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14 Day 5 Star India By Luxury Rail & The Maldives Premium Small Group Tour

14 Day 5 Star India By Luxury Rail & The Maldives Premium Small Group Tour

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This itinerary will be conducted at a relaxed pace. You will typically spend several nights at one location which means less time spent packing and unpacking, and more sightseeing. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and handling your own luggage.

Leisurely Pace

Opulent accommodation in 5 star luxury

Pure Luxury
Pure 5 Star Luxury

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
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✓ Small group experience, up to 12 guests only
✓ Experience 7 nights aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey train from Mumbai to New Delhi with included meals and off-train sightseeing of India's architectural wonders and World Heritage sites such as the Taj Mahal in Agra and the famous Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park 
✓ Experience the thrill of a safari in search of the elusive tiger at Ranthambore National Park 
✓ Visiting the colourful and bustling bazaars of the royal cities of Rajasthan and discover the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi
✓ Stay in a luxury overwater villa in the Maldives with free flowing drinks and included meals 
✓ 13 nights in luxurious 5 star accommodation including 7 nights aboard the iconic Deccan Odyssey in India and 3 nights in a Premium Over Water Villa in the Maldives 
✓ Breakfast daily, 8 Lunches & 10 Dinners 
✓ Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
✓ Coral All-Inclusive package at the Taj Coral Reef Maldives including all meals, unlimited drinks, selected activities and discounted spa treatments 
✓ International flight from New Delhi to Malé 

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

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Taj Mahal Tower or Similar

Welcome to India! On arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM), you will be met by a local representative in the arrivals hall and transferred by private air-conditioned vehicle to your luxury 5 star hotel located in Mumbai’s prime historical and commercial hub. 

Check into your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Arrival airport transfers are included as part of your package. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Please note: if you are arriving early and have made your own arrangements prior to your tour commencing, airport transfers will not be included. However, if you are purchasing pre-nights accommodation as part of your Inspiring Vacations package, airport transfers will still be provided to the starting hotel.

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Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the opulence of your hotel, then meet your guide in the hotel lobby for a sightseeing tour of this incredibly diverse city. You will drive past some of the city’s famous landmarks including the Gateway of India, the business districts of South Mumbai-the Victoria Terminus, Mumbai University, Rajabai Clock Tower, High Court & Marine Drive, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya - the Prince of Wales Museum. Continue to the Hanging Gardens and Parsi Tower of Silence; a photo-stop at the largest open-air laundry – Dhobi Ghat and end the tour with a visit to Mani Bhawan. 

This afternoon, you will be transferred to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus where you will receive a warm and traditional Indian welcome as you check in to the beautiful Deccan Odyssey train to commence your unforgettable journey across India. 

The Deccan Odyssey offers travel of a bye-gone era featuring well-furnished Deluxe Cabins with private bathrooms and state-of-the-art amenities to ensure a lavish experience to all its passengers. Onboard facilities include two dining cars, bar lounge, mini gymnasium and Ayurvedic Spa.

After completion of all formalities, you will be shown to your cabin and as you settle in, the Deccan Odyssey shall depart Mumbai for Vadodara at 1725 hrs. Tonight dine in one of the brilliantly decorated dining cars on a selection of Indian, oriental and continental delicacies served by attentive stewards in traditional Maharashtrian attire

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you arrive at the capital of the Gaekwads - Vadodara, located along the seasonal river Vishwamitri.

After breakfast, you will disembark and proceed to visit Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the only complete and unchanged pre-Mughal Islamic city in India. This concentration of largely unexcavated archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage properties is cradled in an impressive landscape. Marvel at the Jami Masjid (Great Mosque ) built in 1513 representing a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture which was a model for later mosque architecture in India.

Drive back to Vadodara for a leisurely lunch on board the Deccan Odyssey.

After lunch, you will visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, originally constructed as a school for the Maharaja's children. Today, art lovers can view a large number of works of art displayed in the museum including a collection of the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and other renowned European Masters as well as a collection of sculptures in marble and bronze. 

Enjoy high tea at the resplendent Laxmi Vilas Palace, built in 1890, and the residence of the Royal family even today. Reputedly four times the size of Buckingham Palace, its overwhelming Durbar Hall boasts a Venetian mosaic floor, Belgian stained glass windows and walls with intricate mosaic decorations. The palace also houses a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta by Fellici. Witness a folk performance typical of the region as you savour some of the special delicacies from the Royal kitchens.

