Lift your spirits with three incredible days in Varanasi
Explore holy Varanasi - an atmospheric blend of temples, river ghats and bazaars. Sail on the Ganges at dawn for a magical experience as the sun rises over pilgrims absolving sins in the river. Explore the city and nearby Sarnath, and wander independently through the bright bustle of the backstreets of Benares. Visiting Shiva's city is a must on any visit to India.
This Short Break Adventure runs three times a week, so pick the date that suits you and add it to other travels in India or enjoy it on a quick stopover.
Experience the sights with up to 12 other travellers, however with an average of 2-5 travellers per departure you'll have all the benefits of being in a special small group.
Local guides to show you the most important sites and then freedom to do as you wish the rest of the time.
This trip is available in Original or Comfort levels of accommodation so you can choose what is best for you.
Explore the rituals and sights of ancient, spiritual Varanasi on a walking tour of the Old City, and by taking part in a sunset candle flower ceremony.
Stop in at Sarnath, where Buddha began his teachings and explore the part with its friendly deer, temple and museum.
Spend your final morning experiencing sunrise from a boat on the ganges, watching Varanasi emerge into a new day.
This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities. As this is not a group itinerary you may be travelling or accommodated on your own, without other Intrepid travellers. If you would prefer the experience of travelling with others, please consider our HHKH (Comfort) or HHRI (Basix) trips.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2013 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Varanasi Extension trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1.This trip finishes in Varanasi after the sunrise boat trip on Day 3. Please do not book any flights before 12 noon.
2. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities. As this is not a group itinerary you may be travelling or accommodated on your own, without other Intrepid travellers.
3. This Short Break is available in Original & Comfort levels of accommodation.