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Goa Kayaking Excursion of Sal Backwaters

From US$74.00
  • An insider’s wildlife tour of Goa’s waterways
  • Enjoy an action-packed kayaking adventure on the open water
  • Get a first-hand peek at iconic Indian birds, like the Kingfisher
Goa Kayaking Excursion of Sal Backwaters
From US$74.00
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Goa Kayaking Excursion of Sal Backwaters
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Goa is one of India's top attractions, but getting to the most interesting sights takes local knowledge. During this off-the-beaten-track kayaking tour, you’ll get an insider’s peek at the laid-back beach state’s picturesque waterways and diverse wildlife as you glide through lotus ponds and mango groves. It’s also a popular migratory spot for birds, so keep an eye out for the famous Kingfisher.
What to Expect
Meet up at Leisure Vacations Goa By The Sal near Dongrim Nuvem in Goa and, after an introduction to other guests, your tour guides and assistants will start with a briefing on the river, the flora and fauna. It is important for you to know how to use and handle the kayak properly as well as what to see and what look out for during the trip.
As you slowly and silently weave your way along the narrow waterway, spot hundreds of birds at hand shaking distance! 4 types of kingfisher, cormorants, lapwings, pin-tailed ducks, pheasants, purple water fowl, white and grey herons, egrets, black headed ibis and many more among more than 40 different types which live here. If you are lucky you will see the shy otters frolicking and feeding in the mornings and late evenings. Silently glide into the lotus ponds of our Gods and ancestors! This is one unforgettable experience and the feeling is hard to describe!
For a part of the trip, you will even be kayaking in the tall grasses/scrub. Slowly glide under the overhangs of mango, cashew, bamboo and the overpowering mangroves, teeming with birdlife on all sides. Stop in the shade of a mango grove to relax, rest and enjoy some snacks. Continue kayaking until you reach the bridge. The excursion ends at the departure point.
Reviews (16)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
peaceful river tour

My husband and I participated in the Sal Backwaters kayaking tour last week in Goa. We'd asked the concierge at our hotel for a kayaking recommendation but came up short, so we were happy to have found this tour via Trip Advisor. Tell your friends!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank weeblesjd
Reviewed 12 December 2018
Unleashed the beautiful Goa in Kayak Trip 2017

I am so happy we signed up to do the Goa kayak tour during our trip to Goa Last year. Not having kayaking experience ever in my life before,my family were also a bit hesitant about doing it as we had non swimmers in our...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Rumpadas2
Reviewed 30 November 2018
Awesome experience kayaking on the Sal backwaters

Prakash and his team are excellent. Very professional, enthusiastic and they make the whole experience memorable. Kayaking on the Sal backwaters is a wonderful addition to your sun, sand and surf plans for Goa. Good for couples and kids (above 12).

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Escape436871
Reviewed 29 November 2018
Fantabulous & Memorable experiance

It was my 3rd trip to goa but we never heard about kayaking in Goa. While searching for places to visit in Goa, i came across Goa Kayaking & thought of calling Prakash. When i spoke to him 1st time, fantastic response i got &...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Supriyahonap
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did the Sal backwaters kayaking trip - it was a memorable experience. Very professional with good pretrip briefing. Fabulous scenery with lots of birds to see - highly recommended!!

1  Thank IainP860
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4 January 2019|
Response from IainP860 | Reviewed this property |
plenty of chance to take photos from the kayak