Beautiful Pondicherry

Description

Discover two of South America’s greatest cities, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, at a leisurely pace. A major highlight on this journey is a visit to Iguassu Falls in between your two city stays. It truly is one of the most spectacular sights on Earth. See the impressive falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides.

Brazil’s view takes you through clouds of mist and the opportunity to see these 275 falls, spanning nearly two miles! Argentina’s side allows you to walk along the boardwalk network and embark on a jungle train through the forest for unforgettable views. Hear the deafening roar and admire the brilliant rainbows created by the clouds of spray, and take in the majesty of this wonder of the world. From vibrant cities to scenic beauty, this vacation to Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, and Buenos Aires will leave you with vacation memories you’ll cherish for life.

Location

 

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day 1:  Chennai to Pondicherry (Approx. 166 kms/3 Hours and 30 Minutes)

    Pick up from chennai airport and proceed to pondicherry reach then check in to the hotel  and visit for sightseeing like Aurobindo Ashram, the Sacred Heart Basilica, the very European-looking streets of “White Town”, the Manakula Vinayagar temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the French War Memorial ,Promenade beach and take a stroll along the marina as the sea breeze enchants you. Overnight stay at hotel.

     

     

  • Day 2: Pondicherry

    After breakfast proceed to visit Auroville (suggested activity), the universal and non-religious township, built together by people from around the world. Here, start with the Visitors’ Centre to get an overall view of the township. From here you can either walk or take a shuttle to the Matrimandir viewing point, to view it from outside. You can also buy unique products produced locally at Auroville, such as candles, soaps, textiles and so on.

    Alternatively, take a break from the urban scene and explore the scenic Pichavaram Mangrove Forest with a boat ride (optional activity at your own expense). The Pichavaram Mangrove Forest is one of the world’s largest mangrove forests as well as one of the unique eco-tourism spots in South India.

    After spending the day return to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.

    (Please note that Optional Tours/Activities aren’t included in the package. You can purchase these tours/activities at the time of booking the package. Refer to ‘Inclusions’ for tours & services included in your package.)

     

     

  • Day 3 : Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram (Approx. 95 Kms/2 Hours)

    After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), a UNESCO world heritage site that is mainly known for its 8th century Shore Temple. Check in to hotel then proceed to visit beautiful 8th century temple built by the Pallavas against the picturesque Bay of Bengal or go for a long stroll on the beach. The ruins of Mahabalipuram comprise, apart from the Shore Temple, stone carved structures such as the Five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna Mandapam etc. There are plenty of shops around to buy local souvenirs if you wish.

    After spending as you desire, return to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.

     

  • Day 4: Mahabalipuram - Chennai (Approx. (57 Kms/1.45 Hrs)

    After breakfast leave for chennai for onward destination.

Package Inclusions

COST INCLUDES :

  • 03 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals as per meal plan- BREAKFAST
  • All applicable Hotel taxes.
  • All transfers & sight seeing by private car.
  • Driver allowance, Toll, Tax, Permit & All Parking Charges.

 

Package Exclusions

  • GST
  • Any airfare/train fare
  • Any meals other than the mentioned in the package.
  • Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail & flight delays, road blocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, etc..
  • Individual entrance fees to visit places, any extra fees outside our program & ride / camera permission etc..

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Important Package And Payment Notes

  • The above air packages are made on the basis of the special fare and rates taken from the respective airlines and hotels. Once confirmation is made no amendments are possible without incurring cancellation charges. The airline tickets once issued are non refundable.
  • The above hotels are suggested on the basis of the feedback taken from our customers. Still we request you that before finalizing the tour with us kindly go through the website of the hotels and read the reviews.
  • Kindly note that the quotations are given without holding any confirmed reservations either in the airlines or in the hotels. Till advance payment is received all your reservations are on tentative basis.
  • Within two working days of receiving an advance payment, customer is given confirmation over the email. The confirmation contains the details of Customer file number, Hotel Confirmation, Airticket confirmation, Total package amount, Amount paid by Customer and Balance amount to be paid at the time handing over travel documents
  • Once confirmation is made than full and final payment should be made only in cash/netbanking at the time when all the travel documents are delivered to the guest.
  • For the cheque payments, the documents will be processed or delivered once the amount is credited in our account.
  • Our cheque bounce charges are Rs.1000/-
  • Payment by credit card will attract 3% service charge on each and every transactions.
  • Cash deposit in our banks will attract surcharge of 1% on the deposited amount.
  • Cost does not include expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail/flight/vehicle delays , cancellations, strikes , natural calamity, political disturbance etc.

