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Region                                  Thar Deserts

No of Days                          Ex – Jaipur           07 Days

Grade                                   Jeep Safari          Easy

Type                                      Bird Watching

 

Day

Itinerary

Stay

Meals

Day 1

Jaipur – Naliasar – Sambhar – Tal Chapar

Eco Mud Huts

L,D

Day 2

Tal Chapar – Gau Shala – Tal Chapar

Eco Mud Huts

B,L,D

Day 3

Tal Chapar – Jorbeer – Kheechan – Phalodi

Hotel

B,L,D

Day 4

Phalodi – Kheechan – Jaisalmer – Sam

Swiss Tent Resort

B,L,D

Day 5

Desert National Park – Gajaimata sand dunes

Swiss Tent Resort

B,L,D

Day 6

Desert National Park – Jaisalmer – Desert National Park

Swiss Ten Resort

B,L,D

Day 7

DNP – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur 

 

B,L

Itineraries

Day 1

Jaipur – Naliasar – Sambar Lake – Tal Chapar

Arrive at Jaipur railway station by 0800Hrs and meet The Tern Travellers leaders and transfer to Tal chapar via Naliasar & Sambhar. We halt for Birding around the Naliasar and Sambhar Lake. Head for lunch on way some local delicacies of Rajasthan in a proper restaurant. Drive to Tal Chapar and check in. Freshen up and rest for a while. If time permits we shall have one safari in Tal Chapar Blackbuck sanctuary. Returning back in the evening we shall have dinner in a local villa of Chapar and homely cooked food will be served for dinner. We call it off a day early.

Day 2

Tal Chapar – Gau Shala – Tal Chapar

Early chilling mornings with quick breakfast we shall head for safari no. 2, explore the grasslands of Tal Chapar. Drive to Gau shala in search of the rare species Spotted creeper and Eurasian Wryneck and also Spiny tailed lizards. Head for Lunch and drive to Tal chapar sanctuary again for a final safari in the grasslands. The mighty blackbucks and raptors can make your day, photographing them. Dinner will be served early and drive back to hotel.

Day 3

Tal Chapar – Jorbeer – Kheechan – Phalodi

Another chilling morning, have an early breakfast and drive to Jorbeer (A Caracas dump). It is a paradise for Raptors, with species like Egyptian Vulture, Cinereous vulture, Long Billed Vulture, White rumped Vulture, Indian Griffon, Himalayan Griffon, King Vulture, Steppe Eagle, Indian Spotted Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Black Eagle, Serpent Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle and the rare of all Yellow eyed pigeon. Reach Jorbeer Vulture Conservation centre, explore the place and photograph. (Be ready for the strong stench and beware of the dogs). Lunch in Bikaner and drive straight to Kheechan for an evening stroll of the Demoiselle crane. Check In to hotel and rest for the day. Dinner will be served and call it off a day.

Day 4

Phalodi – Kheechan – Jaisalmer – Sam

Wake up early for a quick breakfast and check out from the hotel. Drive to Chugga Ghar – A feeding ground for these winter migrants. This tradition has been running since decades and generations. There is a proper record of every day’s arrival and departure of these flocks of birds. A cup of tea with knowledge of feeder who has been awarded by international bodies in wildlife. You can actually photograph the bird’s right above your heads and that too in huge flocks. The synchronization of flocks is a stunning view. After we finish photographing the birds, we drive straight to Sam via Jaisalmer. Check in to the campsite and have Lunch. Evening we head for Camel Cart safari in Desert National Park. Looking for Great Indian Bustard and other rare birds. Return to campsite, have dinner and call it off a day.

Day 5

Desert National Park – Gajaimata Sand dunes – Sam

It’s going to be cold and chilling early morning and a hot cup of tea shall make you warm. Drive straight to DNP main gate and move for our second Camel Cart Desert Safari. Return for lunch and drive to Gajaimata Sand Dunes where we look for foxes and also the Golden light. Photographing the dunes against the Golden light is a memory in itself. Drive back to Camp and post dinner call it off a day.

