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Glimpses Of Goa
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After we leave the Hotel/Harbour we start of the day by visiting the present Capital of Goa - walk through the old Latin quarter of the city photo stop of the main church of Panjim. We then drive to visit Goa's former capital, which is a world heritage monument site under UNESCO today . This has Influence Of Catholic Churches the most famous one's being Basilica Of Bom Jesus and the Sé Cathedral . Then we drive to visit a traditional Goan Hindu Temple. After the Temple visit we head down to visit a Goan spice plantation to learn about the different spices and Herbs grown in Goa and their medicinal values in treatment for various ailments. After the spice tour, we feast on a traditional Goan Hindu buffet lunch and relax.
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Ages 0-80, max of 2 per group
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch is Provided At The Plantation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Tropical Spice Plantation
What's not included
  • No Alcoholic or Non Alcoholic Beverages will be served with the lunch. All Alcoholic or Non Alcoholic beverages are to be purchased on direct payment.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Panaji, Goa, India
Pickup details
  • Pick up from the Hotel can be arranged.
Airport pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
  • Dabolim Airport, India
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • Marmagao Vasco Da Gama
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 139411P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • A Strict Decorum of dress code to be followed at the Churches and Temples. No shorts, sleeveless Tops, mini skirts, No strapless or fine strap dresses or short dresses or Sleeveless T-shirts or No T-shirts or Blouse tops above midriff are to be worn at these places of worship.
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
    • If you are to be picked up from the Mormugao Harbour . The guide will be standing at the exit point after Immigration Check, with a Viator Placard having your name on it.
    • No Alcoholic or Non Alcoholic Beverages will be served with the lunch at the Plantation. All Alcoholic or Non Alcoholic beverages are to be purchased on direct payment.
    • 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 2 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      Panjim, Goa, India
      Joined in August 2018
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    • Ambassador280940
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amazing and magical experience
      Our 3 days with Mario were an absolutely amazing experience! He truly enriched our stay in Goa. Mario tailored the tours perfectly to our interests, providing detailed explanations and sharing fascinating historical curiosities along the way. The places we visited were truly magical, and the food was delightful. We completely emerged in Goa’s past and felt the real experience of the present. Besides the amazing guide Mario is, his personality and kindness brought these days to the top! He is extremely attentive and doing the extra mile for people to be the most comfortable as possible always providing fresh beverages and refreshing towels that saved us during the hot weather. Finally the driver was also excellent and the car very comfortable. I highly recommended Exotic Goan excursions for anyone visiting Goa!
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Make it Mario’s!
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    • 33Sonja92
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend!
      We had a great tour with Mario through Panji. He explained very detailed the history of the old town. We even had the chance to had a bite of local snacks and were able to see an old family building from back then. We can highly recommend Mario as an excellent guide!
      Written February 9, 2024
    • dawnbD8421VB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Goa in a Nutshell
      We hired Mario for his Goa in a Nutshell tour on 5th February 2024 on the recommendation of friends. We are so glad we did! Mario is so knowledgeable about Goan history and the extra touches such as ice cold towels and drinks along the way were a welcome offering. We will definitely hire Mario’s services on future trips to Goa. Five Stars from us!
      Written February 6, 2024
    • Roving58703725789
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Get the best of Goa from the best of Goa- Mario
      Mario was exceptional. Professionalism exemplified. He is a local who carries unbiased unadulterated updated information both current and historic and very engaging in his delivery of the facts. Every bit of the tour was well arranged and top notch execution. No hiccups whatsoever. One of our group members had a small cut while getting off the bus, Mario made it unnecessary to find any medical store. He was prepared with a first aid kit. (kinda expected from a tour guide but no one expects they'll actually carry it. You know what I mean?) Yeah so the overall experience was worth down to the last coin. Locals like Mario adds to the beauty of Goa.
      Written January 21, 2024
    • VikramPimplekar
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Old Goa Tour
      We had a wonderful experience touring old Goa. Enjoyed the architecture and history of the churches and buildings. Mario was a fabulous guide and provided many details into the rich culture and history. Highly recommended!!
