Goa Offbeat Tour – 4 Nights & 5 Days

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The Goa Away from the Beaches tour is ideal for an out-of-the-ordinary vacation. Avoid the tried-and-true routes in favour of the unknown. The 5-day/4-night tour visits Goa’s off-the-beaten-path locations. Forget the beaches and throng of Goa, and instead discover the state’s best kept secrets. Stay in a former Portuguese mansion, explore virgin backwaters, villages, secret caves, lakes, and waterfalls. The food, adventures, and kind people will make this a memorable vacation. This unique tour can be tailored to your specific interests. Check out the entire itinerary for a unique, off-the-beaten-path trip in Goa.

Please keep in mind that this is just an example of a possible itinerary. We design vacations to meet your individual requirements. Please contact us if you require any changes so that we may build a holiday to your specific needs for an amazing India visit.

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  • Travel to a Goan-Portuguese mansion that is 500 years old and kayak through pristine backwaters
  • Goan breads from a reputable bakery
  • Cooked-at-home Goan food
  • lakes, waterfalls, and hidden caverns

Day 1 : Meet the homestay hosts. Explore Aldona on mountain bikes

The Goa Away from the Beaches adventure begins with your arrival in Goa. If needed, a pickup from Goa's Panjim Airport or the Thivim station in North Goa can be arranged. To begin the offbeat excursion, take a local bus or taxi to Aldona Village in North Goa. They possess a lovely Goan-Portuguese house in the peaceful small village of Aldona, deep in the heart of North Goa. Hear the chirping birds' tunes and the harmonies of the quiet village's existence. Spend some time relaxing or getting to know your hosts. Discover how Goa has changed since the hippy period. Lie in a hammock, read, write, draw, paint, or do anything you like. The peaceful surroundings are a welcome respite from the turmoil of cities. Today, after resting, go for a walk or ride the in-house mountain bikes around Aldona. The moderate terrain provides several nice hiking trails. Mix with neighbours who are relaxing outside their homes and locals who are working in their rice farms. Discover their lives and hear their experiences. Enjoy the beauties that are far away.

Day 2 : Day trip: Aravalem waterfalls, rock-cut caves, Mayem Lake OR to Mapusa Market

The morning begins with the sounds of birds and village music. Prepare for a day excursion by eating breakfast. Day trips can be taken to Arvalem or Mapusa. Visit the rock-cut caverns and waterfalls in Arvalem. The rock-cut caves are thought to be Asia's oldest, but they are completely off the tourist trail. The breathtaking Arvalem waterfall is an excellent picnic location. Splash around in the clear water. Then, row a paddleboat into the tranquil Mayem Lake. You can also go to the town of Mapusa's favourite street market. The bargains are really appealing. Explore the charming town that is mostly frequented by tourists throughout the year.
Allow your hosts to offer you an intimate tour of their community in the late afternoon. They take you to the village church and cemetery, where you have some unusual encounters. The beautiful Aldona fort, abandoned Portuguese homes, and ancient bridges transport you to the colonial era. Your tour concludes with a traditional bakery in the hamlet. Fresh breads are prepared in a massive earthen oven, which you can watch and taste. One of my favourite recollections of unconventional Goa is the soft and fluffy delicacies. Return to the homestay for a peaceful night's sleep.

Day 3 : Kayak in the backwaters. Guided village trip

Goa never ceases to amaze. Prepare for something new today after a good breakfast. You're all set to visit Goa's backwaters today. Rivers, lagoons, lakes, and the sea have produced one of the most stunning eco-systems, and what's more, relatively few people are aware of it. Unlike its popular counterpart, the backwaters of Kerala, there are no houseboats or commercialization, only an infinite stretch of peace. Prepare to explore by boarding a kayak. There are little coves, mangroves, small hamlets on the coastlines, and other natural wonders. Look for birds and wildlife; it's a wild world. Return to your accommodation in Aldona Village after watching the sunset.

Day 4 : Optional trips

Goa is experienced rather than visited. There are currently no firm plans. Make your own arrangements or simply unwind at your homestay. If you want to pack in more, you have plenty of possibilities. This 1.5-hour excursion allows you to take in the natural splendour. Pass through remote settlements and complex mangrove forests. The true joy is bird watching. Watch for eagles, kingfishers, peacocks, and other species you may have never seen before. If you're lucky, you might even see an Indian Mugger Crocodile.
You can speedboat into the Arabian Sea from October and March. It is possible to scout for dolphins throughout these months. It is a personalised experience of visiting the gentle beasts, as opposed to Dolphin charters. Go island hopping on a ferry for an alternative trip. Rent a bicycle or a car. Drive down the less-traveled river road via Pomburpa. The journey passes through beautiful countryside. Make pit stops at modest family-run Goan restaurants. Try Goan cuisine and urakh (feni's lesser-known cousin). The delectable flavour will tantalise your taste senses. You can also try your luck by gambling in the floating casino. Spend the night at parties, getting lost in the music and dancing. Celebrate life the Goan way.

