To Russia With Love

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EXCLUSIVE WOMEN’S TRIP TO RUSSIA
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Byond Travel invites you to discover the charms of Russia – from the vodka bars of St. Petersburg to the opulent treasures of the tsars in Moscow – on an unforgettable 8 day summer getaway this July in the company of a small group of like-minded women like yourself.

A small group of women = a whole lotta fun! Together we’ll see the best of St. Petersburg and Moscow: the Kremlin and the onion domes of the candy-coloured St Basil’s Cathedral, opulent summer palaces and one of the greatest art museums in the world. We’ll see ballet performances, learn to cook traditional dishes and visit a traditional matryoshka doll making factory. Plus, we’ll relax in a Russian sauna, go shopping, drink vodka and make tons of memories with new friends.

Trip Dates: July 18 – July 25

Cost: INR 1,02,700 per person on twin sharing basis

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ABOUT BYOND
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Byond has over 100 years of experience in the industry and every detail is pre-planned by us so that your trip is 100% worry-free. Our travel groups are small, fun and diverse. The safety and comfort of our guests is our #1 priority and all our trips come with a cashback guarantee.

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ALL WOMEN’S RUSSIA TRIP
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Day 1:
St Petersburg, here we come!

A special 4-course welcome dinner at the renowned Russian Vodka Room №1.

Day 2:
Today, we’ll get our bearings on a full day tour. On our route: the majestic St Isaac’s Cathedral, the elaborate Palace Square and the Peter and Paul Fortress , built by Peter the Great in 1703.
In the afternoon: a visit to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Enjoy lunch at a traditional Russian restaurant.

We’ll also go to the State Hermitage Museum, which spans six palatial palaces – including the Winter Palace – and houses one of the largest, oldest and greatest art museums in the world.
In the evening, head out to explore the city’s nightlife.

Day 3:
After breakfast, we’ll head out on a half-day tour of Peterhof which was Peter the Great’s summer estate.

In the evening: me time to spend as you’d like. Relax, have dinner and explore. Alternately, you could take in a ballet or opera show at the Mariinskiy Theatre. Or, take a guided 2-hour private boat trip along the River Neva for a completely different view of the city.

Day 4:
Spend your morning learning ballet (on your own). You’ll take a master class at a ballet school for a step-by-step introduction to elegant port de bras and plies.

In the afternoon: we’ll board a train to Moscow. Sit back and enjoy a light snack as well as the view of the countryside (4 hours).

Day 5:
Gear up for an action-packed tour of Moscow. First up: the Red Square – the heart and soul of Russia. On our route: The Resurrection Gate, the Kazan Cathedral, and the GUM shopping mall. We’ll also see the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Next: Kremlin. Here, we’ll visit a few of the multitude of palaces, armories and gold-domed churches inside this fortified complex including the Cathedral of the Archangel, the Cathedral of 12 Apostles and the adjoining Kremlin Palace. After lunch, you’ll visit the Bolshoi Theatre – if you haven’t been to the Bolshoi, you haven’t seen Russia.

In the evening: Why not upgrade your culinary skills at a Russian cooking class?

Day 6:
Today, explore the colorful city of Sergiev Posad. We’ll take you to see the frescos of the UNESCO-protected Trinity Lavra Monastery and visit the artist’s colony of Abramtsevo. Afterwards, we’ll visit the Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo. Lunch: a buffet spread of Russian specialities.

Next: a unique experience. You’ll visit a Matryoshka factory to see first-hand, how the hand-painted wooden nesting dolls – famous for opening up when its two halves are twisted apart, to reveal another slightly smaller doll inside – are made.

We’ll then chauffeur you back to Moscow after which you have the evening to spend as you’d like.

Day 7:
Today, it’s off for an authentic Russian Banya (sauna) at the Sanduny Bath House. Wearing a felt hat on your head to protect your hair, sit back and luxuriate in the steam. You’ll be left feeling clean, refreshed and relaxed. Between sessions, the waiters will bring you anything from tea and honey to prawns and beer. This is truly sauna splendor.

In the evening: free time for shopping. We’ll end our trip with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Afterwards: Hit Moscow’s bars and clubs with the girls and dance the night away.

Day 8:
Goodbye Moscow! Head to the airport to board your flight back home.

