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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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Beach sellers

Despite what people think and say I believe the beach sellers are part of the holiday experience. Some of the stuff they sell is what you find at the market and its up to you whether you get it cheaper or not ? I cannot speak for all the sellers but the ones I came across where friendly and could speak 3 or 4 languages,after all its there livelyhood and they have families to feed so bare this in mind. A tip if you promise to buy and ask them to come back tomorrow they will not forget. Happy Haggling

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s.e.a.n
Mar 19, 2008

Beach Sellers

The beach sellers "bless em" most places that you go on the beach you will be faced with the perverbial beach vendors, they sell every-thing from sarongs to fake jewellery, some of the stuff that they sell is quite nice and if you are want to haggle for a while on price you can, but you can get most of the things that they sell on the beach in the local shops with out the hassle. The thing to do with the vendors is try and ignore them and after a while they will wander off, if you don't want to buy any-thing what ever you do don't look interested or else they will hang around for ever. They are just trying to make a living just like every-one else, but it is a pain if you just want to soak up a few rays and relax.

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ak47uk
Nov 29, 2002

Hawkers at the beaches

You will come across many VERY persistent hawkers at the beaches; if you don't want to buy anything you have to be VERY firm (yet polite) with them, otherwise they will not budge! Equally, if you are rude they will harass you by sending a lot many more of their 'friends'!

Unique Suggestions Be polite yet FIRM, if you don't want to buy anything.

Fun Alternatives No alternatives; this is the way there, just sit back & go with the flow!

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Durfun
Dec 24, 2005

beware of hawkers selling you...

beware of hawkers selling you stuff on the beaches, henna tattos, sarongs, massage etc. best policy is to ignore them. If you are a foreigner you will be harrased more. Another problem is indian men wanting to take pictures of women in bathing suits on. so just shoo them away. Its pathetic though!!

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karma_kola
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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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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