Old Goa Churches, Temples & Spice Plantation With "Goan" Lunch - Panaji

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Centrally located Goa hotels, preferably in North Goa. If you stay in South Goa, then please check with us for the supplement costs before booking
  • Return Details :
    centrally located Goa Hotels
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Tour to the Off-beat Old Goa, to discover the Churches that are simply fascinating! Their imposing grand facades, the intricate detailing of the interiors mesmerizes you. Also the ancient architecture is so appealing. Many times these fabulous churches are shown in Bollywood movies due to their rustic charm.

Later visiting Tropical spice plantation gives a much needed break from the packed beaches of Goa and is a pleasant activity. Enjoy a lip smacking Goan Lunch (group basis) hosted inside the plantation only.

Also visit a 400 year Old Hindu temple known as "Mangeshi" temple, a reminiscent of erstwhile Hindu heritage of Goa before the Portuguese colonial rule.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa Road, Goa Velha 403402 India
Morning our guide will pick you from your hotel and proceed towards a beautiful eye catching view of the Mandovi River meeting the king size Arabian Sea. Explore the Old Goa churches Se Cathedral and Basilica of Bom Jesus, where the mummified body of the patron saint of Goa, St. Francis Xavier is rested, on request we can proceed to the local temple too.

Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Sahakari Spice Farm, Curti, Ponda India
OH Boy!! Its time for lunch, we halt at Tropical Spice Plantation- local orchid farm where the local villagers cultivate various tropical vegetables and fruits. Stroll around the plantation as the local host shares his experience with you, post the brief walk head to the table for sumptuous buffet meal (optional activity at supplement cost : buy local grown authentic organic spices).
Post lunch drive to the vibrant local bazaar - Panjim. Here of the many stalls and boutique shops you will find some fascinating items on display for sale. The caricature on the huge walls of the market resembles the trade which has been seated here from ages Its a must to have the picture to add to your collection, villagers from all parts of Goa flock to Panjim bazaar for some good deal for local sales. A spree time of about 2 hrs will be allotted accompanied with our host. Post some good shopaholic experience, we drive to Miramar beach for a sunset experience and then head straight to your resort/hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Lunch on fixed menu basis

Transport by private vehicle

Entry/Admission - Tropical Spice Plantation

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Any local guide, same can be provided at an additional cost

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Infant meals not included

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Dress code is smart casual

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Sep-2022

    Essence of Goa, visited important heritage churches of goa with a lot of beauty and history behind.....spice farms were sprawling and charming, got to see the plantations of a lot of famed indian spices

  • 22-Jun-2019

    this tour is slightly long and you cover whole goa almost. lunch in a spice farm relaxes your senses and saves the long day for you. staff of discover activities was awesome and hrlpful