349 Best Things to Do in Goa in 2020 (9537 Reviews)

Did you think Goa is all about the beaches? Then you’re in for a major surprise, because from jungle treks to plantation tours, Goa has everything. From Majorda to Amboli, Goa is the biggest surprise package when it comes to tourism. From the immaculate urban township, to the exquisite Portuguese architecture, and wonders like the Light House along with gorgeous churches and famous Aguada Jail, you can see it all. One of the best things to do in Goa includes Go for an ATV ride through Mandrem beach. The all terrain quad bikes are on Goan sands, are all you need to have your fill of beachy adventure. Or go on a castaway cruise to the Grande Island. Swim with the fish and snorkel deep into the crystal clear waters or sail to the isolated island and delight in a delicious barbecue lunch at Hansa Beach.Opt for an amazing excursion from Candolim which will take you through Sinquerim, Calangute and Baga. Once close to the island, the boat will be anchored and you can proceed for a fun-filled swimming and snorkeling adventure in the pristine blue waters.

 

Spend a day out canoeing along the backwaters of the Zuari River in and explore some of Goa's exotic bird life as well as the exotic Indian Mugger Crocodile at the Cumbarjua canal near Panaji. Visit the spice plantation in Goa and get a chance to explore an abundance of various fruits, spices, herbs and medicinal therapies. You can even buy spices and herbal oils from this spice plant, which you will not find anywhere else. Visit the much talked about Lover’s Paradise, also known as the bay of Dona Paula, which also has a moving history behind it. You can also enjoy an hour- long river cruise on Mandovi, which will take you through the crevices of Old Goa. You also must check out Amboli for the Nangartas WaterFall, Hiranyakeshi Temple, Kavleshet Valley and The Great Amboli Waterfall.. We have selected a list of the best things to do in Goa especially for you, take your pick.

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Sunset River Cruise in Mandovi River | Book @ 385 Only ! Best Seller
Sunset River Cruise in Mandovi River | Book @ 385 Only !

1H

North Goa

Whenever someone talks about Goa, it probably brings to mind sunny mornings on the beach, dancing away at wild parties and the exhilarating thrill of water sports. But this time, give a break to the beaches and head out to the river for a laidback river cruise on your next trip on the river Mandovi. About the tour: -You will get entry to the Carnival Village which is a pre-boarding waiting area with King Momo and his Carnival Team with performances. Also, it has fun and food stalls where items can be purchased.- 1 Hour Boat Cruise on the river Mandovi with DJ Music, folk Dances and sightseeing.Highlights of the tour:-Entry to the Carnival Village-King Momo & his Carnival Team-Fun & Food Stalls-1 hour Cruise on the river Mandovi-DJ music-Folk Dances-Panaji Sightseeing from the riverHow to reach?The cruise is located below the Mandovi Bridges, Patto, Panaji, Goa. You will easily get private and public transportation for the location. Note:- - Reporting time - 05:15 PM, 06:15 PM, 07:15 PM- Sunset is depending on weather & month of the year & may not be available at 06:15 & 07:15 Slot.- Beverages and Snacks can be purchased at the Bar & Snacks Counter upon additional payment. - Customer has to carry Valid Govt approved ID Proof + Trip / Booking ID to collect the Board pass from the boat center counter- Children above 3 feet in height have to purchase a full ticket.
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Mandovi Boat Cruise with Dinner | Book @ 1380 Only Best Seller
Mandovi Boat Cruise with Dinner | Book @ 1380 Only

2H

Panjim

Whenever someone talks about Goa, it probably brings to mind sunny mornings on the beach, dancing away at wild parties and the exciting thrill of water sports. But this time, give a break to the beaches and head out to the river for a laidback river cruise on your next trip on the river Mandovi. Highlights of the tour:-2-hours boar cruise on the Mandovi river.-Admire the riverside sights and enjoy the onboard DJ sessions and live entertainments.-After the cruise, ready to drive to see Panaji’s illuminated sights.-Dine on traditional Indian specialties at a popular restaurant. Meals:-1 Welcome Drink, Plated Snacks (2 Veg + 2 Non-veg)-Dinner Buffet (2 Veg + 2 Non veg + 6 accompaniments)-Desserts (2 items)Cruise Timing: 7:45 pm to 9: 45 pm (2 hours)Note:Beverages & Liquor can be purchased at the Bar Counter on additional payment.
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32 Ratings

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32 Ratings

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INR 1,980

INR 1,380

Scuba Diving at Grande Island in Goa | Book @ 1665 Only Best Seller
Scuba Diving at Grande Island in Goa | Book @ 1665 Only

6H

North Goa

About the Activity:Experience the thrilling and exciting wonders of the sea with an exciting scuba diving course in Goa!  There is pick up and drop facility available from Baga Beach /Calangute beach/ Candolim beach to the Diving Spot.This Scuba Diving experience is run by international standards of expertise, equipment and safety. The session is accompanied by trained experts and adequate safety equipment.Tour includes Scuba Diving in Grande Island followed by Packed Lunch.Non-swimmers are also Welcome thereTIMINGS: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PMTIMING for Scuba + Watersports :  7:30 AM - 5:30 PMMin number of people required to book:- 1
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1638 Ratings

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1638 Ratings

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INR 1,665

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Full Day Sightseeing Tour of South Goa, @ 300 Only Featured
Full Day Sightseeing Tour of South Goa, @ 300 Only

