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Goa Tour Package Online - Hotel Santiago

Tour Details

 Durations : 3 Night / 4 Days

Santiago is nestled under the rustling canopy of palm trees in the hugely popluar Baga area. Santiago offers some of the best hotel packages in Goa. As with all the de Souza Hotels in Goa, Santiago is decorated and furnished to a high standard. All rooms are bright and spacious with the added warmness of our caring and friendly staff. Santiago offers a delicious selection of restaurants and a rooftop lounge bar. Bamboo Bistro serving poolside snacks, mini meals and beverages throughout the day. Las Masalas offers a range of delectable Continental, Mediterranean and Indian cuisine by night. The Thai Bazar with the smiling Buddah welcoming you is set under a pagoda roof offering authentic Thai dishes while you dine on traditional cushioned benches at trestle tables. Rendezvous is a beautiful rooftop lounge where you can enjoy drinks in the open night sky of Goa.Santiago has a huge swimming pool to enjoy by day and by night is ideally located for the buzzing night markets and bars and clubs of Baga. All are within walking distance from Santiago.

 
 Tour Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrival In Goa
Depart Mumbai at 2300 hours and arrive in Goa at 0005 hours to a warm welcome and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure with fun activities at the beach (at own expense). Thereafter, return to the hotel and have a comfortable overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast

Day 2:
Goa | Optional Tour (South Goa)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at hotel. After that, you can either spend the day at leisure or enjoy an optional tour of South Goa (to be booked and paid directly by the guest at the hotel). It includes visits to Colva and Miramar beaches; churches of old Goa, such as Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral, which is the largest Portuguese. Gothic style church in Goa; and Mangeshi temple. In the evening enjoy a boat cruise on River Mandovi. Thereafter, return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast

Day 3:
Goa | Optional Tour (North Goa)
Enjoy the day at leisure. Later at night, checkout of the hotel and transfer to the airport to board a homebound flight. (Depart Goa at 0035 hours and arrive in Mumbai at 0145 hours.) Meals: Breakfast
 
 Package Price
Rs. 5,799/- *
USD 112.349/- *
EUR 86.2078/- *
GBP 70.8821/- *
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 Destination
GOA
Stepping on the soil of Goa is like entering a dream. You feel right at home and light-hearted, as the holiday spirit takes over. There is something in the Goan air that makes fun & cheer infectious, and you can't help but throw away your worries and eat, drink, laugh and enjoy instinctively.

Hop on to a two-wheeler, may be a guttural Enfield. It's not hard to find a ride with rental guys pitching their scooters with corny comments. It is the best way to get around town and to the open invitation of the sun, sand and seafood.

Noisy north Goan beaches, action packed water sports, bright markets, medieval forts, pre-historic rocks, calmer white sand beaches and a parallel hippie culture are some aspects of Goa that you'll come across. History has settled comfortably in Goa, evident in its architecture and the many churches and cathedrals. Old Goa takes her place in the sun once a year during the feast of St Xavier, which is a crowd puller and the trademark celebratory spirit is at its peak. Let's begin the voyage to the craziest Land of India.

 
 Package Inclusion
  • Sightseeing.
  • Buffet Breakfast.
  • Hotel Accommodation.
  • Welcome drink (non alcoholic) on arrival.
  • 03 night accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Well appointed Air Conditioned Standard rooms with cable TV, Electronic safe, Hair dryer, Tea / Coffee maker.
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast in the Restaurant only.
 
 Package Exclusion
  • Transfers and sightseeing.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Any item which is not mentioned in inclusions.
  • 3.09 percent taxes extra.
RIGHT TRAVELS INC, will provide alternate or similar category of hotel in case same hotel mentioned in program is overbooked
 
 Cancellation Policy
  • If You Cancel Your Holiday:

    You, or any member of your party, may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our offices.
    The applicable cancellation charges are as per the published cancellation policy below:

    Cancellation charges per person
  • Prior to 30 days or more: Booking Fee.
  • Between 30-20 days ahead of departure: 50 percent of tour cost
  • Between 20-15 days of departure: 75 percent of tour cost
  • 15 days to date of departure: 100 percent.
  • In case of no show: 100 percent.
If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday
We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.

If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements, our liability in all cases shall be limited to the costs of your travel arrangements.

All the booking voucher and tickets will be provided 3 days prior to departure
 
 Remarks
  • All prices quoted per person on twin sharing basis in Indian Rupees. Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time. Rates valid for Indian Nationals only
  • Rates subject to change without notice depending on currency fluctuation.
  • Rates are based on Standard category of rooms.
  • Rates not valid during conventions and special events.
 

