Himalayan Adventure


  • Experience the markets, culture and historical delights of Delhi
  • Visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world
  • White water rafting on the River Ganges
  • Enjoy exploring Rishikesh and Shivpuri, two holy cities on the banks of the River Ganges
  • Connect with local schools

What's it like?

Acorn’s founder and owner, Andrew Gardiner, has been personally overseeing school visits to India for nearly ten years and we now offer schools and groups a 10 day adventurous programme in India; one that perfectly combines culture with adventure and offers young people the best all round experience of this vibrant and magical country. Our Himalayan Adventure programme will include time to explore Delhi’s markets and historical places of interest, a day trip to the Taj Mahal, trekking and rafting in Rishikesh, a holy city on the banks of the river ganges, as well as temple visits, time at a local village school, Indian cookery and so much more! This is an incredible journey; one that will inspire and enrich your pupils lives.Each school trip is carefully organised by our specialist Head Office and `in country` team and we will support you fully by visiting you at your school, supporting with your presentation to parents and completing any paperwork. In India you will have a Senior Guide Leader with you, leading the trip, 24 hour medical `in country` support as well as 24 hour `on call` assistance from our Head Office team. India is the perfect destination for a school trip, with so much to teach us, but especially young people. With its diversity and power to broaden horizons, India’s culture and economy is increasingly influential and students will gain from this trip which offers a variety of personal challenges.An affordable introduction to India, our 10 day programme is from just £1,399pp, with a complimentary inspection visit included for the main Party Leader. Please contact us for more details.



Sample 8 Night Adventure Programme from £1399pp

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1     Overnight Flight
Day 2 Flight arrival in Delhi/ Transfer  New Delhi/ Sightseeing Gandhi's Smriti/ Dilli Haat India Gate/ Connaught Place
Day 3 Early Morning Train/ Taj Mahal Lunch/ Agra Fort Train to Delhi
Day 4 Sikh temple Visit Spice Markets/ Chandni Chowk/ Take a Riskshaw safari to Fr Ravi's Fr Ravi's orphanage/ Evening meal/ Overnight train to Haridwar
Day 5 Arrive Haridwar/ Transfer to Shivpuri Local walk/ Beach Activity Rishikesh/ Aarti ceremony 
Day 6 Rafting Trek Campfire/ Activities,(Yoga, Mehndi, Rangoli)
Day 7 Trek Rafting Traditional Evening/ Indian Cooking/ Local Crafts/ Song and Dance
Day 8 Rishikesh Visit Local School Overnight train to Delhi
Day 9 Free Day in Delhi Free Day in Delhi Presentation/ Farewell Meal
Day 10 Transfer to Delhi Airport Return Flight Arrive UK

All Activities

 Our activities include the following:
Day Trips

Day Trips









With safety and location in mind we tent to use accommodation in youth hostels within the embassy area of Delhi. Students are usually in dormitories, and adults in twin bedded rooms. Rooms and dormitories are basic, with or without en-suite facilities.


Students will be in two, three or four berth tents on mattresses (usually beds for adults) with sleeping bags OR sheets, blanket/duvet and pillows. There are plumbed WCs and water for washing. There are shower facilities and a limited amount of hot and cold water. The standard of hygiene is good. Showers are also available/ There are WCs, and thunder boxes and plumbed spring for washing. Showers are also available.

Overnight Train

Here you will have a bunk (two or three tiered) in an air conditioned or non air conditioned carriage. We try to book the entire group together but this is sometimes not possible but all students will have a responsible adult nearby. For your comfort you should carry a cotton sheet sleeping bag or single duvet cover. All of our visits and activities have been tried and tested by our experienced Head Office and `in country` teams and our sister company has been sending schools on a similar visit for nearly ten years.

Senior Leader

We provide a Senior Guide Leader to escort you throughout your stay and all activities are delivered by appropriately qualified staff that conform to our stringent standards of safety. There is 24 hour `in country` medical support as well as 24 hour Head Office telephone assistance during your trip.

8 Night Programme

FROM £1395pp
  • Includes return flights, overseas transfers, full board accommodation, entry to actitivies and visits
  • featured, overnight train,
  • 'in country' transportation and
  • expert Acorn Guide

01384 398 870


Acorn Adventure

22 Worcester Street,


West Midlands DY8 1AN

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