Things to do in Goa

Our most recommended things to do in Goa

Goa: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Highlights Tour

1. Goa: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Highlights Tour

Visit all the landmarks of Goa on this cultural and heritage sightseeing tour. Travel comfortably from one landmark to the next with a friendly local guide in a private air-conditioned car. Trace the history of Goa from its capital city and beautiful places of worship. Start your day with an early pick-up and head towards Panjim. Appreciate the significance of the Portuguese rule in Goa through the neighborhood known as Fontainhas, Asia's oldest Latin Quarter. Walk amongst the narrow winding lanes and remember to take photos against the bright yellow, green, blue and red walls. Next, head to the former capital Old Goa, now home to World Heritage churches. Marvel at the architecture of the Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Cajetan, and pay a visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Next, visit the Mangueshi Temple, which is of great significance to the Hindu community. After a full day of culture, head to a Spice Plantation located in Southern Goa. Here, you will have a chance to taste a delicious buffet lunch of Goan food preparations. Walk through the Spice Plantation and gain more information on the different herbs and spices used in India. Relax in the green surroundings and peaceful outdoors away from the crowds and noises. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Dudhsagar Waterfall with Spice Farm Tour

2. Dudhsagar Waterfall with Spice Farm Tour

dudhsagar waterfall trip package trip will start at 6.00 am where our driver will pick you up from your hotel or residence. our driver will drop you at the parking area near mollem national park. from the national park you will be transferred to a jeep safari, which will cover 12 kilometers through bhagwan mahavir wildlife sanctuary while crossing numerous small streams. you’ll be able to seek the thrill of adventure and admire the wondrous flora and fauna as you drive across the wilderness in a jeep safari. we also provide one guide who is well versed in hindi & english providing you with every detail of the trip making it an informative plus adventurous experience. you can swim and enjoy the magnificent dudhsagar waterfall for about 2 hours at the foot of the waterfall. you can also watch natural fish in the pond formed at the base of the waterfall. our trip package also includes life jacket fees, forest entry fees, etc. at the base, the waterfall looks like milk flowing down with sheer force. after spending some time at dudhsagar falls, you’ll be taken to the spice plantation trip. spice plantation tour after heading from dudhsagar fall, we will leave for a spice plantation trip which is located nearby. we will provide you with a truly authentic goan meal at the spice plantation where traditional spices and herbs can be found, you have the option to enjoy an elephant ride and shower for an additional fee. among the spices you can find a few plants such as nutmeg, cloves, betel nut trees, cinnamon and other related spices. after having a lunch and enjoying few activities we will head towards old goa church visit to old goa church heritage after having lunch and enjoying a meal at the spice plantation we will take a tour of old goa church which is now a unesco heritage site. we will visit old goa church after lunch at a spice plantation. this church has been declared a unesco world heritage site. goa's patron saint francis xavier's mortal remains are kept in the basilica of bom jesus. visit the museums preserved in the church, and enjoy taking pictures of the old heritage. few additional charges will apply for a walkthrough of the museum, which will be paid on site.

Goa: Spice Plantation Tour and Traditional Local Lunch

3. Goa: Spice Plantation Tour and Traditional Local Lunch

Escape the crowds and noise of the beaches for a few hours and visit a spice plantation located in Ponda, a city in southern Goa. Discover tropical plants laden with fruits, herbs, and spices on a guided walk of the plantation before enjoying a homely meal. Try authentic Goan cuisine and taste the local drink, Feni, made from cashews. Start off with a private hotel pickup in an air-conditioned car. En route, sit back and take in the views of the paddy fields and villages, or ask your driver for suggestions about Goa and for stories about its people. Upon arrival at the spice plantation, receive a traditional welcome of a warm, soothing herbal tea. Then, set off on a short guided walk around a section of the plantation. Feel free to touch, smell, and taste the different fruits and trees. Depending on the season, you can observe cinnamon, black and green cardamom, mace, piri-piri chilies, coconuts, green pepper, and allspice. Learn more about the uses and health benefits of each spice with the plantation's staff, including tips on how you can incorporate them for your own well-being. After the tour, savor a Goan lunch spread, prepared fresh on the plantation and served in earthen pots. Lunch includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes and incorporates the spices grown locally. Sample feni with your lunch, a favorite liquor among the locals produced from fresh cashew fruit and distilled in a traditional pot. Before heading back to your hotel, have the opportunity to purchase spices from the on-site shop and visit a local Hindu temple, if you want.

