India – Tiger Volunteer Adventure

Journey to a national park that is home to ancient forts, crocodile-filled lakes and the some of India’s last remaining tigers in the wild. Join a local conservation organization on their mission to protect these tigers and assist the area’s native inhabitants.

Along the way, uncover the colorful markets of Jaipur, the bustling capital of Delhi & an optional extension to the iconic Taj Mahal.


The Place and The People

Northern India is home to a dazzling array of cultures, religions & ethinicities. Simply walking through the bustling streets of New Delhi, you’ll encounter towering Hindu temples, ornate Islamic architecture and food stalls selling treats from all over South Asia. The area is also the epicenter of some of the last remaining wild tigers in the region.

Once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park is now one of India’s largest protected sanctuaries for tigers where populations are rebounding after years of decline. Amongst the ruins of 1000 year old forts, these tigers live in their natural habitat hunting, sleeping and protecting their territory. The villages that surround the park are home to traditional communities where women in colorful saris can be seen tending the fields, camels and cows dot the roads and bustling outdoor markets hum with activity through the day.


What You'll Do

Experience the unique opportunity to lend a hand at one of Ranthambore’s leading tiger conservation organizations. Between game drives searching for the elusive Bengal tiger in the wild, learn from some of the area’s most influential voices on tiger conservation. The projects will vary from laying and collecting camera traps to record tiger movements in the area to helping the staff analyze the images compiled from the traps.

We’ll also have the unique opportunity to work with the communities displaced by the creation of the Ranthambore National Park. Once tiger hunters, the local indigenous men are now being trained as guides, while the women are learning to create crafts for the local markets. Spend time engaging the youth with educational games, and lend a hand at the women’s groups with their colorful craft projects.


What You'll See

Begin in New Delhi visiting the city’s main sites including the towering Red Fort, the bustling markets of Old Delhi, Parliament, and some of the oldest mosques in South Asia. Along the way, sample some of the cuisine that India is famous for. Continue on to Ranthambore National Park via train for four days of safari and hands-on volunteering with Tiger Watch, a leading organization working to protect Ranthambore’s tiger population. You may even spot other wildlife in the sanctuary including leopards, hyena, crocodiles, deer and hyena.

Following our time in Ranthambore, continue on to the pearl of the desert, Jaipur. Known as the “Pink City” for the color of its ornate buildings, uncover the extravagant palaces and forts that dot the picturesque hills around the city. We’ll also take time to explore Jaipur’s famous art and spice markets. Continue back to New Delhi for you flight home or onwards to the Taj Mahal with our post-trip extension to Agra.

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Itinerary Overview

The first two days will be spent in India’s capital and contemporary metropolis New Delhi. Enjoy tours through Jama Masjud, one of the largest mosques in India, Qutab Minar, considered on of the most perfect towers in the world, and the infamous marketplaces of Old Delhi. Day Four will be spent riding the rails on a scenic train ride to Ranthambore National Park. Over the next four days, we will spend our time split between game drives with expert guides through the sanctuary to spot wild tigers and other

animals and volunteering on our projects at Tiger Watch alongside the local community. On Day 8, we will take a drive into the vast deserts of Rajastan to the colorful city of Jaipur. Spend two days soaking in Jaipur’s rich cultural treasures. On Day 10, the group will depart from New Delhi or continue on to the Taj Mahal.

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Where You'll Stay

Begin your India journey with two nights at a 5-star hotel in central New Delhi. Unwind after the long flight by the hotel’s outdoor pool and explore the main sites of New Delhi just outside your door. During our five night stay in the Ranthambore area, spend your nights in a stunning heritage hotel overlooking the plains of Ranthambore National Park. Ornate courtyards make way to a massive in-ground pool and views of the mountains in the distance. Rooms are designed in a colonial style with fresh food served each evening. Continue on to a boutique hotel in the center of Jaipur for a night and finish off the trip with an hotel adjacent to the airport in New Delhi before you depart.

Janet R.

Pasadena, CA

Traveler's Journal

India is one of those places that never ceases to amaze me. Our guide was a gem – from the colorful history and sacred sites to the natural landscapes of Ranthambore he kept us engaged with every turn our journey took. And the tigers! I could not believe my eyes when we first drove along the dusty roads of the national park and stumbled upon our first Mama and her cub. This is truly a moment I will never forget. Each night we returned to beautiful hotels where I felt at home in a world so far away.

Dates and Fees

We offer serveral Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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10 days / 9 nights

 

Program Cost: $2,795*

 

Nov 19-28, 2017 (FF)

Jan 14-23, 2018

March 18-27, 2018 (FF)

April 1-10, 2018 (FF)

May 13-22, 2018

June 10-19, 2018 (FF)

Oct 14-23, 2018

Nov 18-27, 2018 (FF)

See What's Included
  • 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 9 dinners
  • Transportation in private vehicles
  • Air-conditioned train ride to Ranthambore
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Volunteer project at wildlife conservation park
  • 4 jungle safaris in Ranthambore National Park
  • All scheduled activities and excursions
  • Discover Corps Host
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Discover Corps Cuba pre-departure booklet
  • 24-hour Discover Corps emergency hotline

What's Included

Our trips are all-inclusive to make your experience hassle-free.  Here’s a sample of what’s included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 9 dinners
  • Transportation in private vehicles
  • Air-conditioned train ride to Ranthambore
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Volunteer project at wildlife conservation park
  • 4 jungle safaris in Ranthambore National Park
  • All scheduled activities and excursions
  • Discover Corps Host
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Discover Corps Cuba pre-departure booklet
  • 24-hour Discover Corps emergency hotline

Alumni & Family Discounts

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts and special deals.

Customized Private Trips

Let us create a custom trip for your group. Learn more about custom group travel.

Taj Mahal Post-Trip Extension

Add a 4 day/4 night post-trip extension to Agra to view the iconic Taj Mahal to any India: Tiger Volunteer Vacation departure. Click here to learn more.


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