      Written January 12, 2024
    • WojciechPprzybylski
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      Amazing Guide in Goa: Mario!
      Mario offered my family a 5-day bespoke experience in Goa, covering places like Old Goa, spice plantations, heritage houses, and Divar Island. He meticulously planned our itinerary based on our requests and loosely defined plans, arranging transportation (including a rare child seat in Goa) with an excellent driver. Throughout our journey, he provided expert insights into the local history and culture. Mario was exceptionally attentive to our comfort, adjusting the pace to suit our needs and ensuring the car was stocked with beverages and cold wet towels to combat the 35°C heat. His company was a delight, and his knowledge greatly enriched our experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Mario to anyone looking for guided tours in Goa, be it for a single day or multiple days.
      Written December 28, 2023
    • derrick994
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      Written December 1, 2023
    • Inês L
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      Immersive walk through Fontainhas
      Amazing walk through Fontainhas with Mario, who grew up in the area and holds a wealth of information about the neighborhood. He answered each and every question we had and pointed out interesting details we otherwise wouldn't have noticed. He even recommended a few shops we could visit later on throughout our trip, which we did and ended up having wonderful experiences with locals. Truly a wonderful experience, thank you Mario.
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    • HarshaS245
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      Fontainhas tour with Mario
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      Written November 7, 2023
    • DhruvN42
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      Guided Tour with Mr Mario Monteiro
      We had a wonderful tour of Old Goa and Fountainhas with Mr. Mario. He was very descriptive about every place that we visited and was extremely patient while dealing with our curiosities. We got detailed insights into Goan history and heritage both old and new.The trip was both informative and thought provoking. A must do tour for history enthusiasts and inquisitive travelers.
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    Allison D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    My tour with Mario could not have been better. He imparted his local and historical knowledge to make a truly interesting and exciting time. Mario and the locals I met were welcoming and made every effort to answer any questions and help me find anything I asked for. Solo travelers to bigger parties do not hesitate to book this tour!
    Written October 14, 2022
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    Thank you Allison for your kind review. I am glad that I was able to share Goa’s local culture and historical facts and that your tour of Goa with me was interesting and an exciting time well spent.
    Written October 15, 2022
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    Sharalon S
    Rotorua, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023
    A wonderful bespoke day tour of Goa covering cultural and heritage sites with a walking tour of the old Portuguese quarter, the fresh food and flower market, stopping at a bakery to sample Goan sweet treats and finishing at a fascinating spice plantation with tour and a spicy lunch included. Mario is the ultimate tour guide who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about sharing his Goan heritage and culture going the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable at all times. There was always a cold fragrant towel to help cool you down in the heat, a cold bottle of water on hand even a spray for you to use on the toilet seat before use! He made sure the pace of the tour was suitable and there were little treats and thoughtful gifts throughout the tour. He even arranged a freshly made Goan seafood curry for us at the plantation lunch as he knew we hadn't tried an authentic Goan curry yet. I can't highly recommend Mario's tours enough especially if you want to gain a cultural insight to this fascinating part of India with a consumate guide.
    Written November 17, 2023
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    Thank you Sharalon and Sue for choosing to take up a tour with me. It was a great pleasure for me to take you around Goa to the various sites of interest and importance. I glad you have left Goa with fond memories of your tour with me . Thank very much for your wonderful and elaborate review of your experience with me as your Tour Guide.
    Written November 17, 2023
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    13Ines07
    Lisbon District, Portugal1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023
    If you’re on the fence about embarking on this experience with Mario, don’t be—he’s the best tour guide Goa has to offer. We had an amazing time with him on this tour. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of Goan culture and will answer any and all questions you might have. He truly went above and beyond to meet all our expectations and more; we were incredibly comfortable throughout our car ride, and Mario provided several ways for us to stay cool in the heat and humidity. You truly won’t regret this experience! Thank you, Mario.
    Written November 17, 2023
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    Thank you Inês for a wonderful review. It was a great pleasure taking you and your fiancé out on the tour Glimpses of Goa. I am glad you enjoyed today’s tour of Goa.