8H

South Goa

About the Activity:Getaway on a sightseeing tour of South Goa as you are picked up from the hotel in Candolim, Baga, Calangute, Arpora and Panjim at around 08:30 AM by bus and 10:00 AM by Private Car.This tour includes the Old Goa Church, St. Xavier Body, Mangeshi Temple, Dona Paula,, Miramar Beach, Balaji Temple, and finally drop at hotel.On the way back you have the option of going to the Boat Cruise with Music on the Mandovi River at an additional cost.After the trip (7:00 pm) you will be dropped back to you pick up point.Note:Min 2 & max 7 people are required to book the private tour.
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1912 Ratings

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1912 Ratings

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INR 451

INR 300

North Goa Sightseeing Full Day Tour @ 300 Only Best Seller
North Goa Sightseeing Full Day Tour @ 300 Only

8H

North Goa

About the Activity:Embark on this amazing sightseeing tour in North Goa and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region.Start your trip after getting picked up at around 07:30 AM by car or bus from your hotel in  Baga, Candolim, Calangute, Arpora, Panaji.Explore some of the most favorite tourist spots of this region with the beautiful sights.This tour includes a visit to the famous Fort Aguada, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Vagator Beach etc. These are the places which make Goa one of the best tourist places in the country.Enjoy the cool sea breeze while at the beaches and the breathtaking sunset.Conclude your tour after you are dropped back to the hotel at around 05:00 PM. Note:Min 2 people are required to book the private tour.The Travelers must get in touch with the tour operator before the trip.
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1500 Ratings

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1500 Ratings

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Dudhsagar Falls and Spice Plantation Full Day Tour |book @ 1356 Only Best Seller
Dudhsagar Falls and Spice Plantation Full Day Tour |book @ 1356 Only

11H

North Goa

About the Activity:Get away on this day trip after getting picked up from the nearest landmark (within a radius of 1-3 KM)  from Candolim, Baga, Calangute and Panjim bus stand at around 6:00 AM in a shared vehicle.Start with the visit to the Dudhsagar waterfall with a jeep ride experience through the jungle and the bumpy riverbed. Get a chance to feed the monkeys after a refreshing swim in the waterfalls.Discover the intrinsic spices of Goan and Indian cuisine and take a tour of the Spice Plantation, with some amazing buffet lunch on the spread.Enjoy a delicious lunch.End this adventurous day by getting dropped back to your hotel in Candolim, Baga, Calangute and Panjim bus Stand around 5:30 PM clicking some memorable pictures.Min number of people required to book:- 1
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1528 Ratings

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1528 Ratings

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INR 1,681

INR 1,356

Romantic Couple Shoot in Goa Best Seller
Romantic Couple Shoot in Goa

3H

North Goa

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. You can choose one slot out of twowe have two slots one will start from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM  or 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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1213 Ratings

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1213 Ratings

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INR 5,423

INR 3,889

Cycling At Divar And Chorao Islands - Flat 18% Off Best Seller
Cycling At Divar And Chorao Islands - Flat 18% Off

5H

North Goa

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 magnificent 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.Starting and Ending Point: Soccour ChurchTimings: 7:00 am - 12:00 pmMinimum number of people req: 1
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199 Ratings

5.0

199 Ratings

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INR 1,830

INR 1,500

Cultural Walk Tour Goa: Art Trail Special Best Seller
Cultural Walk Tour Goa: Art Trail Special

2H

North Goa

About the Activity:- Art and craft in Goa are a source of relentless fascination, whether one approaches them for purely visual, aesthetic pleasure or pauses to savor the underlying history, culture, and symbolism. This cultural walking tour of Goa introduces you to some of the most artistic and beautiful attractions of Goa.- Witness contemporary Portuguese Art like never before as you go on to experience a daily artsy way of living and colors of Goa.- Starting at Our Lady of Rosary, this tour takes you to Our Lady of Rosary, Royal Chapel of St. Anthony and the ruins of St Augustine so you get a taste of everything that Goa has to offer.- To make it worth your while, you will get a guide who will take you around the place in a unique manner of Storytelling, thus elevating your experience to the highest possible.- The highlight of the tour is the inclusion of places, tips, and stories that you would not otherwise find on the internet.Starting Point: Our Lady of RosaryTimings: 4 PM to 6 PMHow to reach:The starting point of this activity is Our Lady of Rosary, which is easily reachable by cabs from anywhere in Goa.Note:Min 2 & Max 10 pax are required to book this activity.
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26 Ratings

3.0

26 Ratings

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INR 650

INR 500

Crab Catching Along with Delicious Dinner, Goa - Flat 22% Off Best Seller
Crab Catching Along with Delicious Dinner, Goa - Flat 22% Off

3H

North Goa

Crab catching and having it in your meal is one of the most amazing thing to do in Goa. And sea food lovers understand it very well. This is why Thrillophilia has brought you this amazing activity.About the Activity:- You have to reach Coco beach where our representative will greet you and provide necessary equipment to catch the crabs.- After this, enjoy barbecuing the food along with 3 beers that will be served as well. As the dinner is prepared, hop on for your favorite meal and relish the best food and memories of your life.Available Timing :- 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
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145 Ratings

5.0

145 Ratings

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INR 1,670

INR 1,320

Experience Fishing in Goa Sea - Flat 17% Off Best Seller
Experience Fishing in Goa Sea - Flat 17% Off

