Goa Carnival Tour Package
Each year in the month of February, Goa hosts India’s largest carnival that attracts travelers from different parts of the world. One of the most spectacular carnivals across Asia, this carnival was a once a rural-based festival during the Portuguese rule in Goa. Over the years it has witnessed rapid growth and has now become the state’s most famous festival. The carnival usually begins on ‘Fat Saturday’ called Sabado Gordo and ends on ‘Fat Tuesday’ called Shrove Tuesday preceding ‘Ash Wednesday’ that marks the beginning of the religious Lent period. The spirit of the carnival echoes in the words of King Momo who is considered the king of carnivals in Latin American festivities. “Eat, drink and make merry” is exactly what Goans, as well as travelers, do during this fascinating festival. Along with the sights and sounds of the festival also visit some of the most popular beaches and landmarks of North Goa with this special tour.
- Viva Carnival
- Dona Paula
- Baga Beach
- The Basilica of Bom Jesus
Day 1 – Dabolim Arrival
Our representative will welcome you at Dabolim airport escort you to a hotel in Panjim. In the evening enjoy the Fat Saturday evening parade that starts the Carnival. Watch this massive procession which is the main float parade led by King Momo before returning to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2 – Carnival
After enjoying your breakfast, enjoy the festive atmosphere and several parades. Watch Goa’s tradition and culture come alive as showcased by various dancing troupes, singers, performers, and revelers wearing masks. Enjoy great music, food, and drinks while getting engulfed by the spirit of the carnival. After an exciting day return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3 – Carnival and Sightseeing
After breakfast visit Old Goa which is home to the revered Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa. This UNESCO World Heritage Site houses the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Also, visit the Se Cathedral and The Archaeological Museum located opposite the Basilica. In the evening continue enjoying the carnival before returning to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4 – South to North Goa
After breakfast, explore the Miramar beach, Dona Paula, and the Baga beach with the latter being renowned for its lively shacks and water sports. The concluding performance of the carnival by the Clube Nacional in Panjim is a must-watch. Watch the group’s famous Red-and-Black dance and party hard before returning to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5 – Dabolim to Onward Destination
After breakfast, our representative will escort you to the Dabolim airport for your onward journey.