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Soul Travelling

Overview of Soul Travelling: In the colourful Indian state of Goa, Soul Travelling is a dynamic start-up company that specializes in immersive travel. Our goal is to provide travellers with unique, immersive experiences that transcend traditional tourism and let them fully appreciate Goa's rich cultural legacy, hidden gems, and genuine nature. What sets Soul Travelling apart is our deep connection with the local community. We collaborate with passionate locals, embrace nature and wildlife, indulge in local culinary delights, and dive into the heart of Goa’s diverse heritage.

FAQs

ARE TAXES INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICES?
No, taxes are not included in the tour prices. An 18% GST will be charged on the base price.

WHAT TIME DO THE TRIPS BEGIN?
Depending on the tour, different starting times apply. Please refer to the relevant tour specifics for particular start times.

DO THE TOURS INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION?
No, Soul Travelling does not offer transportation services. Using the same vehicle you come in is advised for the duration of the trail.

DO THE TRAVEL PACKAGES INCLUDE MEALS?
Meals are provided on some trips, such as “The Island Culinary Experience” and “The Goan Hinterland Experience.” However, all of the experiences provided by Soul Travelling include snacks unless mentioned otherwise on the website/ by the executive.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING FOR THE TOURS?
You should bring bottled drinking water, any personal medication you may need, and personal expenses for additional purchases or services not included in the tour.

ARE THERE MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED FOR THE TOURS?
Most of our offerings are open to solo travelers as well as larger groups. Certain experiences like  “The Island Culinary Experience” require a minimum of 2 participants to conduct the experience.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR THE TOURS?
There is no specific age limit mentioned, but some tours may involve physical activities or walking, so participants should be reasonably fit unless otherwise stated in the tour description.

CAN I JOIN THE TOURS IF I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS OR ALLERGIES?
Please inform Soul Travelling in advance about any dietary restrictions or allergies so they can make arrangements accordingly, especially for tours like “The Island Culinary Experience” and “The Secret Food and Tavern Trail at Panjim”

CAN I BOOK MULTIPLE TOURS ON THE SAME DAY?
Yes, you can book multiple tours on the same day if the timings and durations allow for it. However, keep in mind the logistics of transportation between different tour locations.

ARE THE TOURS SUITABLE FOR SOLO TRAVELERS?
Yes, the tours are suitable for solo travelers. You will be guided throughout the tour experience.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY FOR THE TOURS?

  • Soul Travelling operates on the following cancellation policy with OTA platforms:
  • Cancellations made 36 hours prior to the tour start time will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 36 to 24 hours of the tour start time will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made less than 12 hours before the tour start time.
  • This policy ensures flexibility for cancellations while also maintaining fairness for both the travelers and Soul Travelling.

Packages, Timings & Rentals

The Nature Trail at Chorao:

Price per person: 1799 + 18% GST Trail Duration: 4 Hours Start Time: 7 AM

Highlights: Nature and Bird Spotting | Heritage | Island of Goa

Overview:
Ilhas Dos Fidalgos – The Island of the Noblemen, this is the name the island of Chorao was given by the Portuguese, who captured this as one of their first conquests of their 451- years long rule. It is one of the most prominent areas for migratory birds in the country, and the famous Dr Salim Ali Bird sanctuary is an integral part of this island today!

This trail is a journey that uncovers the best of Chorao island – A boat ride into the mangroves, One of the most unique temples in the country, One of the Most Scenic Spots

of the Island and a Trek to the Lost Seminary. The Island of Chorao is an exploration which balances everything in the perfect sense – the beautiful ecosystem, the lost heritage, inspiring stories and the most amazing travellers.

Reporting Locations:
Starting point: Ribandar Ferry, National Hwy 4A Bypass Rd, Ribandar, Goa 403006
https://maps.app.goo.gl/dpVbYHXNKSwuyBbW8

Note: This is not a walking trail. Transport would be required between the different points in the trail. We recommend using the same transport that you come by for the whole trail. Transport is not provided by Soul Travelling.

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The Nature Trail at Chorao:

Price per person: 1799 + 18% GST Trail Duration: 4 Hours Start Time: 7 AM

Highlights : Nature and Bird Spotting | Heritage | Island of Goa

Overview:
Ilhas Dos Fidalgos – The Island of the Noblemen, this is the name the island of Chorao was given by the Portuguese, who captured this as one of their first conquests of their 451- years long rule. It is one of the most prominent areas for migratory birds in the country, and the famous Dr Salim Ali Bird sanctuary is an integral part of this island today!

