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Beautiful Goa Beach Tour

1. Beautiful Goa Beach Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour to enjoy the beauty of Goa. Take in the laid-back atmosphere and magnificent beaches of this unique, picturesque place. After pick-up from your hotel, we will start our day with a visit to Kerim Beach, the northernmost tip of the state of Goa and home of the Kerim beach. This pristine beach is located 28 km (17 miles) from Mapusa and is one of the steepest slope beaches in Goa. Although the waters are clear and alluring, we advise getting the opinion of the local folks as well as the lifeguards before jumping in for a swim. Our next stop will be Ashwem Beach, situated south to the Arambol beach. This is another isolated beach in Goa with vast stretches of sand on the horizon as you make your way to beach shacks and huts midway along the beach. There are a number of restaurants in the area that serve sumptuous seafood. Finally, we will head to Anjuna beach. This classic north Goa market has been around since the mid 1970’s and seems to be growing continuously, it now covers most of the area behind the south side of Anjuna beach. Every Wednesday at 11:00, a massive flea market opens for business. What started as hippies selling off their possessions to afford a ticket back home has now turned in to a commercial spectacle on a grand scale. These days, there are not many foreign sellers, and even fewer hippie ones. Nowdays most sellers are professional market vendors from Rajasthan and other places in north India, Tibet, Nepal and other places, offering everything you would normally find at the local beach markets, and much, much more. Get a taste of Goa's relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking scenery on the full-day beach tour.

Goa: Spice Plantation Tour and Traditional Local Lunch

2. Goa: Spice Plantation Tour and Traditional Local Lunch

Escape the crowds and noise of the beaches for a few hours and visit a spice plantation located in Ponda, a city in southern Goa. Discover tropical plants laden with fruits, herbs, and spices on a guided walk of the plantation before enjoying a homely meal. Try authentic Goan cuisine and taste the local drink, Feni, made from cashews. Start off with a private hotel pickup in an air-conditioned car. En route, sit back and take in the views of the paddy fields and villages, or ask your driver for suggestions about Goa and for stories about its people. Upon arrival at the spice plantation, receive a traditional welcome of a warm, soothing herbal tea. Then, set off on a short guided walk around a section of the plantation. Feel free to touch, smell, and taste the different fruits and trees. Depending on the season, you can observe cinnamon, black and green cardamom, mace, piri-piri chilies, coconuts, green pepper, and allspice. Learn more about the uses and health benefits of each spice with the plantation's staff, including tips on how you can incorporate them for your own well-being. After the tour, savor a Goan lunch spread, prepared fresh on the plantation and served in earthen pots. Lunch includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes and incorporates the spices grown locally. Sample feni with your lunch, a favorite liquor among the locals produced from fresh cashew fruit and distilled in a traditional pot. Before heading back to your hotel, have the opportunity to purchase spices from the on-site shop and visit a local Hindu temple, if you want.

Panaji: Fun-Filled 2-Hour Mandovi River Cruise with Dinner

3. Panaji: Fun-Filled 2-Hour Mandovi River Cruise with Dinner

Take a 2-hour boat trip cruising on the Mandovi River overlooking Goa's vibrant capital city, Panaji. Enjoy a welcome drink and light snacks when you get on board. Before a delicious buffet dinner, take advantage of the various sightseeing spots from the unique vantage point of the boat.  There will be a DJ setting the mood playing varying popular retro tracks and Bollywood favorites. The MC will keep you entertained as well as pointing out the various sights along the riverbank. Join in with the dancing and games before dinner is served. Drinks can be purchased from the well-stocked bar and your dinner buffet with desserts will be open towards the end of the cruise.

Goa in 1 Day Tour with Churches,Temples,Spice Farm Tour

4. Goa in 1 Day Tour with Churches,Temples,Spice Farm Tour

You will be met at the cruise port by your guide who will take you to your transportation. Your journey will take you to the city of Panaji, which is the capital of the Indian state of Goa. Your walk will take you through the Portuguese Latin Quarters of Fontainhas (or Bairro das Fontainhas, in Portuguese). Many of the traditional houses here were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, and their red tiled roofs are what attracts tourists to this area year after year. You will then proceed to the old Goa Churches, Old Goa or Velha Goa (Velha means "old" in Portuguese). The remains of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old Goa contains churches affiliated to various congregations, including the Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of S. Caetano, and notably, the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the relics of Saint Francis Xavier. The tour will then take a drive to the spice garden/plantation, where you will be welcomed in a traditional way before heading back to the cruise port.

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What people are saying about Karnataka

Amazing tour to learn so much about all the different spices. Great to have a very knowledgable tourguide which could answer all our questions. Loved to taste all the different food for lunch.

A nice trip. Good driver who could not do enough for me. Plantation was interesting and guide lovely. The food out in was excellent.

Prasad was an amazing and friendly driver and the plantation itself was interesting with tasty buffet lunch.

Short but instructive visit Good lunch Slightly far from North Goa

Informative and exciting. Safe driver to and from.