Goa is one of the top tourist destinations not just in India, but all over the world and has myriad of reasons to do so. Beaches in Goa are simply among the best in India. Categorized as North and South Goa, they host the most happening parties, offer various kinds of watersports and allow a great time sunbathing or simply relaxing.
Our 5-day North and South Goa tour lets you explore the myriad charm of the smallest state of India. Explore forts, churches, spice plantations, flea markets, several casinos, exciting river cruises and scrumptious gastronomy with this brilliant itinerary.
- Fun activities at North Goa beaches.
- Visit to beach shacks.
- Trying your luck at the Casinos.
- Mandovi River Cruise.
- Dolphin viewing and water sports at North Goa beaches.
- Visit to the popular churches of Goa.
- Shopping at flea markets.
- Relaxing visit to South Goa visit.
- Lunch at Goan spice plantation.
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL AT GOA
On your arrival at Dabolim International Airport at Goa, meet our representative. Get assisted with smooth transfer to resort. Check-in and freshen up. Rest of the day is at your own leisure which you can spend relaxing or exploring the charming delights of Goa on your own.
Overnight stay at resort.
DAY 2 : SOUTH GOA SIGHTSEEING
Wake up to the bliss of Goa. After a relaxed breakfast at the resort, proceed to drive to Old Goa, the Heritage capital of Goa. Walk around the area and experience the world famous Churches of St Francis Xavier, Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Monuments of St Cajetons Church, St Catherines Church, Tower of St. Augustine and Nunnery/Convent of St. Monica. Many of these relics of the Portuguese colonial rule of Goa are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Later, continue visiting the pious old temples of Goa – Shantadurga Temple, Lord Mangueshi, an incarnation of Shiva, also known as the kuldevta of many Hindus in Goa especially of Saraswat Brahmins.
After sightseeing, drive to the capital of Goa – Panjim city. Here you can enjoy walk along the Latin Quarter of Goa, Mala Fontainhas, pay a visit to the State Museum and later see the pious Mary Immaculate church in City Square and end the day’s excursion by exploring the markets of Panaji.
Return to resort for overnight stay.
DAY 3 : SOUTH TO NORTH GOA
After breakfast at hotel, check out of the resort and begin your drive to North Goa. On arrival, check into the hotel in the northern region of Goa.
The day is at your own leisure which you can spend according to you own wish. The North Goa beaches are amazing to indulge in watersports, thriving nightlife, relaxing or trying the delicious gastronomy. The touristy delights makes for a fun-filled outing.
Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 4 : NORTH GOA SIGHTSEEING
After a lavish breakfast at the hotel, get ready to drive to Vagator beach. This serene stretch of seashore in North Goa is under the gaze of the majestic Chapora Fort. One of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, here you can walk on the soft silver sands, enjoy a refreshing swim or go exploring its beautiful silver sandy stretch dotted with huge red cliffs and two fresh bubbling springs.
Later, move on for a visit to the Anjuna Beach. Breathtaking in its scenic beauty, the beautiful seashore is covered by uneven boulders that serve as a backdrop to many wonderful Goan rave parties. Watch the waves splash the boulders, bask in the laid-back bliss or try out the watersports such as parasailing, yachting and windsurfing, banana rides, etc.
The day’s sightseeing also includes Calangute Beach and Baga Beach, two popular beach destinations in Goa perfect for an excitement-driven day. Continue to Candolim beach, to explore the beautiful shores and the famous Light House, Aguada Fort and explore the ancient remains of the fort overlooking the Aguada.
Currently serving as the Central Jail, Fort Aguada is one of the largest as well as the best-preserved relic of the Portuguese era. Built in the early 17th century, the fort guarded the seaway entry into the River Mandovi and to protect Old Goa from potential enemy attacks.
Return back to hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 5 : GOA DEPARTURE
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Later, pack your bags and check out. Drive to the Airport/ Railway Station for your journey to onward destination with fond memories of Goa holiday.