This trail is a journey that uncovers the best of Chorao island – A boat ride into the mangroves, One of the most unique temples in the country, One of the Most Scenic Spots of the Island and a Trek to the Lost Seminary. The Island of Chorao is an exploration which balances everything in the perfect sense – the beautiful ecosystem, the lost heritage, inspiring stories and the most amazing travellers.

Reporting Locations:
Starting point: Ribandar Ferry, National Hwy 4A Bypass Rd, Ribandar, Goa 403006
https://maps.app.goo.gl/dpVbYHXNKSwuyBbW8

Note: This is not a walking trail. Transport would be required between the different points in the trail. We recommend using the same transport that you come by for the whole trail. Transport is not provided by Soul Travelling.

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The Divar Island Exploration:

Price per person: 1499 + 18% GST Trail Duration: 4 Hours Start Time: 3 PM

Highlights : Historic Locations | Boat Ride | Feni Tasting

Overview:
The Island of Dveepvattika or Divar as we presently know it, is the only major Island in Goa not connected by road. Flanked by Old Goa and Ribandar, this island was once home to famous temples of Goa including the Temple of Saptkoteshwar, the family deity of the Kadambas. As history would have it, it was one of the first places to be captured by the Portuguese in Goa. It suffered a strong bout of inquisition and has innumerable stories to share.

The Divar Island exploration will show you the historic gems of the Island and the beautiful scenic landscapes along with it. We visit the ancient ruins of a temple and also witness a beautiful sunset on a fun boat ride through the river. Feni has always been an integral part of Goan culture. On this tour we give you a tasting experience at a local tavern!

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Road to Divar, Ferry Terminal, Piedade, Goa 403403
https://maps.app.goo.gl/zk3x4GVmCbDyHQCc9

Note: This is not a walking trail. Transport would be required between the points in the trail. We recommend using the same transport that you come by for the whole trail. Transport is not provided by Soul Travelling.

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The Divar Island Exploration:

Price per person: 1499 + 18% GST Trail Duration: 4 Hours Start Time: 3 PM

Highlights: Historic Locations | Boat Ride | Feni Tasting

Overview:
The Island of Dveepvattika or Divar as we presently know it, is the only major Island in Goa not connected by road. Flanked by Old Goa and Ribandar, this island was once home to famous temples of Goa including the Temple of Saptkoteshwar, the family deity of the Kadambas. As history would have it, it was one of the first places to be captured by the Portuguese in Goa. It suffered a strong bout of inquisition and has innumerable stories to share.

The Divar Island exploration will show you the historic gems of the Island and the beautiful scenic landscapes along with it. We visit the ancient ruins of a temple and also witness a beautiful sunset on a fun boat ride through the river. Feni has always been an integral part of Goan culture. On this tour we give you a tasting experience at a local tavern!

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Road to Divar, Ferry Terminal, Piedade, Goa 403403
https://maps.app.goo.gl/zk3x4GVmCbDyHQCc9

Note: This is not a walking trail. Transport would be required between the points in the trail. We recommend using the same transport that you come by for the whole trail. Transport is not provided by Soul Travelling

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The Island Culinary Experience:

Price per person: 1899 + 18% GST Trail Duration: 5 Hours Start Time: 9 AM

Overview:
Let us take you to one of the most beautiful islands of Goa – Chorao, one that has been known for its bounties of nature and some unique culinary secrets that the island has been hiding. The island itself has a rich culinary history – Did you know that the island produced one of the best cheeses in Goa once upon a time?

On this experience, we get on a journey to discover the unseen culinary scene of Goa through a visit to a local family and an introduction to dishes not usually found at any restaurant/cafe in Goa!

The experience will cover a series of cooking demonstrations with the local islanders themselves and we sit down together with the locals for a lunch experience like no other!
Reporting Locations:
Starting point: Ribandar Ferry, National Hwy 4A Bypass Rd, Ribandar, Goa 403006
https://maps.app.goo.gl/dpVbYHXNKSwuyBbW8

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The Island Culinary Experience:

Price per person: 1899 + 18% GST Trail Duration: 5 Hours Start Time: 9 AM

Overview:
Let us take you to one of the most beautiful islands of Goa – Chorao, one that has been known for its bounties of nature and some unique culinary secrets that the island has been hiding. The island itself has a rich culinary history – Did you know that the island produced one of the best cheeses in Goa once upon a time?

On this experience, we get on a journey to discover the unseen culinary scene of Goa through a visit to a local family and an introduction to dishes not usually found at any restaurant/cafe in Goa!

The experience will cover a series of cooking demonstrations with the local islanders themselves and we sit down together with the locals for a lunch experience like no other!