    Written November 17, 2023
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    Courtney8442
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    Mario was a fantastic tour guide! This was my first time in Goa and he created a really fun tour itinerary that included some historical sites but also with lots of scenic spots too. The spice plantation that we visited was the highlight of the tour for me! Thanks Mario for a great tour of Goa!
    Written May 30, 2023
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    I am happy Courtney that you enjoyed the tour of Goa, more so the spice plantation. It was a great pleasure taking you out on a tour of Goa and sharing a bit of Goa’s culture and history with you.
    Written June 4, 2023
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    Mitch
    Boston, MA6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    We took the Glimpses of Goa Tour privately and are thrilled to join the many other complimentary reviews of Mario and the fascinating tour he curated. One high point was Mario's knowledge and obvious enjoyment of the foods of Goa and their histories, and the charming bakery treats and lunch he arranged. Mario is exceptionally engaging and knowledgeable, and was well prepared to cope with any special requests or exigencies that arose during the tour. This was one of the very best of the many tours we have taken over many years of extensive travel.
    Written November 21, 2022
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    Thank you so much Mitch for your kind review. It was a great privilege and pleasure for me to be your tour guide and offer you the best of services. It makes me happy that you enjoyed your tour and have left with a lasting impression of Goa in your mind.
    Written November 26, 2022
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    Sarah
    United Kingdom18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    I had a great time seeing Goa with Mario, he was really great at explaining the history and gave me plenty of knowledge about all the sites we visited. My highlights were visiting the Spice plantation and learning about how everything is grown. Thanks Mario, highly recommend!
    Written February 17, 2023
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    Thank you Sarah for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour of Goa with on a very short notice. It was a treat and pleasure to show you a bit of my state Goa before you went back home.
    Written February 18, 2023
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    Anshul
    Raipur, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was my first time visiting Goa and I wanted to look at some of the forts, churches and temples of Goa. I found a good guide in Mario who gave me a good introduction to Goa, its history and guided me through Old Goa, Reis Magos, Foutainhas, Mangeshi temple and spice plantation. Thanks a lot Mario and I recommend Mario to everyone who wants to know more about Goa
    Written September 29, 2023
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    Thank you so much Anshul for your kind review. It was a pleasure taking you on a tour of Goa and showing all the important sights of interest despite the downpour of the rain it didn’t dampen the sprit the tour at all.
    Written September 29, 2023
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    athavlesarah
    Sydney, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    Highly recommend we got to visit some wonderful places and learnt much of Goa.Lots of good information and my high light was spice gardens but each place we visited was so interesting and very polite caring guide.So please if visiting Goa this is a great way to see and know much about this beautiful state .
    Written July 25, 2022
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    Thank you Athavle. It was a a pleasure taking you and the group through the various historical sights of Goa. I am glad you enjoyed the spice plantation.
    Written July 31, 2022
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    cjrmaz6
    Sydney17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Being retired Australians traveling throughout Southern India, we were lucky to have Mario as our tour guide for our Goa excursions. He is very knowledgeable about Goa and it’s culture and history. He was always prompt, efficient and very courteous. His English is crisp and perfect. Our two days spent with Mario was most enlightening and enjoyable. Highly recommended.
    Written October 29, 2022
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    Thank you Laurel Jim for your kind review. Indeed it was an enjoyable two sightseeing.
    Written October 30, 2022
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    Lucia C
    Stockholm, Sweden5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022 • Family
    We had an incredible family day with Mario who showed us the beautiful sights of Goa. We have been to Goa before but Mario taught us a lot about Goan history and showed us many hidden gems. We especially enjoyed walking through & learning about Fontainhas and experiencing the wonderful spice garden. Mario was not only very knowledgable but also had a great sense of humour and could answer any question thrown his way. Highly recommended!
    /Lucia & family from Sweden
    Written December 8, 2022
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    Thank you Lucia for your kind review. It was a great pleasure and fun to take you and your family out on a tour of Goa. I am glad you enjoyed the day out on a tour of Goa with me as your tour guide.
    Written December 8, 2022
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