Detailed itinerary here: http://bynd.tl/ByondRussia

If you are interested, please feel free to mail us at hello@byond.travel or call us on 08039511935

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INCLUSIONS
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Activities & Experiences:

Full day tour of St. Petersburg, including visits to the iconic St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and the world-famous State Hermitage Museum, including all entrance fees. (9 hours)

Excursion to Peterhof, Peter the Great’s ornate summer palace, known as the ‘Russian Versailles’

A guided city tour of Moscow which takes in the architectural marvels in the famous Red Square and Kremlin, that includes a visit to the Armory that houses Faberge eggs and imperial jewellery. Plus a tour of the famous Bolshoi Theatre (6 hours)

Full day tour of Sergiev Posad, including a visit to a ‘Matryoshka’ factory, the Trinity Lavra Monastery and the Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo (10 hours)

Spa session at the Sanduny Bath House, the oldest and most luxurious banya in the city.(3.5 hours)

Accommodation:

4* hotels – 3 nights at the Park in Nevskiy, St Petersburg and 4 nights at the Peter 1 Hotel, Moscow (on a twin-sharing basis)

Meals: Breakfast on all days

Lunch on days 2,5,6

Dinner on Day 1,4,7

A light meal on the train journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow

Transfers: Transfers in a private coach from the train station in St Petersburg on Day 4, the Moscow train station to your hotel on Day 4

Extras: High-speed train ticket from St Petersburg to Moscow

The services of local, English-speaking guides

All entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the itinerary

All applicable taxes (as per the current date)

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EXCLUSIONS
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Arrival and departure transfers

Airfare and airport taxes

Visa

Meals not specified in the itinerary

Entrance fees not mentioned specifically

Any items of personal nature

Insurance

Tips, Gratuities

Any taxes that the government of Russia may apply until the actual departure of the group

The India Theatre Programme (4 Week Residential Workshop)

A 4 week training and creation residency aimed at opening a real dialogue between masters in Indian traditional theatre practice and those seeking to explore these forms through an immersive workshop residency.

The objective of the residency is:

– to engage and explore 4 Indian performing arts forms through working with elements of them through workshopping.
– to understand principles of performance as put forward in ancient dramaturgical texts such as the Natyashastra, as research through practice.
– to open perspectives that will further enrich each participant’s personal practices in the performing arts.
– to act as a starting point for those seeking to explore creative collaborations with Indian traditional theatrical forms.

It’s with a great deal of thought that the residency has been designed. For the very first time, these 4 forms and the respective masters in these fields have been brought together to work collaboratively under one programme, under the guidance of Dr. Anuradha Kapur (One of India’s most accomplished theatre practitioners and academics, ex-Director of the National School of Drama, and Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee – one of India’s highest awards in the arts).

As you can imagine, in its inaugural year, we’re keen for this to be a successful engagement, and are keen to reach out globally to as many artists/networks as possible to find individuals who would want to be a part of this seminal opportunity to explore, engage and understand performance from the traditional Indian milieu through practice.

India Theatre Programme – a performing arts residency

The India Theatre Programme is a four week training and creation residency aimed at performing arts practitioners and students from across the world. It’s an opportunity for those interested in expanding the range of methodologies that inform their practice, to work across cultural boundaries and explore other systems of performance.

The objective of the residency is:
1) to engage and explore four Indian performing arts forms and through them, understand universal principles of live performance.
2) to train with master performers who have come together
3) to collaboratively share this vast body of knowledge.
4) to open perspectives that will further enrich each participant’s personal practices in the performing arts.

For more details: http://bit.ly/1M4KVVU

It’s with a great deal of thought that the residency has been designed. For the very first time, these four forms (Terrakoothu, Kudiyattam, Kudiyattam Drumming, and Seraikella Chau) and the respective masters in these fields have been brought together to work collaboratively under one programme, lead by Anuradha Kapoor (erstwhile Director of the National School of Drama, Delhi)

Applications are now open!
Details: http://bit.ly/18TBJ7U

The 4th Mumbai Running And Living Monsoon Madness half marathon

A tough run in tough terrain and a rough time of year – are you up to the challenge? Registrations open in 2 days at https://runningandliving.com/our-runs/mumbai-monsoon-madness-half-marathon but train well in the outdoors for this one. Finishing this run gets you up several notches in your self esteem :-)

Mesmerizing Leh

‘Mesmerizing Leh’
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein

Get ready to live beauty of snow covered Himalayan ranges, rugged dusty mountains, blue water, lush green landscapes around along with very high spiritual values… the heaven on earth!!