Day 5 : Departure from Goa Airport - Railway station

Today is the final day of your journey. Enjoy a tasty platter before saying good-by to your guide. Get a ride to your airport or train station. Your tour is ended, but you carry a small piece of Goa with you in your hearts.

  • MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transport
  • Pickup-Drop
  • Cab Transfer
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals
  • Welcome drink on arrival (Non-Alcoholic)- 2 Pm to 5 Pm Available Only
  • Accommodation in well appointed A/c rooms with satellite connection LCD TV, electronic safe, Mini Bar( chargeable) and intercom.
  • Buffet/TDH Menu as per the plan selected.
  • MAP – Breakfast and either Lunch or Dinner
  • Complimentary use of Tea/Coffee maker in all rooms replenished once a day, Hair dryer on request. Any additional requirement will be at an extra cost.
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Advance seat reservations
  • Entry visa fees
  • Optional extensions & excursions
  • Personal, baggage & travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Geverages
  • Items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary or "included features" list
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • UNUSED SERVICES: Unused services cannot be refunded once the trip has begun. No refund can be made for absence by travelers from any part of the itinerary.

It is mandatory for all tourists (other than Nepal, Bhutanese) to obtain a Indian Visa before travelling to India. The Indian visa has to be processed via a government approved travel agency.

Next we will send you the visa confirmation code. You must carry a printed copy of the visa confirmation code and your flight tickets as these need to be produced at the check-in counter at Paro International Airport.

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If you want a customized itinerary, you can call our executive at +91 9999880803, 7399888855, info@timestotravel.com and send us the following details:

  • The number of days you plan.
  • Tentative date of arrival, tour.
  • Group Size.
  • Personal interests and things you want to do as per your itinerary.
  • Indicate clearly where you are arriving from.

    Things to keep in mind before selecting a destination

    When a traveler's mind desires to visit the beaches, mountains, or a forest, there is nothing to say. However, understanding how to plan a trip successfully requires selecting the appropriate destination based on the season.

    Find out when is the best time to visit each destination. The best time to visit beaches and mountains is usually different. When choosing a destination, keep the cost in mind. Some locations are more enjoyable to visit on a luxury budget than others. Going to a luxury destination during the shoulder season (a few weeks before or after the official 'busy season') can result in some good hotel and flight discounts.

    People should prioritise traveller safety before embarking on their journey (especially solo female travelers).

    Accessibility, or lack thereof, is another factor that can influence whether or not a person chooses to visit a particular location. To support the tourist influx, popular destinations generally have a large number of daily flights, trains, and good highway infrastructure.

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    To hold the booking on a confirmed basis, a 50% advance payment should be made for the services contracted, and the balance can be paid at least 7 days prior to your date of departure from your country. We reserve the right to determine the amount to be paid as an advance payment based on the nature of the services and the time remaining for the services to begin. Aside from the foregoing, in some cases, such as special train journeys or hotel or resort bookings during peak season (Christmas, New Year), full payment is required in advance.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:

    All cancellations must be made in writing to us at least a month prior to the date of arrival of the client. We levy the following cancellation charges.

  • 10% of the total amount if the booking is cancelled 30 days prior
  • 25% of the total amount if the booking is cancelled 20 days prior
  • 50% of the total amount if the booking is cancelled 15 days prior
  • 75% of the total amount if the booking is cancelled 10 days prior
  • 100% cancellation in case of no show
  • Token amount is non refundable in any cases.

    No refunds will be given in case of missed or unused services. This includes Flights, Trains Hotel stays, meals, sightseeing, transfers, entry ticket, permits or any other TTT services.

    In case, clients are suspected to indulge in any kind of illegal activity or violent behaviour, Bharat booking holidays will immediately stop the services while holding all the refunds.

    All hotel reservation require reconfirmation by the agent / customer atleast a one week prior to the date of check in failing which hotels reserve the right to levy atleast one night retention which is payable by the customer making reservation through us. Today Hospitality India Private Limited do not take any responsibility to make any refund on deposit to the clients until the same has been received by us from the hotel/s. If payment of the tour is through Credit Card charge then the contract is irrevocable.

