Goa, India

Spice Quest Bastora
Spice Quest Bastora
Spice Quest Bastora
Spice Quest Bastora

Spice Quest Bastora





Visit Mapusa Market and discover organized chaos
Stop by the spice and vegetables vendors to buy ingredients
Take 15 minutes to look around the Mapusa Market and buy spices and agarbattis
Hidden cooking class in an outdoor kitchen
Simple nutritious local lunch with 1 iced tea
Bring Your Own Alcoholic Beverage


Join us for an immersive cooking activity that showcases the vibrant essence of this coastal paradise. Start your journey at the bustling Mapusa market, where you'll be swept into a world of colors and aromas. Wander among the vegetable and spice vendors and buy gifts for your friends and family. Nestled away in the village of Bastora, our local host offers his lush garden and outdoor kitchen to learn 3 to 4 easy Goan/Indian dishes that you can make back home!

Post that, gather around the table for a nutritious local lunch and 1 iced tea. This experience isn't just about cooking – it's a celebration of culture, flavors, and the connections forged through food.

Who This Experience Is Good For

Our local experience is perfect for food lovers and people who can handle the organised chaos of smells and sights of a bustling local market!

Meet Our Local Host 

Meet our friendly local cooking family who owns a family restaurant with private exclusive dining experiences. They'll guide you through our market, sharing insider knowledge and their personal stories.. They are facing financial struggles yet they smile so bright!   


Start Time: 9:15 am: Your cab will pick you up at your accommodation Dukle Elite
10:00 am: Stop at Mapusa Market
Stop by the Spice and vegetables rack to buy ingredients
Take 15 minutes to look around the Mapusa Market
Cooking class in a hidden garden
Followed by Lunch
End Time: Activity ends at 2 PM
You reach home by 3 PM

What’s Included

Personalised tour with a knowledgeable and friendly local guide
4 course lunch
Cooking class for 4 dishes
1 non-alcoholic beverage
2 beers
Safe Drinking water

What’s Not Included

Additional food or drinks beyond what is provided on the tour
Gratuities for your guide (optional, but appreciated)

Know Before You Go

Minimum Needed: 4 people
Maximum Capacity: 9 people
Total Travel Time: Approx. 2 hours
Total Activity Time: Approx. 4 hours
How far is meeting point from your accommodation: 0 min
Meeting Point Name: Dukle Elite
Booking Deadline
For 11 November Group --> 25th October EOD
For 19 November Group --> 1st November EOD
Weather Dependent: No
Difficulty Level: Easy - Come Hungry!!! 
Special Clothing Required: Yes Clothing for hot weather and sunshine
Special Dietary Restrictions: Yes - Please notify at time of booking.
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good), additional services & souvenirs. ATMs are available in town. 
Ground Transportation: Included
Additional Information: N/A
Liabilities:  The markets can be very easy to get lost in. Please contact the city manager if that happens. Whenever you want to pin a location which is a meeting point, please do so on whatsapp.
Please follow brief instructions before the activity



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