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Varanasi Trips & Tours - 2018/2019

72 trips from 27 tour companies with 384 reviews

All Varanasi tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.7 for all Varanasi trips.

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5.0 | Excellent | 18 Reviews
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, Photography
Visits: India, Nepal, Agra, Chennai, Chitwan National Park, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Kochi, Mumbai, Pokhara, Varanasi
From $ 4,800
$ 150 per day
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Highlights
  • Travel the north of India, touch the man-made beauty of the incomparable Taj Mahal and the Red Fort in Agra
  • See the Palace of the Winds and Royal City Palace in Jaipur
  • Visit the holy river in Varanasi.
  • Travel the south of India, the glory cinema show in Bollywood 
  • Enjoy a peaceful backwater cruise in Kochin
  • Visit Pondicherry, the location of the entire first act of Life of Pi.
  • Visit Nepal in the golden triangle route with Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park, Lumbini and Pokhara. 
  • As one of the most important human civilization cradle, India and Nepal offer enough spirituality to inpsire – the Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi, the ghats of Varanasi, and plent of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites; evening prayer ceremonies, ancient bathing rituals and candle flower ceremonies on the Ganges.
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4.5 | Great | 100+ Reviews
By
Trafalgar
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Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, Education / Learning
Visits: India, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi
$ 2,375 $ 1,979
From $ 2,921
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$ 297 per day
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Highlights
  • City Tours of Delhi, Varanasi and Jaipur
  • View the Palace of Winds in Jaipur
  • Visit the Jama Masjid, the Humayun's Tomb and the Qutub Minar in Delhi, the Sarnath in Varanasi, the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Amber Fort and City Palace Museum in Jaipur
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4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
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Exodus Travels
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Visits: India, Agra, Jaipur, Kerala, Taj Mahal, Delhi, Jama Masjid, Mumbai, Varanasi
$ 4,185
From $ 4,775
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$ 135 per day
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Highlights
  • Explore the holy city of Varanasi
  • A full day to explore the ruins of Hampi
  • Relax on the beaches of Goa
  • Cruise the backwaters of Kerala on a houseboat
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Train & Rail Journeys
Visits: India, Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Darjeeling, Delhi, Gangtok, Jaipur, Kerala, Kochi, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, Tibet, Udaipur, Varanasi, Victoria, Chennai, Hawa Mahal
$ 5,649
From $ 6,299
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$ 105 per day
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Highlights
  • Witness the famous india-pakistan border ceremony
  • See delhi on a walking tour led by a former at-risk youth
  • Explore the bundi fort and stepwells
  • Ride the toy trains of shimla and darjeeling
  • Indulge in the amazing food of seaside goa
  • Experience a homestay in the kerala backwaters
  • Visit the ghats of varanasi
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Train & Rail Journeys
Visits: India, Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Darjeeling, Delhi, Gangtok, Jaipur, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, Udaipur, Varanasi, Victoria, Hawa Mahal
$ 2,499
From $ 2,899
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$ 104 per day
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Highlights
  • Ride along the ganges on a ferry
  • Get spiritual in varanasi
  • View the sunrise from tiger hill
  • Learn to cook with a demo at local-family restaurant
  • Take a guided tour of agra fort and taj mahal
  • Walk around jaipur’s old city
  • Tour bustling mumbai on foot
  • Kick-back on goa’s beaches
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Train & Rail Journeys
Visits: India, Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Darjeeling, Delhi, Gangtok, Jaipur, Kochi, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, Udaipur, Varanasi, Victoria, Hawa Mahal
$ 3,299
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$ 100 per day
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Highlights
  • Ride a toy train in darjeeling
  • Get spiritual in varanasi
  • Marvel at the iconic taj mahal
  • Wander the rajasthani streets of jaipur and udaipur
  • Explore the breathtaking ruins of the karnataka region in hampi
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5.0 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Myths and Mountains
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events
Visits: India, Agra, Agra Fort, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Khajuraho, Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal, Varanasi
$ 7,195
From $ 8,202
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$ 480 per day
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Highlights
  • Visits to Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayan's Tomb and Gandhi's home
  • Explore the Taj Mahal
  • Wander Varanasi and take a boat ride on the Ganges
  • Visit Sanchi, Bhopal and Mandu
  • Visit Panna Wildlife Park
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Train & Rail Journeys
Visits: India, Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Darjeeling, Delhi, Gangtok, Jaipur, Kerala, Kochi, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, Udaipur, Varanasi, Chennai, Hawa Mahal, Victoria
$ 4,649
From $ 5,249
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$ 101 per day
