Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour

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Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour
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Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi. We can observe here the Hindu way of life along the banks of the Ganges (Ghats) River.
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In Brief

Location:
Varanasi, India
Country:
India
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Family friendly
Ideal choice for families
Small group ensures personal service
Step back in time on a history tour
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Overview
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Start your day with a morning boat ride at dawn. You have a chance to observe the Hindu way of life along the bank of the Ganges River (Ganga Ghat or Banaras Ghat). Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the sacred river to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins. Watching people come down to river in the early morning, taking a bath in the mother Ganga, performing rituals, worshiping the Sun is a unique experience.

There are number of temples on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi. The old buildings, ashrams and palaces along the river side look as colorful as a rainbow when the sunlight hits them. It is at the Banaras Ghat where we can see life and death together. There are numbers of Ghats alongside Ganges River in Varanasi. There are numbers of Ghats alongside Ganges River in Varanasi. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Assi Ghat,Shivala Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat, Ahilyabai Ghat and the Kedar Ghat.

After the boat ride, take a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi where is famous for its narrow streets. Stop by the Kashi Vishwnath Temple, also known as Golden Temple, and see the outside of the beautiful temple. After the tour is concluded, we will take you back to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Professional English speaking Guide [For Safe & Honourable tourism we provide only incensed Guide]
  • Professional guide in other language [French/ German, Spanish/ Italian] on demand and availability
  • Private Boat ride
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off by private AC vehicle [If needed]
  • Entry/Admission - Banaras Ghats
  • Entry/Admission - Ganges River
  • Entry/Admission - Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)
  • Entry/Admission - Manikarnika Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Dasaswamedh Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Man Mandir Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Kedar Ghat

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips

Departure Time

5:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located hotel in Varanasi

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.75 out of 5 based on the last 8 recent reviews

The 1-hour ride on the Ganga River was very interesting, then the pedestrian path followed the Varanasi streets back to the hotel.  
• Submitted 13 May 2019
We had a great time on this tour. The guide did a good job of educating us on the area and it was very interesting seeing the ghats from the river in the morning. We also did an evening tour with the same company and the contrast between morning and evening was very neat to see. There was a temple/mosque that we tried to see, but were unable as we didn't bring our passports. You may wish to ask your guide about this before starting the day as well, so you are properly prepared. As a first time visitor to Varanasi, I would recommend this tour to others as well.
• Submitted 18 Dec 2017
Absolutely amazing. Tour guide was very professional and knowledgeable. Very relaxing tour, at no time did we feel rushed. Would highly recommend this to anyone.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2017
We had a private SUNSET TOUR.The communication on the run up to the trip was amazing. We met our Guide Saban. His English was fantastic and he was very informative and got us great seats for the ceremony afterwards. The Aarti Boat trip is not to be missed when in Varanasi. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 05 Apr 2017
Great way to get a fell of Varanasi,very knowledgable guide and great rower ,imagine rowing us for 45 min approx.we enjoyed this ride so much that we also did it at night time to see the ceremonies.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2017
Great guide, very knowledgable. A good way to see the ghats in the morning
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016
Great tour. Informative friendly guide. We loved it.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2016
Expensive, only one hour on the boat, enjoyed the experience though, guide very pleasant ane great being picked up from the hotel.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2017

In Brief

Location:
Varanasi, India
Country:
India
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Family friendly
Ideal choice for families
Small group ensures personal service
Step back in time on a history tour
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water