Cultural Tours to India

The Colors & Culture of India

Delhi • Agra • Jaipur • Pushkar • Jodhpur

Closeup of Young Woman at Jodhpur Fortress Gate - Jodhpur, India - Copyright 2016 Ralph Velasco
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JUST ANNOUNCED FOR 2017!

Come join PhotoEnrichment Adventures founder, president and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) Ralph Velasco for a customized, small group tour of India (6 pax min. to 11 max.).

TESTIMONIAL

“Like all PhotoEnrichment trips everything was well organized and well planned. In a country that can be rather chaotic, it was great to know that all the details, from air-conditioned bus rides, to boutique hotels, were there for me.

While India is a country that I always wanted to visit, planning a trip seemed overwhelming. However, since I have traveled with PhotoEnrichment Adventures several times I jumped at the chance to visit India using their well-planned agenda.  I knew all the details of the trip would be taken care of so I could enjoy the attractions and focus on photography.”

~ Patrick Monahan

 

The Traveling Image Makers - A Passage to India with Ralph Velasco and Ugo Cei

Click image to listen to Ralph’s podcast interview about his scouting trip to India.

Starting in the capital, this trip will take in the very best of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar and Jodhpur, concentrating on the colorful and extremely diverse Rajasthan region.  Highlights include the Red Fort in Delhi, the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Amer (a.k.a. Amber) Fort in Jaipur, the Pushkar camel fair and then we’ll end our trip in Jodhpur, also known as the blue city.

India is a country that both tantalizes and shocks the senses.  It’s amazing and thought-provoking at the same time.  Everything you’ve heard about India is likely true, from the outstanding food, to the friendly people, to the mind boggling traffic and chaotic crowds, but this is why we travel, to see and experience new and different things, right?

This is a country that will not disappoint, and Ralph has carefully organized and planned this trip to efficiently, and as thoroughly as possible, cover the most interesting parts of each location you’ll visit.  At the same time our itinerary allows for ample free time to explore each destination outside of the group and the ability to create your own unique experiences.

Our professional local guide, with us throughout the trip, will help us to better understand India and its many cultural nuances, plus teach us a bit about the language, religions, education, political system and other fascinating cultural aspects of this large and mysterious country.

Incredible India isn’t just a marketing slogan, it just is.

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WHEN

October 20 – November 1, 2017

COST

Price for this 13 day, 12 night trip is: $4,999/ person in double occupancy, please add $899 for single supplement

* A single supplement applies to those wishing to have their own room throughout the trip (availability is strictly limited).

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Please request the details of this trip by contacting us at [email protected].

To register, you can pay with a credit card via PayPal (please request invoice from [email protected]) or deposit a check directly into the PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc. Bank of America account, or send us a check. Paying by check affords a $50 per person discount.

We’ll send you all the payment details if you’ll contact us above.

Your participation is not confirmed until completed Reservation Form and Terms & Conditions, and payment in full, have been received.

THE PROGRAM

Program includes:

  • 12 nights accommodation in wonderful boutique hotels, each with pools, professional spa services, and other amenities in each location.
  • Meals: Breakfast daily (12), 9 Lunches and 8 Dinners.
  • One drink is provided at each included meal (choice of local beer, house wine if available, soda, mineral or still water, coffee or tea)
  • Private airport transfers in Delhi from DEL airport to hotel at start of tour, plus for internal flight from Jodhpur to Delhi.
  • One-way airfare between Jodhpur and Delhi.
  • Transportation between all locations and for group activities in a private, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entry fees for all included sites and experiences.
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi, elephant ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur, camel cart ride in Pushkar.
  • Orientation tours in each location with our local, English-speaking guide.
  • Tips for all local guides, drivers and included meals.
PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

Small Group Tours with Travel Photographer Ralph Velasco

  • Keeping our travel schedule in mind, participants will be put in the right place, at the right time, to explore and capture the best of India, including its people, food, temples, mosques, markets, and other cultural wonders.
  • Major Sites: Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort (Delhi); Taj Mahal and Agra Fort (Agra); Amer Fort and City Palace (Jaipur); Pushkar Camel Fair; Jodhpur Fort (Jodhpur).
  • We’ll also visit a number of markets and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods to meet and interact with the people, all while having a chance to photograph along the way.
  • Approximately 2- to 4-hours per day on average of instruction with travel photographer Ralph Velasco, including group photo walks and locally-guided walking tours in each location.
  • Participants will have a chance to sit down with Ralph during a mid-trip image review allowing him to gauge each participant’s progress and to provide valuable feedback.
ABOUT YOUR GUIDE

Ralph Velasco Bio Pic in BW - Copyright Jenny McMasters

Ralph Velasco is President, Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of PhotoEnrichment Adventures, as well as a travel photography instructor and international guide who has organized and led more than 60 international trips around the world.

Ralph was a short-listed finalist for the prestigious 2015 and 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year awards and was selected to a group of the Top 100 Travel Photographers in the World for 2014 by a site in the U.K.  And two years in a row he was chosen “Open Photographer of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Orange County.

He’s the founder of Tour Organizer Training, a free webinar and series of online courses where he’ll teach participants, step-by-step, how to organize and lead their own special interest tours, whether around the world, or around the corner.

Ralph has an MBA in International Business from United States International University in Mexico City and San Diego (1995), an undergraduate degree in Management from the Indiana University School of Business (1985), speaks Spanish and is a licensed private pilot SEL (single engine land).

He’s also been an integral member of several championship sailing teams in Chicago, San Diego and Newport Beach, California.

FORMS

If you’d like to join this trip, please click on the following links and complete each set of paperwork to register.  Your information will be sent directly to us once submitted (each of these documents is mandatory to participate).

Click here for Reservation Form 

Click here for Terms & Conditions

Flight Info Request Form

Medical Info Request Form

TESTIMONIALS

“I recently went to India with Ralph Velasco and PhotoEnrichment Adventures. I found India to be a fascinating country full of amazing sites and people. Like all PhotoEnrichment trips everything was well organized and well planned. In a country that can be rather chaotic, it was great to know that all the details, from air-conditioned bus rides, to boutique hotels, were there for me.

While India is a country that I always wanted to visit, planning a trip seemed overwhelming. However, since I have traveled with PhotoEnrichment Adventures several times I jumped at the chance to visit India using their well-planned agenda.  I knew all the details of the trip would be taken care of so I could enjoy the attractions and focus on photography.

India is an ancient culture with many rituals and deep spirituality. They also have many ancient religious sites and forts to visit and photograph. Given that, my best photos were of the people of India. They were very welcoming and open to being photographed. They were fantastic subjects and allowed me to produce some amazing images.”

~ Patrick Monahan

All activities and itinerary details are subject to change, but rest assured we’ll make every effort to provide a comparable alternative in the unlikely event changes to our schedule need to be made.

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