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The Island of Chorao provided by Soul Travelling

The Island of Chorao
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About
Explore this beautiful Island and its star attraction - The Salim Ali Bird sanctuary. We set out on a boat through the backwaters enveloped by the mangrove forest and soon you would be perking up their ears to the sounds of bird life teeming around. Open your senses to nature as you spot birds, crocodiles and various species of Mangroves.There would be learning about the gooing lumps like active little volcanoes all along the pathway were actually mud crabs at work, the loud clickety clicks were the sounds made by fiddler crabs with their large single claws.The Island has more than nature to it right from the Devaki Krishna Temple that had been relocated during the Portuguese rule and a 450 year old Church with numerous stories tied to it.
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
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 138452P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local Goan Snacks
  • Guided Trail
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Soul Travelling Goodies
  • Boat Ride Charges
  • Entry/Admission - Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Extra portions of Meals and Snacks.
  • Personal Expenses and Medication
  • Bottled water
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Raibandar Ferry Terminal, Ribandar, Goa 403006, India The experience will begin with a Ferry ride to Chorao Island
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local Goan Snacks
  • Guided Trail
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Soul Travelling Goodies
  • Boat Ride Charges
  • Entry/Admission - Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Extra portions of Meals and Snacks.
  • Personal Expenses and Medication
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • Raibandar Ferry Terminal, Ribandar, Goa 403006, India The experience will begin with a Ferry ride to Chorao Island
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Raibandar Ferry Terminal
    Ribandar, Goa 403006, India
    The experience will begin with a Ferry ride to Chorao Island
    See address & details
  • 1
    Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Devaki Krishna Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    St. Bartholomew Church Road
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Chapel of St. Jerome
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Komal Deotale
Pune, India2 contributions
You don’t want to miss this😍
Oct 2021 • Friends
If you a nature enthusiast and love the offbeat experiences then this is for you. Everything about Chorao Island trail was amazing from exploring the Churches and places of heritage to the birdwatching in boat ride through the mangroves. Tip: Do the trail during low tide as you will see crocodiles from up close😲 Our ambassador Binita told us age old folklore tales of the Chorao island and made sure we had lot’s of fun. We also were given a sumptuous breakfast and did a feni tasting session at the end. Everything was very well managed and executed by Soul traveling team. Can’t wait to do more trails with you!
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SLATE S
2 contributions
An experice to remember and cherish.
Oct 2021
Chorao! The best tour for anyone who wants to explore beyond the known Goa. Soul Traveling is lucky to have guides who are patient, knowledgeable and share the passion of "True Goa". Our Guide, Suraj helped us explore the island full of old stories, temple, Seminary and Church. The boat ride on the Mondovi river was the icing on the cake! We saw so many birds and the kids loved the constant chatter and information about each place. Soul traveling calls these tours experiences and it is really true to its name.
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nmonga
New Delhi1 contribution
Really Soulful time with Soul Traveling!
I've had a record of visiting Goa every calendar year since 2007. And every time I come here with an agenda to 'Just Chill'. This time though, I came here with a list - "Explore Goa" - not just the beaches and cafes and views and restaurants and hotels!

Living up to their name - Soul Traveling Goa arranged a perfect day for us with boating in the backwaters, a little trek, a little peek into history and the perfect end with Fenny tasting.
Our guide Bini was very well informed, helpful, accommodating and super fun to be with. Thank you for this lovely experience!
See you soon again...
Written 13 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Neeraj, Thank you so much for your kind words, reviews like these keeps us going. We hope to host you again soon, and are glad to welcome you to the Soul Travelling Family ❤️ Regards, Soul Travelling Team
Written 15 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Traveking_Gypsy
Mumbai, India6 contributions
Trip to Chorao Island with Soul Traveling!
This was a great trip for the entire group of kids and adults. Our tour guide Joshua was fabulous; his enthusiasm was infectious and we found ourselves mesmerized with what the Island of Chorao had to offer; a trek to the lost Seminary, boat ride in the mangroves, exploring Chorao's oldest church and a visit to the local Tavern for Feni tasting. Highly recommend this half day experience to Chorao with Soul Traveling; it's a different Goa experience which should be on everyone's bucket list!
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello there, Thank you so much for that wonderful review. We are really happy that you enjoyed the experience in Chorao. We are glad to welcome you to the Soul Travelling Family 💗 Regards, Soul Travelling Team
Written 15 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Himanshu_Khandelwal
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India41 contributions
Don't Miss This
Sep 2021 • Friends
This experience was the side of Goa we usually miss out in the limelight of beaches and night life. I absolutely loved how their coordinator Joshua made the entire trail a fun filled experience full of enthusiasm, positive energy and crazy loads of knowledge capsules. By the time it ended, it had started to feel like it should have been a day long adventure. You get to sweep through the lanes of chorao on your scooty, ride a ferry, ride a rowing boat, spot rare bird species and taste the most authentic fenni in the most raw form. Highly recommended
Written 2 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Himanshu, We are so happy that you had a great time on the trail, and thank you so much for that wonderful review. Glad to have you as a part of the Soul Travelling Family ❤️ Regards, Soul Travelling Team
Written 15 October 2021
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Visha
2 contributions
Truly authentic, truly raw, truly soulful!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Had heard a lot about the trips by Soul Travelling and hence decide to do one myself. Since I am a travel Vlogger, I am always on a lookout for offbeat and authentic things to do at a place, and the experience of visiting Chorao island just served me right. For me honestly, it was more about the journey than reaching the Island. It was full of stories, stopping at various points, and travelling slow. My favourite part was the end in which we tried the Kaju Feni and wrote postcards to people and ourselves. Writing postcards is such a forgotten way of communication and to be doing so, in Goa was an amazing experience.

