Guided tour

Divar Island: Local Goan Village Tour with Traditional Lunch

Activity provider: Make It Happen

Divar Island: Local Goan Village Tour with Traditional Lunch

Activity provider: Make It Happen

From US$ 41.02 per person

Catch a ferry with your local guide to a quaint island village in India's Goa region. Experience the area's rich cultural heritage from fine baroque churches and ancient temples to holy sites and traditional Goan homes.

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Duration 4 hours
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Limited to 15 participants


  • Enjoy a delicious Goan lunch served in a traditional Portuguese house
  • Visit ancient temple sites and baroque churches
  • Learn about the island's unique history that has resulted in a multicultural way of life today
Full description
Go on a tour of Divar Island and discover the mix of paddy fields, ancient temples, pretty churches, Indo-Portuguese houses, and winding roads that speak to the region's complex history. As you disembark the ferry, meet locals sitting with their fishing rods cast in the Mandovi River and learn about the methods they use to snare a catch.  Then follow your local guide into the village, appreciating the rainbow of colorful houses lining the streets. Learn how the Portuguese occupation of the area shaped the village for centuries to come. Check out the 16th century St. Mathias Church, the quaint Our Lady of Candelaria Chapel, and the ancient Saptakoteshwar Temple. Stop into a traditional Goan bakery to see how the local bread is baked and snag a few recipes from the chef. After touring the village, fill up on a delicious lunch in a traditional Portuguese house. At the end of the tour, head up into the island hills and stop for a magnificent view of the Old Churches of Goa and the river below before taking a ferry back to the mainland.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Vehicle from the Divar side of the ferry
  • Traditional Goan lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal expenses
  • Insurance

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Meeting point

Meet at the ferry dock opposite Rivar Isle Restaurant.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • You must remove your shoes in temples and places of worship
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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This tour exceeded all expectations. Competent guide with very well-founded knowledge. Great tour not only over the island, but also through the history of Goa. And finally, a fantastic meal with a very educated lady.

January 20, 2020

fantastic ! my guide was amazing with little care! I had a great time . I would even be ready to redo ♥ ️ Divar Island is a place to preserve, far from noise and the city .. a real haven of peace on Goa

February 18, 2020

Product ID: 293065