5 Tours & Excursions to take in Goa

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Goa is one of the most diverse and beautiful destinations in India, perfect for a winter sun escape and offering a variety of fascinating attractions which can be readily explored via a range of tours and excursions.

While you’d be forgiven for hoping to spend the majority of your holiday to Goa lazing on one of the state’s countless white sandy beaches, it is easy to swap relaxation and rejuvenation for exploration and adventure during a Goan escape. Whether it is remarkable ancient history, exotic wildlife or stunning nature which takes your fancy, here are five of the most rewarding tours to experience in Goa.

Houseboat

Houseboat

Houseboat on the Siolim River

Take a relaxing and scenic ride along the gorgeous Goan backwaters on board a traditional Indian houseboat during an insightful tour into life on and around the water. The boat will cruise past various examples of daily life on the water, as well as numerous historical sites. Holidaymakers will also have the opportunity to spot dolphins in the open water or go for a swim, before heading into the backwaters to enjoy a stunning sunset.

Glimpses of Goa

Glimpses of Goa

Churches in Old Goa

An ideal way to discover the history, culture and character of Goa, incorporating some of the state’s most significant landmarks. Incredible Hindu temples can be discovered in Ponda, as can delicious Goan cuisine at one of the state’s most famous spice plantations. A visit to Old Goa will demonstrate the incredible heritage of this part of India, while the chance to shop in the stores and markets of Panjim, the state’s capital, presents the ideal opportunity to pick up a holiday souvenir.

Maharaja Night

Luxury camping on Cola Beach

Luxury camping on Cola Beach

Head back to the beach and enjoy the stunning beauty of Goa’s coastline with an overnight stay on the sand. Heading towards the southernmost tip of Goa, you’ll discover some of the quietest and most stunning strips of sand, perfect for a relaxing and indulgent day and night trip, offering swimming, fishing, fine dining and a stay in your own private safari tent.

Land for Bird Lovers

Local fishermen at work in the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Local fishermen at work in the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Goa’s birdlife is among the most diverse and alluring in the whole of India, and there are various settings from which to spot a variety of species. Arguably the best destination, and certainly the most accessible from Panjim, is the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Take a guided canoe ride along the waters and spot the likes of Herons, Cormorants and Kingfishers to name but a few.

Wildernest

A view from Wildernest

A view from Wildernest

Discover one of natural Goa’s most awe-inspiring settings with a visit to Wildernest, deep inside the state’s rural landscapes. This nature resort is hidden away in the Sahyadri Valley with its expansive forests and waterfalls. Enjoy guided nature walks, birdwatching opportunities and unrivalled peace and quiet amid Goa’s superb biodiversity.

You can find out more about available tours and excursions in Goa by visiting The Goa Experience

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE GOA EXPERIENCE

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