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Goa, India

Tropical Forest Swim & Lunch
Tropical Forest Swim & Lunch

Tropical Forest Swim & Lunch

$110

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Highlights

Trek into a tropical forest
Swim in a natural pool
Try out some feni cocktails
Traditional & authentic Goan cuisine
Experienced staff

Description

Experience how Goans celebrate the monsoon, friends and family! It is very common for Goan folk to go back to the forest, swim in a stream whilst drinking and eating merrily! Our grandparents did it, our parents did it and by god, we are doing it FULL POWER! A big part of being Goan is honoring your connection to nature. The bond between Earth and Man is true and sacred and deserves celebration!  

We have a village breakfast at a mid-point before hopping back into your respective vehicles and following your host for about 40 minutes to a parking point. Then a countryside trek, across streams, small climbs, traditional forest paths of about 40 minutes that gets you to this gem. Chill here for a couple of hours, grab some snacks. Later, trek back, hop into your vehicle and follow your Local Beat Fellow for 15 minutes to a local’s home for a traditional Gaud Saraswat lunch. Down a couple of freshly made Feni cocktails and dig into a traditional lunch over stories of the village. Some of the ingredients for the lunch are picked from the surrounding hills.

 Who This Experience Is Good For

Our local experience is perfect for people who like swimming in natural pools and trying out new cuisines; Anthony Bourdain style :)

Meet Our Local Host 

Meet our friendly local host, passionate about forest frolic. They'll guide you through the forest trails sharing cultural stories and customs

Itinerary 

Start Time: 7:45 am: Your cab will pick you up at your accommodation Dukle Elite
You will arrive at 9:00 AM to meet your guide for a Goan breakfast, 
From breakfast place drive 40-45 minutes more to the activity area
Then there’s a 40 min trek
Swim relax and chill in the waterbody with 2 feni cocktails
Walk 15 minutes to the hut for a traditional Goan lunch
End Time: 3:30PM activity ends where you will be driven back to Dukie Elite and should reach by 4:30 PM

What’s Included

Experienced local guide
Village traditional breakfast & lunch
Refreshments
Life Jacket
Swim in water body
40 min trek
Changing room / toilet

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: 6 persons
Maximum Capacity: 12 persons 
Total Travel Time: Approx. 3.5 Hours 
Total Activity Time: Approx. 2.5 hours
How far is meeting point from your accommodation: 0 Min
Booking Deadline: 28th September EOD
Weather Dependent: No, This is a traditionally monsoon activity for Goans
Difficulty Level: Easy 
Special Clothing Required: Ponchos, swimwear and a change of clothes,  plastic bag to carry wet clothes, towels. Footwear - closed footwear + slippers to change into after the trek/swim. 
Special Dietary Restrictions: Yes, if mentioned at time of booking only
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: Carry Sunglasses, body and face sunscreen, mosquito repellant, soothing insect balm, a hat and a bottle of water
Liabilities:
The villagers love their quietude & privacy, so please do not tag locations. 
Please listen to the Local Beat friend. And even if you are a pro swimmer, do not jump without a lifejacket. Thrills are plenty at this spot, and safety goes hand in hand. Leap off only from the pointed-out spots. We have checked the depth and know which spots are completely safe to jump from. Also do not venture into the forests on your own; tell your Local Beat friend and they will take you around. Please remember that you will be required to sign an indemnity form furnished by your host. 

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