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“Jazz took us to places in Goa that I would of never find on my own.”
Review of KOKO India

KOKO India
Ranked #5 of 19 things to do in Palolem
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The KOKO Lunch Club Goa is a very special day out offering you the chance to experience 'Goa beyond the Beach.' You begin your fully hosted and exclusive excursion with a guided tour of Goa's grandest, private mansions, followed by a deliciously authentic five course Indo-Portuguese lunch served on the garden terrace of a seventeenth century palacio. Timings : approx 09.30-15.30 Cost : Rs 3200 p/p inclusive of everything (except additional drinks.) Location: Our hosted groups usually depart from the Canacona region of South Goa but do contact us if you're based somewhere else. ( A small additional transport fee may apply.) The KOKO Lunch Club Goa is arranged by KOKOindia the Travel Company - bespoke designers of luxury holidays, retreats and safaris across India since 2007.
Reviewed May 9, 2013

As an Israeli, I like having good value to what I spend my money on, Jazz the Tour leader and her staff were wonderful.
They took us to an old palace, far away from the main attractions.
First we had a walk in an old palace, the stories and the furniture magical.
After the walk we had a delicious looking buffet with wonderful food while sitting in a beautiful huge garden.
Few hours later we returned to the hotel happy and relaxed.
The day trip is for people how fancy a bit different experience more relax and intellectual without too much physical effort.

Thank Eran_Niv
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

The lunch club is the perfect way to combine a day of historical insight and visual feast with an extraordinary' not to be missed' treat for your tastebuds.
Hosted with great charm and style by the Koko India team this is a truly memorable experience for anyone visiting Canacona for the first time or for regulars.
'Lunch' is an understatement to describe what was honestly a delightful feast in gorgeous surroundings prepared and hosted with great warmth and care. We were truly spoilt and the meal was one of the most delicious I have tasted anywhere on my travels.
A trip not to be missed!

Thank arianeLondon
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We had a group of 38 persons visiting Goa during one of the busiest times of the year, the first week of the new year. To find something everyone enjoys which doesn't stop at the beach is always a challenge with a group this size which includes children, teenagers & their parents.
We came across KOKO India in our search for something out of the ordinary in Goa - Something everyone going to Goa for years hasn't done, which is exactly what the lunch club gave us. A different side to Goa.
Right from the start with Koko- in their planning they were professional, understanding and hands on. We spent a wonderful day completely submerged in Old Goa, its stories, mansions, historic families and absolutely delicious food. The program was very well thought out with just the right mix. You visit historic mansions, meet the families that own them, listen to their life stories, eat wonderful food cooked by the owners, spend the day soaking in all the culture. We had a wonderful time with Joanna & Bonnie.Our group thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This is a must do experience for those wanting to discover other facets of Goa.

Thank figo9
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you would like to do something out of the ordinary tourist route then this tour could be the one for you. We were picked up and driven through the countryside to an old planters mansion. Two brothers owned this mansion and both took different side on the Portuguese/Independent Goa movement. You visit each side of the mansion, the families still do not speak with each other and both sides of the mansion are very different. Then off to lunch cooked by the wife of the house who I must say is a fantastic cook and the food was amazing. The lunch is hosted in an original priests house that has been lovingly restored by the owner. A tour of the house is given by the owner before you sit down to your amazing lunch experience. Fantastic day!

Thank claky
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

KOKOindia’s LUNCH CLUB is a brilliant and intimate way to discover unique Goan historic and cultural sites, whilst sharing a delicious meal in marvellous surroundings. Our day began with a drive into the countryside, after being collected from our cruise ship, Seabourn Pride, accompanied by our knowledgeable and warm guide, Jess, and two good friends to visit two old-world Portuguese mansions, each great examples of what can be done to maintain Goa’s heritage.
Initially, we visited the 16th century Braganza House in Chandor, a splendid but crumbling mansion where descendants of the original owners, two brothers, continue to live in aristocratic poverty in rooms crammed full, in the most eccentric way, of objet d'art with tours conducted in equally eccentric ways. Each family, in their own ways, were very proud of their heritage and want to maintain it into the future.
The second, the lovingly restored Palácio do Deão in Quepem is stunning. Charmingly curated with beautiful gardens all restored by the host, Ruben and his wife, Celia. Ruben is passionate about their home and its history and his wife's cooking - and for good reason. We enjoyed the most wonderful food. We were served a combination of simple, fresh ingredients, lovingly prepared - and many courses, each more impressive than the last.
We enjoyed a wonderful day out, were treated to the best of Goan/Portuguese cuisine and were returned in good time to the ship that was only in port for the day.
A highly recommended day tour.

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