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Best Things To Do in South Goa

Goa is one of the most popular tourist attractions not just for Indians but also for people from all around the world. The beaches, rich heritage, harming towns, loving restaurants, lit nightlife and places of worship are among many other things to do in Goa. However, as Goa is divided into two main districts, South and North; South Goa has its own set of specialities. And we are focusing on just that. As you enter South Goa, you see the reflection of Portugal style architecture, constructions and lifestyle who established a colony in Goa in 1510 and expanded the colony to its present boundaries during the 17th and 18th centuries. These wonderful Portuguese style buildings and historically significant churches make up some of the best places to visit along with other places like Margao- for some shopping, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary- to admire wildlife, Dudhsagar Falls- to go spellbound over nature’s beauty, Johnny Cool's Club- for a fun night and much more - these are some of the best things to do in South Goa. South Goa is a rather unexplored area and the beaches here certainly deserve a special mention. There are some really secluded and quiet beaches, islands that have an absolute laid back attitude and a different charm all together. Some of the best beaches in South Goa are Agonda, Palolem Beach, Cavelossim Beach, Benaulim Beach, Varca Beach, Utorda Beach and Majorda Beach. They say “Goa is always a good idea” so you don’t have to look out for a particular period of the year to be here. However, if you are fond of parades, carnivals and celebrations, December to March, which is considered to be the peak season is the best time for your visit. But please note, this is also the time when Goa is most crowded and expensive. On the contrary, if you are looking for a rather relaxing time, you can visit Goa anytime for rest of the year, when June to September, the monsoon months are not very happening for beach bums but amazing for greenery and wildlife enthusiasts. Among the best things to do in South Goa are the likes of going on road trips, hogging at Martin’s Corner, visiting the Dudhsagar Waterfall, riding on a hot-air balloon, etc.

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    Romantic Couple Shoot in Goa
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:The amazing couple can either shoot some photographs at the resort/ hotel or go out and shoot outdoors. In case of outdoors, please have your vehicle arranged for.The professional photographer is a specialist in covering the most special and candid moments! You can receive photographs in your pen drive or hard disk at the end of the tour.This tour is a customized tour and can be availed at anytime in between 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM.Change of dress is possible only if the location that you choose for shoot has changing areas. 

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    Water Sports in Mobor, Goa
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    South Goa
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity: Invoke in this exciting array of activities in Goa and get a chance to feel the thrill as you try these various activities.Arrive at the Mobor Beach in Goa to enjoy water sports and get started for the day.Get started with an invigorating Jet Ski ride and add more fun-frolic moments to your Goa trip. Post this, you can embark on Banana Boat Rides and Ringo Rides.After these two rides, it will be the time two float in the air with a session of Parasailing.Enjoy each of these activities for 15- 20 minutes and feel the thrill.This tour is a customized tour and can be availed in between 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM.

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    Cycling at Divar and Chorao Islands
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    North Goa
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity:Start your trip at Soccour Church around 7:00 AM in the morning and get ready for the day. After a quick briefing on how to use bicycle gears, safety instructions and a brief overview of the tour ahead, travel across Comburpha Ferry and head to the magnificient Chorao Island.Stop en route for breakfast at a local eatery and delight in the food chorao before you head on to the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and experience bird watching as you pedal through uninhabited areas in Chorao Island and ride back!We head to Divar Island, in case your body permits you to ride more. Drive through the picturesque village of Divar while enjoying the stunning sights.Tour ends back at Soccour Church, after a wonderful cycling expedition.Conclude your tour at around 12 PM and head back home with lots of memories.

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    South Goa Sightseeing Full Day Tour
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    South Goa
    h11 Hours

    About the Activity:Get away on a sightseeing tour of South Goa as you are picked up from the hotel in Candolim, Baga, Calangute and Panjim at around 08:30 AM by bus and 10:00 AM by carThis tour includes  the famous Old Goa Churches, Dona Paula, Mangueshi Temple and the Shantadurga Temple. On the way back you have to option of going to the Boat Cruise with Music on the Mandovi River at an additional cost.After the trip you will be dropped back to you pick up point.

