14 Best Wildlife Tours in Goa - 2020 (with 1201 Reviews)

Time to break another myth! Let’s talk about Goa beyond its beaches and parties. Have you ever considered visiting Goa for wildlife? No? Well, then you should. Despite its diminutive size, due to varying altitudes and soil types, Goa is home to a variety of forests from mangrove trees crowding muddy river banks, to open scrub jungle and subtropical hill forests. Among this magnificent flora, a plethora of different species of wildlife can be found like the Indian giant squirrels, Mongoose, slender loris and sloth bears offering the best wildlife tours in Goa.

 

Goa is a twitchers’ heaven: iridescent avian life may even flit casually past your beach-hut balcony, so pack your binoculars and prepare for a spectacular feathery show. There are about 400 species of birds to find from the blazing kingfishers that fleck the coastal strip’s luminescent paddy fields, Ceylon frogmouth and the exotic fairy bluebird. Spot crocodiles in their natural habitat on a cruise through the calm backwaters. These fierce but shy beasts reside in depths and banks of rivers and capture these majestic creatures with your camera for a memorable day. Feed beautiful colorful fluttering butterflies with juicy fruits and watch them cheerfully gather nectar in the Butterfly Observatory.

A visit to these sanctuaries would make your holiday in Goa eventful and memorable. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the most visited and highly protected sanctuaries in the state. The best time to enjoy a wildlife tour in Goa is during the monsoons when the streams and waterfalls are overflowing with goodness and lush greenery everywhere.

Popular Goa Wildlife Tour Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Dolphin Spotting at Majorda Beach in Goa 1H ₹ 450 3.0 star View Details
Adventure Camping at Assagao in North Goa 2D/1N ₹ 1499 4.0 star View Details
Crocodile Sightseeing in Goa 6H ₹ 2300 4.0 star View Details
One Day Wildlife Photography Tour at Calangute 5H ₹ 2500 4.0 star View Details
Crocodile Sightseeing and Bird Watching Half Day Tour in Goa 5H ₹ 1800 4.0 star View Details
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Dolphin Spotting at Majorda Beach in Goa Best Seller
Dolphin Spotting at Majorda Beach in Goa

1H

South Goa

Activity Location: Majorda Beach, South GoaActivity Timings: 1 hour (Open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)About the Activity: Located in South Goa Majorda is one of the prettiest beaches in Goa . It has turquoise water, blue sky, soft sand, lush greenery and swaying palms.The boat ride will take you on an one hour long trip where you can witness the most friendly creature i.e. dolphins and make some memories with your friends and family. You can also click pictures of the landscape. *Note: The activity package is allowed for all age group. Child prices applicable between 6-11 yr age group, 12+ yr will be considered as an adult.How to Reach:  The location of the activity is Majorda beach, South Goa which is easily reachable from any place in Goa by cabs or Via public transport.
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37 Ratings

3.0

37 Ratings

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INR 550

INR 450

Adventure Camping at Assagao in North Goa Best Seller
Adventure Camping at Assagao in North Goa

2D/1N

North Goa

Pickup time: 2:00 pmDrop time: 10:00 a.m. Check-in/Check-out time: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.Location : Assagao, North GoaAbout the Activity:  Assagao is one of the prettiest villages in Goa with very less traffic and quite atmosphere which makes Assagao the best place to go for camping.Start your trip with Thrillophilia after getting picked up from the Hotel at 2pm or reaching the campsite by public transport at 3pm. Reach out to the middle of the jungle and enjoy the calmness and serenity in the jungle. The interesting thing about camping in the wild is that you will be out of your network coverage for the night. You can go swimming in the river in the jungle and then prepare your camps for the night. Witness different species of birds and insects along with the wildlife. Enjoy your snacks in the evening . Experience the bonfire and enjoy the dinner.Have your breakfast in the morning and conclude your trip with your camping memories by getting dropped back at the Hotel.Variants : With TransportWithout TransportHow to reach the campsite: Pickup and drop is only available from North Goa( Baga, Calangute, Candolim). The quickest way to get from Goa Airport (GOI) to Assagao is by taxi which takes 41 min. The distance between Goa Airport (GOI) and Assagao is 24 km. The road distance is 38.6 km. 
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38 Ratings