Destination Information

ABOUT THE TERRITORY:
GOA is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in South West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.

Goa encompasses an area of 3,702 km2 (1,429 sq mi). It lies between the latitudes 14°53′54″ N and 15°40′00″ N and longitudes 73°40′33″ E and 74°20′13″ E. Most of Goa is a part of the coastal country known as the Konkan, which is an escarpment rising up to the Western Ghats range of mountains, which separate it from the Deccan Plateau. The highest point is the Sonsogor, with an altitude of 1,167 meters (3,827 feet). Goa has a coastline of 101 km (63 mi).

Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. The Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.

RELIGION:
Goa is a potpourri of various cultures and religious traditions. The multitude of cultural influences has had a lasting influence on the culture of Goa. The people of Goa are as diverse as any Indian state. However, being an erstwhile Portuguese colony, Goa features many elements of Portuguese culture. This makes Goa unique. The religions of Goa have coexisted for the past few centuries. There have been occasional turbulences, but over this long period, the people of Goa have learnt to respect religions other than their own. This has helped create a harmonious and cosmopolitan environment in the state that is very important for the tourism of the state. Some prosperous descriptions are here with:
Hinduism in Goa:
Together with Christianity, Hinduism accounts for about 95 % of the local population. The various Hindu dynasties of south India that ruled over Goa in the ancient and medieval ages built many temples and other religious monuments all over Goa. With the arrival of Islam, and later, Christianity, Hinduism was under threat for some time. The Portuguese tried to suppress the religion during the infamous inquisition. Temples were destroyed, and forced conversions were rampant. However, after the end of inquisition (1812), and after the Portuguese left Goa, Hinduism flourished once again as the leader among the religions of Goa.
Christianity in Goa:
Christianity arrived in Goa with the Europeans. The priests who arrived with the early traders found Goa to be a good place for spreading the word of Christianity. Churches were built to serve as the religious centers of the colonialists and were for a long time the center of Portuguese social life. Later, especially during inquisition, Christianity started spreading its influence all over the state, accompanied by a flurry of church building. The churches of Goa are among the most visited monuments in the state.
Islam in Goa:
Islam was brought into Goa by the first invading forces of the Delhi Sultanate. The later Islamic rulers built many mosques and other religious monuments in Goa. Islam never got a significant foothold in the state. A minority still practices the faith, and their festivals are celebrated with the same enthusiasm as all over India.
Buddhists and Jains are also found in small numbers in Goa.

CULTURE:
The tableau of Goa showcases religious harmony by focusing on the Deepastambha, the Cross-, Ghode Modni followed by a chariot. Western royal attire of kings and regional dances being performed depict the unique blend of different religions and cultures of the State. The festival of music and dance, Shigmo Mel or the Holi and spring celebrations, signify unity in diversity. Prominent local festivals are Chavoth, Diwali, Christmas, Easter, Shigmo, Samvatsar Padvo, and Dasara etc. The Goan Carnival and New Year celebration is known to attract a large number of tourists.

The natives of Goa are vivacious, amiable and friendly. When you travel to Goa, you discover that they enjoy life to the fullest without getting tense about the unfavorable repercussions. 'Siesta' is an important part of life in Goa. On your trip to Goa, you will notice shuttered down shops from 1-4 pm that provides an afternoon nap to the Goans. Though the people belong to different faiths, sects and cultural backgrounds, their living spirit knits them together unlike other places in India.

Whenever travel to Goa, be sure to enjoy the nightlife at Goa. The nightlife in Goa is tantalizing and people party out to enliven the evenings. A family on a night-out attending rave parties or cheering up over a cool peg of Feni or gin is a daily routine in Goa.

The strangest custom one comes across in some areas as they make a trip to Goa is the presence of a bar-cum-restaurant in almost every third house. All the trendy looking rooms of the houses are open to the public with a couple of chairs and a table. The atmosphere is just great - relaxing and conducive to a pleasant night out with family and friends. Most of the places serve exquisite seafood and other Goan delicacies having well stocked bars. And if you want to jive the night away, there are a couple of nice discotheques in Goa.

