You may be wondering, “What could a trip like this possibly cost? Is it the price of a lifetime as well?” And if you were organizing a trip to Mandawa yourself, that could very well be true.
The accommodations at the Castle for lodging alone would cost over $3,000 for the duration of this trip.
Activities, tours, spa services, meals, safaris, and equestrian activities to fill your days, plus airfare, ground travel, and other necessities would all be additional costs, easily bringing the cost of such a vibrant, full trip to $6500 or more.
And outside of this trip, instruction with Dr. Maria and the Mandawa Marwaris is simply not available. This level of access to Dr. Maria, from breakfast until you retire for the evening, is not available anywhere outside of her tours.
To work with Dr. Maria in a similar context runs $600 for a weekend clinic that includes 4 hours of instruction, and audit access to the rest of the clinic (10 hours over the weekend).
On this trip, you’ll have access to 3 hours of instruction with Dr. Maria every morning, private educational talks during lunch and audit access to her private afternoon training sessions. Maria spends dinner and the rest of the evening with the group, recounting the days’ sessions, answering questions, and sharing her wisdom and joy for the horse.
If you could arrange for that level of access yourself, this trip would easily cost $8000 or more.
But because of Dr. Maria’s personal relationship with the Mandawa Family, and her work with the horses of the Mandawa Stud Farm, this trip costs just over half of that per traveler, and includes everything from visas and airfare to ground travel and the all-inclusive accommodations.
Thanks to our fellow horsewomen and expert travel planners at Jaya Travel & Tours, all of those details are booked and coordinated for you.
All you need do is show up at the airport, and the rest is planned and handled to the last detail.