GoAvenues DMC Goa
Established more than 6 years ago, GoAvenues is the MICE Division of Travel Tours Group in Goa and India. This is which makes us financially solid and completely reliable. As a leading DMC, we realise that your clients are demanding and need answers today. That's why we place great emphasis on speed. Your emails are answered immediately and get our full attention. If you want to create an absolutely memorable event for your clients in India and Goa, just contact us and we will start working on it straight away after acknowledging your request. We, at GoAvenues, would be delighted to assist you with all your travel arrangements.
Short Bio Tyrone d'Souza - Goa
With an extensive professional experience spanning over 32 years aboard and India in the Travel and Hospitality Industry, I started GoAvenues in 2007.My company is a Destination Management company which primarily focused on the MICE segment. We specialize in all destination management services that include comprehensive group planning and travel services for conferences, events, large incentive & tailor-made groups, destination weddings, etc. During this time I have build strong relationship with key service providers including hotels across India. I have always been a passionate traveler, which has taken me around the Globe several times. We are now the MICE division of Travel Tours.
"Maria, I'd like to tell you how much I enjoyed my tours of north and south India with GoAvenues. During the planning phase, I appreciated your consistent attention to my many emails and questions. From the moment I arrived at the airport in India, the GoAvenues agents and drivers were on time and 100% dependable. I am still amazed at how perfectly the many connections with drivers, hotels and guides were executed, and I have told many of my friends here in the US what a remarkable feat Splendour accomplished. I also appreciated the fact that Splendor agents met and called me from time to time along the way to make sure everything was proceeding well. I enjoyed the company of my driver Kannan a great deal. He and I talked about many things during the trip, and he gave me a great deal of insight into Indian thinking and ideals.
The sights I saw on my India tours far exceeded my expectations. Of course everyone expects to be blown away by the Taj Mahal, and of course I was. But what I really wasn't ready for was the incredible beauty and workmanship of the temples and art in cities like Madurai and Tanjore. I've told many here in the US that we Americans marvel at the works of the ancient Egyptians, such as the pyramids and hieroglyphics, but what I found in south India equaled or exceeded the quality of those works. The fact is that Indian art is just less well known in our part of the world.
I would definitely consider taking another tour with Splendour, and in fact I'm already emailing them about setting one up. If your tour runs as smoothly as mine, you can look forward to a perfectly executed trip.
William H., United States
Sittis - Travel Company
Thank you for everything you did, and a special thanks to Mr. Lino, always available 100% to help us. It's great to have a partner like GoAvenues! For me this is to work with professionalism and great commitment. Congratulations for all your team. A big kiss and see you soon (I hope J).
Goa is a destination, which seems to combine Portuguese and Indian influences in equal measures. Here you can dine at the table set on the beach, whilst the water of the Arabian sea laps at your feet.
Goa is separated from India by moutains. Originally a hippy destination, it is now one of the most beautiful places in the world, with its spectacular white sandy beaches which stretch more than 75 miles along its coast, beautiful hotels, gorgeous house boats, river valleys, forested mountains, green paddy fields, wonderful food and a great life style.
Old Goa houses the old catholic monasteries, rococo and baroque churches and cathedrals, lovely local markets and colonial mansions. We also have nature reserves at Cotigao and Netravali.
We would love to assist you you with some incentive or group programs that will show you the best of Goa.
Program idea Goa
Goa is one of famous destinations and treat to incentive tours in India, Goa is located in the South West of India in the region of Konkan. Blessed with natural harbours is a charming place famous for its excellent beaches. The idyllic beaches, distinct culture, churches and grand mansions make Goa the favorite destination for Incentive holidays in India.The Beaches of Goa are one of the most popular reasons for tour to Goa – Goa beaches are divided into different zones-North Goa Beaches and South Goa Beaches. The most popular beaches in Goa are the Baga and the Anjuna Beaches where you can find the happening crowd and have fun at the shacks which provide fresh sea food and drinks. These parties could specially be organized for the travelers who takes tour to Goa to enjoy the time with complete carelessness and hassle free life from their busy lives and according to their special interests.
