In this trip, you will get the touch of real Goa other than Beaches. You will directly come in touch with the life of villagers. You will know the lifestyle and the culture of Goa after being in touch with them. This tour will be full of adventures and enjoyment. The main attraction of this trip are waterfalls, rock-cut caves, mountain biking and much more.
The main aim of this tour is to give a different experience rather than traditional Goa Tour. The visit of streets of Goa is also very interesting. These streets are always full of tourists in every season. If you want to get relax with lovely experience then, there are many picnic spots like Arvalem waterfall. You can also choose some places of your choice other than given in our schedule. So, if you are really want to rock in Goa then, this tour will give the best opportunity to you.
Goa Offbeat Tour
|Goa Offbeat Tour
|04 Night / 05 Days
|Aldona – Aravalem waterfalls – Goa Airport
|₹13,000/-Per-Person/(Min- 6 Person)
Day 1 : Meet the family. Explore Aldona on mountain bikes
The Goa Away from the Beaches experience starts with your arrival in Goa. From Goa’s Panjim Airport or at the Thivim station in North Goa, a pickup can be organized if required. For the perfect start of the offbeat tour, hop into a local bus or taxi and reach Aldona Village in North Goa.
Your stay, during your tour is arranged with the Amaral family. Meet the hosts, Roberto and Raquel. In the sleepy little village of Aldona, deep in the heart of North Goa, they own a beautiful Goan-Portuguese house. The homestay is at least 500 years old, though the exact age remains unknown. The family allots one or two of the private rooms in the outhouse cottage. The lodging enjoys the feel of the colonial times. These rooms are equipped with a common verandah, surrounded by the verdant greenery of trees. Hear the melodies of the chirping birds, and the harmonies life of the peaceful village.
Relax for a while or spend time getting to know your hosts. Roberto and Raquel have grown up in these parts, and are full of fascinating stories. Know about how Goa has transformed since the hippie era. Lie on a hammock, read, write, draw, paint and do the things you love. The soothing surroundings is a pleasant change form chaos of cities.
Today after rest, go walking or cycling around Aldona on the in-house mountain bikes. The gentle terrain offers some interesting trails. Mingle with neighbors lazing outside their homes and locals working in their rice paddies. Learn about their lives and hear their stories. Enjoy the treasures far from the general notions of Goa.
Return to homestay for the night.
Day 2 : Day trip: Aravalem waterfalls, rock-cut caves, Mayem Lake OR to Mapusa Market
The morning starts with the calls of birds and the melodies of the village. Have breakfast and get ready for a day trip.
The day trips can be to Arvalem or Mapusa. In Arvalem, visit the rock-cut caves and the waterfalls. The rock-cut caves is believed to be Asia’s oldest, yet is completely off the tourist radar. The spectacular Arvalem waterfall is a good picnic spot. Splash in the azure waters. Next, row a paddleboat into the serene Mayem Lake.
You can also choose to visit the favorite street market in the town of Mapusa. The bargains are quite tempting. Explore the wonderful town occupied by tourists most of the year.
In the late afternoon, let your hosts give you an intimate glimpse into the village they call home. They take you to the village church and cemetery, where you come across interesting experiences. The picturesque Aldona fort, the abandoned Portuguese homes, ancient bridges transport you back in the colonial era. Your visit ends at a traditional bakery in the village. Watch and savor, fresh breads being baked in colossal earthen oven. The warm and fluffy delicacies remains one of the favorite memories of offbeat Goa.
Return to the homestay for a restful night.
Day 3 : Kayak in the backwaters. Guided village trip
Goa cannot stop surprising you. Today after a healthy breakfast, gear up for something unknown to many. Today you are all set to explore the backwaters of Goa. The rivers, lagoons, lakes and the sea have created one of the most beautiful eco-system, and what better is very few actually know about it. Unlike the backwaters of Kerala, the popular counterpart there are no houseboats and nor commercialization, only an endless stretch of serenity.
Board a kayak and get ready to explore. There are small coves, mangroves, little hamlets on the shores, and other enchantments of nature. Spot birds and wildlife, it is a world untouched. Watch the sunset and be back to your homestay in Aldona Village.
Day 4 : Optional trips
Goa is not visited but experienced. Today, there are no concrete plans. Make your own plans or relax in your homestay.
If you feel like you want to pack in more, your options are abundant.
You can join your host Roberto for a speedboat trip through the uncharted backwaters of Goa. This 1.5-hour trip, offers to revel in the natural beauty. Pass through secluded villages and intricate mangroves. Bird spotting is the real pleasure. Watch eagles, kingfishers, peacocks perched on trees, and some species you may have never even seen before. The Indian Mugger Crocodile might also make appearance if you are lucky. Between October and March, you can choose to speedboat into the Arabian Sea. In these months is possible to scout for dolphins. Unlike the Dolphin charters, it is a personalized experience of visiting the gentle beasts.
