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"Unforgettable Experiences: A Guide to Activities in Goa"

Goa is more than just a party destination. The number of options available will mesmerize you leaving you longing for more. Let's give you an idea of different activities available in Goa to explore Goa. The biggest challenge that most Goa Travelers face is that there is no proper clarity on the availability of these activities and the reliability of the vendors. I have put this together to give you the latest update of the available activities in Goa you must consider during your trip.


You would need to plan a long Goa vacation to experience everything.


Fontainhas
Streets of Sao Tome in Panjim

Overview: The Latin Quarter Walk takes you through the lanes of Fontainhas in Panjim That boasts of Indo Portuguese architecture, Colorful buildings, Cute Cafes and Bars. Its a location that is aesthetically pleasing and fantastic for pictures.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 850 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Families, Friends, Heritage Buffs.



Old Goa Ruins
Tower of St Augustine

Overview: Old Goa is was the previous capital of Goa. This walk will give you an experience of the best Portuguese Monuments and stories that go along with it. Churches like Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se cathedral are part of the tour including a visit to see the relics of St Francis Xavier.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 850 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Families, Friends, Heritage Buffs.


Overview: One of Goa's big cities, this walk will take you through the making of Goa's culture through the times of the Portuguese with a focus on Holy Spirit Church, the beautiful colorful lanes of Comba and the unique Indo Portuguese architecture around.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 850 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Families, Friends, Heritage Buffs.


Overview: Walk through the most beautiful localities of Panjim while you learn of how it was built in accordance to the vision of Former Viceroy Dom Manuel from the Portuguese Era. The area has a picturesque promenade, lush gardens and magnificent heritage buildings.

Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 850 per person

Suitable for: Friends, Heritage Buffs.


Divar Island
Divar Island

Overview: Explore the monuments, ruins and culture on one of Goa's biggest Island villages that is still not connected by road. This tour will give you perspective of how it is to live like an islander and the interesting stories of the monuments on the island.


Duration: 3 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 1500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Heritage Buffs.



Fernandes Heritage Home chandor
Heritage Home in Chandor

Overview: Chandor is popular for the massive heritage mansions around the village that have interesting artifacts and stories. The village is also known to be cursed for generations. The stories and rituals of this village are interesting to explore.


Duration: 3 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 1500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Heritage Buffs.


Overview: The Island of Chorao is known for Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, the village life and also for Portuguese Heritage. Spot Birds on a Mangrove Boat Ride, taste local cocktails and also enjoy a local breakfast on this Tour.


Duration: 4 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 2000 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Nature Lovers


Clay Bath Goa
Clay Bath Experience Goa

Overview: For a City Dweller this is an experience you must try as it is in the rawest form of enjoying the pleasures of being in a village. This location has soft buttery clay that you can apply on your body and take in the benefits through your skin. Enjoy washing off the clay at a rain shower setup followed by sumptuous snacks at a farm.


Duration: 3 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 1800 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Nature Lovers


Natural Pool in goa
Natural Pool in Goa

Overview: Get into the hinterlands of Goa with this experience and enjoy the beauty of nature at its best. The freshwater natural ponds offer a refreshing dip and also a thrilling jump from various heights into the pools. for nature lovers, this is an activity you must experience. Not to forget the delicious village lunch after the activity.


Duration: 5 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 2500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Nature Lovers


Riverside Picnic in Goa
Setup for a Riverside Picnic

Overview: Escape into the nature at this riverside picnic with your friends and family. The location is deep into the hinterlands of Goa where you can enjoy a freshwater dip into the nearby stream, snack on fresh fruits, barbecued food and a homely spread of Goan food at the end of the picnic.


Duration: 6 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 2700 per person

Suitable for: Small Groups 5-25 people.


Overview: Explore the hidden and lesser known beaches on this beach hike. You will see beautiful views, amazing landscapes as well as Goa's untouched beauty in its truest form. This is only for those who have a decent level of fitness and the determination to go through it all. There are a number of options across different parts of Goa.


Duration: 5 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 2700 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Families and Outdoor Lovers.


Dudhsagar Waterfall
Dudhsagar Waterfall

Overview: A Commercial Bus tour from North Goa to the famous Dudhsagar Waterfall that included a fun Jeep Safari, a 15 minute hike and lunch at a spice farm on the way back. This is a full day activity since the waterfall is far from the beach belt.


Duration: 10 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 2200 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends and Families.


Parasailing
Parasailing in Goa

Overview: A popular package opted by tourists to get a taste of all watersports and the experience of scuba Diving. This package has a lot packed in a short amount of time so each activity is limited in duration. Complementary Drinks, Lunch and Snacks are provided to keep you satiated as the boat ride is long to Bat Island plus there is a wait time for each activity.


Duration: 8 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 2200 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, solo travelers.