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  • About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting banana boat ride and feel the fun and thrill as you ride through the crystal clear waters.Begin this activity at any time between 9:00 AM in the morning and 6:00 PM in the eeningThere is no doubt in that this activity is one of the most joyful water adventures that will add to your Goa fun. Enjoy the rush of a banana ride as a speedboat whips you in the lovely blue water of Goa shorelines. Bob along on this banana as long as you can hang on. The ride lasts for 15 minutes and maybe included with a drop in the deep blue sea waters.Experience this one of a kind most loved water sport, that is well suited for grown-ups, children and families.

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    South Goa

    About the Activity:Commence on a much  sought after Jet ski ride at Mobor Beach in Goa and get a chance to enjoy the amazing beauty of this region.The fun starts around 9:00 AM with your arrival followed by a briefing session at the beach. Cruise the pleasant waves of the Arabian Sea while maneuvering the Jet Skis.For about 8-10 minutes, ride over the waves  and curate some everlasting memories.Post this, gear up with life jackets and hop into one of the Jet Skis.The activity is a customized tour and can be availed between 9:00 AM -6:00 PM 

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    South Goa
    d1 Day

    About the Activity: Embark on this amazing tour in South Goa and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region with the beaches and churches.Get picked up from the hotel at around 8:30 AM in an air-conditioned shared coach or car and begin your trip. Marvel at the sight of the most beautiful Miramar beach and witness the spectacular convergence of rivers Mandovi and Zuari into the Arabian Sea.   Visit the remains of St. Francis Xavier at Bom Jesus Basilica and the ancient architectural wonders of the Mangeshi Temple and Shanta Durga TempleContinue your sightseeing and reach Dona Paula which is already a hit among the people.Enjoy dolphins spotting if the activity is during the right season. You can also enjoy a cruise ride at an additional cost.End your trip at around 7:30 PM in the evening after getting dropped back at your hotel.

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    South Goa
    d1 Day

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting monsoon trip in Goa and get a chance to explore the different places along with your friends or family.Get picked up at 8:00 AM in an air-conditioned shared vehicle from the mentioned location and head out for the day.Visit the famous Harvalem Waterfall and Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple which is one of the most famous temple.Reach the Spice Plantation farm and explore the varieties of spices in this farm.Enjoy a delicious Goan lunch buffet lunch at the Spice Plantation.Get a chance to bathe the elephants and enjoy explore the places while riding on the elephants.Visit the Old Goa Churches or the Balaji temples which is one of the famous places here.Marvel at the sight of the temples and the enjoy the serenity of the region.Conclude your tour at 6:30 PM and head back home with lots of memories.

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    North Goa
    h1 Hour

    About the Activity:Experience the thrilling and exciting wonders of the sea with an exciting water sport activities at Coco beach in North GoaEngage yourself in jet skiing like never before by getting picked up from any hotel in Goa. Drive your own jet ski with a guide sitting behind you for about 10 minutes.After enjoying the beverages with snacks, indulge yourself in a banana boat ride pulled by a speed boat for another 15 minutes.This experience is run by international standards of expertise providing, equipment and safety. This activity can be conducted any time between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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  • h3 Hours

    About the Activity:Indulge in a swimming experience in the open sea water with your family or friends from Vasco da Gama.Start this exciting activity at around 7:00 AM in the morning and head out for an adventure.Ride a boat from Dona Paula to Vasco da Gama and enthrall in a swimming experience back to Dona Paula. Embark yourself in a slow paced swim for around 5 kms in the shallow waters of the Arabian Sea. You will be guided by an experienced swimming coach and boats as you swim across the sea.End this tour at 4:00 PM in the evening and head back home with lots of memories.

