Goa is a place of beautiful beaches, a vibrant nightlife, amazing friendly locals and a culture rooted in history. Goa is India’s most popular beach destination for beach lovers. A place which is a must visit destination for Indians as well as foreign nationals. Here are the 8 best tours in Goa to help you explore this gem of a state:
Goa is a place for numerous churches, come and explore the Portuguese churches. On this full day tour, you will explore the ornate Portuguese churches, the Se Cathedral, the Basilica of Bom Jesus and many cathedrals of old Goa. You will start your 6-hour tour at the Basilica which is a UNESCO world Heritage site.
The next stop will be Se Cathedral, which is one of the oldest and most celebrated religious building in Goa. Next, you will drive to Panaji to walk through the narrow streets of the Latin quarter. You will feel romantic at the Dona Paula Jetty. At the end of this tour, your guide will drop you at your hotel. This will be a definitely exciting tour for you.
Goa: Churches and cathedrals full-day tour
Price: from 57 USD
Set yourself free for a three to four-hour deep-sea fishing adventure. On this tour, you will not only enjoy but you will also learn how to set up your fishing tackle, cast your line and try your luck at catching tuna, red snapper and salmon. You will start this journey from your hotel in the early morning then you will be taken to a beach in Goa to board a large canoe.
You will enjoy yourself three or four hours in relaxing and fishing with help of your guide. You will also get complimentary snacks and drinks on board with some alcoholic beverages. If your luck is good, then you will be able to catch a fish which you can bring it to any one of restaurants located on the beach.
Deep-Sea Fishing Trip in Goa
Duration: 11 hours
Explore the beauty of Goa on this full day tour at a private jungle camp. Don’t worry, you will be led by a guide. Your day will begin with pick up from your hotel and drive 2.5 hours through a private vehicle.
On this tour, you will get a chance to take a short trip to the Dudhsagar waterfall, which is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. This tour will be full of adventure, you will get many activities like zipping line through trees and preparing lunch for yourself. Along the way to the jungle, your guide will explain a variety of plants and trees that have medicinal and culinary uses. You will also see a 12th-century temple called Tambi Surla Temple. This will be a perfect package for adventure.
Private Tour: Jungle Adventure from Goa
Duration: 8 hours
Get ready to meet dolphins across the Arabian Sea for a four to five-hour tour. Keep your camera ready as you pass by the Cliff-top Fort Aguada and look out for dolphins and boldly colored kingfishers. Aguada was a former Portuguese military fort prison and today it is a scenic hotel resort.
You will be amazed to see how dolphins perform acrobatics and frolic in the water. Kingfishers are the birds who swoop down to catch fish. Your guide will explain each of their actions very well. Enjoy your own pre-packed lunch and return back to your hotel after enjoying this beautiful pictures.
Small-Group Dolphin-Watching Cruise from Goa
Duration: 4 hours
Experience this trip through Mollem National Park for an exhilarating off-road adventure. On this full day tour, you will travel Mollem National Park and Dudhsagar waterfalls by Jeep. Your first destination will be Dudhsagar waterfall, where you can set up for a small picnic, swim in clear waters or just relax and dip your feet.
After that, you can head to a spice village where you will learn Goa’s traditional farming methods and discover a variety of spices, medicinal herbs, and tropical fruits. In last, before going to your hotel you will have some home-cooked Goan delicious cuisines. This will be definitely a good learning experience.
Mollem Park Tour from Goa: Dudhsagar Falls, Jeep Safari
Duration: 7 hours
Explore Goa and temples on this full day tour of the Indian city. You will start from southwards to recall the pre-Portuguese era and discover the lifestyle of the local villagers and then head to the Shantadurga Temple, which is home to the goddess of faith. Later you will visit the Mangueshi Temple and Spice Plantation.
At Spice Plantation, you will meet by a professional biologist for exploring village’s exotic spices. After learning about each spice, make yourself comfortable around the lunch table to end this tour. This will be definitely a tour which will allow you to go close to nature.
Full day remple rour of South Goa and Spice Plantation
Price: from 70 USD
Get ready to taste underwater worlds with this Goa snorkeling day trip and beach barbecue which is enough fun for an entire family. You will look for dolphins on the way to Grande Island and snorkel around coral reefs and colorful fishes. Grande Island is the most popular site for scuba diving and you will enjoy good visibility, tropical waters and marine life while snorkeling from the beach. After spending three to four hours dipping into the coral wonderland, enjoy your afternoon lunch on the beach with traditional Goan Barbecue with either roasted meat or fish. I must say you will love this tour.
Snorkeling day trip and beach barbecue in Goa
Price: from 93 USD
8. Private tour: Braganza House, Goa Chitra Museum, Palacio Do Deao and Ancestral Goa (from USD 164.0)
Take a private tour to experience the heritage tourism in Goa. You will meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Goa at 9 a.m. and head to Ancestral Goa. You will learn and explore the evolution of the architecture of Goa. Visit the Braganza House which was constructed in the 17th century. The artifacts were collected by the family over a number of years which adds a value in this house.
Next, you will visit Palacio Do Deao which is a palatial house and occupies 120 square meters (11,000 square feet) of floor area. You will enjoy Indo-Portuguese cuisines on the Belvedere. After taking a lunch break of one and half hour you will visit Goa Chitra Museum where you will see a large collection of over 4,000 artifacts focusing on Goa’s traditional agrarian technology and lifestyle.
Private Full-Day Goa Tour
Duration: 8 hours
Relax and enjoy in Goa
Goa is a place where one can enjoy fully without any tension. I highly recommend booking any of the above tours to experience the most beautiful Goa city.
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