Fly Boarding

Overview: A fun adventure activity where you are propelled into the air by water from the attachment at your feet. The activity is thrilling in nature and will get you wet with excitement as you go up in the air.


Duration: 15 Minutes

Approx Price: Rs 2500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, solo travelers.


Surfing in Goa
Surfing in Goa

Overview: Make the most of your time on the beach by learning how to surf with international instructors in Ashwem, North Goa. This is a perfect bonding activity for couples and friends plus they make for great pictures.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 2500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, solo travelers.


Kayaking in Goa
Kayaking in the Backwaters

Overview: The serene beauty of Goa's waters are best experienced on a Kayak. These guided tours are available across Goa. At Chapora, Moira, Sal, Hollant, Palolem etc. When you go with a guide you experience the best as they will share information about what's around and the technique of kayaking properly.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 1500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, solo travelers.


Para Motoring

Overview: From the top of a hill this trip will take you through the sky with a motor that drives the parachute while you enjoy the view along the coast. The mesmerizing views form a height gives you a drone camera view which is a life time experience.


Duration: 15 Minutes

Approx Price: Rs 4500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, solo travelers.


Paragliding Goa
Paragliding from a Hill

Paragliding

Overview: Jump from the top of a hill with your parachute as you glide back and forth until you land on the beach. This activity gives you an adrenaline rush as you look at the coast below while you are in the air.


Duration: 15 Minutes

Approx Price: Rs 3500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, solo travelers.


Watersports in Goa
Bumper Boat Ride

Overview: Beach watersports are a hot set of activities while in Goa. The package consists of Parasailing, Banana Boat Ride, Bumper Boat Rides, Speedboat and Jetski Ride which are about 30-60 seconds each in North Goa. In the South they charge higher and give you about 1.5 minutes.


Duration: 1.5 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 1500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, solo travelers.


Bungee Jumping

Overview: Bungee Jumping is another Adrenaline activity which is present in 2 locations in North Goa. At Mayem Lake and Latembarcem. The whole duration from briefing to the jump is about 30 minutes. Walk ins are permitted but it is on first come first serve basis.


Duration: 30 Minutes

Approx Price: Rs 5000 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, solo travelers.


Scuba Diving in Goa
Scuba Diving to see the Shipwreck

Overview: As per the international standards, this trip is professionally organized and follows all protocol for safety and training. The dive duration is 45 minutes and you will be shown a shipwreck, coral garden, aquatic marine life and will be given individual equipment.


Duration: 6 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 5500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, solo travelers.


Parra Road Dear Zindagi
Cycling Tour in the Villages of Goa

Overview: Enjoy the beauty of Goa on this Ebike Tour through the villages and heritage monuments. There are multiple tours across North and South Goa to choose from where you can experience nature, heritage monuments, food, beautiful views and more. These tours will give you some of the best pictures you can get.


Duration: 3 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 2500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, solo travelers.


Goan Food
Goan Sweets

Overview: Tickle your taste buds as you explore Goa's heritage and culture through its food. This tour is for all ages and will give you a chance to try a variety of authentic Goan food and drinks as you walk through Fontainhas.


Duration: 3 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 2500 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Families.


Goa Yachts
Yacht Hire in Goa

Overview: To experience cruising on River Mandovi in style, this is the best option for you. The premium luxury yachts are available for small parties, photoshoots, leisure cruising and to view the backwaters of the River. The yachts start at 6 people capacity and go on up to 22 capacity.


Duration: 2 Hours onwards

Approx Price: Rs 15,000 per trip of 2 Hours

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Families.


Overview: This Boat ride spans for about 45 minutes where you will be taken to a spot where the River Mandovi meets the sea. This area is known for spotting dolphins in the wild. These playful mammals are shown from a distance. The boat rides are available throughout the day and do accept walk ins. The boats capacity is around 25-35.


Duration: 45 Minutes

Approx Price: Rs 350 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Families.


Fishing Boat Trip

Overview: Fishing is a popular hobby amongst Goans. This trip will take you through the backwaters of River Mandovi where you will be taught the techniques of fishing with a local fisherman. The catch can be taken to your hotel/restaurant and served fresh to eat. The boat can take upto 8 people.


Duration: 3 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 7000 per trip

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Families.


Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Boat Ride
Mangrove Boat Ride

Overview: For the nature lovers, this is a perfect option where you can explore the backwaters of River Mandovi through Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. The location is popular for spotting migratory birds and crocodiles when the tide is right. The boat can take 10 people at the most.


Duration: 3 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 5500 per Hour

Suitable for: Couples, Friends, Families.