Reporting Locations:
Starting point: Ribandar Ferry, National Hwy 4A Bypass Rd, Ribandar, Goa 403006
https://maps.app.goo.gl/dpVbYHXNKSwuyBbW8

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Secret Food and Tavern Trail

Price per person: 1499 + 18% GST Trail Duration: 3.5 Hours Start Time: 4 PM

Highlights: Goan Food and Drinks | Culture | Locals Stories

Not Functional On Sundays

Overview:
The way to a mans heart is through his stomach. With our carefully curated Secret Food & Tavern Trail, we try to unearth something that people have long missed about Goa – its culinary delights and local favourites.

Make sure you get your taste buds ready as we serve some delicious items – and for both Vegetarians and Non – Vegetarians! We snack on a variety of sweet, savoury and special

items that are known only to the locals. You will be taken to the spots where these delicacies are best prepared in the capital city of Panjim. Not only will they keep you satisfied at the same time you will crave for more. The names of the places as well as the dishes are to be disclosed only once you join us. Also included in the trail are some untold stories about the city, and some fun facts and trivia about the food, drinks and the places!

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Mo’s Cafe, H.No E-365, Rua Miguel Vicent Abreu, Panaji, Goa 403001
https://maps.app.goo.gl/AodJd42At2DTkMLo8

Note: This is a walking trail.

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Secret Food and Tavern Trail

Price per person: 1499 + 18% GST Trail Duration: 3.5 Hours Start Time: 4 PM

Highlights: Goan Food and Drinks | Culture | Locals Stories

Not Functional On Sundays

Overview:
The way to a mans heart is through his stomach. With our carefully curated Secret Food & Tavern Trail, we try to unearth something that people have long missed about Goa – its culinary delights and local favourites.

Make sure you get your taste buds ready as we serve some delicious items – and for both Vegetarians and Non – Vegetarians! We snack on a variety of sweet, savoury and special items that are known only to the locals. You will be taken to the spots where these delicacies are best prepared in the capital city of Panjim. Not only will they keep you satisfied at the same time you will crave for more. The names of the places as well as the dishes are to be disclosed only once you join us. Also included in the trail are some untold stories about the city, and some fun facts and trivia about the food, drinks and the places!

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Mo’s Cafe, H.No E-365, Rua Miguel Vicent Abreu, Panaji, Goa 403001
https://maps.app.goo.gl/AodJd42At2DTkMLo8

Note: This is a walking trail.

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Temple Trail at Marcel

Price per person: 999 + 18% GST Trail Duration: 3.5 Hours Start Time: 9:30 AM

Highlights: Ancient Heritage | Majestic Temples | Local Legends and Folklore

Overview:
Embark on a thrilling journey through the ancient Temple town of Marcel, where age-old stories transport you back in time to unravel the mystery behind numerous temples clustered in one place. Discover the importance of ‘Gharane,’ the village deities, and Goa’s Rakhandars in the most meaningful and engaging way.

The trail takes you through the heart of Marcel, unveiling the cultural richness of local traditions and beliefs.

Dive into the significance of ‘Gharane,’ the cherished village deities and the revered Rakhandars of Goa. These tales provide a deep understanding of why so many temples stand side by side in this sacred complex.As your adventure unfolds, immerse yourself in the enchanting local village Aarti, a soul-stirring ceremony. Conclude your journey with a visit to the temple Bhojnalay, where you can partake in the divine experience of receiving Prasad, a blessed offering, making your exploration of Marcel’s Temple town a truly memorable and spiritually enriching experience.

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Devki Krishna Ravalnath Saunsthan Ground Betgi, Orgao, Goa 403107
https://maps.app.goo.gl/sEDe3jgPjgyeMxRRA

Note: This is a walking trail.

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Temple Trail at Marcel

Price per person: 999 + 18% GST Trail Duration: 3.5 Hours Start Time: 9:30 AM

Highlights: Ancient Heritage | Majestic Temples | Local Legends and Folklore

Overview:
Embark on a thrilling journey through the ancient Temple town of Marcel, where age-old stories transport you back in time to unravel the mystery behind numerous temples clustered in one place. Discover the importance of ‘Gharane,’ the village deities, and Goa’s Rakhandars in the most meaningful and engaging way.

The trail takes you through the heart of Marcel, unveiling the cultural richness of local traditions and beliefs. Dive into the significance of ‘Gharane,’ the cherished village deities, and the revered Rakhandars of Goa. These tales provide a deep understanding of why so many temples stand side by side in this sacred complex.

