"A GREAT TOUR IS MORE
THAN THE SUM OF
Hanuman, Xasmin Travels
Your driver is the face of Xasmin Travels, and the most important person in your tour.
All of our drivers speak enough English to communicate with you, and they are all experts on the areas you will be visiting. Our drivers are meticulous, punctual and we work with them because they are friendly and passionate about their region and country.
Prior to travelling, we will give you the driver's name, number, car type and car registration number.
It is very common for our guests to become friends with our drivers, and we encourage this.
Remember that your driver is not a guide.
Don't forget to tip your driver generously if he has offered an excellent service. Drivers literally 'drive' local tourism.
The worst thing is not knowing. We at Xasmin Travels want you to be in the know about what is being offered here. Take a look below for information on the different entities that can be involved in your tour program.
Don't hesitate in asking if you have any questions...
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
If you wish, we can include local guides into your tour program. The guide will generally meet you in the morning and stay with you throughout the day.
Local guides are certified by the government, extremely knowledgeable and specialists in their chosen area or region, often highly passionate and proud of telling you about the history and stories behind a sight or monument.
We can offer you guides in many of the world's major languages.
Please let us know if you think your guide is offering a sub-par service in terms of language or knowledge.
Don't forget to tip your guide generously if he/she has offered an excellent service. This pushes competitiveness and means the quality is raised across the board!
Also known as a Tour Advisor, your operator will have discussed all options with you and helped you through the process before beginning the tour.
Your Operator will be either a local or extensive traveller and very passionate about what they are offering.
The combination of your desires and the Operator's experience that makes the tour plan a perfect one.
Let us know if you would like a charged, local sim-card for your journey to access internet or text/call on the move...
We make sure there is always a clear line of communication between you and your Operator, so don't hesitate in contacting us at any time of day, before, during or after your journey!
You could say that an escort is like a full-time guide. The escort has the wonderful task of accompanying you throughout the entire tour.
Of course, your escort is not your old friend, and they will have a certain level of professionalism. They are more like a very knowledgeable travel companion who will be with you throughout the day and certain evenings depending on the schedule.
Your escort will generally not stay in the same accommodation as you, so communication about the 'where' and 'when' are very important.
Don't forget to tip your escort generously if he/she has offered an excellent service. This pushes competitiveness and means the quality is raised across the board!
WE CAN OFFER YOU ANY OR ALL OF THESE SERVICES TO MEET YOUR NEEDS AND BUDGET
This part of the world is incredibly rich in hotels, literally for every budget. From resorts to renovated castles, merchant house 'havelis' to luxury chains, business hotels to ayurvedic retreats - there is something for everyone.
As a general rule you will get what you pay for. The star system isn't common in India or Nepal so feel free to do a little research on our recommended hotels.
We work with hotels that give constantly high service and cleanliness, because we know that there is nothing worse than a bad night's sleep after a long day's fun.
We encourage guests to talk over options with a Xasmin Operator before confirming the hotels and tour plan.
There are lots of ways to travel around India and Nepal. We recommend a mixture of car, bus, train and flight...depending on your tour route of course!
We can provide you with a private and air-conditioned vehicle to suit your budget and party size (from a small hatchback to a large bus).
The prices we quote are inclusive of your own personal driver, all road and state taxes and tariffs, insurance, parking costs and accommodation and food for your driver.
All internal transport can be organised such as trains (in any class), buses and flights. Just speak to your Operator for more information.