Boat Ride on the Ganges in Varanasi

Duration: 2 days
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 2 days
  • Varanasi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Private 3-hour River Ganges cruise at sunrise in Varanasi.

 Sail along the holy river as the rising sun illuminates the riverbanks.

 View Varanasi’s temples and 'ghats' (riverside steps) crowded with early morning pilgrims.

 See the pilgrims bathe and worship the sun from the waters .

Go ashore to visit a ghat and watch the activity close up.

Boat ride, plus hotel pickup and drop-off included

Itinerary

Day 1: Varanasi Boate Ride

Stop At: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
After early pickup from your central Varanasi hotel, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to a pier on the River Ganges.

Gaze at Varanasi’s streets as they stir into life, and after about 30 minutes, arrive at the ghat (riverside steps) on the River Ganges where your private boat awaits.

As the dawn bathes everywhere in a red glow, meet your boatman, settle aboard, and sail onto the river. Have your camera ready to capture the intense colors and commotion at the riverbank temples and ghats

See crowds of locals arrive on the steps and offer prayers and flowers to the river — held sacred by all followers of the Hindu religion. Watch the pilgrims bathing in the holy waters, giving thanks for their lives.

Around halfway through your cruise, pull up at a ghat and go ashore to explore. Drink in the temple and activity around you, and then return to your boat.

As you cruise back to the pier, enjoy your last views of Varanasi’s temples and buildings from the river as the rising sun casts the cityscapes in warm, golden daylight.

Finally, step ashore and finish your experience with a hotel drop-off.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Varanasi Boat Ride

Stop At: Varanasi Remembrances, Man Mandir Dashashwmedh D 15/69 Near Shree Cafe, Varanasi 221001 India
After early pickup from your central Varanasi hotel, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to a pier on the River Ganges.

Gaze at Varanasi’s streets as they stir into life, and after about 30 minutes, arrive at the ghat (riverside steps) on the River Ganges where your private boat awaits.

As the dawn bathes everywhere in a red glow, meet your boatman, settle aboard, and sail onto the river. Have your camera ready to capture the intense colors and commotion at the riverbank temples and ghats

See crowds of locals arrive on the steps and offer prayers and flowers to the river — held sacred by all followers of the Hindu religion. Watch the pilgrims bathing in the holy waters, giving thanks for their lives.

Around halfway through your cruise, pull up at a ghat and go ashore to explore. Drink in the temple and activity around you, and then return to your boat.

As you cruise back to the pier, enjoy your last views of Varanasi’s temples and buildings from the river as the rising sun casts the cityscapes in warm, golden daylight.

Finally, step ashore and finish your experience with a hotel drop-off.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Boat Ride in Sharing basis
  • Transport by private air-condition vehicle
  • Bottled Water
  • Entry/Admission - Varanasi Remembrances

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required.
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking.
  • Group discount is available.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any Hotel In Varanasi or Varanasi Airport

Airports

  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India


Departure Time

05:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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