Goa, with its fabulous beaches, attracts tourists in large numbers throughout the year and can rightly be called as a year round holiday destination in India. It possesses a relaxed vibe, and is also fondly addressed as the “Party Capital of India.” North and South Goa tour provides you an opportunity of exploring and experiencing the very best of everything that this state has to offer. This state has something in store for everyone. Colonial era churches, aromatic spice plantations, exciting water sports, beautiful beaches, bustling flea markets, stylish casinos, thrilling river cruises and more. This well-crafted itinerary offers you an opportunity of visiting the top rated attractions of Goa.
Note: This is just a proposed itinerary, suggestive of what can be possible in the tour. We customize tours, according to need. Contact us if you want alterations, and we would help you with a memorable tour.
After your arrival at the Dabolim Airport in Goa, meet our tour representative who will help you with a hassle free transfer to your hotel in North Goa. After completing the check-in formalities, rest and relax for some time. You have the following day to yourself and you can spend it at your own leisure, while exploring the surroundings on your own. Then, you will visit the famous North Goa beaches including Baga beach, Calangute beach, Candolim beach, Anjuna beach, Vagator beach, Dauna Paula beach etc. These beaches are as touristy as they come.
In the evening, pay a visit to any of the popular beach shacks that serve delicious Indian and World fares. The environment surrounding these shacks are quite informal but arouse one's curiosity. Along with a variety of seafood, the menu also includes various kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Some of the most popular places for enjoying your meals are La Plage, Tantra, Bewan Me Up, Sublime, St Anthony's, Brittos and Curlies. You also have the option of visiting the exciting casinos in Goa (at your own cost). The various casinos which can be found here are Casino Royale, Casino Pride, Casino Pride 2, Deltin Jack, Deltin Royale, etc. This is followed by an overnight stay at a heritage hotel or similar property.
On day 2, you will visit the popular churches of Goa. The churches of Goa are eminent not only for being places of worship, but also for their amazing architecture. Se Cathedral, also known as Se Cathedral de Santa Catarina, is distinguished by its Portuguese-Manueline architectural style; Bom Jesus Basilica, UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception - a Baroque style that was built in 1541; Church of St Francis of Assisi, which is one of the most respected Roman Catholic Churches and Church of St. Catejan, which is a replica of St. Peter's Church in Rome, which is characterized by its Corinthian style of architecture.
Afterwards, you can explore Panaji, the Goan capital. Lastly, you can enjoy a cruise of the River Mandovi (at your own cost). The cruise contains food, drinks and live bands performing Goan dances. Enjoy your overnight stay in a heritage hotel or similar property.
Wake up early for getting some exciting views of the dolphins. On the Baga/Calangute beach, you will come across a number of local service providers who offer different kinds of water sports activities including dolphin viewing. They also offer special packages. You have the option of selecting a pack of your choice (at your own cost). Some of the famous water sports activities in Goa are parasailing, Jet ski, water skiing, speed boating, banana ride, scuba diving, snorkeling, and rafting in Mhadei River. Enjoy a lunch at a beach shack (soak).
Visit the Goan flea markets in the evening. One can find a range of items at these bustling flea markets, ranging from jewelry to clothes, accessories to spices, and so on. Flea markets such as Arpora Saturday Night Market, Anjuna Wednesday Flea Market, Mapusa Friday Market, The Mackies and Calangute Bazaar are also a hub of music and dance activities. This is followed by an overnight stay in Goa in a heritage hotel or similar property.
On the 4th day of the tour, visit some of the famous beaches in South Goa, which are frequented with less tourists. These beaches are havens of tranquility and serenity. Palolem beach, Mobor beach, Majorda beach, Varca beach, Cavelossim beach, Betalbatim beach, Agonda beach, Colva beach are some of the wonderful beaches that one can visit. One can enjoy soothing walks, absorb the calm ambience, enjoy lip smacking food at one of the many shacks or local eatery, or pursue any activity which interests you. A wide range of adventure sports are also offered here. Enjoy an overnight stay at a heritage hotel or similar property.
Pay a visit to any of the spice plantations of Goa in the morning to gain a special and elaborate understanding of the tropical spices of the region. This visit surely promises to be memorable. The visit is also followed by a delicious lunch at the plantation. You have the rest of the day at your own leisure to pursue any activities that interest you. This is followed by an overnight stay in a heritage hotel or similar property.
You will be assisted to the airport to board a flight for your onward destination.