5 top adventurous activities in Goa

Smallest but one of the wealthiest states of India, Goa is a coastal region nestled in the western part of India. Renowned as the pearl of the orient, Goa is the fusion of Portuguese and Indian culture, traditions, and architecture. Goa is the most popular tourist destination among foreigners as well as domestic travelers.

Goa is home to pristine sandy beaches, temples & churches, rich flora, and fauna, a serene environment offering scenic beauty, tranquility, and relaxation. The coastal paradise is famous for its unparalleled experience of overwhelming beaches, thrilling water sports, mouthwatering seafood, leisure in cruising, festivals, and nightclubs

Goa has diverse varieties of adventure sports to attract tourists including water sports like Jet skiing, parasailing, paragliding, snorkeling, scuba diving, banana boat riding, water scooter riding, and surfing.

Goa is an ideal holiday getaway packed with ample opportunities for adventure seekers. Here we have listed 5 top adventurous activities to try at least once while in san diego whale watching.

  1. Bungee jumping in Mayem lake

Bungee jumping is a newly added adventure activity in Goa especially for brave hearts who can face and conquer their fears. Surrounded by the exquisite Mayem lake Bicholim, a free fall of 55-meter bungee jumping is an ideal place to experience adrenaline like never before. The jump will be done under the supervision of jump masters trained under experts from New Zealand.

Jumpin heights in Mayem lake is one of the best sites for bungee jumping in Goa. Jumpin Heights is one of the popular bungee jumping zones, run by ex-army officers with jump masters.

Goa tourism development corporation supports this bungee jumping zone.

This will be your unforgettable experience at one of the highest bungee jumping spots in Goa. In this activity age from 14 to 60 years and weight below 110kg is permitted.

The price of the package including jump, safety equipment, permit, and video is INR 4,100 in the market.

  1. Scuba diving in Malvan

A town and taluka located in the Sindhudurg district, Malvan is one of the most blessed hotspots for snorkeling and scuba diving. Malvan is the most preferred scuba diving spot near Goa for its spectacular visuals of clean & clear underwater marine life, colorful fishes, exotic coral reefs. You will be picked up for this outstanding adventure from Calangute, Baga, Candolim, Arpora, Anjuna, and Porvorim beach in the morning.

The best part of scuba diving in Malvan is that both swimmers and non-swimmer both can dive into the azure blue water. There will be the training of 10-15 minutes underwater and then you will enjoy a 15 minutes dive into the beautiful aquatic marine life. A certified PADI instructor will guide you with safety equipment including a diving mask, dry suit, swim fins, and diving cylinder.

You can also enjoy some other thrilling water sports such as speed boats, jet-skiing, banana boat rides, paragliding and parasailing.

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  1. Sunset Kayaking at Mandrem beach

Kayaking is a calming water activity and natural therapy. Kayaking is a blend of leisure and adventure water activity nowadays. Sunset kayaking at Mandrem beach is a must to do things while in Goa. It will reduce stress and rejuvenate tranquility in your soul.

At Mandrem beach, you will be paddling on serene water through mangrove thickets enjoying pristine nature under the magical sunset that will leave you mesmerized. You will kayak with the help of professional guides and adequate gears including life jackets, helmet to ensure your safety.

The exciting kayaking activity will be 2 hours long( Summer: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM and winter: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM ). This 2 hours long sunset kayak will be an outstanding and remarkable experience with lots of memories.

  1. Snorkeling at Grande Island

Located in the Arabian sea near Goa airport, Grande island is one of the most popular and affordable getaways among tourists in Goa. Exquisite and crystal clear Monkey beach at Grande island is a perfect destination for snorkeling, fishing, and exotic dolphins in Goa. You will feel the actual thrill during the snorkeling session. Witnessing troops of fishes, a range of marine creatures, twirling and twisting dolphins will melt your heart away-and delight your eyes with the underwater scenery. The guide will provide the required training, instructions, equipment, and safety precautions before the snorkeling session.

The transportation(pick up and drop)  to the snorkeling point will be by boat and included in the package. The snorkeling activity at Grande island is 6 hours long and available between October to March.

After this trip, You will return home with a bag full of cherished memories.

  1. Rafting at Valpoi river

River rafting is done with an inflatable raft, this adventurous water sport excites a large number of travelers in Goa. White river rafting at Mhadei river in Valpoi town is the most popular must-try rafting trip. This 10 Km long adventurous trip goes through the famous Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary hosting varied biodiversity and spectacular jungle sceneries.

When you reach the meeting point in Valpoi town, you will be taken to the river. Professional Guides will provide you with a small training session, safety equipment, life jackets, helmets, rafts, and paddles to ensure a safe and memorable ride. Splashing azure water will increase your enthusiasm in this mind-blowing adventure.

This 2 hours long adventurous rafting has multiple time slots at a pocket-friendly price. The best time to experience enthralling white river rafting at Valpoi river is June to October.

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