Day 01: Arrive Goa
Welcome to Goa, be ready for your holiday at the party hub of India! Meet our representative upon arrival, and transfer to the hotel for check-in (early check-in on request). After check in you are free for leisure to enjoy swimming pool sides’, health club, in-house spa, etc. Overnight at Goa.
Day 02: Goa (Old Goa with Panjim & River Cruise)
Post breakfast proceeds for full day sightseeing of Old Goa & Panjim city, covering:
Fort Aguada – the fort was constructed in 1612 to guard against the Dutch & Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name: ‘Aguada’, means Water.
Old Goa Church Complex – founded in 15th century by the Bijapur Sultanate, later captured by Portuguese and was the administrative of seat of Portuguese India. This town was known as “Rome of the East” because of its magnificent churches. You can walking around & explore this ancient place that is riddled with history and heritage. There is so much to see from the 15th century churches to monasteries lying in ruins.
Basilica Bom Jesus – is a UNESCO World Heritage site where the mortal remains of the revered Patron Saint of Goa Saint Francis Xavier lie in a casket behind the altar. This church is a true example of Baroque architecture. One of Goa’s oldest churches, its construction was started in 1594 and was consecrated in 1605
Se Cathedral – was built to commemorate the victory of Afonso de Albuquerque over the Muslim army. Since the day of the victory happened on the feast of Saint Catherine the cathedral was built in her honor. The church was enlarged in 1552 commissioned by Governor George Cabral. The church was consecrated in 1640.
Panjim Latin Quarters – the capital city of Goa is having the charm of old times which maintains its Portuguese influence, particularly through its architecture, which includes narrow and picturesque winding streets like those found in many European cities, old villas and buildings with projecting balconies painted in the traditional tones of pale yellow, green, or blue.
Mandovi River Cruise – Goa Boat Cruises offers fun-filled, this hour-long evening cruises provides Goa's one of the best experience. Sailing on the River Mandovi, whilst enjoying a lovely view of Panjim City, the cruise also has Goan folk music & dances with sightseeing along the river.
Followed by visit to Panjim Handicrafts Emporium, later return back to the hotel. Overnight at Goa.
Day 03: Goa (North Goa)
Post breakfast proceed for North Goa sightseeing, covering serene beach of Vagator this beach is flanked and overlooked by the majestic Goan Fort at Chapora here you can explore the area and then move to the Anjuna Beach which is the main hub of all the foreign tourists. One can enjoy (on direct payment) the thrilling water sports like Para Sailing, Bumper rides, Jet Skis, Banana Rides, Boat Rides etc on the Golden Beach of Goa – Calangute Beach, visit to the Baga Beach which is overlooked by the Mountains and has a
rivulet flowing besides it. Visit Candolim and the famous Light House, drive to the Aguada Fort (entry direct payments) and explore the ancient remains of the Charming Fort at the tip of Aguada.
Return back to hotel, evening free for leisure. Overnight at Goa.
Day 04: Goa (South Goa)
Post breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing of South Goa, covering;
Mangeshi Temple and Santa Durga Temple – today’s sightseeing will start with visit of these two beautiful temples, both temples considered as largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.
Colva Beach – one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Goa, renowned for the host of water sport activities, one can enjoy refreshment in beach shacks, restaurants, pubs.
Margao Town – a small beautiful town, the headquarters of the South Goa district, town has Portuguese colonial past is evident in buildings like the 1675 baroque Holy Spirit Church, Menezes Braganza House, Ancestral Goa – open air museum
Largo-de-Igreja – the Church square of Margao built in the year 1564, which once used to be its colonial quarter, the church square is dotted with beautiful old buildings on one side and the beautiful Church of the Holy Spirit on the other, it’s one of the finest examples of Indian Baroque style of architecture.
Ancestral Goa – a re-creation of Goan rural life. The village has number of artifact centers, art galleries and open air museums.
Menezes Braganza House – this grand house was built back in the 17th century, the house divided into two separate houses, it has artefacts collected by the family over a number of years, also has large ballroom and a salon.
Return back to hotel, rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight at Goa.
Day 05: Goa (Dudhsagar Falls)
Post breakfast proceeds for full day excursion to Dudhsagar Falls (Sea of Milk);
Dudhsagar Falls is a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River of Goa, 60 kms from Panjim city. Dudhsagar Falls is amongst India’s tallest waterfalls with a height of 310 metres (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 metres (100 feet). The falls is located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary among the Western Ghats Hills. The waterfall forms the border between Karnataka and Goa states. The area is surrounded by a deciduous forest with a rich biodiversity. The falls are not particularly spectacular during the dry season but during the monsoon season however, the falls are fed by rains and form a huge force of water.
