Varanasi Homestay Extension

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  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Getaways and short breaks
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 12
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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 trip 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
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 110 reviews
  • Allan
  • From Australia
  • On Nov 13 2019
4 - Very Good
Allan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
  • Pam
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 04 2019
4 - Very Good
Pam's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“This tour, Taste of Tasmania (Original), covered a lot of Tasmania in 6 days, which is where I felt it was rushed. We arrived in Launceston late afternoon, and left early next morning. I would have liked to spend a day exploring the area. Other than that it was amazing, a good walk/hike almost every day, so be aware if your not fit before you start this trip , you will be by the time you reach spectacular Freycinet National Park.
all in all a great tour.”
  • Xiao
  • From USA
  • On Feb 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Xiao's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
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 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 November 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 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 and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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