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Highlights
  • Ride a toy train in darjeeling
  • Live like a local in the kerala backwaters
  • Enjoy the laidback vibe and tasty food of seaside goa
  • Take a cycling tour to shore temple
  • Visit the peace pagoda
  • Watch the sunrise from a boat on the ganges
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4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Exodus Travels
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Festivals & Special Events, National Parks
Visits: India, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Delhi, Varanasi
$ 1,285
From $ 1,595
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$ 129 per day
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Highlights
  • See the unforgettable Taj Mahal
  • Search for the elusive tiger
  • Meander along the Ganges at Varanasi
  • Sample flavoursome and familiar curries
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits: India, Agra, Amber Fort, Delhi, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Udaipur, Varanasi, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid
$ 2,634
From $ 3,299
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$ 176 per day
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Highlights
  • Walk the backstreets of delhi with a local guide
  • Enjoy a talk with a local historian and scholar
  • Explore the grand forts and palaces in rajasthan
  • Enjoy a safari in ranthambore national park
  • Experience local living with a heritage village homestay
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4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Exodus Travels
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events
Visits: India, Nepal, Agra, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Varanasi, Delhi
$ 2,635
From $ 2,945
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$ 146 per day
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Highlights
  • See the magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Ganges at Varanasi by boat
  • Explore sacred cities and temples
  • Mountain views at Pokhara
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4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
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Exodus Travels
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural, Festivals & Special Events
Visits: India, Agra, Jaipur, Delhi, Varanasi
$ 1,285
From $ 1,595
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$ 129 per day
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Highlights
  • See the unforgettable Taj
  • Explore the spectacular 'Pink City' of Jaipur
  • Meander along the Ganges at Varanasi
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4.5 | Great | 13 Reviews
By
Peregrine Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits: India, Nepal, Agra, Agra Fort, Bhaktapur, Chitwan National Park, Delhi, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Mount Everest, Pokhara, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, Varanasi
$ 6,260
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$ 272 per day
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Highlights
  • Discover the man-made beauty that lies across the north of india, from jaipur’s ‘palace of the winds’ and royal city palace to agra’s red fort and famous taj mahal
  • A trip to india wouldn’t be complete without a bollywood film. sit back and enjoy one in one of jaipur’s magnificent cinemas
  • Embark on a safari through ranthambore national park in search of antelope, sloth bears, leopards and tigers
  • Immerse yourself in the grandeur of rajput royalty during your india feature stay in rural rajasthan at castle kanota
  • Begin a morning in varanasi with a sunrise cruise down the ganges – the perfect way to experience the spiritual magic of the ultimate hindu pilgrimage destination
  • As well as an unforgettable scenic everest flight, experience nepal's stunning natural beauty from many angles – hiking, driving or canoeing
  • Uncover the rural beauty around nepal’s lesser known villages and immerse yourself in the wilderness of chitwan national park
  • Surround yourself with lush forest and serene luxury during your two night nepal feature stay at barahi jungle lodge
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4.9 | Excellent | 20 Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits: India, Agra, Amber Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, India Gate, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Rajasthan, Varanasi
$ 641
From $ 865
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$ 71 per day
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Highlights
  • Visit Old and New Delhi
  • Visit 300 year’s old Chandni Chowk bazaar to explore the historical lanes of Old Delhi and Asia’s largest spice market
  • Explore pink city Jaipur
  • Visit Amber fort, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra
  • Visit Taj Mahal at Sunrise
  • Visit Kashi Viswanath Temple
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4.8 | Excellent | 6 Reviews
 
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Theme:
50 plus
Visits: India, Nepal, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Varanasi
$ 5,550 $ 4,764
From $ 7,493
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$ 427 per day
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Highlights
  • Delhi: See the Red Fort and enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Bazaar
  • Visit Raj Ghat
  • See Qutub Minar
  • Drive along the Rajpath to see the India Gate and Parliament House
  • Visit the Tomb of the Emperor Humayun. Kathmandu: See the Hindu Pashupatinath Temple
  • Visit the temple of the Teleju, Statue of Yogendra Mall. Varanasi: Enjoy a brief city tour visiting some famous temples
  • Visit Sarnath, where Buddha first taught the Dharma
  • Partake in an early morning yoga session at the Ganges Ghats (if possible.) Agra: Group picture taken at the Taj Mahal. Jaipur: See the Palace of Winds and visit the City Palace Museum.
