Discover Goa on a private full-day tour with your own personal guide. Take in the history and culture evident at sites including UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Goa (Velha Goa), Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple, the Latin Quarter in Panaji, Dona Paula village, and the state capital Panjim City. Your all-inclusive tour includes lunch at a spice plantation, private guide and air-conditioned transportation, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Day 01: Private Full-Day All-Inclusive Tour of Goa
Day 01 Private Full-Day All-Inclusive Tour of Goa
9 Am pickup at your Goa city hotel, meet your guide and travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle to reach Old Goa, also known as Velha Goa (velha means old in Portuguese). This was the original capital of the state of Goa and the second capital city established by the Portuguese in India. It was established in 1510 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Appreciate this slice of history as your guide shows you the many churches in Old Goa.
Next, visit the Mangueshi Temple, one of the largest Hindu temples in the state of Goa. It was completed in 1560 and was originally a very plain building. Over the centuries it has been renovated and expanded. Admire the current lavish temple as your guide points out key elements like the Mangesh Linga.
Then continue to the Shanta Durga Temple, a large temple complex near the village of Kavalem, before touring a spice plantation in the town of Ponda. The plantation is spread over a large area where TK SPICES are grown. After receiving a traditional Aarti welcome and a garland of marigolds, tour the plantation then enjoy a buffet lunch on site including traditional Goan dishes served on a banana leaf (vegetarian options available).
After lunch, visit the Portuguese Latin Quarters in the city of Panaji, including Fontainhas (or Bairro das Fontainhas, in Portuguese). Here the Portuguese influence is easy to see in the architecture, the narrow streets, and the buildings painted in lively colors.
Continue to the village of Dona Paula near Panaji. Formerly called Oddavell, this village was re-named in honor of a beloved and generous benefactor. It is now home to the National Institute of Oceanography.
Finally, explore Panjim City, the capital of the state of Goa, on the banks of the Mandovi River, including the Baroque Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church on the main square (known as Praça da Igreja in Portuguese), colorful villas, and cobblestone streets. Then sit back and relax for the return to Goa in your private vehicle, arriving at your hotel around 5pm.
2 bottle of water.
Entrances fee to the monuments as per itinerary.
Services of English speaking guide as per itinerary.
Toll Tax, Parking and Fuel Charges.
All kind of personal expenses.
Any Food and Meals.
Tips to driver, guide.
Anything not mentioned in the above cost includes.
Air conditioned chauffeur driven deluxe transportation as per above tour.
For 01-02 Pax : A/c Etios/ Dzire (Sedan) car
For 03-05 Pax : A/c Toyota Innova car
For 06-10 Pax : A/c Tempo Traveler
For 11-15 Pax : A/c Mini Coach
If cancel 72 hour before , 100 % refund
If cancel 48 hour before, 75 % refund
If cancel 24 hour before, 50 % refund
If cancel in less than 24 hour, no refund