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    South Goa
    h7 Hours

    About the Activity:Start your tour after boarding the a shared vehicle at 9:30 from Palolem.Feel the thrill as you use variety of techniques like walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and swimming to traverse through the breath-taking Upper Sauri Canyon.The narrow gorges with numerous drops, while surrounded by sculpted walls and spectacular waterfalls form an aesthetic backdrop for canyoning.The Upper Sauri Canyon is replete with 6 main waterfalls to descend through!A 40-minute jungle walk to access the canyon with 2 and 8-metre abseils, and 7 jumps.The easy canyon unravels its beauty during descent, and can be enjoyed by most age groups with varying skill levels.Conclude this exciting tour at around 5:30 PM and head back home with lots of memories after a 30-minute jungle walk.

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    South Goa

    About the Activity:Experience another side of Goa as you winch- parasail at Mobor BeachCommence your tour at around 9:00 AM in the morning after reaching the tour locality which is the perfect time to do parasailing in Goa.Winch-boat parasailing is usually done alone and it takes you high in the air. In winch-parasailing, you have to take off and land on the winch boat. The ride lasts for 10 minutes and enables you to get a spectacular view of the turquoise expanse of the Arabian Sea.The activity is accompanied by professional operators and adequate safety equipment.End this exciting activity and head back home with lots of memories.This tour is a customized tour and can be availed at any time from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

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  • h2 Hours

    About the Activity:Experience some thing new with this exciting Snow park in Goa and get the feel as if you are in Switzerland.Begin your adventurous day after reaching the tour locality.The best thing about this place is that they offer a mixture of real snow in -5' C temperature with, Snow falling as like in Switzerland, Enjoy some of the activities like the Snow Play areas, Snow Balling, Igloos, Snow Men, Snow cave, Slide on ice, Sledging car, Snow dancing etc.This park is specially designed fro a unique snow play along with your friends and family.Get amazed with the different activities and feel the difference.Conclude this tour after 2 hours and head back homw with lots of memories.This tour is a customized tour and can be availed at your convenience.

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    South Goa
    h5 Hours

    About the activity: Invoke in this exciting scuba diving courses in Goa and experience the fun and thrill while diving deep into the clear waters.This tour can be availed by both beginners and licensed scuba divers. Get certified by PADI from beginners to professional level in this thrilling diving course.Start your tour at around 7:00 AM in the morning after taking a 10 minutes boat ride from Bogmalo beach and reach the dive site in Grande Island.For beginners, learn the basics of scuba diving and get trained in a shallow pool or the sea itself before you get to go for a deep sea dive of 12-15 meters depending on the weather condition. For licensed holders, you have the option of single tank dive or double tank dive.Swim with the colourful fish and discover the marine life for 45 to 50 minutes.The minimum age for this thrilling activity should be 12 years. Finish your dive at around 12:00 AM just in time for a lazy day after the adrenaline rush.

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    Nuvem

    About the Activity:Enthrall in this entertaining and exciting game, paintball along with your friends and feel the fun and thrill as you play this game in Nuvem,Goa.This game is the best to tests your game planning skills and synchronization with the team members. This paintball activity is sure to give you the best experience of your life as you plan with your team.Dodge the pellets and play to make your team win in this 45 minutes activity.This tour is a customized tour and can be availed at your convenience in between the time from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM. 

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in South Goa

  • Which are the activities that I can do in South Goa?

    All of us are aware of South Goa’s secluded and pristine beaches. But there’s a lot more you can do except for relaxing at the beach in this region. Some of the best activities tourists can enjoy in South Goa are-

     

    • Visit Palácio do Deão
    • Go on road trips
    • Attend a silent party at Palolem
    • Visit Dudhsagar Falls
    • Take a jeep safari at Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Ride in a hot-air balloon
    • Relive history at Goa Chitra
    • Visit the Bigfoot Museum
    • Shop at Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar
    • Hog at Martin’s Corner

  • What all adventure activities can be done in South Goa?

    South Goa offers some amazing adventure sport activities. Some of which are available all round the year while some are available during particular seasons. However, here is a list of activities that can truly be enjoyed by all-

     

    • Scuba Diving
    • Trekking
    • Water rides like banana and bumpy ride
    • Hiking
    • White Water River Rafting
    • Hot Air Balloon
    • Camping
    • Kayaking
    • Cycling Tour
    • Jet Skiing
    • Sailing

  • Which are some of the best water sports in South Goa?

