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8-Day Goa Adventure: Beaches, Temples, and Delicious Cuisine

sushma krishnan

sushma krishnan

20 Oct 2023

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey to Goa, India. Explore stunning beaches, visit ancient temples, indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of this coastal paradise.

Trip to Goa

Day 1
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$127

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$ 7

Satkar Veg Restaurant
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$20
5 - 8 min

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Immaculate Conception Church
Completed in 1609, this Baroque-style Catholic church with a grand facade sits atop a small hill.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$5
20 - 30 min

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Maruti Temple
Hindu temple on Altinho Hill dedicated to Lord Hanuman, with orange-red walls & a February festival.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$5
7 - 9 min

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Thalassa Greek Tavern
Easygoing restaurant specializing in Greek cuisine, including pizza, pasta & dessert.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$5
8 - 10 min

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Peep Kitchen
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
$36
5 - 6 min

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Dona Paula Beach
This bay area is a tourism destination with a resort & restaurants in a one-time fishing village.
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$10
64 - 77 min

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Betalbatim Beach
Laid-back beach known for its white sands, swimming, sunsets & dolphin spotting.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$10
2 - 3 min

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Magzika
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$36
Day 2
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$154

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$ 4

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$36
10 - 15 min

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Calangute Beach
Big, popular beach with water sports, such as boating, water skiing & parasailing, plus food stalls.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$15
16 - 24 min

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Baga Beach
Busy beach & recreation area with water sports, eateries, bars, nightspots & a festive atmosphere.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Free
25 - 30 min

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Spice Traders
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$36
9 - 14 min

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Chapora Fort
Ruined centuries-old fortress on a headland, a popular vantage point for sunsets over the sea.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
$5
48 - 58 min

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Arambol Sweet Water Lake
Palm-edged freshwater lake fed by springs with a beach area & food shacks, also called Vagkolam.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$10
4 - 6 min

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Outback Special Seafood
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$52
Day 3
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$144

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$ 7

Inspiration barandrestaurat
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$32
5 - 8 min

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Mandrem Beach
Relaxed, secluded beach accessed by small wooden bridge, with lounge chairs & covered cafes.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$10
13 - 16 min

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Ashvem Beach
Swimming & sunbathing along a stretch of coastline with fine sand, hotels & restaurants.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$10
40 - 48 min

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Five Five
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$36
1 - 2 min

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Anjuna Beach
Popular tourist beach providing activities such as parasailing, jet ski & banana boat rentals.
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$10
33 - 40 min

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Museum Of Goa
This modern, 3-story museum offers works by Indian & international artists, plus a cafe & gift shop.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$10
16 - 20 min

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Bhatti Village
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$36
Day 4
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$191

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$ 7

Alcove Resort
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$32
7 - 10 min

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Ozran Beach
Framed by green hills & rock formations, this scenic beach has chairs, palapas & a relaxed vibe.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$10
11 - 14 min

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Anjuna Flea Market
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$5
52 - 63 min

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Club National
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$48
7 - 9 min

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Deltin Jaqk
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$50
49 - 59 min

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Kamron Beach Shack "At Dyadya Kolya's"
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$36
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Majorda Beach
Destination for water sports & relaxing, with rentable loungers & food shacks selling Goan fare.
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$10
Day 5
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$134

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$ 11

River Isle
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$20
11 - 14 min

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Se Cathedral
Roman Catholic place of worship built by Portuguese colonialists and still hosting regular services.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$5
4 - 6 min

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Basilica of Bom Jesus
Completed in 1605, this Baroque Catholic church contains the tomb of Saint Francis Xavier.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
26 - 32 min

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Shree Mangesh temple
Domed temple with a 7-story tower dedicated to Manguesh, an incarnation of the god Shiva.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
$5
44 - 53 min

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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$44
10 - 12 min

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Harvalem Waterfalls
This well-known scenic waterfall with a multi-level viewing area is large during monsoon season.
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
$10
57 - 69 min

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Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
Junglelike wildlife sanctuary & zoo with a park area, many exotic species & birds.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$10
44 - 53 min

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Hotel Amigos
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$40
Day 6
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$270

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$ 7

Dudhsagar Falls
3-streamed waterfall, named for its milky waters, with swimming pools surrounded by forest.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$4
173 - 208 min

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Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple
Peaceful 450-year-old Hindu temple featuring a copper roof & a prominent samai oil lamp.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$5
25 - 30 min

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Catholic Church of St. Francis of Assisi..
Iconic Catholic church dating to the 17th century, with a white facade & fresco paintings.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$5
20 - 24 min

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George Bar and Restaurant
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$36
4 - 6 min

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Deltin Royale
Lively offshore casino offering numerous games & tournaments, live entertainment & dining.
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$172
7 - 9 min

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Club National
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$48
Day 7
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$197

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$ 9

The Riverside Wharf, The Leela
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$36
53 - 64 min

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Cabo de Rama Fort
Tranquil remains of a 1763 Portguese fortress, perched atop a seaside cliff, with a small chapel.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$10
46 - 56 min

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Leopard Valley Goa
High-octane nightclub in a jungle quarry with a 7-metre high DJ stage, pyrotechnics and laser shows.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$15
21 - 26 min

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Banyan Tree
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$44
24 - 29 min

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Butterfly Beach
Popular with locals, this simple, scenic beach features a narrow stretch of sand & sunset views.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$15
25 - 30 min

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Palolem Beach
Uncrowded stretch of white sand with calm waters, a restaurant and silent disco music parties.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$25
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$52
Day 8
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$153

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$ 4

Santosh's Beach Restaurant
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$24
3 - 4 min

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Galgibaga Beach
Remote shoreline spot with less tourist activity, known for its olive turtle nesting habitat.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$10
105 - 126 min

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Indian Naval Aviation Museum
Military history museum founded in 1947 offering an outdoor aircraft park & a gallery with exhibits.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$10
77 - 93 min

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Banyan Tree
Savour fresh, authentic Thai cuisine served in the shade of a 300 year old Banyan Tree. Menu ingredients originate from the resort's spice garden.
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$52
1 - 2 min

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Sinq Night Club
Chic nightclub & lounge featuring an outdoor bar, private poolside cabanas & resident DJs.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$15
8 - 11 min

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Sinquerim Beach
Picturesque swimming & water-sports destination convenient to resorts & close to historic fort.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$10
3 - 4 min

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Latitude
Enjoy all day dining on North Indian, Goan, Italian and continental cuisine. Besides a-la-carte, we offer buffets for breakfast.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$32

Budget breakdown: $1424 In total

Activities & Food:$1370
Transport:$54