Arabic coffee, soft drinks and dates. Alcohol is not included but “Shisha” or the traditional Arabian water pipe is. With exotic Arabian costumes for photographs, tracing fascinating henna patterns on your hands or desert safari offers, tent, pillow and blanket for an overnight stay are also part of the cost.
With an early breakfast the next day as part of the plan, departure is soon afterward, at 8.30 in the morning. So the excitement filled Desert Safari adventure which had commenced the previous day at any pick-up point in Abu Dhabi between 3 and 4 p.m. comes to a fitting finale by approximately 9 a.m. the next day.
Travellers to India are always looking for an adventure in their trip. The Indian tourism board has taken a lot of steps in the recent years to encourage tourism in the country. The results of these efforts are reflected in the fact that states like Gujarat celebrate tourist festival on regular basis. The Kutch Rann Utsav is an example of that.
For those who are looking for the desert safari adventure, the annual festival of Gujarat can be a perfect thing. The festival is 15-20 days long and has 10 desert safari days. The travellers can come here and enjoy the camel ride from the tent city to the white desert for just about $30 per person. The safari ride also include breakfast and complementary hydration kit which they must use to avoid dehydration in the desert.
The desert safari starts at 8:00 in the morning with the tourists being given the token for their ride in batches of 15. Every batch is dispatched after 30 minutes and the ride takes almost 2-3 hours. The government also provides guides along with the batches who helps the tourist explore the desert fauna. The best time to visit Gujarat for desert safari is in January on the Full moon night.
Apart from Gujarat’s white desert safari, Rajasthan also offers the opportunity for desert safari. The desert of Rajasthan is Full of sand dunes and is by no means inferior to the great Gobi desert or the Sahara desert for that matter. The Rajasthan tourism board has also taken great measures to promote tourism in the state. One can visit Rajasthan via direct flights from Mumbai to Jaipur. From Jaipur the tourists can visit Jaisalmer, the royal fort city. There are many guided desert tours from Jaisalmer on daily basis.