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INDIA, NEPAL & SRI LANKA with WENDY WU TOURS 2014/15
10 day fully inclusive tours from $3,755 per person
From Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch

Wendy Wu Tours 2014 brochures OUT NOW!

A WENDY WU TOURS EXPERIENCE

What’s included in your Wendy Wu Tours Group Holiday

  • Return international Economy Class airfares from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch to India or Sri Lanka on Singapore Airlines
  • All prepayable taxes and surcharges
  • All meals (from group’s arrival to lunch on the day of the group’s departure) and accommodation whilst on tour (excludes stopovers)
  • All transportation, daily tours and entrance fees to scenic attractions as listed
  • English speaking local guides and/or a national escort accompanying you throughout your tour (subject to minimum number of passengers)
  • A Wendy Wu Tours travel wallet

Exclusions

  • Personal expenditure such as all drinks (including during meal times), laundry service, souvenirs and telephone calls
  • Taxes, accommodation and meals in country of transit if stopover required (unless specified otherwise)
  • Early/late check in/out is not guaranteed; if requested it is at an additional cost
  • Visa fees if required and insurance of any kind
  • Tipping: please refer to Booking Conditions on reverse of flyer. For full Wendy Wu Tours Booking Conditions please refer to the India section of the Wendy Wu Tours website: www.wendywutours.co.nz

Tour grading

All tours are graded to assist you in deciding which itinerary best suits your personal liking. The gradings are outlined below:

  • Comfortably paced tour: while you will encounter extensive sightseeing on foot, climbing of stairs and in/out of boats throughout the tour, these programmes are comfortably operated to appeal to most people. Generally these tours are shorter in duration and visit the mainstream tourist attractions.
  • Medium paced tour: these tours are not strenuous but do include several days where long periods of sightseeing on foot, climbing of stairs and in/out of boats will be necessary. These tours are generally longer in duration and could involve long days of driving or overnight train journeys. Some programmes may also include easy hiking or a home stay.
  • ACTIVE PACED TOUR : refers to programmes where long periods of sightseeing on foot, climbing of stairs and in/out of boats and physical involvement is necessary. These tours are generally longer in duration and could involve long days of driving or overnight train journeys. Some programmes may also include easy hiking or a homestay. These tours may travel to remote areas and areas of high altitude, reaching up to 5,000m.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE
DELHI – AGRA – JAIPUR – GURGAON
Golden Triangle is the best way for a first-time visitor to experience the ‘mustsee’ destinations of India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Arrive into Delhi, a fast-paced metropolis where Old Delhi and New Delhi exist alongside each other in great contrast. Old Delhi is filled with ancient monuments, fascinating museums, and bustling markets. New Delhi flourishes with modern museums, worldclass hotels and stylish restaurants on wide tree-lined boulevards. Travel to the historic city of Agra to see the Taj Mahal, the city’s most famous monument dedicated to love. Jaipur, the capital and largest city in the state of Rajasthan, will amaze you with beautifully carved and ornate palaces, forts and museums showcasing artefacts from ancient times. India is sure to enchant every traveller and the Golden Triangle will leave you wanting to discover more of this wonderful destination.

Days 1-2: New Zealand – Delhi
Day 3: Delhi
Day 4: Delhi – Agra
Day 5: Agra
Day 6: Agra – Jaipur
Day 7: Jaipur
Day 8: Jaipur – Gurgaon
Day 9: Gurgaon – Depart Delhi
Day 10: Arrive New Zealand

10 days fully inclusive from New Zealand from Twin
2014 Departure Dates: 15 Mar#, 05, 12 Apr, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 08, 22 Nov.
#Departure coincides with Holi Festival celebrations and sightseeing may be affected
$3,755
Single Hotel Room Option $739
Compulsory Tipping: US$50 (subject to change).
Comfortably Paced Tour. Tour dossier is available for this tour. *Based on departures in Apr 2014 only. Tour is from $3,999 for departures in Sep, Oct & Nov 2014.

