India, Land of Beauty & Diversity

Goa

January 5 - 10, 2021

Join us for an unfolding journey from the idyllic, palm-fringed coast of Goa, with its golden beaches and warm Arabian Sea, to the deserts of history-steeped Rajasthan, one of the most colourful and exotic areas of India. 

You can tailor your Goa  journey daily, choosing:

SHOPPING

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

BEACH TIME

EXPLORING

PLANNED EXCURSIONS

Whatever you choose, we  will guide you to the best places to shop, eat, sun and swim. Everything is included, there are no extra charges for classes or excursions.

 

For interested participants, photographic sessions with Jean Fogelberg
Travel Photography & Post Processing

Class Schedule in Goa

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am - Buffet Breakfast with entire group

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - iPhone Photography session

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am -Digital Photography session

  • 12:00 am - 1:00 pm - Photoshop CC® session

  • 1:00 pm - Lunch Buffet with entire group

 

Afternoons will primarily be free for shopping, photography, organized group activities, Ayurvedic treatments, yoga classes, massages, shopping, beach-time or whatever individuals choose to do. And on some days we will adjust the hours to fit the group activity.

Evenings are free. Often our groups choose to eat dinner together but there is never any obligation. Just know that we will have scouted out the best restaurants ahead of time; well-fed adventurers are happy adventurers!

 

Our primary objective on this journey to India will be to experience this amazing and exotic land, her ancient culture and people. Nothing is mandatory, but we do ask that you arrive on time for workshops, excursions or meals that you do plan to attend.

Daily Yoga Classes and Ayurvedic treatments are available at Bhakti Kutir.

If you plan on arriving in Goa a few days early please let us know as soon as possible as the hotel is usually fully booked.

 

Goa Schedule

 

DAY 1

Tuesday, January 5th

Arrival and settling in. No breakfast or lunch included today. We will have an evening meeting/orientation if everyone has arrived at a reasonable time. We can then plan a group dinner together, and those who arrived later may choose to make an early night of it. 

Dining

Chascaa - lovely spot set up on the rocks, perfect for watching the sunset over the Arabian Sea. A favourite of Heaven & Earth. 

DAY 2

Wednesday, January 6th

 

Early breakfast buffet at Bhakti Kutir before trip to North Goa.

 

Today we take an excursion to the legendary Anjuna Flea Market, (about a two and a half drive), then arrive back late that evening. It is a very full day, but a shopper's and photographer'paradise, with clothing, fabric, shawls, jewellery,

leather goods, purses, shoes, crystals, carvings and rugs. 

Leave some room in your suitcase!

 

You will pay for your own lunch and dinner today.

 

Dining

Goa's Ark - A gem of a restaurant in Anjuna.

 

DAY 3

Thursday, January 7th

Breakfast, sessions, lunch.

Afternoon trip to the lagoon at the far end of Palolem Beach to shoot the many different kinds of birds to be found there. We have a wonderful boatman (Lucky is his name!), who knows where the shy Kingfishers can be found and how to bring the sea eagles and other raptors close to the boat for photographs.

Dining

Sea Touch - Another of our favourites, and the gracious owner, Suresh, always sets a table up right on the beach for us.

 

DAY 4

Friday, January 8th

Breakfast, sessions, snack.

Galgibaga Beach Boat Trip and buffet picnic at Surya's Beach Cafe

We may be too full from our long, late lunch tonight to want a big dinner, but Bhakti Kutir Restaurant has some great lighter meals.

DAY 5

Saturday, January 9th

Breakfast, sessions, lunch.

Free afternoon for last minute shopping, beach-time or massages.

 

Dining

La La Land has a lovely outdoor dining area within a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

 

DAY 6

Sunday, January 10th


Package #1 participants leave Goa for home or parts unknown.

Package #2 participants fly to Delhi.

Package #3 participants leave Goa together and board a plane for Delhi.

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