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Our Tours

All Tours are Customizable

Old Capital


3 Hours

  • Lunch (not included)
  • Transport (as add-on)
  • Pick-Up (please provide location)

Heritage Walk


3 to 4 Hours

  • Lunch (not included)
  • Transport (as add-on)
  • Pick-Up (please provide location)

Step back in time


5 to 6 Hours

  • Lunch Organized (Only on prior booking)
  • Transport (as add-on)
  • Pick-Up (please provide location)

Glimpses of Goa


6 to 8

  • Lunch: Provided (at plantation)
  • Transport (as add-on)
  • Pick-Up (please provide location)


notes from our happy visitors

Just a few lines from the North to thank you Mario for a very nice guidance while we were in Goa recently. We really enjoyed your knowledge and everything we saw. It was very interesting and a good end of a very giving trip to India.

We hope to come back one day and see much more.

Lis and ChristoferSweden

Thank you very much for taking such good care of us Mario! You were at the same time so professional and so kind it made our holiday unforgettable. Best regards to your wife.

Nayla and Henry and MarieParis

Thanks for a great experience today Mario! We're looking forward to another great day of touring your wonderful region!

Dr. Anthony RostainUSA

It is so so incredible you wrote just now Mario. Not because we did spend a wonderful family holiday in Goa in Feb and of course remembered you and the many things you did teach us...:-) also because we decided to settle in Goa with a project: start a place of retreat, a 18 to 20 room hotel. Surprised?

Dr. Sandra BartuSwitzerland

Mario gave us an amazing experience of Goa, full of modern and historical details. He was always smiling, always knowledgeable and had great ideas on things for us to see and to experience. I would recommend him to anyone I know coming to Goa.

John P.California

Thanks for your superb work here in Goa Mario.
I just send an email. World be pleased when you send me your phone number and address.

Beste GrüßeLinz, Austria

Mario was a fantastic tour guide. We had a full day packed in with a lot of sites to see, and provided us with very clear historical information for every site. Not only that, but Mario goes above and beyond to ensure that the customer has a good time and has their needs provided for, with appropriate stops of food and water and times to rest and enjoy the sites! From historic forts to famous churches, so riding elephants, our day was packed with so many fun things and so many memories made! If I ever came back to Goa, I would definitely go with Mario again as a tour guide!

Marie CuddCalifornia USA

To whom it may concern: Greetings! My name is Flor Gonzalez and I am from the state of New Hampshire, U.S.A. I would like to highly recommend Mario Monteiro as a tour guide to the Goa region of India. From the moment my touring group was picked up at the airport we were treated to very warm, courteous and professional service. His exhaustive knowledge of the history, places, events and customs made our stay in lovely Goa all that much more pleasant. He was able to answer all questions or concerns whenever they came up.
We always felt safe and secure due to his intimate familiarity with Goa, it's beaches, gift shops and interesting historical landmarks. He had great rapport with all the local businesses, shop owners and those that ran the places of interest we visited.
Again, in closing his cheerful, friendly demeanor and professionalism is why I would highly recommend Mario Monteiro to any tourists or visitors interested in visiting Goa.
sincerely, Flor Gonzalez of Swanzey, NH U.S.A.

Flor GonzalezNew Hampshire

Mario I want to thank you for all of your hospitality during our stopover in Goa. You are very accommodating and knowledgable of the area. Thank you for ensuring our time in Goa was enjoyable.
Mario I know this is overkill but I want to thank you again for taking care of all the arrangements while we were in Goa. Also, for putting us in touch with Vijay and his group that has made a world of difference for our trip I don't know what our trip would've been like had we not had you two guiding us through this country thank you.
John & Annie Gibson

John GibsonUSA

Dear Mario,
Thank you for your excellent and passionate tour.
We will keep you informed about our referring activities.

Andrea + Guenther

Gunther LoescherKoblach Austria


Mario is truly an amazing tour guide. He’s super organized, knowledgable, friendly, fun, and extremely helpful. My wife and I were very grateful to have him as our tour guide.

During our time in Goa, he arranged our transportation to and from the airport (and the driver was on time, kind, and safe), helped us set a fun itinerary, and was always responsive through email and text.

He helped us maximize our time by listening to what we wanted to do and pairing that with what the region had to offer, always taking our ideas into consideration and building on them or providing great alternatives if needed.

His tours are packed with interesting history about the culture, the food, the people, and everything in between. And a huge bonus is that Mario is not pushy at all. We experienced some pushy tour guides who sped through awesome sights to push us into buying souvenirs from local craftsmen, but Mario never once pushed us toward that. He genuinely just wanted us to have a great time in his country and he showed amazing, family-like hospitality through and through.