Cultural Northern Discovery
NEGOMBO – ANURADHAPURA - JAFFNA – SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA – TRINCOMALEE – DAMBULLA – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – COLOMBO
On this exciting tour travel to the relatively undiscovered north of Sri Lanka, to the city of Jaffna. Recently reopened to tourists, Jaffna is home to unique temples, a rich culture and beautiful beaches. Visit the holy bathing ponds, experience the evening Puja ceremony at the Nallura Kandaswamy Kovil Temple and learn more about the civil war with a visit to the bunker of a leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. While in Kandy, travel to the aboriginal tribe at Mahiyangana and learn the history of the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka. Marvel at the beauty of northern and northeastern Sri Lanka on this exciting new tour and discover a land that time forgot.

Day 1: New Zealand – Negombo (via Colombo*)
Day 2: Negombo – Anuradhapura
Day 3: Anuradhapura – Jaffna
Day 4: Jaffna
Day 5: Jaffna – Sigiriya
Day 6: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa
Day 7: Sigiriya – Trincomalee
Day 8: Trincomalee
Day 9: Trincomalee – Kandy (via Dambulla)
Day 10: Kandy
Day 11: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Day 12: Nuwara Eliya – Colombo
Day 13: Depart Colombo
Day 14: Arrive New Zealand

*Please note flight from Singapore arrives just after midnight on Day 2. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your Negombo hotel.

14 days fully inclusive from New Zealand from Twin
2014 Departure Dates: 26 Jul#.
#26 July departure coincides with the Esala Perahera Pagaent in Kandy (01-10 Aug 14). Sightseeing in Kandy for this tour will be amended so participants may watch festival parades.
$5,899
Single Hotel Room Option $1,499
Compulsory Tipping: US$70 (subject to change).
Active Paced Tour. Tour dossier is available for this tour.

Kerala & The Southern Highlights
CHENNAI – KANCHIPURAM – MAMALLAPURAM – BANGALORE – HASSAN – MYSORE – COONOOR – OOTY – MUNNAR – THEKKADY – PERIYAR NATIONAL PARK & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – KERALA BACKWATERS – KOCHI – KOVALAM - TRIVANDRUM
Southern India is very different from the north, providing exceptionally stark contrasts between spices, food, cultures and climate. This amazing tour commences in the colonial city of Chennai. A journey on the Shatabdi Express train to Bangalore will delight any train enthusiast, as will the Toy Train ride to Ooty, taking you through pine forests, and offering the most breathtaking views. Visit a tea plantation, look out for elephants at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady and enjoy the serenity as you cruise the backwaters of Kerala. This fascinating tour is set to entice even the most widely travelled individual. Your journey will take you to one of the world’s most desirable destinations, a land that will certainly leave a lasting impression.

Days 1-2: New Zealand – Chennai
Day 3: Chennai
Day 4: Chennai – Kanchipuram & Mamallapuram
Day 5: Chennai – Bangalore
Day 6: Bangalore – Hassan
Day 7: Hassan – Mysore
Day 8: Mysore – Coonoor
Day 9: Coonoor – Ooty
Day 10: Coonoor – Munnar
Day 11: Munnar – Thekkady
Day 12: Periyar National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary
Day 13: Thekkady – Nedumudy
Day 14: Alleppey – Kochi
Day 15: Kochi
Day 16: Kochi – Kovalam
Day 17: Kovalam – Trivandrum
Day 18: Kovalam - depart Trivandrum
Day 19: Arrive New Zealand

19 days fully inclusive from New Zealand from Twin
2014 Departure Dates: 09 Apr, 17 Sep, 01 Oct, 05, 19 Nov.
$5,869
Single Hotel Room Option $1,659
Compulsory Tipping US$90 (subject to change).
Medium Paced Tour. Tour dossier is available for this tour. *Based on departures in Apr 2014 only. Tour is from $5,979 for all other departures.

Highlights of Sri Lanka
NEGOMBO – SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA – ANURADHAPURA – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – UDAWALAWE – YALA NATIONAL PARK – GALLE – COLOMBO
Sri Lanka has everything you could want in a holiday, from stunning scenery to amazing architecture outlining the evolution of this unique land. Spectacular Sigiriya is one of the must-see destinations of the country; the rock fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Discover the ruined cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, marvel at magnificent temples and discover the unique caves at Dambulla. In Kandy view the golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic), where the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined. Admire the beautiful scenery along the coastline from Yala (Ruhuna) National Park to Galle and learn about the conservation of Sri Lanka’s turtles at Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. One of the highlights of this land is its gracious people and, with such a rich abundance of surprises on offer, this fantastic destination is sure to impress all who visit.

