Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 24
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Discover picturesque temples, explore ancient palaces and historical sights, savour Indian cuisine on board, enjoy a rickshaw ride to view Mughal ruins
Imagine the cruise of a lifetime along Indias Ganges River. Unpack once in your cabin and let the riverboat move you from place to life-changing place for seven incredible days. Explore palace ruins at Rajmahal, trace 6th-century rock carvings with your own fingers, and photograph to your hearts content the picturesque Pawapuri Jain temple in the middle of a lake. Experience India in a way you havent yet imagined.
Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13660922
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Patna||Day 1 Patna|
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Additional Notes: This itinerary may change slightly due to river conditions. Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer
|Day 2||Patna||Day 2 Patna (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a free day to explore Patna before a 4pm embarkation.
|Day 3||Barh||Day 3 Patna/Barh (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a morning tour of Patna, visiting the extraordinary 18th-century Golghar granary, the great Sikh temple, and the State Museum. Continue on, passing near the old East India Company opium warehouses and cruise down to moor for the evening at Barh. Included Activities: Sikh Temple Visit State Museum Visit Golghar Granary Visit Transport: Varuna Riverboat
|Day 4||Mokama||Day 4 Barh/Mokama (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy an excursion to the excavated Buddhist monastery and stupa at Nalanda, with a visit to the adjoining museum. After, visit the Pawapuri Jain temple, situated in the middle of a lake. Return to the vessel and continue to the bridge at Mokama, where earlier the famous naturalist Jim Corbett spent his working life overseeing the ferry crossing. Included Activities: Pawapuri Jain Temple Visit Buddhist Monastery and Stupa Visit Transport: Varuna Riverboat
|Day 5||Sultanganj||Day 5 Mokama/Sultanganj (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Sail down to Munger. Take a rickshaw ride through the town to view the remnants of a Mughal fort and the East India Company cemetery. Visit the bazaars with the locals before exploring Pirpahar Hill and Sitakund Hot Springs. Continuing walking through the village and fields before getting back on board. Continue on to anchor near Jehangira Island at Sultanganj, a pilgrimage spot with early Hindu rock carvings. Included Activities: Munger Village and Sitakund Hot Spring Visit Rickshaw Ride and Mughal Fort Visit Jehangira Island Excursion & Hindu Rock Carvings Visit Transport: Varuna Riverboat
|Day 6||Bhagalpur||Day 6 Sultanganj/Bhagalpur (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Spend the morning sailing a stretch of the river where South Asian river dolphins may be seen to Bhagalpur, a centre of silk production. Visit a mansion and silk-weaving village. Continue on close to the island shrine at Colganj, boasting Hindu and Buddhist cave temples. Visit Bateshwar Temple with 6th-century Hindu carvings, and the nearby ruins of an 8th-century Buddhist stupa and monastery at Vikramshila. Anchor for the night near the confluence with the Kosi River coming down from Nepal. Included Activities: Colganj Cave Temples and Area Ruins Visit Mansion and Silk-Weaving Village Visit Transport: Varuna Riverboat
|Day 7||Farakka Barrage||Day 7 Bhagalpur/Farakka Barrage (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Sail downstream to Rajmahal, a village offering both points of interest and fantastic local atmosphere. Shah Jehan, builder of the Taj Mahal, spent much of his youth here. Explore the remains of palaces, forts, and mosques submerged in vegetation before continuing on to the Farakka Barrage. Included Activities: Rajmahal Town and Sights Visit Transport: Varuna Riverboat
|Day 8||Kolkata||Day 8 Farakka Barrage/Kolkata (1B)|
Disembark early morning to catch the train (6hrs) to Kolkata. Arrive in the afternoon. Tour ends on arrival. Transport: Transfer from the boat to the Farakka train station early in the morning. Private Vehicle Local train (6.00 hour(s))
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.