Excursion of Sal's Backwaters

Join us for one of the most popular kayaking excursions of Sal Backwaters in Goa.

This popular and celebrated excursion on flat dammed up waters takes you on a winding journey through narrow waterways deep in the mangroves, sighting different birds, fish, otters and exotic local plants like cashew, bamboo, and mango, on the waters. Red and white lotus and loads of migratory birds make this a must-do trip for all ages of visitors to Goa.

Meet up at Leisure Vacations Goa By The Sal near Dongrim Nuvem in Goa and, after an introduction to other guests, your tour guides and assistants will start with a briefing on the river, the flora and fauna. It is important for you to know how to use and handle the kayak properly as well as what to see and what look out for during the trip.

As you slowly and silently weave your way along the narrow waterway, spot hundreds of birds at hand-shaking distance! 4 types of kingfishers, 3 different cormorants, lapwings, pin-tailed ducks, pheasants, purple water fowl, white, purple and grey herons, egrets, black headed ibis and many more among more than 40 different types which live here. If you are lucky you will see the shy otters frolicking and feeding in the mornings and late evenings.

Silently glide into the lotus ponds of our Gods and ancestors! This is one unforgettable experience and the feeling is hard to describe! For a part of the trip, you will even be kayaking in the tall grasses/scrub.

Slowly glide under the overhangs of mango, cashew, bamboo and the overpowering mangroves, teeming with birdlife on all sides. Stop in the shade of a mango grove to relax, rest and enjoy some snacks, and then continue kayaking until you reach the bridge.


* Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

* Romantic experience, perfect for couples

* See native wildlife in their natural environment

* All necessary equipment included

* Small-group tour

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Languages spoken: English
Included in price: * Bottled water * Local guide * Use of kayaks, paddles, life vests, leashes and other necessary equipment * Fruit Juice
Not Included in price: * Hotel pickup and drop-off * Food and drinks
Additional Information: * For an experience to take place, there must be a minimum of two individual bookings or one couple booking. * Minimum age is 10 years * Adult pricing applies to all travelers * Not recommended for pregnant women or participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions * All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking * All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking
Refund policy : Upon cancellation, the funds shall be returned digitally to the user within 5 working days of initiating request.
Cancellations : 1. Cancellations made 30 days before the experience date shall be refunded by 100% 2. Cancellations made 7-30 days before experience date shall be refunded by 75%. 3. Cancellations made under 7 days before experience date shall not be refunded.