    If there is any complaint regarding services it should be communicated to Today Hospitality India Private Limited while the tour is still on. Refund, if any, will be made in Indian Rupees only in India before the departure at the end of the tour, as per the conversion rate prevailing at the time of refund. In case of any legal dispute the Jurisdiction will be New Delhi and Guwahati, India.

    Refunds for unused services or shortening of tour due to genuine reason will be executed within 10 days of your returning to your home Country.

  • Weather conditions can be found using Google. The websites listed below can help you learn about the weather in Assam and Meghalaya, including cities such as Guwahati, Kaziranga, and Shillong.

  • https://mausam.imd.gov.in
  • https://www.accuweather.com

    You can contact our customer care at +91 9999880803, 7399666688 for more about your queries on various topics like the Weather of Assam & Northeast, traveling North East, Culture of North East India, Places to Visit in Guwahati, Kaziranga & Shillong, Best Places to Visit in Northeast India, etc

  • Tour Package Policies & Terms

  • All our packages are customizable except Fixed Departures.
  • Guests are requested to have every discussion in written as verbal communications will not be entertained.
  • The packages offered by Times To Travel can be customized according to guest’s wish.
  • To ensure smooth services, Company can also make alternations in the tour. The reasons for such changes can be acts of god, technical problems, sudden service issues, government policies or any other similar situation.
  • Package will not be considered booked until advance amount have not been received by us.
  • Travel dates of DND (Date not decided) packages should be affirmed within 3 Months of invoice issuance date.
  • Delays may lead to certain inconveniences.
  • To give better experiences to our guests, our company also rolls out special offers. This includes upgraded
  • Hotels, Room Category, and Vehicle Type. No additional cost will be levied for such upgrades and this exciting news will be shared with you either before or during the trip.

    PRICES: Unless otherwise specified, advertised package prices are based on double occupancy rooms or cabins and the least expensive travel dates, departure city, hotels, and other options available, and do not include Optional Excursions or other optional items. Your total cost will vary depending on the dates, flights, hotels, and other options you choose when booking.

    CONFIRMATION: We will confirm availability of all components and send you a confirmation email within 2-4 business days of receiving your booking and deposit. If any of the options or components you chose are not available, we will notify you and give you the option to modify your booking or cancel and receive a refund of your deposit.

    YOUR PRICE MAY BE CHANGED ONLY IF: 1) you request changes or customizations to your booking; 2) new or increased government taxes or fees that apply to your package or its components are implemented; or 3) vendor costs applicable to your package or its components increase. In any of these cases, we will notify you of any changes to your package price. BOOKING ON BEHALF OF OTHERS: If you make a booking for anyone other than yourself, you are considered the designated contact person for those other travelers. You represent and warrant that you are legally authorized to act on their behalf; that you have obtained all required consents; and that you will inform them of these Terms and warrant that they accept and agree to them. You are also responsible for making all payments due for your booking; notifying us if any changes or cancellations are required; and keeping the other travelers informed of all information relevant to your trip.

    Special Note:

  • The guest should bring the original photo ID card as well as three copies of the same.
  • Accepted IDs for Indians are Voter ID Cards, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport
  • Accepted IDs for foreign nationals are Passport with valid visa
  • Passport size photographs 04 copies of each.
  • Luxury vehicle like Innova / Scorpio on demand against supplementary cost.
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    When preparing for your trip to the Northeast, kindly remember to include a few essential goods. You should keep these items in mind as you make your Northeast travel arrangements. We advise you to pack a few necessities for your comfort and convenience while exploring Assam and Meghalaya's northeast.

    To fully enjoy your North East Triangle Tours, we kindly ask that you also investigate the weather in Assam and Meghalaya and pack accordingly.

  • Sanitizer
  • Mask
  • Sleeping Bag Liner
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Luggage Bag
  • Portable Charger & Power Surge Protector
  • Travel Pillow
  • Filtered Water Bottle
  • Lightweight Day Pack
  • Wireless Earbuds Stereo Bluetooth Headphones with Charging Case
  • First Aid Box
  • Packing Cubes
  • A Small, Battery-Operated Fan
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Some Skin Care Products
  • A Travel Adapter
  • Travel Underwear
  • Slippers
  • Compression Socks or Tights
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Energy Drinks and Multivitamin Tablets
  • Power Bank
  • Chocolates & Cookies
  • Maggie and other food items
  • Clothes as per weather conditions
  • Some allergic medicine or medicine for emergencies
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