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Adventures Afloat: A Spiritual and Cultural Journey: India’s Golden Triangle and Holy Ganges River

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Program #21644RJ
22 Days | 21 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience the treasures of India’s “Golden Triangle” — Delhi, Agra and Jaipur — with outstanding local experts. Then board a modern riverboat to discover the Ganges River. To Hindus, the Ganges is more than a waterway — it is a goddess, the physical manifestation of the sacred. Delve into the spiritual meaning of this river on a voyage to its holiest places plus experience its vital importance in day-to-day life.


Highlights

• See the Taj Mahal at sunset and sunrise and explore its exquisitely decorated interior chambers.
• Experience the energy of Old Delhi on a rickshaw ride then visit the home where Gandhi spent the last days of his life in New Delhi.
• Observe and learn about the daily rituals that people perform at ghats along the Ganges River.

Program Notes

Some dates sail on the riverboat "Rajmahal" while others sail on the "Sukapha". Please see the day-by-day itinerary for details.

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; uneven walkways and stairs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Delhi, 2 nights; coach to Agra, 1 night; coach to Jaipur, 2 nights; coach to Delhi, 1 night; flight to Varanasi, 3 nights; coach to Bodh Gaya, 1 night; coach to Patna to embark vessel, 6 nights (ports of call include Barh, Monghyr, Bhagalpur, Rajmahal); disembark Farakka, train to Kolkata, 3 nights; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
19 nights of accommodations
55 meals: 19 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 17 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
32 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
1 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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