4H

North Goa

Fishing is a lavish time activity which gives you patience and relaxation at the same time with the beautiful sea around and calmness of the soul. Thrillophilia, hence, has brought you an ultimate package to experience mid-sea fishing and relish some time with yourself.About the Activity:- You will be meeting our representative either at Calangute, Baga, or Candolim beach and from here, transfer to the mid-sea will take place.- After you are provided with modern fishing equipment, you can relax in the waters and enjoy some moments of catching fish and get victorious in same.- 2 Beers with snacks will also be provided to satiate your appetite. - Minimum age to undertake the activity is 13.Timings available for the activity: 3.30 PM to 6.00 PM
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138 Ratings

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138 Ratings

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INR 1,590

INR 1,320

Pub Crawl, Goa with Dinner Flat 20% off Best Seller
Pub Crawl, Goa with Dinner Flat 20% off

2H

Panjim

About the Activity:- Goa is the party capital of the country and a hotspot for all the pubs and clubs in the country. This pub crawl tour of the best of the bars of Goa takes you on a ride that will change the way you look at the nightlife.- Start from the starting point at MG road at 8 PM where you'll meet your guide and start hitting various pubs of the area, and conclude the trip at around 10 PM. - Everywhere you go in the duration of 2 hours, you will get free entry, and one drink at each tavern with starters and dinner at any one of the taverns. There will also be several other experiences like games, and loads of fun with dance.- Meet new people in energetic, fun, friendly and most certainly wild atmosphere, have fun and make memories with the cheeky host. - Talking about the host, the guide for the night will entertain you with commentary in the form of stories relating to the area, so you will also get some great insider tips and tricks to save money and explore the best of the city.Starting Point: India Post Office Panjim, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Patto Colony, Panaji, Goa, India.Timings: 8 PM to 10 PMHow to reach:The starting point at MG road is easily reachable by cabs from anywhere in the city.Note:Min 2 & max 10 are allowed to book this activity.
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25 Ratings

3.0

25 Ratings

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INR 1,438

INR 1,150

Jumbo Activity Package Goa Best Seller
Jumbo Activity Package Goa

10H

Goa, India

Goa trip is a ritual, which you have to do before you die. All the time you listen to all your friends who had visited Goa and did this and that. Its your turn now. Planning a Goa trip easy. Goa has a lot of things to offer, the beaches, clubs, casinos, forts and not to forget the booze. But the most exiting thing about goa is certainly the watersports. But don’t worry about it, we’ve got your back. This package offers you almost all the watersport activities possible in Goa. No need to find a vendor, no need to negotiate, no need to feel unsafe, just enjoy the rides with us.Pick up/DropPick up from Calangute/Baga/Candolim at 7:30 AM.Drop off at your location at 5:30 PMActivitiesThis is the best activity tour of goa you will find. We’ll pick you up 7:30 in the morning from Calangute/Baga/Candolim. You will be driven to the island, where all the activities will be done. Keep yourself together, because these rides can take your breath away, both literally and figuratively. You will do Flyboarding, Snorkelling, Parasailing, Banana ride, Bumper ride, Jet ski ride, Kayaking, Standup pedal boating, Swimming, Sunbathing and Sightseeing on the island. Pheww…  And the ultimate experience will be Scuba Diving. Yes, finally you will do scuba. Seeing the beautiful underwater life is an opportunity only a few gets in life. But don’t worry if you don’t know how to swim. Our expert team will train you well before the dive and brief you properly, so don’t lose your calm in deep waters.What’s goa without booze! Cool yourself up with beers/soft drinks, we’ll serve you. You will of course be tired doing all this. Fill yourselves up with our Snack and Lunch (veg and non-veg) served at the perfect timings.Dive in the fun for a day and do not miss this trip which is worth to remember for in this life.*Note: In case of weather/sea rough issues, if the watersports get cancelled, the amount corresponding to water sports will be refunded.
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36 Ratings

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36 Ratings

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Water Sports In Mobor, Goa Flat 30% Off Featured
Water Sports In Mobor, Goa Flat 30% Off

2H

South Goa

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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128 Ratings

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128 Ratings

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INR 3,570

INR 2,499

Cycling Tour of Old Goa - Flat 11% off Best Seller
Cycling Tour of Old Goa - Flat 11% off

3H

Old Goa

Lost City in Old Goa implies concealed underground ways that reveal the time stages that occurred since the dynastical rule and the governance of the Portuguese dynasty in the East. Old Goa flaunts the rich history of bygone times, which imparts the preachings of all the past events and attracts visitors largely to witness the architectural masterpieces that build up the glory of the location.About the Activity:The Lost City cycling tour provides you with the great scope to wander in the charm of the lost city. You also get to explore various monuments, public and private properties which imply to the cultural and historical significance in line with the theme of the tour.Traverse through the delightful location, with the assistance of an experienced and friendly guide who would let you know about the cycling path and the spots that you would encounter on your way. The cycling tour provides the participants with delicious snacks and refreshments that would make your tour more delightful. The tour also provides with supreme quality bikes with the inclusion of all safety gears and other safety measures like helmet, elbow and knee pads.Timing Slots:The package provides with convenient time slots in order to provide with a hassle-free activity session.9:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 3 PMDifficulty: EasyStarting Point: Old Goa Residency (Near Old Goa Fire Brigade, Goa 403402)
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139 Ratings