  • Delhi: Join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
  • Jaipur: Join a jeep safari through the picturesque Aravalli hills. Stop and spend time with the Meena tribe, before continuing on to Dera Amer where your Highlight Dinner awaits.
  • Jaipur: The mouth-watering Celebration Dinner with drinks features the best of Indian cuisine.
  • Dining Summary: 12 Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW). 17 Dec includes an additional Christmas Eve Highlight Dinner in Khajuraho.
  • Indian Festivals: Truly experience India by travelling during one of its famed festivals. Holi is the festival of colour, symbolising the end of winter and encourages the people to play, laugh, forgive and forget. Diwali is the festival of light celebrated by lighting oil lamps and fireworks to welcome in the Hindu new year.
  • Delhi: Ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi.
  • Delhi: See the Red Fort and Qutub Minar. Drive along the Rajpath to view the India Gate and Parliament House.
  • Delhi: Visit Raj Ghat and the Tomb of the Emperor Humayun.
  • Fly to Kathmandu: Relax as you fly towards the Himalayas to reach Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu: With your Local Expert, take an intimate look the Narayanhiti Royal Palace and the rooms where the royal family ate, slept, worked, held ceremonies, and entertained guests, along with the wonderfully eclectic decor.
  • Kathmandu: Tour Durbar Square and Royal Palace.
  • Kathmandu: Visit sacred Swayambhunath, known as the Monkey Temple for its mischievous inhabitants.
  • Kathmandu: Visit Patan's temple of Teleju, the Statue of Yogendra Malla and a Tibetan Handicraft Centre.
  • Kathmandu: See the holiest of Hindu shrines, Pashupatinath Temple.
  • Kathmandu: Enjoy an excursion to the ancient capital Bhadgaon.
  • Kathmandu: Visit the colossal stupa, Bodhnath.
  • Fly to Varanasi: Enjoy the scenery as your flight emerges from the Himalayas to reach Varanasi.
  • Varanasi: Join an expert in India’s religious rituals to learn more about the colourful candlelit tradition of Aarti as you participate in the sunset ceremony in the Ganges, against a backdrop of ringing bells and chanting music.
  • Varanasi: Take a dawn cruise past the Ghats on the Ganges River - an experience never to be forgotten.
  • Varanasi: During your brief orientation of the city, visit some of the famous temples. You'll also visit Sarnath, where Buddha first taught the Dharma.
  • Varanasi: Partake in an early morning yoga session at the Ganges Ghats - your Travelling Concierge will confirm if this experience is possible on your departure.
  • Fly to Khajuraho: Board your short flight to Khajuraho.
  • Khajuraho: Tour the famous temples.
  • Orchha: Visit the palaces and temples of the fort.
  • Agra: Visit the Taj Mahal, a monument of love, built by a king in everlasting memory of his beloved queen.
  • Agra: Inside the red sandstone fortress, witness the fairytale palaces, audience halls and mosques of the Mughal rulers.
  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort and stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
  • Jaipur: Your Travelling Concierge will show you the Palace of Winds. You then visit the City Palace Museum.
  • Jaipur: Experience the perfect blend of traditional decor and modern amenities at the luxurious Fairmont Jaipur.