Hampi 2-Day Sightseeing Tour from Goa

4. Hampi 2-Day Sightseeing Tour from Goa

Spend time in Hampi, a magnificent city of ruins on the UNESCO World Heritage list, on a 2-day trip from Goa. During your tour, you will visit this city located in the state of Karnataka beside the Tungabhadra River. Enjoy valuable insight into the history of the area as you learn about the artistic excellence and power of the former rules of Hampi, once the capital of the Vijaynagara Empire. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Goa - Hampi In the morning you will be picked up from Goa and make the drive to Hampi. Upon arrival, check into a 4-star hotel. Take a walk along the Tungabhadra River toward the Hampi market, which you will have time to explore. Then enjoy free time and spend the night in Hampi.  Day 2: Hampi - Goa (Meals: B) Wake up early for a trip to Matunga Hill to watch the sunrise. Then visit Virupaksha Temple, the most famous and oldest temple housing the deity of Shiva. You will also see the Vittala Temple complex, Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy, and more. After lunch, begin the journey back to Goa.

Panaji: Heritage Walk through Goa's Latin Quarter

5. Panaji: Heritage Walk through Goa's Latin Quarter

Meet your guide at the Panjim Head Post Office near the Mala district of Panjim. Walk through the lesser-known but culturally-rich Fontainhas area of Goa, the oldest and largest Latin quarter in Asia. See heritage homes, appreciate Portuguese architecture, meet friendly locals, and experience the cultural side of Goa. Developed in the late eighteenth century, Fontainhas derived its name - "little fountain" in Portuguese - from the springs found at the base of the Altinho hills. A strong Portuguese influence still prevails in this neighborhood, evident from the architectural style and the road names. Begin your walk at Tobacco Square and trace the arrival of the Portuguese in Goa. Along the way, your knowledgable guide will be happy to share information based on your personal interests. Pass by the small Church of San Thome. Stop into the quaint 31st January Bakery for a quick bite. Take photos against the neighborhood’s colorful backdrop as you make your way to the Chapel of San Sebastian. Explore interesting buildings around Panjim Inn, Fundacao Orient, and Galerie Gitanjali. Lastly, visit a famous Goan musician and learn about the Portuguese influence on Goan music. Before heading back to the meeting point, you can stop by a studio which makes handcrafted ceramic souvenirs.

Romantic Dinner Cruise Panjim,Goa

6. Romantic Dinner Cruise Panjim,Goa

Dinner Cruise in Mandovi River Goa Overview Activity Location: Mandovi River Reporting time: 8:30 PM Activity Timings: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Duration: 3 hours Pick-up and drop-off locations: Your hotel location must be centrally located in Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Panjim Jetty boarding: 8.30 PM- reporting, 7.30 PM- departure About Dinner Cruise in Mandovi River Goa: Goa is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. This lively place offers a plethora of tourist attractions and activities to engage in and make the most out of your trip. Among these, a dinner cruise in Mandovi river Goa is a must-to avail experience that offers 2 hours of fun on the top deck. Tingle your taste buds with a delicious and lip-smacking dinner under the dazzling stars and spend a memorable evening with your loved one. Have a fun-filled time by dancing to your favorite songs on the DJ night. Explore some renowned attractions of Goa during the amazing trip on the cruise. About the Activity: Welcome aboard on this cruising and dining experience of 2 hours on river Mandovi. Reach 15 minutes before the boarding time and get ready for this fun-filled experience of dinner cruising in Goa. Witness the serene coastlines of Goa in the moonlight with your dear ones. Spot some prominent landmarks of Goa and catch glimpses of the floating casino while cruising. Show off your dance skills on the popular retro songs and Bollywood numbers with the DJ. The package includes 1 complimentary beverage, snacks, a dinner buffet, and desserts that reflect the Goan flavor and culture. The river cruise route for all the packages takes you from below the Atal Sethu to the mouth of the river Mandovi (entrance of the Arabian sea).

Goa Scuba Diving with Water Sports at Grand Island

7. Goa Scuba Diving with Water Sports at Grand Island

Scuba diving is one of the fastest growing extreme sports in the world today. Scuba diving is mainly done for the attraction of undersea world. Hence scuba diving gives you an opportunity to be in that underwater World with marine species for a limited period of time. We provides you an opportunity to perform scuba diving on one of the famous Grand Island of Goa with our PADI certified dive master followed by 5 watersports ride on beach. Parasailing: – Catch a bird eye view of the cost line and enjoy up in the air. As you sail through the wind with parasailing rope attached to it. Jet-ski: – Jet-ski is for all the Adventure enthusiastic who love speed. As you race through the water waves which makes your ride more interesting. Banana ride: – One of the most enjoyable activity, where you have to simply sit on the banana shape tube filled with air. The speed of the boat pulls you towards waves and rider tries to turn the boat upside down. Bumper ride:- Bumper ride is an adventurous water ride in which you are settled in huge rubber that is tied to a speed boat that drag’s you behind it as you go up and down with the waves. Speed boat: – You can enjoy this ride with your family, friends and kids. As it takes you for the round in the sea with the full speed of the boat Include Pick up and drop Breakfast Lunch with chilled beer Training before scuba diving Complimentary video Underwater drive Life jacket and necessary equipment for diving Famous sightseeing by boat Dolphin sporting Exclude Extra drive Wet suit Duration: - 8 hours Pick up: - Calangute, Candolim, Baga, Nagoa, Arpora Timing: - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Highlights of Portuguese Influenced Goa: 2-Hour Guided Walk

