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Goa: Spice Plantation Tour and Traditional Local Lunch

1. 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

2. 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.

Goa Off Shore: Churches and Spice Farm Tour

3. Goa Off Shore: Churches and Spice Farm Tour

Make the most of your time in Goa on this 6-hour tour combining adventure and pleasure. You will first visit the churches of Old Goa before visiting a spice plantation, where you will discover the aromatic spices grown on the farm and enjoy a delicious Goan-style lunch. The tour starts with a transfer to the famous churches of Old Goa, roughly a 35-minute drive away. Here you will visit some 150-year old churches in Old Goa, reminiscent of Goa’s former glory that once rivaled that of Rome. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Goa was known to the world as “Golden Goa” or the “Pearl of the Orient”. You will then take a 20-minute drive to the spice plantation farm tour. Here is a place of relaxation under the dense forest cover, where you can smell an aroma of a variety of genuine spices come from the trees grown on the farm. You will be guided on the types of spices and their treatments for various diseases before enjoying a sumptuous lunch in traditional Goan style. You can also see the 3 elephants on the farm, and arrange an elephant ride or wash.

Mormugao Port: 6-Hour Private Goa Tour

4. 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) Fontainhas (or Bairro das Fontainhas in Portuguese), an old Latin Quarter. Later transfer back to Mormugao Port by evening.

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Amazing tour to learn so much about all the different spices. Great to have a very knowledgable tourguide which could answer all our questions. Loved to taste all the different food for lunch.

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

Prasad was an amazing and friendly driver and the plantation itself was interesting with tasty buffet lunch.

Short but instructive visit Good lunch Slightly far from North Goa

Informative and exciting. Safe driver to and from.