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Varanasi Experience

4 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
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Day 1 Varanasi
Arrive in Varanasi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Varanasi 
Take a private city tour of one of the world's oldest cities and one of Hinduism's holiest sites; Varanasi is a fantastic spectacle of colours and pilgrim ceremonies. Later, take a sunset boat trip along the Ganges River where thousands of devotees perform holy rituals, hoping to attain eternal salvation. Witness the sunset prayers on the banks of the river. (1B)

Day 3 Varanasi 
Get up early for a sunrise boat ride along the Ganges and observe the dawn rituals of bathing and burial. In the afternoon take an excursion to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. (1B)

Day 4 Varanasi 
Depart at any time. (1B)
 
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All This Included
A perfect add-on to any trip to India, explore the mystical and holy Hindu city of Varanasi. Take a memorable sunset and sunrise boat trip down the Ganges River and be enthralled by the thousands of devotees who come to the banks of the river to absolve themselves of their sins. Witness the bathing ghats and centuries-old temples, and explore the narrow winding lanes in search of exquisite silks, brassware, and stunning saris. Also visit Sarnath, known as the birthplace of Buddhism and the site of the enlightened Buddha’s first sermon.
  • Arrival transfer
  • Varanasi city tour
  • Sunset and sunrise boat trip on the holy Ganges River
  • Guided excursion to Sarnath
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Comfort hotels (3 nts).
  • 3 breakfasts.
  • Transportation: Private car/van, boat, walking.
  • Local Guides.
Highlights
  • Cruise the Ganges River and observe local traditions and rituals
  • Explore Varanasi's "Old City" and marvel at its ghats
  • Visit where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon
Accommodations
Comfort hotels (3 nts)
Notes
  • Allow USD $105-140 for meals not included.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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