Destinations Covered: Goa
When it comes to one of the most popular year round destinations in India, nothing can beat Goa. A lot of people from around the world are attracted to this place in large numbers. The relaxed vibe enveloping this place, combined with the most exciting parties held here, has led it to be the called the “Party Capital of India.” North and South Goa offers you an opportunity of discovering and exploring all the fascinations and secrets that this place has to offer. With its magnificent churches, wonderful beaches, lovely spice plantations, bustling flea markets, thrilling water sports, river cruises and much more, it’s a highly sought after destination. This brilliantly crafted itinerary gives you a chance of exploring the famous attractions of Goa.
After your arrival at the Dabolim Airport, Goa, get in touch with our tour representative for an assisted transfer to your hotel in North Goa. After completing the check-in formalities, rest and relax for some time. You can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure and explore the surroundings on your own. Explore the famous beaches in North Goa including Baga beach, Calangute beach, Candolim beach, Anjuna beach, Vagator beach, Dauna Paula beach etc. These beaches are always teeming with tourist activity.
The evening is devoted to exploring the well-known beach shacks which serve appetizing food belonging to Indian and World fares. Even though these shacks wear an informal look, they are quite fascinating and delightful. The menu comprises a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Some of the most famous beach shacks in North Goa are La Plage, Tantra, Bean Me Up, Sublime, St Anthony's, Brittos and Curlies. You also have the option of visiting the various casinos in Goa at your own cost. Goa is also home to several casinos, the most famous of which are Casino Royale, Casino Pride, Casino Pride 2, Deltin Jack, Deltin Royale, etc. This is followed by a stay overnight.
On Day 2, you will be visiting the popular churches of Goa. These beautiful churches don't just serve the purpose of worship, rather, they are also eminent for their amazing architecture. Se Cathedral, also known as Se Cathedral de Santa Catarina, possesses a unique Portuguese- Manueline architectural style; the World Heritage Site Bom Jesus Basilica contains the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, a Baroque style that was built in 1541, Church of St Francis of Assisi, one of the most respected Roman Catholic churches and Church of St. Cajetan, which is a replica of St. Peter's Church in Rome, with its Corinthian style of architecture.
Afterwards, explore the Goan capital Panaji. Finally, enjoy the thrill of a Mandovi River Cruise (at your own cost). The cruise consists of food, drinks and live bands performing Goan dances. Stay overnight.
Wake up early for dolphin viewing. At the Baga/Calangute beach, there are several local service providers who offer various kinds of water sports including dolphin viewing. They also offer special packages. You can pick a package you find best (at your own cost). Some of the famous water sports activities in Goa are Jet Ski, parasailing, water skiing, speed boating, banana ride, scuba diving, snorkelling, and rafting in Mhadei River. Enjoy lunch at the beach shack.
The best way of spending the evening is visiting the flea markets. In these flea markets, you will come across a variety of items including food items, clothes, jewellery, accessories, spices and so on. Music and dance are also a popular highlight of these markets, some of the most famous of which are Arpora Saturday Night Market, Anjuna Wednesday Flea Market, Mapusa Friday Market, The Mackies, and Calangute Bazaar. Enjoy your overnight stay in Goa.
On the fourth day of the tour, you will visit the famous South Goa beaches, which are calmer and serene. These beaches are relatively isolated and are ideal for those seeking tranquillity. Some of the most beautiful beaches worth visiting here are Mobor beach, Palolem beach, Majorda beach, Varca beach, Cavelossim beach, Betalbatim beach, Agonda beach and Colva beach. Take a leisurely stroll, absorb the serene ambience, relish the delicious food at the local eatery or a shack, enjoy breath-taking views of the sunset and participate in activities that interest you. One can also enjoy adventure sports here. This is followed by an overnight stay at Goa.
Pay a visit to the spice plantations of Goa in the morning and gain knowledge regarding the special tropical spices of the region. Visiting the Goan spice plantations is truly a refreshing experience. Generally, lunch is also served at the plantations. You can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure and indulge in activities that interest you. Enjoy an overnight stay at Goa.
On the 6th day, which is also the last day of the tour, get an assisted transfer to the airport to board flight for your onward destination.