We at Mumbai Green Chapter along with e-Travel Guide invite you all to ‘Mesmerizing Leh’… this June 2016.

Tour Plan:

Day 1: Arrival at Srinagar (17-Jun-16)
Arrive in Srinagar and proceed to the hotel. Visit to Dal Lake. Overnight stay in Srinagar

Day 2: Srinagar to Kargil (18-Jun-16)
After breakfast, proceed to Kargil via Srinagar Leh Highway. Enjoy a short halt at Sonmarg (Known as gateway to Ladakh & the Meadow of Gold) to admire the views. One can enjoy a pony ride to Thajiwas glacier. Notice the gradual change in the colours of the mountains as you travel to Kargil. Cross the Zojila pass & Drass region. Visit the Zojila War memorial & Kargil War memorial on the way to pay tribute to the Indian Army. It was in this very region in which the Indian Army fought and won the famous war of Kargil. Take some memorable snaps of Tololing, Tiger Hill and the war memorial in Drass. Overnight stay in Kargil

Day 3: Kargil to Leh (19-Jun-16)
After an early breakfast, proceed to Leh. En route, visit Mulbek (known for its huge Buddha Statue) and Lamayuru monastery (The oldest monastery in Ladakh). Admire the confluence of Indus – Zanskar Rivers and the effects of Magnetic Hill (Defiance of the law of gravity). Visit Gurudwara Patthar Sahib and reach Leh in the evening. Overnight stay in Leh

Day 4: Leh (20-Jun-16)
After breakfast, proceed for a local sightseeing tour and visit Stok Palace, Hall of Fame (A museum developed and maintained by the Indian army) and Leh Palace. Overnight stay in Leh

Day 5: Leh to Nubra Valley (21-Jun-16)
After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley (Known as the Valley of Flowers and the warmest region in Ladakh) via Khardungla pass. This road is considered to be the highest motorable road of the world. En route, admire the spectacular views of the never ending snow-capped mountain ranges around Khardungla Pass (18,380 feet). After spending some time at Khardungla, proceed to Nubra. After Hotel check-in, enjoy camel Safari in the evening. Overnight stay in Nubra

Day 6: Nubra Valley and back to Leh (22-Jun-16)
After breakfast, visit Diskit & Hunder Villages and monasteries take a stroll around the place to see the life style of people living at the northernmost region of India. Drive back to Leh via Khardungla pass. Overnight stay in Leh

Day 7: Leh to Pangong Lake(23-Jun-16)
After an early breakfast, visit sightseeing places like Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Sindhu Ghat and then proceed to Pangong via Changla Pass (17,586 feet) and the third highest pass of the world. Pangong Lake is a salt water body of 120 km in length and 6 – 7 Km broad at the longest point. It is bisected by the international border between India & China (2/3 of the lake is in China’s possession). Visit the exact location of the famous movie “Three idiots” & enjoy outing along the banks of the lake. One really feels very close to nature at Pangong Lake with its scenic surroundings. On a clear sunny day, you can see seven colour formations in the crystal clear salt water lake. Overnight stay in Pangong

Day 8: Pangong Lake to Leh (24-Jun-16)
After breakfast, travel back to Leh. En route take a short halt at Changla Pass to enjoy a cup of hot steaming tea. Visit Shanti Stupa and Leh market in the evening. Overnight stay in Leh

Day 9: Leh to Sonmarg (25-Jun-16)
After breakfast, proceed to Sonmarg via the Leh Srinagar highway. Overnight stay in Sonmarg

Day 10: Srinagar Airport Transfer (26-Jun-16)
After breakfast, proceed to Srinagar Airport to board the flight to your onward destination. Tour concludes with wonderful memories

COST OF THE PACKAGE (per person): INR. 33000/-
Early Bird Discount INR 1000/-

STAY:

LOCATION STAY
Srinagar Hotel Park Plaza or Similar
Kargil Hotel Greenland / Hotel P.C Palace or Similar
Leh Hotel K2 Continental / Hotel Asia (Block B) / Similar
Nubra K2 Luxury Camp / Double Humped Camp or Similar
Pangong Wonderland Camp or Similar
Sonmarg Hotel Sonmarg Glacier or Similar

