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Goa: Spice Plantation Tour and Traditional Local Lunch

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Crossmiles Travel

Goa: Spice Plantation Tour and Traditional Local Lunch

Activity provider: Crossmiles Travel

From US$ 31.87 per person

Spend a leisurely half-day at a spice plantation in Ponda, Goa. Benefit from included hotel transfers and take in the scents of fresh spices. Participate in an informative walking tour and savor a delicious Goan lunch buffet.

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Duration 5 hours
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Host or greeter
English, Hindi
Pickup included
Pickup is from your hotel in Goa. Please provide your complete hotel address. Please be ready at your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pickup time. Pickup from Mormugao Port Cruise Terminal will be at an additional cost of INR 1500 per person.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a relaxing day at a family-run spice plantation in southern Goa
  • Take an immersive walking tour of the plantation area
  • See, touch, smell, and taste the different plants and trees
  • Relish a delicious lunch buffet of traditional Goan food
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to the spice plantation
  • Buffet lunch at the spice plantation
  • Herbal tea
  • Feni tasting
  • Additional drinks
  • Souvenirs or additional expenses
  • Additional drinks (soft drinks, beer, feni, and wine are available at an extra cost payable directly at the plantation)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The lunch buffet includes vegetarian, seafood, and meat preparations
  • In case of any food allergies, please inform in advance at the time of booking and on the day of the tour
  • Please be ready at your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your pickup time
  • Wheelchair users are welcome to the property, but may not be able to participate in the walking tour of the plantation due to narrow and rough surfaces
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

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All in all the tour was well organized and the information about the different spices was very interesting. Nothing is said about the spice plantation itself, which I find very unfortunate. Thus, the spice tour itself takes about 30 minutes. The subsequent lunch was very tasty and varied over meat, fish and vegetable dishes (also no problem for vegan food). Can recommend the trip well.

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December 29, 2019

A tour with me and my wife, a driver and a guide. Super car with AC as well. We have got a nice overview about tour "Spice Plantation and Traditional Local Lunch". Very friedly Driver and a competend and friedly Guide. All wishes were fulfilled and we were absolutely satisfied with the kind of execution. The journey to the Plantation was very interesting because we were never before in India. Now we´ve got a feeling of environment Goa. This tour is very recomendable. Thanks a lot Driver and Guide !

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November 19, 2019

A nice trip. Good driver who could not do enough for me. Plantation was interesting and guide lovely. The food out in was excellent.

February 16, 2020

Product ID: 284682