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Best company for escorted tours/ solo traveller

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Best company for escorted tours/ solo traveller

Hello everyone, I'm looking to visit india and was wondering if anyone can reccommend a good company to book with? I'd like to do and escorted tour of the best sights/wildlife. i will be a solo traveller so ideally a company that doesnt charge single supplements. Hope to hear from you soon.

thank you in advance

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1. Re: Best company for escorted tours/ solo traveller

Realistically, all companies charge an effective supp for single travellers because as a single guest you;re occupying a double or twin hotel room. Having said that, though, room rates in India, outside the main cities, are not as high as at home, so you ought to find the difference is not too steep.

See what a company suggests as on-tour hotels then look them up yourself and check the difference between single and double occupany rates (or, putting it another way, halve the nightly rate) to get an idea of what the basic extra cost of a room for one is, compared with 50% if you were one of a couple.

If you work that through, you will have a number which is the extra cost to the tour company of giving you sole use of a room

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I traveled with a guide Tarun and I am sure he did not have a single supplement. He buys the train tickets, bus tickets, rooms, and admissions right then and there so there is no need to add an additional price . I traveled with my daughter (13) and I (55 mom) throughout Delhi, and Agra- used the train, ricksaw, taxi, and his car. He is a great choice, as well as he is very interested in providing great service...custom made for you and speaks exceptional English. After traveling I have still kept in touch with him. If you would like to contact him feel free to send me a message. Have fun

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thanks guys will check it out

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Hi. We just returned from 6 weeks touring India and we used 2 companies plus 2 weeks with just a driver, and I definately recommend the driver. Again, I have his number and can pass it on if you want it. That was beyond doubt the best part of the tour. We also did a 9 day tour of kerala with Intrepid tours, and it was awful. Expensive, dire accomodation, poor food, rude guide..and so on. The driver was cheaper, recommended good places to us always and could not do enough to help.

Contact me if you would like to know more.

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Hi. We just returned from 6 weeks touring India and we used 2 companies plus 2 weeks with just a driver, and I definately recommend the driver. Again, I have his number and can pass it on if you want it. That was beyond doubt the best part of the tour. We also did a 9 day tour of kerala with Intrepid tours, and it was awful. Expensive, dire accomodation, poor food, rude guide..and so on. The driver was cheaper, recommended good places to us always and could not do enough to help.

Contact me if you would like to know more.

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I came across this website called tripcrafters.com. They connect you with specialist travel companies in India depending on your destinations, activities etc for free. Check them out.

Agree with johnb121 on supp for single issue. Rooms here are primarily designed for double occupancy. I would avoid living in hostels in India.

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hi nikki this is jigar frm mumbai wud like to accompany u in ur travel..let meknow the places u wud be travelling

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saw your post from last year in trip advisor. am planning to go to north india in January with a friend, and based on experience elsewhere (morocco, uzbekistan, etc.) have really enjoyed having a driver. do you have recommendations based on your experience, and contacts? thanks!

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Hey there!

Sorry don't have any contacts in North India. You could get in touch with the hotel traveldesk and they should sort you out.

Have a great trip!

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