Curated group tours
Travel with us on one of our curated group tours to India. A few times a year, Siân personally escort's a small group on a carefully designed journey to showcase traditional textiles, crafts and other special interests. All of our groups are small with no more than 6-10 people, with a real focus on immersive experiences and opportunities to meet with expert artisans and creatives. We stay in small independently owned accommodation where possible to really get under the skin of the region that we're visiting.
We ensure a high level of service and are proud of our first hand knowledge following Siân's twelve year career in planning bespoke India itineraries. All of our group tours are financially protected through our sister travel company South Asia Uncovered and we can also offer assistance in obtaining India tourist visas.
Delhi & Rajasthan
Exploring textiles and traditional crafts
17 - 27th October 2022
From £1,850 per person
2nd - 12th March 2023
From £1,980 per person
13th - 23rd March 2023
From £1,980 per person
Textiles & traditional crafts
Explore the traditional crafts and textiles of Rajasthan on this small curated group where we will journey through Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur and the rural countryside. You will have the chance to meet with expert artisans, including block printers, silver smiths, potters and dhurrie weavers. Learn about traditional textiles with visits to museums and creative houses as well as trying your hand at some traditional crafts yourself.
During the journey, you will get to stay in small intimate properties that are owner run. This enables you to really get under the skin of the area, with opportunities to interact with the hosts and experience true authentic Indian hospitality. One of the highlights includes a stay in a 350 year old fort in the middle of the beautiful rural countryside, surrounded by local villages.
We have designed the trip to show you India away from the generic tourist excursions so that you can enjoy a true authentic journey . Some of the immersive experiences include meeting a traditional Bishnoi tribal community, a walk through the hidden corners of Jaipur to find local craft traders, an e-rickshaw tour with a women-led NGO and a chance to have your horoscope read by an expert astrologer.
Mumbai & Gujarat
Textile, Craft and Tribe discovery
16th - 28th October 2023
From £2,695 per person
**OPEN FOR BOOKING**
Textiles and Tribal communities
Travel off the beaten path on this small curated group where we will journey through the mega city of Mumbai and into the tribal villages and salt tinted landscapes of Gujarat. You will have the opportunity to meet with artisan communities where some of India's finest textiles are produced. From embroidery, tie dye and block printing, to weaving and paint work - we will help you to unravel the textile treasures from this corner of India.
During the tour, you will get to stay in a variety of accommodation, including a bustling city hotel with panoramic views of the ocean, a former ancestral palace and one of India's premier boutique heritage hotel's. Each property brings a new perspective on our journey, with charming staff, quirky interiors, comfortable rooms and a chance to sample some of the delicious local cuisine.
We always believe in designing our tours to show guests unique corners of the country which are not always on the main tourist trail. Some of the immersive experiences include meeting a traditional Rabari tribal community, an early morning tour to see Mumbai wake-up, a visit to a family who have a history of fabric painting for hundreds of years and a chance to witness some of Gujarat's most ancient monuments.