Goa is so beautiful that it is not surprising that the Portuguese stayed on for 450 years! They endowed the predominantly Hindu land with a Latin language and flavour that is still very alive and thriving, decades after the Portuguese heyday. One can drive through peaceful towns with their Portuguese style bungalows, stop at a small taverna for a drink of feni, or bask for hours on the pristine beaches.
Day 1 - Goa
The multitude of beaches in Goa offer something for everyone, from luxury resorts to makeshift huts, and trance parties to tranquility. The Goa beach that's right for you will depend on the kind of experience you want to have. From charming beach bungalows in the north, to bamboo huts in the south, or classic and comfortable beach resorts in the more lively Calangute and Candolim area - the choice is yours. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax, meet people, sunbathe and have fun.
Day 2 - Goa
Today is a free day which you can spend at the beach, but why not do something different and go on a tour to explore Panjim and the Churches of Old Goa? Panjim, the capital of Goa, is the smallest and most pleasant of state capitals. The old town has still preserved its Portuguese heritage remarkably well with overhanging balconies and red-tiled roofs, white-washed churches and numerous small cafes and bars.In Old Goa, the churches of the St Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the St Francis Church are outstanding monuments to the legacy left behind by the Portuguese. Built before the Taj Mahal, the churches are World Heritage sights.
Day 3 - Goa
Today is a free day which you can spend at the beach, or explore more of Goa by yourself.
Day 4 - Goa
Today (depending on the departure time of your next destination) you have the morning free until check out time, usually 12.00 noon. In case you'd like to stay a bit longer you can arrange on your own a dayroom with the hotel's reception. You receive a departure transfer to connect with your onward travel. You can continue your holiday by doin the Magnificent Hampi module in reverse. Alternatively, you can fly from Goa to your onward travel destination.