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Sal Backwaters Kayaking Trip in Goa
Margao, Goa, India
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Rs. 3,600
Goa Kayaking
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Per Person
Rs. 3,600
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  • Duration in Days
  • 18
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    Group Size
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  • Trip introduction

    Witness the incredible beauty of rich mangroves along the Sal River on this 2-hr kayaking adventure in Goa. A relaxed and soulful experience from start to end, this kayaking trip takes you through the backwaters of the Sal River, past marshy fields dotted with divine lotuses and thickets of mangroves with exotic birds. Keep your cameras at the ready to snap pictures of colourful birds, from kingfishers and cormorants to pin-tailed ducks and purple water fowls. An experienced tour guide will accompany you, so you'll always know how to paddle, where to go and what to see.

    Please note that a minimum of 2 travellers are required to book for this trip to be functional.


    Kayaking in the backwaters of the Sal River offers you the chance to experience Goa with an off-beat and enriching perspective. Surrounded by layers and layers of natural delights, the Sal River opens up from Margao and twists across small fishing villages with Portuguese houses before draining into the Arabian Sea. The marshy grasslands, dense jungles of bamboo and thick mangroves make the river a great kayaking attraction. Easy to access and packed with scenic views, kayaking in the Sal River offers an enriching adventure to travellers of all ages and experience.

    Destination highlights

    • Witness the natural delights of the Sal River with a kayaking trip.
    • Spot a variety of local and exotic species of birds.
    • Learn to navigate your kayaks and paddle on the Sal River.
    • Get scenic views of the Sal River and the surrounding mangroves.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the tour guide during the Sal backwaters kayaking trip in Goa.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before the scheduled date of the Sal backwaters kayaking trip in Goa: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 30 days before the scheduled date of the Sal backwaters kayaking trip in Goa: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Please note that minimum 2 pax is required to book this trip.

    The Sal backwaters kayaking trip in Goa is operational with three time slots during the day: 8:30-11:00 hrs, 11:00-13:30 hrs 15:30-17:00 hrs. These timings may differ according to weather conditions, tide levels and traveller convenience.

    Please note that washroom and changing room facilities are not available at the start and end points of the kayaking trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to ensure maximum safety for travellers as well as staff

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick-up for the Sal backwaters kayaking trip in Goa.
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    Drop off point
    There is no drop-off for the Sal backwaters kayaking trip in Goa.
    Mode of transport
    Start point
    Kareem's, Margao
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    End point
    Time of departure
    08:30 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Nature of kayaking trip
    River kaya
    Non-swimmers allowed
    Estimated kayaking time
    2-2.5 hrs
    Weight limit
    90 kgs
    Type of kayak
    Sit on top kayaks
    Kayak capacity
  • Go Kayaking in Goa!

    Meet your tour guide at a designated location near the Sal River. Here, you'll have a quick briefing on how to use the paddles and navigate the kayaks. Soon, you'll wear a life jacket and start paddling in the Sal River, following the tour guide and making your way through the backwaters. Paddle at a relaxed pace and explore hidden corners, inlets and coves in the dense mangroves. You'll spot a variety of migratory birds and get gorgeous views of the Sal River. After stopping for some snacks, you'll paddle back to the designated location. Your trip ends here.
    /Sal Backwaters Kayaking Margao Goa Adventure Travel The Great Next Get gorgeous views of the nature-rich Sal River.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    End point
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Total Kayaking time
    2-2.5 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

    • One kayaking session in the Sal River backwaters
    • All equipment required for kayaking: sit on top kayaks, paddles, life jackets etc.
    • Services of an experienced tour leader and support staff
    • Snacks, fruits and bottled water
    • All applicable taxes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and start/end point
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as meals, beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Quick dry t-shirts/shirts and shorts
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Waterproof sandals or slippers
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Heavy shoes

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All equipment required for kayaking: sit on top kayaks, paddles, life jackets etc.
    • Snacks
      You need to get
    • Daypack
    • Towel and napkins
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat/cap
    • Sun-screen lotion
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Camera

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Go Kayaking in Goa!

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    You'll be served some snacks and fresh fruits during a rest stop while kayaking. The Sal backwaters kayaking trip in Goa begins and ends at the same designated point: the Kareem's, off NH-66 near the Sal River.


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