Arambol,Morjim,Chapora,Vagator,Anjuna,Baga,Calangute,Candolim,Sinquerim,Bambolim, Miramar,Dona Paula are among the major North Goa Beaches. Bogmalo, Majorda, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim, Mobor, Canaguinim, Agonda, Palolem are among the major South Goa Beaches. Tour to Goa also takes you to its numerous National Parks, amongst which Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is the renowned one. Some of the other famous Wildlife Sanctuaries in Goa are -Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary,Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahadevi Wildlife, Sanctuary, Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.The Pilar Monastery, Safa Masjid, Shree Damodar Temple, Shree Datta Mandir, Shree Manguesh Temple, St. Augustine Tower, The Church of Alex at Curtorim, The Church of Mae Deus at Saligao, The Church of Reis Mogos, The Church of St. Ana at Talaulim, Vagator, Vasco Da Gama, Viceroy's Arch are among the other major attractions in Goa. Incentive tour to Goa is the best one for whom they want the perfect tour with blens of modern and traditional flavour
The land of abundant Sunshine, Golden Sands & Blue Arabian Sea!!
One of the most popular beach destinations worldwide that's perfectly suited for pure leisure, and for those seeking adventure. It offers an exquisite mix of recreation amidst, perhaps a dream-like paradise. Making Goa unique are its idyllic beaches, blue skies, lush paddy fields, coconut plantations, picturesque villages dotted with white washed churches, beautiful temples, vibrant markets, excellent nightlife, choicest cuisine, and more...
•Goa is one of the smallest states on India's map, with a territory of 3,702 sq km.
•Panjim (also referred to as Panaji) is the state's capital.
•Variously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.
•Goa has a population of 1.344 million residents, making it India's fourth smallest States.
•Currency is Indian Rupees.
•Konkani is the local language; English is widely spoken.
Special welcome at the Airport
- Royal Greeting with welcome banner of the company
- Guide and Representative in T-shirts with company logo
- Meet & assist at Airport by GoAvenues Manager
- Goan Portuguese Brass Band Garlanding by the Hostresses
- Cold towels on arrival
- Transfers will be by A/C luxury vehicle
Special Welcome at the chosen hotel
- Special welcome at the hotel with aarti & tikka by hostesses
- Exclusive check-in counter in a reserved area
- Welcome non-alcoholic drink on arrival.
- Welcome letters will be placed in each room before group arrival.
- Use of resort recreational facilities
-Welcome kit (with company logo) for each couple (including pre stamped post cards & a map of Goa)
Enfield bullet motorcycles / Non geared bikes
AM, pickup from the hotel by air-conditioned coach and transfer to Panjim where you will be given a brief on the bike tour which will be as followsproceed to Old Goa and take a guided tour of 'Basilica of Bom Jesus' – the famous 16th century church. Basilica of Bom Jesus or Basilica of Good Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also visit Se Cathedral.
Thereafter, proceed towards the award winning Spice Plantation situated amidst lush green surroundings at Curti. A place for relaxation under the dense forest cover, an aroma of a variety of genuine spices coming from the trees grown around the farm, knowledgeable in house naturalists advising on various herbal plants and their medicinal properties. Thereafter, the guests will be treated to an authentic Goan Saraswat meal served in traditional Goan style on a banana leaf. Elephant ride at optional cost.
Later, drive along the calm River Mandovi into Panjim ~ the capital city of Goa. A tour of the city highlights, shopping at Indian stores, best bargain for silk scarves, local handicrafts, and much more.
Also visit Fontainhas – the Old Latin Quarters of Panjim. Its narrow and quaint tiled houses reflect the Portuguese influence, which is still felt here right from the architecture, language, cuisine and in the way-of-living. One of the lanes houses a souvenir shop 'Velha Goa', for azulejos, attractive Portuguese-style hand-painted tiles and ceramics
We can organize a series of beach games and fun activities like beach football, volleyball, softball cricket, sand castle competition, and several other sports activities which can eventually culminate in individual and team events to be played and won.
Exciting shopping trip to a local market followed by cooking demo on popular Indian & Goan cuisine.
