Guided tour

Varanasi: Ganges Boat Ride and Ganga Aarti Experience

Activity provider: Go City Adventures

Varanasi: Ganges Boat Ride and Ganga Aarti Experience

Activity provider: Go City Adventures

From US$ 46 per person

Discover the wonders of the culturally rich city of Varanasi on a guided evening tour. Enjoy a boat ride along the Ganges, learn about the city on a heritage walk through old alleyways, and witness the enchanting Ganga Aarti devotional ritual.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready at your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.


  • Take a boat trip by the banks of Ganges crossing the many ghats
  • Walk through the narrow alleys in the oldest part of Varanasi
  • Experience evening aarti at the Ganga ghat where priests offer fire as an offering to seek blessings
  • Watch a classical dance show where experienced dancers show their skills and talent
Full description

Indulge in spirituality and experience Indian culture in its most raw form in this day tour of Varanasi which takes you to an experience that you won’t ever forget. Begin with your guide picking you up from your hotel in the afternoon. Head for your boating experience at the Ganges from the Assi ghat. With 108 ghats (stone embankments build by the river for religious ceremonies) the view of this city will captivate you.

Get indulged in the many religious and mythological stories of this city and the ghats by your guide before you get down at the famous Manikarnika ghat (where Hindu cremations take place). Navigate your way through the narrow alleys of the oldest part of Varanasi in your heritage walk.

Afterward, experience a magical Ganga aarti, a ritual where priests use fire as an offering in the form of many oil lamps. Once you’ll be done with aarti, discover Indian culture further via its at. A spectacular classical dance performance by experienced artists is going to leave you smitten. Call it a day with some finger-licking food as your guide takes for a delicious dinner.

  • 1-hour boat ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Chauffeur-driven air-conditioned vehicle
  • Classical dance session
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A boat ride is subject to favorable weather conditions
  • If the ride is canceled due to poor weather conditions, you will be provided with an option of an alternate date or a full refund

Product ID: 298935