Return to the Deccan Odyssey as it heads for Udaipur at 2000 hrs.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Deccan Odyssey rolls into Udaipur in the morning. Set on the shores of the placid Lake Pichola, Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, is easily one of the most romantic cities of India, surrounded by scenic hills. Enjoy your breakfast as you admire the picturesque landscape of the Aravali hills.

Rest of the morning at leisure.

Post early lunch, you will disembark to visit the famous City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas, which also houses the spectacular Crystal Gallery. The tour of this magnificent city is completed with a boat cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola. 

Later proceed on a walking tour through the Old City of Udaipur. On this tour you will explore the Old City’s lively, busy and old-fashioned colourful bazaar which still retains local charm and feel. As we walk along the serpentine narrow streets, the place gives us the opportunity to see the shops selling spices, tea, bamboo baskets, flowers, sweets and other household items. 

Thereafter you return to the Deccan Odyssey for a relaxed evening and dinner as we depart for Jodhpur at 2130 hrs.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning as the Deccan Odyssey travels through the stronghold of the Marwar region, enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you breakfast, unwind and experience the striking panorama of the Thar Desert, arriving at Jodhpur.

The morning is at leisure on board the Deccan Odyssey.

Following lunch on board, set out once again to explore the magnificent city of Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City, after the vivid blue-painted houses that surround the Mehrangarh Fort. Set like a pearl amidst the stark desert, this former capital of Marwar boasts some of the finest architecture from the Rajput era, renowned for its superb forts and glorious palaces.

Experience glimpses of the lifestyle of the residents as you explore the city. Walk through the bustle of the Old Clock Tower market, past old havelis and houses, continue to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, the pride of Jodhpur.  Marvel at the intricate carvings and expansive courtyards of the several palaces inside as well as the amazing view of palanquins, arms, paintings, costumes and the arts and crafts of a bygone era at the museum.

In the evening enjoy a wide array of sumptuous Marwar barbeque delights served in the royal courtyard of Mehrangarh Fort as you admire the cityscape from atop.

Having taken in your share of the sublime beauty of Jodhpur, return to the Deccan Odyssey and head for Jaipur at 2030 hrs.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Legendary for the triumphs of its proud Rajputs, Jaipur, the City of Victory, is surrounded by the rugged Aravali hills - crowned by formidable forts - and beautiful palaces, mansions and gardens. Royal processions and parades, in all their splendour, graced these palaces and forts once. The city is a colourful oasis in the desert and you will notice a timeless quality to Jaipur's bazaars and its people.

After breakfast you drive to Maharaja Mansingh’s 17th century masterpiece, the Amber Fort that overlooks the beautiful Maota Lake. The fort is a sprawling complex of courtyards, halls and rooms adorned with beautiful paintings, precious stones and mirrors. Behold the Sheesh Mahal, ‘Hall of Mirrors’, where a single lamplight reflects in many mirrors, and lights up the entire room, creating a dazzling effect.

En-route to Amber Fort visit the Palace of Winds, otherwise known as the Hawa Mahal, famous for its intricate pink sandstone carving and a beautiful view of the city.

Thereafter you will visit the famous City Palace of Jaipur, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armoury, costumes and carpets. Walk across to the adjacent Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh. A wondrous achievement for its time the observatory gives accurate readings even to this day. 

Following lunch you may choose to participate in one of the optional tours. Enjoy spa facilities at a palace hotel OR have the opportunity to explore the colourful bazaars of the Pink City which offer a wide range of ethnic handicrafts produced in the city-centre and its outskirts.

After your full day of delving in the royal past of Jaipur you will return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner on board as it departs for Agra at 2130 hrs.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arriving at Agra, you will realise that the Mughals were not just the greatest dynasty to rule India but also its greatest builders. After a leisurely breakfast on board, you will visit the Taj Mahal, which was Emperor Shah Jahan’s gift of love to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and is truly the world’s most wondrous monument. The making of the Taj Mahal is as much a fable as the edifice itself. It took 20000 men 22 years to build this unrivalled mausoleum and its exquisite white marble was brought from 200 miles away by caravans of elephants and camels.

After lunch at a city hotel, your tour of Agra continues as you visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, a marble mausoleum built by Nur Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir, in memory of her father, Ghiyas Beg. Sometimes called the ‘Baby Taj’, it is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic and lattice.

