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Varanasi Independent Adventure

3 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. In the afternoon take an excursion to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. 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. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Varanasi
Get up early for a sunrise boat ride along the Ganges and observe the dawn rituals of bathing and burial. Tour ends upon return to the hotel. (Breakfast)
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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 memorable sunset and sunrise boat trips 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 (2 nts).
  • 2 breakfasts.
  • This tour is an Independent Adventure with no group and no CEO (Tour Leader). A G Adventures representative will meet you and give you a briefing to start your trip and there will be local guides provided at the included sights.
Highlights
  • 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
Accommodations
Comfort hotels (2 nights)
Notes
  • Allow USD $80-105 for meals not included.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • This tour is an Independent Adventure with no group and no CEO (Tour Leader). A G Adventures representative will meet you and give you a briefing to start your trip and there will be local guides provided at the included sights.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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