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139 Ratings

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INR 2,315

INR 2,050

Ocean Trek to Neuti Beach, Goa - Flat 13% Off Best Seller
Ocean Trek to Neuti Beach, Goa - Flat 13% Off

12H

Panjim

About the Activity: Enthrall in this delightful Ocean Trek which is actually a walk along a mountain overlooking the sea.Begin this excursion from Porvorim in Goa at 07:00 AM, and drive to Kochra-Shriramwadi, a seaside hamlet between Vengurla and Malwan.After a breakfast, set off along a hilly path on the cliffs next to the sea – delight in the beauty of a remote beach while trekking alongside on the green mountain ranges.The Ocean Trek ends at the pristine Neuti Beach, post this the entire day is at leisure. You may take a spectacular plunge into the waters from a 20-ft-high rock, or go up and see the historic Neuti Fort.Continue your return journey to Goa at around 03:30 PM, reaching Porvorim by 07:30 PM and head back home.Minimum people required to book this tour: 6Timings- 7:00AM-7:30PM
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140 Ratings

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140 Ratings

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INR 2,101

Hot Air Balloon Flight in Assolda Ground, Goa Best Seller
Hot Air Balloon Flight in Assolda Ground, Goa

South Goa

About the Activity: If you are done with exploring the coastal beauty of Goa, then, embark on this amazing Hot Air Ballooning adventure in South Goa.Start this tour at around 6:30 AM in the morning after reaching the tour locality.Your flight begins with the inflation of the balloon by motorized fans. Once the envelope is filled with air, the propane burners are ignited and you are ready to fly within 30 minutes.Join your pilot in the hand-crafted basket, who will explore a variety of altitudes, up to 900 feet in the air for a marvelous overview of Goa.Throughout your flight, ground crew follows your balloon over grounds and roads so as to assure with a safe landing.Conclude this activity at 8:00 AM and head back home after clicking some memorable pictures.
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418 Ratings

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418 Ratings

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INR 9,350

Dolphin Trip in Goa Featured
Dolphin Trip in Goa

2H

North Goa

About the Activity: Invoke in this thrilling tour after getting picked up from your hotel at around 4:00 PM in an air-conditioned shared vehicle.Get a chance to spot the most friendly creatures dolphins in the luxury of the yachts.The trip consists of glancing the dolphins feeding early in the morning in their natural habitat, which is an absolute delight.Spot dolphins indulging in flips and other tricks on this small-group dolphin-watching cruise from Goa.Cruising along, spot vibrant Kingfishers and the famous Aguada Fort and prison.If fortune favours you, a swim with a dolphin might be in store even as you take a cool dip in the sea.End this tour at around 6:00 PM in the evening after getting dropped back to your hotel.Pick-up available only from Calangute.Min number of people required to book:- 1
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24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

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INR 1,501

INR 1,000

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Cultural and Heritage Walk in Margao, Goa Best Seller
Cultural and Heritage Walk in Margao, Goa

3H

Margao

Margao is the cultural capital of Goa. The town preserves its rich history and culture to this date and has a lot of landmarks to explore. Experience the cultural capital of Goa on this amazing walking tour with our fun and entertaining storytellers.About the Activity:This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture and its people with lots of wonderful stories and fun facts about the city. Explore and experience some of the most important places, hidden yet prominent lanes and places that we bet you can't even find on the internet. Don't miss out the chance to explore the vibrant hustle and bustle of the location, and explore as well as develop a new perspective about the Goan culture.The walking tour provides you with more comfort with the help of a highly trained and friendly Storyteller who can speak English & Hindi and render recommendations to save money and to explore the best of the city. You also get access to hidden lanes and places and learn great conversations and interesting stories. You are also provided with snacks and goodies that would make your trip more joyous.Places to Visit:The Holy Spirit ChurchSalvador Alvares House and Massacre of MargaoThe Old Camara Local Bakery ( From Outside)A walk through Comba area, with predominantly Hindu architecture and houses closely packed togetherDamodar SalThe House of Prof NagvekarSamadhi of Subrai Naik and Vitthal MandirThe House of Antonio Costa ( Current Portuguese PM )A walk through Abbe Faria RoadStarting Point:Holy Spirit Church, Holy Spirit Road, Borda, MargaoTiming of the Tour- 4:00 PM to 7:00 PMNote: The minimum number of persons who can book this package is 2.
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40 Ratings

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40 Ratings

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INR 450

Cycling Island Tour in Goa - Flat 11% Off Best Seller
Cycling Island Tour in Goa - Flat 11% Off

