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Saligao Village Saunter

  • PRESENTED BY:

    Make It Happen

  • TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:

    Signature

  • LOCATION:

    Goa

  • PRICE:

    From Rs. 1200

  • DURATION:

    2.5 Hours

  • PHYSICAL INTENSITY:

    Light

  • GROUP SIZE:

    20

  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Drink
  • Food
  • History
  • Lifestyle
  • Nature
  • Outdoors
  • Photography
  • Water / Marine Life

About the Experience

Journey through vast swathes of paddy fields and lush countryside to find the idyllic North Goan village of Saligao. Lined with coconut palms and quaint houses, Saligao’s narrow streets can hardly contain the energy and vigour of its vibrant community. Join us on this walking trail as we explore the popular local sights and cultural delights of Saligao! 
about-experience

Highlights

  • Dive deep into stories of migration that have contributed to the unique and harmonious social fabric of Saligao. 
  • Explore the scenic landscape and interact with locals as you soak in the distinct spirit of Saligao’s village life.  
  • Visit the breathtaking Mae De Deus Church – a rare specimen of Neo-Gothic architecture in Goa. 
  • Enjoy a special performance by a local musician. 
  • Savour high-tea hosted by a local family at their beautiful Indo-Portuguese home.
CHOOSE TO GO:
  • Experience led by a knowledgeable local storyteller. 
  • Visit to Goa’s only Neo-Gothic church (entry inside the church is not permitted).
  • Visit to the church cemetery.
  • Access to the village wards.
  • High-tea at an ancestral Indo-Portuguese Home.
  • This is a walking trail, and we do not use vehicles within Saligao. 
  • Hotel pickups and drops (although this can be arranged at an added cost).
  • Meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • 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 using sunscreen.
  • Please also carry your own umbrella/raincoat or cap/hat/sunglasses (as the weather dictates).

Fixed departure experiences are available everyday at 4:00pm.
The location link will be sent to your mobile along with the details of the walk and the name and contact number of your storyteller.
Yes. There is ample parking space around the meeting point.
While we ideally recommend experiencing Saligao through a walk, we understand that some travellers may have physical limitations. A tour by vehicle can be organised as a special private experience, where we will do our best to ensure that the experience remains as close as possible to the walk.
Yes, photography is permitted in the Latin Quarter. However, while doing so travellers must take care not to trespass on private property and respect the privacy of local residents.
Yes, the experience will include a visit to a local Indo-Portuguese heritage home.
No. It is not recommended to consume alcohol during the experience. However, the experience will culminate with a sumptuous high-tea at a local Indo-Portuguese home. Alternatively, you can book our Goan Feni & Tapas Experience for a more immersive experience on local Goan cocktails and cuisine.
It is mandatory to wear face masks, use sanitizers and maintain social distancing in all public spaces.
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.
There are a few cafes / restaurants around the meeting point where washrooms can be used with permission form the management. Washrooms will also be available at the Indo-Portuguese home we will be visiting for high-tea.
  • 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.

Our Storytellers

Our experiences are led by passionate, professional, English-speaking local storytellers.

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