Imaging a trip that changes your life....
A trip where those who have always wanted to travel to India but have not dared to do so. An expert will accompany you, guide and advise you, with the possibility of enjoying free days to discover, get lost or do what interests you most.
The reality is that the travel offer is limited almost exclusively to organized tourist trips or volunteer experiences. They are two opposite poles and it is difficult to find options that combine responsible tourism and solidarity.
It will depend on the traveler, if after the very first contact, feels more deeply involved to continue helping the development and growth of the projects that will be visited during the trip.
With your visit you will have total freedom and knowledge to contribute your work in the future for a longer time. Once in the village and in the contribution centers, each traveler can voluntarily contribute what they consider appropriate according to the logistics of the program and their shared moments.
Your next trip..
Happy Inside Trips are different trips. They are not organized trips because WE ARE NOT A TRAVEL AGENCY.
They are trips to grow and learn to function in a totally unknown and magical country, with the advantage and support of a person specialized in the country who will guide and accompany you.
Mariana will be your contact from Costa Rica, who will guide you and answer all your questions.
Virginia, founder of the Happy Inside School and a specialized traveler, will meet us at the New Delhi airport together with our driver and we will begin our adventure that will undoubtedly change our lives forever.
THIS SOLIDARITY JOURNEY IS FOR YOU IF…
THIS SOLIDARITY JOURNEY IS NOT FOR YOU IF…
If your profile is in the second group this trip is NOT for you and it is better that you look for an alternative that best suits your travel idea and your needs.
If your profile is in the first group, welcome, I have the best vacation to you! And you should feel excited about changing lives forever.
DAY 1 & 2
Arrival in Delhi, escort of each traveler, transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Hotel accommodation. Arrival day and two free days to get lost in Delhi, visit its fortresses and markets.
Delhi is the capital of India since the early XX century and was founded on seven historic cities. A city of contrasts that is now divided into two zones: Old Delhi, mostly of Mughal construction and New Delhi, the city built by the English in colonial times. During the 2 days you can visit Humayun's tomb and take a City Walk through the old area of Delhi. Visit the RED FORT. At the agreed time you can choose between losing yourself alone or resting from the city at the hotel.
DELHI - AGRA
We will get up early and take a private transfer to Agra where the Taj Mahal is: Temple of passion and one of the wonders of the world, built by Emperor Mogul Shah Jahan in 1631 so that love by his queen Mumtaz Mahal remained immortal.
In the afternoon we will transfer to one of the most energetic cities in North India: Jaipur
Night in Jaipur.
DAY 4 & 5
Jaipur is also known as the Pink City and the gateway to Rajasthan.
During two nights you will enjoy in the streets of Jaipur and you will discover the essence of this enigmatic city.
The next morning we will visit the amazing Amber Fort and its traditional market, one of the most authentic in Rajasthan. In the afternoon we will go to Pushkar.
DAY 6 & 7
We will rest for a couple of days in Pushkar, one of the largest centers of Hindu pilgrimage frequented by a multitude of Sadhus and travelers from all over the world looking for a spiritual corner in the only city destined to God Brahma.
DAY 8 to 13
We will enjoy the Solidarity network we have created with our heart and soul visiting:
✨THE HAPPY INSIDE SCHOOL
✨THE KALBELYAN GYPSY CAMP IN THE DESERT
✨THE DISABLE UMMEED CENTRE DAY CARE IN PUSHKAR
✨THE RKS DISABLE CENTRE IN AJMER
We will have the opportunity to get to know the program of help and social immersion in Dungaria, a completely remote and forgotten town where Happy Inside School is located. A totally unknown and enigmatic place for travelers. It will give them a different view of how they live, how they sleep and how the families of this small town whose children attend Happy Inside school survive. Some of the visits will include:
✨Access to each house of each student to perform an analysis of each family needs
✨ Study how many members integrate each family, how many of them go to school
✨ Awareness on the use of plastic, personal hygiene workshop, etc
✨ Ball workshop: Bollywood and typical dances
✨ Delivery of study materials, clothing, basic health cares, etc
✨Donations to Village families
In addition to visiting the Happy Inside School and the respective families of the students, we will visit two centers of children with special needs: Ummeed A Ray of Hope Center, in Pushkar and the RKS In Ajmer, where we will discover how little it takes to make a happy child. Children who are waiting all year to welcome us with open arms to share with them a time of smiles, hugs and much love.
Each traveler can access and live in a pure and authentic way with a totally magical community.
Their way of living and sharing will transport them to an unknown world for many that makes us face ourselves and feel that opening our hearts and putting it at the service of those who need it makes life taste different.
* INDEPENDENT ACTIVITIES to perform in leisure time:
There will be the possibility of optional activities such as Ayurveda massage, attending a Bollywood cinema in Jaipur, yoga activity, Hindu dance, renting an old Royald Enfield motorcycle, expedition through the Rajasthan desert, attending prayers in the sacred lake Pushkar with a live performance of Tabla, visit the temples with Sadhus, introduction to Vipassana meditation and Kirtan (meditation through Hindu music). Visit villages and surrounding village like Bundi or Jodhpur.
