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Jaisalmer: 2-Day Thar Desert Experience

1. Jaisalmer: 2-Day Thar Desert Experience

Spend the night in India’s enchanting Thar Desert on this 2-day, private tour from Jaisalmer. Meet your driver directly at your hotel, from where you begin by setting off on an afternoon Jeep tour. Visit landmarks such as the abandoned and centuries-old village of Kuldhara, before continuing to the golden dunes of the Thar Desert. Following a camel ride, enjoy dinner around a fireplace, live music performances, and the chance to sleep under the stars.  Following tea, breakfast, and a camel ride the following morning, your guide returns you to your accommodation.

Jaisalmer: Overnight Stay in Swiss Tent with Camel Safari

2. Jaisalmer: Overnight Stay in Swiss Tent with Camel Safari

Your tour will begin when you’re picked up from your hotel in Jaisalmer in the afternoon and driven to Khuri Sand Dunes.  Once you’ve arrived in Khuri, you’ll then begin a camel ride, visiting some quaint villages along the way and arriving at the sand dunes just in time for sunset. After experiencing some impressions of the desert, you’ll then enjoy a delicious Rajasthani dinner and Rajasthani folk dance and music at your campsite. Then, after nightfall, you’ll sleep in your Swiss tent under the desert stars.  The following morning after sunrise, you’ll enjoy breakfast and another camel ride before being driven back to Jaisalmer between 10-11 AM.

Jaisalmer: Camel Safari Half-Day Tour

3. Jaisalmer: Camel Safari Half-Day Tour

After being picked up in mid-afternoon from your hotel in Jaisalmer, the airport, railway station or the bus station, you will proceed to the Sam Sand Dunes and Khuri Sand Dunes located 45 kilometers from the city. Once here, you will head out for your camel safari adventure across the Thar Desert. The major attraction for tourists visiting Sam is this native experience of the camel safari, one of the most spectacular and unique ways to experience Rajasthan. Camels are the "ships of the desert", and will guide you through this vibrant landscape. You will spend approximately 1-2 hours in the Thar Desert, before being able to enjoy the mesmerizing sunset as well as a Marwari-style dinner, served at a local's house.

Jaisalmer Private City Tour with Camel Safari in Desert

4. Jaisalmer Private City Tour with Camel Safari in Desert

At 8 AM, your driver will pick you up from your booked hotel in Jaisalmer. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, a yellow sandstone fort built on Trikund Hill. Admire the splendid architecture with 99 bastions, 4 fortified gates, The Raj Mahal Palace, Jain Temples, and The Laxminath Temple.  Continue on to Patwon ki Haveli museum, which was once the largest Haveli in Jaisalmer with a cluster of 5 huge mansions or havelis. See the sandstone carvings, mirror work, fine paintings, artistic arches, and gateways. Move on to Salim Singh Ki Haveli known for its beautiful architecture and rooms forming a pattern of peacock bird. Visit Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli and marvel at the pure blend of Rajput and Islamic architecture and yellow sandstone walls decorated with eye-catching elephant patterns. Next, head to the Gadisagar Lake Tank, a water conservation tank built in 1400 AD which is a great place to enjoy some birdwatching. Spend the evening enjoying a joyous camel safari on the Sam sand dunes in the Thar Desert and take in the spectacular sunset views with golden sand all around. After the camel safari, you will be dropped back at your booked hotel in Jaisalmer to conclude the tour package

Jaisalmer 3-Day Tour From Jodhpur

5. Jaisalmer 3-Day Tour From Jodhpur

Begin the trip with a pickup from the airport, railway station, hotel or other desired place in Jodhpur. Drive to Jaisalmer for 5 hours, then spend a half-day exploring the city. Visit the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort, known as the Golden Fort. See the palaces, havelis, and temples inside the fort. In the evening, visit the local markets. Check-in to your hotel and relax for an overnight stay. After breakfast, visit Nathmalji ki Haveli, Salim Singhji ki Haveli, and Patwon ki Haveli. Later, see Gadisar Lake. In the evening, go for a unique experience in the Desert, where you will enjoy a sunset camel ride. Afterward, have dinner and watch a folk dance program. Stay overnight at the desert camp in a tent. In the morning, have breakfast and check-out from the desert camp before you drive back to Jodhpur. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your preferred location, airport, railway station, hotel or bus station. 

Jaisalmer: Private City Tour with Camel Safari

6. Jaisalmer: Private City Tour with Camel Safari

Upon arrival at Jaisalmer Airport, Jaisalmer Junction Railway Station or the bus station, you will be greeted by your English-speaking driver at your selected departure time. You can also be picked up at your hotel in Jaisalmer to start this full-day sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer city. Your first stop will be the Jaisalmer Fort, a fort famously known as the Golden Fort of Rajasthan. It was constructed by Raja Jaisal, the Rajput ruler in the year 1156 A.D., and ranks amongs the largest forts in the world. The golden and yellow mixed sandstone give the fort a magical appearance, with the fort itself rising from the desert sands like a mirage. The fort is a real sight to behold, complete with its 99 turrets. The fort stands tall and proud, displaying the magic of Rajasthani architecture. After the fort, you will visit Bada Bagh, Patwon Ki Haveli, the Thar Heritage Museum and Gadisar Lake. After the city tour is complete, you will head out to Sam for a camel safari in the Thar Desert. A traditional Camel Safari is one of the most spectacular and unique ways to experience Rajasthan. Camels are the ships of the deserts, and will guide you through this incredible landscape. You will spend approximately 1-2 hours in the Thar Desert before enjoying a mesmerizing sunset. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin in Jaisalmer.

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What people are saying about Jaisalmer

I had a great trip. I originally planned to do the under the stars experience, but when I found out that I was the only person booked for that trip, I became a bit nervous about going into a remote area as a solo female traveler. They helped me to arrange an alternative trip where I could ride a camel to the resort site to ensure I could still have a natural experience but sleep somewhere that made me more comfortable. My guide Sameer and the camel driver were both very kind and helpful, and Sameer regularly checked on me while I was at the resort to make sure I was comfortable and happy. If I came back again, I would definitely feel comfortable doing the desert trip alone.

Great camel safari with the best guide Samir :)! We first visited an abandoned village before we went into the middle of the desert and we rode the camels up to a dune for about 1.5 hours. We were at the top perfect for the sunset, it was super nice and hardly touristy. There was chai, pakora and chips as snacks. Then we could explore the desert a bit before we had dinner (Dal Chapati, vegetables) everything was delicious and we slept under the stars. Everyone was super accommodating, polite and considerate and responded to all of our requests. A unique experience!

I had an amazing experience. Got picked up from the hotel in Jaisalmer, had a great camel safari, witnessed a gorgeous sunset and ended the night with campfire and sleeping under the stars. It is a complete package in an off-beat place in the desert. Met some really interesting people. The organisers took very good care of us and organised everything so well. Special thanks to our guide Sameer who was so friendly and helpful and made sure we had a great time!! Absolutely recommend this package !

Great experience! They picked us up from the bus stop, gave us a room to shower and rest, and then offered us coffee and breakfast. Sameer drove us to our camp where we were welcomed before taking a camel into the desert to watch the sunset. Great food and great place to stay. They brought us back to Jaisalmer where we were able to use the room again and have another coffee in their cafe before they took us to the bus station again. Lovely people and lovely trip.

Great experience with Sameer our guide for the safari! Meals served in the desert and cooking on site and also breakfast in bed! A magical night under the stars and the camel ride is a great experience with Prem! It was perfect