Published : Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 6:41 PM
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is holding a meeting on Tuesday, March 7, to lay out its plans for a Members trip to India from September 14 to 24, with an optional three-night tour to Dubai from September 24 to 26.
The Chamber and Chamber member Jet Vacations said this is a no-obligation meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Rose Room at Brookside Golf Club, located at 1133 Rosemont Drive near the Rose Bowl.
The India trip is $3,145 per person, double occupancy. For single occupancy, add $525. This includes round-trip air transportation from Los Angeles International Airport, baggage handling at the airport for your arrival and departure, the services of professional English speaking tour guides throughout the itinerary; first-class hotel accommodations for two nights at the Kempinski Ambience hotel in Delhi, two nights in at the Double Tree hotel in Agra, two nights at the Hilton hotel in Jaipur and two nights at the Trident Nariman Point hotel in Mumbai, or similar hotels. This includes hotel tax and service charges.
The price also includes deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation for all transfers, tours and guided excursions; daily breakfast daily, three lunches and three dinners, including one cooking demo and dinner with an Indian family; all entrance fees to site and monuments as specified in the program; rickshaw ride in Delhi, Elephant ride to the ascent of Amber Fort in Jaipur, and water in all coaches during excursions. It also includes all VAT city and local Tax.
India’s astounding diversity of religions, languages, and cultures is unique and unparalleled. This journey showcases the cultural and historical splendor of Rajasthan. You will travel through the region’s timeless, somnolent villages, little changed by centuries. Start by exploring the bustling metropolis of Delhi, and from there travel to Agra, home of the impressive Taj Mahal. Take in the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur, epitomizing the rich culture of Rajputana, and end the trip in Mumbai, contemporary India’s financial and cultural hub.
Other gateways are available at an additional cost. The price does not include tips, travel insurance, airline luggage overage fees, passports fees, visas as well as items of a personal nature.
The three-night optional Dubai tour is $595 per person in double occupancy, or add $295 for a single room supplement.
From Mumbai, travel to Dubai on September 24 and you will be met by an airport representative and transfer to the hotel with guide assistance.
On September 25, the tour takes you to the magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing by the heritage area of Bastakia, and stopping at the Dubai Museum. The trip will continue by abra, a traditional boat, to cross the Creek towards Spice Souk, then proceed to Gold Souk, which offers a huge selection of jewelry. Next, you will visit Jumeirah Mosque for a photo stop outside the mosque, then proceed to Jumeirah Beach to take photos of one of the most famous icon in Dubai: the Burj Al Arab. You will continue the tour to the one of the world’s largest shopping metropolis Dubai Mall and enjoy an afternoon Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner.
On September 26, after breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for the Abu Dhabi city tour. Your journey begins in Dubai, pass by the world’s largest man made port at Jebel Ali and onward for the two hour drive to Abu Dhabi. You will see the Abu Dhabi skyline with the Grand Mosque. You will then be driven though the heart of the city, Corniche Area, and have a photo stop at Emirates Palace, then visit Heritage Village. You will have a lunch break at Marina Mall. In the afternoon, you will proceed to Saadiyat Island and visit Manarat Al Saadiyat, a purpose-built visitor center that brings alive the island’s extraordinary vision through scale models and a brief video presentation. Before going back to Dubai, you will pass by Yas Island and have a photo stop at Ferrari World.
On September 27, after breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
For the informational meeting on March 7, there is plenty of free parking in the nearby lots or on the street.