GOA ~ THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT

5d

A Perfect Holiday Destination

GOA ~ THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT
Places

A Perfect Holiday Destination

Duration
5d
Region
West India
Experience
Beach
Best Time To Visit
October, November, December, January, Febrary, March, April

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive in Goa & Check-in to the hotel
DAY 02
North Goa Tour - Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna Beaches & Fort Aguada
DAY 03
Visit Temples, Churches & Organic Spice Plantation Tour
DAY 04
Day at Leisure - Relax at the beach or the Spa
DAY 05
Checkout from hotel & depart from Goa

Day 1

Arrive in Goa & Check-in to the hotel

Upon arrival at the Dabolim Airport, you will be met and assisted by Splendour Holiday representative and transferred to the hotel.    

After check in  at the hotel, rest of the day for independent activities.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Goa is famously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise". The state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.The magnificent scenic beauty, breathtaking beaches and the architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favourite with travelers around the world.

But then, Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into its unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to offer .Much of the real Goa is in its interiors, both inside its buildings and in the hinterland away from the coastal area.


DAY 02

North Goa Tour - Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna Beaches & Fort Aguada

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later proceed for a half day city tour of North Goa Beaches - visit Candolim, Calangute, Baga and Anjuna beaches. Also visit Fort Aguada.

The North Goa coastline begins from Fort Aguada and stretches till Arambol, covering a total stretch of about 30 kms. The beaches of North Goa are enchantingly beautiful, full of fun & frolic and filled activities and adventure. Some of the beaches of North Goa include Candolim, Bambolim, Baga, Vagator, Dona Paula etc. These beaches are famous for their night beach parties, sports activities and carnivals, making them a big hit among the tourists.

Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 03

Visit Temples, Churches & Organic Spice Plantation Tour

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day excursion: visit to the  Temples, Churches and Organic Spice Plantation.

Start your excusrsion with a drive into the hinterlands of Goa and visit Mangueshi Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva

Thereafter, proceed towards the award winning Spice Plantation, where a refreshing welcome drink awaits you.

Situated in the lush green surroundings of Curti, the plantation is a place for relaxation under the dense forest cover. You can smell the aroma of genuine spices coming from the trees grown around the farm. Get an in-depth overview on the type of species and their medicinal properties from knowledgeable in-house naturalists. The in-house naturalist will take the group on a guided tour of the Spice orchard. After the tour, a sumptuous authentic Goan meal will be served on banana leaves. The food is cooked in the spices grown at the plantation. An elephant ride also can be organized at an additional cost.

Thereafter, proceed to Old Goa and take a guided tour of ‘Basilica of Bom Jesus’ – the famous 16th century church. Basilica of Bom Jesus or Basilica of Good Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It contains the body of St. Francis Xavier, a very close friend of St. Ignatius Loyala with whom he founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Francis Xavier died on the Sancian island while enroute to Continental China (December 2, 1552).The body of Francis Xavier was first taken to Malacca and two years later, shipped back to Goa. It is said that the saint's body was as fresh as the day it was buried. The remains of the saint still attract a huge number of devotees (Christian and non-Christian alike) from all over the world. Also visit Se Cathedral.

Drive further along the calm River Mandovi into Panjim – the capital city of Goa.  Take a tour of the key highlights of the city, shop at Indian stores, bargain for silk scarves, jewelry, local handicrafts, cashewnuts, handicrafts and much more

Return back to the hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 04

Day at Leisure - Relax at the beach or the Spa

Breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to relax on the beach or to enjoy in-house facilities of the hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 05

Checkout from hotel & depart from Goa

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to the airport for your flight back home.

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Handpicked hotels. Unbeatable Price

We handpick our hotels and have a long relationship with every one of them. This ensures that we get unbeatable prices on your hotel stays, bringing down the overall price of the tour. All tours offer a choice of accommdation between 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star hotels. Each hotel is rated highly on TripAdvisor by travellers around the world.

Standard Hotel Superior Hotel Deluxe Hotel
INR 23,578pp INR 29,447pp INR 31,403pp

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 4 nights on Single/Twin/Triple room basis in the above mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Meeting & Assistance on arrival/departure at Airport and Hotel by Splendour Holidays Representative.
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle for all airport transfers, sightseeing as per the program
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • Monument Entrance Fees
  • Local English speaking Guide as per the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Any early check in at hotels other than specified
  • Any extra meals not specified in the inclusions.
  • Any meals other than specified
  • Any international/domestic airfare other than specified.
  • Camera/Video Camera charges at monuments
  • Personal and health insurance coverage
  • Expenses of personal nature i.e. tip to driver, guides, hotel staff, telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.
  • Any beverages during the meals. The same will be as per actual consumption, locally payable.
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in the published tariff

 

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