While Goa has quite successfully established itself as the capital of getting drunk and passing out, it’s also a quiet haven for adventure lovers from around the world. If you’re bored by the usual Goa stuff and rather in the mood to get that adrenaline pumping, here’re some adventure activities you can indulge in on your vacation.

OffTrail Adventures

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Based in Santa Cruz, OffTrail regularly organises adventure excursions from Goa across a variety of adventure sports, including rappelling, cycling, trekking, rock climbing etc. This is a good place to meet fellow rock climbers, or just adventure enthusiasts in general, and exchange the tips of the trade.

Adventure Breaks

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Adventure breaks also offers packages across adventure sports; if kayaking, sailing or climbing your time in Goa away is what you’re looking for in a holiday, you might want to check their packages out.

They even have a tower run coming up this February {yup it’s a thing}, involving racing up and down a few buildings. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, go for their crocodile spotting kayak package.

Vaayu

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Vaayu offers classes in sailing, wakeboarding, kitesurfing and a bunch of sea-related sports, along with plenty of accommodation for you to interact with fellow adventure lovers from around the world. They also organize quite a few excursions in and around Goa; check their website for more information.

Southern River Adventures And Sports

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Endorsed and in collaboration with the Goa tourism board, they offer white-water rafting courses with helpful trainers and reliable safety protocols. You’d be making your way through the Mahdei Wildlife Sanctuary; a beautiful expanse in the Western Ghats dotted by beautiful waterfalls and diverse flora.

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