Duration: 4 Nights & 5 Days
Places Covered: North Goa – South Goa
DAY 1: ARRIVE GOA
Goa – A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, seafood, susegad and spirituality, Goa is India’s pocket-sized paradise. On arrival, meet our tour representative who will receive you at the airport and you will be transferred to your respective hotel. Evening is free for relaxation or leisure. Overnight stay in Goa.
DAY 2: NORTH GOA
Today morning after breakfast your day is scheduled to visit in and around North Goa. North Goa is where one can find authentic eateries, markets and parties. Drive to Vagator beach. This serene stretch of seashore in North Goa is under the gaze of the majestic Chapora Fort. One of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, here you can walk on the soft silver sands, enjoy a refreshing swim or go exploring its beautiful silver sandy stretch dotted with huge red cliffs and two fresh bubbling springs. – Later, move on for a visit to the Anjuna Beach. Breathtaking in its scenic beauty, the beautiful seashore is covered by uneven boulders that serve as a backdrop to many wonderful Goan rave parties. Watch the waves splash the boulders, bask in the laid-back bliss or try out the watersports such as parasailing, yachting and windsurfing, banana rides, etc.(Watersports on your own cost) – The day’s sightseeing also includes Calangute Beach and Baga Beach, two popular beach destinations in Goa perfect for an excitement-driven day. Continue to Candolim beach, to explore the beautiful shores and the famous Light House, Aguada Fort and explore the ancient remains of the fort overlooking the Aguada. Currently serving as the Central Jail, Fort Aguada is one of the largest as well as the best-preserved relic of the Portuguese era. Built in the early 17th century, the fort guarded the seaway entry into the River Mandovi and to protect Old Goa from potential enemy attacks. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay in Goa.
DAY 3: SOUTH GOA
Post breakfast in the morning visit South Goa. South Goa is where one can find luxurious resorts and serene, private beaches. Proceed to drive to Old Goa, the Heritage capital of Goa. Walk around the area and experience the world famous Churches of St Francis Xavier, Basilica of Bom Jesus. Many of these relics of the Portuguese colonial rule of Goa are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also visit Dona Paula, from its highest point one can see River Zuari meeting Arabian Sea. A secluded bay situated on the Arabian Sea, the Dona Paula Beach is one of the most sought after beaches in Goa. Later, continue visiting Spice Garden, Mangueshi Temple – Lord Mangueshi, an incarnation of Shiva, also known as the Kuldevta of many Hindus in Goa especially of Saraswat Brahmins. Later proceed for a river cruise where you can enjoy the Goan dance and music (at your own cost) and return back to hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Goa.
DAY 4: DAY FREE FOR LEISURE
Today you can explore Goa on your own as the day is free for leisure or shopping. The people are quite friendly towards tourists and celebrate many festivals throughout the year. While the seafood is excellent, Goa has one of the best nightlife in the country with trendy bars, beach shacks, elegant cafes and many clubs and discotheques. Thanks to lower alcohol prices in the state, Goa is also great for younger tourists with relatively tighter pockets. Enjoy the day on your own. Overnight stay in Goa.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE
Morning after breakfast check-out and transfer straight to airport for your onwards departure back home. Tour ends with happy memories.