20 Best Things to Do in South GOA (Starting from ₹300 Only)
Things to do in South Goa includes Canyoning, Winch Boat Parasailing, Water Skiing, Ringo Ride Mania, Beach Camping, Rachol Village Walk Tour, Jungle Walk, Paradise Island Trip, Hot Air Balloon Flight and many other amazing things.

Comparatively astonishing is South Goa, the more pristine tourist destination in Goa which displays way more than Calangute Beach, Baga Beach etc. Here is a list of activities to do in South Goa that will help you go through the various colourful items and places at the sizzling spot of Goa.

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Arrive in South Goa, to be a part of the slow moving crowd and the not so famed spots of attraction. Water sports and activities are not a new member in South Goa as well. You will come across some of the most selling water sports, so get ready to experience the best while you visit this destination.

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Rappelling and rock climbing in Netravali, dolphin spotting on different islands and many more are there to promise you the best time ever in Goa. South Goa is brimming with activities which are rare and uncommon in North Goa.

Listed below are some of the best things to do in South Goa:

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Upper Sauri Canyoning in Goa
  • 7H
  • South Goa
  • 7H
  • South Goa
₹3,249
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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Water Skiing at Majorda Beach
  • South Goa
  • South Goa
₹1,500

About the Activity:

  • Feel the adrenaline rush as you enroll in this 10-15 minutes water skiing at Majorda beach and experience the ultimate fun and adventure.
  • If you are a beginner then get accompanied by professionals and enjoy water skiing with professionals.
  • Water skiing is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water, skimming the surface on two skis or one ski.
  • You will be provided with the state of the art safety equipment and professional guides for your safety.
  • Enjoy the enchanting scenery and lose yourself admiring its beauty.
  • This activity can be availed at any time between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM
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Winch Boat Parasailing At Mobor Beach In Goa - Flat 20% Off
  • South Goa
  • South Goa
₹2,249 ₹1,799

About the Activity:

  • Experience another side of Goa as you winch- parasail at Mobor Beach
  • Commence 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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Ringo Ride Mania at Mobor Beach, Goa
  • South Goa
  • South Goa
₹700 ₹590

About the Activity:

  • Ringo ride at Mobor Beach in Goa is fun filled ride through the calm water along the Goan shoreline. 
  • Get yourself comforted in the seat that is harnessed with the back of a powerful vehicle. 
  • Ringo rides are mega fun and give participants the chance to tear up and down the sea, feeling every bump and splash along the way for a full duration of 10 minutes!
  • After the ride, it will be the time to float in the air with a session of parasailing.
  • See the stunning shores from up above and marvel their pristine beauty!
  • Note: The activity can be availed between 9 am to 6 pm.


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Beach Camping in South Goa from Bangalore
  • 3D/2N
  • South Goa
  • 3D/2N
  • South Goa
₹4,400 ₹4,100
First of its kind, this tour is made up of a chance at camping on the beach, a trek in the jungles of South Goa's coast, serene views of the shore from the waters along with the feeling of tranquility in one of the offbeat and isolated beaches of Goa. 
After boarding the transfer vehicle on Day 0, you will drive towards South Goa's Palolem beach. On the way, you stop and freshen up at Karwar, and have your breakfast.
Upon arrival at Palolem, exploration of the coast begins from trekking along the Kanika islands and wading across a small stream in crystal clear waters. Few cliffs after,  you will bear witness to the crystal clear beaches from an aerial perspective. In the afternoon you would head back to Palolem beach and relax in one of the beach cafes where you would also be served your lunch. Just as the sun starts becoming pleasant, you will make your way to the Butterfly Beach by boats and witness the beach from the waters. This is also where you will set up camp and put up a fire by the beach right before the night sets in 

After a good night's sleep, you wake up to witness a cool morning by the beach and be welcomed by the warm waters, like a natural Jacuzzi. You will then pack up and head towards Palolem beach; half - walk in the jungles of the coast and the other half - go by bus via the MDR 49. Post breakfast, head back towards Bangalore and have lunch on the way.  
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Rachol Village Walk Tour
  • 3H
  • South Goa
  • 3H
  • South Goa
₹550 ₹450

Rachol in Salcete Goa, also renowned as the Raitura village that includes the famous Portuguese colonial fort of Rachol, completely erased but still revealing the stories of the past. Explore the cultural and heritage structures and learn the history of the composition of Salcete. The Church of Our Lady of Snows at Rachol, the first church of Salcete is another attraction in the location that you must visit to understand the richness of the spot.

