this particular trip was for a small group, less than 10. This made many things so much easier...dining out, checking into hotels, navigating crowded streets, etc. It would have been very difficult for my husband and I to go to India on our own. AaRna journeys provided us with cultural, educational and spiritual experiences. It was an excellent mix of city tours as well as nature tours. The tiger safari was quite an adventure! And, we were fortunate to actually see a tiger! The hotels were extraordinary, ranging from luxury tents, to 5 star hotels and even a palace! India is a fascinating country that everyone should visit. AaRna journeys gave us memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you for taking care of all the details! P.S. I included a photo of us on a camel. I never imagined we would ride a camel into the desert to watch a sunset! Absolutely incredible! "
"While I have traveled in many countries, nothing prepared me for the adventure of India. aaRna Journeys gave me an experience of a lifetime. The detailed planning included many off the beaten track peeks into a world known by only a native.
Whether walking through the 5th and 6th century UNESCO site Elephanta Caves or the 11th century UNESCO city of Ahmedabad, we were sheparded with the greatest care and concern for maximizing our experience while attending to our safety.
Our journey, much to the satisfaction of all in our group, allowed a certain level of immersion in this wonderful culture, engaging all our senses! Speaking of which, the food was a gastronomical delight providing a broad sample of regional specialties.
Given the depth of which I have been touched by this trip, I would have to call it nothing short of spiritual.
aaRna Journeys has found the right balance of adventure, education and fun with its tours of India."
As one of the 8 travelers on the first Aarna journey to India, I was extremely and pleasantly
surprised by the comforts and safety measures that were incorporated into every side trip, meal, flight, hotel and transportation. Individual concerns were addressed by Alka or Sudhir or one of the well-informed guides or drivers and even by hotel staff whenever needed. Our group was prepared in advance for the well organized visits to numerous known and unknown sights. And occasionally we were pleasantly surprised by an off-the-beaten path side trip to a festival, a dancing bear refuge, a small and safe street restaurant or even a small hand-print business lead by its owner. All of these benefits plus the advantage of traveling in a small group at a very fair price made for a trip of a lifetime. Many thanks to Aarna Journeys.