Pushkar - Day Off
Departure to Delhi Airport. Departure time will depend on flight schedules.
Return flight from Delhi.
And if I want to stay longer?
It is possible to extend your stay if you want to stay by your own.
Would you like to make a meditation retreat after your solidarity experience? 🧘♀️🧘🏻♂️🧘♀️🧘🏻♂️
We can include it in your program and help you with the registration and entry procedures at the Vipassana Meditation Center.
Many travelers have already done it! Do not miss this opportunity.
SELECT A DATE AND DO A RESERVATION:
NOV 5TH TO 20TH, 2022
JAN 10TH TO 25TH 25, 2023
JUNE 27 TO JULY 11TH, 2023 (TBC)
As we do not yet have direct flights restored until the middle of the year, the dates may vary by one or two days. THE TRAVELER WILL BE IN CHARGE AND RESPONSIBLE FOR EXPENSES AND PAYMENTS IN THE COUNTRY.
To guarantee maximum transparency and ease of payment, the price of the trip and the payments are broken down into 3 blocks :
1. REGISTRATION FOR THE TRIP: €550 (VAT NOT INCLUDED)
The price for the reservation of your seat is 250€, the rest of the money will be paid when the group will be closed + VAT
This price include:
✨ Access and registration to the trip.
✨ Access to the WhatsApp group from the formation of the minimum group. You will have contact with your colleagues and with me to have the necessary support at all times.
✨ Group Skype session to get to know each other if you need to prepare for the trip and start exchanging opinions, concerns and doubts.
✨ Advice for preparing the trip (flights, insurance, luggage, visa...).
✨Program planning and logistics management. ✨Delivery of material and travel manuals ✨Accompaniment during the 15 days
✨ Liability insurance
2. PURCHASE OF FLIGHT AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES: We will guide you throught the airplane purchase so we could all travel in the same flight number. Every travel will be in charge to buy the airplane, it is not including on the price
3. TRAVEL EXPENSES IN INDIA: €650
✨Pick up by an Indian guide at Delhi airport, transfer and accompaniment to the hotel
✨TRAVEL TEMPO Deluxe Air Conditioned private minibus for 5 full days sightseeing tour
✨Water for travelers during the full 5 days of the tourist tour
✨14 nights of accommodation in high-class hotels with breakfast included (in the first two hotels). ✨Recruitment of employees in hotels for daily service of the traveler
✨Transfers from the hotel to scheduled visits.
✨Accompaniment in visits to New Delhi for two days ✨Transfers from Delhi to Agra (230km)
✨ Accompaniment on visits in Agra
✨Transfer to restaurant in Agra
✨Transfer from Agra to Jaipur (240 km) ✨Accompaniment Hotel in Jaipur
✨ Accompaniment on visits in Jaipur for two days ✨Transfer to restaurants in Jaipur for two days ✨Transfer from Jaipur to Pushkar (148 km)
✨ Accompaniment to Pushkar hotel
👉 ATTENDANCE AND VISIT TO SOCIAL AID PROJECTS SUCH AS THE HAPPY INSIDE SCHOOL, THE CENTER FOR DISABLED CHILDREN "UMMEED DAY CARE CENTER" IN ITS TWO LOCATIONS AND THE TRIBAL NOMADIC CAMP IN THE RAJASTHAN DESERT WHERE THE SECOND HAPPY INSIDE SCHOOL WILL BE BUILT
👉ACCOMPANIMENT AND TRANSFER BY TAXI FROM THE HOTEL TO THE AJMER TRAIN STATION, 15 KMS
👉ACCOMPANIMENT AND TRANSFER BACK FROM AJMER TO NEW DELHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BY TRAIN "SLEEPER 3AC CLASS WITH BEDDING CLOTHES"
👉Assistance during free time so that the traveler can have all the necessary information for their free time programs with a local travel agency to support the traveler and even their stay after the trip IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY LONGER.
✨🛏 TWO NIGHTS OF ACCOMMODATION IN A SHARED ROOM IN NEW DELHI
✨🛏 TWO NIGHTS OF ACCOMMODATION IN A SHARED ROOM IN JAIPUR
Laundry Service Available
✨🛏 NINE NIGHTS OF ACCOMMODATION IN A SHARED ROOM IN PUSHKAR
Laundry service facility
Hiring of employees for daily service of the traveler.
TOTAL EXPENSES OF THE SOLIDARITY TRIP TO INDIA 1200€ (shared room * International flight NOT included )
👉Supplement for single room: $ 250
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
- Travel Insurance (Mandatory. Around €70 with good POST PANDEMIC coverage)
- Visa (We have a visa management service for €40/person. Even so, we provide the link where you can manage it personally without any problem. Visa cost for one month approximately €40)
- Food, personal expenses and tips to drivers.
- All services that are not reflected in the Services included section are exempt.
I JUST WANT HAPPY TRAVELERS: RETURN GUARANTEE
It is important that all the people who join the solidarity trip are absolutely convinced and sure of wanting to participate in this adventure. In addition, I would like you to do it with the same enthusiasm and motivation with which I am going to embark on this trip.