TRIP INCLUSIONS:
– Assistance on arrival at Leh
– 8 Nights / 9 Days accommodation on twin sharing basis as per defined hotels above
– MAP Meal Plan (Breakfast & Dinner) at all locations
– All airport transfers & sightseeing tours by Non AC Tempo Travellers / Non AC Innova as per the itinerary
– Inner Line Permits as per the itinerary (Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake)
– Wild Life Fee for Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake
– Driver Allowance, Toll & Parking charges
– All currently applicable taxes

TRIP EXCLUSIONS:
– Airfare to and from Leh or any other destination
– Any kind of personal expenses, extra meals, starters & Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated etc)
– Any kind of optional tours
– Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls, Guide Fee & Camera Fee
– Services of vehicle on leisure days and after finishing the sightseeing tour
– Adventure activity costs (Pony Ride, Camel Safari, Rafting, paragliding etc)
– Medical & Travel insurance
– Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Road blocks, natural calamities and nature’s fury
– Anything not mentioned under the category “PACKAGE INCLUSIONS”

Registerations Closing by 29 Feb 2016

How to reach Srinagar
Via Air: There are frequent flights from Mumbai, Delhi and other metropolitan to Srinagar Airport.

Via Rail: Trains from Mumbai to Jammu then Shared Cabs from Jammu to Srinagar. Jammu Tawi is the closest railways station

Cancellation Policy
In case of Cancellation,
Prior to 31st March 2016: 75% of the total event costs would be refunded
Between 1st April to 30th April: 50% of the total event costs would be refunded
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No refund on or after 1st May 2016

For more details n queries Contact Vivek 9004575139 (7 PM to 10 PM)

The Big Fat Greek Holiday

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EXCLUSIVE WOMEN’S TRIP TO GREECE
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Byond Travel invites you to join us as we dive headfirst into the essence of Greece on a 9 day getaway, this June.

We’ve got iconic Ancient Grecian ruins, mythical sites, picturesque beaches a’plenty, local restaurants and bottles of ouzo galore. You want Santorini and sunsets? We’ve got ‘em ready. Because we care, and you’re a big deal, we’ll give you more…

Explore Athens’ best landmarks, visit the ancient site of the oracle of Delphi, eat fresh feta salads, soak up the Mediterranean sunshine as you go island hopping in the Aegean sea, treat yourself to bottles of ouzo – plus a whole lotta good times with a crew of new friends in between.

So, pack your bags and don’t forget that big, floppy summer hat. Let’s go!

Trip Dates: June 11 – June 19

Cost: INR 1,30,000 per person on twin sharing basis

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ABOUT BYOND
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Byond has over 100 years of experience in the industry and every detail is pre-planned by us so that your trip is 100% worry-free. Our travel groups are small, fun and diverse. The safety and comfort of our guests is our #1 priority and all our trips come with a cashback guarantee.

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ALL WOMEN’S GREECE TRIP
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Day 1:
Touchdown Athens! Make your way to the hotel, settle in and unwind. Head out to a local restaurant to fill up on our first authentic Greek dinner!

Day 2:
After breakfast, it’s time to head out on a tour of Delphi. We’ll drive through the plains of Beotia, past Thebes, Levadia and Arachova until we reach Delphi.

Led by an expert, we’ll explore the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo, and the Archaeological Museum. Lunch could include local specialties such as arni sta klimata and horiatiki salata – at a taverna.

Venture out into the city for dinner, and then explore Athens’ many bars with the girls, a bottle of ouzo or two. Bottoms up!

Day 3:
We’ll take an in-depth tour of Athens with an expert local guide to see the city’s best sights. On our route: Athens’ greatest hits including the Kallimarmaro Stadium, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus, Parliament, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Next up: the Acropolis, heart of ancient Athens crowned by the Parthenon. Take the rest of the day to get lost and explore.

In the evening: bar hopping!

Day 4:
Catch the ferry to the island of Santorini. Set your watch to island time and spend the afternoon leisurely exploring pretty flower-filled, cobbled side-streets. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5:
We’re going island hopping today!

Boarding the King Thiras, we’ll sail around the caldera to the islands of Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni, Thirassia and Oia. Instagram account meltdown warning. We will top off the day with dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 6:
After breakfast, you have time on your own to relax, explore – or why not take a cooking class to learn how to cook melt-in-the-mouth Santorini dishes?

Catch the ferry and journey to Crete. Dinner: we’ll hunt down a well earned souvlaki at the hotel.

Day 7:
Drive through the countryside to the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) range.

