Back-to-nature holidays in Goa

Updated on Nov 29, 2023 by Clarabel Jones

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If you're a fan of all things wild and wonderful, you'll love Goa. Read on to find out how you can get back in touch with Mother Nature on your Goa holiday...

Sometimes you need to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and recharge your batteries in the arms of Mother Nature. Fortunately, Goa's jungles, waterfalls and vibrant wildlife are the perfect place to do just that.

Here's our guide to planning the relaxing back-to-nature Goa holiday you've been dreaming about:

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Nilaya Hermitage, North Goa

Hidden away on a hillside in the Goan jungle, Nilaya Hermitage is a tranquil retreat surrounded by the natural world.

With only 13 suites scattered throughout the hotel, you can rest assured you'll get plenty of peace and quiet at this intimate hideaway. All the suites have been named and decorated after the natural elements; from the vibrant reds and oranges of the Sun Suite to the soft natural shades in the Earth Suite.

Fill your days at Nilaya by relaxing by the pool, taking yoga classes or enjoying age-old Indian treatments at the Ayurvedic spa.

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Wildernest, Chorla

Hidden away in the Sahyadri valley amid thick expanses of forest and overlooking the Vazra Falls, the pre-bookable Wildernest excursion is a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of Goa's coastal areas.

Stay for one or two nights and witness a star-studded sky unaffected by light pollution. During the day, when you're not lounging by the pool, you can take part in various treks, wildlife talks and bird-watching trails that will bring you closer to the fascinating biodiversity that surrounds you.

The eco-cottages all come with a choice of forest or valley views, providing you with a calming place to rest your head each night.

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Get out and explore...

Waterfalls & Spice

Take a day off from your hotel pool and join our Waterfalls & Spice day excursion. Introducing you to two of Goa's key attractions, the stunning Dudhsgar Waterfalls and an aromatic spice plantation, it's a great way to learn about the nature around you.

After a hearty breakfast, you'll hike to the foot of the waterfall and take a dip in the refreshing natural water. Lunch will be eaten at the spice plantation, where you'll be treated to a tour of the garden and its spices. Discover nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon and pepper, plus fresh fruits such as bananas and pineapples.

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Birdwatching in Goa

Home to over 450 species of bird, Goa is popular with birdwatchers from all over the world. See the fascinating range of species for yourself on one of our birdwatching tours in North Goa and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Look out for Indian Robins, Racket-Trailed Drongos, Orange Minivets and more — and even the rare Malabar Trogon if you're lucky!

Your guide will provide binoculars for you if you don't have your own, plus the books you'll need to identify birds during your tour.

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We hope we've inspired your next nature holiday! Browse our full selection of Goa holidays here >>


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