Cultural and Heritage Tours 

Goa has a truly unique culture and heritage, that people from all over the world have fallen in Love with. Connect with one of the businesses below if you are keen to learn more about this beautiful place and the people who call it home. 

Make It Happen

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Connecting Heritage and the Community

Tours Available Daily, Year Round

The goal is to more deeply understand a travel destination’s culture, people and history by connecting with it more than just by visiting it. Therefore, the traveler usually gets in touch with locals who give guidance how to experience a place.

 

Make It Happen facilitates shared experiences and ideas that can

leave you with an expanded world view and alternative way of

thinking.

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Live Happy

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Heritage Prosperity, Communities, Conservation.

Daily Tours Starting Oct.- March

Welcome to my ‘Fullyancho  Gaov’ Valley of Flowers! My Goa, my village, my people, our heritage, culture & art runs through my blood. I am a proud son of the soil, born and lived in Assagao. My village nestles within a valley with forests cover all around. With gardens, orchards, medicinal plants , natural springs and of course beautiful centuries old Goan homes from the Portuguese era, you will step into another world of Goan life. There is a reason why we say that the heart & soul of Goa is in our villages.

I conduct heritage walks in Assagao with an aim to raise awareness and  funds for my NGO LIVE HAPPY. I felt a strong call within me to spread the message of happiness and so I started the NGO in 2015 along with my Spanish wife Beatriz Contreras.  working on different projects focusing on social, environment and economic issues in the community. Live Happy (NGO) is presently working in Assagao village, Goa by creating a  child centered socially sustainable village model and spreading the message in Spain by conducting yoga sessions and inter exchange of culture between Spain and India.


I have been a yoga practitioner for a decade, something that has helped me live full, live simple & live happy. And yes, on the heritage walk, we will sing the LIVE HAPPY song too!

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Mrugaya Xpeditions

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Wildlife, Ecology, Community

Tours Available Daily, Year Round

Mrugaya Xpeditions is a tour company based out of Goa that has wildlife & nature at its heart. Mrugaya is built on a strong foundation of understanding of wildlife, ecology, community & conservation issues. We strongly believe in the ethics of minimum disturbance to the areas we visit, while ensuring that the local community are an important stakeholder and beneficiary.

 

We also believe that travel is essentially an experience and that is precisely what Mrugaya endeavours to give its clients. 

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The Local Beat

Chill Like a Goan 

Private Tours On Request

Not “best places to go to” but “lesser travelled ones”. Not “guided tours” but “happily unhurried loafs”. Not “look & leave” but “interact & learn”. Not a “guide” but your “local friend”. Not the “touristy traps” but “the real Goa”.

 

The Local Beat is a “by appointment only” local travel company full of happily unhurried adventures, loafs & pasoi’s (leisure walks) into the old world charm of Goa.

 

With us, you will fish the local way, toss a kobblen with stinky chicken legs, sing cantaran, maande & dulpodd’s on guitar & ghumot. Row in a ponnell (boat) around the mannos, have wood-fire pezz (kanji). Slurp on freshly plucked coconut water by the padekar. Poke around the padeira (bakery), down a kopp of urrack/feni at a tavern. Lunch on a balcao with the lilting music of serenaders. You will walk like a local, talk like a local, eat like a local & chill like a Goan.

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khoj-aao!

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Learn. Explore. Chill. 

Open Daily for Tours

khoj-aao! Adventures curates offbeat, unique experiences for nature lovers and adventurers. We offer fully customisable half-day, full-day, overnight and multi-day experiences across Goa and the A&N Islands that are eco-responsible, engage local communities and conservation efforts and promote ecological and environmental awareness.

 

khoj-aao! started with a passion for discovering the wonders of the outdoors. As seasoned adventurers and nature enthusiasts we promote the exploration of backyard biodiversity. Our aim is to learn more about our environnment so we can thrive sustainably within it.  

 

khoj-aao! means to 'get lost' or 'wonder' and that's what we do in nature. Come khoj-aao! in the wonders of the natural world – you'll be glad you did.

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About the Responsible Tourism Collective

The Responsible Tourism Collective of Goa is a group of like-minded businesses from Goa who promote Responsible Tourism Practices and Eco Conscious travel.

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