The Taj Mahal in India, stunning Himalaya scenery in Nepal, mythical Bhutan and ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ Sri Lanka…there is absolutely no lack of cultural glamour and natural beauty in South Asia. Meanwhile, the vastnesses of territory and the diversity of culture here also post a challenge to its visitors. For someone eager to fully taste what this ancient land has to offer, a custom tour escorted by private guide and car could be among the best choices. Get some inspiration from the following sample itineraries first, or tell us your preference and budget to let us tailor-make an itinerary for you.
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I came across this company by chance and I was straight away impressed by Kyle Li and how helpful he was on designing the ideal tour for us. He made changes and accommodated our requests without hesitating. He not only helped us organising the best tour we ever did, but also added extras that I would not have thought about.
We were met by representatives at all locations, he specified to all local guides that this was not a shopping tour. The usual visit to factory is normal, but there was no hard sell.
Drivers and representatives were great and helpful, guides very knowledgeable, impeccable English.
We were given a mobile to use, both Kyle and the local representative checked on us a few times to see if everything was going well.
I have done extensive travels by myself and in groups, and this was the first time I used a tour agency to prepare a private tour. I have other parts of Asia I want to visit and I will definitely use them again.
Please do not hesitate to use them, they are great!
United States of America
I was so glad I booked a tour with this company. Their employees did a fantastic job organizing my trip and checking in on me to make sure everything was going well. They made my first visit to India a fantastic trip, and I would recommend them highly to anyone!
United States of America
I cannot say enough, how well the private tour was organised, I will definitely be travelling with them again! We were looked after every step of the way, being catered to our individual needs as they arose. I travelled with my 14yo daughter who was on crutches at the time. The tour guides, driver and hotel staff were all warm, caring and friendly. I will be looking forward to my next adventure with Odyssey Tours.
I'm a solo traveler, and I felt well taken cared of by my travel consultant Kyle Li at Odyssey Tours. From planning the itinerary to the arrangements, booking and execution, all the elements flowed smoothly as planned. I explored three countries in 31 days, starting in Delhi, my tour gateway, then proceeding by road to Jaipur and Agra, by train to Jhansi, then by road to Orchha and Khajuraho, by air to Varanasi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kathmandu, by road to Chitwan, Pokhara, by air to Paro, then by road to Thimpu, Punakha, then back to Delhi by air and return to USA. I was met in every destination by an office representative then oriented to my schedule which can be altered PRN as I'm booking a private tour. A driver and car was at my disposal and a personal tour guide for each venue. Everyone was professional, and Mr Li checked on how my trip was going at intervals. The drivers were skilled in negotiating the mad traffic in these countries, and the tortuous mountain roads of Nepal and Bhutan. Some tour guides were limited by their language proficiency, but everyone gave excellent service. The hotels were uniformly very good and some were excellent. I didn't worry about the details, and had a great trip.
United States of America
We were two couples and our two weeks covering Delhi. Rajasthan and Agra were put together by Zoe. It amazed us that someone in China could put it all together, but they did, and it worked wonderfully. At every place we stayed we were met by guides who were extremely well informed, and made sure that we saw everything. Then in the afternoons our driver Ram Singh would take us off to see "his India" - places and sights which we would never have seen and experienced without him - really the best experiences of our visit, and many great places he took us to eat, along the road and in the cities.To have this lovely man driving us around for two weeks was a great pleasure.
What is amazing about Odyssey is not the organization, but that the cost was so reasonable, given that we stayed in top 5 star hotels, and the cost covered all the guides, admission fees etc.Then there were the little things like being provided with mobile phones so that Odyssey could check if things were going all right - which they did more than once - and which were so useful when we went out to dinner and we could call our driver to come and pick us up.
Initially I was skeptical when I found myself dealing with a Chinese travel agent for an Indian tour, but they just did it so well. I guess that as Ram Singh would always put it "In India everything is possible."