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North Goa: Private Full-Day Tour with Pickup and Drop-Off

1. North Goa: Private Full-Day Tour with Pickup and Drop-Off

Discover North Goa's highlights on a private tour with a local driver. Travel in air-conditioned comfort, and benefit from convenient pickup and drop-off. Explore Fort Aguada, Calangute Beach, and more. Begin with pickup at your hotel anywhere in North Goa. Meet your driver for the day, then set off in your private car to Fort Aguada, a 17th-century fort erected by the Portuguese to safeguard from the Dutch and Maratha invasions. After exploring the fort, proceed to the nearby Aguada Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in Asia. Continue to the small village of Saligao to admire Saligao Church in its surroundings of lush greenery. Hopefully, all this sightseeing will leave you hungry, so you can enjoy some typical Goan cuisine at a well-known local restaurant. After lunch, visit the famous Calangute and Baga Beaches. Enjoy further solace at Angora Beach and Vagator, and have the chance to visit the famous Chauranginath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later, head to Morjim Beach before returning to your hotel in North Goa with your driver.

Panaji: Heritage Walk through Goa's Latin Quarter

2. 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.

Goa in 1 Day Tour with Churches,Temples,Spice Farm Tour

3. Goa in 1 Day Tour with Churches,Temples,Spice Farm Tour

You will be met at the cruise port by your guide who will take you to your transportation. Your journey will take you to the city of Panaji, which is the capital of the Indian state of Goa. Your walk will take you through the Portuguese Latin Quarters of Fontainhas (or Bairro das Fontainhas, in Portuguese). Many of the traditional houses here were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, and their red tiled roofs are what attracts tourists to this area year after year. You will then proceed to the old Goa Churches, Old Goa or Velha Goa (Velha means "old" in Portuguese). The remains of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old Goa contains churches affiliated to various congregations, including the Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of S. Caetano, and notably, the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the relics of Saint Francis Xavier. The tour will then take a drive to the spice garden/plantation, where you will be welcomed in a traditional way before heading back to the cruise port.

Goa: Dudhsagar Waterfall & Spice Farm Tour with Jeep Safari

4. Goa: Dudhsagar Waterfall & Spice Farm Tour with Jeep Safari

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.

Full Day Private Guided Goa Tour

5. Full Day Private Guided Goa 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!

Mormugao Port: 6-Hour Private Goa Tour

6. Mormugao Port: 6-Hour Private Goa Tour

Enjoy a pick-up from Mormugao Port in the morning and drive to Old Goa. Discover the historical Portuguese influences on Goa's religion and architecture. Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the most famous monument that holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier, then St. Cathedral (the largest), the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Cajetan Church that was built in the style of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Church of Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica. Then, explore the tropical Spice Plantation (lunch). Drive to the Mangueshi Temple and later visit Panaji (the capital city of Goa) and Fontainhas (or Bairro das Fontainhas in Portuguese), an old Latin Quarter. Later transfer back to your accommodation

From Panaji: North Goa Guided Sightseeing Tour

7. From Panaji: North Goa Guided Sightseeing Tour

Discover the city of sun, sand, and beaches like never before on this tour with an English-speaking guide. Start your tour with a visit to the Panjim Church where you can see the Altinho Hill stepped street and Archbishop's Palace. Continue with a visit to the Chapel of St Sebastian in the vibrant Fontainhas neighborhood and the Maruti Temple situated on top of the Altinho hillock. Next, visit the Institute Menezes Braganza, Campal Houses, Kala Academy, and Miramar Beach. Then explore some of Goa's magnificent churches, where you can learn more about the region's cultural and architectural history. Later, visit Fort Aguada and admire the picturesque lighthouse and Portuguese architecture of this 17th-century fort. Finish your tour with a stroll along the city's most famous beaches and enjoy a tasting of some local specialties. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day with a fresh perspective on the city and its culture, lifestyle, and history.

