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Varya Tours offers personal, well-crafted small group tours to select destinations in Asia, providing unique experiences for serious world travellers.  In addition to the value of local guides available to help you explore their culture, Varya will accompany all tours to provide another perspective and ensure a smooth journey.  Varya Tours offers not only specialized group tours to Asia but can assist you with all your travel needs. We can book your plane tickets, cruises, hotels, car rentals and vacation packages as well as coordinate individualized tours for you and your family.

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Testimonials

In the fall of 2011 I traveled to Vietnam and Laos as part of a small group headed by Varya. Thanks to Varya�s careful planning, knowledge, and vast network of connections, I was able to visit and admire the most remarkable cultural sites, squeeze through bustling markets selling rare delicacies, participate in temple ceremonies, attend extraordinary theatrical performances, slither through narrow, twisted alleys to enjoy the hospitality of secret family lairs, and travel through landscapes of ineffable beauty to reach remote rural villages where life still goes on as it has for millennia. Varya is, in my experience, quite simply the best guide any traveler could ever hope to find.

Benilda San Francisco

I loved my 2013 trip with Varya Tours to South India! Varya was a great organizer ââ?¬â?? we had a great driver and a staff responsive to every need and desire that arose. The accomodations she chose were the perfect blend of resort and local color. We went to all the best temples (some still active!), saw handcraft demonstrations, a traditional dance school, tea and spice plantations, and a wildlife refuge. I really got a great sense of south India ââ?¬â?? the history, traditions, and art. Plus the people were so friendly, and the food was awesome! Varya bent over backwards to make sure that we were comfortable and had a great trip. This was the trip of a lifetime, and I would definitely take another trip with Varya Tours!

Beth Washington, D.C.

Varyaââ?¬â?¢s attention to detail made my trip to Vietnam and Laos a great success. All of the lodgings Varya booked for us were outstanding, and I doubt that I could have found them on my own. They ranged from an exquisite boutique hotel in Hanoi to charming thatched roofed bungalows set in a tropical garden a block from the Mekong in Vientiane. Hungryââ?¬â??where to go for lunch or dinner? Varya had researched the possibilities, keeping in mind various dietary needs of our party, and the food was outstanding. Several of the restaurants had interesting social development components as well as delicious food. Our experience was also deepened by the guides Varya found to show us both typical tourist sights as well as some off the beaten track places that we couldnââ?¬â?¢t have gotten to on our own. The guides were all very knowledgeable and really pleasant people to talk with. I had never used a guide in my previous travels, and I now see how much a good guide can enhance the travel experience.

Judy Vancouver

My family in tow I followed our tireless trip coordinator and tour guide Varya into Kerala and Rajasthan in 2012. She had tailored our trip so that there was something to appeal to every personâ��s interests: Dance and theater, food markets and cuisine, history, nature and spiritual life â�� sometimes rolled up into one experience! Our very first stop was to the home and studio of a well known dancer and teacher of the classical Bharata Natyam style. She and her students not only performed for us. They had also prepared and then served us a magnificent South Indian lunch. And that was just the first day. So it went for 2 �½ weeks, through coffee plantations and animal preserves, in bustling ancient towns and small friendly villages, on tranquil rivers and madcap highways, Varya laid out for us the infinitely varied treasures that this land has to offer. It was a remarkable trip, and one that I would (and probably will) repeat in years in to come.

Margery West Hartford, Connecticut
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ARC

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Association of Retail Travel Agents - Designed to be the one-stop resource for professional travel retailers, ARTA has agent tools, columns and articles on selling travel and the travel business.

ASTA

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CLIA

Cruise Lines International Association - the official trade organization of the cruise industry, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) also works in partnership with nearly 17,000 affiliated travel agencies throughout North America to ensure the highest caliber of cruise sales expertise and service for cruise vacationers.

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IATA

International Air Transport Association - Originally founded in 1919, IATA brings together approximately 265 airlines, including the world's largest. Flights by these airlines comprise more than 95 percent of all international scheduled air traffic.

IATAN

International Association of Travel Agents Network - IATAN's mission is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and to provide cost-effective products, services and educational programs that benefit the travel industry.

NACTA

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PATH

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ASTA

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