(Note: Need to obtain the permit to visit this falls, permits are subject to availability on good weather conditions. The authority restricted tourists’ visit any time due to bad weather/rainfall. Keep in mind that 25min short hiking is involved to visit this waterfall after your vehicle parked, one can enjoy swimming in the base. Will have to carry packed lunch during visit as no proper lunch places available in & around the waterfall)
Afternoon return back to the hotel, evening is free for leisure and enjoy dinner at the hotel. Overnight at Goa.
Day 06: Goa
Today is the last day of Goa tour, post breakfast the whole day is free to explore the beautiful Goa at your own style, relaxing at hotel with enjoying swimming pool or taking spa treatment, alternatively one can take motor-bike or Jeep on hire to explore Goa inside-out, this is the chance where one can enjoy the day free-style roaming around, tasting local foods at roadside small restaurants or home stays. Return back to hotel, and one can enjoy late evening party to make Goa trip memorable. Overnight at Goa.
Day 07: Depart Goa
Post breakfast free for leisure, later transfer to the airport for departure to homeland with some sweet & spicy memories of Goa which you will cherish for lifetime.
1. Arpora Night Market (06pm-9pm):
In Goa, the markets have their own charm. The best market in Goa is the ‘Arpora Night Market’, this Saturday Night market provides you a unique experience. The Saturday Arpora Night market becomes a lively place! The live music being played can be enjoyed with a chilled beer which is oh so cheap! If you want to visit a place where shopping and drinking go hand in hand, Arpora Night market can be your best bet! The Arpora night market is vast, very vast! There are plenty of shops here and you can’t afford to miss any shop. The products might be slightly costly, but the prices can be bargained. After a little nagging, you can cut yourself a good deal. However, the shops owned by foreigners might not provide any bargain. The product categories available in Arpora Night market are vivid. You can shop accessories, apparel, spices, tea products and much more. This market is the biggest gathering of tourists in Goa and organizing this Saturday night market demands great efforts.
2. Casino (floating on River Mandovi / 06pm-9pm):
Goa is among the few places where gambling is considered to be legal. If you are a fun lover, then the innumerable casinos with some good loud music and drinks will make your vacation a memorable one. Casinos are spread across every corner of this state. Mostly consists of 3 gaming floors with a special gaming zone with computer games reserved for kids. It is open 24 hours 365 days. If you like a bit of gambling thrill, you should visit here. But, make sure you don’t get addicted. This is one of the unique experiences in Goa as no other part of India but some in Northeast offer gambling experiences.
3. Night Party (09pm-12am):
Goa is known for its sun, sea and sand, but mostly for its lively and throbbing nightlife scene and beach parties that go all night long. The place is brimming with nightclubs that will satisfy the party people. So put on your best bib and tucker, as we reveal the best nightclubs in the ‘Party Capital of India’. Most of famous party places are located in North Goa side, so if you stay at hotel in North Goa then party areas would be easy accessible. Some of the famous party place or clubs – Club Cubana, Tito’s Club, Café Mambos, LPK Waterfront, SINQ Club, Nyex Beach Club, etc.
4. Cooking Class Tour (10am-4pm) – if you are looking for something different to have in Goa, which not the usual one then we would like to offer you an amazing ‘Experiential Tour in Goa’ called Cooking Class Tour, which offers numerous experiences that will involve you in interesting thrills. Cooking class is
amongst them which lets you discover your cooking instincts, the cooking styles of Goa have a strong influence from various parts of the world. Hence learning to cook some Goan dishes is one of the best and offbeat experience which you get with us in Goa. Cooking classes are hosted at many places depending on the group size, where you are helped by the expert cooks in cooking delicious dishes and later will have a picnic lunch together, will also arrange some drinks to chill out the whole day & enjoy the experience at the fullest. The experts will teach you how to utilize essential ingredients like coconut milk, Indian spices and vinegar which helps in influencing the flavor of the dishes, like seafood, chicken, fish, some vegetarian dishes with Indian Goan recipes & taste. Also you get to know how to mix and match striking spices to create mouth-watering Goan dishes. This is a good option to include for your culinary experience in Goa, where you will learn different style of cooking and chill out the whole day with us in Goa differently.
5. Spice Plantation Tour (10am-4pm) – Spices are considered to be an essential part day to day life. Goa is a land of plentitude in natural resources and while you are on a spice plantation tour you are treated to a visual spread of plenteous spice plants that offer amusing smells. At such tours, you will also get to know how spices are developed and cultivated. A single trip to such amazing areas will charm you with the lively aromas of the fresh spices that overwhelm your senses. A visit to the spice plantation is among another offbeat experiences with us in Goa. Most of the spice plantations here are privately owned but for them, you are surely honored guests. At these spice plantations tours, you don’t only roam around the plantations but you are also served extravagant Goan food. The sumptuous food will make you surely fall in love with the local Goan dishes. A variety of spice based delicacies is served in a small amount on a banana leaf. One can also spend a blissful time walking through the tracks that take you across these huge spice plantations. This spice plantation walk is one of the culinary experiences in Goa, also where you will experience of visiting spice gardens and chill out the whole day with us in Goa differently.