Goa is India’s little paradise, a land of warm sunshine, lazily waving palm fronds, golden beaches caressed by rolling surf, an air redolent with nature and a carefree gay air of abandon. It seems like every day is a holiday in Goa and there are so many things to do and see, you may want to stay here a month. From beaches to the North to beaches down South, lovely forest dotted mountains in the interior, paddy fields dancing to the breezes and warm people offering you Goa’s feni and food, this is one place where you may want to spend life after you retire. Why wait till then? Pack your bags and join a group tour for a 5 days natural tour of Goa.
A typical itinerary would give you the best of Goa this way:
Day 1: North of Goa Tour
Arrive in Panaji by air; be greeted by your tour operator and taken to your hotel. Freshen up because you will be setting off on a trip to the loveliest beaches of North Goa. You will visit Anjuna, Vagator and Calangute beaches as also take in Aguada Fort, Coco beach and Mayem Lake, each vying with the other to get you to stay. Evening and it is time to return to the hotel, dine, set out to explore local nightlife and before you know it, it is midnight and time to sleep.
Day 2: South Goa, Colva, Dona Paula and Miramar
The most attractive beaches of South Goa are Colva, Miramar and Dona Paula. You visit each, take a brief walk around and then go on to your coach for a visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Se Cathedral and then the Shri Shantadurga Temple in Kavlem. Do not forget the nightlife!
Day 3: Dudh Sagar Falls, Bondla Wildlife, Shopping
Day 3 is open for you to visit the Dudhsagar Falls or take the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary Tour. You can just as well take a cruise or visit a local spice farm. It is for you to ignore all these options and spend the day exploring local shops, local cuisine or just go to the beach and life down on the warm sand and take a siesta.
Day 4: Scuba Diving, Dinghy Sailing, Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
If you are the restless type, your tour guide arranges a trip to Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary or you can opt for some other activity like sailing a dinghy on open seas or scuba diving.
Day 5: Nagesh Love Forest, Nagesh Love Forest
Nagesh Love forest and other options are available or you can set out on your own because you can discover and enjoy yourself a lot when you have free will. A night cruise on the Mandovi River is obligatory so consider it and also take in the nightlife or some time under the moon on the beach.
Day 6: End of Tour
Day 6 is when you pack your bags, fully replete and return to Mumbai.