In a land so rich in cultural heritage, it is but natural that Indian cuisine is multifarious, offering a delight to both the eye and palate. Its myriad flavors and cooking traditions find their roots in its historical influences. Until the advent of cook books, all cookery instructions were oral and practical and, whereas certain items like dals, flour and rice were measured, important flavoring ingredients (like spices and masalas) were added according to individual judgment. Learn the art of choosing the right ingredients and the method of preparation for some of the popular Indian dishes. The day begins with a short visit to the local market to shop for vegetables and meats. Each group will be given a budget within which to buy the necessary ingredients. Return to the hotel, followed by an interactive cooking demo with the culinary experts. The dishes prepared will be served during lunch.
Miles of white sandy beaches, perfect for sunbathing and water sports. The resort offers a host of activities including jet skiing, parasailing, boat rides etc.
Morning Yoga Session on the Beach
Sizzle on the Sand(A Day Excursion With Buffet Lunch & Drinks)
An ideal one-day trip for the sun worshipers to top up the tan whilst cruising through the Arabian Sea. Spot the most fascinating mammals- The Dolphins & swim in the cool, azure waters. Snorkeling equipment's is available for those who would like to say hello to the creatures of the sea. For others fishing rods are on hand to try your patience. This perfect day doing nothing but relax help you to unwind and you know that you are really on a HOLIDAY!
Team building events
Start with a Team building activity....
Team building activity is a great way for everyone to get to know each other and to elevate that spirit of togetherness that will be a favorite conversation topic for years to come. These activities can be scheduled any time during the day ... or night! Discuss the different possibilities with your group coordinator for fun activities such as Beach Olympics, a private snorkeling excursion, treasure hunt, cricket match, or workshop...just to name a few ideas.
Go-Karting - adventure sports in Goa
Go-Karting is surely catching up in India and is the latest craze in Goa. It is suitable for those that have a passion of driving in the fastest lane and requires no special training beforehand. There are two venues for go-karting in Goa, one each in the North & South.
Contrary to the fears of most people; go-Karting is quite safe and enjoyable as a lot is done to ensure absolute safety for the driver. The go-karts are non-geared and quickly mastered and the driver sits only a few inches above the ground. Loose clothing is discouraged and the driver has to compulsorily wear a helmet. The Go-Karting race tracks in Nuvem, situated towards north of Margao (South Goa) is very popular and is billed to be one of the best in the entire country. Infact the Nuvem track regularly holds the Goan leg for JK Tyre National Go Karting Championship. The long 482 m track is sure to give goose bumps to the driving addicts. A giant display board displays all the racing statistics to the racing buffs as well as the audience. Whether you are racing alone or with your friends the Go Karting arena is one of the best means to satiate the craving for driving.
Goa Chitra Museum and Organic Farm
Goa Chitra is an ethnographic museum with a backdrop of an organic farm that seeks not only to restore and preserve the traditional agrarian lifestyle of our ancestors but also to promote awareness and appreciation of the eco-friendly techniques practiced by our forefathers out of a deep sensitivity and concern for the environment. This project is recognized as an international product and has been the recipient of two International awards, one by Fundacao Orient scholarship 2009 (Portugal).
Dudhsagar Waterfalls & Adventures
A day especially for those, who enjoy an adrenaline rush of jungle adventure. Driving through remote villages and finally into the Bhagwan Mahavir wild life sanctuary to see the waterfalls. Also Know as the Dudhsagar (Ocean Of milk), it is the second highest waterfalls in India and the highest waterfall in Goa. At the foothills of the Western Ghats, aboard special safari vans (four wheels drive) that will drive you into the depths of the jungle abound with flora and fauna. This is a bird watchers' paradise!
As you go across this rough terrain, you will find quite a few streams to cross – an experience definitely not for those with chronic back trouble! The dense vegetation of the Wild life Sanctuary houses a variety of birds, small animals and monkeys, so keep a look out or you might miss something special.
After lunch while u continue your experience as you swim in the natural pool at the foot of the falls or laze in the sun, be sure to keep it safe or the monkeys will soon be found feasting away. You have been warned!
