Our main motivation is to offer the best possible support, from setting up your travel program, preparing, organizing and accompanying your trip so that you can experience in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet the experiences but profitable e significant possible. You will surely get to know us during your trip and you will see that it is not a commercial motive. But in an extremely professional way let's share Wow experience, let's make it easy e let us support your days in these countries that are very important in our lives.
We understand that today we are the travel agency in Brazil with more knowledge de field em organization de traveling across India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. and one of the most experienced even in India, Nepal and other countries. You will benefit from the services of those who have been guiding, accompanying and organizing trips in these countries for more than 22 years, most of which we are traveling, studying e experiencing in these regions.
We seek to assimilate the values e Learnings of many years in contact and studying in these countries. Transparency, helping in the best way possible, respect for your time and investment, aligned with respect for our time and dedication, taking care of many small details of your trip, we know – having personally accompanied hundreds of travelers in these regions for 22 years – are characteristics that together make differences from the very serious to the more subtle in the quality of the experiences, at the same time natural aspects of our facilitation work and supports à US trip.
We know it's not a commercially interesting job format in the most common sense of the word. As we explained above, this is not our main motivation, from this point of view, but, among other aspects, we take care, for example, that not have those type de surprises during your trip. We know very well what we and you, Chörten Travelers, most often friends and friends of our friends, cherish most in our travels. So, in order to support and facilitate your experiences as much as possible, on thematic trips with Brazilian experts, we have already included a good part of the contributions to activities extras described and provided for in the travel programs, to the temples, ashrams e monasteries that we visit, like a good part of the tips which are not few: drivers, driver's assistants, transfer assistants, departures assistants, luggage carriers in hotels, train stations, shoe caretakers, guides and so on. As you can see, an important part of these cultures with a frequency and quantity quite different than here in Brazil, North America and Europe. We know very well that this way the final value of the land part increases significantly but that this value will be spent anyway during your trip in these countries. Still, we're able to provide that level of care for your experiences while delivering excellent value when we do the math for the actual value (explained below) and the end of your trip.
Details of your itinerary, such as choice, time and order of visits, development of experiences and contents that we have contact with, details on displacements, travel by car, train, plane, check-ins, check-outs, meals, all added, make a very big difference in the utilization da US trip, assembled from what we heard from you and talked. So are thought e organized de a crafts extremaments Custom, so that you can enjoy your days in these countries with more security, tranquility and quality.
We are and see you as a friend traveling with us, as travelers and not tourists. Thus, we plan our programs and visit each destination in a very different way, from what even our own local partners are used to. You will travel very smoothly, respecting e taking care of of their interests during our days in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
It is common to hear, from those who have not yet traveled with us, that they found better values for the trip. Until today every time we check the services e values com o due care, we saw that in the best of cases the values were the same or, in most cases, we usually see that we offer the most specialized services and, even so, for this reason, among other reasons, with the best values. If you've found something that looks better, we offer to look carefully and understand what is really included and considered in each option for your trip. It will be a pleasure to talk and analyze your trip together!
Hotels in these countries, even those of international chains, are not usually managed (maintenance, cleaning of rooms, kitchens and technical capacity of their professionals) as in Brazil. We also need to think that there are so many cultural differences between what we are used to and what we will experience in these countries, as well as the amount of information we will receive on the streets and sidewalks, that we can rest at the end of the day in a bed and room clean makes a really big difference in our utilization da trip.
We often hear from our friends, Chörten Travelers, before our trips, that 'simple and clean hotels are enough'. We agree 100% but we also know well, from many years of experience, that in these countries this issue is much more delicate and complex than it seems from our references in Brazil. In this sense, whenever possible we work (in trips with Organization with Local Support and with Support from Specialists) with hotels of the category of the Radisson, Ramada and Holiday Inn chains, sometimes from local companies. Except when your rates are too high for what we would like to offer to Chörten Travelers, as is the case in the city of Delhi. In these cases, we opted for a slightly simpler category, hotels that we know well and have had good experiences recently, thus providing better value for money. In smaller cities where these categories of hotels do not exist, we work with hotels that have a combination of the best services and facilities available, which we also know well, we know how they will receive us, with an appropriate service and possible for the structure of that city.
Travels supported by the Independent Organization (more here) is the format that allows you to travel with the simplest hotels and has been working very well.
We understand, due to our very careful way of working, together with our personalization of trips and expertise, that common travel agency contracts do not inform Travelers with the clarity e specifics which we inform em his SCHEDULE de trip personalized. If there is any information that is not clear on your Trip, please let us know. But we believe, it is our experience with many years in this format, that our personalized descriptions inform you better about all the details of your Trip than very generic contracts.