4.0

38 Ratings

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INR 1,879

INR 1,499

Crocodile Sightseeing in Goa
Crocodile Sightseeing in Goa

6H

About the activity: Embark on a backwater boat cruise, passing mangroves and a variety of bird life, whilst spotting crocodiles in the wild. Enjoy a hot and delicious lunch at a local spice plantation and spend your day exploring Goa’s beautiful backwaters. You will sail past rustic Goa, untouched by tourism, where you can watch Cockle fishermen at work sourcing their daily meal.After lunch, you can depart back to the mainland by boat for another chance to experience these beautiful backwaters.
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32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

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INR 2,300

One Day Wildlife Photography Tour at Calangute
One Day Wildlife Photography Tour at Calangute

5H

About the Activity:Give your photography aspirations a nudge and go behind the lens to capture precious subjects such as wildlife, exotic flora and fauna hidden in the forests of Goa. This course in wildlife photography is completely customized to suit your tastes. From shooting snakes to birds, you can have your pick.You’ll start around 6:45 AM and spend around 4-5 hours being in the wild. With the great outdoors as your classroom and a professional guide.Learn techniques of capturing a shot of a perched Malabar Trogon. Freeze the flight of a diving Kingfisher.Get that camouflaged rock python flicking its tongue at your camera which will be quite a good memory for you.End this exciting day at around 10:15 and head back home with lots of memories.
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40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 2,625

INR 2,500

Crocodile Sightseeing and Bird Watching Half Day Tour in Goa
Crocodile Sightseeing and Bird Watching Half Day Tour in Goa

5H

Old Goa

About the activity: Spend a day out cruising along the back waters of the Zuari River in a giant canoe.Start your tour after getting picked up from your hotel from Baga, Calanguate,Candolim at around 8:30 AM in an air conditioned.Grab a chance to see some of Goa's exotic bird life as well as the Indian Mugger Crocodile Lunch is at a typical Goan farmhouse and is followed by the lazy journey back past fishermen preparing for the evening catch. The Cumbarjua canal near Panaji that links the Zuari and Mandovi rivers is a thriving place for mugger crocodiles.Crocodile watching in Goa is something you are sure to remember with great delight for a long time to come.End this exciting tour at 1:30 PM after getting dropped back at your hotel.
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340 Ratings

4.0

340 Ratings

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INR 1,800

Butterfly Park tour in Ponda with Wildlife artist
Butterfly Park tour in Ponda with Wildlife artist

5H

Ponda

About the Activity:On this offbeat experience at Srushti's Butterfly Park in Ponda at Goa, you will be able to visit the colourful and stunning park with a wildlife artist called Yashodhan. The activity begins as you meet up at the Birdwing bistro near the park and head out to marvel at some exotic birds in the aviary. Thereafter, you will set out to explore the butterfly park with Yashodhan, an accomplished wildlife painter. You will also be able to visit his unique rooftop garden as well as his gallery, where he will take you through the meaning of his paintings. Depart with a unique and offbeat experience, as you hold on to one of Yashodhan's paintings, a unique souvenir.Savour a simple but rustic and rural Goan lunch before heading back.This tour is a customized tour and can be availed at anytime from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM.  
Superb

29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 2,250

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Jungle Walk at Jungle Book in Goa
Jungle Walk at Jungle Book in Goa

3H

Dharbandora

About the Activity:Embark in this exciting jungle tour in Goa and get a chance to get close to the nature while inhaling the pure uncontaminated air.Start your trip at around 9:00 AM in the morning after reaching the tour locality.Indulge in three hours of guided jungle walk starting from Kulem and proceed to a visit to the most ancient temple in Goa. Witness the diversified wildlufe of this region with the flora and fauna.End this tour after 3 hours and head back home with lots of memories.This tour is a customized tour and can be availed in between the time of 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
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32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