About the Activity:
The Rachol tour in Goa lets you experience a beautiful journey in the village of Rachol and take glimpses of the lush green fields and the magnificent monuments that reveal the stories of the past. Grab the chance to view a fortress and visit the Rachol Seminary and taste the freshly baked bread. Also, learn the process of cooking fresh bread when you visit a local bakery and chant the stories about Our Lady Of Snows which is the oldest church of South Goa.

The walk tour in Rachol, Goa lets you experience a delightful tour along with the assistance 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:
Rachol Fort Gate
Rachol Port
Bridge
Rachol Seminary 
Bakery
Our Lady Of Snows, Rachol 

Timings:
 8:00AM -11:00AM

Starting Point: 
Rachol Fort Gate, Rachol, Goa, India

Note: The minimum number of persons required to book this package is 2 and the maximum number is 10.

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Jungle Walk at Jungle Book in Goa
  • 3H
  • Dharbandora
  • 3H
  • Dharbandora
₹750 ₹650

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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Bat Island Trip With Watersports Combo in Goa - Flat 18% Off
  • 10H
  • South Goa
  • 10H
  • South Goa
₹3,050 ₹2,500
About Bat Island:
Famous for offering water activities, Bat Island is a few miles away from beach of Goa. The island is rigged with greenery and multiple flora and fauna which are worth to watch. Hence, Bat island is a dream come true to many of its visitors from all over the world.

About the Activity:
- You will be picked up in the morning at around 7.30 from Calangute/Baga/Candolim beach and from here your transportation to Bat island will take place.
- Here you can enjoy multiple activities like snorkelingBanana ride, Bumper ride, Jet ski etc once you reach here. Enjoy some fishing, beach volleyball, beers, soft drinks and snacks while basking in the sun.
- Spend some time in leisure and return back by 4.30 PM to the Goan beach.

Min number of people required to book: 1
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Monsoon Sightseeing Trip in Goa
  • 1D
  • South Goa
  • 1D
  • South Goa
₹2,000 ₹1,800
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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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Paradise Island Trip from Majorda Beach in Goa
  • 5H
  • South Goa
  • 5H
  • South Goa
₹15,000
About the Activity:
  • Delight in this amazing expedition to Paradise island from Majorda beach that enables you to enjoy the wild natural beauty of this region.
  • Start this amazing trip at around 9:00 AM in the morning and head out for the day.
  • Explore through beautiful tiny hamlets lush-green thickets – rivet in this amazing experience that provides you with ample natural beauty.
  • Enjoy the delicious sea food barbecue on the island with some cold beer to make the most of it.
  • This is a great opportunity for naturalist and wildlife lovers as this provides you with frequent spotting of rare aquatic mammals.
  • End your tour at around 2:00 PM and head back home after clicking some memorable pictures.
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Hot Air Balloon Flight in Assolda Ground, Goa
  • South Goa
  • South Goa
₹9,850 ₹9,350

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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South Goa Heritage Tour

South Goa Heritage Tour
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Goa is home to some of India’s best heritage sites owing to the wonderful architecture on display as well as the local culture which appeals to a wide section of people. A Goa Heritage Tour is the perfect way to explore the various historically significant locations on offer. The cathedrals stand out as architectural marvels (Basilica of Bon Jesus and Se Cathedral). There are a few museums which showcase the local culture of the place.

The best way to undertake a heritage tour in South Goa is by walking to some of these destinations. There are usually guides that are well-informed about the places. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Wax World Museum and Shri Manguesh Temple are just some of the heritage sites which are form part of the tour itinerary and are also regarded as some of the most interesting tourist places to visit in South Goa.

When embarking on these tours, it is advised to dress comfortably, wear sneakers to support long walks and carry water for replenishment.

