Goa Beach Tour

Old Goa Tour

Duration: 05 Nights/06 Days
Destinations: Mumbai- Goa- Mumbai

Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai in the evening. 

Goa Beach Tour

Mumbai (Bombay) is the capital of the state of Maharashtra and commercial capital of India, as half of the foreign trade of India is done through this most cosmopolitan city. Mumbai is the industrial hub of almost every industries ranging from textile, pharmaceuticals and many more. Located on the west coast of Arabian Sea, Mumbai has so many things to fascinate tourists. Mumbai is also a home to one of the largest film industry in the world “Bollywood”. It is bigger than Hollywood in terms of the number of films produced per year (around 900 movies per year apart from the regional movies). The Indian Film industry is probably the only one in the world to have been given the designated status of an “industry”.

You will be well received on your arrival at the Mumbai airport and transfer to hotel. 
After check- in formality, you will check in to the room.

OPTION: Midnight snacks to be served on arrival- on extra supplement. 
Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 02: Mumbai
Goa Beach Tour After breakfast at hotel, proceed for an excursion of Elephanta caves, which is 10Kms from Gateway of India and it takes about 45minutes by ferry to reach the island. The island was formerly called Gharapuri and the Portuguese renamed it as Elephanta, after finding a huge monolithic carved elephant, where they landed in Mumbai. The cave temple, which is the prime attraction of Elephanta, spread over an area of 5,000 Sq. Mtr and is reached after climbing more than 100 steps to the top of the hill. Inside the temple, there are the pillared halls and nine panels, today is a world Heritage site.

Return to Mumbai and Lunch at local restaurant (Indian cuisine). 

In the afternoon, proceed for city tour of Mumbai, visiting Gateway of India overlooking the Harbor, the Towers of Silence, Marine Drive, the Colaba Causeway- the commercial heart of Mumbai and Dhobi Ghat- the unique and colorful outdoor 'laundry'. Drive up to the Malabar Hill to the lovely Hanging Gardens and the Kamla Nehru Park, from where you will get a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea, spread out before you. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market.

Welcome Dinner will be served at hotel’s restaurant. 
Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 03 : Mumbai/ Goa- Fly 
Breakfast at hotel and rest of the morning at leisure.

Later, you will be transferred to Mumbai airport to board flight to Goa.

Goa Beach Tour

Located on the west coast of India, Goa is India's smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population. Goa is renowned for its exotic beaches and therefore it attracts million of tourists every year. Goa is a party state and therefore it becomes over populated particularly during the Christmas and New Year. Goa was ruled by Portuguese for more than five hundred years and therefore it has a mix of Indian and Portuguese culture. Goa has become a round the year tourist destination because of its centre of medical treatments and seminars and conferences. The Goan population is a mixture of Hindus and Roman Catholics with majority of Hindus. Goa has been regarded as one of the most peaceful states in India.

You will be well received on your arrival at Goa airport and transfer to hotel.

Arrive hotel and check in to your room. 

Buffet Lunch at hotel’s restaurant. 

Rest of the afternoon at leisure by the beach. 
Dinner will be served at hotel’s restaurant. 
Overnight in Goa.

Day 04: Goa
Breakfast at hotel and rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beach etc.

Lunch will be served at hotel’s restaurant. 

OPTION: You can do the following tours:

1. Old Goa Tour (Churches of Goa) and Panjim with Lunch at local restaurant- on extra supplement. 
Goa Beach Tour Old Goa or Velha Goa is an ancient part of Goa and is known for its rich heritage and culture. Goa was a well known Portuguese settlement in the ancient times and by visiting Old Goa, you can get a feel of the rich tradition and culture. You can visit The Basilica of Bom Jesus, which has been declared a World Heritage Site. It contains the remains of St Francis Xavier, Goa's patron saint who founded the Jesuit order. Francis Xavier was a missionary whose body is claimed to be miraculously preserved even till now, without the use of any chemicals. The Se Cathedral, dedicated to St Catherine, is the largest church in Goa. Its construction began in 1562 under the reign of King Dom Sebastian, though it was finally completed by 1652. The church is built in the Portuguese Gothic Style with a Tuscan exterior and Corinthian interior. The Church of the St Francis of Assisi was built by eight Franciscan Friars in 1517. It has carved woodwork, murals with scenes from the life of St Francis and the floor is made mostly of gravestones that date from the 16th century. The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is a landmark in Panjim. The Latin quarters, Fontainhas has its own quaint little chapels tucked away behind the colorful colonial houses.

