Silver Strings Goa Kayaking Experience



5 NIGHTS 6 DAYS
Day1 (arrival for lunch), Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 (Good byes after breakfast)

Advance Booking: min.30 days to make all arrangements.

Group size : tour takes off with a minimum group size of 8/16/24/32(max.)

Highlights

Kayaking training/orientation program, all accommodation on twin sharing basis in a/c resorts, all meals, sight seeing, one coastal beach safari, three daily morning 2.5/3.5 hr. expeditions in 3 different rivers, North/South Goa a/c coach/cab tour, visit to all major towns, visit to Big Foot and Ancestral Goa, Rachol Seminary, 400 year old Portuguese Mansion in Loutolim, Old Goa Churches, museums, Ayurvedic Wellness Massage, Ayurvedic Lunch, visit to Spice Plantations, lunch at the spice plantations, local distillery, jazz joints, night clubs, local watering holes, pubs, Visit to Panaji/Margao and three evening dinners on the beach/ 1 dinner on the riverbank.)

Includes all transport, tickets to museums, all meals, entry fees for monument and bird sanctuary visits, all kayaking equipment and safety gear.

All Guests report/assemble on DAY 1 at noon/post noon at Resort

Typical Itinerary

DAY 1 (ARRIVAL)

12.00 - 01.00 pm. Check in at the Resort and relax
01.00 - 03.00 pm. Lunch at the Resort restaurant
05.30 pm. Evening tea and snacks in room.
06.00 pm. Free Roam and explore the beach, meet the team, other guests
07.30 pm. Dinner at Resort restaurant.
09.30 pm. Retire for the night

DAY 2

06.30 AM. Breakfast in room


07.00 am Coach pickup to Hollant beach (above)
07.30 -10.30 Start Kayaking from Hollant beach and continue kayaking along the coast. Stop on the way at remote hamlets, coves to swim, stretch and relax.

See parrot fish and shiny rainbow fish fly thro’ the air and millions of sardines jumping in and about your kayak .If you’re lucky, the dolphins will be alongside, for part of the trip. Watch local fishermen catch fish and crabs.

Finish kayaking at Bogmalo beach, close to Resort.

Or
Kayaking Kayaking on the river Sal from Assolna jetty to Cavolossim, followed by visit to Goa Chitra, museum of Goan artifacts, artisans’ tools, implements, vessels, furniture, crockery, weapons, agricultural implements, jewellery tools, etc.

10.30 am. Return to Resort.
10.30 - 11.00 am. Bath, change and relax with a steaming cup of hot tea
11.00 - 11.30 am. Coach to Wellness Resort and Spa
11.30 - 12.00 pm. Ayurveda and Yoga introduction, tour and slideshow
12.00 - 01.30 pm. Nutritious food preparation demo using herbs, etc.
01.30 - 02.30 pm. Delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian lunch
02.30 - 03.30 pm. Fun activities with Herbs – paan and herb tea
03.30 - 04.30 pm. Yoga, Pranayama, breathing, stretches, etc.
04.30 - 05.00 pm. Tea and Snacks


05.00 - 06.30 pm. Ayurveda Wellness Massage (above)
06.30 - 07.00 pm. Coach back to Resort
07.00 - 08.00 pm. Relax, freshen up in room before dinner
08.00 - 10.30 pm. Dinner in one of Goa’s famous seafood shacks ON THE BEACH


Sunset at Bogmalo beach (above)
10.30 pm. Walk on the beach in the cool sands, back to resort
11.00 pm. Retire for the night

DAY 3


06.00 AM. Breakfast in room


06.30 - 7.00 am. Coach to San Jacinto Island (above)
07.00 - 09.30 am. Kayaking expedition in the Zuari river - San Jacinto Island to Cortalim


Stop on a riverside beach, see the mangroves at close quarters, brahminy kites, migratory cranes, horn bills, comorants, plovers.


09.30 - 10.15 am. Wash and refresh with tea/coffee at a top seafood restaurant
10.15 am. Leave for Big Foot
11.00 am. Arrive at Big Foot (below)


11.00 - 01.00 pm. Visit and marvel at the exhibits
01.00 - 02.00 pm. Traveller’s Lunch stop on the way
02.00 - 02.30 pm. by coach to Rachol Seminary
02.30 - 03.30 pm. Rachol Seminary



03.30 - 04.30 pm. Visit to a 400 year old Portuguese mansion
04.30 - 05.00 pm. By coach to Mangueshi temple (Soft drinks and snacks in coach)


05.00 - 05.45 pm. Tour Mangueshi temple (above)
05.45 - 06.30 pm. Coach back to Resorte
06.30 - 07.00 pm. Evening tea and snacks in room
07.00 - 8.00 pm. Relax in the room
08.00 pm. Leave by coach for dinner by the river side


08.30 - 10.30 pm. Relaxed dinner/BBQ on the riverbank under the swaying palms.
10.30 pm. Coach back to resort
10.45 pm. Retire for the night

DAY 4

06.00 am. Breakfast in room
06.30 am Pack bags/luggage and leave by coach for our third expedition in the Mandovi from Panaji to Old Goa (10.5 km.)


07.15 - 10.15 am. Kayaking from Panaji to OG (Snacks fruit and coolers on the waters)


Paddle thro’ the mangroves, variety of birdlife at handshaking distance! See exotic flowering mangrove varieties only found on the rivers,


locals catching fish (above)/ crabs from the banks, manual sand extraction from the river bed, ship/boat building activity on the banks, etc.



10.15 - 10.45 am. Wash and freshen up at Old Goa

10.45 - 01.30 pm. Stroll to the Se Cathedral (above) and explore and visit all the churches, monuments and museums.
01.30 - 02.30 pm. Lunch stop on the way
03.00 pm. Arrive by coach at Panaji


03.30 - 06.30 pm. Explore Fontainhas, Panaji Main Street, Miramar beach, Dona Paula
06.00 - 06.30 pm. Leave by Coach for SM Resorte, Calangute

OR

01.30 - 02.00 pm. Coach to Spice Plantations
02.00 - 03.00 pm. Special delicious Goan lunch consisting of locally grown vegetables, herbs, spices.



03.00 - 04.00 pm. Guided tour of the plantation – see exotic spice plants, herbs, cashew, tea, coconut, arecanut, etc. get sprayed/bathed by an elephant!(optional), etc.
04.00 - 4.45 pm. Visit to an ancient Hindu temple and Shrine
4.45 - 5.30 pm. Coach to Panaji (Snacks and coolers in the coach)
5.30 - 07.00 pm. Explore Fontainhas, Panaji Main Street, Miramar beach, Dona Paula


07.00 - 07.30 pm. Leave by Coach for SM Resorte, Calangute
07.30 - 08.30 pm. Rest and relax in room
08.30 - 09.30 pm. Stroll on Calangute/Baga beach/s
09.30 - 11.30 pm. Relaxed dinner at Britto’s, famous seafood shack at Baga



Brittos' Seafood platter (above)
11.30 pm. Coach back to resort
11.45 pm. Retire for the night

OR

OPTIONAL (Extra charges apply)


11.00 pm. - 02.30 am. By coach and back to Saturday Night Market,(above)

or Tito’s (below).


DAY 5

08.00 AM. Morning breakfast in resort
08.45am. Leave for Candolim beach
09.00 - 09.30 Morning stroll on Candolim beach


09.45 am Leave by coach for our fourth and last expedition in the Nerul river
(Serene and scenic thro the mangroves)


10.00 am - 01.00 pm. Kayaking expedition in the Nerul river (Snacks fruit and coolers on the waters)

01.00 - 01.30 pm. Change and freshen up at Aah Goa


01.30 - 03.00 pm. BBQ Buffet (one of Goa’s best!) on the river bank with live bbq stations, live music and boat rides for all.

03.00 - 04.30 pm. Relax in room

04.30 - 05.00 pm. Leave by coach to see a local distillery



05.00 - 06.00 pm. Tour of the distillery with feni (local Goan brew distilled from Cashew fruit or Coconut toddy/sap) tasting session for everyone.



06.00 - 07.15 pm. Coach to Mapusa market above -(local goan spicy sausage) –free for shopping etc.

07.15 - 07.45 pm Coach back to Resorte

OR(Optional – extra charges apply)

04.30 - 05.00 pm. Leave by coach to Ayurveda Massage Center



05.00 - 06.00 pm. Ayurvedic Wellness Massage(on payment basis)- above
06.00 - 07.00 pm Visit Baga beach



07.00 - 08.00 pm. Happy hrs. and sun downers at The Cavala (above) – live Jazz joint(all snacks and beverages - alcoholic and non alcoholic to be paid for by guests)

08.00 - 08.15 pm. Coach to Calangute Tinto(market)
08.15 - 09.00 pm. Free – Stroll in Calangute market, buy souvenirs n gifts for friends and relatives, walk down to Calangute beach.

OR

03.00 - 05.30 pm. Relax in room
05.30 - 06.00 pm. Evening tea and snacks
06.00 - 08.30 pm Free – Walk down to Calngute market, buy souvenirs n gifts for friends and relatives, stroll down to Calangute beach.



08.30 pm. - 12.30 am. Relaxed dinner at Souza Lobo - famous seafood shack at Calangute with dancing & live music (above)
12.30 am. Coach back to resort
12.45 am. Retire to bed

DAY 6

07.00 am Morning tea in room
08.00 am. Breakfast in Resort restaurant
09.00 am. Good byes – end of program


PRICES

Please write to us for the latest and best price package
Only twin bookings accepted.
For singles, extra room charges apply.
Special discounts for group bookings of 16 and above
All bookings minimum 30 days in advance

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Less than 30 days before start - no refunds

More than 30 days before start -50% of fees refunded

 
For firm booking, we need:

01. Name of guest
02. Age, weight (kg.) and height (m)
03. DOB
04. Address – local (hotel) and outstation (international)
05. Email id
06. In emergency, contact person – Name and phone no. preferably mobile no.
08. Blood group
09. Any debilitating illnesses –palpitation, severe angina, recent bypass CABG,etc.

GENERAL
01. All bookings are subject to availability and confirmation in advance.
02. In the rare cases, where the guest is found unfit for the excursion, full refund is permitted.
03. Above itinerary is typical and could change partially or wholly, based on general weather conditions, bookings and availability.