Unique things to do in Goa
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Unique things to do in Goa

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Fontainhas Heritage Walk
The walk begins Tobacco Square near the main Post Office in Panjim and then leads us into the heritage precinct of St. Thomas ward, passing the small chapel of Sao Tome. We visit the famous 31st January Street, and then move into the Fontainhas area passing by the chapel of St. Sebastian. This leads to a cluster of interesting buildings around Panjim Inn, Portuguese Foundation, and Galerie Gitanjali. We arrange an exclusive music appreciation session by a Goan musician while you get insights into Portuguese influence on Goan music. Get mesmerized by Latin and Konkani Folk music performed by the musician. We then return to the Post Office by a different route highlighting the elements and places of interest that liven up the Latin Quarters in the evenings . Our presenters will highlight all the above places with fascinating history and anecdotes that are unheard of and will share a very unique perspective of the making of Fontainhas. Other things to note: You may bring infants and toddlers based on your own judgement for this experience. We suggest you to bring your own water bottle, preferably a reusable water bottle as we would like to minimize the usage of single use plastic products. Wear comfortable footwear and carry a Hat/ Cap.
Get Hooked on Fishing
"Learn To Fish" As they say “The early bird catches the Worm”, the experience begins early in the morning in Baga. The Necessary gear will be provided depending on your prior fishing experience. As we trek towards our first fishing spot, we will brush on the safety requirements for this activity as well as you will be introduced to the equipment which will be utilized for the activity. We will fish at the spot until the fish bites decrease and once you are accustomed to the surroundings we will make our way to another hidden spot which is very scenic and breathtaking. Make sure you are ready and your lines are tight at all times, as you may have the bite of your lifetime. This Fishing Experience is going to be just the beginning to a whole new world of Angling. If you are a beginner need not worry, you will learn to fish from scratch. I will assure everyone experiences the feeling of “one last catch” having you ‘Hooked on’ for more! Important points to keep in mind before booking - Request availability if favorable time slot is not available. - This is a land based fishing experience! - Accompaniment is not allowed. - If you aren't ready to get your hands dirty this Activity ain't for you.
Premium pet-friendly guided kayak tours in Chapora river
Hi globe trotter! Join me on the most picturesque kayaking experience in the backwaters of river Chapora --- a calm,little-known river, yet home to unique fauna and birds. We walk by the river as we sip on some freshly picked tender coconut water before we start kayaking in one of the cleanest river waters in the country. We watch birds fly and fish jump out of the water almost always in this pure ,untouched hinterland experience of a lifetime,leaving you yearning for more of a Goa that you never knew existed. The trail is easy and short,lasting around 2 hours. While kayaking is a fairly easy exercise in the calm backwaters, NON -SWIMMERS,PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER KAYAKED BEFORE, interested CHILDREN and SENIOR CITIZENS can enjoy this activity in absolute safety with me in government licensed kayaks and safety equipment , accompanying you throughout.
Discovery of Divar Island - E Bike Tours
Travel almost once around the entire island by an E-Bike? Sure, of course! from the comfort of the saddle of our bikes you will experience the most beautiful sites and places in Goa. Ebike from the pulsating metropolis of Old Goa - A UNESCO world heritage site along the cost of Mandovi river to Divar island with vast scenery and sparse population, catch a memorable ferry ride as the only way to reach the island. Throttle and cruise effortlessly on the empty roads along green meadows, picturesque lakes and imposing mountain chains. Tours along ancient sites dating back to the Pre- Portuguese era. Catch cool breeze and clear views as you visit a beautiful village located on the highest hill of Divar Island. Experience a hearty breakfast / high tea or meal of your choice at the most beautiful riverside property of the island. What makes this tour special? Ride along with India’s first ever e-biking experience on the beautiful island of Divar and explore the UNESCO heritage site of Old Goa. A memorable ferry ride across the serene Mandovi river. Know about unheard legends and local myths from our captains. Gain insights to traditional occupations like fishing and hidden unique techniques like sluice gates and the island lifestyle. Discover the island’s ancient temples & Goa’s finest 18th century baroque church with stunning panoramic views. Visit the archaeological ruins
Feni & Tapas Food Trail with Tastings and Drinks
The Goan Feni and Tapas Food trail is a specially curated food trail in Panjim that includes some of the most iconic places for Goan food paired with the best Feni and Feni based cocktails paired with it. Although a far cry from a regular tavern trail or pub crawl in Panjim, this trail gives you some of the most astonishing insights about Goan Heritage brew Feni, with both indigenous and Portuguese influences. We begin with a casual introduction at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church and seamlessly delve into the stories of Goan food, its historical influences, anecdotes and key ingredients that makes Goan food unique. We then introduce the heritage brew Feni through stories, its origins, its culture and its evolution over time. The Goan Feni & Tapas is a celebration of Goan and Food and Feni. We break several stereotypes associated with Goan cuisine. Tasting of Feni in its expressions in raw form, infusions or blended as cocktails. Partaking in this vivid narrative of Goan cuisine in the Food trail of Feni and Tapas where you discover plethora of untold stories relating to the Goan cuisine would leave you a feeling of nostalgia. The Goan Feni & Tapas Food trail is designed include cultural aspects and lifestyle in the storytelling and highlights some of the vintage establishments of Panjim that has received iconic status among Goans.

