COVID-19: Important Update from A Classic Tours Collection
FREE AUDIO SETS: IDEAL FOR POST COVID 19 TRAVEL TO MAINTAIN SAFE DISTANCE ON ALL INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS TOURS– Our aim is to improve the conditions in which guided tours are conducted, meet WHO health requirements & safeguard health of our guests. There is no need to bunch around the tour guide to hear the commentary. Group members can spread out, take photos, or linger in front of particular exhibits without missing a word.
Travel is the only thing you buy that enriches your life.
ACTC’s “Incredible Journeys” program is for people who view travel as an integral element of their lives. These tours deliver unique travel opportunities and experiences – precisely for you, the world explorer.
The “Incredible Journeys” are specially designed by Mark Madhukar Sood & Debika Sen, who utilize their more than 32 years of experience to tailor make special tours for the travelers longing for tours out of the ordinary, off the beaten path with extraordinary experiences, every step of the way.
ACTC’s “Incredible Journeys” offers travel with personal service, innovative journeys and unique insider’s opportunities not available anywhere else in the travel community.
“Happy Thanksgiving Debika and Mark. Your tours and villas have added a depth of meaning to our lives that is hard to put into words. In brief, you’ve guided Sally and me to see and to learn the breadth of human capabilities across time and across the world. Take care- R. Roberts
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“Let us make your dream of travel a reality.”
The Exotic travel destinations “Incredible Journeys” offers are infused with a kaleidoscopic blend of enchantment and sensual indulgence. Unique local events and festivals create unforgettable moments- not typically seen by outsiders ensuring an experience that no previous travel compares. The possibilities of intoxicating experiences are diverse that have been hand crafted for your pleasure.
ABOUT YOUR TOUR HOSTS/MANAGER’s:
Tour Managers are responsible for organizing, planning and conducting long distance expeditions, travel, and tours. They make sure that the tour runs smoothly from one place to other without any issue. In an ideal world, a tour manager has one job: “Making sure you don’t have to worry about anything else”. Mark & Debika understand it well. They have over 36 years’ experience leading tours to exotic destinations. “It’s all about knowing the destination, the culture, history of the countries visited and having good communication- says Mark, who has led many successful tours to Asia, Africa, South America and more.
“I like to say that being a Tour Manager is a bit like being a mom because I take care of my guests like they are my family. I take them to new beginnings and show them that they can change their point of view by experiencing new things. I make them laugh, give advice, share helpful tips with them, teach them about the world, tell them stories, share hugs and appreciation. My biggest reward is seeing dreams come true–just like a mom. Being able to show people the world is the best part of being a Tour Manager and it’s what keeps me on the road” – Debika
We are in part diplomat, part guardian, and part logistics guru: We understand, If the road goes on forever, then it’s the tour managers who keep the wheels turning”. Mark & Debika will be with you each step of the way to help you make the most of the opportunities. We invite you to join us and experience our tours and destinations as we see it and know it.
14 Days Visiting: Kolkata, Imphal, Kohima, Jorhat, Majuli Island, Kaziranga National Park & Tezpur or Guwahati
Dominated by the mighty Himalayas, bordering Tibet, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan, North East India is a fascinating tapestry of culture. Unparalleled in the diversity and isolation of its tribes, the people here continue an authentic, traditional way of life in one of the world`s bio-diversity hot-spots. Join tribal celebrations at Manipur’s Sangai Festival and at Nagaland`s Hornbill Festival.
2022 – Sep. 25 to Oct. 9, 2023 – Oct. 14 to 28, 2024– Oct. 3 to 17
15 days visiting: Hyderabad, Hampi, Hospet, Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal, Bengaluru, Mysore and Kochi.
There are certain places that have the ability to capture the romance and magnificence of an era that once was. Hampi (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1336 -1565 is one of them. Next witness the cradle of Indian temple architecture at Aihole, Badami & Pattadakal that are steeped in history. Experience the magic of India’s longest festival- Navratri – 9 nights of dancing, Durga Puja culminating with famous: MYSORE DASARA FESTIVAL
Glamorous and beguiling, North India crackles with energy and color. North India is certainly the most visited region of India. Enchanting Rajasthan represents India at its most vibrant and colorful, stay at the impossibly glamorous palaces, many of them have been converted into Hotels. CELEBRATE INDIA’S FESTIVAL OF COLORS & GANGAUR FESTIVAL
FAMILY SAFARI : 2022- Aug. 7 to 19,2023- Aug. 6 to 18
13 DAYS VISITING: Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Elyasi (Maasai, Hadjabe & & Datonga Tribe villages), Ngorongoro National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti National Park & Zanzibar .
