Reconnect with nature as you explore the rich biodiversity and lush ecosystem of the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy a scenic boat ride along the mangrove-lined tidal waterways to spot a host of birds, crocodiles and even the occasional river otter! Return by foot along a beautiful mangrove forest trail which is home to a diverse selection of wildlife.
Catch a relaxing early morning ferry ride across the Mandovi River to Chorão Island.
A guided boat ride through the surrounding waterways.
Enjoy delicious refreshments as you soak in the picturesque landscape.
Finish up with a walking nature trail through the stunning mangrove forests.
A guided boat ride and walking nature trail through the Sanctuary.
A passionate, professional nature guide who is also Wilderness First Aid certified (with a medical kit).
Entry fees into the Sanctuary.
High quality adventure equipment (binoculars, magnifying glasses and field guides).
Fresh, local morning refreshments.
Transportation to and from the meeting point.
Please carry your own water bottle.
We recommend wearing comfortable footwear and sunscreen/sunglasses.
Please also carry your own umbrella/raincoat or cap/hat (as the weather dictates).
What is the best time for spotting birds?
Early morning between 6:30 and 07:30 am.
What are the typical group sizes?
The average group size is 6 people.
Is it a physically challenging experience?
The experience is mild, refreshing and not physically challenging at all.
Should we keep specific health conditions in mind before signing up?
A: The trail can be mildly slippery - so travellers who are not stable on their feet / not comfortable walking may have trouble.
Are the experience timings flexible?
Yes, however we will still need to start before 8:00 am as there is plenty to discover at the sanctuary beyond birds - including the fascinating mangroves and exotic fauna.
Is the experience kid friendly?
Can we carry beers or alcohol during the experience?
No. Consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited during the experience.
Please follow all standard Covid-19 precautions - such as wearing a face mask and the use of sanitizers.
We have a no-cancellation policy less than 14 days prior to an experience.
If we cancel the experience, then we are happy to reschedule or a full refund would be issued.
This experience is organized by Khoj-aao! Adventures - a social enterprise that promotes backyard exploration through thoughtfully curated outdoor experiences for explorers of all ages. Their aim is to promote learning about the environment so that people can thrive more sustainably with it. Khoj-aao! Experiences are 100% SAFE– Slow, Adventurous, Fun and Educational– and perfect for students, schools, corporate groups, travelers and families to explore the wonders of the outdoors.