3H

Goa, India

About the Activity:Cycling through the villages of Goa is a pleasant and relaxing experience as you pass the traditional houses, temples, churches and mosques, verdant greenery and the ever-present backwaters offer a soothing backdrop to leisurely rides through the countryside.  Each cycling tour lasts around three hours, where you ride the Montra Trance 21-speed geared bicycles.Enthrall in this exciting experience that presents you with the best views of the coastal Goa region.This 20-25 km, 3-hour ride takes in both the islands with a breakfast halt at a local eateryTimings: 7:30 am - 11:00 amStarting Point: Divja Circle, GoaThe Minimum number of people req: 2
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Simply WOW!! Quite a thrillophilic journey with immensely warm hospitality, perfect planned schedules and of course amazing travel. As planned we were picked up @7 in the morning and were taken to the falls which happens to be around 100 kms. Bus they provide are very comfortable and AC will also be sufficient to beat the heat of sultry Goa. We also covered a landmark church of Goa enroute. They will give you around 15 20 mins to get that holy feel. Once we reached the venue we were given time to have breakfast, meanwhile the guide arranged tickets for the whole group and settled us up in the bolero which takes you from there further. It was again a Splendid journey of 45 mins through mahavir national park where you will cross several streams also. Pure off roading and adventurous experience. From the parking u have to walk for 5 mins to finally reach the destination which, you undoubtedly will feel deserving enough to have travelled for. Such a sublime scene and cool clear water with fishes around you will quench all the tiredness you might have had after traveelinh to several beaches. You get around 1.5 hours in total after final parking out of which for bathing you will get around 45 mins. Caution : please travel with good non slippery shoes as the rocks are too slippery and carelessness might get fatal. No worries though, you wont drown as they will provide you with life jackets so a good news for non swimmers. Post bath again you will be taken back and be served with complimentary lunch in goan style which is quite palatable. Then a short spice plantation tour followed by a return drop to the reapective pick up points. The trip will end in North Goa around 6 evening. ps : If you have time on your goa trip, do visit this place and thrillophilia is definitely a good option to consider coz it will wave off your trip organisational headache.
An unforgettable experience for me. For the first time got a chance to get into snorkeling and see the marine life. Thanks alot guys for an amazing experience.
12 December 2015
Excellent
A well planned and executed sightseeing trip. Good for family tourists like us. We visited some of the famous beaches and churches of Goa. It was nice experience overall.
06 December 2019
Excellent
Goa is famous for its beaches and its parties but amid all the chaos of Goa, this is one soul-soothing experience. This a must-do activity and should be part of any goa itinerary. A 01-hour long cruise journey will give you immense memories.
It was so fun going for so many fun activities with family. Really enjoyed a lot. Specially the snorkeling part of the trip was a very nice experience.
27 October 2015
Excellent
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 south Goa by myself and we took the North Goa trip this entire tour package. I am glad to have taken this. We covered major attraction of North Goa is very short duration.

Frequently Asked Questions About Goa Things To Do

  1. What kind of activities I can do in Goa?

    Goa is one of the best holiday destinations in India and hence there are a variety of activities to interest you here. Some of these can be listed as follows:

    • Water Sports
    • Trekking and Hiking
    • Local sight seeing
    • Local Shopping
    • Sunbathing at beaches
    • Adventure Sports Activities
    • Dolphin Spotting
    • Cruising
    • Visiting Casinos
    • Camping
    • Fishing
  2. What all adventure activities I can do in Goa?

    Despite being a small state, Goa has multiple adventure activities to excite you. Some of them are:

     

    • White water rafting in Mandovi river
    • Nightlife at Club Cubana and Club LPK
    • Snorkelling at Bogmalo Beach
    • Adventure trek to Dudhsagar falls
    • Dolphin viewing at Mobor beach
    • Shopping on the streets of Baga and Calangute
    • Scuba Diving at Grande Islands
    • Hot Air Balloon rides on Assolda grounds
    • Cruising in the Arabian Sea
    • Sailing in the secluded beach Palolem
    • Kayaking and coracle boat ride in Dandeli
  3. What all water sports I can do in Goa?

    You can enjoy the following water sports in Goa-

    • Jet Ski rides at famous beaches like Candolim, Baga and Vagator
    • Ringo Rides can be best enjoyed at Pindul Cave
    • Water Skiing at Mobor beach
    • Wakeboarding at Baga Beach
    • Windsurfing at Dona Paula
    • Scuba diving at Mobor beach
    • Kite surfing at Morjim
    • Snorkeling at Grand Island and Bogmalo beach
    • Water rafting in Mhadei river
    • Fishing in Dona Paula
    • Winch-boat parasailing at Mobor Beach
    • Bumpy banana ride at famous beaches like Baga, Calangute, Anjuna and Vagator
  4. Can a non-swimmer do water activities in Goa?

    Yes, a non swimmer can absolutely undertake snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, sailing or any other water sports activities. None of these water sports require an individual to swim. They work on different principles and the understanding of these factors is necessary. In case of an emergency, a swimmer and a non swimmer are at equal risk The best way to be secured is to adhere to all safety measures and precautions beforehand.

  5. Which is the best time to visit Goa?

    The best time to visit Goa is from the months between October to February as this period has many celebrations like Christmas and New Years going on and the state experiences many parades and carnivals. However, this time is also the costliest time to be in Goa as rates of accommodation, transport etc becomes double the price due to an increased demand. On the other hand, the months of June to September are also considered as a great time to visit Goa as well as the state looks like a beautiful painting during the rains. As many tourists avoid rains, this time is when you can incur accommodation, flights and overall expenses at half the price than usual.

  6. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Goa if I want to do various activities?

    The ideal duration for a holiday in Goa is 10 to 15 days. Within this span, an individual will have enough time to undertake all activities like watersports like snorkeling, sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving etc and adventure activities like trekking, hiking, quad biking and many more. You can also cover sightseeing to various places like Aguada fort, Chapora fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Dudhsagar Falls and others.