IMPORTANT HOTEL NOTES :

  • All the guests (husband, wife & adult children) are requested to carry their photo identity proof in original ( passport or voter I card )& a photocopy to be produced & handed over at the time of Check In at the Hotels. This is mandatory. Airline and Hotels may deny entry and services in the absence of these documents, in such cases we should not be held responsible by customers.
  • In hotels for an extra adult/child either rollaway bed or mattress shall be provided.
  • In case your packages is inclusive of complimentary Arrival / departure transfers the same shall be provided as per schedule fixed by the hotel. however this may require you to wait at the airport for short duration until all the guests arriving at that time exit the airport.
  • Transfers are on SIC (seat in coach) basis.
  • The request for an adjacent or an adjoining room will be on subject to availability.
  • It is mandatory to carry the age proof of children (02 to 11 yrs) and infant(below 02yrs) along with other travel documents.
  • Room allocation (Twin bed / Double bed) is at the discretion of the hotel. The check in and check out time of the hotel is 1430 to 12 noon and number of meals including breakfast are always corresponding to the no. of nights booked by the guest. The hotel does not provide breakfast on the day of arrival.
  • For early check in and late check out the payment is to be settled directly by the guest.
  • Hotel has the right to claim the damages incurred by any of the guest.
  • The guests are requested to take care of their personal belongings carefully and avoid leaving them unattended.
  • Cost of additional services availed by the guest which are not part of our package inclusions are to be settled directly at the hotel.
  • To avail the arrival transfers please check the hotel representative holding the placard of your name/ hotel name.
  • Buffet meal will be provided at fixed venue decided by the hotel. Timings : Breakfast 0800-1000 hrs , Lunch : 1300-1500 hrs , Dinner : 1930 -2200 hrs. These are the standard buffet timings observed by the hotels. Still you are kindly requested to check the perfect buffet timings at the time of check in at the hotel. Once the buffet time is over the hotel might ask you to pay for your meals. It is at the discretion of the hotel to provide buffet or fixed menu meals depending on the occupancy of the guest in the hotel.

IMPORTANT AIRLINE NOTES :

  • The check in counter is closed 60 minutes before the departure time. We strongly recommend customers to reach the airport 3 hours before the departure time of the flight to avoid any inconvenience.
  • Domestic flights of Indigo Airline, Spicejet Airline and Go Air departs from Airport Terminal 1.
  • Kindly reconfirm the departure terminal and the flight schedule from the airline before leaving for the airport.
  • In most of the flights 15 kg weight is allowed in Check in baggage and 07 kg weight is allowed in hand baggage. Please check it with our sales person for further details.
  • Due to unavoidable circumstances if customer miss the flight than he needs to purchase the tickets on the next available flight by making direct payment. The amount of missed flight will not be adjusted against the freshly purchased tickets. Please reconfirm your return flight ticket too from the airline counter.
  • Web check in is not possible in our group packages.
  • In airline no seat is provided to Infant.

OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES :

Advance booking amount to confirm the reservation

 

Rs.5000/- per person or 50% of the package cost. Whichever is higher.
Balance amountWhen the final documents are delivered to the customer.
Air tickets once issued are non refundable. Request for name change in Flight tickets can be taken only 07 days before departure date(subject to approval of Airline and seat availability) and cost isRs.5000 per name change + difference of fare.
Cancellation charges 30 days before of date of travel.Rs.5000 per person
Cancellation charges between 15 to 30 days of date of travel50% of the total package amount
Cancellation charges between 07 to 15 days of date of travel75% of the total package amount
Cancellation charges within 07 days of date of travel.NO REFUND
Amendment Charges( after deducting cancellation Charges). Amendments have to be notified in writing only. Any Amendment made over the phone or verbally will not be considered for taking any action.Rs.1000 per person.
Mode of RefundBy Cheque Only. No refund will be given in cash.

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