In the event that you make your reservation and later believe that you have made a mistake, or if you are finally unable to join the trip due to other circumstances, you may cancel your reservation under these conditions: Refund of 50% of the invoiced amount if you cancel within 15 days of your reservation (reservations of services already contracted, nor bank commissions for payment, are not refunded).
Refund of 25% of the invoiced amount if you cancel 1 MONTH BEFORE THE TRIP If there is only one month left to travel, only duly justified returns will be accepted (50% of the invoiced amount will be returned - except for reservations of services already contracted).
Failure to show up for the trip without justified cancellation with some type of documentation will mean the loss of the total amount of the trip.
If the trip is canceled due to force majeure, I will refund all your money in full.
1. I COULD MAKE THIS TRIP ON MY OWN?
You could do the your journey, but you would never do the same journey. Not only do we take you to the key places to save you a lot of paperwork, but by coming with experts in the country you will access situations and places that you would never have access to yourself as a tourist.
2. HOW DO I KNOW IF THE PRICE OF THE TRIP IS CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE?
You can do a research on the internet about the offer of packages or trips to India and you will see that it is the cheapest in the market with the services that are included in the price. In addition, this trip is invaluable due to the dimension and human perspective that is offered to you when traveling accompanied by specialists in the country and they will treat you as if you were locals.
3. I'M GOING TO DO A VOLUNTEERING?
No, we are not going to do a volunteer. In 15 days there is no time to volunteer but you will have a first contact with the work of various centers and you will learn about their programs while we travel doing responsible tourism in the country. The way we introduce you to daily life in these centers will allow you to enjoy a very deep exchange so that in the future you can choose your stay with criteria and responsibility.
4. MADE IN TARIFA IS AN ONG?
We are not an NGO, we are a project that starts from the work of a single person who one day decided to help within their possibilities and resources. Yes, we are Registered as a non-profit association in Spain, in order to carry out projects we have led in a foreign country such as the reform of the Happy Inside School that took place from January to April 2017. But the work with solidarity trips around the country with a group of solidarity members for 15 days is a totally parallel work whose objective is to introduce people with our same concerns to a special, different and unique trip that will help them to know a culture of 100% immersion at the same time as they visit various projects and help if they wish in the future. The difference between an NGO and us is that on our trips we take you on a route through the country providing quality services by a local agency so that the traveler can feel at home, in addition to visiting not only a project but several centers to have a greater experience and perspective of solidarity in India.
5. WHAT IS THE MONEY I WILL PAY USED FOR?
On this trip, the money is used to pay for the management of the logistics of the trip, the material that will be delivered and the included expenses mentioned above that will be incurred during your trip and stay in the country. To do our bit and help in the development of the activities that we will do in the field, a percentage of the registration fee will be allocated to help the families of the Happy Inside School students.
6. WHAT IF I DON'T SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE?
Many times it is not necessary to speak to communicate with the heart. You will realize that during the trip a kind of family is born in which we help each other.
95% OF THE PEOPLE IN INDIA SPEAK ENGLISH
7. HOW WILL OUR JOURNEY HELP THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECTS?
Volunteering is not the only way to help. We will help in 3 ways:
- Allocating a percentage of the price of your registration to the expenses of the activities in the Happy Inside Village and school
- Most importantly, you will visit children and families who have been waiting for you all year and who do not ask for more than your company and your love to give you what little they have with people from other cultures, other countries. Being able to bridge the gap between them and us gives them an invaluable source of learning and growth. It is of enormous human and didactic value that children in marginalized rural areas and centers of special needs can enjoy contact with people who come from other countries. You can generate a human bond so deep and special that it wakes you up to continue helping in the future. In this exchange, many emotions will resonate in you that will make you not only rethink countless personal habits in your daily life but will also make you the best spokesperson for the need and the realities that you have met on your return home. By helping with your presence and your affection, you will be participating in a very pure solidarity exchange.
8. I CAN GO ON OTHER DATES WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS? As long as there are between 8 to 12 members, we can adjust the dates, the same trip can be organized privately.
9. IT IS MANDATORY TO GET VACCINES AND CARRY TRAVEL INSURANCE?
It is mandatory to follow the instructions of a doctor. If you decide not to get vaccinated, you do so at your own risk and being aware of the health risks you assume. In relation to travel insurance, it is absolutely necessary. It is very important to be protected and have good health coverage when traveling abroad. Nothing has to happen, and the normal thing is that it does not happen, but it will give you great peace of mind knowing that you are covered for possible health or other problems that may arise. We work with an insurance company that donates a percentage of the fee to solidarity projects, Solidarity Insurance, but each traveler is free to choose the one that gives him the most confidence.
10. IT IS DANGEROUS?
Many travelers have stated that during the trip they have felt safer even than in their countries of origin. I would never take you somewhere that I wouldn't go, not for safety or convenience. Hindus are very friendly and our structure is made up of friends and family who look out for our interests. We do not travel exposing ourselves to any type of risk, on the contrary, both the hotels and the places we take them to are part of a circuit that I have been visiting for more than 10 years.