Start and end in Goa! With the in-depth cultural tour 11 days in Indo-Portuguse delight- Goa, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Goa, India and Panaji, . 11 days in Indo-Portuguse delight- Goa includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Welcome to India and meet our Dizkvr Experience Officer (DEO). Arrive in Goa and check into Cidade De Goa, a 5-star property designed by the renowned architect Charles Correa. Post lunch, ?take a walk within this heritage property as you get a broad understanding of the idea Goa?s history and culture depicted in the form of several murals, clay artwork and the food. Late evening, meet our group by the beach for Drum Circle activity. Have a fun session of interaction using rhythms using traditional Goan percussive instruments in the evening by the beach. End the day with dinner at the hotel. Start point Arrival Terminal, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indulge in an ambrosial breakfast at the hotel and prepare yourself to walk through the remains of Goa?s former capital city providing the historical link from Pre-Portuguese times to the present day where Old Goa is a World Heritage site, housing the best churches in all Asia. Begin the tour at Viceroys Arch built in the memory of Vasco da Gama. Move towards St Cajetan Church, built by an Italian order of monks. Undisputedly one of the most beautiful churches in Goa, this gracious old building stands in Old Goa, northeast of the Se Cathedral. It was built to have architectural similarities with St. Peter?s Basilica in Rome. It also has superb examples of the Corinthian style. Next move towards Basilica of Bom Jesus where the remains of St. Francis Xavier are to be found. The tour ends with S? Cathedral, the largest church in Goa. the entire walking tour gives a detailed history of the colonial era, the cultural and architectural imprints left by the Portuguese. Visit the imposing Break for Lunch in Panjim. Post lunch, begin another walk through the old Latin quarter of Panjim - ?a satiating treat for photographers and history buffs as the place maintains to this day its Portuguese influence. The houses are dressed in yellow, green and blue, balconies fronted by wrought iron railings and tiled roofs transporting you to another era. Get access to heritage homes, appreciate Portuguese. Get welcomed by a ?refreshing drink served at a heritage home. Meet a renowned Goan musician who will perform Fado and Latin music.
After the breakfast, catch a ferry and cross the Mandovi River to Divar Island. Experience a gem of old-world charm, paddy fields, ancient temples, pretty churches, hidden caves, traditional houses and winding roads. Visit one of the finest Baroque churches in Goa Divar Island is so blissfully green and tranquil that you?re enticed to slip into a peaceful meditation. Meet and interact with people of the island who will share their perspective of conserving its tranquillity. Enjoy your lunch served in a traditional Indo- Portuguese House. Get an Insight into traditional fishing methods that are still practised. Again, catch a ferry and cross the Mandovi River to Chorao Island. Get insights about Portuguese influence on Goan cuisine. Learn to make Alebele, a traditional Goan dessert with a detailed demo and recipe by the host at her residence. Followed by this will be high tea with snacks and sweets around the table.
Break the dawn with an amazing breakfast and for a day full of Experiential Learning. Learn the signature style of Goan Tile art in a workshop hosted by an expert who will teach Tile art and assist in a hand?s on Tile art experience which can be taken back as a souvenir. During the workshop, interact with the art expert and understand the art form while enjoying your refreshing drink. Break for lunch at the Spice Farm. Take the Backwater Sunset Boat Cruise, to explore the backwaters of Divar, St. Estevam and Cumbarjua that boast of a rich assortment of diverse flora and fauna. Explore the rich biodiversity in the mangroves. Spot a variety of migratory birds and there are chances of spotting crocodiles too. Enjoy onboard snacks and beverage as you experience a memorable sunset in Old Goa. A guided tour with a friendly host. A memorable sunset experience in the water of Old Goa. Dinner at the hotel
After breakfast, spend your entire day till evening at leisure. In the evening tavern trail, we will be exploring some of the most iconic places for such tasting of Feni and Feni based cocktails. ?Experience a vintage side of the how evenings were enjoyed in Goa in the heyday. Immerse yourself in the stories related to the taverns and Feni and enjoy the perfect kind of food paired with them. Enjoy your dinner at the resort.
