Golden Triangle Goa Trip

9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS
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Goa New Year Tour New Year is around the corner & you would like to spend it in a different way, It’s time of the ending year when everyone is in a festive mood and planning to welcome New Year, For all the party animals, and what better, and more are happening a place than Goa to welcome the New Year? Goa is a must visit destination in the whole of India. The beaches, pool parties, the casinos and the seafood venues makes this happening place in India called as its Party Capital. The tiniest state of India is known for the popular cathedrals, wildlife reserves, the flea markets and the Saturday market. .

It’s always good to know in advance all the things you can do in Goa so that you can plan your activities. The fact is that, it may be difficult for most people to do everything on a single visit in just a few days. That’s one reason why many keep coming back to Goa again and again. Of course, many fall in love with Goa and make plans of returning even before they go back home.

This guide will help you plan better and decide the activities you want to do while in Goa, so that you don’t miss out on anything. Don’t just restrict yourself to some beach hopping, partying, lazing at the shacks, and drinking your Feni.

Find out all the best things to do in Goa

Rent a Private Villa in Goa

A hand-picked collection of private luxury villas in Goa to rent in beautiful locations, with concierge service and housekeeping included during your stay. Rent start from Rs. 19 000/- per night.

The Beaches

The beaches of Goa will always top the list of any tourist. There are many of them to choose from as well, from the North to the South. Select wisely because you cannot possibly visit them all. North Goa beaches are busier with a lot more activities, parties, and shopping. The beaches in the south are more serene and peaceful. There is more nature in the South too. Relax on the beach at a shack, get a massage, enjoy food and drinks, and go for a swim.

Top Goa Beaches – Baga, Candolim, Calangute, Anjuna, Vagator, Palolem, Colva, Cavelossim, Benaulim, Majorda, Chapora.

Water Sports in goa

There are many water sports activities to choose from, almost throughout Goa. There is parasailing, windsurfing, speed boat and banana boat rides, waterskiing, water scooters, boogie boarding, dinghy sailing, and more. Of course, there is swimming too at the beaches. But remember, there are rocks in many Goa beaches. Also, watch out for riptides. There are lifeguards at the most popular beaches, but not all. You can also try deep sea fishing in Goa.

Best time for water sports – Try early morning for windsurfing or parasailing as the morning breeze is light and calm. You can do boating throughout the day. Water sports activities are mostly closed during the rainy season, as it can be too risky.

Kayaking in Goa

Kayaking in the backwaters of Goa could be an experience of a lifetime. Gently glide through the calm waters as you get close to the birds, bats, and the occasional dolphins. This tranquil experience will give you beautiful memories. You can see the villages, churches, and the daily life of the Goanese people as well.

Whitewater Rafting in Goa

If you want more excitement and adventure, then why not try whitewater rafting. Take on the challenge and ride over the rapids. It is sure to give you an adrenalin rush. There is whitewater rafting in Goa at many places – Valpoi River, Mhadei River, and the Mandovi River. The cost will be between 1,500-2,000 INR per person, which includes basic lessons, safety briefing, lifejackets, and rafting gear.

Best time for whitewater rafting – Themonsoon season between June and September when the rapids are the wildest.

Scuba Diving in Goa

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Head to Grande Island near Vasco da Gama for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving! Equipment is available on hire. There is basic training as well. Explore the many famous dive sites and ship wrecks, or just skim the surface to see colorful marine life. You can finish the day with a barbecue. Snorkeling is also available at Bogmalo Beach in South Goa.

Best time for snorkeling, scuba diving – Between November and April.

Dolphin Tour in Goa

Go on a boat trip for a chance to come face to face with the amazing dolphins. You can see dolphins close to the shore at many places in Goa, like Candolim, Calangute, Sinquerim, and the Varca Beach. You can see them also at Grande Island, and sometimes even in the rivers. There is such a high chance of a sighting that many operators offer ‘no dolphin, no pay’ service.

Cruising in Goa

There is cruising on the Mandovi River and on the Sal River in the south. There are all types of cruises to select from, such as dinner cruises with Goan music, food, singing, and dancing. Goa Tourism Department runs popular river cruises, but there are also private operators. Try a candlelight dinner cruise for a more private and memorable experience. There are 1 hour and 2 hour river cruises and sunset cruises as well. You can also go on a backwater or a houseboat cruise, or hire a yacht or catamaran for a few hours or the entire day for exclusive cruising.

Best time for cruising – Throughout the year, except the monsoon. Cruising is most popular in the winter season, though.

Spice Plantation in Goa

Witness the aroma of spices, and learn how they are grown at the spice plantations in Goa. See some exotic spices that became India’s first exports. See cardamom, Peri Peri, which is one of the world’s hottest chilies, and more. You will also see many exotic birds. A spice plantation is a photographer’s delight. Ride an elephant or splash water with them, giving them a bath. Before leaving, enjoy a traditional Goan lunch that is cooked with farm spices.

Paragliding In Goa

Paragliding is a fun and adventure sport for the thrill seekers. You can enjoy paragliding at Arambol beach in north Goa for just 3,000 INR an hour. There are shorter duration trips as well. Take off after some basic instructions and safety check and glide gently up in the sky, helped by your instructor, of course. The flight will actually start from a cliff between the Arambol and Harmal beaches. See wonderful views of the sea, the cliffs, beach, and the countryside of Goa.