8. Highlights of Portuguese Influenced Goa: 2-Hour Guided Walk

Experience authentic Goa on this amazing walking tour of the old town with a fun and entertaining storyteller guide. You will explore the best of the Panjim neighborhood - the most happening neighborhood in Goa. Discover hidden places and admire beautiful views of the old town. Set off from Panjim Church and walk towards the Archbishop's Palace, passing by the Portuguese influenced lanes, centuries old buildings, and historic cafes. You will also visit an art gallery with Scandinavian art and original work by locals. Your guide will make sure that you have a walking tour that is unique, fun, and memorable. Listen to heart warming stories about the city and get amazing insights into the lives of locals. You will learn all about the colorful Indian culture, customs, and traditions. By the end of the tour, you will have gained an overall perspective of the city and you will also get some great insider tips and tricks to save money and to explore the best of the city.

From Goa: Dudhsagar Waterfalls & Plantation Tour

9. From Goa: Dudhsagar Waterfalls & Plantation Tour

Enjoy an adventurous day away from the crowded beaches of Goa. The Dudhsagar Waterfalls can be translated into "The Sea of Milk", known for its frothy white appearance as it cascades down the Western Ghats. Located in a National Park, this area is rich in biodiversity, and the falls look spectacular after the monsoons. Set off from your hotel in a private car towards the border of Goa, which takes approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. Once you reach the Mollem National Park, embark on an adventurous 10 km Jeep ride across the river and rocky terrain to the base of the waterfall. A company representative will help co-ordinate a private jeep for you, so no need to wait in line. Spend 1 hour taking in the mesmerizing sights of the waterfall, before making your way back to the parking in the Jeep. After this, hop into your car and make your way to a local Spice Plantation in southern Goa. Enjoy a traditional Indian welcome at the spice plantation with soothing herbal tea. Awaken your senses as you take a leisurely walk around the spice plantation, observing the flora around you. Learn about the different uses of each plant in Indian nutrition, health and lifestyle, including tips for common ailments such as cold and headaches. Savor a delicious buffet-style Goan lunch. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel after an enjoyable day.

Goa Full-Day Private Tour

10. Goa Full-Day Private Tour

After picking you up up from your hotel, our day will begin with a visit to Shree Manguesh. This famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located on a hillock surrounded by lush green hills. Though small, it has an air of distinctive elegance. Its lofty white tower at the entrance is a countryside landmark. From there, the Shree Mahalsa is just a short distance away. This temple is a place of worship of one of the manifestations of the god Vishnu. Afterwards, we will visit the Sahakari Spice Farm, found in beautiful lush green surroundings. Then, we will continue to the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Built in the 16th century, this magnificent building is the most popular and famous of all the churches in Goa. The mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, kept in a silver casket, are enshrined here. The casket was wrought by Goan silversmiths in 1636-37. Dedicated to Infant Jesus, this church is now a World Heritage Monument. From there, we will head to the Se Cathedral. The most imposing of all the churches at Old Goa, its vaulted interior overwhelms visitors with its sheer grandeur. This Cathedral has five bells, among them the famous Golden bell, the biggest in Goa and one of the best in the world. This church is dedicated to St.Catherine of Alexandria. Finally, we will pay a visit to the Church of St.Francis of Assissi. The entrance and the choir were built in the Manueline style, the only fragment of its kind in the East. First built in 1517, it was later rebuilt twice, in 1521 and in 1661. The interior is illustrated with exquisite paintings and the floor has a large number of tombstones with coats-of-arms. The adjacent convent now houses the Archaeological Museum. Experience this and more of Goa's remarkable history, architecture and culture when you come along!

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What people are saying about Goa

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 99 reviews

I was very pleased with all aspects of this tour. The tour guide, Cesar, was very friendly and professional, spoke excellent english, was highly knowledgeable, and was truly focused on making sure the tour met my expectations. Pickup at the hotel was punctual, the car was comfortable, the driver (Shiva) was safe and efficient. I highly recommend this tour to others. Thank you again Cesar and Shiva!

Mr Anand (Guide) & Mr. Anthony (Driver) were absolutely wonderful and it was a pleasure to tour Goa with them. My husband and I had a very informative and fun time! 10/10 would recommend.

Such splendid experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything so nicely. Really put spirit into the beautiful architecture and history.

Such a nice walk down history that was very nicely explained by our guide. He was friendly and knowledgeable, which really enhanced the experience.

It's was very nice experience, the tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable, he recommended us very places to go and and fun!