Dinner Cruise Goa
Family Dinner Cruise

Overview: Party on Goa's beautiful River Mandovi along river Panjim on a Dinner Cruise. These big boats have Entertainment, Live Performances, Complementary Drinks, Buffet Dinner, Starters and a Bollywood DJ to keep you moving through the night. The advantage with a Family boat is that you get a private table for you and your family and the crowd is majorly couples and families. The boats are around 180-220 capacity when they are full.


Duration: 3 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 1500 per Person

Suitable for: Couples, Corporates, Families.


Sunset cruise goa
Sunset Boat Cruise

Overview: A quick cruise along Panjim city around sunset time where you will witness the gorgeous view of the sun setting on the sea. This trip includes a DJ with Bollywood music and live Goan Performances. Snacks and Drinks are available on the boat to purchase.


Duration: 1 Hour

Approx Price: Rs 500 per Person

Suitable for: Couples, Corporates, Families, solo travelers.


Spice Farm Goa
Goan Saraswat Lunch

Cooking Demo and Farm Lunch

Overview: Take this nostalgic experience in a Goan Village which will show you the local techniques of cooking Goan food such as Patholyo, Donne, Khatkatem, Grinding Masalas on a stone and even cooking Mackerels with Hay. This is followed by an Authentic Saraswat Buffet spread for you to relish after all the hard work.


Duration: 3 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 1500 per Person

Suitable for: Couples, Corporates, Families.


Stargazing Experience

Overview: Learn about the mythology, science and the legends about the stars, planets and celestial bodies. This trip will bring out your inner child as you discover the beauty of the skies at night. The Expert storyteller will personalize the trip based on your interest. The stargazing is also followed by a sumptuous dinner at a farm.


Duration: 3 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 1800 per Person

Suitable for: Couples, Corporates, Families.


Eagle Feeding Boat Trip

Overview: A trip through the backwaters at Palolem where the boat will take you to a spot where there are plenty of eagles and brahmini kites. The boatman tosses meat into the water and the eagles swoop down and fetch them. A thrilling experience to watch.


Duration: 1 Hour

Approx Price: Rs 2000 per Trip

Suitable for: Couples, Families.


Butterfly Beach
Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach Boat Trip

Overview: This boat ride is the easiest to explore Butterfly Beach or Honeymoon Beach in south Goa. Both these locations are picturesque and are worth visiting. The boat ride is exciting because you even spot dolphins on the way. It is cheapest in a group but you also have the option to go privately which is around 6,000/- upto 10 people.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 500-1000 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Families, solo travelers.


How to Reach Butterfly Beach in Goa?


Fishing Goa
Fishing in Goa

Rock Fishing

Overview: With a local expert you will get to fish from various rocks and catch the salt water fish with a rod. The trip requires patience and you will be thrilled when you get a bite. What you catch it highly dependent on the tide and the season. Snacks and Tea are included in this package.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 1,000 per person

Suitable for: Couples, Families


Sailboat Goa
Sailboat Ride

Overview: A serene relaxing trip on the sea that is romantic with a beautiful view. This boat trip takes you for a round by harnessing the power of the wind. As the water splashes on your feet and the wind in your face, you can enjoy the view of the setting sun. The boat can take a maximum of 4 people.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 6,500 per Trip

Suitable for: Couples, Families


Overview: This seated lunch is a beautiful experience that takes you to a natural stream where you are given a Feni Tasting session followed by delicious Goan Food. The best part is that the table is placed in water and you have tiny fish nibbling at your feet while you enjoy this experience. A minimum of 6 people would be required for this Experience.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 2,500 per Trip

Suitable for: Couples, Families, Small Groups.


Portuguese Food in Goa
Backyard Lunch Setup

Backyard Lunch Experience

Overview: Treat your eyes, ears and taste buds to this delicious meal served in the backyard of a home. The food is prepared by the locals and served with love. The cuisine is Portuguese influenced and has the traditional catholic recipes to choose from. This lunch experience will leave you delighted and a content heart. Urrak and Feni cocktails come complimentary.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 3,000 per Person

Suitable for: Families, Small Groups.


Portuguese food in Goa
Portuguese Lunch in a Goan Mansion

Royal Dining Experience

Overview: Dine like a Royal at an Indo Portuguese House where you will be served authentic Portuguese and Goan food at the Long Table. The food comes from the kitchen of this Royal Mansion prepared by the family of the home. The menu is designed specially for you as per your food restrictions. The House tour is complimentary as part of this experience.


Duration: 2 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 3,000 per Person

Suitable for: Families, Small Groups.


Overnight Camping

Overview: Love the outdoors? then this is for you. The experience is meant to give you the raw beauty of nature and the jungles of Goa. There are beautiful streams nearby to take a dip, options to hike and delicious food to feast on. This is an adventurous trip to those who seek the thrill of being out in the wild. The trip includes, dinner and breakfast.


Duration: 15 Hours

Approx Price: Rs 3,000 per Person

Suitable for: Families, Small Groups.


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