The tiny beach state of Goa is one of the most popular year-round holiday destinations in India, alluring tourists from all around in crazy numbers. The laid-back feel of the state makes it the ‘Party Capital of India’. North and South Goa tour offers you a chance to explore and experiences the best of sights and sounds of this amazing place. Goa has to offer something for all kinds of travelers. It has colonial churches, pristine beaches, aromatic spice plantation, bustling flea markets, water sports, vibrant beach shacks, seafood, exciting casinos, river cruises and more. This well-planned itinerary offers you a chance to visit the prime attractions of Goa.
Note : This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
Arrival at the Dabolim Airport, Goa. Meet our tour representative for an assisted transfer to your hotel in North Goa. Complete the check-in formalities and relax for a while. The day is at leisure and you can explore the surroundings on your own. Visit the popular North Goa beaches such as Baga beach, Calangute beach, Candolim beach, Anjuna beach, Vagator beach, Dauna Paula beach etc. These beaches bustle with a lot of touristy activity.
In the evening, you can visit any of the popular beach shacks, serving lip-smacking food of Indian and World fares. The whole ambiance of these shacks is quite informal yet interesting. The menu also includes a variety of seafood and various kinds of alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages. La Plage, Tantra, Bewan Me Up, Sublime, St Anthony’s, Brittos, Curlies are some of the popular ones in North Goa. The other option is of visiting the Casinos in Goa (at your own cost). There are several casinos in the river waters of Goa such as Casino Royale, Casino Pride, Casino Pride 2, Deltin Jack, Deltin Royale, etc.
Day 2 is scheduled for visiting the popular churches of Goa. These Goan churches are not only popular as places of worship, but are also known for their wonderful architecture. Se Cathedral- also known as Se Cathedral de Santa Catarina, it has Portuguese- Manueline architectural style; Bom Jesus Basilica- this World Heritage Site has 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 Goa’s most respected Roman Catholic churches, and Church of St. Catejan- a replica of St. Peter’s Church in Rome, it has Corinthian style of architecture.
Later, you can explore Goan capital Panaji. In the end, you can enjoy Mandovi River Cruise (at your own cost). The cruise has food, drinks, and live bands performing Goan dances.
Today, wake-up early for dolphin viewing. Once you are the Baga/Calangute beach, there are a number of local service providers who offer various kinds of water sports activities including dolphin viewing. They have special packages. Pick a package of your choice (at your own cost). Some of the popular water sports activities in Goa include Jet ski, parasailing, water skiing, speed boating, banana ride, scuba diving, snorkeling, and rafting in Mhadei River. You can enjoy lunch at a beach shack (soak).
In the evening, visiting Goa flea markets would be a great idea. These flea markets sells anything and everything such as food items, clothes, jewelry, accessories, spices and so on. Music and dance are a significance of these flea markets such as Arpora Saturday Night Market, Anjuna Wednesday Flea Market, Mapusa Friday Market, The Mackies, and Calangute Bazaar.
Overnight stay in Goa.
4th day of the tour is for visiting the popular South Goa beaches, which are less-touristy. These beaches are slightly secluded and are ideal for peace-seekers. Mobor beach, Palolem beach, Majorda beach, Varca beach, Cavelossim beach, Betalbatim beach, Agonda beach, Colva beach are some of the wonderful pristine beaches of this side, which one can easily visit. Enjoy long walk, soak-in the serene ambiance, savor sumptuous food at the shacks or a local eatery, treat your eyes to the mesmerizing sunset views, and indulge in the activities of your interest. Adventure sports are also offered here.
Stay overnight in Goa.
In the morning, visit any of the Spice Plantations of Goa, to gather knowledge about the special tropical spices of the region. A visit to Goan spice plantation truly is refreshing and a treat for all the senses. In most of the cases, lunch is also served at the plantations. The rest of the day is at leisure. Indulge in the activities of your interest.
Overnight stay in Goa.
On the last day, get an assisted transfer to the airport to board flight for your onward destination.
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