Varanasi & Sarnath Tour: 2 Days

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  • duration 2 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-15671
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Spanish
  • Starts Varanasi, India
  • Ends Varanasi, India
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  • Enjoy a guided tour of Sarnath, where the Buddha gave his first sermon
  • Go on a boat ride on the Ganges, see sunrise from the river
  • Explore Varanasi's old alleys
  • Attend an evening prayer ceremony
Join us on a two-day guided tour of Varanasi and get the chance to experience an ancient culture. From a sunrise boat ride to participation in an evening prayer ceremony and walking through old alleyways, this tour will acquaint you with India's cultural capital like never before.

Start your trip with a visit to Sarnath, where the Buddha delivered his first sermon in a deer park. See the ruins that go back by millennia. Observe the Intimate rituals of life and death take place on the ghats of the Ganges while you sail on the river.

Discover the sacred and oldest living cultures of this ancient city during a guided walk of the city. Start your journey from the northern parts of the ghats. See the Kashi Vishwanasth Temple, one of the most important Hindu temples in the world.

Explore the famous Kachaudi Gali and negotiate your way through bustling markets that sell everything from perfumes and flowers to silk and souvenirs. Return to your hotel after the city tour is over and prepare for departure. We will drive you back to the airport or the railway station in time to catch your flight or train.

  • Day 1: Varanasi arrival - Sarnath - Varanasi
  • Day 2: Sunrise boat ride & walking tour - Varanasi departure
  • Pickup, drop-off services from the airport/railway station
  • Government-approved tourist guides
  • All monument entrances
  • 2 private boat trips
  • 1-night accommodation with complimentary breakfast in a well-appointed hotel such as Madin, Rivatas or similar
  • Tips
  • Any meals except breakfast
  • Any additional fare
  • Everything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anil Patel
  • From Britain
  • On Mar 05 2019
5 - Excellent
Highly recommended!
This tour package was perfect for our visit to Varanasi. It was the perfect amount of time to see a lot of the amazing sites, experience the culture of Varanasi, and to really get a feel for the spirituality of the city. We were... Read more
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationHigh-heel shoes are not recommended during the boat ride and walking tour
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.


  • What are some of the most popular tourist destinations in India?

    India is a veritable treasure trove of incredible places, but the most popular tourist destinations include the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Holy City of Varanasi, and Harmandir Sahib: the Golden City in Jaisalmer, the Red fort in New Delhi, and the Mecca Masjid in Hyderbad.

  • How many days are sufficient for an India tour?

    There are so many things to see and experience in India. You could spend six months exploring India and still feel like you have not seen it all. To experience India and its culture in a practical amount of time, you would need at least three weeks.

  • What are some of the tourist scams that I need to know about before visiting India?

    Unfortunately, India is known for having some unscrupulous people who scam tourists. Some common swindles include the 'fake' tourist office, the hotel switch, inflated taxi fares, and switching money for counterfeit notes. Keep your wits about yourself, and you should be fine.

  • Is India a safe place for tourists?

    India is generally safe for tourists. However, petty crimes, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, are common. Tourists tend to be targeted in busy tourist areas, and petty crime frequently occurs on public transportation and overnight trains. Be aware of your surroundings and take care to avoid potentially risky situations.

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