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Mapusa Local Market visit with a home cooked lunch provided by Exclamations Goa

Mapusa Local Market visit with a home cooked lunch

Mapusa Local Market visit with a home cooked lunch
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About
With this tour, you will have an insight into local lifestyle of Goa. Get opportunity to click colourful street photography shots. We will pick up some fresh ingredients from the market and our local expert chef will show you some easy recipes, where you can take part, and enjoy the meal cooked with great efforts and lots of love
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English
What to expect
  • We first meet participants at Mapusa Residency and take them through the Mapusa market, Goa's one of the best local markets for an experience of shopping from the local farmers. From grocery to clothes to jewelry to fresh fish, this market has it all. We also share stories this town has told over time. Goan meals require elaborate preparation and mostly comprise of at least 3-4 separate dishes that jointly constitute a meal. As such, a cooking class would require much longer than a few hours. Further, our kitchen tools are simple in design but rather unique and require considerable expertise for their safe operation. This experience provides a comprehensive experience in the time available.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We first meet participants at Mapusa Residency and take them through the Mapusa market, Goa's one of the best local markets for an experience of shopping from the local farmers. From grocery to clothes to jewelry to fresh fish, this market has it all. We also share stories this town has told over time. Goan meals require elaborate preparation and mostly comprise of at least 3-4 separate dishes that jointly constitute a meal. As such, a cooking class would require much longer than a few hours. Further, our kitchen tools are simple in design but rather unique and require considerable expertise for their safe operation. This experience provides a comprehensive experience in the time available.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 201066P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local expert chef
Exclusions
  • shopping
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from any hotels in North Goa at an additional charges
  • Mapusa Residency Building, Calangute - Mapusa Rd, Mapusa, Goa 403507, India Please wait in the reception area of the Mapusa Residency Hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local expert chef
Exclusions
  • shopping
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from any hotels in North Goa at an additional charges
  • Mapusa Residency Building, Calangute - Mapusa Rd, Mapusa, Goa 403507, India Please wait in the reception area of the Mapusa Residency Hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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DrakesterJ
London, UK28 contributions
Nice experience but not a cooking class
If you are expecting a cooking class then this is not for you. If you would like a tour of the market and a lovely lunch prepared for you (where you can help a bit) in a local house then it’s definitely for you.

The market trip and the cooking are not connected (we didn’t pickup any ingredients used in any cooking) although it was good to visit a market with some local knowledge (and we bought some spices for ourselves).

We then visited a local family in their apartment where lunch was prepared for us but we could ‘help’ (peel a potato, dip in batter and fry etc.) out a little. Everything was delicious but we did expect to be more involved in the actual cooking, to be more hands on and prepare and cook things ourselves. Also everything was very simple , like boiling some rice or frying some potatoes for example. Learning and actually cooking a Goan curry was more our expectation so this was very disappointing.

Our host family were very welcoming, friendly and accommodating. Our tour guide was lovely and keen to please .

There was some miscommunication at the start where the booking (via trip advisor ) was confirmed and paid for but the tour operator wasn’t aware of the booking. This was resolved within 30 mins or so but only because we contacted them directly before pickup with some questions .

In summary , an interesting guided walk around at the market followed by a nice lunch and some insight into normal life in Goa.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing a review of your experience with Exclamations Goa. We apologize for the less than perfect start to your experience and deeply regret that our trail did not meet your expectations. Goan meals require rather elaborate preparation and mostly comprise of at least 3-4 separate dishes that jointly constitute a meal. As such, a cooking class would require much longer than a few hours. Further, our kitchen tools are simple in design but rather unique and require considerable expertise for their safe operation. As such, our recommendation to limit your engagement was driven by our concern for your well-being. Last, the fresh produce sourced from our local markets is untreated and requires considerable work, thereby increasing the preparation time for meals. Given the short duration of this trail, we sought ways to provide a comprehensive experience in the time available. That said, we are extremely grateful for your feedback which is helping us to improve our processes and communication in order to provide our guests with unique and engaging experiences that will exceed their expectations. We look forward to another opportunity of exploring the unexplored with you. Best Regards, Exclamations Goa
Written 14 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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