East Africa’s largest country remains one of the continent’s most definitive and stirringly original safari destinations. The awe-inspiring spectacle of 1.5 million wildebeest, zebras and antelopes crossing the Serengeti plains. What naturalists the world over consistently rate as “the greatest wildlife show on Earth. This itinerary will bring indelible close-ups, unforgettable panoramas, and inspiring natural scenes. Explore four different national parks and gently succumb to the natural charms of Tanzania’s untamed wildernesses.
2022– Aug. 29 to Sep. 13,2023– Sep. 17 to 29,2024– Sep. 5 to 18 (14 days)
13 Days visiting: Kathmandu, Patan, Bhadgaon. Mt Everest flightseeing, Chitwan National Park, Lumbini & Pokhara,
Experience two of the best festivals of Nepal
INDRA JATRA is the largest and most significant of Nepal’s festivals, as it is several festivals rolled into one. Watch the exciting festival of chariot processions, masked dances, religious enactments, lights, color & Living Goddess Kumari as the center of celebrations.
HARITALIKA TEEJ FESTIVAL is an occasion for Hindu women decked up in red sarees and red tika, bangles, singing and dancing to traditional folk songs for days.
15 DaysVisiting: Bali, Ubud, Yogyakarta, Makassar, Tana Toraja & Jakarta
Bali is the festive face of Indonesia, the jewel in its crown. “Island of the Gods” and “Morning of the World” Profoundly influenced by its rich Hindu culture, Bali has 20,000 temples, 60 annual religious holidays, and 2,000 dance troupes. Hardly a day goes by without a celebration, a procession, or some other festivity. Witness ODALAN RELIGIOUS & MELASTI FESTIVAL– A precursor to Nyepi (New Years day) held in every town and village. OGOH OGOH the most interesting event among the series of Nyepi Ceremonies. Torajaland: the land that time forgot.
Few countries hold as much dreamy fascination for visitors as Morocco. Morocco has formed its own, highly unique culture through absorbing the influence of its conquerors and visitors, made up of four different areas: the Sahara Desert, full of Berber towns and oases; the Atlas and Rif Mountains.
2022- Sep. 23 to Oct. 6, 2023– Oct. 12 to 25. 2024– Oct. 1 to 14
14 days visiting: Ahmedabad, Modhera, Patan, Bhuj, Kolkata & Mysore
India is a land of festivals. The harmony of different cultures and traditions is best experienced during festivals in the country. Join ACTC to see the three distinctly different celebrations of same festival beginning in Gujarat , Western India, Bengal in the East and Karnataka in the South– Architecture, Ancient History, Tribal’s, Handicrafts, Royalty & MORE.
7 Days Visiting: Dubai & Abu Dhabi. Tour Extensions available
Dubai Expo 2021-22 will relight the world and inspire the future of a new one, following the overarching theme of‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’
Marvel at a legacy exposition of innovation, creativity, and invention. Discover the symbolism and cutting-edge architecture of installations created by countries across the globe. It will be the largest, most sophisticated, greenest, most high tech and most exciting human gathering the word has ever seen! More than 20,000,000 visitors from all over the word will come to experience elaborate exhibits from 192 countries. Countries will showcase technological and scientific achievements, tourist attractions, food (more than 200 restaurants serving cuisines of the world!) art & culture, daily performances and much more. Then, set off into the desert to discover how civilizations lived for centuries, long before the UAE was a mecca of culture, finance, and innovation.
On this journey, you will have 3-day access to the World Fair with the remaining time set to explore Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it is wonderful culture and unique attractions. Visitors to Dubai will also be amazed at the unbelievably tall and majestic buildings that rise dominantly out of the desert sands and gleam beside the sparkling blue Persian Gulf. There is a significant contrast of old and new that still exists here, despite the city’s many rapid modernizations.