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INR 750

INR 650

Day out with Crocodiles at Cumbharjua in Goa
Day out with Crocodiles at Cumbharjua in Goa

5H

North Goa

About the Activity:Visit the amazing Cortalim jetty, take a boat, and go to Cumbharjua canals for watching the aquatic predators- crocodile. Unlike a zoo, you get to see the crocodiles at one of the biggest wetlands in Goa. A glimpse of the mangroves, the idea of the crocodiles lurking in the mushy wetland and the silence contributes to the mystery and adventure.The tour lasts for 5 hours and is one of the most intriguing experiences. Meal Types: Snacks, Soft drinks and beer Activities: Crocodile Tour, Boat Ride Duration: 5 hours Timings: 8:30 am- 1:30 pmTransport Type: Jetty
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55 Ratings

4.0

55 Ratings

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INR 2,100

Spice Plantation and Old Goa Church Tour
Spice Plantation and Old Goa Church Tour

1D

Collem

About the Activity: Commence your tour after getting picked up from your hotel at around 6:00 AM in the morning and reach the tour locality.Visit the spice plantations in Goa on a jeep that are open to tourists, and make an excursion from the beaches of Goa passing through the Bagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary.Enjoy a delicious lunch in the spice plantation in between your tour. The Spice Plantation offers you a traditional Goan meal with a guided tour around primises and we also provide activities like elephant ride and elephant bath at an extra cost. On the way back to the hotel visit UNESCO protected Zoneat Old Goa site.Conclude your tour at around 4:00 PM in the evening and head back home with lots of memories.
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28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 2,299

INR 1,999

Day Out with Elephants At Collem in Goa
Day Out with Elephants At Collem in Goa

6H

Collem

About the Activity: Embark on this enthralling nature adventure tour with a day out with elephants in the pristine environs of Goa. Watch these huge animals in their being and habits – delight while watching them relax in the beautiful environmentEnjoy feeding and bathing them in the pristine environs of this place.Enroll in this innovative activity with friends and family while embarking on this amazing day out with elephants in Goa. You can also enjoy a thrilling elephant ride while relaxing in this tranquil land in the company of these innocent creatures.
Superb

125 Ratings

4.0

125 Ratings

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INR 4,050

INR 3,800

Jungle Adventure at Collem in Goa
Jungle Adventure at Collem in Goa

1D

Collem

About the activity / tour with details:Explore the vast wilderness in Goa with an exciting jungle adventure experience on your next holiday in this coastal town!Grab your gear and head out on to the Mahavir Sanctuary and the jungle of Tambdi Surla.On the way, you can also visit the Ponda market to shop for local items.Indulge in a delicious buffet lunch and spice plantation tour towards the end of your day! Meal Types: LunchActivity: Jungle Safari, Dudhsagar fall, monkey, wild life, Elephant Ride, Hiking
Excellent

356 Ratings

5.0

356 Ratings

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INR 2,800

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Date with Butterflies with Trekking at Rajnagar
Date with Butterflies with Trekking at Rajnagar

5H

About The Activity:On your exciting experience at the Butterfly Conservatory of India, walk up the On bag Forest Reserve that offers you with a beautiful collage of sights.The trip culminates on a vast plateau which magically transforms into carpets of wild flowers in the months of August and September. The place is recreated to be like a walk through a typical tropical forest, replete with streams and endemic plants. You can spot 25 species of butterfly as you walk through tropical forest.  Come and marvel at the efforts of some ordinary citizens who have conjured up this safe haven for butterflies.The Timings for this tour are between 9:30 AM to 2:30 PMPlease note that the arrival and departure will be communicated once the group is formed.
Very Good

23 Ratings

3.0

23 Ratings

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INR 2,300

Three Day Wildlife Photography Workshop, Calangute, Goa
Three Day Wildlife Photography Workshop, Calangute, Goa

