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Chronicles & Echoes of Divar Island

Goa Velha, India

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Experience hosted by Deepak, Ameez, Murali

3.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The tour begins by taking the ferry across from Old Goa to Divar. Our tour presenter Deepak / Ameez / Murali will meet you at the ferry point. From there we proceed by car to a Church built in the late 16th century. Near here is a hidden underground cave.
Then we see the extraordinary chapel built on the site of an old temple and proceed to see fascinating sites, that depict the rich history and heritage of Divar which is home to diverse cultures, beliefs and traditions.
We also take you to see one of the finest Baroque Churches in Goa. We head for lunch in a traditional Portuguese house where you will meet with a local family and have a home cooked traditional Goan meal.
Tales from the past, local perspective, winding roads, panoramic views, flora and fauna, paddy fields, traditional occupations, beautiful grand homes, authentic Goan cuisine and many more wonderful experiences can be expected in the Chronicles and Echoes of Divar.

PLEASE NOTE: Guests would have to arrange their own vehicle which would have to be taken into the the ferry service boat across the river. And the vehicle would then follow our host / guide in the island.
Other things to note
We need prior information about any food preferences and food allergies
Avoid using plastic in Divar.
The meal includes mostly vegetarian food, some food might contain eggs
Ferry charges are applicable for vehicles only.
The tour begins by taking the ferry across from Old Goa to Divar. Our tour presenter Deepak / Ameez / Murali will meet you at the ferry point. From there we proceed by car to a Church built in the late 16th century. Near here is a hidden underground cave.
Then we see the extraordinary chapel built on the site of an old temple and proceed to see fascinating sites, that depict the rich history and heritage of Divar which is home to diverse cul…

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What's included

  • Food
    The meal will include local rice, fish curry, dry vegetable, salad and a de...
From $27
/ person
Wed, Jan 20
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$27 per person
$27 per person
Wed, Jan 20
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$27 per person
$27 per person
Thu, Jan 21
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$27 per person
$27 per person

Meet your host, Deepak, Ameez, Murali

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are a group of passionate hosts under MAKE IT HAPPEN, which is an Experiential Travel Company, that specializes in curating immersive travel experiences, connect with local communities, to delve in their culture and experience a 'different way of life'.
We qualify as local experts and are passionate about the history, culture, art & heritage of Goa, and have invested several years into studying and perfecting the art of storytelling.

Deepak is our lead experience host for the heritage trails set in the picturesque Divar island. He's an avid traveler, adventurer and a dance aficionado. Within the team, he popularly known as ‘Mr. Dependable’ for his quick-thinking and problem-solving skills.

If there is a quirk element in any of our experiences, you can credit Ameez for that. He is a powerhouse of energy, spontaneity and mirth.
We are a group of passionate hosts under MAKE IT HAPPEN, which is an Experiential Travel Company, that specializes in curating immersive travel experiences, connect with local communities, to delve in their culture and experience a 'different way of life'.
We qualify as local experts and are passionate about the history, culture, art & heritage of Goa, and have invested several years into studying and perfecting the art of storytelling.

Deepak is our lead experience host for the…
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Where you'll be

A church built in the late 16th century and chapel built on the site of an old temple.
The ancient temple ruins.
Holy sites and caves.
Visit to a Goan Portuguese house for a traditional Goan meal with the family.
Traditional local bakery.
A beautiful church on a hill top.
Site for traditional fishing methods.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Avinash
January 2021
If you want to know about the history of goa and it's early settlers then this tour is the one for you. Deepak made it all the more interesting with is personal touch.
Shreejata
November 2020
Well Divar Islands has been a delight and my experience host, Ameez, equally so- tales, old and very old; birds; sluice gates; temples; chapels; architecture and solitude. The only regret- missed out on a home cooked meal due to the Pandemic but definitely doing that the next tone around which shall be soon 😊 In fact the experience was so exhilarating that it made me wistfully look forward to my next trip and the next perfectly curated experience.
Well Divar Islands has been a delight and my experience host, Ameez, equally so- tales, old and very old; birds; sluice gates; temples; chapels; architecture and solitude. The onl…
Dhruv
November 2020
Our host was Ameez and he was extremely good at keeping us engaged during the tour. The stories at each site were truly memorable and all in all this was a great experience for a family.

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  • Wed, Jan 20
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $27 per person
  • Wed, Jan 20
    3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    $27 per person
  • Thu, Jan 21
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $27 per person
  • Thu, Jan 21
    3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    $27 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $27 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    $27 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $27 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    $27 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Guests need to bring their own Vehicle. Transport is not included in the cost

Your own Water Bottle (Please avoid buying and disposing plastic bottles in the island)