GOA HERP TOUR   

Highlights

- Herping treks in search of vine snakes, pit vipers, cobras and more.

- bird watching

- wildlife safaris

- Relax in style and comfort at a luxury resort near the beach at the end of your trip.

 

 

REGULAR DEPARTURES IN JUNE - JULY - AUG & SEP

 

Depart for Goa

 

Day 1

Arrival and transfer to ecolodge locate at the base of the Western Ghats (90 minutes’ drive).

Rest for the day

Evening guided trail within the campus looking for frogs, snakes and caecilians.  The focus is to locate the Hump-nosed Pit Viper

Retire early; stay at ecolodge.

 

Day 2

Morning trail to the lateritic plateau to look for Saw-scaled vipers continuing on the forest trail for other species

Early dinner followed by walking trail around the campus continuing to the BMWLS

Stay at ecolodge.

Day 3

Morning trail in Mollem area of BMWLS

Evening trail in Tambdi Surla area continuing into night trail

Stay at ecolodge.

 

Day 4

Post breakfast transfer to Chorla Ghats (90 minutes’ drive )

Check in into a comfortable nature resort

Herping in the surrounding forest

Evening Herping in the plateau areas of the Mhadei wildlife Sanctuary

Stay in the Chorla Ghats - ecolodge

 

Day 5

Post breakfast the herping begins continuing till lunch

Evening walking trail

Early dinner followed by night trail for exploring the herpetofauna

Stay in the Chorla Ghats - ecolodge

 

Day 6

end of time in Mountains & Jungle - transfer to resort near beach to unwind.

& relax!

Beach hotel - B&B

Day 7

Relax 

Beach hotel - B&B

 

Day 8

Transfer to airport for flight home

Nature Walks

Relaxed walks for everyone who wish to spend time being at one with nature. River walks through forest rivers, Canopy Climbs up the tree tops and Days exploring the forests. Nature walk through the forests of the Western Ghats in Goa is an opportunity to witness the untamed wonders of nature at close quarters. Some of the snake species found here include hump nosed pit vipers, common kraits, king cobras, spectacled cobras, wolf snakes, keelbacks, shieldtails, vine snakes and more.

 

Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safaris in this region of Goa are an awesome opportunity to explore the wild side of Goa.   If luck is on your side, you may also spot a major carnivore like Leopard or Black Panther. Sloth Bears are also seen at times. Locals in the forest often report seeing a tiger as well. Walking safaris in the forests of the Western Ghats are a wonderful experience - as they rank as one of the 18 most biodiverse regions on the planet. You may also opt for additional walking trails to enjoy sights of butterflies, arthropods, birds, reptiles and other fauna. Climb on tree-top machans and watch towers to look at the forest from a bird’s eye view. Your patient wait atop a watch tower may yield you a sighting of a major mammal while they are busy quenching their thirst.

 

 

 

£779 per person sharing (single supplement on request)

 

 

Tour Includes

All transfers as per itinerary

Guiding for all days whilst at ecolodges

Breakfast, lunch & Dinners at eco lodges

rooms on a twin share basis (single supplement is on request)

Wildlife activities every day as per itinerary whilst at eco lodge 

Room on B&B basis at hotel near the beach for last 2 nights of trip

Goods & Service Tax 

Entry to wildlife sanctuaries as per itinerary

 

Excludes

International flights on request (typically around £550 per person in economy)

Tips

Visas for India

Anything not stated in the price includes section

***We reserve the right to amend itinerary arrangements due to weather, local conditions***

In addition, in the event of significant currency fluctuations we reserve the right to amend the itinerary accordingly - please ask for further clarification

 

"I love this little herping herping holiday, its a great introductory trip if you've never been on anything like this before. You will explore some of Goa's most beautiful scenery in search of its captivating wildlife. Then, at the end of the trip you can relax in style and comfort at a lovely boutique hotel set back from a great little beach - a perfect way to end the trip! Click on my photo or listen to what I have to say about the trip here: https://cl.ly/14003C0r2B0E

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