As your adventure unfolds, immerse yourself in the enchanting local village Aarti, a soul-stirring ceremony. Conclude your journey with a visit to the temple Bhojnalay, where you can partake in the divine experience of receiving Prasad, a blessed offering, making your exploration of Marcel’s Temple town a truly memorable and spiritually enriching experience.

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Devki Krishna Ravalnath Saunsthan Ground Betgi, Orgao, Goa 403107
https://maps.app.goo.gl/sEDe3jgPjgyeMxRRA

Note: This is a walking trail.

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Houses of Goa Experience

Price per person: 1299+ 18% GST Trail Duration: 3.5 Hours Start Time: 9:30 AM

Highlights: Ancient Heritage | Indo-Portuguese Houses | First Capital of Goa

Overview:
Goa was a Portuguese colony for over four centuries during which there was a strong influence of culture, language, tradition and architecture. All over the state, there are beautiful houses which have floor plans and features from what you would observe in Portugal. Most houses have been built with the skill force available locally. Hence each house is a beauty by itself. The walls have seen centuries worth of stories that have led to making it special for us in the current day.

We are in the city of Chandrapur which also happens to be the ‘Oldest known capital of Goa’! Picture the days gone by where it had armies, fortifications, battles and flourishing trade. Right from the Bhojas to the Kadambas, Chandor was a thriving settlement due to the connectivity that the river Kushavati provided to the travelers. The village is famous for the legend of a queen’s curse that was brought upon the village as a result of treachery of the warriors of the kingdom. We will be exploring Chandor as it stands today speaking of its rich past and we meet the current generation of the family members of one of the most prestigious heritage homes in the village. Join us as we take a look at Chandor through its houses.

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Nossa Senhora de Belem Church Villa Formosa, Chandor, Guirdolim, Goa 403714
https://maps.app.goo.gl/pSWmaKbbv3u7ZdqJ8

Note: This is not a walking trail. Transport is required to get between the points in between the trail. We recommend using the same transport that you come by to get between the points in the trail. Transport not provided by Soul Travelling.

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Houses of Goa Experience

Price per person: 1299+ 18% GST Trail Duration: 3.5 Hours Start Time: 9:30 AM

Highlights: Ancient Heritage | Indo-Portuguese Houses | First Capital of Goa

Overview:
Goa was a Portuguese colony for over four centuries during which there was a strong influence of culture, language, tradition and architecture. All over the state, there are beautiful houses which have floor plans and features from what you would observe in Portugal. Most houses have been built with the skill force available locally. Hence each house is a beauty by itself. The walls have seen centuries worth of stories that have led to making it special for us in the current day.

We are in the city of Chandrapur which also happens to be the ‘Oldest known capital of Goa’! Picture the days gone by where it had armies, fortifications, battles and flourishing trade. Right from the Bhojas to the Kadambas, Chandor was a thriving settlement due to the connectivity that the river Kushavati provided to the travelers. The village is famous for the legend of a queen’s curse that was brought upon the village as a result of treachery of the warriors of the kingdom. We will be exploring Chandor as it stands today speaking of its rich past and we meet the current generation of the family members of one of the most prestigious heritage homes in the village. Join us as we take a look at Chandor through its houses.

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Nossa Senhora de Belem Church Villa Formosa, Chandor, Guirdolim, Goa 403714
https://maps.app.goo.gl/pSWmaKbbv3u7ZdqJ8

Note: This is not a walking trail. Transport is required to get between the points in between the trail. We recommend using the same transport that you come by to get between the points in the trail. Transport not provided by Soul Travelling.

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The Margao Cultural Walk

Price per person: 599+ 18% GST Trail Duration: 2.5 Hours Start Time: 4:00 PM

Highlights: Heritage | Culture and Locals Stories

Overview
The economic & cultural capital of Goa, Margao is known for its rich culture and historic architectural landmarks!

On our Margao Cultural Walk, we explore the oldest and most picturesque parts of Margao, a town donned with vast Goan mansions. One of the oldest churches of Goa, the Holy Spirit Church, a 450+ years old structure, located in the heart of Margao, holds great secrets that cannot be found in any other church in the world, right from its architecture to a special phenomenon that takes place every year!

We also explore a Goan mansion full of mysteries! The infamous ‘Margao Massacre’ takes place here, with some marks that speaks of the battles that were fought in the making of Margao. We will then take you on a journey of how the town was established – from architecturally rich houses holding stories in its details to splendid structures, once crucial for the Portuguese. We also visit a special monument that hosted one of the greatest personalities of India!

This trail will help you explore the beautiful lanes & suburbs of Margao on foot that come alive with a local narrating stories and legends of the town with a last stop for some local delicacies.

