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Shore Excursion: Ancestral Goa, Shantadurga Temple and Spice Village with Lunch

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Stop At: Mormugao, Mormugao, North Goa District, Goa

The tour starts with a pick up form the cruise port.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ancestral Goa, Loutolim Salcete, 403718 India

You will be then driven south to Ancestral Goa. Commonly referred to by locals as Big Foot Museum, this cultural center in the village of Loutolim is designed to preserve the culture and traditions of the region and pays homage to Portuguese influences. Tour the village with your expert guide and gain insight into age-old traditions like bringing feni—a local moonshine made from cashews or coconut. Check out the 250-year-old Portuguese mansion called Casa Araujo and explore its lavish rooms, which include a dining hall and chapel. An impressive doorway leads to a towering staircase that makes this historic structure truly stunning

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Shantadurga Temple, Kavalem Village, Ponda Taluka, Panjim India

From there, head to Shantadurga Temple. This impressive complex was built in 1738 AD and is surrounded by brilliant green foliage. Your guide will explain more about the Indo-Portuguese architecture when you venture inside. Brilliant stained-glass windows and a golden palanquin known as a palkhi decorate this religious center.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Mangeshi Temple, Mardol, Goa 403115, India

Next, visit the 400-year-old Mangueshi Temple. Made in honor of Bhagavan Manguesh, an incarnation of Shiva, it is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sahakari Spice Farm, Curti, Ponda India

Finally, drive in air-conditioned comfort to a nearby spice village where you’ll be greeted by a biologist who will explain the vegetation that lives on the plantation. Learn about medicinal purposes for herbs and sample cuisine that uses these flavorful spices during a full buffet lunch of authentic Indian fare. At the conclusion of your private cultural tour you’ll be driven back to the port.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cruise Terminal, Marmugao Port Trust Colony, Vasco da Gama, Goa, India

Traveler pickup is offered
Mormugao Cruise Port

Mormugao Cruise Port
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Port pickup and drop-off from Goa Port
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Spice plantation tour
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle on board the vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Sahakari Spice Farm
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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