Best time for paragliding – Anytime of the day except late afternoon when the wind may pick up. Avoid the monsoons months – June, July, and August.

Casino Gambling in Goa

Goa is the only place in India where gambling is legal. You can try your luck at roulette, slots machines, Indian Flush, poker, black jack, baccarat, and other games. There is live music and dancing, Russian dancers, stand-up comedy shows, and separate entertainment zones for the kids as well. Deltin Royale, Casino Paradise, Deltin Jaqk, Casino Carnival, Casino Pearl, Casino Pride, and Casino Paradise are some of the biggest names.

Where in Goa – Most of them are floating

Goa Party on the Beach

When in Goa, you have to party on the beach. In North Goa, choose from Baga, Candolim, Calangute, and Anjuna. St. Anthony’s Bar in Baga is a great place from where you can see glorious sunsets. There is live music at Curlie’s and Café Lilliput in Anjuna. In the South, Cavelossim and Palolem are hot party destinations. Many beach shacks are transformed into nightclubs after dark, so you can party right on the beach. There are other beach parties as well, playing trance music.

Unleash the Hippie in You

Goa became famous in the 1960s and 1970s as a hippie destination. The hippie culture is mostly gone now, but you can still get a henna tattoo, braid your hair, and make dreadlocks to bring out the free hippie spirit within you. It’s good to unleash, break free sometimes, and let your wild side out. Goa is just the right place for an image makeover.

Where in Goa – You will find tattoo stores and hair clinics throughout Goa.

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DAY 01 : DELHI - GOA (BY FLIGHT)

Today take flight for Goa. On arrival.check into .

Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Delhi.

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DAY 02 : GOA

Full day city tour of Goa. Goa is famous for its beautiful beaches, Churches, Forts, Lake, waterfall, wildlife preserves, and temples. The main attractions here are Dona Paula, Mapusa, Margao, Panaji, Vasco Da Gama..

Panaji Goa : Panaji is the capital of state Goa and also the headquarter of North District. It is situated on the bank of Mondovi River. The city is an attraction for tourists all across the world by all means whether it a leisure trip or commercial purposes. .

Dona Paula : It is placed 07 km away from the city of Panjim. It is one of the best and most visited beaches of Goa. Dona Paula beach is a perfect haven for the water sports lover. You can enjoy some water sport by riding on water scooters, motorboats, windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, ski biscuit. All relevant pieces of equipment and sports gear are available at Local Dona Paula Club..

The National Oceanography Institute set up in 1960 is also a major attraction in Dona Paula. The Marine Biology Museum offers you certain interesting facts about Oceanography and Marine life

Mapusa : or Mapsa as it is called by the locals is the third-largest town in Goa. It is also the capital of Northern Bardez Taluka. Mapusa is a small cluster town and lies near Calangute, Candolim, and Anjuna Beach. The town is mainly residential with modern buildings and bungalows sprawled around the little hillock..

Margao : Here you can have the glimpses of Christian and Portuguese Architecture, lifestyle, and cuisine in this Place because it has a strong Christian and Portuguese flavor. It is a densely populated area located in the Salceda Taluka in south Goa and also acts as a commercial center of the area.

Vasco Da Gama : Commonly referred to as Vasco, the place was named after the famous navigator Vasco da Gama. Vasco da Gama is a famous picnic spot in Goa. It is an eminent tourist locale and is widely appreciated by people, dotted with greenery, amidst the azure water that just touches the brown line of the shore. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed here in 1498; afterward, it gained sufficient importance in the field of tourism and trade.

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DAY 03 : GOA

Full day city tour of Goa. Overnight at Hotel.

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DAY 04 : GOA - DELHI (BY FLIGHT)

After morning breakfast. Departure transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi..

INCLUDED

What is Included In This Trip?

Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation

Map meals Plan : breakfast, dinner

Sightseeing

Welcome Drink on Arrival

All toll tax, Parking charges, Fuel cost, Driver charges inclusive

All Taxes inclusive

NOT INCLUDED

What is Not Included In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)

Terms And Conditions

Payments: For all the services contracted, certain advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on confirmed basis & the balance amount can be paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in INDIA but definitely before the commencement of the services. Management personnels hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as advance payment, based on the nature of the service & the time left for the commencement of the service.

Apart from above in some cases like Special Train Journeys, hotels or resorts bookings during the peak season (X-Mas, New Year), full payment is required to be sent in advance.

Mode of Payment: Overseas advance payment can be made through Wire Transfer to our bank.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 45 days prior to arrival: 15% of the Tour / service cost
  • 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 07 days prior to arrival: 75% of the Tour / service cost
  • 48 hours prior to arrival OR No Show: No Refund

Note: Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, Any cancellation sent on Sunday's will be considered on next working day (Monday).

For the X-mas and new year period from 20 Dec to 05 Jan the payment is non-refundable.

In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Trekking, Tour and adventure actives in Himalayan region carry an inherent risk to life and goods. The natural calamities may cause injury and loss of life, which is beyond any control. Tour Uttarakhand does its best to minimize all types of risks, discomfort and hazard to the best of their ability, yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps and deficiency in service.




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  • Total decided package cost will not be affected if there is any reduction in the number of persons
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