Thereafter proceed to Agra Fort, another outstanding example of Mughal architecture, and the seat of Mughal reign and administration for three generations. The present structure owes its origins to Emperor Akbar who had its first buildings of red sandstone erected on the eastern bank of the river Yamuna. His grandson Shah Jahan, the most artistic and prolific builder of the dynasty, later added the impressive marbled private quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. A visit to the Diwan-e-Am, ‘Hall of Public Audience’ and the Royal Pavilions is not to be missed. 

Later, you have the opportunity to visit the local markets to admire the exquisite Pietra Dura (marble inlay) artefacts and Mughal ornaments OR as an optional activity you may avail of spa facilities at a hotel before completing your tour of this historical city.

Late evening, you return to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner and your onward journey to Sawai Madhopur at 2230 hrs.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sawai Madhopur, in Rajasthan is the alighting point for the famous Ranthambore National Park, and India’s efforts to conserve the dwindling tiger population can be seen here. The park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country and the most likely place to spot one of these majestic animals.

The people of Rajasthan’s villages are mostly tribals who subsist on farming and hunting. These friendly folk are warm and welcoming, happy to show guests around their villages, giving deep insights into their daily lives. The women here wear bright colours to offset the drab desert, and most people live in mud huts. 

Post lunch, disembark to head for the afternoon safari. Ranthambore is home to several other species as well; you can see herds of Chital and Sambar deer as well as wild boar, Nilgai antelope and chinkara gazelles. There are also sloth bears, leopards and crocodiles. Extensive bird life includes jungle fowl, partridges, quails, the crested serpent eagle, woodpeckers, flycatchers etc. There are also water birds like storks, ducks and geese at the lakes and waterholes. If it’s your lucky day, you could spot a tiger lolling around lazily in the sun, or feverishly hunting down deer around the lakes!

After a fulfilling afternoon, proceed for high tea at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, the former hunting lodge of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur. Feel free to share the spoils (of your photo-shoots!) over a leisurely hi tea.

After high tea, it is time to head back to the Deccan Odyssey where you can relax with a drink before dinner on board, as the Deccan Odyssey sets off for New Delhi at 1830 hrs.

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Early this morning, after breakfast, you will arrive at the New Delhi Safdarjung Station where a local representative will meet you and transfer you to your luxury 5 star hotel. Having recently undergone a complete renovation, the Taj Mahal New Delhi offers luxuriously appointed guest rooms situated in the heart of the city.

In the afternoon proceed for a visit to the Qutub Minar, the soaring, 73-metre-high tower whose origins are masked in mystery. Drive past the imposing India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Parliament buildings and Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President’s residence). End the tour with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage listed tomb of Emperor Humayun then return to the hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure.

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Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and later proceed for a guided tour of Old Delhi discovering the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk.  Drive past the famous Red Fort in the heart of Old Delhi, it was once the most opulent fort of the Mughal Empire. Take a cycle rickshaw ride through the back streets of Old Delhi to get a firsthand experience of the hustle and bustle of the ancient city. 

Arrive at the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to dominate his city. 

Return to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure. 

Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

Today marks the end of your time in India as you are transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Malé.

On arrival into Velana International Airport (MLE), you will be met and transferred 45 mins by speedboat to your luxury accommodation in the North Malé Atoll. 

Welcome to Paradise! Asia’s smallest country by area and population, the Maldives is a chain of nearly one thousand two hundred coral islands perched on a vast underwater mountain range. Whiter-than-white sand, warm, luminous water and great seafood, all make the Maldives a destination for a bucket-list holiday.

After a warm welcome, you will be shown to your lavishly appointed Premium Water Villa,  the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure, taking in the gorgeous tropical landscape.

Your Coral All-Inclusive package includes:

  • All you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner from the Coral All-Inclusive menu at signature restaurants, Bokkura, Pizzeria & Open The Grill.
  • Unlimited beverages served at the Reef Bar from 11am - midnight with access to a wide range of branded spirits, branded beers, specialty cocktails, shooters, aperitifs, liqueurs, mocktails and fresh juices. 
  • Mini bar replenishment of non alcoholic beverages and snacks once daily 
  • Water Sports & Diving - Snorkeling gear throughout your stay, complementary use of canoe. Snorkelling instructions at the Dive Center. Scuba Dive trial in the pool, (Tuesday only). Educational lesson on Coral Reef & Marine life at the Dive Center (Wednesday only)
  • Spa - Receive a 50% saving on Aromatherapy body massage per person once during the stay

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning enjoy a delicious breakfast while admiring the surrounding low-lying islands that make up the utopian Maldives. Every atoll here is formed by centuries of coral reef growth, and each is encircled by a shallow lagoon, protected by the surrounding reef systems. The islands here have tropical castaway qualities: tall coconut palms, white sandy beaches and crystal clear lagoons. Today you may enjoy an entire day of leisure, participating in some of the many exciting activities that the islands have to offer.

