Private Full-Day All-Inclusive Tour of Goa with Lunch at a Spice Plantation

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Private Full-Day All-Inclusive Tour of Goa with Lunch at a Spice Plantation
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Explore Goa, which was a Portuguese colony until 1961 and remains one of the most unexpected destinations in India, on this 8-hour private guided tour which includes  Latin Quarters Panji, Se Cathedral and the Basilica of Born Jesus UNESCO World Heritage   sites with lunch at a spice plantation. Hotel pickup and drop-off, guide, private air-conditioned transportation, entrance fees, and buffet lunch (vegetarian options available) included.
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In Brief

Location:
Panjim, India
Country:
India
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Buffet lunch included
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Old Goa, Goa Velha India

After a 9am pickup at your Goa city hotel, meet your guide and travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle to reach Old Goa, also known as Velha Goa ( velha means old in Portuguese). This was the original capital of the state of Goa and the second capital city established by the Portuguese in India. It was established in 1510 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Appreciate this slice of history as your guide shows you the Se Cathedral and the Basilica of Born Jesus UNESCO World Heritage sites

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Shree Manguesh Saunsthan, Dinanath Mangeshkar Rd, Mangeshi Village, Mardol, Goa 403401, India

Next, visit the Shri Manguesh Temple, one of the largest Hindu temples in the state of Goa. It was completed in 1560 and was originally a very plain building. Over the centuries it has been renovated and expanded. Admire the current lavish temple as your guide points out key elements like the Mangesh Linga.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Shantadurga Temple, Kavlem, Kapileswari - Kavlem Rd, Donshiwado, Ponda, Goa 403401, India

Then continue to the Shanta Durga Temple, a large temple complex near the village of Kavalem, before touring a spice plantation in the town of Ponda

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tropical Spice Plantation, Arla Bazar Keri, Ponda India

The plantation is spread over a large area where TK SPICES are grown. After receiving a traditional Aarti welcome and a garland of marigolds, tour the plantation then enjoy a buffet lunch on site including traditional Goan dishes served on a banana leaf (vegetarian options available).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fontainhas, Panjim India

After lunch, visit the Portuguese Latin Quarters in the city of Panaji, including Fontainhas (or Bairro das Fontainhas, in Portuguese). Here the Portuguese influence is easy to see in the architecture, the narrow streets, and the buildings painted in lively colors.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Dona Paula Beach, 7 Km From Panaji, Dona Paula 403004 India

Continue to the village of Dona Paula near Panaji. Formerly called Oddavell, this village was re-named in honor of a beloved and generous benefactor. It is now home to the National Institute of Oceanography.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Mandovi RIver, Panjim 403001 India

Finally, explore Panjim City, the capital of the state of Goa, on the banks of the Mandovi River, including the Baroque Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church on the main square (known as Praça da Igreja in Portuguese), colorful villas, and cobblestone streets. Then sit back and relax for the return to Goa in your private vehicle, arriving at your hotel around 5pm.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off or Cruise Terminal Pick up and Drop as selected.
  • Guide
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Lunch at Spice Plantations
  • Monument Entry
  • Entry/Admission - Old Goa
  • Entry/Admission - Shree Manguesh Saunsthan
  • Entry/Admission - Shantadurga Temple, Kavlem
  • Entry/Admission - Tropical Spice Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Fontainhas
  • Entry/Admission - Dona Paula Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Mandovi RIver

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all Central Hotels in Goa / Port / Airport

Airports

  • Dabolim Airport, India


Ports
Mormugao

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Maximum of 8 people
  • Knees and shoulders must be covered by both men and women who wish to enter temples. Please dress modestly. No tank tops or shorts.
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen recommended
  • Women may need to cover their hair. Please bring a hat or scarf.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Pick up from Cruise at 8 am and return back to Cruise by 3 pm.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.22 out of 5 based on the last 9 recent reviews

This is a great way to see Goa if you only have a day or if you want to get your bearings on your first day. Brief stops at all the highlights. We had a great time, and our guide Ryan was very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2019
The lunch at the Plantation was delicious and the place was very nice. The cathedrals he took us to see where breathtaking! He was very knowledgeable of the places. Picked us up and returned us on time. Was a great guide and good driver.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2019
Loved it. Went for the Heritage experience and i was very pleased with the overall tour. The guide, Mr. Agnelo Ferrao, was not only nice and helpful, but also extremely knowledgeable of all the details about the sites we visited. This was indeed a private tour, which seems costly for one when you look at the price - but the experience was surely worth it. i would definitely use their services again.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2018
Did this as a shore excursion from Mormugao Port. Excellent day and much more seen and learnt than the overpriced cruise company option.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
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.
• Submitted 09 May 2017
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.
• Submitted 30 May 2017
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.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2017
The visit to the Spice plantation with the lunch included was the highlight of the trip.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
Our tour of Goa was average. The city of Panjim is about 45 minutes from the cruise port and with all the construction, in an old van with tight seating seemed like a long ride. Our guide spoke very broken English, talked more to the driver than us and was very hard to understand. Our lunch at the Spice Plantation was ok, not on a palm leaf and thought we would be seeing the actual fields of spices not a tourist loop in their yard showing the different spices growing. When we questioned the guide, he said that there were a lot of spice plantations we didn't get the experience that we were expecting as was represented on Viator.....The one bathroom stop was at an expensive antique dealer...whom the guide knew very well. Tour was overpriced.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2018

In Brief

Location:
Panjim, India
Country:
India
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Buffet lunch included
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors