Archaeological Wonders and Goan hinterlands with culture expert (Private tour)
This tour is one of its kind and includes various kinds of monuments such as a rock art site, home visit, cave, temple, and a farm. This tour will give you a glimpse into Goa's history from 6000 years ago till today.
This tour is one of its kind and off most travel diaries.
This is also one of our signature tours designed and conducted by an archaeologist.
per adult from
5 to 6 hours
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- All Fees and Taxes
- Lunch - This will be traditional Goan style veg and non veg buffet , made at home with freshly sourced ingredients. Please inform us in advance about any customisation.
- Entry/Admission - Tanshikar's Working Organic Spice Farm
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic Beverages
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Usgalimal, Rivona VP, Goa 403704, India
Our archaeologist/local expert guide will take you the Goa's oldest monument. The rock engravings at Pansaimol (also known as Usgalimal)
6000 Year Old Pansaimol Rock Art: We begin the trail by visiting the earliest accessible site which tells the story of the people of the New-Stone-Age. Situated by a small stream of the river Kushawati in Pansaimol, we take you on a journey to understand the human-animal interaction and to a labyrinth with a figure of a birthing mother that leaves you mesmerized.
Explore and understand the idea of rock art, the style and technique of its creation and the methods that help the archaeologists decide the date of this art at the site itself.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Rivona Buddhist Caves, Rivona, Quepem Taluka, Ponda India
Rivona Group of Caves: Rivona village is blessed with scenic beauty and easy access to freshwater springs and natural caves. Perhaps this is the reason ancient sages chose this place to meditate. The village gets its name from the same; Rishi-Van, a forest where sages would stay. We will visit two caves here, a natural cave used by the Buddhist monks and another cave used by sages to meditate.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Shri Ramnath Damodar Sansthan Zambaulim Goa, Zambaulim, Quepem, Goa 403705, India
Damodar Temple, Jambaulim: This temple is dedicated to Shri Damodar, a form of Krishna who appeared as an incarnation of Shiva in Goa. The temple was originally located in Margao until 1567 when the Portuguese invaded the state and destroyed the temple. The devotees fled to the nearby area and managed to construct the shrine.
The current structure is modern in terms of architecture, and Shri Damodar being a patron deity to most of the Goans including Hindus and Christians plays a significant role in the cultural setting of Goa.
Know more about the deity and his devotees, festivals, and stories on the trail.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Tanshikar's Working Organic Spice Farm, Near Smriti Yoga, Sanguem 403704 India
This is Goa's one of the oldest working organic spice farm. The owner of the farm is the third generation working on the farm and has received many awards from various institutions for his contribution. He will take us around the farm to understand where our food in a better way. After the walk, we shall have lunch at his farm. Food is freshly prepared in the best hygine conditions.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Netravali, Netravali, South Goa District, Goa
Budbudyanchi Tali literally means a lake which bubbles. Opposite the shrine of Gopinath, a temple initially constructed by the Kadamba rulers in Goa is a holy tank with 365 days flow of water. What amuses the visitor is the appearance of the bubbles when you clap or make any vibrations nearby. Is the process a miracle or is there any science to it? Come uncover the secrets in the trail.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Chandor, Chandor, South Goa District, Goa
We shall first visit the excavated site of Chandor, the first capital of Goa. At the site of the temple, an excavation was carried out that revealed a huge sized sculpture of a bull, which is worshipped as the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The temple was destroyed during many invasion and now is all dust. However, the folk stories connected with this village are interesting.
From this site our guide will take you to a palace that is more than 500 years old. The family was initially Hindu family before conversion done by Portuguese. The house has stood testimony to the time and speak of architectural insights from the times gone by. They have a secret passage, a ballroom, and various interesting artifacts from the bygone times.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :1: Patto Plaza, Patto Centre, Goa 403001, India
2: Margão Municipal Council, Ward No.5 to Ward No.8 Pajifond, Gogol Vidhyanagar, Mungul, Madel, Margao, Goa 403601, India
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 10/4/2019 - 10/19/2021
Tuesday: 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Friday: 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Saturday: 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Sunday: 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.