    South Goa has clean water and secluded beaches that opens opportunities for some great water sports.

     

    • Sailing
    • Parasailing
    • Scubadiving
    • Ringo Ride
    • Water Ski
    • Speed Boating
    • Wakeboarding
    • Banana Ride
    • Windsurfing
    • Kitesurfing
    • Surfboarding
    • Kayaking
    • Sport Fishing
    • Snorkeling
    • Water Zorbing

  • Which are some famous scuba diving locations in South Goa?

    The clear water of South Goa attracts many scuba diving enthusiasts due to its visibility. Grande Island is the best scuba diving location in South Goa. As the depth of the near by shore waters is about 7-20 meters, this island is a perfect destination for both, professional divers and beginners. There are various water diving spots at this island that are known for different depths and grades. Some of them are-

     

    • Suzy’s wreck
    • Sail Rock
    • Turbo Tunnel
    • Surge City
    • Uma Guma Reef
    • Bounty Bay
    • Davy Jones Locker

  • Which are different type of cruising experiences in South Goa?

    Goa is considered as one of the best locations for to experience cruising and south of Goa contributes to this fun ride tremendously. There are cruises that cater to the choice of all and thus are of different types. Cruising in South Goa can be categorised into the following types:

     

    • Luxury Cruise: This ship has all things luxury. It is no less than a 5 star hotel and you can also book an overnight stay at this cruise.

     

    • Private Cruise: These cruise are booked for private groups and parties. It has exclusive ntry and needs to be booked quite in advance.

     

    • Casino Cruise: These are cruise that have a casino inside it. These usually have a fixed start and end point and stop in the middle of sea for a fixed number of hours.

     

    There are some other cruises classified by Goa tourism in the categories of

     

    • Sundown: These cruises get lit just when the sun sets down somewhere in the horizon. These are mainly famous amongst nature lovers.

     

    • Sunset: Embrace dusk in the most enchanting way by taking up a ride in sunset cruise. It is affordable and offers mesmerising views.

     

    • Dinner: These cruises are specially arranged to give people an offbeat- off-shore dining experience. Because dining onshore in quiet mainstream.

     

    • Backwater Thrills: These cruises sail across the backwaters of Mandovi river. It also rides across islands like Chorao and Divar.

  • Where can I do parasailing in South Goa? How much will it cost me?

    Parasailing in Goa is easily available. It is a famous activity here and is one of the must do in Goa. It is a beautiful feeling when you’re a sandwich  between the neverending sky above you and the sea below you. In South Goa, you can enjoy this activity at the following beaches-

     

    • Mobor Beach
    • Palolem Beach
    • Majorda Beach
    • Varca Beach
    • Cavelossim Beach
    • Bogmalo Beach
    • Betalbatim Beach

    It costs between INR 800 to INR 1,500 depending upon the location and duration of the activity.

  • Which are some famous places for snorkeling in South Goa?

    Goa is one of the few destinations to offer snorkeling in India. While snorkeling, you can expect to spot parrotfish, angelfish, snappers, Moorish idols and barracudas that are commonly found in Goa. However, make sure you avoid the rainy season as water gets muddy and the tides are not very welcoming. Some of the best spots for snorkeling in South Goa are:

    • Suzy’s wreck
    • Grande Island
    • Shelter Cove near Vasco de Gama
    • Bay of Bounty
    • Uma Guma
    • Bat Island
    • Navy Island

  • Where can I experience surfing in South Goa?

    Surfing in Goa is a thrilling yet joyful experience. All kinds of surfing enthusiasts, including experts visit Goa, specially South to enjoy this activity. South Goa is less crowded so it gives beginners a chance to practice while it gives experts their space to perform stunts. Below are best locations to enjoy this activity in South Goa-

     

    The most famous beaches for Kite surfing-

    • Mondego Bay, Morjim
    • Bambolim
    • Mandrem
    • Ashvem
    • Pernem

  • Where can I go for kayaking in South Goa?