3 Days Goa Tour Package

8. 3 Days Goa Tour Package

Day 1; - You will be met and greeted by our representative at Goa airport. After check in at your hotel, we start our three days tour of Goa. City of Panjim is famous for its classic Goan culture. Today we will explore the Portuguese styled old cathedrals. Basilica of Bom jesus and Se Cathedral. These cathedrals are revered by the locals and have amazing stories of reverence. In the afternoon you can explore a beach very much in proximity to panjim city, the Miramar is a crowded beach with lots to offer. In the evening you can enjoy a Mandovi river cruise which has lots of dance and fun element. Drive back to your hotel. Day 2:- After breakfast we start our day. Goa can be divided into two parts. North Goa and South Goa. The North part of Goa has lots of very famous beaches. Today our entire day is reserved to explore these beaches viz, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna. These beaches have very different character. There are restaurants, you can even indulge in water sports such as para sailing, water scooter, water skiing etc. At the end we will cover a fort known as fort Aguda, the fort has a section now converted in to a hotel. Today you can enjoy the night life of Goa either at a famous hang out place like “Tito’s bar” or around the famous beach like Calangute. Around these beaches are small markets where you can buy souvenirs, handicrafts etc. Day 3:- Today after breakfast and a smooth check out from the hotel we will proceed to the southern part of Goa. This part has more serene beaches. Some very fine beache resorts are also located in southern part of Goa. The beach has tourist cottages, eateries, Shacks etc. You can enjoy your day strolling around or basking in the sun on the beach later we will drive to Goa airport to board a flight for onward home bound journey. Our Tour Ends

Goa Full-day Sightseeing

9. Goa Full-day Sightseeing

Beaches: Goa is famous for its pristine beaches that offer a mix of relaxation, water sports, and vibrant beach shacks. Some of the most popular beaches include Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach, and Palolem Beach. Nightlife: The state boasts a lively and energetic nightlife scene with numerous beach clubs, bars, and nightclubs. The beachside parties, especially in areas like Anjuna and Vagator, are renowned. Historic Sites: Goa has a rich history influenced by Portuguese colonization. Visitors can explore historic sites like the Basilica of Bom Jesus (a U N E S C O World Heritage Site), Se Cathedral, Aguada Fort, and the Old Goa region with its colonial-era churches. Water Sports: Goa offers a wide range of water sports activities such as parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boat rides, and windsurfing, making it a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. Cuisine: Goan cuisine is a delightful fusion of Indian and Portuguese flavors. Dishes like Vindaloo, Xacuti, and Bebinca (a traditional Goan dessert) are must-tries. Seafood is a highlight due to the state's coastal location. Festivals: Goa celebrates various festivals with enthusiasm. The most famous is the Goa Carnival, marked by colorful parades, music, and dance. The Shigmo festival, celebrating spring, and the Sao Joao feast are also significant events. Art and Culture: Goa has a thriving arts scene with numerous galleries, art exhibitions, and cultural events. The state hosts the International Film Festival of India (I F F I) and is home to many local artists. Spice Plantations: Visitors can explore spice plantations to learn about the cultivation of various spices and herbs that contribute to the rich flavors of Goan cuisine. Wildlife Sanctuaries: Goa is home to diverse flora and fauna. The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary offer opportunities for nature enthusiasts to explore the local wildlife. Flea Markets: Anjuna Flea Market and the Mapusa Market are popular shopping destinations for souvenirs, clothing, jewelry, handicrafts, and more. Waterfalls: Dudhsagar Waterfall, one of India's tallest waterfalls, is a captivating natural wonder. It's surrounded by lush greenery and is accessible by trekking or by a jeep safari. Yoga and Wellness: Goa is also known for its yoga and wellness retreats. Many centers and resorts offer yoga classes, meditation sessions, and spa treatments in serene surroundings.

Goa Street Food Tour

10. Goa Street Food Tour

Explore the best of Panjim neighbourhood, one of the most popular districts in Goa. Begin at Panjim Church and walk through the stepped streets, passing through the Portuguese-influenced lanes, centuries-old buildings, and cute little cafes and markets where you will sample some local dishes.  Taste a variety of local street food of Goa including local dishes like Xacuti curry, sweet Peda, cucumber mint juice, and various types of chats, cutlets and more. Witness the preparation of these local favorites and get an in-depth understanding of local food culture. Eat in traditional, rustic restaurants and stalls that are frequented daily by the locals for an authentic experience. All locations are of a high-quality and work with the local partner to give you the best possible culinary experience.

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We had a really enriching experience, loved walking through the colorful lanes and learning about roosters, roofs, sweets (got to eat some sweets as well) and Christmas, among other things. The tour ended with songs and we learnt a lovely dance step! Our storyteller was fabulous too!

Thank you for a great tour, Joe. Very much liked it and glad to have gotten a little taste of Goa and the churches. You are a great tour guide. Hope to do a longer Goa tour with you next time we visit!

it was a really great tour - totally worth it - we learned a lot and enjoyed walking around the beautiful latin quarter. The end part was very enjoyable- would definitely recommend!

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

The tour guide Nelson was great, he told us great stories about Goa and was there with all his love, you can tell he enjoys it. Super great