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Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride provided by GeTS Holidays

Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride
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Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Your guide will pick you up at your Varanasi hotel at 5am. Your 5-hour private morning tour of Varanasi offers a close look at some of the most sacred traditions in India that are still followed today. Be a part of the morning Ganga Aarti ceremony at Assi Ghat, watch Akhada, sail along the holy waters of the Ganges, visit Vishwanath temple of Lord Shiva, learn about different ghats, and end with a cup of tea before being returned to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Rise early and await pickup from your Varanasi accommodation, where you board a vehicle destined for Assi Ghat, the southernmost entry point to the holy Ganges River. Along the way, your guide explains the significance of the Ganges River in the Hindu religion. Stop at Assi Ghat to watch pilgrims bathing in the allegedly holy waters before visiting a series of temples to receive Hindu blessings. Then, head to a stadium to watch pehalwans (wrestlers) fight one another in a mud pit before boarding a boat to cruise along the River Ganges. Your cruise concludes at Manikarnika Ghat, one of the most sacred ghats in Varanasi. The bodies of devout Hindus are cremated here in order for their ashes to be carried away by the river. Disembark here and wander to Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), characterized by its pastel pink exterior and golden spire. Over tea, delve deeper into Hindu traditions before you bid your guide farewell after hotel drop-off.  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Rise early and await pickup from your Varanasi accommodation, where you board a vehicle destined for Assi Ghat, the southernmost entry point to the holy Ganges River. Along the way, your guide explains the significance of the Ganges River in the Hindu religion. Stop at Assi Ghat to watch pilgrims bathing in the allegedly holy waters before visiting a series of temples to receive Hindu blessings. Then, head to a stadium to watch pehalwans (wrestlers) fight one another in a mud pit before boarding a boat to cruise along the River Ganges. Your cruise concludes at Manikarnika Ghat, one of the most sacred ghats in Varanasi. The bodies of devout Hindus are cremated here in order for their ashes to be carried away by the river. Disembark here and wander to Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), characterized by its pastel pink exterior and golden spire. Over tea, delve deeper into Hindu traditions before you bid your guide farewell after hotel drop-off.  
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5588P145
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Early morning boat ride
  • Heritage walk
  • Tea
  • Photography
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from Varanasi Hotels. Please update your pick up address.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Early morning boat ride
  • Heritage walk
  • Tea
  • Photography
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from Varanasi Hotels. Please update your pick up address.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 4 Aug 2020
A note from Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride
In the wake of the ensuing COVID crisis, we have re-invented our hygiene protocols and have taken concrete steps along with training our guides, drivers, representatives and other staff at our destinations’ offices. So, we are fully prepared for your safe travel.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Assi Ghat
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Manikarnika Ghat
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kevin K-S
Newbury, UK193 contributions
Dec 2019
The guide was very knowledgeable about the history, religion and culture of the area and very keen to share. He was willing to answer any question I had and his passion was obvious. It really was a pleasure to learn from him!
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Kevin, We are glad you had an insightful experience in Varanasi. Good to know that you found the guide to be knowledgeable. We make sure that all our guides and drivers are well-trained and experts at their jobs. The guides have in-depth knowledge about their subject. Hope you travel with us again soon and visit some other exciting destinations. Best regards, Team GeTS
Written 14 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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