    Kayaking is a relaxing experience and there are a number of places where you can enjoy this activity throughout Goa. In south part of Goa, Kayaking can be best experienced at the following locations-

     

    • Zuari
    • Chicalim
    • Vasco da Gama
    • Mandovi
    • Sal backwaters
    • Mandovi River

  • How is nightlife in South Goa? What all things can be done in South Goa during night?

    The nightlife in South Goa is as much fun as the nightlife in any other part of goa. Some of the best ways to enjoy the best nightlife here is….

     

    • Hangout at Johnny Cool’s
    • Party at Down The Road
    • Chill at Gatsby’s Club
    • Dance to the music at Silent Noise

Traveller Tales From South Goa

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sundar anba

21 January 2017

"We booked south Goa sight seeing tour for 3 people. They guided us really well. Specially Pooja the girl working there, who is been polite and helpful. She gaves every bit of information. She picks calls at any time and provides details.\n\nThen the trip drivers picks us around 8:50am. \nWe visited every place as mentioned in the trip. \nAnd they park around good restaurants too. \n\nHighlight of this package is boat cruise which we need to pay 300 per head. It's good in boat. Everyone enjoys themselves. "

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Ramaa Malik

04 January 2016

Wao what a thrilling experience it was really!!! actually my uncle had been Goa last year and it was his recommendation that i went there with my best friends in my vacations, and believe me guys it was the lifes best moments of life. Mobor beach is one of the most beautiful beaches i have ever seen, Hotel and restaurants are not so cheap but provides qualty services. The most exciting fun was winch boat parasailing which we really enjoyed to the fullest. it feels amazing when we reach to certain height in the air , those few minutes were filled thrill and excitement. And i think the cost incurred in the activity was worth it. Going again in the next vacation.

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Deepesh Chaturvedi

11 December 2017

Our family shares a special love for the rains. Every monsoon we make it our duty to visit a place which becomes more beautiful during the rainfall. One such place is Goa as it is not only beautiful but also has various activities which can be enjoyed by all kinds of visitors alike. We visited the Tsunami Island in South Goa and enjoyed not only its beauty but also the four different water sports it has to offer. I would recommend the months of July, August and September for the visit. Thank You, for the great experience.

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Dhanpati Gill

11 December 2017

South Goa is such a big place in itself. So much to do and see. To roam around and sightsee that place, one should have a lot of time with them. With tour packs like this, it simplifies the stress and you don’t miss out on the places that are on the must see list. I took only 3 days trip, two days I spent roaming around North Goa by myself and in a single day, South Goa was done. All in all good trip and satisfied with the services.

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Binit Kumar

08 May 2017

"Very well tailor made trip, covers almost all south goa attractions. starts with Miramar beach where you can go for a dolphin trip after paying additional 300. then dona Paula, then two beautiful churches, shanta durga vijayante temple, then mangeshi temple, and in the evening boat cruise which is optional but recommended , you need to pay 300 for the same. Guide Mr. sameer is very friendly and knowledgeable."

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Rukhmani Adiga

11 December 2017

good and cost effective. We were travelling with our family for the first time so didn’t really know anything about the place. Hence I feel getting a guide is a good option because they tell you intereting details, take you to the best places through which you can breathe in the place and get to know the local life. Our guide was patient and had so much knowledge about the place. Totally recommend this!!

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Tara Trivedi

08 June 2016

Being in Goa is a nice experience. It is like a foreign island inside our own country, but covering the whole Goa in a single trip can be very tiresome. While we covered North Goa by ourselves, we too South Goa sightseeing package, and it was the best thing to do. It was a brilliant experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was worth every rupee spent.

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Daksha Bhattathiri

11 December 2017

If you are person who wouldn’t want to spend a long time in planning the whole trip, just like me, then you can take this. What I did was I planned North Goa by myself and we took the South Goa trip this entire tour package. Was a good choice as we covered everything, major attractions. Nice day spent.

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Girish Ganaka

11 December 2017

So glad to take this package up voz I wouldn’t have been able to cover everything on my own. Don’t even know Goa that well, though I have been there before twice. But this package took the burden off me. Thank youuuu Thrillopphila. SAmeer, the guide was helpful and sweet.

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