Day 6

Desert National Park – Jaisalmer – Sam Dunes – Sam

This day would be leisure as we drive through the some historic places of Jaisalmer and abandoned village of Kuldhara (apparently haunted and abandoned). Visiting the Fort of Jaisalmer (which is a live in Fort), palaces and finally the dunes of Sam. You can experience Jeep Dune safari or Camel rides in the dunes (On own). Lunch will be served in a traditional Jaisalmeri restaurant with local cuisines in the traditional way. Drive back in evening to camp and post dinner, call it off a day. You can enjoy traditional dance around the bon fire before and after dinner.

Day 7

DNP – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur

A lazy breakfast and we checkout from camp, drive straight to Jodhpur. Lunch will be served en-route. We should reach Jodhpur by 4 in the evening and wave off as we disperse and promise to meet again on some adventurous journey. Trip ends with new travel friends, memories and loads of Photographs.
Tour officially ends here.

HOTELS ENVISAGED:                     

Location

Hotel Names

Rating

Tal Chapar

Eco Camps  or similar

Standard

Phalodi

Hotel Fort View or Similar

Deluxe Hotel

Jaisalmer

Wind Desert Camp or Similar

Swiss Tent Resort

***Note: Above mentioned hotel are subject to change depending on the group size or similar category hotels will be offered.

 

Charges Include:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in above mentioned.
  • Ground Transportation & birding by AC SUV Vehicle.
  • Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 2 Safaris in Tal Chapar
  • 2 Safaris in Desert National Park
  • 1 Camel Safari in Gajaimata Sand Dunes
  • Excursion to Jaisalmer and Sam Dunes
  • Bird watching @ Tal chapar, Jorbeer, Kheechan, Naliasar, Sambar Lake
  • Safari charges, forest permits, guide charges.
  • Professional Wildlife Naturalist host of the tour
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Camera fees.
  • Adventure sports at the property.
  • Airfares/Rail fare.
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.
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 A Hat
 Sunglasses with UV protection
 A dust protection mask
 Personal Bottle (To avoid plastic use – 1LtrsX2)
 A haversack (60-70 Ltrs)
 Small backpack (10Ltrs)
 Field books
 Sun screen
 Only dull coloured clothes (Green, brown, Beige, Camouflage)
 Camera (At owners risk) with proper equipment for photography (As per need)
 Fleece/Jacket (temperatures drop in the forest to below 10 degree Celsius)
 Winter wears (The Himalayan/Desert range drops temperature rapidly in the evening)
 Binoculars
 Energy bars

Wildlife safaris/Bird watching is a matter of luck and opportunity. No guarantee of any sighting is made. Neither of our associates will quote that, although we try our best to spot and show you as much as nature allows us to.
Birdwatching is a hobby and not a race, hence request all birders to maintain discipline at all times.
Bird watching is an art of silence and key observation.
Avoid Pointing out directly to a bird that might flush the bird away.
Do not get too close to a bird for a photograph that you flush it away.
Birdwatching should be enjoyed by binoculars and the fun is to spot them, identify them and if you still have some time with the bird photograph them.
Never enter the forest with an intention of spotting a single species, it will only disappoint you. The forest is a gift packet with a lot to surprise with. Listen to our naturalist for more wonderful experience.
Our walks are not target species specific (Unless specified)
We explore everything we find uncommon and need to be explained.
Any demand for spotting a single species in any jeep will not be entertained by the guide or the tour leader as there are other travellers who would want to see the birds etc.
Respect & honour everything that is in the forest and it has to offer you.
Enjoy being in the forest and you will feel much happier away from the concrete chaos.
Respect the local, tribes, guards, guides, drivers, officers and all animals.
Front seat of the Gypsy is always reserved for the Guide or Guard.
No extra room will be made for photographers, respecting other travellers. (For photographers it is recommended to opt for higher options)
No littering in the forest strictly. (what goes comes back the same way)
Camera fees & guide tips to be paid separately & directly.
Kindly follow the instructions given by the tour leader and the guide for your own safety.

At the time of booking 50%
30 days before Departure 75%
21 days before departure 100%

More than 30 days 25%
30 to 21 days 50%
21 to 14 days 80%
Less than 14 days or No show 100%