• Goa: A Portuguese Paradise

EDVENTURE EXPLAINED

Why did we choose Goa?

Goa is the smallest and richest state of India whose GDP per capita stands at two and a half times that of our nation’s average. This credit cannot be attributed to Goa’s status as a popular international beach destination, but for the fact that it exports the largest volume of iron ore. Also, with the highest forest cover percentage as compared to any other Indian state, this green, scenic, erstwhile Portuguese colony with its own unique culture, traditions and cuisine is an important destination for students.

What does this journey offer?

Combined with all the sun and fun, a healthy amount of learning underlines this fascinating journey. Students will delve deeper into the history of this former Portuguese colony (a 450 year rule) and observe its lasting influence on Goa’s fascinating culture, architecture and food.

Core Lessons/
Inspiration:
  • Portuguese Past of Goa
  • Tourism Economics
  • Spice Trade and Sea Routes
  • Portuguese Influence on Goa

THINGS TO DO

GOA: A Portuguese Paradise

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VISIT
  • Spice Plantation
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Aguada Fort
  • Panjim City
  • Dona Paula Bay
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LEARN
  • Goa’s Colonial History
  • Portuguese Cultural Heritage
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ENJOY
  • Baga Beach
  • Spice Hunt
  • Sunset Cruise down the Mandovi River
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BE INSPIRED
  • Tourism Economics
  • Tropical Spice Plantation
  • Portuguese Architecture
  • Spice Route

ITINERARY

Day I: DELHI – GOA

  • Assemble at Delhi Airport
  • Fly from Delhi to Goa
  • Arrive at Dabolim Airport, Goa
  • Transfer to hotel by AC Deluxe Coach
  • Hotel Check In followed by Journey Orientation & Team Division
  • Time at leisure to enjoy at swimming pool or relaxing at nearby beach
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel

Day II: GOA

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Free time at Baga Beach
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Visit to Calangute Beach
  • Evening free for shopping at local market
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel

Day III: GOA

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Activities at the Resort
  • Visit to Spice Plantation
  • Lunch at Spice Plantation
  • Visit Old Goa
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel

Day IV: GOA

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Beach tour of North Goa- Vagator
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Visit to Fort Aguada & Sinquerium beach
  • Evening free for shopping at Panjim
  • Boat cruise on Mondovi River
  • Return back to hotel and dinner
  • Overnight at hotel

Day V: GOA- DELHI

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Work on Journey Output (Young Authors Program)
  • Closing ceremony – Certificate distribution
  • Check-out from the hotel followed by Lunch in the Hotel
  • Proceed to Dabolim Airport, Goa from Hotel
  • Board the flight for Delhi
  • Arrival in Delhi

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q  Who can attend this program?

    A  

    Any student of your school in the age group of 7-17years (Class II- XII) is welcome to join this program provided the child faces no serious medical conditions which may be difficult to address satisfactorily during the journey. Also, any adult who is not a member of the school staff or management is not allowed to join the school group.

  • Q  What are the requirements for the accompanying teachers for a student group?

    A  

    As teachers are the legally appointed guardians of the students for the entire course of the journey, it is advisable that the selected teacher/s are experienced and have the capacity to address issues related to student safety, well-being and behavior. Physical fitness and travel experience are added advantage as most programs are fast-paced and hectic.

  • Q  What is the recommended teacher: student ratio?

    A  

    The accepted industry practice is of 1 adult per 10 students (1:10).

  • Q  What about our students’ safety during the journey?

    A  

    Underpinning each EdTerra journey is the concern to address student safety at all levels. Being an ISO 9001: 2008 company, EdTerra complies with globally accepted standards for efficient processes, including rigorous safety standards.

  • Q  How can the parents stay in touch with their children during the journey?

    A  

    The accompanying EdTerra Journey Mentor provides daily updates on the EdTerra Facebook page (like us at edterraindia), along with photographs of the day’s activities for parents to keep a track of the journey progress. Parents are also provided with contact details of the hotels where students will be staying during the journey. The school may permit students to carry their mobiles or share the number of the lead teacher.

  • Q  Can students meet/visit/stay back with their relatives or friends?

    A  

    On account of student safety, EdTerra does not allow any child to meet/visit any relatives during the journey. For every EdTerra journey the rule is simple, you move out of your school/city as a group and you return as a group.

  • Q  What kind of food can we expect during our journey?

    A  

    EdTerra provides wholesome and hygienic food during the journey. An ample variety of local cuisine is provided as a part of the travel experience.

  • Q  What kind of clothing should students carry for the journey?

    A  

    Depending on the location and time/season of travel, EdTerra will provide an exhaustive to-pack list, enabling students to pack appropriately for the journey.

  • Q  Do you undertake overnight travel?

    A  

    Depending upon the program selected, distance from home city and duration of the program, overnight travel may be considered as an option for travel to/ from the destination.

  • Q  What is the minimum group size required to conduct a journey?

    A  

    EdTerra journeys operate on a minimum group size of 30 paying pax, and multiples thereof.

GALLERY

Goa: A Portuguese Paradise

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Brother L.D. Lobo
Principal, St. Columbas' School

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