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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
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Goa Kayaking Excursion of Sal Backwaters

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 (11)
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Reviewed 4 April 2018
Wonderful and uncommon

Goa is definitely a destination for sea related water-sports events. Finding a Kayaking trip here was novel, to say the least. A leisurely 2-2.5 hours spent in the Sal Backwaters with the expert guides and the personal attention and detailing done by Mr. Prakash, Goa...More

Thank DrBMJ
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile
Very enjoyable!

I booked this trip before arriving in Goa & the service I got was very good from 1st contact via email to embarking on the trip. The kayak excursion was lovely & a real chance to be at one with nature. Saw so much wildlife...More

3  Thank Kerenza007
Reviewed 22 January 2018
The most enchanting activity in Goa

On the last day of 2017 , at about 8 in the morning we ( Godfather Jesper, His bro Finn , My aunt Sabie, Little bro Isaiah and I ) were met with the warm smile of an able bodied man , Prakash . Who...More

1  Thank YeshayaFernandes
Reviewed 15 January 2018
Paddling Your Own Canoe

I had a great time on the Sal Backwater. It wasn't easy persuading the taxi driver to take me out there (or getting him to wait) and I paid him too much, but once we were there things really got going. Prakash gives you all...More

1  Thank bridgeman52
Reviewed 3 January 2018
Nice Tour of the Sal Backwaters

Mr. Prakash gave a nice review of Kayaking followed by some of the birds I saw on the trip. The guide was very kind and helped point out the different flora and fauna. It was a little expensive, but when else will you get to...More

1  Thank Jared B
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