Private Cultural Tour: Ancestral Goa, Shantadurga Temple and Spice Village Including Lunch5 reviews
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Stop At: Ancestral Goa, Loutolim Salcete, 403718 India
Ancestral Goa. Commonly referred to by locals as Big Foot Museum, this cultural center in the village of Loutolim is designed to preserve the culture an dtraditions of the region and pays homage to Portuguese influences. Tour the village with your expert guide and gain insight into age-old traditions like bringing feni—a local moonshine made from cashews or coconut.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Casa Araujo Alvares, Near Big Foot, Loutolim 403718 India
Check out the 250-year-old Portuguese mansion called Casa Araujo and explore its lavish rooms, which include a dining hall and chapel. An impressive doorway leads to a towering staircase that makes this historic structure truly stunning.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Shantadurga Temple, Kavalem Village, Ponda Taluka, Panjim India
Shantadurga Temple. This impressive complex was built in 1738 AD and is surrounded by brilliant green foliage. Your guide will explain more about the Indo-Portuguese architecture when you venture inside. Brilliant stained-glass windows and a golden palanquin known as a palkhi decorate this religious center.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Shree Manguesh Saunsthan, Dinanath Mangeshkar Rd, Mangeshi Village, Mardol, Goa 403401, India
400-year-old Mangueshi Temple. Built to honor the goddess Shiva, the temple and its iconic pillars play an essential role in the community.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Sahakari Spice Farm, Curti, Ponda India
Finally, drive in air-conditioned comfort to a nearby spice village where you’ll be greeted by a biologist who will explain the vegetation that lives on the plantation. Learn about medicinal purposes for herbs and sample cuisine that uses these flavorful spices during a full buffet lunch of authentic Indian fare. At the conclusion of your private cultural tour you’ll head back to your hotel in Goa for the evening.
Duration: 1 minute
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- English-speaking guide
- Transport in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Spice plantation tour
- Water bottle on board the vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Sahakari Spice Farm
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and Drop off location for this tour
Panaji / Calangute / Candolim / Baga.
This tour will not operate from below location.
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Returns to original departure point
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Please note that lunch will not be served until mid- to late-afternoon. You’re welcome to bring a packed lunch if you’d like to eat prior to the buffet lunch.
- A maximum of 9 people per booking
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Booking Terms and Conditions
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