CLIMATE:
Goa features a tropical monsoon climate under the Koppen climate classification. Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is the hottest, seeing day temperatures of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with high humidity. The monsoon rains arrive by early June and provide a much needed respite from the heat. Most of Goa's annual rainfall is received through the monsoons, which last till late September.
Goa has a short winter season between mid-December and February. These months are marked by nights of around 21 °C (68 °F) and days of around 28 °C (84 °F) with moderate amounts of humidity. Further inland, due to altitudinal gradation, the nights are a few degrees cooler. During March 2008 Goa was lashed with heavy rain and strong winds. This was the first time in 29 years that Goa had seen rain during March
The average temperature at Goa varies between 25°C - 30°C (67.96F - 81.56F Approx). The average rainfall is approximately 325cms, the average daily hours of sunshine is nine to ten hours in summer and three to five hours during the monsoon.

Monsoon Season in Goa:
The main feature of the climate of Goa is the monsoon, which occurs between June and the end of September. Goa is in the path of the southwest monsoon, thereby experiencing a dry period lasting six to eight months of the year, followed by the annual rainfall, which occurs over the remaining four months. During the two months preceding the onset of the monsoon the humidity increases dramatically, and the normally clear skies become hazy and then cloudy. During the monsoon, 250cm to 300cm of rain is normal, although in the Western Ghats the downpour is considerably high than on the coast.

Once the monsoon has run its course the skies clear and the weather of Goa becomes pleasant. For four to five months, from October through February the climate of Goa is near perfect-cloudless blue skies, warm but not oppressively hot days, and calm seas. By mid-March the humidity starts to rise as the monsoon begins to approach again
Goa Climate During Winters - October To March
Considered as the Goa season in tourism. During October to March Goa brims with thousands of vacationers. Irrespective of caste, creed and languages, holidaymakers from all across the globe love to immerse themselves in the beauty of Goa, during this period of year. Between October to March, temperature in Goa reside more to cooler side and have a clear sky throughout the day.

This period is ideal for hanging out at the exotic beaches or peeping through the colonial monuments of yesteryears or engage oneself in various kinds of thrilling water sports on the turquoise water of vast Arabian sea. But, if you avid nature buff and wish to witness nature at its best than try to explore the state during the off-season.

Goa Weather During Summers - Mid March to May:
Summer in Goa starts from mid March and ends by the end of May. During this period of climate of Goa, it is hot and very humid and attracts fewer crowds. So, vacationers who have the urge to spend some leisure moments away from the hustle and bustle, than they must spend their summer holidays in Goa.
Explore Margao town and its nearby beaches like Colva, Benaulim, Cavelossim, Mobor and Palolo or visit the ancient temples and catholic churches during this period of year.

LANGUAGE:
The Goa, Daman and Diu Official Language Act, 1987 makes Konkani in the Devanagari script the sole official language of Goa, but provides that Marathi may also be used "for all or any of the official purposes". The Government also has a policy of replying in Marathi to correspondence received in Marathi. Whilst there have been demands for according Marathi and Konkani in the Roman script co-equal status in the state, As of October 2008, Konkani remained the sole official language.
Konkani is spoken as a native language by about 61.21% of the people in the state. Other linguistic minorities in the state as of 1991 are Marathi (27.12%), Kannada (3.41%), Urdu (2.81%), and Hindi (2.09%). The recent migrants and not the natives speak all these minority languages except Marathi. The Portuguese language was used extensively as an administrative language during the colonial era but today it is not widely spoken.
Goa boasts about a fusion of languages. Portuguese was widely spoken until Goa was liberated from the Portugal regime in 1961. In fact, the older generations can still speak Portuguese. However, the main languages spoken now in Goa are Konkani and Marathi. Marathi is widely taught in schools too.

CUISINE OF GOA:
Rice with fish curry is the staple diet in Goa. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish dishes cooked with elaborate recipes. Coconut and coconut oil are widely used in Goan cooking along with chili peppers, spices and vinegar giving the food a unique flavor. Pork dishes such as Vindaloo, Xacuti, chorisa and Sorpotel are cooked for major occasions among the Goan Catholics. An exotic Goan vegetable stew, known as Khatkhate, is a very popular dish during the celebrations of festivals, Hindu and Christian alike. Khatkhate contains at least five vegetables, fresh coconut, and special Goan spices that add to the aroma. Sannas, Hitt are variants of idli and Polle, Amboli, Kailoleo are variants of dosa; are native to Goa. A rich egg-based multi-layered sweet dish known as bebinca is a favourite at Christmas. The most popular alcoholic beverage in Goa is feni; Cashew feni is made from the fermentation of the fruit of the cashew tree, while coconut feni is made from the sap of toddy palms.

The other favorite dish is pork, although chicken is a close second. In Goa like many other places in the world, alcohol, for some, is a major problem. The main cause of which is FENI. This is the local drink in Goa, made from either coconut sap or cashew fruit.

