Booking Information :

  • Operational Month :  June – September
  • Group from 3- 4 pax – INR 2799 per person
  • Group from 5 pax and above – INR 2599 per person
  • All rates are per person on shared vehicle basis
  • Child below 12 years is not allowed for the trek.
  • Trekking gear and proper trekking shoes compulsory.

Starting From: 2,800.00

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Sahakari Spice Farm and Old Goa tour in AC Private Car

2,800.00

Sahakari Spice Farm and Old Goa tour in AC Private Car – An unforgettable experience

Goa’s climatic conditions favor the growth of spice farms and there are a few of them strewn across the rural areas of the state. They are known for their natural beauty and organic plantations and Sahakari Spice Farm at Curti, Ponda is no different. This green enclave is lined with coconut trees and carpeted with fragrant woods, where one can learn about the various spices used on the farm and their uses in Goan and Indian cooking. A delicious home-cooked Goan meal is provided at the end of the tour, cooked and served in earthenware in a delightful rustic surrounding.

What your day is going to look like –

Your tour begins at 12:00  with a pickup in a private car from your respective hotel or resorts in North Goa. Once picked up you will then head to Curti, Ponda to the Sahakari Spice Farm. The Spice farm is made up of 4.5 hectares of cultivation and is located in the midst of lush green surroundings at Curti, in Ponda. This place is open year-round and is really nice in the rainy season where everything has a green monsoon look to it. The main purpose of this farm is to impart knowledge to the locals and tourists about the different spices, herbs, and their uses, medicinal value, and properties via guided tour. It’s the ideal place to relax, walk around, inhale the exotic aroma of spices and indulge in an authentic Goan lunch. You can also bathe an elephant and go on an elephant ride by paying an extra amount.

After the Sahakari Spice Farm tour is completed you will head to Old Goa (Velha Goa), the capital of Goa during the Portuguese rule, this place is packed with history, culture and heritage. Old Goa houses some of the famous churches in Goa like the Basilica of Bom Jesus which holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of Goa, it is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in India. Next is the Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, St. Francis of Assisi Church, and the final stop is the ruins of St. Augustine’s Tower which was constructed in 1602 by Augustinian friars who arrived in Goa in 1597. Post this tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.

 

The cost of the trip, what to wear, and what to carry –

We recommend wearing light cotton clothes, like shorts, t-shirts, and sandals, you can also carry your water bottle, caps, sunscreen, snacks, etc. and keep yourself hydrated at all times owing to the hot weather and also lots of walking.

Our tour is available from January to December and is perfect to take with your partner, a family with children, or even a group of friends. To ensure that you get to go on The Sahakari Spice Farm and Old Goa Churches Tour, we suggest you make your booking in advance.

The private AC vehicle cost starts from INR 2800 with a pick and drop from Calangute, Baga, Sinquerim, Candolim, Nerul, Nagoa and Arpora in North Goa. The cost will change based on vehicle category and location in North Goa not mentioned here.

 

A few small requests:

  • Please keep the area clean and dispose of your litter responsibly.
  • Wear appropriate clothing when entering any holy places

 

Package Overview:

Includes:

Pick and Drop in AC Private Car – North Goa
Old Goa Churches (Complementary Visit)

Excludes:

Guided Tour at Spice Plantation with Traditional Goan Style Buffet Lunch (Veg/Non-Veg)
Breakfast
Beverage / Mineral Water
Personal Expenses
Professional Camera Charges

Optional / Extras:

Elephant Shower / Ride at Spice Plantation if Operational

 

Faq’s

What time does the Sahakari Spice Farm and Old Goa Tour in a Private Car begin?

The Tour begins at 12.00 p.m

What time does the tour end?

The tour ends at 5.00 p.m.

Does this tour include breakfast, mineral water, and soft drinks in the cost price?

No, breakfast, water, and beverages are not included in the package.

What places will I be taken to?

You will be taken to the Sahakari Spice Plantation where you can have lunch if you wish. You will then be taken to Basilica do Bom Jesus, St. Francis of Assisi, Sé Cathedral (Sé Cathedral de Santa Catarina, and the Ruins of St. Augustine’s Tower, in Old Goa post-lunch.

Can I bathe an elephant and go on an elephant ride while I am there?

Yes, you can.

Is it okay to bring children along?

Yes, it is perfectly fine to bring your children along. This will be a nice educational trip for them.

If I don’t want to eat at Sahakari Spice Farm can I choose a restaurant to eat at?

Yes, you can, but you will have to make sure that the restaurant of your choice is en route.

What if I cannot make it on the date I have booked the tour?

Kindly check our cancellation policy.

What if the Sahakari Spice Farm and Old Goa Tour in a Private Car are canceled by you?

If for some reason the tour is canceled from our end then you will receive a full refund within two working weeks.

What should I wear?

Wear light cotton clothes since you will be outdoors for most of the day. Wear comfortable shoes since you will be walking around a lot. In case you choose to enter places of worship, please ensure that you are not wearing shorts and sleeveless clothes.

Should I book the Sahakari Spice Farm and Old Goa Tour in a Private Car in advance?

An advance booking is always advisable. You will have an assurance of going on the tour on a date of your choice