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Fontainhas Heritage Walk
The walk begins Tobacco Square near the main Post Office in Panjim and then leads us into the heritage precinct of St. Thomas ward, passing the small chapel of Sao Tome. We visit the famous 31st January Street, and then move into the Fontainhas area passing by the chapel of St. Sebastian. This leads to a cluster of interesting buildings around Panjim Inn, Portuguese Foundation, and Galerie Gitanjali. We arrange an exclusive music appreciation session by a Goan musician while you get insights into Portuguese influence on Goan music. Get mesmerized by Latin and Konkani Folk music performed by the musician. We then return to the Post Office by a different route highlighting the elements and places of interest that liven up the Latin Quarters in the evenings . Our presenters will highlight all the above places with fascinating history and anecdotes that are unheard of and will share a very unique perspective of the making of Fontainhas. Other things to note: You may bring infants and toddlers based on your own judgement for this experience. We suggest you to bring your own water bottle, preferably a reusable water bottle as we would like to minimize the usage of single use plastic products. Wear comfortable footwear and carry a Hat/ Cap.
Discovery of Divar Island - E Bike Tours
Travel almost once around the entire island by an E-Bike? Sure, of course! from the comfort of the saddle of our bikes you will experience the most beautiful sites and places in Goa. Ebike from the pulsating metropolis of Old Goa - A UNESCO world heritage site along the cost of Mandovi river to Divar island with vast scenery and sparse population, catch a memorable ferry ride as the only way to reach the island. Throttle and cruise effortlessly on the empty roads along green meadows, picturesque lakes and imposing mountain chains. Tours along ancient sites dating back to the Pre- Portuguese era. Catch cool breeze and clear views as you visit a beautiful village located on the highest hill of Divar Island. Experience a hearty breakfast / high tea or meal of your choice at the most beautiful riverside property of the island. What makes this tour special? Ride along with India’s first ever e-biking experience on the beautiful island of Divar and explore the UNESCO heritage site of Old Goa. A memorable ferry ride across the serene Mandovi river. Know about unheard legends and local myths from our captains. Gain insights to traditional occupations like fishing and hidden unique techniques like sluice gates and the island lifestyle. Discover the island’s ancient temples & Goa’s finest 18th century baroque church with stunning panoramic views. Visit the archaeological ruins
Get Hooked on Fishing
"Learn To Fish" As they say “The early bird catches the Worm”, the experience begins early in the morning in Baga. The Necessary gear will be provided depending on your prior fishing experience. As we trek towards our first fishing spot, we will brush on the safety requirements for this activity as well as you will be introduced to the equipment which will be utilized for the activity. We will fish at the spot until the fish bites decrease and once you are accustomed to the surroundings we will make our way to another hidden spot which is very scenic and breathtaking. Make sure you are ready and your lines are tight at all times, as you may have the bite of your lifetime. This Fishing Experience is going to be just the beginning to a whole new world of Angling. If you are a beginner need not worry, you will learn to fish from scratch. I will assure everyone experiences the feeling of “one last catch” having you ‘Hooked on’ for more! Important points to keep in mind before booking - Request availability if favorable time slot is not available. - This is a land based fishing experience! - Accompaniment is not allowed. - If you aren't ready to get your hands dirty this Activity ain't for you.