  7. Which are the top attractions for sightseeing in Goa?

    Following places can be considered as the best places for sightseeing in Goa. They depict the Goan culture and are great spots for tourists to explore

    • Pandava cave complex and Arvalem waterfalls- Well maintained caves to take a break from beaches. Arvalem waterfalls is located closeby.
    • Dudhsagar Falls- Closest to the nature
    • Ashwem and Arossim Beach- Secluded beaches away from the crowd
    • Mollem National Park- Home to several species of wild cats, a wide variety of birds, snakes and butterflies
    • Fontainhas - A Portuguese settlement built during the Portuguese reign in Goa
    • Calangute beach- Most popular and largest beach in Goa
    • Fort Aguada- A well-preserved 17 century Portuguese fort
    • Deltin Royale Casino boat- Largest casino boat in Panjim
    • Chapora fort- For beautiful views of the Chapora river
    • Basilica of Bom Jesus- UNESCO World Heritage site
  8. Is it worth visiting Goa for a honeymoon? What activities can honeymooners do in Goa?

    The best way to spend your honeymoon would be by indulging in the following activities:

    • A romantic walk on the beach
    • Discover the Latin Quarter of Fontainhas
    • Visit the location of the tragic love story of Dona Paula de Menezes
    • Go for a romantic dinner on cruise
    • Go for a couple massage and spa
    • Spend the night on a houseboat
    • Do some sky-gazing
    • Do some crazy adventure activities together
    • Dive in the sea together
  9. Is Goa a good holiday destination for a family?

    Goa is a destination that has something for everybody. Families can have some of the best time in Goa. You can start by booking a villa, preferably with a pool where the entire family can stay together and take a dip in the pool or water volleyball. As Goa has plenty of stay options, finding one shouldn’t be a problem. Next, you can engage in water sport activities like scuba diving, parasailing and banana rides to tease the one cousin who runs away from it! Next, you can hire cars that again, are easily available to go for some sightseeing tours to places like chapora fort, aguada fort, baga beach, anjuna beach etc. There are enough things to do in Goa that makes it a good holiday destination for a family to make some great memories.

  10. Where can I do Scuba Diving and Snorkelling in Goa and what will be the cost?

    Best Scuba Diving and Snorkelling can be enjoyed at Grande Islands. Here, the underwater visibility is brilliant that makes these two activities a once in a lifetime experience. Make sure you undertake the necessary safety measures as instructed by your scuba diving and snorkeling guide or expert. Scuba diving costs approximately INR 3000 for a 30 minute underwater dip while snorkeling costs INR 1500 for a 15 minute underwater dip.

  11. Can I do kayaking in Goa? How much it will cost me? Where can I do it?

    Yes, there are a number of locations to choose from for Kayaking in Goa. All these locations are beautiful and make your experience fun filled. Kayaking in Goa usually happens in the backwaters of the Goan rivers and cost you around INR 500 to 700 per head.

     

    Below are some of the best spots for Kayaking in Goa

    • Aguada River
    • Sylvan Siridao
    • Chorao
    • Nerul Creek or Spike’s river
    • Bat Island
    • Mobor beach
    • Bambolim
    • Calangute-Baga stretch
    • Candolim
    • Zuari
    • Chicalim
    • Vasco da Gama
    • Mandovi
    • Sal backwaters
  12. Which all waterfalls can I see in Goa?

    When you talk about waterfalls in Goa, the first name to strike your mind are the beautifully mesmerising Dudhsagar falls. Some of the waterfalls in Goa that are absolutely worth seeing are:

    • Dudhsagar Waterfalls
    • Netravali Waterfalls
    • Harvalem Waterfalls
    • Bamanbudo Waterfalls
    • Arvalem Falls
    • Sada Falls
    • Kuskem Falls
    • Tambdi Falls
    • Kesarval Falls
    • Hivre Falls
  13. Which places are best for trekking in Goa?

    Goa has some locations full of rugged terrains. These turn out to be great spots for trekkers providing them a fun, thrilling ride full of an adrenaline rush. Some of the famous trekking places in Goa are:

     

    • Mainapi Waterfalls- This is one of the most scenic such sites in the Western Ghats.The  the trail here passes through dense forest and goes past gushing streams.
    • Dudhsagar Falls- Probably the most visited trekking spot, Dudhsagar falls is mesmerizingly beautiful. As the torrential water falling down the cliff looks like milk, this place is called Dudhsagar.
    • Ravan Dongor Peak- Situated at an elevation of around 3000 feet above sea level, this peak is considered to be the third highest peak in Goa. It offers the an amazing view of two wildlife sanctuaries from atop it
  14. Can I do river rafting in Goa? Is it safe?

    River rafting in Goa is a thrilling ride. It can be best enjoyed in river Mhadei that stretches across a total of 10 km. This river offers rapids ranging between 2 and 3 which is great for a first timer. The best time to enjoy rafting here is from July to September during monsoon when the river is overflowing with rainwater. Individuals aged 12 or above can participate in this activity which is completely safe if done with all precautions. Make sure you use the correct gear and this activity is safe to participate in.

  15. Can I do a cycling tour of Goa? Which places are good for cycling?

    Yes, a cycling tour in Goa is perfectly ideal to explore the state from its interiors. Many travel companies offer such cyling tours that take you through different parts of Goa. However, if you plan to have your private cycling expedition...here’s where you should head:

     

    • Miramar - To cover places like Taleigao Church, St. Cruz Church, Fontainhas Bylanes, Old GMC, Kala Academy, Adil Shah Palace, Panjim Church, and Ferry Point.

     

    • Divar Island - To explore  old world charm of ancient dwelling of Old Goa along with the massive Mandovi river.

