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"Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral
"Discover Goa’s colorful history on this private half-day tour. Learn about the heavy influence Portuguese rule had on this region’s religion and architecture from your expert guide’s interesting commentary about all the places you see. After pickup from air-conditioned vehicle your guide will take you to the Basilica of Bom Jesus a UNESCO World Heritage Site that holds the remains of the Catholic missionary St Francis Xavier.Enter the church and walk on the marble floor inlaid with precious stones. Admire the exquisite paintings adorning the walls that depict scenes from St F also known as the Se Cathedral of Santa Catarina dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria
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Full Day Private Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation
"9am - You will be picked up from the sea port or your desired location in Goa to begin your full day tour with a professional guide.9.45am - Shri Manguesh TempleA beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on a Hillock. T stands at the gates in the temple complex. 10.45am - Shree Mahalasa TempleAlso known as Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple is 450 year old Temple dedicated to the Goddess Mahalasa. Lakshmi (Mahalasa) the goddess of wealth and prosperity is the presiding deity in this temple. The inner hall of the temple has carvings of the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu that have been resplendently painted. 12.30pm - Sahakari Spice Farm (Lunch Included)A an aroma of a variety of genuine spices coming from the trees grown around the farm lots of knowledge guidance on the type of species and treatment for various diseases sumptuous lunch in traditional Goan style. As you move deeper into this site
From $88.00
 
Private Tour: Goa Sightseeing and Night Cruise with Dinner and Hotel Transfer
"Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Goa by 4:00 PM and start this special night tour. Board the popular catamaran style cruise with western or Indian DJ while enjoying the fresh ocean breeze. Cruise gently down the river to the Dona Pau past the Adil Shah Palace which was the first building of Panjim that was built by the Sultan as his summer palace and used to housed the Goa Secretariat. After the cruise travel by road and see the Immaculate Conception Church with a panoramic view of P""This is a perfect tour for people who enjoy night life and modern night cruise with DJ. Take the popular catamaran boat cruise and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze and mesmerizing view. Also visit the Conception Church with a panoramic view of Panaji City frotitle=Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+romantic+night+including+dinner&2=Romantic+experience%2C+perfect+for+couples&3=See+the+sights+illuminated+at+night&4=All+entrance+fees+included"""Goa
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Have a massage...

In front of Titanic restaurant on Palolem beach I found a husband and wife team from Menali who were offering massages - the husband would massage male clients and his wife the ladies. She gave me a wonderful head massage, with a short shoulder rub thrown in (and boy was I tempted to go for the full thing!). For 15 minutes I paid 120 INR (which was less than £2). My hair smelled of cocunut oil for quite a while!

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illumina
Dec 19, 2010

Massage on the beach

Both lokal men and women walk around the beach and ask tourists if they like a massage, manicure or pedicure. The normal price is about 2-300 INR (5-7 USD) for a 30 minutes massage.
The indian woman Tara changed from selling clothes to give massage.

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georeiser
May 22, 2010

Massage

Why not have a relaxing massage on the beach as you can see this tiny masseur is struggling to get his tiny arms around my ample neck, mind you once he had finished stretching, pulling and pounding me. I could have slept like a baby.

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Pete.Gibson
Oct 22, 2005

Truly mind-blowing!

If you are brave enough...after a shave at the local Barbers...ask for a Head Massage...its a weird experience! Lots of lotions are massaged into your head...using fingers, knuckles...the palm. And then you get pummeled! Can't really describe how they do it...as you can't see whats happening...but lots of pings happen all over your head.

But...strangely enough...it is refreshing!

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BluBluBlu
Jul 30, 2005
 
 
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Beach Massages...

On most Goan beaches you'll get asked if you want a massage...they are cheap (about 250 rupees) because they are not trained masseurs...but its relaxing...and passes away half an hour or so.

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Things to Do Near Goa

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Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church - Panaji

This Church is located in the heart of the city. It is one of the first churches to be built in Goa with its church bells being the second largest in the world. Best viewed at night when the entire...
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Old Goa

Old Goa was he site of the Portuguese capitl until the mid 18th century. Today is it a magnificent complex of churches, monasteries, and cathedrals that cover a 1.5 km stretch. It is also a UNESCO...
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Panaji - Panjim City

Worth a visit for a few hours to this moderately -sized town which is the Capital of Goa. A good selection of shops and a very extensive market where all manner of goods and fruit can be purchased....
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Boat Trips - Cruises

We had a great time kayaking and sailing with skipper Pascal and Poonam on their traditional yet modern cruise, enjoying the Sunset River Cruise in Goa. The mangroves exploration was super exciting...
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Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Northeastern Goa, India. The total area of this park land is 8 square km. It is a popular destination for both tourists and school children. Known for the place...
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Basilica of Bom Jesus - Old Goa

The Basilica of Bom (infant or good) Jesus is 9 km from Panaji on the banks of Mandovi River in Old Goa. It contains the mortal remains of Goa's patron saint, St. Francis Xavier, who died while on a...
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