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Reality Tours and Travel - Day Tours

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Address: Mumbai (Bombay) 400 039, India
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Reality Tours and Travel is a responsible tour operator providing fun and...

Reality Tours and Travel is a responsible tour operator providing fun and authentic experiences around India. We invest 80% of our profits back into the communities we visit through our NGO Reality Gives.

We are especially well known for our educational Dharavi Slum Tour that shows visitors the industrial and residential areas of one of Asia’s largest slums, located in the heart of Mumbai. We also offer city, village, multi-day and customized tours and we recently expanded to New Delhi and the Sanjay Colony Slum. Our tours educate visitors about the issues as well as opportunities in slums and hopes to encourage them to understand underprivileged communities better. We use 80% of the tour profits and 100% of merchandise profits to fund our sister-NGO Reality Gives that runs and supports a variety of programs in Dharavi and Sanjay Colony.

Our goal is to provide authentic and though-provoking local experiences through our tours and to use the profits to create change in our communities. Our vision is a world where all tourism promotes cross-cultural understanding and local development.

Our NGO, Reality Gives, provides young people in the local community with high quality education and experiences to help them maximize their potential. We do this by focusing on English, Computer and Life Skills classes as well as a series of activities and workshop in expressive art and sport. We run these program out of three community centres around Dharavi.

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We did the Dharavi-Tour. An absolute must when visiting Mumbai. The guide was very well prepared. Felt safe at all times. Strictly no pictures during the tour. Absolutely no... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Witney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Because they are based from Dharavi, that tour is great. But the cycle tour we had was super boring, they missed out loads of great places in Colaba and took us to some really random places (like a cow shelter) just to fill up the time. Felt like I'd wasted my limited time and money by choosing that tour. The... More 

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JosephBird, CEO, Reality Tours & Travel at Reality Tours and Travel - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It's good to hear you enjoyed your time with us in Dharavi but terribly disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy our cycle tour. Our morning bicycle tour has been very popular since it began 4 years ago. Passengers have often cited places like Bombay Panjrapole as a highlight given it's historical and religious significance (you should've... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the Dharavi-Tour. An absolute must when visiting Mumbai. The guide was very well prepared. Felt safe at all times. Strictly no pictures during the tour. Absolutely no touting, begging etc. Also the guide did not try to drag us into shops etc. Can highly recommend.

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south africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My guide, Raj, was the best. Lives in Dharavi. Ask for him. 80% of the money you pay goes back into the community, specifically the schools, for the children.

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I already did the Slum tour in 2014 and loved it, so I decided to book another tour with Reality Tours for our stay in Mumbai this time. My friends and I did the Slum and Sightseeing tour with Sunny and we really enjoyed every part of it. We let Sunny plan all the stations we visited, but we would... More 

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an eye opening, learning opportunity for us to get to know a large portion of the Mumbai community through the help of our amazing guide Jana. Jana was so knowledgeable about the history of Mumbai and the slums of the city. He was also patient and answered all of the questions that we had on so many different... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the morning tour earlier today and it was one of the best things I have done in India. I did a lot of research before hand as wanted to make sure it was ethical and I feel confidant that Reality Tours is that. The tour is respectful, informative, and the tour guide was very knowledgable. He was able... More 

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

3 of us booked online to do the early bike ride around Mumbai and it was great. We rode for about 3 hours at a comfortable pace and the traffic didn't get to bad until the last 30 mins or so, and by then we were comfortable. We had a front and rear guide who looked after everyone. The bikes... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We where a bit hesitant when we saw the traffic but the guides where very professional and protected us from the traffic, the tour started around 6am and lasted till 10am, a great way to see the sights around the Coloba area of Mumbai. we both thoroughly enjoyed this tour and met some great people..and it was not too strenuous.

Thank Curroallan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this tour company. We did the slum tour and Rakesh is an excellent guide! He was very open and explained us everything about the life in slum.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially I was very hesitant in taking part of the slum tour, for ethical reasons and a worry about any potential exploitation of people who live in Dharavi. My perception completely changed once my husband and I completed our tour. Our tour guide provided so much information about the people who live in Dharavi, and had family himself who lived... More 

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