16 days visiting: Mumbai, Sasangir National Park, Nagpur, Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Delhi (Taj Mahal option), Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park and Kolkata
On this amazing wildlife journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe and photograph India’s Big Seven and a gallery of wildlife: the lions and leopards in Gir National Park, bison and swamp deer (unique to India) in Kanha, tigers and leopards in Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Park, and rhinos, elephants and wild buffalos in Kaziranga National Park.
Delve into India’s ancient civilization and culture, dating back more than 5,000 years,comprising many ethnic groups celebrating with colorful festivals each week. Discover its varied terrain: more than 7,500 km of coastline, the mighty Himalayas on the north, 89 National Parks, 489 wildlife sanctuaries, 19 Ramsar Sites and 13 Biosphere Reserves. Get ready to encounter its diverse animal species: tigers, lions, leopards, snow leopards, pythons, wolves, foxes, bears, crocodiles, rhinoceroses, camels, wild dogs, monkeys, snakes, antelope, deer, bison and the endangered Asian elephant.
INCLUDING- Pushkar Fair & Diwali- Festival of Lights
2022– Oct. 23 to Nov. 7, 2023– Nov. 11 to 26
16 Days visiting- Mumbai, Aurangabad- Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Varanasi, Sarnath, Khajuraho, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar and Delhi.
The Pushkar Camel Fair is unique and special in the entire world. During the fair, people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with camel and cattle, for several days of livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage, and religious festivals. Diwali, the “Festival of Lights”, is the most important & biggest festivals celebrated in India. We’ve combined this authentic cultural experience with UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
11 Days visiting: ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, Trelew, Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, El Calafate.
Extension to CHILE: Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas & Santiago
Travel to Argentina, a country that stretches from the lush, subtropical jungle of Iguassu to the windswept plains of Tierra del Fuego. Argentina’s capital city, Buenos Aires, will enthrall you with its European flair, excellent wine, delicious steakhouses, and sultry tango dance clubs. Discover the most scenic landscapes in Argentina, starting from the metropolis of Buenos Aires, to the southernmost city in the world. Visit the best of nature’s attractions in Argentina combined with Welsh traditions in the Patagonian plateau, a glimpse of “Planet Earth the way it used to be” awaits you during your visit to beautiful towns in Atlantic Patagonia. Whales and Penguins at Valdes Peninsula! A touching show that renews and grows every year, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, Ushuaia’s charm, the “Bay facing dusk” the End of the World. Continue to Chile `Torres Del Paine national park. A sight with one of a kind mountains, blue lakes, desert pampas, rivers full of icebergs and ice fields the size of Hawaii, all await you
ON NEW CUSTOMIZED TOURS, INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS AND TOURS COLLECTION BOOKINGS-
New Bookings- Book without putting any deposits.
Pay deposits: as late as 60 days prior to departure
Final payments: 30 days prior to departure
Only administrative fees apply to cancellation between 59 to 31 days prior to departure on land part of tours.
Cancellations received 30 days or less- rebooking / postponement of journeys on same tour & destination/s permitted.
No change fees on existing bookings- Postponing your trips to future dates.
Booking without deposit- applies to land part of tours. Airfares & payments/ cancellations are subject to airline policies.
WE REALIZE THAT “SOFT BOOKINGS ARE A SIGN OF HOPE AND BUSINESS TO COME”. WORLD’S ECONOMY NEEDS TO COME BACK TOO & WE HOPE TO GET YOUR SUPPORT.
Note: Some restrictions may apply due varied destinations we serve. Restrictions will be advised at time of booking.
WELL-BEING TRAVEL:introducing a travel specialization segment for the travel industry. The well-being of travelers has never been more important than it is today. The pandemic has certainly changed the awareness, as well as the understanding, and need for well-being travel. Safety, social distancing, and the well-being of others and ourselves are just a few things A Classic Tours Collection will now consider when helping clients make the best travel decisions. It is widely now recognized that travelling is an activity that can contribute to the creation or the improvement of well-being by supporting, facilitating, and initiating the enhancement of mental and emotional health, work-life balance, self-realization, and the ability to connect with oneself and others.
The results, as you’ll see in traveler’s words, as they speak for themselves-