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Holy Spirit Church Holy Spirit Church, Holy Spirit Rd, Borda, Madgaon, Goa 403601
https://maps.app.goo.gl/yHuAuwF7cWaXm2NM8

Note: This is a walking trail and has a distance of about 1500m total.

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The Margao Cultural Walk

Price per person: 599+ 18% GST Trail Duration: 2.5 Hours Start Time: 4:00 PM

Highlights: Heritage | Culture and Locals Stories

Overview
The economic & cultural capital of Goa, Margao is known for its rich culture and historic architectural landmarks!

On our Margao Cultural Walk, we explore the oldest and most picturesque parts of Margao, a town donned with vast Goan mansions. One of the oldest churches of Goa, the Holy Spirit Church, a 450+ years old structure, located in the heart of Margao, holds great secrets that cannot be found in any other church in the world, right from its architecture to a special phenomenon that takes place every year!

We also explore a Goan mansion full of mysteries! The infamous ‘Margao Massacre’ takes place here, with some marks that speaks of the battles that were fought in the making of Margao. We will then take you on a journey of how the town was established – from architecturally rich houses holding stories in its details to splendid structures, once crucial for the Portuguese. We also visit a special monument that hosted one of the greatest personalities of India!

This trail will help you explore the beautiful lanes & suburbs of Margao on foot that come alive with a local narrating stories and legends of the town with a last stop for some local delicacies.

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Holy Spirit Church Holy Spirit Church, Holy Spirit Rd, Borda, Madgaon, Goa 403601
https://maps.app.goo.gl/yHuAuwF7cWaXm2NM8

Note: This is a walking trail and has a distance of about 1500m total.

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The Goan Hinterland Experience

Price per person: 1299+ 18% GST Trail Duration: 3.5 Hours Start Time: 8:00 AM

Highlights: Nature | Culture and Locals Stories | Goan Village Experience

Overview:
Cozily nestled in the beautiful outdoors of the sleepy side of Goa – South Goa, our experience will introduce you to some marvels of the hinterlands – surrounded by verdant greenery and lush spring waters!

On this journey, you will be exploring some caves & prehistoric carvings completely shrouded in mystery – and discovering a treasure trove of secrets behind them! We head out to forage for bounties nature has to offer through a tour of a local plantation – where

your taste buds are treated to a breakfast cooked by a local family, not easily found in any restaurant/cafe. In addition to that, you will be visiting one of the most prominent temples of South Goa – promising to take you back to a long-lost era through its fascinating stories & legends! If you thought that was enough, we also conclude the experience by beating the heat in a freshwater stream! So, come, tighten your seatbelts and join us for this roller coaster ride into Goa’s hidden hinterlands!

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Shri Damodar Sansthaan Zambaulim, Quepem, Goa 403705
https://maps.app.goo.gl/h9rQnkyfw4bvCziPA

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The Goan Hinterland Experience

Price per person: 1299+ 18% GST Trail Duration: 3.5 Hours Start Time: 8:00 AM

Highlights: Nature | Culture and Locals Stories | Goan Village Experience

Overview:
Cozily nestled in the beautiful outdoors of the sleepy side of Goa – South Goa, our experience will introduce you to some marvels of the hinterlands – surrounded by verdant greenery and lush spring waters!

On this journey, you will be exploring some caves & prehistoric carvings completely shrouded in mystery – and discovering a treasure trove of secrets behind them! We head out to forage for bounties nature has to offer through a tour of a local plantation – where your taste buds are treated to a breakfast cooked by a local family, not easily found in any restaurant/cafe. In addition to that, you will be visiting one of the most prominent temples of South Goa – promising to take you back to a long-lost era through its fascinating stories & legends! If you thought that was enough, we also conclude the experience by beating the heat in a freshwater stream! So, come, tighten your seatbelts and join us for this roller coaster ride into Goa’s hidden hinterlands!

Reporting Locations:
Starting Point: Shri Damodar Sansthaan Zambaulim, Quepem, Goa 403705
https://maps.app.goo.gl/h9rQnkyfw4bvCziPA

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Address & Map

Operation Address

Soul Travelling Head Office:
Soul Travelling – Untraced Paths Travellers LLP
AO-103 A, Gogol Vista , Margao Goa 403 601

Fare & Cancellations

Soul Travelling operates on the following cancellation policy with OTA platforms: 

  • Cancellations made 36 hours prior to the tour start time will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 36 to 24 hours of the tour start time will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the tour start time.
  • This policy ensures flexibility for cancellations while also maintaining fairness for both the travelers and Soul Travelling.