Explore the ‘Valley of the Early Settlers’ that has now evolved into the idyllic village of Olaulim in North Goa. Experience a part of Goa that is free of commercialization, as you traverse through lush fields, quaint homes and hidden chapels. Discover the magic of tea with a unique tea-appreciation experience from a homegrown local business.
Discover the minimalist, agrarian lifestyle of the local community that continues to thrive to this day.
Learn about indigeneous crops and plants, and their significance in local rituals and culture.
Marvel at ancient fishing techniques that have been preserved across generations.
Visit the site of the 350-year-old Church of St. Anne.
Enjoy a tea-appreciation session from a homegrown brand.
Experience led by a knowledgeable local storyteller.
Introduction to the village of Olaulim at the parish church (entry inside the church is not permitted).
Access to the village wards.
Tasting of Goan sweets and savories with a special tea appreciation experience.
Hotel pickups and drops (although this can be arranged at an added cost).
Sightseeing points that fall outside of the curated route.
We do not provide umbrellas, raincoats, hats/caps, face-masks or sanitizers.
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 time does the experience start?
Fixed departure experiences are available everyday at 3:30pm.
How do we reach the meeting point at Olaulim Church?
The location link will be sent to your mobile along with the details of the experience and the name and contact number of your storyteller.
Is there parking available?
Yes. There is ample parking space around the meeting point.
Can this experience be done using a vehicle?
While we ideally recommend this experience through a walk, we understand that some travelers may have physical limitations. A vehicle tour can be done as a private experience where we will ensure that the quality of the experience remains as close as possible to the walking trail.
Will we meet any local people during this experience?
Yes, we will meet an extraordinary person from the local community who is a popular personality in the village.
Will we be entering any local homes?
Yes. Yes, we will be visiting an Indo-Portuguese home as part of the experience.
Can we consume beer / other alcoholic drinks during the experience?
No. It is not recommended to consume alcohol during the experience. Alternatively, you can book our Goan Feni & Tapas Experience for a more immersive experience on local Goan cocktails and cuisine.
Is photography permitted?
Yes, photography is permitted. However, while doing so travellers must take care not to trespass on private property and to respect the privacy of the local residents.
Do we need to wear face masks?
It is mandatory to wear face masks, use sanitizers and maintain social distancing in all public spaces.
Are Covid-19 protocols followed during the heritage walk?
All Covid-19 safety precautions will be taken by us. Our Storytellers are all double vaccinated, wear face masks, maintain social distance and avoid physical contact. All enclosed spaces will be sanitized by us.
Are washrooms available?
Clean washrooms are also available at the Indo-Portuguese home that we will visit for refreshments.
All our tour presenters and hosts will be wearing a face mask.
We will avoid physical contact with guests like handshakes.
We will be serving refreshments / meals (if applicable) in places that follow hygiene and sanitary guidelines approved by Make It Happen.
All enclosed spaces will be sanitized.
Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
If we cancel the experience due to unavoidable circumstances, then a full refund will be processed.
For groups sizes of 15 and above, refund upon cancellation will be provided if cancellation is done 7 days prior to the booking date of the experience.