Walking through the Mansions of Goa
The village of Chandor is famous for the legend of a queen's curse that was brought upon the village as a result of treachery of the warriors of the kingdom. We will be exploring Chandor as it stands today speaking of its rich past and we meet the current generations of the family members and walk through the most prestigious Indo Portuguese mansions of the village. Join us as we take a look at Chandor through its houses. We start off at the main church of Chandor where we will be sharing some very unique anecdotes and the stories of a feast that gets celebrated in the village. Moving on, we walk through one of the largest houses of Goa, Braganca mansion with one of the descendants of the royal family. We get a true touch of royalty in the majestic mansion through its ballroom and artefacts. We move to a site from the Kadamba dynasty, way before the Portuguese era, listening to stories about a Queen's curse and how one of Goa's folk dances came to be. We then move to walk through one of the oldest houses of Goa, a 800+ year old mansion which has some secrets hidden behind a wardrobe. We conclude the experience with a visit to a local chapel, a bridge overlooking the Kushavati river and a local spot to munch on some delectable snacks.
Premium pet-friendly guided kayak tours in Chapora river
Hi globe trotter! Join me on the most picturesque kayaking experience in the backwaters of river Chapora --- a calm,little-known river, yet home to unique fauna and birds. We walk by the river as we sip on some freshly picked tender coconut water before we start kayaking in one of the cleanest river waters in the country. We watch birds fly and fish jump out of the water almost always in this pure ,untouched hinterland experience of a lifetime,leaving you yearning for more of a Goa that you never knew existed. The trail is easy and short,lasting around 2 hours. While kayaking is a fairly easy exercise in the calm backwaters, NON -SWIMMERS,PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER KAYAKED BEFORE, interested CHILDREN and SENIOR CITIZENS can enjoy this activity in absolute safety with me in government licensed kayaks and safety equipment , accompanying you throughout.
Feni & Tapas Food Trail with Tastings and Drinks
The Goan Feni and Tapas Food trail is a specially curated food trail in Panjim that includes some of the most iconic places for Goan food paired with the best Feni and Feni based cocktails paired with it. Although a far cry from a regular tavern trail or pub crawl in Panjim, this trail gives you some of the most astonishing insights about Goan Heritage brew Feni, with both indigenous and Portuguese influences. We begin with a casual introduction at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church and seamlessly delve into the stories of Goan food, its historical influences, anecdotes and key ingredients that makes Goan food unique. We then introduce the heritage brew Feni through stories, its origins, its culture and its evolution over time. The Goan Feni & Tapas is a celebration of Goan and Food and Feni. We break several stereotypes associated with Goan cuisine. Tasting of Feni in its expressions in raw form, infusions or blended as cocktails. Partaking in this vivid narrative of Goan cuisine in the Food trail of Feni and Tapas where you discover plethora of untold stories relating to the Goan cuisine would leave you a feeling of nostalgia. The Goan Feni & Tapas Food trail is designed include cultural aspects and lifestyle in the storytelling and highlights some of the vintage establishments of Panjim that has received iconic status among Goans.
Secluded Waterfall trek in Goa
Inquire For a detailed itinerary and requirements. We'll head to a hidden gem in the village in Valpoi, to get away from the heat and busy beaches. We'll eat an authentic local breakfast to fuel us for the adventure ahead after a warm welcome. As we make our way through the dark and lush forest, the trek that leads to the Waterfall will leave you amazed. It takes roughly 30-45 minutes to reach the location on foot to the waterfall. As we approach the waterfall after the trek, you'll be mesmerized by the natural beauty of this Hidden gem. Prepare to splash, swim, and unwind your journey around this beautiful waterfall. Swimming and splashing around will definitely pique your appetite for a tasty meal. After that, we'll return to the village for an Authentic Organic Local Lunch specially made for us. As we return to our own homes, you will be astounded by how the locals live in these peaceful forests and wishing you could stay longer.
Surf lessons
Welcome to the Goa Surf School Whether you want to learn to surf or improve your surfing skills, then Arambol is one of the best places in the Goa to do it! You will have a 1:30-hour surfing lesson with a genuine ISA certified local Surf instructors with the surfboard and suit included. With a very small group everything becomes easier you will have all our attention and the evolution will be faster. If you never surfed before our you have little experience this is the ideal experience. I will start for a small explanation about the experience, the first step will be a little warm - up after you will learn stand - up techniques, paddling, safety procedures on the sand, then will try everything on the water. I will help you all the way, showing and explaining everything you need to know, I have facilities/store where you can equip and store your belongings in security. I use only high quality material and appropriate to the student's level of education. Great for: single travelers, couples, friends, groups, teams, team - building.
Sunrise/Sunset Trail in Anjuna
Our trek will begin early morning over Baga hill towards Anjuna. We will take the upper hill route, here you will catch breath taking views of the Arabian Sea on the left side. As the sun slowly rises from the East, we’ll trek to the highest point where we watch the Sunrise. While on the trail, we may catch sight of wildlife like peacocks, porcupines and even dolphins. Once we reach Anjuna hill, we will make our way down to a secular pebble beach where you can take a dip before we make our way back on the lower sea route back to the starting point. This two hour trail can be done fairly moderately, making it suitable for testing your fitness.