Our first stop: wine-tasting in one of Crete’s most famous vineyards. Next: an off-road driving adventure. We’ll have lunch at a taverna. Then: we’ll continue driving up to higher mountain slopes to see a shepherd’s ‘mitato’.

Day 8:
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Athens. Rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you please.

We’ll end our Greek getaway with a group dinner and enjoy a folklore show complete with live music, ballet and dancers in traditional dress.

Day 9:
After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye. Make your way to the airport to board your flight back home.

Detailed itinerary here: http://bynd.tl/ByondGreece

If you are interested, please feel free to mail us at hello@byond.travel or call us on 08039511935

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INCLUSIONS
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4 nights accommodation in Athens (split stay), 2 nights in Santorini, 2 nights in Crete

Daily breakfast

Dinner at local Grecian restaurants on Day 1, 4, 5, 6 & 8

Private, air-conditioned transfers by coach

All ferry tickets between islands – Athens/Santorini, Santorini/Crete – economy class

Expert English-speaking guides

Half-day tour to historic sights in Athens, including the Parthenon and the Acropolis

Excursion to Delphi, including lunch

Boat excursion to volcano and hot springs in Santorini

Safari in the White Mountains of Crete, including wine-tasting and lunch

Entrance fees to all museums and historical sites mentioned in itinerary (except Nea Kameni)

Greek folklore show

All taxes

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Arrival and departure transfers

Meals not specified in the itinerary

Activities not mentioned in the itinerary

Tips, gratuity etc

International or domestic airfare

Airport taxes

Insurance

Jordan for Ms. Indiana Jones

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ARE YOU THE NEXT MS. INDIANA JONES?
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Byond Travel invites you to grab your adventure sandals and come explore Jordan – from the rock-carved city of Petra to the lunar-like Wadi Rum desert and the markets of Amman to the sandstone canyon walls of Wadi Mujib on a 7 day getaway with a league of adventurous women this May.

Immerse yourself in the essence of Jordan, enjoy the camaraderie of your new friends and have lots of fun! All you need to do is show up (with a brown fedora – we don’t supply that).

So, if you’re in need of an adventure of a lifetime – or know someone who does – look no further and invite them along!

Trip Dates: May 25 – May 31

Cost: INR 79,633 per person on twin sharing basis

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ABOUT BYOND
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Byond has over 100 years of experience in the industry and every detail is pre-planned by us so that your trip is 100% worry-free. Our travel groups are small, fun and diverse. The safety and comfort of our guests is our #1 priority and all our trips come with a cashback guarantee.

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ALL WOMEN’S JORDAN TRIP (WITH OPTIONAL ISRAEL EXTENSION)
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Day 1:
Arrive at Queen Alia International Airport. After unpacking, explore the city. Immerse ourselves in the sounds, sights, smells and sensations of the chaotic and vibrant marketplaces of Downtown Amman.

Then: a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Fill up on your first authentic Jordanian dinner – kebabs, mezze and more.

Day 2:
We’ll be hiking through Wadi Mujib, Jordan’s most spectacular river canyon. Accompanied by a local guide, walk through ankle-deep water, following the gushing stream that leads deep into the canyon.

Then: we’ll drive in a private coach to Petra. Get ready to visit to Petra at night, a truly magical experience. Walk through the Siq, until you reach the colossal facade of the Khazneh, bathed in the light of thousands of little candles.

Day 3:
Head out for an entire day in Petra. Enter on horseback through a narrow gorge carved in the sandstone and suddenly there it is – Petra’s oldest ruin, the Treasury, made famous in ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.’

Day 4:
We’ll drive to the Sun City camp in Wadi Rum. The camp is in the heart of the Bedouin tribes’ desert territory. We head out on a jeep safari into the dramatic desert wilderness.

Dinner: Feast on ‘zarb’ – a whole lamb cooked in a traditional pit, mezza, salads and a wide selection of freshly baked bread.

Day 5:
We’ll be driven in a private coach to the Dead Sea. Known for being a destination for relaxation and medical therapy, float in the gently lapping waters of the Dead Sea.

Day 6:
We’ll drive back to Amman. Free time on your own for some retail therapy!

In the evening: we’ll eat a delicious home-cooked meal with a local family.

Day 7:
Enjoy your last breakfast at the hotel with your friends, before you drive to the international airport in Amman to board your flight back home.