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Adventure Jungle Treks

Adventure Jungle Treks

One of the ways to appreciate the flora and fauna of Goa is to undertake a trek. Unravelling uncharted territories, they are usually designed to provide a wholesome experience to the group members. 

The Cotiago Wildlife Sanctuary is one such place which provides the setting for a fun and adventurous trek and should be on the list of places to visit in South Goa.

The path undertaken in the sanctuary can be quite difficult in parts with the trail becoming muddy. Expect to catch a glimpse of some wild animals as well as some rare bird species and flora. Group members are instructed by the guides to dress comfortably to enjoy the trekking in Goa. Usually, enough pit stops are given to rest before starting again.

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Overnight Houseboat Cruise

Overnight Houseboat Cruise

Romance the backwaters of South Goa and discover the place in a unique way. These boats are usually well-furnished and equipped with modern amenities and luxuries. The view provided will keep you gripped throughout the entire journey – one of the definite things to do in South Goa. Cruise in Goa is quite popular among the people who visit to Goa.

One would find these boat house packages available at the Palolem and Cola beaches. While on the all – night journey, catch a glimpse of some heritage sites and old churches in Goa. Also, individuals on board the marvel at the range of flora and fauna that is visible.

When on the boat house, be careful not to get to close to the railings especially when inebriated. For individuals prone to sea sickness, ensure that the appropriate medicine is carried on board. Make sure to carry warm clothes because the nights could get a little chilly especially during the winter months.

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Experience Dolphin Spotting

Experience Dolphin Spotting
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Dolphin spotting tours is considered as a delightful activity in Goa. A boat will usually transport the group members to a particular point where they can catch a glimpse of the dolphins as well as the tricks they perform. This activity has now gained popularity for its appeal. Most people prefer to go in a group.

The best time to undertake one of these tours would be during the winter months spanning November – February. 

Parents are asked to ensure that their children do not get to close to the water to avoid any incidents. Also, all group members are asked to wear life jackets to be cautious.

Scuba Diving packages in Goa are also available at this time to make the place more attractive to tourists.

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Spice Plantation and Temples Tour

Spice Plantation and Temples Tour
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Among the best places to visit in South Goa, spice plantation is becoming popular because of the history involved. The price trade in Goa began with the entry of the Portugese in India.

 Spices were even used as a system of barter and were valued more than gold or any other form of currency.

These are used today to add flavor to some authentic Goan dishes. A spice plantation tour will allow you to truly understand how these seasonings are grown, harvested and processed before being sold to the markets for purchase.

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Enjoy Ayurveda Massage

Enjoy Ayurveda Massage

Nothing is more relaxing and liberating that an ayurvedic massage while being surrounded by the peace and quiet that South Goa provides. Special medicinal oils are used which are heated at times to provide relief to the muscles, making it one of the best things to do in South Goa. The massages will not only help in relieving pain but will also increase blood circulation to revitalize the body.

Margao, Palolem, Vasco Da Gama and Agonda are just some of the places that provide these ayurvedic massages. Other places include Vendankur Ayurvedic, Yoga and Panchakarma Clinic and Sathgiri Ashram in Vasco Da Gama.

These ayurvedic massages of India are designed to relieve body pain but they also help in healing certain ailments which can be caused as a result of stress. Most of these centres usually provide the Marmas in Ayurvedic Massage where the forefinger is used to increase circulation and release toxins around the forehead area.

There are beauty massages also given by these ayurvedic experts. There are also ayurvedic massage houseboats which provide these massages to a lot of people at a time. These treatments are beneficial throughout the year and you can opt for a specific one depending upon the climate.

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Shopping in Covered Market Margao

Shopping in Covered Market Margao

If you ever decide to visit the small town of Margao in South Goa, you must visit the main tourist attraction there – the covered markets, among the best places to visit in South Goa. The entire bazaar is loud and comprises of a fish and produce market. The varieties of fish and other seafood available for sale are worth the buy.

They are sold fresh and are great when making an authentic Goan dish. The best time to visit the market is during the early parts of the morning when the produce is fresh – and when the aroma is pretty awesome too.

