A Different Goa
From 744 $ per person
845 $ per person
Lying on the west coast of India, Goa boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The beaches in Goa are long ribbons of sand, akin to slates on which the past and the present leave their marks.
Goa, a former Portuguese colony, has a distinct identity from the rest of India and is well known for beach activities such as motor boating, para sailing and snorkeling. Goan food, reminiscent of the sea, is delicious and a highlight during holidays in Goa. A tour to Goa will take tourists around the diverse and amazing beaches in Goa.
In Goan villages, whose architecture still shows the signs of four centuries of Portuguese influence, you find pretty houses smothered in bougainvillea and examples of the three hundred odd churches that still exist in this little corner of paradise.
Goa is unquestionably the ’holiday’ destination of India! So let Shanti Travel create your customized holiday packages.
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi or Mumbai
Airport pickup(generally in evening). Transfer and overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Fly Delhi or Mumbai - Goa
Transfer to airport for flight to Goa. Airport pickup and transfer to hotel. Relax. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Goa beach
Day of relaxation in Goa. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4 : Goa mountains
Short drive to border with Karnataka and Maharashtra in the mountains of the Western Ghats. Check into resort, relax and/or go for a hike in the jungle and explore the rich fauna and flora of the Western Ghats. Overnight in resort.
Day 5 : Goa backwaters
Morning free. Short drive to the landing stage. Crew welcome you onto the traditional houseboat on which we shall explore the backwaters, lakes and lagoons, enjoying the serenity of these peaceful waters. Imagine yourself in a tropical Venice, a place where water takes the place of roads. Boats are constantly coming and going, propelled by boatmen who push off from the bottom with long bamboo poles. On the banks you see old houses made of teak, mahogany and rosewood and villages bright with hibiscus and bougainvillea, not to mention shimmering paddy fields. Meal and night afloat (double bedroom).
Day 6 : Goa beach
Disembark in early morning. Very short drive to hotel near coast. Overnight in hotel.
Day 7 : Goa beach
Day to relax on coast. Overnight in hotel.
Day 8 : Goa - airport
Transfer to airport and fly to Mumbai or Delhi (to connect with international flight). Shanti Travel says ’au revoir’.