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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 old 31st January Bakery, and then move into the Fontainhas area passing the chapel of St. Sebastian. This leads to a cluster of interesting buildings around Panjim Inn, Portuguese Foundation, and Galerie Gitanjali. We give you an exclusive insider access to visit a famous Goan musician and get insights into Portuguese influence on Goan music. Get mesmerized by Fado, Latin and 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 The experience may not be enjoyed by infants and toddlers. 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.
Discovery of Divar Island - E Bike Tours
Venture beyond typical beaches and head to Divar, a completely different realm that exists across Mandovi River. Divar Island will surely enchant you with its splendours. Witness time slowing down in this quaint river island situated just a few miles from the capital city of Panjim. Ride through patches of fields, mangroves, churches, temple sites and beautiful houses. Breathe and live rich heritage from traditional occupations like fishing. After immersing yourself in an unseen side of North Goa. The pretty locations and locals of Divar will entice all those looking for untouched pristine beauty. What makes this tour special? • E-biking experience on the beautiful winding roads of Divar Island. • One of the finest baroque churches of Goa with a 360 degree panoramic view. • A mystical temple site dating back to over 1000 years. • Insights to traditional occupations like fishing and learn more about sluice gates.
Pub Crawl and Local Wine Tasting Tour
We run our Pub Crawl on philosophy: Drink triple. See double. Act single ;). Unwind your evening with an exciting pub crawl in the heart of Goa. We will hop from one pub to another, experiencing the nightlife of the city and taste local Goan beverages and food with lots's of stories associated with them. We will start your bar journey from India's first E Beer pub, where you can pour beer on tap right at your table, also this place has a typical Goan feel to it. From here we will move to next place where you can sip verities of Goan Feni (Coconut Feni, Cashew Feni, Urak) it's said that Goa are incomplete without sips of feni drink, which has been produced from 400 years in a typical Portuguese way. Our third stop is a super cute, super local bar serving Goa's homemade fresh draft beer, and at the last spot you can sip a local wine while watching a calm river front and admiring its beauty. Guys it's not just about booze! some talks, enjoy fun games, some dance, some music and even more fun to make it a night to remember. Also we will share some insider info about the best booze in the area in city. The Night Bar and Pub Hopping Tour ends at the third Pub but not the fun :) Other things to note Legal drinking age in Goa is 18 years, please carry your id card showing age proof in case if it is needed at any location.
Old Goa Heritage Walk
The walk starts at the Viceroy's Arch near the Ferry point, where you get introduced to the historical Portuguese past of Old Goa. Old Goa was also known as ‘Rome of the East’ due to the incidence of prettily designed churches and wide open piazzas. We then pay a visit to the very beautiful St. Cajeten church of the Italian Order. St. Cajetan Church also known as the Church of Divine Providence is a church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa. We then move ahead to old main street of Old Goa, the Rua Direita to pass by the Se Cathedral and the Church of St Francis. Se Cathedral is one of the most ancient and celebrated religious buildings of Goa. This magnificent 16th century monument in Goa, build under the Portuguese rule is the largest church in Asia. After surveying the pieces of ruined buildings displayed outside the Museum, we proceed to Old Goa’s first c, the Church of St Catherine, before reaching the Basilica of Bom Jesus where the remains of St Francis Xavier are to be found. 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 Old Goa.
Island Hopping E-Bike Tour
We depart from the starting point and take a ferry ride to Divar island. We head to fisherman’s hut overlooking the city of Old Goa. As we proceed to a mystical temple site, we visit one of the finest baroque churches of Goa on our way. We ride through patches of fields and dense mangroves. We then take another ferry from Divar island and head to Vanxim island. We explore the backwaters on a motorboat hosted by a local fisherfolk. Proceed for fishing and crab catching. Refresh yourself at a very peaceful house for a home cooked delicacy.
Goa Street Food Crawl
1. You will taste more than 5 mouth watering and authentic delicacies of old Goa on this food tour, if you are a food lover and enjoy experiencing different kind of foods, then you should not miss this walking tour because trust us, you will surely regret it later. 2. We have designed this amazing experience for you with an intention to take you to these places for food tasting, so that you can also cherish this food, feast your taste buds and have a fabulous and lasting impression. 3. Be prepared to fill your mouth with mouth watering delights and please bring an appetite, even though it is food tasting it is highly fulfilling for the stomach. 4. Having awesome and sweet memories in the end of this fun, enjoyable and unique experience for you to remember for life and share with your family and friends. Note: We do quality assurance before adding a place on our food walk, so you can relax and enjoy the food without any worry. Other things to note Please feel free to let us know if you have any dietary requirements. Also we will offer tour for single guest as well, so do not hesitate to book with us even if you are a solo traveler.