Goa Kayaking's Sal Backwaters
The Sal Backwaters - This popular and celebrated excursion on flat dammed up waters, takes you on a winding journey through narrow waterways deep in the mangroves, sighting different birds, fish, otters and exotic local plants like cashew, bamboo and mango, on the waters. Red and white lotus and loads of migratory birds, make this a must do trip for all ages. Meet up at Kareem’s, Water's Edge, Dongorim, Nuvem in South Goa and after a quick introduction, your tour host will start with a briefing on the river, the flora/ fauna, how to handle the kayak properly and what to see and look out for, during the trip. Slowly and silently weave your way along the narrow waterway, spot hundreds of birds at hand shaking distance! 4 types of kingfisher, 3 different cormorants, lapwings, pin-tailed ducks, pheasants, purple water fowl, white, purple and grey herons, egrets, black headed ibis and many more among more than 70 different types which live here. If lucky, you'll see the shy otters frolicking and feeding in the early morning and late evenings. Silently glide into the lotus ponds of our Gods and ancestors! This is one unforgettable experience and the feeling is hard to describe! For a part of the trip, you will even be kayaking in the tall grasses/scrub. Slowly glide under the overhangs of mango, cashew, bamboo and the overpowering mangroves, teeming with birdlife on all sides. Other things to note Your bottoms are bound to get damp/wet. A change of clothes and a towel if required, for the drive/ride back to your resort. In the countryside, there are no washrooms/change rooms. You could request the management of a nearby restaurant to use theirs. Carry drinking water, snacks.
Sea kayaking
Ocean Kayaking is very different from River Kayaking. Its not a tour. This is one hour kayaking in sea.You can experience in waves, watching dolphins sunrise or sunset and lot fishes in sea. Before starting we give you training and provide life jackets.After the training you will going to alone or with your partner. We are always watching you,and you can going to 1 km in deep sea by yourself and experience
Cocktails, Personal Styling and Shopping in a Heritage Villa
Join me at Yellow House Parra, an 87-year old Goan villa housing collections of nearly 60 homegrown Indian brands that make things mindfully. I'll present a selection of items curated especially for you in categories like upcycled and sustainable fashion, ethical leather, handmade accessories, décor, ceramics - even antiques! The session also includes a personal styling session for one or both people, where we'll discuss your style and show you how it can evolve, grow or be overhauled - your choice! After shopping, we can sit back with drinks and snacks in the balcao or the garden area enjoy the weather. PS: Half your experience fee is adjustable against your shopping!
Village Vistas of Cansaulim E-Bike Tour
Explore the countryside and the coastal lifestyle of South Goa on E-Bikes. Catch a birds eye view from the highest viewpoint of South Goa, The Three Kings Chapel and know about its mysterious spooky folktales which makes it one of the most haunted locations of the country. Experience an exclusive Japanese inspired tea tasting at the oldest Indo-Portuguese house of Cansaulim.
The Secret Food and Tavern Trail, Fontainhas
With Secret Food and Tavern Trail, we try to unearth something that people have long missed about Goa - its culinary delights. These amazing places have inspired travellers and locals alike, and are now ready to be presented to the world. Try the local Goan Delicacies that are hidden in the streets of Fountainhas in Panjim. It will give you a chance to explore our culture through the food and the stories tied to it.
Old Goa Heritage Trails With Guide Mario
This is a Tour for those Traveler's who are intrigued by History, Architecture and Art. A walk through the once Former Capital City of Goa constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century and served as the capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century until its abandonment in the 18th century due to a plague. We Begin our walk from the Saint Catherine Chapel built in 1510 to commemorate the victory over the Adil Shah by Alfonso De Albuquerque. Also Viewing some of the other ruins found in and around old Goa displayed in the open space at the Chapel. As we walk past these ruins we head to the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi built by the Franciscan order. After the Visit of Saint Francis of Assisi We Proceed to the Sé Cathedral dedicated to Saint Catherine one os Asia's largest Churches. After we visit the Sé Cathedral we walk along Rua Direita towards the Viceroys Arch rebuilt in 1597 by Governor Francisco Da Gama . Walking past the Viceroys Arch we visit the Saint Cajetan Church a miniature replica of the Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. Finally we walk across the Sé Cathedral heading towards the Basilica of Bom Jesus where the Relics of Saint Francis Xavier are laid in a glass airtight coffin in a silver casket.
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