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Sakyadhita - Chenrezig Institute Sunshine Coast

Wander the beautiful grounds set amongst the rain forest and get to feel the sand between your toes at one of Queensland’s best beaches, Mooloolaba,
4 days, 3 nights

Sakyadhita - Victoria - Melbourne City & The Great Stupa at Bendigo

You will get to see two different types of Buddhism in Australia by visiting the Quang Mingh Temple and the Great Stupa.
4 days, 3 nights

Hidden Gems of the Himalayas with Vikas Kumar

Mountains, monasteries, tea gardens, British heritage and many more explore the hidden gems of the Himalayas with Vikas Kumar.
12 Days, 11 Nights
19-30 April 2020

2019 Great Ocean Walk

This is one of Australia’s most iconic treks. Join us as we take in the many highlights between Blanket Bay and the Twelve Apostles.
5 days, 4 nights

2019 Spiti Valley Tour

The glorious Spiti Valley is a remote and little visited location, making this trip a once in a lifetime journey.
13 days-12 night
5-17 August 2019

2019 Pushkar Camel Fair

Experience India’s rich heritage and cultural diversity as we travel through Rajasthan and soak up the atmosphere at the world famous Pushkar Camel Fair.
9 days, 8 nights

2020 Holi - The Festival of Colours

Join us as we celebrate all of the joy and colour that India has to offer during the iconic Holi festival.
8 days, 7 nights
5-12 March 2020

2019 Hemis Festival, Ladakh

Take an unforgettable journey to the mighty and awe inspiring Himalayas and witness the traditional Ladakhi Buddhist festival first hand.
8 days, 7 nights

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Slow travel on the Himalayan Queen

As travel becomes faster, cheaper and less personalized, slow-travel becomes one of those hidden luxuries.  Train travel is very much about slow travel.  There is
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TESTIMONIALS

I decided to go on the Great Ocean Walk for a personal challenge - never having done long distance walking before. Surrounded in magnificent scenery of rugged coastline, good weather and a comfy bed with hot showers , it was an ideal and enjoyable short break with a difference and all the arrangements taken care of by Sharon.

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Katie

Katie, Gold Coast, May 2018

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2018-12-06T11:11:49+00:00

Katie, Gold Coast, May 2018

Katie
I decided to go on the Great Ocean Walk for a personal challenge – never having done long distance walking before. Surrounded in magnificent scenery of rugged coastline, good weather and a comfy bed with hot showers , it was an ideal and enjoyable short break with a difference and all the arrangements taken care View Full →
I thoroughly recommend doing the Great Ocean Walk with Ekno Travels. Sharon has organised the trip so that you walk the best bits and return at the end of the day to a lovely cottage with hot showers and warm beds. A spectacular walk and no worries!

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Tracey

Tracey, Brisbane, May 2018

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2018-12-06T11:02:59+00:00

Tracey, Brisbane, May 2018

Tracey
I thoroughly recommend doing the Great Ocean Walk with Ekno Travels. Sharon has organised the trip so that you walk the best bits and return at the end of the day to a lovely cottage with hot showers and warm beds. A spectacular walk and no worries! read more
Local guide Vikas was also a brilliant choice, always open to chat about India and arrange some extra wishes. He was tireless, always living the slogan – ‘In India, everything is possible!’ It was just an amazing, brilliant, fantastic journey every hour of the way. I really fell in love with the country and I can’t wait to return!

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Mario

Mario Becker, Switzerland

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2018-06-07T07:52:15+00:00

Mario Becker, Switzerland

Mario
Local guide Vikas was also a brilliant choice, always open to chat about India and arrange some extra wishes. He was tireless, always living the slogan – ‘In India, everything is possible!’ It was just an amazing, brilliant, fantastic journey every hour of the way. I really fell in love with the country and I View Full →
My recent trip through Rajasthan with Ekno Tours was incredible. I was a bit apprehensive about taking a group of 18 women on tour but I needn’t have worried as Vikas and Sharon had everything covered and managed the group with ease offering guidance, insight and flexibility along the way to meet the group’s needs. The accommodation was comfortable and all the meals were divine (it’s important to like Indian food).
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Tammie Day