     

    • Royal Road - To explore  Velha along with the quaint village of Batim and then ending at Oratorian Convent, the headquarters of the Blessed Fr Jose Vaz

     

    • Bridges of Bardez - To explore the less traveled streets of Goa starting from  O Coqueiro circle at Porvorim and then heading to the villages of Moira, Nachinola and Aldona.

     

    • Chorao - To explore the Goan village of Aldona and historical fort of Corjuem along with Corjuem Church and Ravalnath temple
  16. Which beaches are must visit in Goa?

    Here is a list of top beaches in Goa. These are beautiful, well maintained and have attracted tourists for years:

     

    North Goa

    • Kerim Beach -  The northernmost beach of Goa that has an Old Portuguese Fort and a 17th century church and is located close to Tiracol fort. It is peaceful and an unexplored beach with a calm shore.
    • Arambol - This is considered to be one of the best beaches in Goa as it is well maintained and less explored.
    • Mandrem - Mandrem is of the most beautiful beaches of North Goa where you can go for a dolphin spotting ride.
    • Morjim - Morjim is one of most secluded beaches in North Goa. Here, you can spot a large variety of birds and Olive Ridley Turtles, hillocks and good food.
    • Chapora - The white sand along with black lava rocks plus the Chapora fort overlooking the sea makes a beautiful sight.



    Central Goa

    • Miramar - Miramar beach is located 3 km south-west of Panaji and is a very popular beach amongst locals as well as tourist.
    • Dona Paula - This place has Water Sports, Harbour, Rocky shores and so much more. It is   located just 6 km south-west of Panaji.
    • Siridao - A paradise for sea shell collectors, this beach has a rocky and sandy beach and it’s most famous attraction is the Chapel of Jesus of Nazareth.



    South Goa

    • Colva  - This beautiful beach is famous for its romantic evenings, great seafood and the most happening nightlife in South Goa.
    • Benaulim -  This beach has good food, local markets, and is particularly famous for bullfighting events that take place here.
    • Cavelossim Beach - Once you’re here, you can relax on this white sand and black lava rocks and beach shacks eat Goan dishes and Seafood, gin watersports and shop at the local markets. You can also go for dolphin spotting trips here.
  17. Where is Grand Island in Goa? What is special about it?

    Grande island is located few kilometers westward from Mormugao peninsula which is situated in South Goa. You can get there only using water transportation. This island is an ideal spot for anybody who is interested in having the best scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and diving experience. Experienced and professional divers like to dive near the “Davy Jones Locker” sunken ship far away from this island and the sunken British 135-meter vessel “Suzy” which can be found just a few stones' throw away. Moreover, it a picturesque, interesting and breathtakingly beautiful place.

  18. What sort of activities are enjoyable for children in Goa?

    Kids can indulge in a number of activities like banana ride, kayaking, and swimming in Goa. Usually, the minimum age required to participate in other adventure activities is 12 years but kids of below age can also have fun in Goa provided necessary safety measures are taken beforehand. You can smartly choose beaches like Palolem and Patnem that have calm and shallow waters that ensure the safety of kids while they undertake any adventure activity.

  19. Where can I do paragliding in Goa? How much is the cost of paragliding?

    Arambol should be your ideal choice if you’re wanting to enjoy the activity of paragliding in Goa. The Sweetwater Lake here is a beautiful launching point that makes your ride in the air worth the experience. The endless sky and sea captivate your mind but you are neither touching the sky nor the water, instead you are sailing between the two most beautiful elements. The wonderful view of the mountains and plains capture your eyes and the accompanying long shoreline of the pristine beach mesmerises your soul. The best time for paragliding here is between the time of late September and early June.

    Some of the other places for this activity are-
    Colva beach and Anjuna beach

    This activity costs approximately INR 2000 for a 10 minutes ride.

  20. Can I do canoeing in Goa? Where can I do it? Is it safe?

    Canoeing is an activity similar to kayaking that requires you to paddle a light and narrow boat. It is completely safe activity and can be found in the following beaches of Goa.

    • Morjim
    • Vasco de Gama
    • Bardez
    • Mormugao
    • Baga
    • Arpora
  21. Which wildlife sanctuaries are famous in Goa? How much is the cost of safari?

    Goa has so much more to offer than just beaches and nightlife. The state has some of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. On your next trip to Goa, you should definitely consider visiting the below wildlife sanctuaries that are famous throughout India.

     

    • Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Location: Ponda region

     

    • Molem Wildlife sanctuary
    • Location: Sanguem region
    •  Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Location: Canacona Taluka, South Goa

     

    • Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Location: Sattari Taluka near Valpoi town

     

    • Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Location: Sanguem Taluka of Eastern Goa
  22. What sort of Cruise activities can be done in Goa?

    A cruise ride comes with a number of entertainment factors. There are musical, dance performances organised by the company to keep people on board engaged. A variety of food and drinks are served to take care of your hunger needs. Similarly, several games may also be organised for crowd engagement. Other than this, usually cruises have a dance floor where you can drop your hair down and groove to the beats of the DJ. Casino Cruises have casino games that keep people occupied and entertained.

  23. Where can I watch dolphins in Goa?

    The Arabian sea in Goa offers a number of water activities. One of them is dolphin spotting. You can get on one of these rides that take you deep into the sea and offer joyful views of dolphins dancing in the water. The best places to spot dolphins in Goa are-

     

    • Palolem beach
    • Coco Beach
    • Cavelossim Beach
    • Sinquerim Beach
    • Morjim Beach
    • Varca

    Cost Per Person: Rs. 200 approx

  24. Which are the best restaurants of Goa? What cuisines are a must try?

    Goa being a tourist destination has  a number of eateries, hotels and restaurants. It is very difficult to choose a few amongst so many yummy serving places. When in Goa, you should definitely try out the local Goan food. Don’t miss eating “Chicken Xacuti” which is chicken curry made of coconut. It tastes great and you will love it!

