Varanasi Homestay Extension

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Varanasi, India
  • Ends Varanasi, India
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Embrace the local rituals and customs at our homestay in Varanasi. Upon arrival, be treated to a homecooked meal, sharing food and interacting with your warm and welcoming hosts.
  • Spend sunrise cruising along the Ganges, watching Varanasi emerge into a new day, passing the many ghats and temples along the river banks while pilgrims wash themselves in the holy waters.
  • Head out of town to Sarnath and visit the place where Gautama Buddha first began his teachings of the sacred Dharma.
Start and end in Varanasi, the Varanasi Homestay Extension trip is a guided getaways and short breaks tour that takes 4 days. You will travel through Sarnath and Varanasi in India. Varanasi Homestay Extension is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Explore holy Varanasi on an insightful Short Break Adventure – an atmospheric blend of temples, river ghats, and bustling bazaars. Cruise along the Ganges at dawn for a magical experience as the sun rises over groups of pilgrims absolving sins in the river. Explore the city and nearby Sarnath and wander independently through the bright bustle of the backstreets of the city. Visiting Shiva's city is a must on any visit to India, and this four-day adventure is a perfect addition to your Indian exploration.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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Based on 100 reviews
Piyumi's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Piyumi
  • From Australia
  • On Sep 07 2019
“I had an amazing time. Highlights were Kruger national park and the Delta and the nighlty camp fires under the stars. It was a well planned trip mainly due to our tour leader Thabang, Lizzie our cook and Vincent our driver. There were long drives as per the itinerary but it was the only way to see the beautiful southern africa in a timely manner. Thank you for a great trip!”
Lone's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Lone
  • From Denmark
  • On Dec 11 2019
“This is my first group trip. I am a woman and I travel alone. The tour offered culture and nature. I am interested in arts and crafts, so I saw some relevant museums. The social unity of the group was good. The hotels were fine. The trip is recommended.”
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Germany
  • On Aug 25 2017
“Had an amazing tour. The guide was professional. The tour was well arranged and the group was great. Overall, easy booking and a 'waugh experience'!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Varanasi
  • Day 2: Varanasi
  • Day 3: Sarnath - Varanasi
  • Day 4: Varanasi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Homestay (3 nights)
Meals
  • 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Cycle rickshaw , Boat
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Varanasi - Family dinner
  • Varanasi - Leader-led Old City walking tour
  • Varanasi - Ganges candle flower ceremony
  • Varanasi - Sarnath excursion
  • Varanasi - Silk weaving centre
  • Varanasi - Sunrise Ganges boat trip
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Varanasi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Varanasi Homestay Extension tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Varanasi Homestay Extension tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 25 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 December 2020, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Varanasi Homestay Extension tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Varanasi Homestay Extension tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • 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 the North India Highlights adventure – search trip code HHKH on the Intrepid website for more information.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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