All bank transactions are made in Brazil. On trips with Organization with Support from Local Operators and trips with Support from Specialists not will need se worry with remittances of payment abroad, bank contracts, calculation of fees and taxes involved in these types of foreign travel transactions. Everything is taken care of by our structure to make your trip and experiences as easy as possible.
Another important point for the quality and tranquility of your experiences in these regions is our accompaniment and, as far as possible, our management of the work of providers de services locations da US trip. We seek to maintain local partnerships for as long as possible. But, in mind the different forms de work in some regions in these countries, different ways of understanding their experiences e organization da US trip Custom, frequent exchanges of teams and business strategies of tourism companies, it is important to have partnerships with several local service providers, more than one per region. Because it is quite common to have to change partners at the last minute, even during travel. Thus, we always have backups so that, with our experience and work taking care of the set of local services, we guarantee to the maximum that transfers, assistance, reservations, activities and all needs during your trip are offered in the best possible way.
Group size is an essential point for the quality of our travel experiences and, therefore, in Travels with Expert Support our groups are of max 12 people. In specific trips with long important lessons, we try to have a bigger structure and not limit the number of places (in these cases we will inform you in advance). As, specifically in trekking, with our partners of more than 22 years of Morgado Expedições, we have more than one guide, thus being able to have larger groups as well.
We try as far as possible to visit each location with calm e quality. There's a big difference between being tourists and Travellers. We identify ourselves and we will surely always provide you with the second way to travel! It is common for our local guides, when we agree on what we will do during the day, to ask us: and what will they do in the afternoon? It doesn't take them long to realize that we are not ordinary tourists. Our interest and way of enjoying each visit, walking, therefore time in each place, are really different.
We always suggest a lot, as much as possible in our work and vacation availability, to make the best use of yours. investment de time e financial having been to these countries, you can spend between 18 and 21 days in your main program or in combination with other extension programs in these countries. A feedback we hear when we advise 'if you can extend your trip for another day, two days or more' and the Traveler ends up extending it, after these days we always hear that it was great to have stayed longer, which was very well spent . So here's this advice if possible in your work and vacation.
An important calculation to understand and compare value da part Earth of your trip is to divide it by the number of nights and days of services on your trip in these countries and not the days in transit (international air), in which naturally there is no land part included. That is, from the day we arrived until the day we left India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. This is one of the important points to analyze the value of your trip, along with all the other points listed here so that we can always make your choice easier.
Another point that greatly influences the value of the trip is related to internal displacement, within or between India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. If by plane: how many flights and with which airlines. If by train: what class will you travel in, well-chosen routes and trains within India's possibilities. If in own vehicles: which vehicles. Small groups: newer, safer cars (within the possibilities in each region). Medium and large groups: buses with enough space for everyone, never fully occupied and, for example, we also do not consider the last seat in the back that generally bounces more and with a back that does not recline. They are details e care, who have been organizing trips and traveling with groups for over 22 years, who somam quite positively in their experiences on these trips, perhaps unique or first of many, in these regions of the world.
In addition to the information about travel arrangements to these countries (different in many ways from our trips in Brazil, North America and Europe) being organized on our website in an easy to use way, with a click or two in your pocket, we will have a briefing before your trip (choose the Support for your trip here) to share our experience, explain important questions cultural, de logistics e tips quite practices. Among them we will talk about food security, what kind of clothes to take for each region and time of year, traffic, means of transport, food security, how to bargain, how best to enjoy the visits, your time and so on.
Our website is constantly updated to offer the information but recent possible, such as visa issuing procedures for each country, different ways of working for local service providers in each region, arrival details in each city, restaurants, visits, hotels, roads, based on our own experiences, traveling and living for good part of the year in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
You will always have Chörten very close to you following the progress of your trip, in person or online by phone, Whatsapp, email, Google Meet and Zoom. On trips supported by an Expert, you will also have their assistance during the trip in these countries. On trips supported by Local Teams (here) will also be assisted by our local partners, often friends with whom we have worked for many years and offer a differentiated service. With 24/7 Online Monitoring Support (here) will have supports da Chörten, during all a US trip and se we were traveling together, with the advantages of this support being online.
Surely traveling and living in these countries with so much history and knowledge is a rare e valuable opportunity de we learn but about os our values, vision, forms de we live e we live together. We will do our best to facilitate and support this possibility with our work. If you happen to share this point of view, you will see that this support becomes mutual, learning together will be many, with our friendship, with this quality, just beginning.