Airport pickup Welcome! to the world famous beach destination - Goa! On arrival at Dabolim Airport, Goa, you will be met and transferred to your Resort. Rest of the day is free to relax by the pool in the resort or explore the local market or just stroll on the beach and chill out at the beach shacks. Day/evening/night free to explore, relax Night dinner at Joet’s –seafood shack on the beach (optional) Overnight at Resort.
Breakfast in resort (included) 9.0 am.- 11.45 am. Kayaking in the Sal backwaters The Sal Backwaters - Goa Unseen! a bird watcher’s delight and a photographers' dream come true! Trips into the extensive Sal backwaters are serene, meditative and an union with nature, water and sky! Beautiful reflections on mirror flat waters as you quietly paddle into the lotus ponds of our Gods and ancestors! See 40 species of birds - many of the migratory ones besides the common kingfishers'(4 types), commorants, drongos, egrets, herons, grey herons, indian swallows, warblers, mynas, brahminy kites, bulbuls, finches, koels, etc. Wholesome breakfast on the waters with snacks, fruit, juice and drinking water. Experienced trip leader and guide will lead you through the mangroves and canals, pointing out different species of plants, birds, flowers, stops' at small groves or under shady trees for rest and snacks. Easy paddling (gliding?!! Evening dinner at Terry’s, Betim, (above) on the Mandovi river or George’s taverna (next to the Panaji church) (optional) or return to resort
Breakfast at resort (included) 8.30 am-5 pm. - Visit Dudhsagar waterfalls and a guided tour of a Spice plantation with lunch (included) Visit Old Goa churches, museums, etc. Or 8.0 am.-6.30 pm. - A trek into the hills/mountains (6 km. – easy paced) with lunch at a waterfall/village, return trek, birds, flora and fauna. Butterflies, guide, evening tea and light snacks, water, coolers, included. Dinner at the resort
Breakfast at resort (included) 8.30-11.0 am. Kayaking in the Zuari river Explore new routes through the mangroves, see river life at its best from up close! Watch the unique river bed fishing nets being cast, river commerce, barge traffic, local fishing methods in use for centuries, plenty of birds, both local and migratory, stop at small quaint riverbanks, beaches Open river trip along the edges with visits/stops to many inlets, coves and riverine beaches/islands and just plain lazing on the water! 11.30 am -1.0/1.30 pm. Slow lunch at Sheela’s – Goan seafood restaurant on the riverside or Pica Piexe (also on the riverbanks) (optional) Or drive back and relax at the resort Evening free to explore/relax Or 8-11.45 am. - Crocodile Dundee - river cruise, birds, fauna, crabs, fish, river life at its best! 12. -1.30/2.0 pm. Slow lunch at Sheela’s – Goan seafood restaurant on the riverside or Pica Piexe (also on the riverbanks) (optional) or Return to resort Evening free to explore the villages that surround your hote
Goa Chitra Benaulim
Breakfast in resort (included) Relax on the beach or explore – beach fun - jetskiing, para sailing, banana boat rides(optional). Lunch at resort. 3.30 pm. Afternoon drive to Goa Chitra Benaulim (a fascinating collection of Goan artifacts, agricultural implements, ancient cooking ware, crockery, vessels, ceremonial items, etc. Goa Chitra is an unique collection and display of more than 4000 objects of traditional farming implements and other ancient tools of trade set up against the backdrop of a traditional organic farm. The museum preserves its universality in its collections of artifacts in representing the culture of ancient Goa. Each of the artifacts is supplemented by information that was collected in situ by interviewing the elder members of the community and through the study of its application in daily life provided the weather is good, not too windy and the waters’ are clear! Light lunch on return(optional) 4.0 pm. Return to resort Relax in room/beach 8.0-11.0 pm. Fiplees – good food and good music! (optional) 11.0 pm. Return to resort
Breakfast in resort (included) 9.30 am-3/4 pm. Island trip – fishing, dolphin watching with lunch on beach/island(included) Or 9.0 -11.30 am.-Kayaking in the scenic Nerul river (North Goa) with lunch(included) on the riverbanks See some amazing sights on the river like the one above and below! Afternoon/Evening free to relax/explore Baga/Calangute/Candolim beach (all in North Goa) Early Night Candlelight Dinner (optional) on Baga beach at Brittos’ beach shack- seafood platter recommended! Before returning to resort – possibility of crashing in at the Stonehouse (Jazz and Blues joint in Candolim depending on the timing of your flight. or cab/coach back to resort Dinner on the beach(optional) or find your own special Goan Taverna!
Goodbyes!! Cab/coach transfer from Resort to airport