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Goa Kayaking in Spike's River

Goa Kayaking in Spike
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 70.00
Spike's River (<span class='st'>Nerul River)<em> </em></span>is one of the most popular kayaking destinations in North Goa. Contact with wildlife, paddle into the famed mangroves, and also spot various types of kingfishers, osprey, sea eagles, red wattled lapwings, egrets, herons, cormorants and more. You will also see some strange formations and man-made structures as well as some historical churches and temples from the waterline.

Spice Tour and Home Cooked Goan Lunch on an Organic Plantation

Spice Tour and Home Cooked Goan Lunch on an Organic Plantation
Duration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 9.00
Experience Goa's traditional form of farming and discover a vast variety of spices, medicinal herbs and tropical fruits. Cinnamon, Pepper, Chillies and Nutmeg, tropical trees like Cashew, Coconut, Arecanut and Teak thrive all over this 100% organic plantation. On the informative walk around the plantation you will hear about various spices, medicinal plants and their uses. You will also gain insights into organic agriculture, bio gas production and cashew fenni distillation. At the end of the guided tour you have the opportunity to pick up some local products before relishing home-cooked Goan food.

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 Official Goa Airport Taxi Service

 

Official Goa Airport Taxi Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com recommends the official Goa Airport taxi service.

Using a taxi from the pre-paid booth reduces the chances of you being ripped off.

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Official Goa Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Goa Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (INR or Indian Rupee). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency.


  • Panaji city centre INR 350-475 with a travel time of 40 minutes
    Candolim INR 480 with a travel time of 60 minutes



 
Goa Taxi Payment: Cash only
Goa Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, Round up to next bill/large coin



Official Goa Airport Taxi Details

Goa Airport Taxi

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A pre-paid Goa Airport taxi booth is located directly outside the terminal.

 

Don’t give your pre-paid taxi voucher to the driver when you get into the car. It should only be handed over when you have arrived at the destination you specify (this reduced the liklihood of you being scammed (see below), as your driver will need the pre-paid voucher to be paid for the ride. 

 

We also offer a Goa Airport Private Transfer service with a private vehicle to all beach areas and beyond    .





Arrive or depart stress-free at the Goa Airport by pre-booking your private Goa Airport transfer.
See our Goa Airport private transfer options page for more information and pricing.


 Goa Airport Taxi Scams


Touts

Many scams are in operation at the Goa Airport and you are recommended to use a pre-paid taxi, rather than one of the hordes of taxi touts who will meet to try and swindle you with their ridiculous rates.

 

The Hotel Switch

In this scam, your taxi driver tells you that your does not exist, or it has closed, or it is full... or he simply cannot find it. He then suggests taking you to another hotel, or perhaps a travel agent to make another booking. It’s all fixed: the so-called travel agent and hotel are owned by his friends, and he gets a kickback. Be firm, and insist to be taken to the hotel you have chosen.

 

Pre-Paid Taxi False Sense of Security 

You might think that because you have a pre-paid taxi voucher that you are not at risk of being scammed, but this is not true. To avoid trickery such as the scam above, be sure to hold onto your pre-paid taxi voucher, and do NOT give it to the driver until you arrive at your hotel.

 

Tip: you are most likely to be scammed if it is revealed that it is your first trip to India and are tired. Even if you are are exhausted and overwhelmed upon arrival, do your best to freshen up, look alert and do not talk about it being your first trip to India.

 

Tip: it is a good idea to have the hotel name and address written down (and in Chinese, if possible). 




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Last Updated: 28 Dec 2016