  • Agra: Located close to the Taj Mahal and boasting beautiful gardens and opulent decor, the Mughal hotel perfectly recreats the splendour and majesty of the Mughal Dynasty.
  • Kathmandu: Meet a local who has summitted Everest, to hear a personal account of the Sherpa people and their role in Everest expeditions.
  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
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4.5 | Great | 13 Reviews
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Peregrine Adventures
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Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits: India, Agra, Agra Fort, Chennai, Delhi, Jaipur, Kerala, Kochi, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, Varanasi
$ 6,025
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$ 241 per day
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Highlights
  • Discover the man-made beauty that lies across the north of india – from jaipur’s ‘palace of the winds’ and royal city palace, agra’s red fort and iconic taj mahal, to the palaces of orchha and the carved steps leading down to the river in varanasi
  • Be immersed in the spirituality of india – the jama masjid mosque in delhi, the ghats of varanasi, ancient bathing rituals and candle flower ceremonies on the ganges, hindu and buddhist pilgrimage sites, and evening prayer ceremonies
  • Experience the many splendours of the south, from spice bazaars and verdant tea plantations to the tranquil waters of the south west coast
  • Join expert local guides out on safari in ranthambore national park in rajasthan, and search for tigers in periyar national park, nestled high in the western ghats
  • This is an excellent way to see the full spectrum of northern and southern india without sacrificing too many creature comforts
  • In kochi enjoy the trendy 1960' themed art deco feature stay hotel at the grand kochi hotel
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4.8 | Excellent | 8 Reviews
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays
Visits: India, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Kerala, Kochi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal
$ 1,266
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$ 55 per day
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Highlights
  • Experience old and new india in the bustling streets of delhi, where ancient temples stand against billboards advertising bollywood films
  • Discover the ancient forts, lake palaces, rural villages and colourful cities of rajasthan
  • The taj mahal in agra may be one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, but its poetic history and beauty have the power to surprise even the most jaded travellers
  • Varanasi is among the holiest cities in india. climb to hilltop temples at sunrise, dodge cows in the street, and observe pilgrims praying and bathing along the ghats of the sacred ganges river during a boat cruise
  • Explore the beautiful south of india, getting elbows-deep in authentic southern indian cuisine
  • A homestay with a local family is a special experience, especially in the serene backwaters of kerala
  • Visit the world heritage-listed virupaksha temple in hampi, a spectacular monument surrounded by ruins
  • Golden beaches and age-old fishing villages make goa one of india’s most tranquil retreats – and the perfect last stop on your adventure
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5.0 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
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Myths and Mountains
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Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural
Visits: India, Nepal, Agra, Bhaktapur, Bharatpur, Chitwan National Park, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Mount Everest, Pokhara, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Taj Mahal, Varanasi
$ 6,795
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$ 400 per day
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Highlights
  • Explore Delhi
  • Visit Jama Mosque and Red Fort
  • Explore Jaipur which is having the best sights
  • Visit Jantar Mantar, the largest and best observatory
  • Experience the safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Explore Agra and visit Taj Mahal
  • Visit Swayambunath and Panauti
  • Visit Royal Chitwan National Park.
  • Visit the Golden Temple, the largest Newar Buddhist monastery
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4.8 | Excellent | 6 Reviews
 
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Theme:
50 plus
Visits: India, Nepal, Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Varanasi
$ 5,550
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$ 427 per day
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Highlights
  • Delhi: See the Red Fort and enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Bazaar
  • Visit Raj Ghat
  • See Qutub Minar
  • Drive along the Rajpath to see the India Gate and Parliament House
  • Visit the Tomb of the Emperor Humayun. Kathmandu: See the Hindu Pashupatinath Temple
  • Visit the temple of the Teleju, Statue of Yogendra Mall. Varanasi: Enjoy a brief city tour visiting some famous temples
  • Visit Sarnath, where Buddha first taught the Dharma
  • Partake in an early morning yoga session at the Ganges Ghats (if possible.) Agra: Group picture taken at the Taj Mahal. Jaipur: See the Palace of Winds and visit the City Palace Museum.