Goa Beach Tour 2. Anjuna Flea Market with Lunch at local restaurant
The Anjuna Flea Market, Goa is named after the famous Anjuna beach. The Anjuna market is organized on every Wednesdays on Anjuna beach. People from all over Goa come to this beach and become a part of one of the most popular shopping destinations in Goa. The setting up of the Anjuna Flea Market was mainly the idea of foreigners who decided to earn some money buy selling small self made items and their own belongings. Over a period of time, the idea gained momentum and more and more people joined in. Today, it has become one of the most popular local markets in Goa.

3. Saturday Night Market with Dinner at local restaurant
A good place to see local live acts is at the Saturday night market in Arpora village, which features everything from rock fusion bands to jazz and Goan folk music. Saturday Night Market is a wonderful little world in itself, providing unparalleled services and entertainment to sellers and visitors as well as being Goa’s prime shopping destination. The shopping experience at Saturday Night market is unparallel, where one can find so many creative people from all over the world offering products such as hand-made leather sandals, magic crystal wands, beautiful jewelry and the latest unique fashions.

Goa Beach Tour 4. Day excursion to Elephant village with picnic Lunch
A compressed day trip, which includes elephant wash & ride, walk to ancient temple, wash, swim & picnic lunch. Elephants simply love splashing in the water - very much like the humans. Spend great time watching this delightful scene of washing the elephant like a little kid. A delightful trip, which will linger in mind for a long time.

5. Day excursion to Spice Plantation with Lunch Goa has huge spice plantations that produce many of Goa's fantastic aromatic spices. Once at the plantation, you will be welcomed with an herbal tea and a leaflet briefing you about the plantation. You can see the men climb on the Betel Nut trees, over a hundred feet above the ground, swaying from tree to tree and collecting ingredients fore mixes and spices. After you tour round the plantation, you will be served lunch in an open air restaurant. The meal served on a banana leaf, accompanied by a sweet dish and a tipple of cashew feni (Goan specialty). The food that is prepared here is made purely from the ingredients available at the farm itself. While relaxing with your lunch, you might get glimpses of a few of the nearly 80 species of birds that have been sighted within the plantation.

6. Cooking lesson at a local house with Lunch
Cooking lesson can be organized at a local house in Goa. You will be first taken to the market place to buy the ingredients for the cooking. Then you will be transferred to a local house, where you will be given a demo on how to make goan dishes. You will be then given a time to prepare the assigned dish and after practices you can finally make it. Enjoy eating one of the recepies you have cooked during lunch. 

Goa Beach Tour 7. Dolphin Tour
Dolphin watching trips are extremely popular in Goa. As soon as the dolphins are sighted, you will get a chance to watch the playful dolphins frolicking about in the Arabian waters. Be ready with your cameras, Dolphins will often swim within a few feet of your dolphin tour boat to have a look at you. Dolphins are playful mammals and will delight you with their antics.

8. Goa River Cruise along Mandovi River
You can also go for river cruises along Mandovi River. These river cruises have on board folk dance performances as well as traditional Goan songs and dance presentations. Popular dances like Corridinho, Dekhni are performed live on board. In the evening, drive to Baga Beach for dinner at a local restaurant; followed by going out to night clubs around Baga and dance away the night. Return to hotel after midnight. Overnight in Goa.

Day 05: Goa
Breakfast at hotel and rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beach etc.

Lunch will be served at hotel’s restaurant. 

OPTION: You can do the above mentioned tour if you wish to.

In the evening, Gala Dinner in the hotel’s beach with cultural extravaganza, followed by DJ with dance floor. 

OPTION 1: Bollywood Theme Dinner at hotel’s banquet hall with colorful posters of actors & actresses, bollywood songs and live music with DJ & dance floor- on extra supplement. 

OPTION 2: FISHING VILLAGE THEME DINNER in the hotel’s beach- - on extra supplement.

Fishing villages are part of Goa's rich cultural heritage. A local Goan fishing village will be created in the hotel’s lawn, which forms a perfect backdrop for a charming evening in a very rustic atmosphere. Artisans display their skills whilst the village dancers dance with the music of a local band. Post dinner, there will be DJ with dance floor. 
Overnight in Goa.

Day 06: Goa/ Mumbai- Fly
Breakfast at hotel and rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beach etc.

Lunch will be served at hotel’s restaurant. 

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Goa airport to board flight to Mumbai.

Arrive Mumbai and transfer to the city centre to visit around or last minutes shopping etc.

Later, you will be transferred to a hotel for wash & change, followed by a Farewell dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. 
Later in the evening, you will be transferred to Mumbai International airport to board your flight back home with sweet memories of your trip with Dependable Travel Solutions (India) !!

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