The major attractions of the cuisine take in seafood, sea-fruits, fish, prawns, mussels, oysters, crabs, feni, gin and many more. Goan restaurants also offer chourisso (pickled pig's liver cooked in vinegar with tamarind) & vindalho (spicy pork). Goans use coconut sauces. One can also find India's best of beers & local wines (port being the most palatable). Goa offers equally good options for vegetarians also with a wide range of regional vegetarian thalis from North-Indian, South-Indian, Jaini thali, marwari thali so on and so forth. If you are a person who loves satisfying the demands of your taste buds, then Goan cuisine in India will offer you immense satisfaction.

Name any kind of food and you have it-be it Chinese, Thai, Italian, Mughalai, South Indian, Mexican, Portuguese, Korean, Vietnamese and of course our own Goan…restaurants in Goa, India, will have them ready for you. This way, you won't be missing out on your traditional food, no matter what nationality you belong to. But once in this Indian state of Goa, it would be a good idea to relish the traditional cuisine of Goa, India.

Eating out in Goa, India, can be a special experience. Goa is lined up with numerous restaurants offering Goan food or any other food that you want and these Goan restaurants are usually situated by the beach, giving you a unique recipe of the setting sun blended with delicious sea-food and thirst-quenching Feni.

TOUR ATTRACTIONS:
Goa is the perfect place where you will find a blend of traditional and modern aspects of life. On one hand you have plush beaches and on the other hand you have the most natural landscapes that make you wonder if time ever touched this place. Goa is the perfect place to go on a sightseeing tour. These tours will truly show you an entirely new side of Goa that is sure to take you by surprise. The waterfalls, the forests, the spice farms, all are unique in their own way and are a must visit on your tour to India in Goa. Check our related sections for further information.

Goa Beaches
The ideal combination of sun, sand, sea and surf is enough to send a person packing his bags and go on a short holiday. It becomes even better when that holiday is in one of the popular Goan beaches. Goa has a long coastline that makes it the ideal state to have beaches. The beaches of Goa are the perfect destination for a relaxing vacation and holiday in India.

Goa Churches
Goa is literally synonymous with churches. They are living testimonies of the rich historical past of Goa. During the early days of the Portuguese rule in India, church building was the primary concern and occupation in Goa. This was because of their zeal to spread Christianity and convert as many people as they can.

Goa Carnival
One of the most colorful and popular festival of Goa is the Goa Carnival. This three day extravaganza, of fun, frolic, amusement and merry-making, takes place in the month of February. The Goa Carnival festival is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year. Though essentially a Christian festival, all people of Goa, irrespective of their faith and religion take part in this festival.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls
The Dudhsagar waterfalls are located in the Sanguem district of Goa near the Goa-Karnataka border. It is located at a distance of around 60 kilometers from Margao and can be reached easily by hiring a taxi or taking a bus from either Margao or Panaji.

Goa Spice Plantations
Goa is synonymous to its exotic beaches and pulsating nightlife. Tourists come here to enjoy the relaxed pace of life and rediscover themselves in peaceful and serene surroundings. But there is more to Goa than just beaches, churches, nightlife and casinos. A major attraction in the rural side is the spice plantation of Goa.

CONCLUSION:
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Cost and Dates

Package Type: Price Per Person on Twin Sharing
Rs. 5,799/- *
USD 112.349/- *
EUR 86.2078/- *
GBP 70.8821/- *
Validity: Valid Till September 30, 2012
(For location please contact OR Send Query)
 

Hotel Details

Hotel: Santiago Goa
Star Category:
Address: Cobrawaddo, , Calangute 403516
Hotel Description:

Santiago is nestled under the rustling canopy of palm trees in the hugely popluar Baga area. Santiago offers some of the best hotel packages in Goa. As with all the de Souza Hotels in Goa, Santiago is decorated and furnished to a high standard. All rooms are bright and spacious with the added warmness of our caring and friendly staff. Santiago offers a delicious selection of restaurants and a rooftop lounge bar. Bamboo Bistro serving poolside snacks, mini meals and beverages throughout the day. Las Masalas offers a range of delectable Continental, Mediterranean and Indian cuisine by night. The Thai Bazar with the smiling Buddah welcoming you is set under a pagoda roof offering authentic Thai dishes while you dine on traditional cushioned benches at trestle tables. Rendezvous is a beautiful rooftop lounge where you can enjoy drinks in the open night sky of Goa.Santiago has a huge swimming pool to enjoy by day and by night is ideally located for the buzzing night markets and bars and clubs of Baga. All are within walking distance from Santiago.

 
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