Discover Goa on a private full-day tour with your own personal guide. Take in the history and culture evident at sites including UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Goa (Velha Goa), Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple, the Latin Quarter in Panaji, Dona Paula village, and the state capital Panjim City. Your all-inclusive tour includes lunch at a spice plantation, private guide and air-conditioned transportation, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Private full-day tour of Goa with lunch at a spice plantation
  •  Explore one of the most surprising regions of India 
  • See a combination of Hindu temples, 16th-century churches, and small towns
  •  Hear from your guide about the Portugese and other influences in Goa
  •  Perfect introduction for first-time visitors 
  • All-inclusive tour covers private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off

 

After a 9am pickup at your Goa city hotel, meet your guide and travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle to reach Old Goa, also known as Velha Goa ( velha means old in Portuguese). This was the original capital of the state of Goa and the second capital city established by the Portuguese in India. It was established in 1510 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Appreciate this slice of history as your guide shows you the Se Cathedral and the Basilica of Born Jesus UNESCO World Heritage  sites Next, visit the Mangueshi Temple, one of the largest Hindu temples in the state of Goa. It was completed in 1560 and was originally a very plain building. Over the centuries it has been renovated and expanded. Admire the current lavish temple as your guide points out key elements like the Mangesh Linga. Then continue to the Shanta Durga Temple, a large temple complex near the village of Kavalem, before touring a spice plantation in the town of Ponda. The plantation is spread over a large area where TK SPICES are grown. After receiving a traditional Aarti welcome and a garland of marigolds, tour the plantation then enjoy a buffet lunch on site including traditional Goan dishes served on a banana leaf (vegetarian options available).  After lunch, visit the Portuguese Latin Quarters in the city of Panaji, including Fontainhas (or Bairro das Fontainhas, in Portuguese). Here the Portuguese influence is easy to see in the architecture, the narrow streets, and the buildings painted in lively colors.  Continue to the village of Dona Paula near Panaji. Formerly called Oddavell, this village was re-named in honor of a beloved and generous benefactor. It is now home to the National Institute of Oceanography.  Finally, explore Panjim City, the capital of the state of Goa, on the banks of the Mandovi River, including the Baroque Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church on the main square (known as Praça da Igreja in Portuguese), colorful villas, and cobblestone streets. Then sit back and relax for the return to Goa in your private vehicle, arriving at your hotel around 5pm.

 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off or Cruise Terminal Pick up and Drop as selected.
  • Guide
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Lunch at Spice Plantations

 

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Departure Point 
  • Your hotel or Cruise Terminal  in Goa (not including Palolem, Agonda or Patnem)
  • Departure Time 9:00 AM
  •  Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time. 
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions. 
  • Return Details Returns to original departure point

 

Additional Info 

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking 
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions 
  • Maximum of 8 people 
  • Knees and shoulders must be covered by both men and women who wish to enter temples. Please dress modestly. No tank tops or shorts. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen recommended 
  • Women may need to cover their hair. Please bring a hat or scarf. 
  • Not wheelchair accessible 
  • Infants must sit on laps
  •  Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level 
  • Pick up from Cruise at 8 am and return back to Cruise by 3 pm.

 

  • 7 days before Start of the tour . 3 Days before start of the tour 50 % of the amount will be refunded. Cancellation 48 hours or lesser no refund. 
  • For Refund thru Credit Card 5% Bank charges Applicable + Cancellation charge applicable as per hotel Policy.
Private Full-Day Tour of Goa with Lunch at a Spice Plantation ()



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