Set on heart-shaped Hembadhu Island, Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa is a contemporary tropical paradise tucked over a 1000-year old precious coral atoll offering some phenomenal snorkelling opportunities or take a tranquil canoe ride over the crystal clear waters, You may also choose to enjoy some exciting optional water sport activities at an additional charge, such as catamaran sailing, game fishing or wreck diving to name a few which may also be on your list.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following another delicious breakfast this morning, you may enjoy yet another day of leisure in the dreamy Maldives. Enjoy any number of the incredible activities available to you, and make the most of your fantastic adventure here. Alternatively, relax on the beach and take in the picture-perfect surroundings while dipping your toes in the warm, luscious waters of the Indian Ocean. You will have never known true relaxation until you set foot on this luxurious white sandy beach.


Unfortunately, today marks the end of your incredible tour through India and The Maldives.

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred by speed boat to Malé Airport in time for your departure flight.

Departure transfers are included as part of your package. You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport to meet your flight.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Please Note: Standard hotel check out is 12pm. The hotel is able to hold your bags until your scheduled departure free of charge. If you have booked a late departing flight, late checkout can be guaranteed by purchasing an extra night at time of booking.


  • 7 nights aboard the Deccan Odyssey train from Mumbai to New Delhi in a Deluxe Cabin 
  • All Deccan Odyssey inclusions as per itinerary 
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary 
  • 13 nights in luxurious 5-star accommodation including 7 nights aboard the iconic Deccan Odyssey in India and 3 nights in a Premium Over Water Villa in the Maldives 
  • Breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 10 dinners 
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
  • Coral All-Inclusive package at the Taj Coral Reef Maldives including all meals, unlimited drinks, selected activities and discounted spa treatments
  • Flight from New Delhi to Malé in economy class

  • Mumbai - Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city’s famous landmarks including the Gateway of India, the Victoria Terminus, Mumbai University, and the Rajabai Clock Tower to name a few
  • Vadodara - Visit the famous Champaner - Pavagadh Archaeological Park, the magnificent Jami Masjid and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. Also witness a folk dance performance with canapes
  • Udaipur - Tour the City Palace and Crystal Gallery. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Jodhpur - Visit the “Blue City” with tours of the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort followed by a special BBQ dinner in the Fort’s courtyard
  • Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore National Park) - Take a village walk in Canters and enjoy a thrilling Jungle Safari through the national park
  • Agra - Take in views of the iconic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort 
  • Jaipur - Tour the historic capital of Rajasthan,and its forts and palaces with a walk through the colourful bazaars
  • New Delhi - Guided tour of Old Delhi discovering the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. Tour New Delhi’s main sites including Qutub Minar, India Gate and the UNESCO World Heritage listed tomb of Emperor Humayun
  • The Maldives - Relax amongst the tropical scenery

Noted as one of the most luxurious train journeys in India, the Deccan Odyssey comprises twenty-one luxuriously appointed coaches including two fine dining restaurants, a lounge and bar car as well as a Ayurvedic day spa. Inspired by the imperial carriages used by the Maharajas of the yore, each of the coaches of this luxury train is inspired from a different royal era of Maharashtra ruled by diverse dynasties. 

Deluxe Cabins
A total of 36 Deluxe Cabins each measuring 95 sq ft. All are fully equipped with individually controlled  air-conditioning, WiFi connectivity and personalised guest amenities. All cabins offer private bathrooms equipped with showers, toilets & necessary toiletries.

Amenities include: 

  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • WiFi enabled
  • LCD televisions with preloaded movies and music
  • Mobile phones fed with emergency contact numbers available in all cabins
  • Hair dryers in all bathrooms
  • Electronic safe in all cabins
  • Dedicated valet service for all coaches
  • Range of toiletries
  • Channel music in each cabin

Note: of the 36 Deluxe Cabins, only 5 are double bedded.