Day 1: New Zealand – Negombo (via Colombo*)
Day 2: Negombo – Sigiriya
Day 3: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa
Day 4: Sigiriya – Anuradhapura
Day 5: Sigiriya – Kandy
Day 6: Kandy
Day 7: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Day 8: Nuwara Eliya – Udawalawe – Yala National Park
Day 9: Yala National Park
Day 10: Yala National Park - Galle
Day 11: Galle
Day 12: Galle – Colombo
Day 13: Depart Colombo
Day 14: Arrive New Zealand

*Please note flight from Singapore arrives just after midnight on Day 2. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your Negombo hotel.

14 days fully inclusive from New Zealand from Twin
2014 Departure Dates: 05 Apr, 13, 27 Sep, 11 Oct
$5,885
Single Hotel Room Option: $1,625
Compulsory Tipping: US$75 (subject to change)
Medium Paced Tour. Tour dossier is available for this tour. *Based on departures in Apr 2014 only. Tour is from $5,999 for all other departures.

Pearl of the Indian Ocean
NEGOMBO – MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK – SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – ST. CLAIR’S FALLS – UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK – GALLE – Bentota – COLOMBO
Discover the beautiful beaches, ruins lost in the jungle, unique wildlife and stunning waterfalls of Sri Lanka. Visit Negombo, with Dutch and Portuguese architecture from colonial times against a backdrop of lagoons and the Indian Ocean. Explore the partially excavated ruins of the abandoned Ritigala Jungle Monastery. Spend time in Nuwara Eliya, situated 2,000m above sea level, an excellent location for tea production. Travel to Udawalawe National Park to enjoy an open-top jeep safari and visit the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, which takes care of orphaned and abandoned baby elephants, providing them with food, shelter and medical care before they are released into the wild. It is sure to be a highlight of your Sri Lankan experience!

Day 1: New Zealand – Negombo (via Colombo*)
Day 2: Negombo
Day 3: Negombo – Minneriya National Park – Sigiriya
Day 4: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa
Day 5: Sigiriya – Kandy
Day 6: Kandy
Day 7: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Day 8: Nuwara Eliya – St. Clair’s Falls
Day 9: Nuwara Eliya – Udawalawe National Park
Day 10: Udawalawe National Park – Galle
Day 11: Galle – Bentota
Day 12: Bentota – Madu Ganga Wetlands
Day 13: Bentota – Colombo
Day 14: Depart Colombo
Day 15: Arrive New Zealand

*Please note flight from Singapore arrives just after midnight on Day 2. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your Negombo hotel.

15 days fully inclusive from New Zealand from Twin
2014 Departure Dates: 20 Sep, 25 Oct.
$6,235
Single Hotel Room Option: $1,759
Compulsory Tipping: US$80 (subject to change).
Medium paced tour. Tour dossier is available for this tour.

Rajasthan Panorama
DELHI – ALSISAR – GAJNER – JAISALMER – MANVAR – JODHPUR – UDAIPUR – DEOGARH – PUSH KAR – JAIPUR – AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – BHARATPUR
Rajasthan is one of the most colourful and exciting states in all of India. Your tour commences in Delhi, an incredible city with many hidden delights. Your ‘Arabian night’ fantasies will come alive as you experience a camel ride across the sand dunes in the Thar Desert. In Jodhpur visit one of Rajasthan’s most magnificent forts, Mehrangarh Fort. A cruise on Udaipur’s enchanting Lake Pichola will enthrall you. In Agra, view the majestic Taj Mahal as the sun is rising and learn about this beautiful monument. You will have the opportunity to stay in heritage hotels many of which were once royal palaces, forts or wealthy family estates. We look forward to welcoming you on this magical tour of Rajasthan.