  • Delhi: Join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
  • Jaipur: Join a jeep safari through the picturesque Aravalli hills. Stop and spend time with the Meena tribe, before continuing on to Dera Amer where your Highlight Dinner awaits.
  • Jaipur: The mouth-watering Celebration Dinner with drinks features the best of Indian cuisine.
  • Dining Summary: 12 Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW). 17 Dec includes an additional Christmas Eve Highlight Dinner in Khajuraho.
  • Indian Festivals: Truly experience India by travelling during one of its famed festivals. Holi is the festival of colour, symbolising the end of winter and encourages the people to play, laugh, forgive and forget. Diwali is the festival of light celebrated by lighting oil lamps and fireworks to welcome in the Hindu new year.
  • Delhi: Ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi.
  • Delhi: See the Red Fort and Qutub Minar. Drive along the Rajpath to view the India Gate and Parliament House.
  • Delhi: Visit Raj Ghat and the Tomb of the Emperor Humayun.
  • Fly to Kathmandu: Relax as you fly towards the Himalayas to reach Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu: With your Local Expert, take an intimate look the Narayanhiti Royal Palace and the rooms where the royal family ate, slept, worked, held ceremonies, and entertained guests, along with the wonderfully eclectic decor.
  • Kathmandu: Tour Durbar Square and Royal Palace.
  • Kathmandu: Visit sacred Swayambhunath, known as the Monkey Temple for its mischievous inhabitants.
  • Kathmandu: Visit Patan's temple of Teleju, the Statue of Yogendra Malla and a Tibetan Handicraft Centre.
  • Kathmandu: See the holiest of Hindu shrines, Pashupatinath Temple.
  • Kathmandu: Enjoy an excursion to the ancient capital Bhadgaon.
  • Kathmandu: Visit the colossal stupa, Bodhnath.
  • Fly to Varanasi: Enjoy the scenery as your flight emerges from the Himalayas to reach Varanasi.
  • Varanasi: Join an expert in India’s religious rituals to learn more about the colourful candlelit tradition of Aarti as you participate in the sunset ceremony in the Ganges, against a backdrop of ringing bells and chanting music.
  • Varanasi: Take a dawn cruise past the Ghats on the Ganges River - an experience never to be forgotten.
  • Varanasi: During your brief orientation of the city, visit some of the famous temples. You'll also visit Sarnath, where Buddha first taught the Dharma.
  • Varanasi: Partake in an early morning yoga session at the Ganges Ghats - your Travelling Concierge will confirm if this experience is possible on your departure.
  • Fly to Khajuraho: Board your short flight to Khajuraho.
  • Khajuraho: Tour the famous temples.
  • Orchha: Visit the palaces and temples of the fort.
  • Agra: Visit the Taj Mahal, a monument of love, built by a king in everlasting memory of his beloved queen.
  • Agra: Inside the red sandstone fortress, witness the fairytale palaces, audience halls and mosques of the Mughal rulers.
  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort and stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
  • Jaipur: Your Travelling Concierge will show you the Palace of Winds. You then visit the City Palace Museum.
  • Jaipur: Experience the perfect blend of traditional decor and modern amenities at the luxurious Fairmont Jaipur.
  • Agra: Located close to the Taj Mahal and boasting beautiful gardens and opulent decor, the Mughal hotel perfectly recreats the splendour and majesty of the Mughal Dynasty.
  • Kathmandu: Meet a local who has summitted Everest, to hear a personal account of the Sherpa people and their role in Everest expeditions.
  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
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4.5 | Great | 13 Reviews
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Peregrine Adventures
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Type: Self-guided / Independent Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits: India, Varanasi
$ 375
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$ 125 per day
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Highlights
  • Get to know varanasi on a cycle rickshaw tour through the streets of the old city
  • Observe hindu pilgrims washing away their sins in the ganges
  • Witness an evening puja festival down by the ghats
  • Experience sunrise on a cruise down the ganges
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