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Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour

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Mumbai, India
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Watch the city come to life on this private tour that highlights the incredible work done by Mumbai's dabbawalas and Dhobis. Your expert guide will share insight and information into how the lunch-pail men who deliver freshly made food from people's homes to offices with 100 percent accuracy. Then you'll see Dhobis--Mumbai's traditional laundrymen--washing customer's clothes in the massive open-air ghat. This unique tour showcases two of the city's most interesting professions and offers insight into the daily life of locals in this thriving city. 
  • Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour
  • Learn about two of Mumbai's most famous professions
  • Round-trip hotel transport included
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
All city center hotels.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY GeTs Holidays

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour.

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  • "Would highly recommend booking this tour especially if time is limited." See review

Reviews

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Let Viator Ruin Your Holiday
David_M
, Feb 2020
Before we even left the UK the Viator operator managed to get the city in India we were staying in wrong. Nobody responded to my emails pointing this out, but I managed to sort out out with the local tour operator. On the day of the tour itself I was told the pickup time would be 9.30 as posed to 10.00am not a problem At 8.00am was told it would be 10.30 which could have made me miss my plane. Was told no problem would be 10.00am with a new guide who duly arrived at 10.45am, but promised we would be back by 1.00pm in time to catch our plane. Guide then commenced a series of visits to things not listed in the tour program until we reminded him of our time constraints then we got back on the tour. At 12.30am we pointed out that google maps said we were 45 minutes away. The guide still said no problem we would be back at the hotel for 1.00pm at 1.30pm we were still 15 minutes away when the car filled with smoke and the police pushed it to the side of the road. We got back to the hotel at 2.15 and had at considerable cost to arrange a later flight. This was compounded by our other Viator tour the previous day had been cancelled without explanation the previous day at 90 minutes notice, leaving no time to arrange an alternative.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience, which you have faced during the tour. As per the tour, pick up time was 10:00 am and the guide was on the way to reach your hotel as per the scheduled time he was 5 minutes away from the hotel but he got stuck on the way due to an unscheduled protest that was happening on the way (which was not in our control). Due to the protest, he had to take a detour to reach the hotel, around 10:30 AM. The guide took you to all the places as per the tour program and on his return to the hotel, the car broke down on the road due to a mechanical snag, which was not in anyone's control. The Guide, however immediately made the alternative arrangement on the spot using a local cab to save time and dropped you at the hotel without wasting any time trying to fix the car. The Guide dropped you at 1325 hrs in the hotel lobby. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
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very interesting
arnaudmolinier59
, Jan 2020
we made this tour with my husband. it was very interesting. the driver and the guide were perfect,the car comfortable. We think that the price is too high since you could have done it easily by ourselves
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Do not recommend this company
Tour828090
, Nov 2018
Tour didn’t feel like private at all. Minimum attention to client, minimum info given, not one word spoken in 50 minutes of driving. Not worth paying 170$ for 20 minutes of unwanted took: this is temple; that is mosque; l don’t know.... do not waste your time and money, look for the better company
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We had a fantastic time on this our...
jodieyk
, Aug 2018
We had a fantastic time on this our. Our guide Mr Arun was an absolute pleasure to spend the morning with. He was really informative explaining many aspects of the way of life in Mumbai in a short 3 hour tour. We caught a train, watched the lunch box men deliver the lunches and visited a working laundry slum area. The people there were really welcoming to tourists. Would highly recommend booking this tour especially if time is limited.
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