Welcome, met & assisted by our representative at the airport and transfer straight to your hotel.
As you head through the streets of New Delhi, sink in the first sights of India. You’ve just arrived in a land of 1.2 billion people, home to every major religion in the world and a dizzying variety of histories and languages, and one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Welcome to beautiful India!
Meet and greet with the company representative and he will take you through what it’s going to be like at your project, do’s and don’ts, how to stay safe and it’s your prime opportunity to ask any burning questions that you haven’t yet had answered. After the orientation you’ll have some time to relax and prepare before your first day at the project tomorrow.
After a buffet breakfast, drive from Delhi to your new home in Agra. Today is your first day at the Wildlife SOS bear rescue facility. Drop your bags at your room and head out to the rescue facility, where you will meet up with Wildlife SOS team members and watch a documentary about the history and work of Wildlife SOS with the dancing bears and the Kalandar community.
With some good knowledge about the program, you’ll get introduced to the facility and SOS members will talk you through the different responsibilities you will have over the next several days. See the sloth bears in their new homes on your tour.
Today your service starts! Start the morning at the bear rehabilitation facility digging into your new responsibilities. Two of your main tasks include monitoring bear behavior and constructing pen enrichment structures, which is essential to improving the lives of the bears. In addition to these tasks, you’ll have other important responsibilities as well: cleaning the bear dens, feeding the bears, and washing and preparing food. After lunch and a midday siesta, continue the work you started in the morning and report on your findings at the end of the day to the Wildlife SOS doctors and caretakers at the facility. This is an opportunity for a question and answer session as well!
In the evening have a football or volleyball match against the Wildlife SOS team before heading back to your housing.
For the next three days you will continue your service with the bears. In addition to your responsibilities with the bears, you’ll have an opportunity to check out the elephant rescue facility as well, where you will feed, bathe, and walk the elephants, and clean their pens.
In the evenings, you’ll have an opportunity to play sports with your group, head to a few local markets to get your bargaining on, and on a special evening, interact with the Kalandar community to understand how their lives have changed after they stopped working as dancing bear handlers, and see them perform a traditional dance. Through your service you will be helping improve the lives of the bears and as well as helping Wildlife SOS in its mission to create a better India.
After your week spent volunteering it’s time for a treat: the Taj Mahal. Get up early and catch the Taj at sunrise, as the colors of the marble are shifting and changing with the light.
After the inspiring show head to breakfast and get ready to depart to Delhi. Bid goodbye to your friends at Wildlife SOS and make the drive back up to Delhi.
Afternoon proceed for a bicycling tour, hereby reducing the carbon footprints and volunteering for conserving the local environment.
A stimulating and ambitious introduction to the many lives of "Dilli" re-lived in true DelhiByCycle style: through the many lanes of Delhi - the Nizamuddin tour leads you through a city of mystics, saints, poets, rebels, forgotten Kings, English ladies, refugee colonies and nameless tombs - all buried in the giddying contrast offered by the up-scale South Delhi neighborhoods. Starting in the over-700-year-old settlement of Nizamuddin this tour hacks its way through the 21st century concrete jungle and flashy lights of South Delhi to show you a city alive in unimaginable fragments.
A Visit to Nizamuddin Basti (Slum), with a worldwide known NGO, for some philanthropy cause, (You may donate your used apparels, stationary to school kids) interact with locals and how they live in between their daily social challenges.
A complete tour of Delhi, you can see the different social classes of Delhi starting from Nizamuddin Basti (Slum) and Golf Link towards the end of tour.
Breakfast at hotel.
Continue your service by spreading awareness of what you experience was like. Thanks for helping spread positive energy in India and for your hard work with us this season!
Transfer intime to airport to baord flight for onward journey.
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