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Full Moon Party at Colva Beach

Full Moon Party at Colva Beach

Nothing really embodies the spirit of Goa like a good full moon party on the beach. Full-moon parties are just as their name implies – an all-night party which is held just before, on or after a full moon. 

They are usually bursting with energy and filled with people of different nationalities from around the world. Food and drinks flow freely and music blares all night. There are bars that come together to host a combined party, thereby catering to a large audience.

Colva is known for its churches and its vibrant nightlife, which is replete with parties, discos and other night spots. Some of the other beaches which host these parties include Arossim Beach, Cavelossim and Dona Paula. 

However, one should note that these full-moon parties can get quite suffocating because of the huge crowds of people that come to visit. The winter months are perfect for these full-moon parties as the weather is conducive to such an event.

Guests at these parties are advised to keep their valuables at home because of the amount of people that attend these events. Despite the rush, Colva Beach is among the best places to visit in South Goa.

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Try Goan Seafood

Try Goan Seafood

Apart from its beaches, Goa is also famously known for the wide range of seafood on offer. One can buy a variety which includes pomfret, shark, tuna, mackerel, prawns, squid, mussels and lobsters, among others. Popular delicacies which one should taste in Goa are the Goan fish curry, Prawn Balchow and Prawn and Lady Finger Curry, among a host of other dishes which are available locally.

Some of the best places to dig in some sumptuous seafood in South Goa include Gaffinos in Cavelossim Beach and Johncy’s in Benaulim Beach, a few of the beach shacks serve authentic Goan food as well. One of the best things to do in South Goa is to find a shack that serves these delicacies and enjoy a good meal.

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Beach Football at Varca Beach

Beach Football at Varca Beach
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For sports enthusiast, playing beach football on Varca Beach is a riveting experience. The beauty of the beach lies in its white sands and the sense of privacy that it provides. The wide, unhindered expanse makes it perfect for a game of football on the shore. 

There is no obstruction in the form of people – this is a hidden gem which many people do not know much about.

However, it should be noted that people wanting to engage in a game of football should play farther from the sea to avoid the waves disrupting the game. Do carry a first-aid kit in case there are any individuals from the group who might get cut as a result of contact with the sometimes coarse sand.

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  1. Which are the best adventure activities to do in Goa starting from 500/- INR?

  2. Which are the best water sports in Goa where I can get upto 30% discount?

  3. Which are the best scuba diving tour packages starting from Rs 1,450/- only?

  4. Which are the most amazing beaches to enjoy nightlife in Goa with friends?

    You can find a lot of happening beaches in Goa for nightlife and partying, to enjoy your vacation in Goa, check out the list below:

    1. Baga Beach: Club Tito’s, Mambos, Cavala, Britto’s, Zanzibar, Cape Town Cafe  
    2. Calangute Beach: Popular clubs are Cantare, Revolution Pub, Club Antonios
    3. Candolim BeachFamous clubs are Club LPK-Love Passion and Karma, SinQ, Drift Bar
    4. Anjuna BeachPopular clubs are Curlies, Purple Martini, Café Lilliput, Shiva Valley and UV Bar
    5. Arambol Beach: Famous clubs for partying Cookstown, Friend’s Pub, Blue Diamond
    6. Vagator Beach: Famous clubs are Mezcal, Mango Tree, Disco Valley, Tin Tin Bar, The Alcove
  5. Which are famous places to visit in Goa with family?

    Deck up your itinerary list with the spectacular places in Goa and get ready to be awe-struck with its surprises. Check out the list of best places to visit in Goa include:

    1. Grand Island: Famous for Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
    2. Baga Beach: Famous for nightlife and water sports
    3. Dudhsagar Waterfalls: One of the tallest waterfalls in India
    4. Fort Aguada: Famous for the old lighthouse and panoramic views of Arabian Sea
    5. Candolim Beach: Famous for water sports and beachside restaurants
    6. Tito's Street: Best place for partying
    7. Palolem Beach: Secluded beach in South Goa
    8. Anjuna Flea Market: Most famous weekly Wednesday Flea Market

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