Days 1-2: New Zealand to Delhi
Day 3: Delhi – Alsisar
Day 4: Alsisar – Gajner
Day 5: Gajner – Jaisalmer
Day 6: Jaisalmer
Day 7: Jaisalmer – Manvar
Day 8: Manvar – Jodhpur
Day 9: Jodhpur
Day 10: Jodhpur – Udaipur
Day 11: Udaipur
Day 12: Udaipur – Deogarh
Day 13: Deogarh – Pushkar
Day 14: Pushkar – Jaipur
Day 15: Jaipur
Days 16-18: Jaipur to Agra via Bharatpur
Day 19: Agra
Day 20: Agra – Delhi
Day 21: Depart Delhi
Day 22: Arrive New Zealand

22 days fully inclusive from New Zealand from Twin
2014 Departure Dates: 10, 17 Sep, 08, 22 Oct#
#Departure coincides with Pushkar Fair (30 October – 06 November 2014). Fair dates are subject to change.
$6,685
Single Hotel Room Option: $1,775
Compulsory Tipping: US$115 (subject to change).
Medium Paced Tour. Tour dossier is available for this tour. *Based on all departures except 22 Oct 2014. Tour is from $6,899 for 22 Oct departure (travelling during Pushkar Fair)

Highlights of India & Nepal
DELHI – UDAIPUR – JODHPUR – JAIPUR – BHARATPUR – FATEHPUR SI KRI – AGRA – KHA JURAHO – VARANASI – KATHMANDU – PATAN – DHULIKHEL
India’s architectural wonders and history will capture your imagination. The contrast of bustling bazaars and ancient ruins will bring to life everything you have ever expected to see in India. The beauty of the Taj Mahal against the backdrop of an early morning sunrise will amaze you. Be impressed by the intricate temples of Khajuraho. Travel to Varanasi, where millions flock each year to perform religious rituals from morning until evening. Nepal is equally captivating; it features the greatest mountain on earth, Mt. Everest. The capital city of Kathmandu is a fascinating place, with ageless temples, traditional culture, lovely people and splendid architecture. We invite you to discover the highlights of India and Nepal and be graciously welcomed by their warm and gentle people.

Please Note: An India-only version of this tour is also available, please enquire for details.

Days 1-2: New Zealand to Delhi
Day 3: Delhi
Day 4: Delhi – Udaipur
Day 5: Udaipur
Day 6: Udaipur – Jodhpur
Day 7: Jodhpur
Day 8: Jodhpur – Jaipur
Day 9: Jaipur
Days 10-12: Jaipur – Agra via Bharatpur and Fatehpur Sikri
Day 13: Agra
Day 14: Agra – Khajuraho
Day 15: Khajuraho – Varanasi
Day 16: Varanasi
Day 17: Varanasi – Kathmandu
Day 18: Kathmandu – Patan
Day 19: Kathmandu
Day 20: Kathmandu – Dhulikhel
Day 21: Dhulikhel – Kathmandu
Day 22: Depart Kathmandu
Day 23: Arrive New Zealand

23 days fully inclusive from New Zealand from Twin
2014 Departure Dates: 05, 12, 19 Sep, 03, 10, 17 Oct & 14 Nov
$8,799
Single Hotel Room Option: $1,575
Compulsory Tipping: US$130 (subject to change).
Medium paced tour. Tour dossier is available for this tour.

Grand Tour of India
DELHI – VARANASI – KHAJURAHO – AGRA – BHARATPUR – FATEHPURSIKRI – JAIPUR - ALSISAR – BIKANER – JAISALMER – JODHPUR – UDAIPUR – AURAN GABAD – MUMBAI – KOCHI – KERALA BAC KWATERS – Kovalam – TRIVANDRUM
On this incredible tour you will become acquainted with one of the most vibrant and exciting countries in the world and come face-to-face with sites that will leave you in wonder. To enable you to capture the best of India, we have designed this tour to take you on a wonderful journey, from the deserts of Rajasthan in the north, to the backwaters of Kerala in the south. Discover unrivalled history in the home of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, where four of the world’s major religions originated – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. This is a land of extraordinary contrasts and staggering achievements. Some people never make this journey and miss the experience of a lifetime. Tantalise your senses and join us on the remarkable Grand Tour of India.

