Overview

Price
Days 8
Departure
Max. Group

Itinerary

For Intermediate Riders, The Thar Desert and the Aravalli Split , Distance covered - 140kms.

 

Day 01: Arrive to a wilderness camp, an hour’s drive from Jodhpur. Have lunch. In the evening meet your escort and the horses. Overnight stay at the camp.

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Day 02: Ride out early in the morning past villages and through desert terrain till we reach a village, where we witness some of the customs and traditions of the desert including the amal ka dastoor, an opium ceremony. After a 16kms ride we stop for lunch at a heritage hotel. Enjoy your evening by the poolside at the same heritage hotel. Overnight stay.

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Day 03: Ride off 28kms through sandy tracts and scrubland, passing quaint hamlets of colorfully clad tribes of the desert. We stop at a luxurious palace for lunch which is situated at the edge of a huge lake on a hill top overlooking miles of open country around you. Meanwhile the horses are trucked away to meet you at a point for the next day’s ride. In the evening relax in the comfortable rooms provided by the palace. Enjoy the pool on the terrace or watch the bird life on the lake. Overnight stay.

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Day 04: After a relaxed morning breakfast we take a two hours drive to a village where we mount up on the horses that await us and ride 15kms through low foothills towards a small shepherd’s village set against a rocky hill. We reach their well in time for the evening tea at a 200year old castle which runs as a hotel. This exclusive home is open only to horse riding enthusiasts. We stay put for the night at the castle.

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Day 05: Ride out 15kms past open farmland, en route to the rocky hills where we stop and have lunch at a classic heritage hotel. Enjoy a leisure evening, visit the village around the hotel if you like or just breathe in the surroundings.

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Day 06: Ride out 16kms past farms and lakes in the morning and you will soon arrive at Muthana Bird Lake. Here we stop for refreshments. We then transfer into jeeps and drive 10kms through a merchant town bringing us to an orchard retreat for lunch where we stay put after the meal, while the horses get transferred by trucks to meet you at a point for the next day’s ride. In the evening visit the famous 15th century Ranakpur Temples by jeeps, a 4kms drive. Overnight stay at the same orchard retreat.

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Day 07: Drive back to meet your horses at the home of your riding escort. Mount up and ride out 18kms past the tribal villages and farms along the Aravalli and enter the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Ride up a steep trail through the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary climbing 2000ft. We arrive at a jungle retreat for lunch which is the last stop of our riding expeditions. Enjoy a relaxed evening visiting the Kumbhalgarh Fort. This historic fort was so strong that it withstood continuous attacks by the Mughals. Overnight stay at the jungle retreat.

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Day 08: End of safari. Depart for Udaipur.

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