Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea.
Goa – a place you can fall in love with at first glance. There’s much more to Goa than sun, sand and sea. The allure of Goa is that it remains quite distinct from the rest of India and is small enough to be grasped and explored in a way that other Indian states are not. Ruled by the Portuguese till 1961, Goa still retains its indo – portuguese character — very visible amongst its architecture as well as its people. Goa’s tourism byline of “Goa – 365 days on Holiday” is absolutely true.
Tourists inevitably come to Goa only for its sandy beaches, but experienced travellers say that the beaches are only a part of the attraction of Goa. Goa has 500 year old churches, forts and temples, trekking routes, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries and even spice plantations that are worth visiting
- Hotel Accommodation
- Local Transportation
- Additional activities
Day 1 Arrival in Goa
Upon arrival in Goa, our representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel. Check-in into the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Go around exploring the local area at your own pace, or visit the nearest beach to behold the sunset.
Day 2 North Goa Sightseeing Tour
Embark on a full-day North Goa sightseeing tour. During this tour, you will get to visit some of the best beaches of Goa like Baga, Candolim, Calangute and Anjuna.
The first attraction as part of the tour is the ancient Fort Aguada, constructed in 1612 to protect Goa from enemy attacks. The fort and its lighthouse, would be an ideal place to click beautiful pictures.
After Fort Aguada, you will be visiting following beaches in order: Sinquerim Beach, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach (famous for its white sand and red laterite rocks) and Vagator Beach. At Sinquerim or Calangute Beach, you can enjoy a myriad of water sports (own expense) such as water skiing, parasailing, etc.
You can enjoy a picturesque sunset from Chapora Fort, very near to Vagator Beach.
Day 3 South Goa Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, embark on a full-day South Goa sightseeing tour. The tour starts with visit to Shri Mangueshi Temple, one of the most visited temple in Goa. Following the temple, continue towards the churches and convents of Old Goa (UNESCO World Heritage Site) like Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of Our Lady and Se Cathedral.
Post lunch, visit the idyllic Dona Paula Bay to enjoy spectacular views of the Mormugao Harbour. Later take a walk at the Miramar Beach.
Make your holiday in Goa more memorable by indulging in street shopping at the Panjim Market. In the evening, you can also go for river boat cruise ride at the Mandovi River (at extra cost and permitted you have time to cover it).
Day 4 Day Excursion to Jog Falls
Start early in the morning for a day tour to Jog falls, second highest water fall of India. On the way back, you will be driven to the Karwar Fish Aquarium to witness a wide range of marine life.
Day 5 Day Excursion to Dudhsagar Waterfalls
After breakfast, embark on a tour to one of the most beautiful waterfalls of India, Dudhsagar falls. Drive to the tiered waterfall on the Mandovi River, inside Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary and Mollem National Park. Swim at the foot of the waterfalls whilst enjoying the site of free roaming monkeys around you.
While on your way back to the hotel, stop for Spice Plantation tour (operational from October to May). Catch the sight of collecting and processing of spices by the farmers. Lunch (traditional Goan food) is also available at spice plantation at an extra cost.
Day 6 Grande Island Day Trip from North Goa
Spend the day enjoying the beauty of Grande Island, its crystal clear water and white sand. Enjoy snorkeling at this secluded beach and unravel the beauty of the fabulous underwater world. Try your hand at bait fishing while you relax on the beach and keep your eyes open for dolphins on the way to the Island. You will be picked up from hotel to Jetty with return speed boat transfer to the Island. Light breakfast and lunch (veg or nonveg), with unlimited mock-tails and cocktails. In this trip you can avail the activity of fishing, snorkeling, swimming or dolphin show. Overnight at hotel
Day 7 Departure from Goa
Check-out from the hotel and get transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.