KERALA BACKWATERS
3 Days / 2 Nights

Kerala is one of the most unique states in India and provides travellers with an insight into life by the water. Enjoy authentic Keralan food while drifting through the quiet canals and witness village life around the backwaters. .

HIGHLIGHTS
• Cruise in a houseboat
• Enjoy South Indian cuisine
• Watch everyday life on-shore

INCLUDES
• 2 nights onboard a private houseboat (cabin air conditioned)
• Private touring and transfers as specified
• Local English-speaking guide
• Entrance fees (not camera)
• Meals as listed

ITINERARY
DAY 1 KOCHI TO ALLEPPEY
You will be met at your Kochi hotel and transferred to Alleppey to board your houseboat for a two-night stay. Cruise the backwaters of Kerala, enjoying authentic Keralan cuisine while relaxing on board (L,D).

DAY 2 BACKWATER CRUISING
Continue cruising through parts of the 900km network of waterways that fringe the coast. You will see small villages, temples, schools and witness the very different lifestyle of the people living around the Kerala backwaters (B,L,D).

DAY 3 ALLEPPEY TO KOCHI
Disembark your houseboat this morning in Alleppey. You will then be transferred to your Kochi hotel where your arrangements end (B).

PRICES
Standard from $435*
Superior from $495*
Deluxe from $620*

VARANASI
3 Days / 2 Nights

Varanasi is a magical city where visitors can witness the daily rituals of life and death taking place on the bathing ghats that line the River Ganges. The ancient site of Sarnath is filled with the ruins of stupas and monasteries.

HIGHLIGHTS
• See prayers on the River Ganges
• Travel by riverboat and rickshaw
• Tour the Buddhist site of Sarnath

INCLUDES
• 2 nights accommodation
• Private touring and transfers as specified
• Local English-speaking guide
• Entrance fees (not camera)
• Meals as listed

ITINERARY
DAY 1 ARRIVE VARANASI
Upon arrival at Varanasi airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening take a rickshaw to the ghats to witness the puja ceremony of Ganga Aarti.

DAY 2 VARANASI
Early this morning, take a boat ride along the holy River Ganges. Return to your hotel for breakfast and afterwards, embark on a brief city tour of Varanasi. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Sarnath, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, where it is believed that Buddha delivered his first sermon. (B,L)

DAY 3 DEPART VARANASI
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Varanasi airport where your arrangements end. (B)

PRICES
Standard from $300*
Superior from $330*
Deluxe from $360*
Heritage from $390*

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for travel during low season. Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year surcharges apply. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Prices are correct as at August 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.