5 Tour Guides In Goa That Need To Be On Your Speed Dial

Nupura posted on 04 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

So you think you have been to Goa enough times to have seen it all? We say NOT, because everyday we discover something new thanks to the fabulous tour guides in Goa. So we recommend that you definitely keep these guys on your speed dial for your next trip!

Soul Travelling

Soul Travelling is the labour of love of Varun & Ramchandra who quit their cushy jobs to make exploring Goa their only mission. From fun pub crawls in Panjim with history and information thrown in, to heritage walks in Mapusa, Vasco and other cities, which show you these places in a whole new light. You could either join one of their regular organised walks, or ask them to do a private exclusive one for you and your group.

Walk With History

Walk With History is another group started by local Goans comprising an engineer and a fashion designer. The duo are all about showing you Goa’s history that goes even beyond the Portuguese rule. So explore the Kadamba dynasty’s capital {in case you didn’t know they used to rule Goa way before the Portuguese ever got here} or other historic caves and sights that are from way back 10CE or even earlier.

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Shop 1, Nizmar Centre, Near EDC House, Atmaram Borkar Road, Panjim, Goa

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Assagaon Heritage Walks

Felly Gomes, who under his NGO Live Happy, does the Assagaon heritage walks and other activities in and around the village. Though only restricted to Assagaon, this is still a quaint village worth exploring for the rich history it provides. Plus, though not very well known until recently, this village is now quite a hotspot with loads of cafes and bars, not to mention the most grand and beautiful houses that have so much history to learn about.

Tootle App

The next best thing to do is get the Tootle App on your phone and get exploring. This app is now functional in Goa and connects you with a virtual or an in-person guide. The best part, all the guides here are locals who can show you the real Goa which most tourists miss. Plus you can check out different guide profiles and prices to see what suits you best to start discovering the state in a whole new light.

Uday Mandrekar of Chorao Island

Everyone knows that if you want to explore the island of Chorao, then calling Uday Mandrekar is a smart choice. Not to mention, the famous Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary which is on this island which this gentleman knows like the back of his hand. He is a private boatman who will take you deep into the mangroves and waterways of the island, and show you really interesting sights as well as birds and other animals. A simple man who has lived his whole life there, he has formidable knowledge that will leave you with you great memories.

He can be reached on +91 98225 83127.