Escape the busy city life and get lost in the beauty of nature and experience the houseboat that sails down in the calm and serene backwaters of Chapora River in order to soak up the scenes of a rustic and sleepy side of Goa.
Admire the beautiful scenery of the tranquil and the mesmerizing backwaters and witness the abundant palm trees, bizarre and beautiful churches, Goan villages along with the breathtaking view of the emerald banks as your Houseboat cruise moves into the sunset.
Siolim Jetty (Google Map)
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An overnight trip on a houseboat cruise in the backwaters of Chapora River will help you take a break from all the noise thereby letting you feel the oneness with Mother Nature. Be the lucky one to see the phenomenal variety of birds and you may spot the dolphins in the open where the Chapora River meets the Arabian Sea.
Chapora River flows west towards the Arabian Sea and is located in North Goa. This river is considered as the one which demarcates the Portuguese Goa and India during the rule of the Portuguese in Goa. The Vagator Beach and the Morjim Beach lies to the south and north of the river respectively. Chapora Fort that is perched on the hilltop was built in 1617, will be on your watchlist.
The pick-up will be from your hotel and from where you will be driven to Siolim Jetty at 5.00 p.m., thereby letting you board the boat house so as to kick-start your memorable adventure. You will be taken to the Morjim Beach where you can have a gala time by taking a swim or splash in the azure waters.
Before you head back into the backwaters at 7.30 p.m. experience the sight of astonishing sunsets.
Enjoy your night stay with the Goan delicacies and Indian cuisines (veg or non-veg) and hear the lullaby of the waves gently lapping against the houseboat. This boat house has a fully stocked bar where you can enjoy your favourite liquor before meals. The package doesn’t include liquor but they are very reasonably priced.
Feel free to laze while gazing at the stars on a clear cloudless night on the upper deck. The weather is pleasant between November and April season with a temperature of minimum of 19-20 degrees Celsius. Make sure to book the tickets in advance.
The chirping of birds will be your alarm clock while you enjoy the sunrise and sip your coffee or tea followed by a hearty breakfast of eggs, pao bhaji, and toast with jam or butter.
Try your hand at activities like fishing before the houseboat makes it sail again. The lunch will consist of Goan or Indian lunch (veg or non-veg) which includes the fish you catch.
You will be dropped at the Siolim Jetty at 1.00 p.m.(next day) where a car will drive you back to the hotel.