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Travel Photography Walking Tours of Goa by Francisco de Souza

Chogm Road | St Alex Church Carpark, Calangute 403516, India
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Inspirational - what an experience

Wow, what can you say about a guy like Francisco. He is just incredible. The level of care he takes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LynseyC
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New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Professional photography skills married up with fantastic human insight

This couple of hours with Francisco was a real eye-opener for this occasional snapper. The ability... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
anythingbutbeige
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Victoria, Australia
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Francisco is an award-winning international photographer who has created a series of fully guided private walking tours through some of North Goa’s most interesting local markets and villages. On the tours he shares simple to understand (and remember) tips to truly enhance your photography skills and really boost your confidence when taking travel photographs. Much more than just photography tours – these cultural tours of Goa provide a unique insight into Goan people and places. All of the sites we visit are engaging and interesting in their own right, so non-photographers are very welcome. In addition you don't need a fancy camera to join a walking tour; point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones can also capture amazing photographs if you know the tricks and learn the right approach. A professional Canon 5D MkII camera is available for rent. The walking tours are a perfect mix of learning your camera's capabilities and perfecting your photography while enjoying local Goan life.
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Chogm Road | St Alex Church Carpark, Calangute 403516, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what can you say about a guy like Francisco. He is just incredible. The level of care he takes not only over his guests but over the people that are the subjects is amazing. The way he is with people is so inspiring to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This couple of hours with Francisco was a real eye-opener for this occasional snapper. The ability to stand back and see the visual gems present in the day-to-day lives of the Goan stallholders at the markets and the fishing-villages was something to marvel at! The...More

Thank anythingbutbeige
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Francisco_de_Souza, Owner at Travel Photography Walking Tours of Goa by Francisco de Souza, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So wonderful to have photographed and explored with you anythingbutbeige! Thank you for your wonderful review and I hope to see you in Goa again! Best wishes, Cisco

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right from the off, Francisco was ensuring that his coaching was focused (sorry, inadvertent pun) where it was most needed and at the level of challenge where it would have the greatest effect. No slacking off here, it was challenging, exhilarating, and very rewarding! (Really...More

Thank WilliamRufus
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Francisco_de_Souza, Owner at Travel Photography Walking Tours of Goa by Francisco de Souza, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review WilliamRufus - loved your pun :0). I'm so happy that you enjoyed your tour and I look forward to hearing about which camera you get. Best wishes, Cisco

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

On arriving in Mapusa via a 15 minute cab from Calangute, we were a little overwhelmed being 2 ladies with the chaotic hustle and bustle of the busy city, especially being dropped off right by the market and the main roundabout. We saw Cisco within...More

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Francisco_de_Souza, Owner at Travel Photography Walking Tours of Goa by Francisco de Souza, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review Sam - it was super to meet you both and to spend the morning exploring, photographing, laughing - it truly felt like I had known you for ages! You both embraced India so well and I really look forward...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Even if you don’t have a fancy camera, do this if only to spend a day with an incredibly lovely person. My wife, myself and our 2 boys got to places we’d never get to or feel comfortable being in. We were taken on a...More

Thank Purple_Heyes
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Francisco_de_Souza, Owner at Travel Photography Walking Tours of Goa by Francisco de Souza, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Thank you SO MUCH for such a wonderful review Purple_Heyes! It was an absolute pleasure to spend my day with you all and I really look forward to seeing you when you return to Goa again. I loved the photos that you shared and look...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

what an experience, we met Cisco and immediately felt at ease as most of our party only had iPhones he took the time with everyone of us , he is so passionate and knowledgable about the people and history of India , he showed us...More

Thank Jackie H
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Francisco_de_Souza, Owner at Travel Photography Walking Tours of Goa by Francisco de Souza, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review Jackie! It was wonderful to meet you all - your energy and laughter was truly infectious and I can still picture us all laughing with the wonderful market lady. Hope to see you in India again soon....More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We went on Cisco’s walking photography tour round this colourful market Even though I only had an iPhone Cisco gave great tips to make your pictures stand out as something special Such a knowledgeable guide who takes you into the heart of this local market...More

Thank Val W
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Francisco_de_Souza, Owner at Travel Photography Walking Tours of Goa by Francisco de Souza, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review Val. It was wonderful to meet you, explore and photograph with you and I’m so happy that you walked away with some fantastic photos! My best to you - Cisco

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Or in this case, switch off the lounging on a sunbed and go and spend some time in and around Mapusa market learning how to use your camera. Cisco could not be more friendly, energetic and genuinely in love with what he does, his teaching...More

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Francisco_de_Souza, Owner at Travel Photography Walking Tours of Goa by Francisco de Souza, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Sarah! I thoroughly enjoyed exploring and photographing with you and I simply LOVE the photograph that you shared on TripAdvisor - it's so full of LIFE and wonderful. We had some laughs throughout the morning too, thank...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Having never been to India before, we decided to join Cisco on his all day tour of N.Goa. A very varied day, from markets to fishing villages, beaches to forts and finishing at the fishing port. Cisco is very knowledgable and bought our day to...More

Thank Sue Y
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Francisco_de_Souza, Owner at Travel Photography Walking Tours of Goa by Francisco de Souza, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review Sue. I thoroughly enjoyed spending my day with you both and I really look forward to seeing Dave's black and white images. I vividly remember some that he captured so it will be great to see them...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

I cannot praise the day we spent with Cisco highly enough! Not only is his company good, he is warm and friendly, and he was happy to answer all on my random questions. From almost the start of the day he encouraged me to try...More

Thank Sarah4uk
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Francisco_de_Souza, Owner at Travel Photography Walking Tours of Goa by Francisco de Souza, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Sarah. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your Mum on Saturday and explore and photograph beautiful Goa. I enjoyed our laughs and learning the names of all the plants and flowers that we came...More

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indianartist
July 9, 2016|
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Response from Francisco_de_Souza | Property representative |
Hi Sharad, thanks for your enquiry. I see that Sarah didn't get back to you on the question you had about walking. I can help with that. All of my tours do involve walking, but most of the tours only require casual walking... More
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barnesEngland
September 29, 2015|
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Response from Francisco_de_Souza | Property representative |
Hi there - its really easy, just visit my website which is listed against my trip advisor listing and you will see the three different photography walking tours that I run all through the year. All the details for each tour... More
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