3D/2N

Learn the art ofwildlife photography and hone your skills as you step into the magical wilderness of Goa. Capture images of your interest, be it birds, snakes, insects or landscapes and get valuable insights, tricks and tips from the experts. Also, get know-how on fully utilizing the various features of a high-end camera. During these three days, you would be picked up from Calangute around 6.45am and be taken to suitable locations to photograph subjects of your preference, for 4 hours.In the evenings around 4pm, there would be a 2 hour editing session wherein you would learn how to highlight and enhance the images you have taken in the mornings, by using suitable software on your computers. You would also learn the terminology associated with photography, ideal lighting and exposure to take stunning pictures, and various camera settings – all under the guidance of a proficient photographer. Duration - 3 days(4 hours photography in the morning, 2 hours editing in the evening)
Very Good

37 Ratings

3.0

37 Ratings

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INR 9,450

INR 9,000

Crocodile Trip at Nagoa in Goa
Crocodile Trip at Nagoa in Goa

1D

Anjuna

About the Activity  This holiday, go for a sail in the Goan backwaters, an abode for varieties for birds, reptiles and butterflies. Amidst the mangroves of the Mandovi River, experience the diversity of nature. Explore and learn about crocodiles, as the waters are a natural habitat for these reptiles. Last but not the least, explore the world of butterflies at Old Goa Jetty.Experience the thrill of spotting crocodiles in their natural habitat and explore the colorful world of birds and butterflies. Gain a unique experience of sailing in the backwaters of Goa amidst the lush waterfalls in the area! Meal Types: Lunch Transportation Types: Hop on and Hop off Transfer Activities: Crocodile sightseeing
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29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 2,000

INR 1,750

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09 February 2016
Anjushri Bhattathiri Jungle Adventure at Collem in Goa
Excellent
Collem is one of the exciting places in Goa, very adventurous and very unique in its own way. It is full of wildlife adventures, yes I actually loved the crocodile trip and I also got the chance to spot exquite bird species and other animals amidst the dense Mangroves.Enjoyed a lot Really!!!!
18 December 2018
Excellent
It isn't everyday that you come across dolphins. So when I saw this experience listed on Thrillophilia it didn't take me long to put it on my to do list for my Goa tour. I booked it with a friend who accompanied me in Goa. And. I'll be honest, it was a pure treat. The sea, the sky, the views, and most importantly, the dolphins - we were awestruck. The reason why I preferred this tour over a cruise ride was to experience solitude. We really enjoyed a lot on our own.
18 December 2018
Excellent
Having spent a quality time with dolphins in Dubai in 2017, this package gave me another opportunity to spend sum fun time observing these cute creatures with my wife. I books the tour with my wife at Thrillophilia and we found the package satisfactory. Our safety was taken well care of. As we cruised on the silent sea, we got ample opportunities to click dolphins and the perfectly aesthetic horizon that lay down before us. If you are done with other sea adventures, this is a nice activity to consider.
13 December 2018
Excellent
Just had an amazing experience here on this cycling tour in Goa. We were given actual good quality geared bikes, which was a major plus point for us. My brother had lost control and slipped in one place and hurt his knee, and the guide, Abhay, had a first aid kit with him, and knew the basic treatment too! We got back on track soon and completed the trek, and we were so happy with the entire trip.
10 December 2018
Excellent
The water spring next to the sea at Arambol is nature's treasure and I enjoyed this thoroughly on the tour. Must trek here!
18 December 2018
Superb
It was a nice peaceful break with my family and away from the noisy of the city. I loved it!
18 December 2018
Excellent
Went on this one with family. Each one of us enjoyed it alike! Now, that's something when each of us is picky ah.
18 December 2018
Superb
I'm a photographer and the sunset cruise at the Chapora River gave me exactly what I wanted. Kudos to Thrillophilia!
18 December 2018
Excellent
This was absolutely amazing as kayaking and trekking are two of my most favourite adventures, and the package offered the best of both. A must try package!
18 December 2018
Excellent
A unique place in Goa. Absolute beauty of nature. We went for a weekend short trip to Goa last month. We are glad that we included this trekking and kayaking trip as well. Perfectly crafted itinerary. Well informed guides and organizers. We had a lot of fun.