When to Travel

Whilst Nov to Feb/March are the months when the temperature is at its most pleasant,   searching for wildlife in the monsoon season is a good time for reptile and amphibian viewing.


The end of May through to September is the monsoon season, when wet conditions bring a welcome respite from the temperatures of the previous two months. Downpours followed by sunny spells are a feature of this time of year however this is a great time to look for reptiles and amphibians.

Key Info

For more information contact us on +44 (0) 7414 00 66 03paul@greigsmithtravels.com

Greig Smith Travels Ltd. Registered Company Number 7786310.

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32 Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Essex, RM16 6PS. UK

Goa Herp Tour

Highlights

  1. -Herping treks in search of vine snakes, pit vipers, cobras and more.

  2. -Boat safari in search of mugger crocs

  3. -bird watching

  4. -Jeep Safari in search of mammals of south India

  5. -Relax in style and comfort at a luxury resort near the beach at the end of your trip.

Depart for Goa


Day 01 Upon arrival you will be met and transfered to your hotel. In the evening you will be able to go on a night trek looking for wildlife.












Days 2 - 6  Wildlife Activities


Nature Walks

Relaxed walks for everyone who wish to spend time being one with nature. River walks through forest rivers, Canopy Climbs up the tree tops and Days exploring the forests. Nature walk through the forests of the Western Ghats in Goa is an opportunity to witness the untamed wonders of nature at close quarters.


Some of the snake species found here include hump nosed pit vipers, common kraits, king cobras, spectacled cobras, wolf snakes, keelbacks, shieldtails, vine snakes and more.


Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safaris in this region of Goa are an awesome opportunity to explore the wild side of Goa.

You are given an early morning pick-up from your resort and then driven to one of the wildlife sanctuaries in Goa.

Herds of Gaur, deers are often seen. If luck is on your side, you may also spot a major carnivore like Leopard or Black Panther. Sloth Bears are also seen at times. Locals in the forest often report seeing a tiger as well.

Safaris in the forest of Western Ghats are a wonderful experience - as they rank as one of the 18 most biodiverse regions on the planet.

You may also opt for walking trails to enjoy sights of butterflies, arthropods, birds, reptiles and other fauna.

Climb on tree-top machans and watch towers to look at the forest from a bird’s eye view. Your patient wait atop a watch tower may yield you a sighting of a major mammal while they are busy quenching their thirst.

Boat Safari for Crocodile Watching: This trip starts form the Cortalim Jetty near Zuari bridge at 2.30 pm. The trip takes you through the creeks in the Cumbharjua canal searching for Marsh Crocodiles basking on the mud banks. The duration of the trip may vary from two and half hours to three hours.



Day 7 - Transfer to  hotel near the beach in Goa for your last night


Day 8 - transfer to airport for flight home
















Accommodation


Ecolodge - Goa - 6 Nights  - Full Board

A set-up of 10 rustic cottages located on the border of one of Goa’s main wildlife Sanctuaries. Stay in these comfortable cottages, close to nature and participate in daily outdoor excursions and activities searching for the wonderful wildlife of Southern India

Hotel near the beach (less than 5 min walk) - Goa - 1 Night B&B

One of Goa’s best kept secrets, this quiet hotel has tastefully designed and spacious rooms. Whether you wish to unwind in the bar, enjoy the games room or receive a rejuvenating massage, this little gem of a hotel is the perfect place to end your holiday.


Price is based on 2 people travelling and is subject to change and availability


Please enquire for a single supplement


Tour Includes

All transfers as per itinerary

Wildlife activities every day whilst at eco lodge.

1 x boat safari

1 x jeep safari

Accommodation on a full board basis at eco lodge & B&B basis at hotel near the beach.


Excludes

International flights

Tips

Visas for India

Anything not stated in the price includes section