(An Overnight Excursion On Full Board Basis)
Take a drive of one hour fifteen minutes to a traditional Plantation wherein the knowledgeable guide will take you on a tour of spices and theirs uses in medicine and cooking. Have your lunch in traditional style prepared with the locally grown vegetables & spices, served on leaves using your fingers. After lunch, take a drive to the Bhagvan Mahavir wild life sanctuary, the location of "SHANTI" – she is a tiny hamlet constructed on primitive lines with huts, complete with private showers and WC. Once you have checked in at Shanti, take an elephant ride the way the royal kings did it. Ride the bullock cart to the Hillbillies Hamlet, to mingle and experience their lifestyle. After a scrumptious dinner around the crackling bonfire, a nature trail with fire torches "A la la Phantom style" into the mystery of the jungle. Next day, take a walk through the jungle and discover the Shanti waterfalls... learn to meditate the Indian way 'Yoga'. A scrumptious breakfast, proceed for a swim with elephants. An award wining trip .........living the jungle book way
Set Back in Time
A fascinating day out along an offbeat track, deep down Goa's hinterland through remote villages taking you back in time. See for yourself traditional Goan life styles and above all what life really means to a Goan. Travel through time and experience how people are caught in a time wrap. Treat yourselves to a haircut or a shave at the local barber; try you hand at weaving choir rope or shaping a clay pot at the local pottery before you return back to 21st century. See the locals along the coast build wooden boats with their bare hands with no sophisticated tools .The boats are held together with hand made choir ropes and sealed with cotton resin. Visits the village barber at the Village Square after making his daily round on house calls and watch the fishermen mend their nets at the river font. Move onto see subtle fingers of women in rustic village surroundings weaving unending length of choir rope made from coconut husk. Watch the local "Dhobi" (laundry man) at the nearby stream well or any other source of water doing his daily washing over a stone. He has been putting up miles and miles of clothes on the washing line over the years ... just like his ancestors. Visit the local brewery distilling "Feni" the true Goan spirit of life before you get to a secluded beach for a refreshing swim and a lunch.
(A Day Excursion With Buffet Lunch & Drinks)
Watch the local Goan bread " sannas" being steamed and cashew nuts being roasted while you have sumptuous lunch serving a selection of local specialties cooked with select local spices and served in traditional Goan utensils. Don't miss the local magic ... weaving of palms leaves used to cover roofs of local houses. After lunch it s time to experience for you the age-old mode of transport. Take off on a bullock cart ride and travel back in time... Finish off the day with a visit to the local pottery. Try your luck at the wheel of fortune and try your hand at shaping anything of your choice with a helping hand from the local potter. His deft hands have shaped thousands of earthen pots and his destiny too collect your FREE souvenir to remind of your steps back.
Themed Events ideas
Dinner at a Portuguese House in old Goa "Solar dos Colacos"
This mansion is at Ribandar on the left bank of the River Mandovi, mid- way between Old Goa and Panjim. It is built in baroque style with an imposing facade with a spectacular view of islands and the historical churches of Old Goa. It is, probably, the only Goan mansion that faces the river. Typical of the ambivalence of the times, Nazario Colaco II carved a sideboard of his dining room with scenes from the Ramayana. But this is counterbalanced by the strident Catholicism of the family's private chapel.
Theme Dinner - Barbecue under the Stars
Decor and Abmience
As the sun goes down in a glorious burst of colour that paints the Goan sky, a band begins to serenade guests, setting the scene for an evening beach barbecue with a twist. The drama and magic of the night is enhanced with flaming torches or mashaals that form a boundary around the barbecue area, heightening the sense of excitement and anticipation as the evening's activities commence.
Pirate's Theme with a suitable ambience created on the beach. All dressed up in costumes and the entertainment would also be in conformity to a pirate's evening. Along a stretch of the beach. Dine under a starlit sky on succulent lobsters, jumbo prawns and other local seafood delicacies. Guests may cook their own food on skewers over a campfire. Guests enjoy the festive atmosphere created by the exclusive beach setting with its gently swaying palms. Fresh seafood specialties, expertly prepared and cooked in a traditional Tandoor oven evoke the typical flavors of Goa, as the entertainment continues with breathtaking performances that display the centuries-old art of limbo-dancing and fire- eating.
Entertainment - One of Goa's top most band (5 members) on stage, DJ with power sound system , Stage, Dance Floor and Lights, Guitar Player, Bonfire and Fire eater etc. Set up at the hotel premises.
Carnival Theme Dinner at the Hotel
Entrance - Large entrance arches will be decorated with moss entwined with colorful foil sheets. Each arch will have a lantern hanging from the middle. Colorful wooden Carnival cutouts will be placed around the arches.
