Duration: 4 days
Trip Countries: India
Trip Style: Comfort
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2
HighlightsPrivate 4 day tour. 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.
DescriptionA 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.
Day 1 Varanasi: Arrive in Varanasi at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Varanasi (1B): Take a city tour in one of the world's oldest cities and one of Hinduism's holiest sites: Varanasi, 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.
Day 3 Varanasi (1B): Morning boat ride at the ghats to witness dawn ceremonies and walk the narrow lanes near Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Later in the day, visit Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon.
Day 4 Varanasi (1B): Depart at any time.
Arrival transfer. Varanasi city tour. Sunset and sunrise boat trip on the holy Ganges River. Guided excursion to Sarnath.
Private car/van, boat, walking.
Comfort hotel (3 nts).
Allow USD75-100 for meals not included.