     

    Here are a few best of the best restaurants that serve a variety of Goan cuisine -

     

    • For Best Traditional Goan Restaurant
    • Casual- Bhatti Village
    • Where: Bhatti Waddo, Nerul, Goa
    • Cost for 2: Rs 500
    • Fine Dine- Mum’s Kitchen

     

    • Where: 854, Martins Building, Dayanand Bandodkar Street, Panaji
    • Cost for 2: Rs 1700

     

    • Hotel Venite
    • Where: 31st, January Road, Altinho, Panjim
    • Cost for 2: Rs 1000

     

    • For Best Portuguese style Goan Restaurant

     

    • Casual- Viva Panjim

     

    • Where: Bhatti Waddo, Nerul, Goa
    • Cost for 2: Rs 800

     

    • Fine Dine- The Beach House

     

    • Where: The Beach House, Calangute
    • Cost for 2: Rs 800

     

    • For Best European Dishes

     

    • A Reverie

     

    • Where: Holiday Street, Gauravaddo, Calangute
    • Cost for 2: Rd 1000
  25. What sort of nightlife I can experience in Goa?

    Goa has a fun filled nightlife. Though it is the smallest state, it has some of the most exciting nightlife options in the country. The dizzy neon lights, great music and delicious food make up your night and create the perfect ambiance. It has an infusion of varieties and has something for everyone to do at night. You can party till your drop, try your luck at the casinos or have a beachside bonfire night. Here’s a glimpse of what you can enjoy at night in Goa-

     

    • Chill at the beach shacks
    • Try your luck at the casinos
    • Cruising all night
    • Party hard in the discos and clubs
    • Bars and pubs for the ones who wish to get high!
    • Night Flea markets for the shopaholics
    • Silent Noise Parties
    • Star gazing all night long!
  26. What are drinking, smoking and drug laws in Goa?

    Goa is a relaxed destination but there are certain laws you need to follow on your trip to Goa…

     

    • Remember, drugs are illegal!
    • Sometimes, drug dealers have a setting with the local police. They sell you drugs and simultaneously report to the police who then get you into a big trouble!

     

    • The legal age for drinking in Goa is 18 years. Make sure you don’t booze if you’re younger than that in order to not land in the juvenile jail.

     

    • Smoking, chewing of tobacco and spitting in public places can land you behind bars in Goa.
  27. Which all places are good for yoga and meditation in Goa?

    Surprising to many, Goa is one of the most popular places for a yoga vacation.  After your dip in the sea and partying all night, here’s where you can head for some rejuvenation-

     

    • Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat
    • Location: Aguada beach
    • Rates:  Start from INR 2200 ($35) per person per day

     

    • Bamboo Yoga Retreat
    • Location: Patnem beach
    • Rates:  Start from INR 1900 ($30) per person per day

     

    • Kranti Yoga Village Beach Resort
    • Location: Patnem beach
    • Rates: Starts from INR 1500 ($25) per night for one person and INR 2800($45) per night for two people.
  28. Which places are good for shopping in Goa? What must I buy from Goa?

    Goa is a hub of tourist destinations and one reason that makes it so is its contribution as a shopping destination. From junk jewellery and gothic accessories to hippie clothing from shell and bamboo work to  brassware and terracotta, from cashewnuts and Goan sausages to feni and bebinca to; you will find anything and everything in Goa! All you need to do is...keep those eyes wide open!

     

    • Flea Market Baga And Anjuna
    • Chapora Fish Market
    • Tibetan Markets
    • Mapusa's Friday Market
    • Anjuna's Wednesday Flea Market
    • Calangute Market Square
    • Saturday Night Bazaar at Arpora
  29. How much it will cost me if want to rent a bike in Goa?

    Renting a vehicle in Goa is really, really simple and convenient You will find a board in literally every corner of the road end with a contact number on it. The locals here give out their vehicles on rent and the best part is...they don’t even charge a deposit.
    The cost of a two wheeler scooty will be INR 200 to 300 while a bike will cost you INR 350 to 500. A four wheeler car should cost you anywhere between INR 1000 to 2000 per day.

  30. Can we go for spice plantation tour in Goa? What is so special about spice plantation in Goa?

    India is often referred to as “the land of spices” and Goa proudly contributes to this title. A spice plantation tour in Goa lets you appreciate our country in its natural habitat. It is the perfect way to educate ourselves, know the eco-friendly life and have some fun at the same time! The speciality about spice plantations in Goa is that sme of them are exclusively grown in Goa. You can be a part of this habitat and understand how these spices are grown and processed. Such tours let you discover Indian hospitality and give you the taste of Indian agriculture.

  31. Which is the best time to enjoy festivals and carnivals in Goa? Which are some famous festivals in Goa?

    The best time to enjoy festivals and carnivals in Goa is from the month of October till the month of February. These months see many celebrations...right from Christmas to New Year’s, famous international music festivals to local parades. The yearly carnival of Goa is also held around the month of February. So if you want to be a part of Goa festivals, carnivals and parades...you should be here in these months.