AND! Even before and after we left Goa (while we were continuing our travels in India, he helped us by reaching out to his network of tour guides to get recommendations for things to do all over the country. He was even consistently checking in on us and his tour guide friend to make sure we stayed safe during a small government shut down in the Himalayas.

I highly recommend Mario if you are anywhere near Goa!

-Jill and Walt

Jill And Walt RobinsonCalifornia

TESTIMONIAL for Mario Monteiro – guide, Goa, India
Our 6 days trip in Goa , in November 2017, was very pleasant and comfortable, mostly because we benefited of the priceless help on behalf of our local guide, Mario Monteiro.
All our experiences in Goa, visiting hidden areas , tasting local meals in charming recommended restaurants , discovering continously unexpected corners,
the most interesting attractions, were exquisite ; and that was because of Mario - he led us everywhere, with a very well driven initiative, he arranged the whole schedule
for us in a great professional way. At all times he gave us the necessary information , helping us to picture the history, life and the special people of Goa - and all these in A VERY
GOOD ENGLISH! I'm not kidding - he is a rare pearl!
He was also very patient with us, helping us with all our little caprices - to buy a special souvenir, to set an additional programm with some amazing private exhibitions, etc.
He is such a trustworthy person, that we intent to recommend him to our young children, in their trip in Southern India later this year. Thank you, Mario !
Marina and Dan Gramada, Bucharest, Romania

Marina and Dan GramadaBucharest, Romania

Many thanks, Mario, for taking such a great care of us and providing us with so many interesting and useful insights on the history, life, and places of interest at Goa during those two tours that we booked from you. We very much enjoyed your highly knowledgeable, professional guidance and every single destination that we visited. Looking forward to relying on your services again on the next visit to Goa.

Marko Saarinen, Helsinki, Finland

Marko SaarinenHelsinki, Finland

“First thing I noticed is how well Mario spoke English- it was just pleasant to listen to him talk. I always have tons of questions and I loved how Mario was really able to answer them starting from history, religion, social issues- he just seemed to know about everything. I went him with on the northern forts/beach tour”

All the best,


Isabel LaczkovichStuttgart, Germany

Fab memories. You are amazing Mario. A first class Tour, thank you for your knowledge and your patience. We look forward to seeing you again. Mandy

Mandy Monks RobertsUnited Kingdom

My wife and I just returned from a four-day trip to Goa, and consider ourselves fortunate that Mario was available to provide tours of Old Goa, Panjim, Hindu temples, and a spice plantation, all of which we thoroughly enjoyed. Mario was a great guide, is very knowledgeable, and was a pleasure to spend time with. Although he was available for two of the four days we were there, he was very helpful with plans beyond the tours, such as arranging for a driver to and from the airport (dependable, punctual, and safe), and when he learned we were interested in spending a day at the beach, was able to recommend a good beach, arranged for the same driver to take us there, and reserved a beach front table at a good seafood restaurant for us. We feel that he did as much as he could to ensure that we had a good experience in Goa. All in all, we felt that we were in good hands with Mario, and if we ever make it back to Goa, I would be glad spend more time with him exploring the sites of this region.

Brad BauerAbu Dhabi, UAE

Mario had suggested a schedule that perfectly fitted our needs and his explanations were very interesting and helpful to understand Goa better. He also told and showed us many things that I didn't find back in my travel guides. True insider information!
We as a group also had many questions which Mario could always answer in a clear manner.

After reaching our accommodation at the end of the tour we could just only say that we had a truly great day, thanks to Mario!

I therefore highly recommend Mario as a tour guide.

Reiner Van AlphenErfurt Germany

We have just returned from a very enjoyable fortnight in Goa and the highlight of our trip was the 'Glimpses of Goa' sight-seeing tour with Mario of Exotic Goa Excursions as a guide. We explored Old and New Goa, went to the Latin Quarter, saw inside the magnificent Portuguese churches, visited a Temple and had lunch at a spice farm. Mario's depth of knowledge is impressive and his English perfect. He is also very good company. So thank you Mario for bringing the history and culture of Goa to life for us in such a vivid and interesting way.

Sandra HarleyNottingham

We had the benefit of having Mario as our guide for two days in March 2019 as part of our trip on the Deccan Odyssey train--the first day in Goa and the next day in Sawantwadi. He did a superb job of leading us through both, providing both the history, the geography, the social and cultural context, and taking us to a few of those fascinating, puzzling quirky places that are really memorable. As noted in the other testimonials, there is no issue with his English. He takes note of the backgrounds and interests of the people he is touring and tailors the tour, to the extent possible, to focus on your interests.

Carol Ann & Karl BarnickolSaint Louis, Missouri, USA

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