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heritage village club / first timers to goa

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heritage village club / first timers to goa

Hi can anyone assist us- its our first time to goa and we are staying at the heitage village club in arrosim beach. We are looking to do a few excursions but would prefer independent travel instead of with tour operator ( thomas cook ).

Looking to vsit the : Sakahari Spice Plantation Trip / Rice boat excursion / Beach Party at Mike's Beach Shack in Cavelossim Firstly does anyone have information on current prices and how far time wise would it be from our hotel to these venues ?

Any information would be much appreciated- GazzaDevon

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1. Re: heritage village club / first timers to goa

Hi sorry cant help with your trips but would say speak to the taxi's outside of the hotel, we stayed there 2 years ago and went into cavelossim several times and it cost 600rps each way and took about 30minutes or there abouts. I hope Anthony's beach shack is on the beach as he is a very nice man and the food is wonderfull. Gel

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2. Re: heritage village club / first timers to goa

As LondonGel says, speak to the local cab drivers and haggle hard on the prices for day trips with them. You may also be able to keep the costs down if you meet up with some other people there and share the expense of the taxi with them.

Mike's beach shack (for Wednesday night beach party) is on the beach, right between the Hoiday Inn and Leela Palace. Mike will take you there and back from his restaurant in Cavelossim so you can arrive earlier and have a browse around Cavelossim if you like (mainly small shops, a larger upmarket department store called Saga, plenty of bars and restaurants for a sundowner or two). Have a look on his website - he also has details there of the lunch cruises along the River Sal and out into the estuary for a bit of dolphin watching. Some friends did the lunch cruise last December and said it was excellent - I'll never know as spending a day on a boat is my idea of Hades!

Mike may also be able to organise a pickup for the beach party for you - you never know, but it may be cheaper than the local taxi drivers' cartel.

Betty's also have a boat and offer lunch & sunset cruises. Google by 'Mikes Place Goa' and 'Bettys Place Goa' for their websites - Betty's used to have the menu and prices displayed which I expect is still there

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3. Re: heritage village club / first timers to goa

All the prices are on a board by the Taxi Rank at the front of the Hotel. The Hotel also do certain trips. Did the overnight on the Rice boat a couple of years ago, great!!!. If you get a decent Taxi driver, you can re-book him for as many of your trips as you like. We've used the same driver for the last 5 yrs.

When are you going? Hope you get the GOA bug like most of us.

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