Highlights of Portuguese influenced Goa
Experience the glimpse of Portuguese Era, beautiful Indo-portuguese buildings and monuments that riddled with history and heritage of the vintage city. Pass through the Fontainhas Neighborhood and see the inside of the city with some charming places with a beautiful view which we have discovered and travelers don't want to miss in this amazing walking tour of the old town. Highlights of Portuguese influenced Goa is an unmatched heritage experience with awesome stories to understand a city's existence, culture and lifestyle. Capture the beauty of colorful lanes, houses, historical monuments and friendly local people in your lens, capture memories not just only pictures and store them in your memories to cherish life-long from this tour. We follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not, this walking tour will be a unique, fun and memorable experience for you. By the end of the tour you will develop a great perspective of the city, its culture and you will also get some great insider tips and tricks to save money and to explore the best of the city.
Maka Di Brewery Tour - The Basic Tour Package
Time: 1 hour In case of any change in time, contact at: 9356445592 A knowledgeable enthusiastic guide at your service giving you an unforgettable tour of the place where you are consumed in our craft beer world. At the brewery, guests will have a first time experience looking at ingredients that go into the making of Our Astronomically Good Beer. You also get the chance to have a conversation with the brewers and the research team who are the stars of the show. The Latambarcem brewery tour is a once in a lifetime experience. Surrounded by lush fields, woods, meadows and streams with the foothills of the western ghats over yonder, the experience of soaking in the setting of our brewery adds to the uniqueness of your Goa experience. Experiences at the brewery tour includes: -Welcome kit -Get to converse with the Brewers and the Research Team -Get to see and feel malts and hops -See stages of the automated brewing process With respect to the Covid-19 guidelines, our brewery is fully functional now and completely sanitized with other precautionary measures taken for the safety of our employees and guests. CONDITIONS TO BE FOLLOWED: Wearing of shoes recommended Time sensitive. Kindly visit 5-10 minutes prior to the tour.
Monsoon Sea-side Exploratory Trail
Our meeting point is Keri Beach - the Northernmost tip of Goa with the Arabian sea on the west and the state of Maharashtra in the north. After warm welcome followed by a briefing of your day with us, we will head out on an exploration of the vast Paliyem Platue at a leisurely pace or one that suites your fitness level. You will experience various geographical features, starting with a short walk on the beach , trudge a thick forested slope , wander a laterite platue with a lot of vegetation and little streams during the monsoons, water break and pictures at a cliff face and then we will follow a forest stream which flows into a fresh water pond on the beach, there are several rock pools inviting us to cool off before we walk across the beach (Kollum Beach ) and then onto a hill trail with the splendid Arabian sea for company and mesmerizing vistas on the way , finally we will arrive at Keri Beach.
Chronicles & Echoes of Divar Island
The tour begins by taking the ferry across from one of the Ferry terminals to Divar. Our storytellers Amreen / Nelson / Evane will meet you at the ferry point. From there we proceed by car to a Church (entry is not permitted) built in the late 16th century. 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 (entry is not permitted) in Goa. We head for a light meal, either Breakfast or High Tea (At an Indo-Portuguese home or a riverside wellness resort, both of which are subject to availability on that day) . Tales from the past, local perspective, 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 / storyteller in the island. We need prior information about any food preferences and food allergies The meal includes mostly vegetarian food, some food might contain eggs Ferry charges are applicable for vehicles only.
Goan Feni & Tapas Trail
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.
Panaji City Walking Tour
Panaji, the capital of Goa has a lot to offer. We start with a walk through the 18th century conservation area. The magnificent structures make you fall in love with them. End the tour with loads of memories and friends. Be prepared to be active and sweat, as we see the true face of Goa.
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, interested children and senior citizens can enjoy this activity in absolute safety with me in government licensed kayaks and safety equipment , accompanying you throughout.