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Konkan Trails : GCR-23
DAY 1: Goa – Sawantwadi.
Pick up from Airport & drive to your homestay or Post your breakfast, check out early morning and proceed to your home-stay at Sawantwadi, here you will be warmly welcomed by your host family with a traditional garland and tikka. Once you have settled into your room, get to know your host family over a leisurely lunch. Visit the beautiful Sawantwadi Palace and then wander through the bustling market and visit the Chitari Galli and Artists Lane. Head back to your home-stay for another nourishing home cooked meal and relax under the stars before heading to bed for a truly relaxing nights’ sleep.
2: In Sawantwadi.
Wake up early to the sound of birds chirping and head to the lush Amboli Jungle for an early morning nature trail. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the village before meeting some rangoli (coloured powder) artists and learning their delicate trade. After lunch, head to the village to meet the respected heads and learn about the different roles in the community, including the special groups that have been developed to help women become self-sufficient. The women will show you a garland making demonstration, and you can even wear this beautiful keepsake when you have dinner with your host family later that evening.
DAY 3: In Sawantwadi.
After a delicious breakfast, head to the local Fruit Research Station where you will learn about the different varieties of fruits that are grown locally. Continuing your gourmet journey, visit a cashew factory to learn about these exotic nuts are produced. After a relaxing lunch at your home-stay visit the Pinguli tribal puppetry village where you will uncover the secrets behind this ancient art form. Relaxing by the fire, you can then watch your hosts cook dinner the traditional way with fire wood and earthen ware.
DAY 4: Sawantwadi – Goa.
Sleep in and enjoy your last day at an easy pace, laughing over breakfast as your host family tell you stories about their village. It may be hard to say good bye to thi s peaceful place, before you get ready to say farewell to your hosts, taking with memories that you will treasure and proceed to Goa.
ü 3 Nights accommodation on a twin sharing basis. Accommodation will be in a home-stay with comfortable but simple appointments and even some small luxuries to make your stay even more enjoyable. Rooms include hot water and a western toilet.
ü Pick up and drop off either from Goa International Airport or from the nearest railway station to your home-stay
ü Traditional welcome with garland and tikka.
ü Welcome drink on arrival.
ü Fruit or dry fruit basket in your room.
ü Complimentary bottle of mineral water that will be replenished each day.
ü All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) that will be lovingly prepared using local ingredients and recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. The menu and any dietary requirements will be discussed with you upon arrival.
ü All transportation as per detailed itinerary.
ü Guide fees as per Itinerary. All guides are well versed in English..
ü All activities in the detailed itinerary.
û Any optional activities
û Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls and tips
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