This itinerary is for those looking for an up close and personal experience of Goa’s varied heritage, from the beautiful UNESCO heritage churches at Old Goa to the marvelous architecture of temples. Walk through narrow colorful alleys of the Latin Quarter, experience the Goan Portuguese charm with the overhanging balconies and shell windows of ancient Portuguese style houses. Visit heritage homes and get a glimpse of the centuries old artifacts, traditions and lifestyles of the past.
- Visit a 200 year old Heritage Mansion.
- Visit to UNESCO Heritage Site – Old Goa.
- Visit to Goa’s oldest temple – Mangueshi Temple.
- Visit to Ancestral Goa, miniature Goan village.
- Accommodation in Anjuna’s top boutique hotel.
Highly Recommended: This trip can be an extension to other Discover Goa itineraries listed under Goa.
Arrival to Goa. Our representative will be waiting outside the Dabolim Airport or train station holding a placard with your name on it. You will be driven to your hotel in a private AC car.
Day at leisure. In the evening, a short film on Goa will be showcased at the hotel accompanied with a local cocktail / mocktail. A sumptuous Goan dinner will be served at the in house restaurant to end your day on a perfect note.
Meals included: Dinner.
Post breakfast, you will be driven in a private AC car to to Old Goa, UNESCO World Heritage Site, to visit its magnificent churches, Basilica de Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral and it’s beautifully manicured gardens. Towards afternoon, head to visit Goa’s oldest and most revered temple – The Mangueshi temple, dedicated to Bhagavan Manguesh, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The architecture of this 400 year old temple is elegant and consists of several domes, pilasters and balustrades.
Early evening, drive through the capital city of Goa, Panjim and experience the colonial effect on the city. Stop at the Panjim church square, take in the sights of the church and the surrounding Portuguese influenced buildings and walk around to do some souvenir shopping. Drop back to the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast.
Post breakfast, head to a 200 year old heritage mansion in Indo Portuguese architecture, where you will be given a tour of the house, showcasing the varied artifacts and furniture of the colonial period. Thereafter, a sumptuous lunch will be served with flavors of Goan Portuguese cuisine.
Post lunch, drive to Ancestral Goa, a miniature Goan village, as it would have existed 100 years ago. It aptly showcases Goa’s unique lifestyle that consists of a blend of Indian and European influences over four centuries. It also houses the single-handedly carved India’s longest laterite sculpture of Sant Mirabai (Hindu Saint). Drop back to the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.
Day at leisure to bask in the sun or choose from our many optional trips at the hotel, depending on your interest and time of departure. Drop to the airport or train station in a private AC car.
Meals included: Breakfast.
Trip Cost varies based on travel season (high to low), your choice of accommodation (comfort or deluxe room), flight (economy to first class), optional tours and other special requests. Kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the correct price for your selected trip.
Accommodation Type for this trip: Boutique Hotel
Our hospitality partner is Spazio Leisure Resort, a beautiful boutique hotel set in the heart of the quaint village Anjuna. Designed in Goan Portuguese architecture, the stylish yet inspirational resort in its warm yellow hues, is the perfect location for you to relax and enjoy true Goan hospitality. www.spazioleisureresort.com
- Accommodation on double or twin sharing basis.
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary. Welcome drink on arrival and cocktail / mocktail on first day only.
- Visit to Heritage Mansion and Lunch.
- Entry ticket to Ancestral Goa.
- Transfers from / to airport or train station. Sightseeing in private AC car.
- All taxes included.
- International or Domestic Flights to Goa.
- Visa Fees / Travel insurance / Airport & Government Charges.
- Meals and beverages not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Laundry, telephone calls, and incidentals and personal expenses are not covered.
- Gratuities to driver or hotel staff.