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Varanasi Experience

4 Days, Varanasi to Varanasi
Varanasi Experience

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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 en read more...

IS THIS Comfort TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Prefer meaningful small group travel with a little more polish and extra frills
    • Are eager to get off the tourist trail and connect with local people
    • Are excited by the prospect of handpicked hotels and guesthouses
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 03 Nights accommodation with breakfast (Comfort hotels (3 nts).
  • 03 Breakfast
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private car/van, boat, walking).
  • Arrival transfer.
  • Varanasi city tour.
  • Sunset and sunrise boat trip on the holy Ganges River.
  • Guided excursion to Sarnath.
  • Services of local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 100 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Varanasi
Day 2 Varanasi
Day 3 Varanasi
Day 4 Depart Varanasi
Departures
  • Start
  • Finish
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Varanasi
  • Varanasi to Varanasi Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Varanasi

    Arrive at any time. Arrive in Varanasi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

    Varanasi is the quintessential Indian holy city, where millions of Hindus travel for pilgrimage, to worship, to mourn, or to die.

    Arrival Day
    Begin your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.

    Private Vehicle
    Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport - Varanasi
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting
    On Day 1 of the tour, a G Adventures representative will meet you at the hotel to go over the details of the tour, providing a schedule, documentation/vouchers, and pick-up times for all included activities. The representative can also answer any questions about the tour or the general area. (None (Meals on your own))

  • 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.

    Varanasi is a pure vegetarian town - no eggs, meat, fish, or alcohol is allowed (within a certain distance of the river Ganges). Opt to visit Chaat Gali, a street of vendors selling the spiciest chaat (savoury snack) in the state. A visit to Varanasi is incomplete without tasting paan -- it is the perfect end to any meal and comes in many varieties - stuffed with gulkhand (rose petal preserve), cardamom, or grated coconut.

    City Tour
    Varanasi 15km
    Explore this fascinating holy city with a local guide. Walk the narrow twisting alleys, and poke around some of the literally thousands of temples and shrines. Visit markets and enjoy some shopping. Stop at Sarnath and enjoy a short boat ride.

    Evening Ganges Boat Tour
    Varanasi 7km
    Enjoy a boat ride on the sacred River Ganges, where Hindu pilgrims from all over the world come to wash away their sins and cremate their loved ones. Participate in a candle and flower ceremony while on the water.

    Cycle rickshaw
    Varanasi
    Keep it clean and green on the busy streets aboard a pedal-powered taxi.

    Free Time
    Varanasi
    Enjoy some free time to explore and go shopping. (Breakfast)

  • 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.

    Cycle rickshaw
    Varanasi
    Keep it clean and green on the busy streets aboard a pedal-powered taxi.

    Morning Ganges Boat Tour
    Varanasi
    Experience a sunrise by boat on the sacred River Ganges, where Hindu pilgrims from all over the world come to wash away their sins and cremate their loved ones. Witness locals participate in dawn rituals of bathing and burning at the river.

    Sarnath Visit
    Sarnath
    Explore the monasteries and ruins at the site of the Buddha's first sermon.

    Private Vehicle
    Varanasi
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Depart Varanasi

    Depart at any time. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 100 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  3. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  4. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  5. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  6. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  7. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  8. CULTURE: India is a country, which is very different to anything you will have experienced before. Although this means it is not the easiest place to travel, this is also what makes it so special. Pollution, poverty and the crowds can result in initial culture shock but should be seen as an exciting new challenge. During our time here we have come to love this large and wonderfully different country but we know that we should always expect to encounter some difficulties along the way.


  9. In India there are very different attitudes to time keeping, public cleanliness, privacy and service. Trains will sometimes be late, plumbing can sometimes be temperamental and power will often just vanish. Optimistic menus turn out to have only one dish available and everyone, just everyone, will want to know your name. If you are able to travel with a lot of patience and a healthy sense of humour, then we know that you - like all of us - will be captivated by what India has to offer.

  10. TEMPLES IN VARANASI: Note: Non Hindus are not permitted inside most of the temples at Varanasi

  11. DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Note: Flights to/from Varanasi are not included.


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