You will board an air-conditioned vehicle from their hotel and proceed to the Cumbarjua Canal. Once there, you will board a ferry with your guide and lifeguard, for an unforgettable 3-hour crocodile-spotting cruise. This is the only place in Goa, where the local fishing community harmoniously coexists with crocodiles. Then, enjoy the fresh fruits and drinks, served on board.
After the ferry ride, board a 30-minute drive your private vehicle to the city of Ponda. Visit the famous Tropical Spice Plantation here and learn fascinating facts about Goa’s farming traditions. During this 45-minute tour, your guide will explain how these locally cultivated spices are used as ingredients for medicines as well as traditional cuisine. You will also see the fermentation process of Goa’s potent cashew or coconut feni. Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to see the scaling of trunks by locals for farming betel leaves.
Once the plantation visit ends, you will proceed to the Basilica of Born Jesus. The mummified body of St. Francis Xavier, Goa’s patron saint, is kept here. Next, you will see the Se Cathedral and learn about the story behind south tower’s golden bell.