Tammie Day – Vibrant Women

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2016-01-25T10:02:35+00:00

Tammie Day – Vibrant Women

Tammie Day
My recent trip through Rajasthan with Ekno Tours was incredible. I was a bit apprehensive about taking a group of 18 women on tour but I needn’t have worried as Vikas and Sharon had everything covered and managed the group with ease offering guidance, insight and flexibility along the way to meet the group’s needs. View Full →
Thank you Ekno!. This was an excellent trip – your local knowledge really made things go smoothly and efficiently and we were always safe and well looked after. I’m VERY impressed with your ability to deal with border guards, cooks, and others!

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Holly

Holly, Brisbane

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2016-01-25T11:18:28+00:00

Holly, Brisbane

Holly
Thank you Ekno!. This was an excellent trip – your local knowledge really made things go smoothly and efficiently and we were always safe and well looked after. I’m VERY impressed with your ability to deal with border guards, cooks, and others! read more
Thank you so much Ekno Tours for but the chance to see the Buddha’s holy sites with other like minded people, with all the hassle taken out of the trip by your great planning. It was a life changing trip, thank you so much.

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Diana James

Diana, Perth

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2016-01-25T11:06:04+00:00

Diana, Perth

Diana James
Thank you so much Ekno Tours for but the chance to see the Buddha’s holy sites with other like minded people, with all the hassle taken out of the trip by your great planning. It was a life changing trip, thank you so much. read more
I felt the overall trip was a wonderful experience and fulfilled all my expectations as a pilgrim. The places we visited are now etched into my heart as they are meant to be and as a bonus so are the wonderful friends I shared the pilgrimage with . Thank you , all of you.

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John Stretton

John, Sydney

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2016-01-25T11:03:35+00:00

John, Sydney

John Stretton
I felt the overall trip was a wonderful experience and fulfilled all my expectations as a pilgrim. The places we visited are now etched into my heart as they are meant to be and as a bonus so are the wonderful friends I shared the pilgrimage with . Thank you , all of you. read View Full →



Vikas was our local guide when I went to India in 2013. He is the loveliest of people and looked after is really well. If I ever go back (and I am thinking about it) I would definitely want him as my guide again.




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Haley Jones, Australia

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2019-01-29T06:06:54+00:00

Haley Jones, Australia

HaleyJones-1
Vikas was our local guide when I went to India in 2013. He is the loveliest of people and looked after is really well. If I ever go back (and I am thinking about it) I would definitely want him as my guide again.
Vikas is a remarkable tour guide. Well organised, fun and with such an inspirational life story! It was great to have him interpret and explain situations, history and culture. I can’t actually speak highly enough of him – one gem of a tour guide.

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Rosa

Rosalyn Johnson, New Zealand

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2018-06-07T07:49:45+00:00

Rosalyn Johnson, New Zealand

Rosa
Vikas is a remarkable tour guide. Well organised, fun and with such an inspirational life story! It was great to have him interpret and explain situations, history and culture. I can’t actually speak highly enough of him – one gem of a tour guide. read more
What a way to finish our trip in India. Thanks Sharon Thrupp and Shiv for organizing everything so perfectly for us. The drivers and guides have always been on time and have treated us with the utmost respect. We enjoyed our stays at the hotels and haveli.
We were overwhelmed walking into the Taj Mahal this morning. Feeling very blessed and lucky to have had this privilege.

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Tracy & Neil Taj Mahal (1)

Tracy & Neil, Australia

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2017-11-07T18:27:13+00:00

Tracy & Neil, Australia

Tracy & Neil Taj Mahal (1)
What a way to finish our trip in India. Thanks Sharon Thrupp and Shiv for organizing everything so perfectly for us. The drivers and guides have always been on time and have treated us with the utmost respect. We enjoyed our stays at the hotels and haveli. We were overwhelmed walking into the Taj Mahal View Full →
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