Dining & Cuisines
The Deccan Odyssey has two multi-cuisine restaurants where brilliantly decorated interiors add to the flavours of each gourmet dish served by restaurant stewards adorned in traditional Maharashtrian attire. The large selection of Indian, oriental and continental delicacies offer travellers the freedom to choose from a set menu. 

The onsite bar of Deccan Odyssey, Mumbai Hi, is the ultimate place for a relaxed afternoon or post dinner drink offering a large variety of wines and spirits collected from all around the world. 

The lounge is a space where guests can relax and chat with their fellow travellers while on the go. Available for guest use are books, magazines and board games to pass the time. 

The health spa centre offers a variety of treatments including Ayurveda and western massage. 

Enjoy complimentary use of a small gym while on board. 

The Deccan Odyssey includes:

  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabin with en suite bathrooms
  • Soft beverages during meals (B, L, D)
  • Valet service
  • Still camera fees
  • Guided off train excursions and game drives as illustrated in the itinerary – inclusive of entrance fees, park fees, transport and services of an English speaking local guide

The Deccan Odyssey does not include:

  •  Taxes, insurance, gratuities
  •  Laundry, alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages during non meal hours
  •  Video and professional still camera fees
  •  All activities mentioned as options in the itinerary

All-inclusive meals:

Bokkura Restaurant
Cuisine - European, Asian, Indian, Maldivian, Sri Lankan

Breakfast - 0700 to 1000
Lunch 3 course meal - 1200 to 1430
Dinner 3 course meal - 1900 to 2130

Reef Bar
Savour epicurean delights from the Mediterranean and let the sea whisper secrets to you.

Bar - 1000 to 0000

Open The Grill Restaurant
Explore a selection of internationally inspired grills, curated with a fusion of spices and cooking techniques from various corners of the globe. Enjoy the experience of cultures, the artistry of grilling, and the joy of discovering new tastes.

Dinner 3 course meal - 1900 to 2130 (reservations required)

Note: on the day of arrival, the package starts with lunch and ends with breakfast on the day of departure. All 3 courses must be consumed in the same restaurant as per its operational timings.

Unlimited beverages will include a variety of sparkling wine, white wine, rosé wine, red wine, spirits & liqueurs, beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic options.

Note: all beverages are only served by the glass. A few brands may not be available on the list considering it is an island resort. Beverages are served at the Reef Bar from 1100 to 0000 hours and along with lunch and dinner at the restaurants.

Mini Bar includes 4 beers, 1 Coca-Cola, 1 Fanta, 1 Sprite, 1 packet of potato sticks, 2 chocolate bars, 1 packer of potato chips, 1 jar of cashew nuts, 1 jar of almonds

Note: all items will be replenished once daily between 0900 and 1800 hours (except on the day of arrival and departure). 

Activites and Experiences

J Wellness Circle: relax, rejuvenate and re-energise yourself at our award-winning J Wellness Circle Spa. Inpiring by ancient Indian healing wisdom and helmed by expert masseurs, the rejuvenation therapies will transport you to a state of bliss.

Your package includes for stays:
5 nights or longer: Aromatherapy body massage for 45 minutes
1-4 nights: 50% discount on Aromatherapy body massage

Note: applicable once during the stay per person for adults, 18 years and above depending on the duration of the stay.

Water Sports & Diving
Snorkelling gear throughout the stay
Snorkelling introduction at the Dive Centre when you collect the snorkelling gear
Use of canoe for 30 minutes, once during your stay
One Scuba Dive trial in the pool on Tuesday and Saturday at 0830
Educational lesson on coral reef & marine life at the Dive Centre on Wednesdays and Sundays at 1700

Note: all activites in the pool or sea are subject to ocean and weather conditions. Minimum age of 8 years and certain fitness levels are required.

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $1,441.00 per person within 7 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $2,882.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”1”

Leisurely Paced Tour: A general level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. The itinerary includes ample free time and you will not be impacted by stairs and uneven terrain. Where coach transportation is included, you will be required to get on and off the coach with ease.

A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. While tipping is not customary, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $4,700.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
Minimum of 2 and maximum 12 people

Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $534.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $475.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $1,410.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $1,307.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Any food or beverages consumed via room service or at any special dinners, liquors, wines, champagnes (that have not been mentioned in the Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa inclusions), lobster, tiger prawns, octopus, crabs, lamb chops and select steaks, will be charged as per the à la carte prices.

At J Wellness Circle, all other treatments will be charged additionally.

Other water sports, diving activites and excursions will be charged additionally.

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