For an alternate tour, go island hopping on a ferry. Rent a bike or car. Take the drive through the less travelled river route via Pomburpa. The route navigates through picturesque scenery. Make stops at small family-run Goan eateries. Sample Goan dishes and urakh (feni’s lesser known cousin). The delicious taste tantalize your taste buds. You can also a give a shot to lady luck, Try gambling at the floating casino. Spend the night in parties, lost in music and dancing. Celebrate life in Goan style.
Day 5 : Departure from Goa Airport – Railway station
Today is the last day of your trip. Enjoy a delicious platter and bid farewell to your hosts. Get a transfer to catch your flight or train home. Your tour is over, but you take a little bit of Goa along in your hearts.
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- Pick up and drop from airport/railway/bus station.
- Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis.
- All breakfast included at hotels.
- All transfers and sightseeing by private A/C vehicle.
- Driver’s bata, toll, parking, road tax, fuel charges All applicable taxes.
- Service Tax – 5% GST Extra.
- Any air/bus/rail fare Any other meals not mentioned in package inclusions.
- Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary.
- Any personal expenses such as laundry, room service, mini bar, telephone etc.
- Guide charges/boating charges/entrance fees for any sightseeing
- Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.
- Supplementary cost for festival period, long weekend or peak season .
Q1: What is the Goa Offbeat Tour?
The Goa Offbeat Tour is a unique and unconventional journey that allows travelers to explore the lesser-known and hidden gems of Goa, India. This package offers a chance to discover the offbeat side of Goa, including unexplored beaches, quaint villages, local traditions, and immersive cultural experiences.
Q2: What are the key highlights of the Goa Offbeat Tour?
The Goa Offbeat Tour presents a range of unique experiences. Travelers can visit secluded beaches, interact with local communities, explore ancient temples, engage in sustainable practices, and immerse themselves in authentic Goan culture. The package is thoughtfully designed to offer an unconventional and enriching travel experience.
Q3: What can travelers expect during the Goa Offbeat Tour?
During the Goa Offbeat Tour, travelers can expect an immersive and insightful journey. The package includes visits to hidden beaches, cultural interactions with local artisans, offbeat sightseeing, and opportunities to contribute to sustainable tourism initiatives. It’s a chance to discover a different side of Goa and connect with its authentic essence.
Q4: How long is the typical duration of the Goa Offbeat Tour?
The duration of the Goa Offbeat Tour can vary based on the selected itinerary. Generally, the tour spans around 5 to 8 days, providing ample time to explore offbeat destinations and engage in unique experiences. The itinerary is carefully crafted to ensure a blend of exploration, cultural immersion, and relaxation.
Q5: Can travelers customize the Goa Offbeat Tour?
Yes, customization options may be available for the Goa Offbeat Tour. Travelers can inquire about adding specific offbeat experiences, adjusting the itinerary to match their preferences, or extending their stay. Our customer service team can provide information on customization possibilities and any associated costs to create a personalized offbeat adventure.
Q6: How can travelers book the Goa Offbeat Tour?
Booking the Goa Offbeat Tour is a straightforward process. Visit our official website to check for available departure dates, package details, and the booking procedure. If you have any questions or need assistance, our customer service team is available to guide you through the booking steps and provide necessary information for a seamless booking experience.
Q7: When is the best time to undertake the Goa Offbeat Tour?
The best time to undertake the Goa Offbeat Tour is generally during the months of October to March. This period offers pleasant weather and comfortable temperatures for exploring offbeat destinations and engaging in local experiences. However, the tour can be enjoyed year-round, and travelers can choose their travel dates based on personal preferences and interests.
Q8: What essentials should travelers pack for the Goa Offbeat Tour?
Travelers should pack comfortable clothing suitable for offbeat exploration, walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Additionally, bring swimwear, beach essentials, a camera, insect repellent, and any necessary medications. It’s also recommended to carry a reusable water bottle and a small backpack for day trips. Refer to the detailed packing list provided by the tour operator for specific guidance.
Q9: Are there any age restrictions for the Goa Offbeat Tour?
The Goa Offbeat Tour is suitable for travelers of various ages, including solo travelers, couples, and families. The itinerary is designed to cater to different interests and preferences, offering an enriching and unconventional travel experience for everyone.
Q10: Can travelers extend their stay or explore additional offbeat activities after the tour concludes?
Certainly! Travelers who wish to extend their stay or explore more offbeat activities after the Goa Offbeat Tour concludes can discuss this with our customer service team. They can provide information on options for extended stays, additional local experiences, and any associated costs. Extending your stay allows you to continue discovering the hidden treasures of Goa at your own pace.