Private Goa Sightseeing Tour With Lunch At A Spice Plantation - Panaji

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Overview

Take a private tour of Goa, a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 16th-century churches and the areas tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda. In the tour, cover Old Goa Churches, Mangueshi Temple, Spice Plantation, Portuguese Latin Quarters, Shanta Durga Temple, Miramar Beach, Dona Paula with lunch at Spice Plantation.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Goa at 9am. Head to Old Goa Churches - Old Goa or Velha Goa (Velha means "old" in Portuguese) is a historical city in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. You will see a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Mangueshi Temple, one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa. In the year 1560, when the Portuguese started Christian conversions in Salcete Taluka. See the Mangesh Linga from the original site at the Kushasthali or Cortalim on the banks of river Aghanashini (Zuari) to its present location at Mangeshi.

Visit the Shanta Durga Temple, a large temple complex at the foothill of Kavalem village in Ponda Taluka, Goa, India. A small laterite mud shrine was built and the deity was installed here. Next, you will head to a Spice Plantation Tour with lunch included. The Spice plantation is located in Ponda, a village untouched by pollution. It is spread over large tract of verdant land, which offers the perfect setting for you to soak in a pure unadulterated nature. Get welcomed in a traditional way by offering Aarti, Kumkum and a garland of flowers with lunch and herbal tea. Healthy and nutritious food will be served in a traditional manner on a banana leaf feast on authentic Goan cuisines. Help yourself to generous servings of veg and non veg delicacies as well as some Italian delights to your plate. High on nutrition and steeped in tradition, the food will be just the way you’d expect in this lap of nature.

After lunch, visit the Portuguese Latin Quarters - Fontainhas (or Bairro das Fontainhas, in Portuguese), an old Latin Quarter in the city of Panaji in Goa, India. It maintains to this day its Portuguese influence, namely at the architectonic level, such as narrow streets, old villas and buildings painted in lively colors. The quarter shows how Panaji was during the Portuguese rule of Goa.

You will see Dona Paula, a former village and tourist destination in the suburbs of Panaji, Goa, India. Today it is home to the National Institute of Oceanography. Dona Paula was a woman of charity and was known to have helped the villagers, worked a lot for their betterment and so after her death, the villagers decided to rename the village as Dona Paula, previously called Oddavell.

Panjim City is the capital of the Indian state of Goa and the headquarters of North Goa district. It lies on the banks of the Mandovi River and means “land that never floods”. The Baroque Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church is located overlooking the main square known as Praça da Igreja. Colorful villas, Kala Academy, cobbled streets and interesting buildings give Panaji a Portuguese ambiance. At 5pm, sit back and relax on the drive back to your Hotel in Goa.

Inclusions for Private Goa Sightseeing Tour With Lunch At A Spice Plantation

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off within Goa City limits
  • Entrance fees
  • All necessary transportation to/from site attractions
  • Lunch at Spice Plantations

Exclusions for Private Goa Sightseeing Tour With Lunch At A Spice Plantation

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites. However, please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; spaghetti straps and short shorts are not recommended

A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen with hats or scarf for ladies are highly recommended

This private tour operates with a maximum of 8 people

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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3 reviews by the users

  • The tour guide in Goa, Anand was very good also the driver, Victor. He explained so many things about Old Goa, and we could visit so many churches around Bom Jesus, where St. Franciscus Xavierius 's body was kept in this church. The opposite of the Bom Jesus, there are St. Catherine and St.Peters and others. After that we visited the temple and the spice plantation for lunch. After lunch, our request to skip the spice plantation tour, on the way back we stop to St. Mary Immaculate before we go back to the hotel.

  • Spice Plantation visit as well as included lunch was a good first time experience with a lot of insight into different spices and how they grow. A must-see when visiting Goa.

  • The tour was great. My tour guide Ryan, had extensive knowledge on Goa and the history of Goa which was exactly what I was looking for. We covered off the main spots in Old Goa and the tour of the spice plantation was great too. The only thing I would comment on would be the cost of the tour. It was 200 USD all up which I feel is slightly steep, in saying that it was a private tour and I was by myself. Otherwise I had a great time.

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