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Date: Various departures available, ask us! (9 days)
Host: Local Expert Guides
Cost: Starting at US$ 4,995 per person
Trip Type: Travel with Purpose, Hosted Small Groups

Framing the soft pink horizon, the Aravalli Mountains—the oldest range in the world—surround the province of Rajasthan, a sundrenched landscape marked by towering white temples and wheat fields. With every turn, you’ll experience the vibrancy of Indian culture through the colourful sights of saris fluttering in the wind as women walk toward the marketplace to children shouting greetings of ‘namaste!’ and singing traditional songs as they play in the surrounding fields. Work alongside local families on a sustainable development project, helping empower communities to end the cycle of poverty.

Highlights

  • Meet local families and take part in a Poja Prayer Ceremony
  • work side-by-side with local community members on a sustainable development project such as laying bricks for a new classroom
  • Practice Bollywood dance moves and prepare chapatti with local women
  • Explore Udaipur’s temples, lakes and bustling markets

Brief Itinerary

Day 1

  • Late evening arrival into Delhi
  • Meet your ME to WE guide
  • Transfer to your hotel in Delhi for a restful overnight

Day 2

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to the airport for your flight to Udaipur
  • Transfer from Udaipur airport to Araveli
  • Settle into your new home for the week at Araveli Cottages & Tented Camp
  • Learn about the local communities and WE Charity’s work in the region

Day 3

  • Wake up with a morning yoga class
  • Learn a few words of Hindi to prepare you for the community welcome
  • Start your volunteer building project
  • Dinner and dance performance from local dance troupe

Day 4

  • Spend the morning with the women of the community to understand their daily chores of their life in rural India
  • After lunch, you will have the chance to try your hand at traditional Mewari painting
  • Return to the project site and continue to build

Day 5

  • Continue the progress you are making on your community project
  • In the early evening, dust off your dancing shoes for some Bollywood dancing

Day 6

  • Spend the morning at the build site
  • After a delicious lunch, relax at Araveli or join the staff for a cricket or volleyball game

Day 7

  • Spend the morning finishing up your build project
  • In the afternoon, you’ll spend some time with the women and men of the community to learn more about their day-to-day lives

Day 8

  • Enjoy an exotic camel ride toward the Kumbhalgarh Fort, the world’s second longest wall housing years of rich history
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a community farewell ceremony to celebrate your time together

Day 9

  • Depart Araveli for Udaipur
  • Enjoy a morning of sightseeing before flying back to Delhi
  • Relax in a day room
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight home

Contact us, about possible extension options. We can offer an amazing add on to explore India's Golden Triangle or other regions nearby.

Includes

  • Professional facilitator
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All meals and drinks Araveli Tented Cottages and Camp, including purified water, sodas, beer and wine
  • All activities as outlined in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation throughout the duration of the trip
  • Domestic air in country

Excludes

  • International flights to/from Delhi
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Any increases due to circumstances beyond our control (government taxes, levies, fuel surcharges, etc.)
  • Entry visas
  • Gratuities to local staff
  • Imported wine and beer and champagnes

Why Travel with Purpose?

When you participate in a ME to WE Trip with Civilized Adventures, you contribute to WE Charity’s renowned sustainable development model by contributing to one or more of the model’s five pillars—clean water and sanitation, agriculture and food security, education, health or alternative income and livelihood.

The community and its needs determine your volunteer efforts. We work in close collaboration with community members and development experts to develop holistic solutions that have lasting impacts.

Alongside locals, you might lay foundations or bricks for schools, run summer camps for children, or support workers digging fields and planting trees. Your efforts contribute to the many important steps needed to establish the five pillars, which eliminate the obstacles to education. Your efforts do not take jobs away from locals. In fact, WE Charity’s development projects create jobs for supervisors, skilled engineers and project managers. A ME to WE Trip participant’s volunteer work is essential to completing the numerous and ongoing projects that benefit the communities where WE Charity works.

Half of ME to WE’s net profits are donated to WE Charity—helping you make an even bigger impact on the place you visit. The other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.

Click here to know more about our ME to WE’s programs

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Cost

Starting/Ending Delhi

Starting from US$ 4,995 per person (based on double occupancy)

Prices are current at time of publication (Feb, 2020). While unexpected, pricing and itinerary are subject to change.