In the morning, step into the TB Cunha House/Nossa Bela Casa and you may find yourself transported to an era of liveried waiters, fine porcelain and elegant gentry. The staff may not wear coattails anymore, but all that pomp seems intact at this 350-year-old bungalow, set on three acres of lush gardens in the sleepy village of Cuelim in South Goa. The house was once the home of TB Cunha, father of the Goa Liberation Struggle. Now, it has been lovingly restored into a six-suite boutique hotel by famed Goan architect Dean D?Cruz. Prepare yourself to get inside the world?s first Feni cellar in Goa. Take a seat at the table in a newly-minted tasting room ?Beco das Garrafas,? ? that translates from Portuguese as ?the alley of bottles.? Beco das Garrafas is the world?s first feni cellar, tucked away from Goa?s tourist beaches in the Cansaulim foothills, with a Kunbi tribal village for company. The tasting room itself is cosily nestled in the middle of a fragrant spice plantation, and the air is scented with the piquant aromas of cashews, perhaps from the Feni that?s being poured generously or the cashew orchard outside. You can hear strains of the Spanish Guitar being played by a live band on the lawn, but it doesn?t distract you from listening to Hansel Vaz, a charismatic orator with a baritone voice who engages you with anecdotes. The tour involves a visit to a cashew orchard, a walk through the traditional distillery, a tasting session and finally, an al-fresco meal under the sun/or stars (in the middle of a spice plantation).
Check out from the hotel, after breakfast.. Buckle your shoes for the Kushavati River Trail This leads into the Zuari River and then to the Arabian sea. ?See interior regions of Goa which are hardly explored by visitors and Learn about the pre-Portuguese history of Goa. The trail was a lot more navigable in earlier times, and trade used to take place at Chandrapura where ocean-going ships would call. Enjoy a traditional Goan lunch with a welcome drink. Explore Buddhist caves and pre-historic Petroglyphs. This tour highlights the interesting sights, beautiful scenery, and a kaleidoscope of history to be found in the hinterland of Goa.? Post this experiential tour, check into nature?s nest followed by the evening tea and relaxation.Natures Nest based in the Western Ghats of Goa. ?Natures Nest offers personalised birding, wilderness and adventure experiences. ?These unique experiences are aimed at providing a wholesome experience of the region in terms of rich birdlife, wildlife, geography, culture the cuisine of the region Assemble for buffet dinner and get a good night sleep.
Assemble for buffet breakfast and relax in a natural spring pool. Enjoy fish pedicure in natural spring. Get ready for the Buffet Lunch. Post lunch, visit 12th Century Tambdi Surla Temple: Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi Surla is a 12th-century Shaivite temple of the Lord Mahadeva and an active place of Hindu worship. It is the only structural temple of the Kadamba period to survive the destructive violence of religious intolerance during Muslim and Portuguese occupations of Goan territory. Chase the adrenaline rush in you and take the open Jeep Jungle Safari in the wildlife Sanctuary. The sightings vary from a Malabar giant squirrel or a langur to carnivores like Leopard. Enjoy your buffet dinner.
Take the guided birding tour in Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. One of the best places to bird around. Located 30 minutes from Natures Nest this is a tiny sanctuary spread just about 8 sq. km. Enjoy your packed breakfast amidst nature.Expereinece lots of birding en route to the sanctuary. Post Birding tour, enjoy your buffet lunch and buffet dinner at the resort.
Enjoy your buffet breakfast. Road transfer from South Goa to North Goa. Check into W hotel. W Goa draws inspiration from the state?s rich history as a mecca for the alternative, one steeped in a vibrant culture that includes an influx of visitors from hippies in search of paradise, New Age devotees, purveyors of psytrance and yogaphiles from around the globe. W Goa captures the rustic and dramatic landscape of Goa as well as its cosmopolitan, multi-cultural vibe, injecting Vagator with the exuberant spirit uniquely known to W Hotels. All days at leisure.You can probably stop by the Rock Pool Bar for pioneering food, invigorating cocktails and unforgettable vistas. Presenting panoramas of the Arabian Sea, Vagator Beach and Chapora Fort, with its dramatic red cliffs, this spectacular venue welcomes you to while the day away, admire an unbelievable sunset and celebrate after hours.
After the breakfast at the hotel, prepare yourself to depart from Goa to your respective destinations with amazing beach and cultural memories.End point Departure Terminal, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India