Days 1-2: New Zealand to Delhi
Day 3: Delhi
Day 4: Delhi – Varanasi
Day 5: Varanasi
Day 6: Varanasi – Khajuraho
Day 7: Khajuraho
Day 8: Khajuraho – Agra
Day 9: Agra
Days 10-11: Agra - Jaipur via Bharatpur and Fatehpur Sikri
Day 12: Jaipur
Day 13: Jaipur – Alsisar
Day 14: Alsisar – Bikaner
Day 15: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
Day 16: Jaisalmer
Days 17-18: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Days 19-20: Jodhpur – Udaipur
Days 21-22: Udaipur – Aurangabad
Day 23: Aurangabad – Mumbai
Day 24: Mumbai – Kochi
Day 25: Kochi
Day 26: Kochi – Nedumudy
Day 27: Kerala Backwaters
Day 28: Kovalam – depart Trivandrum
Day 29: Arrive Auckland

29 days fully inclusive from New Zealand from Twin
2014 Departure Dates: 01, 15 Oct & 12 Nov
$11,899
Single Hotel Room Option: $2,435
Compulsory Tipping: US$150 (subject to change).
Medium Paced Tour. Tour dossier is available for this tour.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Valid for sales to: 30 September 2014
Travel Period: 1 Apr - 30 Nov 14
* All prices are per person, share twin basis, in New Zealand dollars (unless otherwise indicated). It is our policy to present the true cost of our holidays, inclusive of all government costs and taxes. Please accept however that these taxes are not within our control. Therefore should a tax increase, we reserve the right to pass on any increase in cost.
* Prices are per person in New Zealand Dollars based on payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only and have been based on an exchange rate as at 28 Jan 14, therefore are subject to currency fluctuations.
* Tipping is paid in US Dollars upon arrival in India or Sri Lanka and these amounts are subject to change.
* Visa fees, if required, are not included.
* Please note: Wendy Wu Tour inclusions apply during a Wendy Wu tour only, and are not applicable during stopovers or for pre or post tour accommodation.
* Prices featured were correct at time of printing. Prices are valid for return Economy Class airfares on Singapore Airlines and for travel from Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.
* Domestic add-ons available at an additional charge.
* Valid for sales until 30 Sep 14 & travel between 01 Apr 14 – 31 Dec 14 selected departures as specified.
* ROUTING: WLG(NZ)AKL/CHC(SQ)SIN(SQ) DEL/MAA/KTM/TRV/CMB & v.v. CHC pax must use CHC-SIN-CHC flights ONLY.
* Travel via AKL is not permitted.
* Open jaw permitted.
* BOOKING CLASS: SQ/MI International ‘M’ class. Domestic flights within New Zealand book SQ “E” or NZ “W/T” class.
* Minimum stay: 4 nights.
* Maximum stay 28 nights.
* Land arrangements including accommodation must be provided for minimum 4 nights or 50% of the total itinerary, whichever is greater.
* Fare not permitted on following codeshare flights: SQ1000-4999, 5400-5486, 5489-5599, 5619-6799,6835-6839, 6845-6899, 6930-9999, MI1000-9999.
* Ticketing: Any bookings made between 21-59 days before departure must be ticketed within 7 days of creation of PNR.
* Any bookings made between 7-20 days before depture must be ticketed within 3 days of creation of PNR.
* Any bookings made within 6 days prior to departure must be ticketed immediately.
* SQ will advise TTL which will autocancel at 1800 local time, irrespective of weekends or public holidays.
* Please adhere to this.
* No ticketing after sales end period - NO exceptions.
* Stopover: Permitted in Singapore in each direction for a maximum of 14 days.
* For domestic sectors a max of 24hrs is permitted at AKL and CHC.
* Travel requiring an overnight stay will be at passengers own expense unless specified and meals are not included on stopovers.
* Accommodation surcharges may apply during trade fair periods.
* All services are subject to availability.
* Capacity limitations apply.
* Auckland & Christchurch departure tax is included in the packages.
* Credit cards are not accepted unless agent acts as merchant.
* Cancellation and amendment Fees apply – please check with your agent.
* Travel Agent professional service fees may apply.
* Please note that all tours run subject to minimum numbers.
* Should any aspect of programming change due to unforeseeable circumstances or force majeure (including date changes, scheduling changes etc), any additional expenses including but not limited to airline fees will be incurred by the passenger.
* Further travel restrictions and conditions apply; please check with your travel agent.
* All bookings must be paid in full no later than 65 days prior to tour departure.
* Further terms and conditions apply, for full Wendy Wu Booking Conditions please refer to page 90 of Wendy Wu Tours China brochure or page 82 of Wendy Wu Tours Vietnam brochure. AFC: TQ
* A minimum of $150 per person non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
* Prices may be subject to change without notice due to supplier/operator tariff changes.
* Prices were correct at time of publishing but are subject to change due to exchange fluctuation up until full payment is received.


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