Venue - Colorful paper streamers will be hung above the function area at a height of about 10 ft. Cutouts of various Carnival designs will be placed around the Bar, Buffet and Function Area. Large arches will be distributed around the Function Area. Colorful balloons will be tied to the arches and trees within the function area. Helium balloons will be hung around the stage. Large cutouts will be artistically hung as the backdrop to the stage. Cutouts of musicians and dancers will decorate the front of the stage.
Ambient Lighting - Large lanterns on metal stands to be placed around the Bar and Buffet counters. Serial Lights will light up the entire function area. 500 watts halogens will be used to highlight the décor.
Live Acts - Potter, Basket Weaver, Flower Maker, Feni Maker
Entertainment - Brass Band with King Momo and the dancers, Limbo Dancer, Master of Ceremonies, One of Goa's best bands in attendance. Group of Dancers
Flow of Events
M.C. dressed in his Carnival outfit will welcome the guests and introduce the evening. Band will start the evening with some soft music. Carnival Troupe members will hand out Carnival Caps and Whistles to all the guests. After the initial one hour of music by the Band the Grand Carnival Parade begins. Brass Band leads the Parade followed by King Momo and his entourage of clowns and merrymakers. All the guests are invited to join the Parade which ends on the Dance Floor.
King Momo then declares the Carnival open to a fanfare of music.The Band then takes over for a one hour non stop session of pulsating dancing music.The duration of the Carnival Parade is approximately one hour. Total duration of the entire Carnival Theme is approximately three and a half hours. A complete three way Sound System as well as the Dance Lights for the stage ad Dance floor will be provided.
Nirvana Night at the hotel lawns
A chill out evening with soothing music and an ambience to match the nirvana theme. Low seating in pure white tents with flowing white curtains, hookahs and melodious fusion music with flute, percussion, DJ and performances by belly dancers.
Nirvana Night on the beach
Come and be one with the languid, ecstatic era of the Hippy culture from the mid-60s with a bright and colourful set up on the beach. Live Band to play heady music for the guests to lose themselves in, a DJ to weave a web of mesmerizing trance music just the way the hippies liked it.
Exciting performances by limbo dancers and much more to scintillate your senses. Each guest will be gifted a colourful beach shirt / sarong to complete the hippy theme. The set up will also include a mini hippy market with colourful stalls selling junk jewellery, handicrafts, bags, etc.
Goa comes alive at Carnival, and we'll give you a gala to wake up the dead! The gregarious King Momo sparking off the merriment with his troupe of merry makers. Dressed in gay vibrant costumes, masks and ribbons they stream through the party, infecting the crowd with the Carnival spirit and urging them to join in the brouhaha. A sprawling dance floor and a Brass Band to strum up some hip- swinging music that keeps the guests into the Carnival swing. Carnival gear provided to the guests, to ensure they feel the Carnival spirit, and remain a part of the ebullient festivities...
An ode to the Bollywood of India, this is a night that brings the best elements of Bollywood as you sway to the swinging numbers amidst bells and oil lamps embellishing the decor, pretty white flowers lacing the venue, typical temple seating arrangement with gaddis and bolsters. Marshals, torches and diyas adorn the venue exuding that typical Indian temple ambience, and a troupe of traditionally dressed Indian musicians playing lilting Indian classical music, providing a totally ethnic ambience where you encounter the exotic mysticism that exemplified India. The entertainment includes Bharatanatyam dancer, DJ, Master of Ceremonies, Indian Classical musicians and Bollywood dance performances on popular remix songs.
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More about GoAvenues
We have our own office in Goa, and have excellent supplier relationships. This makes our proposals exceptional, creative and exciting to you and your clients.
We are very experienced in every step of the way: from planning till operations, we will provide you with the necessary service to make you and your group feel comfortable and happy.
Apart from our office in Goa, we also have offices in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Cochin and Hyderabad. Our staff is very motivated to achieve the best programs for our clients. We work precisely, provide unique ideas and keep to the deadlines. We keep in close contact with you to ensure the best service possible.
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Travel facts Goa
|Language||Marathi, Konkani, Hindi, Portuguese and English|
|Local time||GMT (London) + 5.30hours|
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|Climate in Goa||Weather in Goa link|
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