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 Departure from Goa
Check-out from the hotel and get transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.