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OPTIONAL ISRAEL EXTENSION
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Day 7:

A drive across the Allenby border will take you from Jordan to Israel.

Today we’ll head first to Bethlehem, where we’ll visit the Church of Nativity and walk through the city’s old bazaar. Then, we’ll make our way to Jerusalem and spend some time at the Mamilla Mall, a shopping street.

Day 8:

We’ll set out to visit Jerusalem’s most notable sites on a guided tour. On the route: the Mount of Olives, from where you can take in the view of the walled city and the older city of David, the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane.

We’ll explore the Old City, walk with pilgrims along the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross), visit Mount Zion and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, site of Jesus’s crucifixion.

We’ll also see the Wailing Wall, the most sacred place in Judaism, and the Temple Mount, the third holiest Islamic site. We’ll end with a drive around the new city of Jerusalem.

Day 9:

Today, we’ll drive back across the Allenby border into Jordan. Then, we’ll visit Madaba, called ‘the city of Mosaics’.

Day 10:

After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the airport to board your flight back home.

Detailed itinerary here: http://bynd.tl/ByondJordan1

If you are interested, please feel free to mail us at hello@byond.travel or call us on 08039511935

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A candlelit visit to the ruins of Petra at night

4×4 Jeep safari in Wadi Rum

Float in the Dead Sea

Experience the Bedouin way of life in Wadi Rum

Hike the Wadi Mujib Siq trail trek

Homecooked meal with a Jordanian family

Accommodation: 4* hotel lodging in Amman, Petra and the Dead Sea and in the Sun City Camp in Wadi Rum

Transfers: Private transfers in an air-conditioned private bus.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinners for 6 days
(including the welcome and farewell dinner)

Support: Assistance with arrivals and departures
An English-speaking local guide will accompany you on the tours

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International airfare

Tips

Personal expenses

Extra meals not mentioned

3.5% service tax.

GIR NATIONAL PARK – THE LAST REFUGE

Gir National Park is one of the oldest National Parks of India and is famed for being last the refuge of the Asiatic Lion. Besides the Asiatic Lion, Gir also supports a large population of Leopards, and boasts of having the largest concentration of big cats. Important prey species comprise Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Blue Bull, and Sambar. Other mammals include Four-horned Antelope, Chinkara, Striped Hyena, Golden Jackal, Common Langur, Porcupine, and Black-naped Hare. Gir is also a good place for birding, birds like Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Mottled Wood-owl, Red-rumped Swallow, Spotted Owlet, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Short-toed Eagle, Common Hawk-cuckoo can be seen here, besides Indian Peafowl in large numbers.

Date:
Batch I: 25th – 28th May, 2016
Batch II: 30th May – 3rd June, 2016 (on demand)

Camp Charges: Rs. 18,200/- for members and Rs. 19,700/- for others (ex Rajkot).

Accommodation: Twin-sharing basis.

Reporting: Outside Rajkot railway station at 8.00 a.m. Drop at Rajkot on last day at 2.00 p.m.

How to get there: Train – Sau Janta Exp (19017) leaves from Mumbai at 5.35 p.m. and reaches Rajkot at 7.30 a.m. Sau Janta Exp (19018) can be booked for return which leaves from Rajkot at 3.20 p.m. Flight – Direct flights from Mumbai to Rajkot are available.

Cost includes: Accommodation, food (first day lunch to last day breakfast), transfers to/from Rajkot, Safari charges and entry to the park.

Registration*: Kindly contact us at 22871202/22821811 or e-mail us at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com.

Note: Since the safari bookings open 90 days in advance, kindly register for this camp before 24th February, 2016, to avoid disappointment.

Studio Lighting Photography Workshop

Newbie & Professionals are welcome for our next Studio Lighting Workshop in photo studio in Juhu, Mumbai.
Day 1 –
Starts with introduction to studio equipments.
Camera settings, composition, working with model.
Shooting the models (Indian & International) in low & high key with different lighting set ups.
Day 2 –
Post processing starts from basic adjustments in camera raw, topics covered in photoshop:
color tonning , learn about high end retouching: improving skin tone and skin texture with basic tools and frequency separation, hair manipulation, eyes enhancing, color changing, using liquified tool, learn how to use Dodging & Burning creativly and finaly adding dramatic touch to the entire image.
Learn how to analyze your images.

Requirement:
get along your camera with portrait lens on day 1 and laptop with installed photoshop CS5 or higher on day 2.