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.Read More Contact Us
In the fall of 2011 I traveled to Vietnam and Laos as part of a small group headed by Varya. Thanks to VaryaÃ¢â?¬â?¢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 Ã¢â?¬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 Ã¢â?¬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.
VaryaÃ¢â?¬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. HungryÃ¢â?¬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 couldnÃ¢â?¬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 personÃ¢â?¬â?¢s interests: Dance and theater, food markets and cuisine, history, nature and spiritual life Ã¢â?¬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 Ã?Â½ 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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