I highly recommend booking an experience with Soul travelling, totally worth it. Cheers!
Written 2 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Visha, We had a great time hosting you in Chorao, and thank you for that wonderful review. We are glad to have you as an integral part of the Soul Travelling Family ❤️ Regards, Soul Travelling Team
Written 15 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Omkar C
8 contributions
The real Goa :)
Sep 2021 • Couples
The trail was amazing. I have been to Goa multiple times but this experience with Soul trail was super awesome. Experienced a completely different city - real and peaceful.

If you like offbeat experiences and enjoy listening to local stories, would definitely suggest Soul Travelling trails.
Written 1 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Omkar, Thank you so much for your kind words, means so much to us. We are so glad to welcome you to the Soul Travelling Family ❤️ Regards, Soul Travelling Team
Written 15 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Puneet C
3 contributions
Amazing visit to the island of Chorao
Sep 2021 • Family
It was a very good experience to explore the unexplored. The activities included visiting Mangroves, temple, fanny testing etc were all very well organised. Definitely a must do when visiting Goa. Thanks to Adren, Sooraj and Vinita from Soul Travelling.
Written 30 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anakims
Pune District, India1 contribution
DO NOT MISS THIS! An Amazing Experience At Charao
Sep 2021 • Couples
I was sceptical about a curated trip to Chorao when my husband suggested it, because I always believed in exploring new places myself. But we took a change and I thank my stars for not cancelling on it, because it was beyond amazing! There are some places that cannot be experienced unless you have a local who can take you through the historic importance, nuances and folklore of the area. That person was Joshua, our multi-talented tour guide and friend who is not only well versed with birds, myths and facts of Chorao, but an amazing bartender too!

Our trip started with a beautiful ferry ride to the island (the tour was done on our own bikes), followers by a visit to a temple, the Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary (where we spotted exotic birds and crocodile along the mangrove coast), simple and yummy breakfast, a hike to the beautiful ruins of a seminary with rich history. And then the best part, Feni tasting where Joshua showcased his skills!

Want to send postcards back home with beautiful pictures capturing Goa? Soul travellers will do that for you complementary! And finally, back on the ferry to end the tour.

I would 100% recommend this trail for anyone who wants to get outta the mainstream hustle bustle of Goa tourism. If you do take up this trail, ask for Joshua ofcourse! Thank you Soul Travellers!
Check out more pictures on @anakims_art
Written 25 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Balashankar TP
4 contributions
Nature Trail at Chorao Island
Sep 2021
We booked the Nature Trail in the island of Chorao with Soul Travelling and was delivered with more than what we had asked for. My favourite part of the tour was Suraj and his stories about every place we visited, and his passion towards what he did! Right from the get go we were constantly mesmerized by stories from the island, the boat tour with the bird man of Chorao and all the birds he identified, the adrenaline rush in spotting a crocodile, the short but exciting hike upto abandoned seminaries, the views, the temple and church visits, and finally the feni tasting experience!

Suraj took great care of the team and was constantly updating us about where we were and the stories behind each spot, and was even kind enough to help me purchase my own bottle of the best feni around!

The Soul Travelling team is a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend them for experiencing a side of Goa you wouldnt have ever thought of!
Written 21 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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