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Goa Kayaking Excursion of Sal Backwaters

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    Meet up at Leisure Vacations Goa By The Sal near Dongrim Nuvem in Goa and, after an introduction to other guests, your tour guides and assistants will start with a briefing on the river, the flora and fauna. It is important for you to know how to use and handle the kayak properly as well as what to see and what look out for during the trip.

    As you slowly and silently weave your way along the narrow waterway, spot hundreds of birds at hand shaking distance! 4 types of kingfisher, cormorants, lapwings, pin-tailed ducks, pheasants, purple water fowl, white and grey herons, egrets, black headed ibis and many more among more than 40 different types which live here. If you are lucky you will see the shy otters frolicking and feeding in the mornings and late evenings. Silently glide into the lotus ponds of our Gods and ancestors! This is one unforgettable experience and the feeling is hard to describe!

    For a part of the trip, you will even be kayaking in the tall grasses/scrub. Slowly glide under the overhangs of mango, cashew, bamboo and the overpowering mangroves, teeming with birdlife on all sides. Stop in the shade of a mango grove to relax, rest and enjoy some snacks. Continue kayaking until you reach the bridge. The excursion ends at the departure point.
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    Reviewed April 22, 2019

    we booked this trip while on holiday in south goa, easy booking no problems the trip was excellent very easy for 1st timers if you have not been before, very peaceful with bird watching along the way, would recommend to anyone if they want to...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank savaloy64
    Reviewed April 22, 2019

    The Goa Backwaters trip was an amazing experience - one that is a must-do for tourists. The place itself was far from where we stayed but the journey was worth the trip. The owner, Mr. Prakash Alfonso was kind enough to wait for us as...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank Kartik K
    Reviewed April 21, 2019

    I did the Sal backwater trip, I’m 75 and disabled, the boy helped me and looked after me very well. I had a very enjoyable day, and something different from the beach holiday. I would recommend this to anyone regardless of age or ability. Just...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank Old-Jim-75
    Reviewed March 16, 2019

    My family and I had an unforgettable experience kayaking the Sal Backwaters with Prakash of Goa Kayaking. Prakash was very easy to communicate with by cellphone, extremely accommodating and flexible about plans, very experienced at paddling, safety-conscious, knowledgeable about the history and ecology of the...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank Lucy_G_AK
    Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

    I booked this trip after getting good reviews of Prakash’s Goa Kayaking, from a couple of friends. Prakash was very helpful right from the time I dropped him an email inquiry. He sent all details about the trip, followed up with a call to discuss...More

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    Mary W
    August 15, 2019|
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    Response from aparajitaz | Reviewed this property |
    They don't offer pick up but perhaps they can get a taxi affiliate to do that for you. Best is to drop them an email or whatsapp request and they are quite responsive.
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    alison m
    June 23, 2019|
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    Response from aparajitaz | Reviewed this property |
    No this is in South Goa, near Majorda. If you are looking for something near Candolim, try operators in Nerul...there are a few eco-friendly ones.
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