Goa Excursions & Tours - Heritage Trails of Goa - private
Goa Excursions & Tours: Explore the past of Goa with Portuguese history. Enjoy the European touch here in this exotic environment and admire the still kept treasures. Do you want to learn more about Goa’s history and like to enjoy antiques and evidences of the past? Drive to Margao and explore the colourful city market. Buy souvenirs or just click pictures and get an idea of what India is all about. Proceed to Chandor. There you are with locals mingle with ever smiling and laid back people. Visit the Menezes Braganza House As you wind up do not get a trance seeing the great countryside all along the track.
Later a hospitable host awaits you in Quepem to guide you through his home, the PALACIO DO DEAO, which is 218 years old. PALACIO DO DEAO was built by the Portuguese noble man who was the Dean of the church and the founder of Quepem town. It is built in an unusual style of architecture, blending Hindu and Portuguese culture. Also outstanding are its lush gardens that have managed to preserve their historical features and have since old times, been known as the most beautiful pleasure gardens in Goa. Enjoy a delicious Goan lunch (cooked by the family) in this unique atmosphere before you drive back to the hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: Six-seven hours.
Start/opening time: At 9.30am.
Languages: English.

Goa Excursions & Tours - Old Goa and Panjim Tour - private
Goa Excursions & Tours: Depart from your hotel in the morning to Goa’s ornate and magical Hindu Temples their distinctive, structural design, spaciousness and tranquil environment reflects its uniqueness from other Indian Temples. Here you can visit the two most famous temples namely Shantadurga Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati & Lord Naguesh and the Ramnathi temple dedicated to Lord Rama, The temple is believed to have been installed by Lord Rama while his return journey to Ayodhya after the killing of Ravana.
Later proceed to Old Goa which is the ancient capital of Goa, lying 10 kilometers east of the present capital of Goa, Panjim. Old Goa is best known for its Churches – the only reminder of its former glory once rivaled that of Rome. Visit the two most famous churches i. e. The Basilica of Bom Jesus which is the most well recognized church in Goa. “Bom Jesus” means “Infant Jesus” to whom the church is dedicated. Completed in the year 1605, it houses the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier, who came to Goa in the year 1542 and is now the patron saint of the state’s Christian community. A silver casket placed on a tall platform contains his incorrupt body. Situated across the road from the Basilica, lies the Se Cathedral. The construction of the Se Cathedral began in the year 1562 and went on upto the year 1652. The Se Cathedral is supposed to be the largest church in Asia. On top of its facade hangs the Golden Bell – also Asia’s largest – whose mellow sound reputedly could be heard all over Goa. Inside the Cathedral are eight chapels and six side altars, apart from the main altar that is dedicated to Saint Catherine.
After the tour of Old Goa proceed to the capital city "Panaji" for a tour of the city and shopping. Panaji, the capital city of Goa, built on the banks of the river Mandovi, where one can walk through the small squares and back lanes of the towns old quarters where the Portuguese influence is most evident. Later you can spend some time for shopping. After shopping, arrive at the Goa Marriott Resort for a buffet lunch. After lunch drive back to the hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9.30am and 1:30pm.
Languages: English.
Others: Kindly note from 24th Nov to 2nd Dec novena's (special prayers) are held at the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa and on the 3rd Dec the feast of St. Francis Xavier is celebrated at the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa. During these days visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus on this day cannot be guaranteed. However the Se Cathedral and the other churches in Old Goa are open for tourists and the clients can visit the same during the tour.

Goa Excursions & Tours - Sahakari Spice Farm Tour - private
Goa Excursions & Tours: Depart from your hotel and drive to Sahakari Spice farm. A place for relaxation under the dense forest cover, an aroma of a variety of genuine spices coming from the trees grown around the farm, lots of knowledge, guidance on the type of species and treatment for various diseases, sumptuous lunch in traditional Goan style, all this and more to add to a cherishing day at Sahakari Spice Farm.
On arrival to the farm you will be welcomed with an Indian traditional Aarti, kumkum and a welcome drink will be served. Later you will be taken around the spice farm for a spice tour. This Organic Spice Farm is reputed for the various types of spices grown in a systematic and scientific manner and is used to dissipate knowledge about their medicinal values, which many travelers search for whilst in India.
The spices which are grown in this farm are Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamon, Pepper, Cloves, Chilli, Curry leaves and Ginger. Besides these spice plants they also have medicinal plants and fruit bearing trees. After returning from your spice tour you can enjoy the Traditional Goan buffet lunch at the farm itself. After a filling lunch you can relax for some time in the farm. Later we proceed back to your respective hotels.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel.
Duration: 6-7 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9.30am.
Languages: English.
Others: Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour. Contact supplier to confirm your pickup.

Available until 31 December 2017
Goa Excursions & Tours - Walking tour of Goa
Goa Excursions & Tours: Think you know Goa? Think again. We’re taking you beyond the breezy beaches and party nights to show you the sunshine state through the eyes of a Goan local. Your Goa walking tour will first lead you to a local fish market, passing along the way various monuments such as the Old Secretariat, the 15th-century summer palace of sultan Yusuf Adil Shah, and the Abbé Faria statue.
From the fish market, bursting with fishnets and a huge array of fish, you’ll proceed to the vegetable and spice markets, where you’ll smell the exotic spices and herbs grown in the marshlands of Goa. You’ll continue on to the flower market, all the while getting a peek into the chaos and charm of local life.
From here, you’ll board a tuk-tuk on your Goa tour and take off to the Fontainhas area, the city’s old Latin quarter. We’ll head directly to a quaint little Goan/Portuguese food joint for a mug of chilled beer or cashew feni, a Goan specialty liqueur that’s produced exclusively in the state.
En route we’ll take a quick photo break at the beautiful Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, a stunning church that dates back to the mid-1500s. You’ll take a lazy stroll around Fontainhas, stepping back in time to when the Portuguese were forming their colony. The neighbourhood’s Mediterranean feel, narrow streets, overhanging balconies, and colourful buildings are an absolute delight for the eyes.
We’ll finish off our cultural adventure with a little art at the Gitanjali Art Gallery, which features work by both local and international artists. From there, we’ll call it a day, leaving you free to spend the rest of your afternoon exploring Goa.
Duration: Three and a half hours.
Start/opening time: At 9.30am.
Languages: English.

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