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Sightseeing in Goa just got taken to the next level with HOHO Goa (Hop On Hop Off, a bus tour service that was started by the GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corporation) and has become popular thanks to the novelty buses. The HOHO Goa Bus Sightseeing Tour is unique and gives you a little more freedom than the regular tours do. These tours are well paced and you don’t get rushed. You have enough time to look around, take pictures, soak in the sights and sounds of your surroundings.

One can’t leave Goa without a bit of sightseeing and a holiday can get quite hectic especially if it is your first time. With the HOHO Goa tour services you can plan your sightseeing at a leisurely pace and convenience. This tour is relaxed and slow paced. You even have an option of a two-day pass on selected tours.

There are three different tours to choose from that cover over 17 places.

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Tour 1  - Blue Line (North Goa) (300 INR per pax)

  • Mall de Goa - Porvorim - Interchange Point
  • Mae de Deus Church - Saligao
  • St. Alex Church - Calangute
  • Baga Beach
  • Calangute Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Sinquerim Beach
  • Fort Aguada - Sinquerim

You will return to Mall de Goa in Porvorim once you have been to all these places.


Tour 2 : Green Line (South Central Goa) (Panjim and Old Goa) (300 INR per pax)

Starting and Ending Point: - Paryatan Bhavan

  • Basilica of Bom Jesus - Old Goa
  • River Cruise Point - Panjim
  • Casino Point - Panjim
  • Panjim Market - Panjim
  • Bhagwan Mahavir Bal Vihar Garden - Campal
  • Kala Academy - Campal
  • Goa Science Center and Planetarium - Miramar
  • Miramar Beach - Interchange Point
  • Dona Paula Beach

Tour 3 : North Goa and Central South Goa (500 INR per pax) (2 Day Pass)

Places covered in Central South

  • St. Catharine’s Chapel - Old Goa
  • ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) Museum - Old Goa
  • Sé Cathedral - Old Goa
  • Arch of the Viceroy - Old Goa
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus - Old Goa
  • St. Augustine’s Tower - Old Goa
  • Ribandar Patto Circle - Interchange Point

Places covered in Panjim City

  • Enroute - Panjim Kadamba Circle
  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church - Panjim
  • The Patriarchal Palace or Archbishop’s Palace - Altinho
  • Goa Science Center and Planetarium - Miramar
  • Dona Paula
  • Kala Academy
  • Bhagwan Mahavir Bal Vihar Garden - Campal
  • Panjim Municipal Market - Panjim
  • Casino Point - Panjim
  • Ribandar Patto Circle - Panjim
  • Goa State Museum - Panjim
  • Ribandar Patto Circle - Interchange Point 

Places covered in North Goa

  • Mall De Goa - Porvorim - Interchange Point
  • Mae de Deus Church - Saligao
  • St. Alex Church - Calangute
  • Baga Beach
  • Calangute Beach
  • Candolim Beach
  • Sinquerim Beach
  • Fort Aguada - Sinquerim
  • Back to Porvorim - Interchange Point
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You will change your bus from the Double Decker to a Single Deck bus at the “Interchange Point” and back to the Double Decker bus once you return.
Places of Interest (Brief Description) :

  • Mall de Goa in Porvorim is Goa’s second mall and the largest mall. It was opened in 2016. It has more than 82 stores, a food court, INOX and family entertainment zones.
  • Mae de Deus Church in Saligao is better known by Saligao Church. The foundation stone of this opulent church was laid in 1867 and the church was inaugurated in 1873. This is Goa’s finest examples of Gothic Architecture. The church is lit up at night and looks marvelous.
  • St. Alex Church in Calangute was originally built in 1576 by St. Francis and it was a chapel. The structure we see today was built in 1741. The main dome was designed keeping St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome in mind. This magnificent church has seven altars.
  • Baga Beach is known as the Queen of Goan beaches and is famous for its water sports, banana boat ride and dolphin trips. The Baga creek connects to Arpora. This beach is one of the North beaches of what is known as “The belt”. The Belt connects Baga to Calangute, Candolim and Sinquerim. The four most famous beaches of Goa.
  • Calangute Beach is the largest beach on the belt. This beach is also famous for its water sports but the waters are too dangerous to swim in. This area is one of the most crowded places from November to Mid May.
  • Candolim Beach merges with Sinquerim Beach which is the last beach on the belt. This beach is slightly less crowded than Baga and Calangute. There are water sports one can experience and the waters here are a little safer than Calangute and Baga.
  • Sinquerim Beach is the last beach on the belt and this is where Fort Aguada begins. This is one of the least crowded beaches on the Northern belt. There are water sports activities and a food shacks around the place.
  • Fort Aguada proudly perched on the Sinquerim Hill was built in 1612 by the Portuguese to ward off the Dutch and Maratha invaders. The fort used to have a spring where ships would stop to get water hence the name “Aguada” which means “watery” in Portuguese. There is a lighthouse in the fort that was used to guide ships however there is a modern lighthouse just beside the fort.
  • River Cruise Point at the end of Panjim is a place where tourists can buy tickets for the sunset cruises and other evening cruises and enjoy the sights of Panjim on one Side of the Mandovi River, and Betim, and Reis Magos on the other side.
  • Casino Point is now where Captain of Ports used to be. This is where people can embark on evening of indulgence on the floating casinos.
  • Panjim Municipal Market has been a major landmark since time immemorial. It used to be a small structure which has been modernised a few years ago. This is a one stop shopping place where you can find everything from home appliances, fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, spices, clothes and much more.
  • Bhagwan Mahavir Bal Vihar Garden better known as Campal Park was established during the Portuguese times. It used to be a picnic spot for families and school children.
  • Kala Academy is the music school of Goa and was established in 1970. The building you see now was inaugurated in the early 1980s.
  • Goa Science Center and Planetarium in Miramar is worth checking out especially for children. The Science Park is 4 acres and has sculptures of Prehistoric animals, large exhibits and play things to build a child’s interest in the subject.
  • Miramar Beach formerly known as Gaspar Dias Beach named after the landlord of the area, is the Beach capital of Central Goa and no holiday is complete without a visit here. Of course, while you are spending some time here you can walk on the beach, sample some of the street food and if you are lucky enough you can catch a breathtaking sunset.
  • Dona Paula is the end of Central Panjim and it is famous for the jetty. The place was named after the Governor’s wife’s lady in waiting Dona Paula Amaral Antonio de Souto Maior. She was known for her charity and kindness. She married into the Souto Maior Family, landlords of the entire Caranzalem area.
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus was completed in the year 1605 and consecrated by Archbishop Dom Aleixo de Menezes. The mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier are kept in this church and it is a place of pilgrim even to this day.
  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church (Nossa Senhora da Immaculada Conceição) better known as Panjim Church was first built in 1541 and was replaced with a larger Church in 1609. The bell was installed in 1871 after St. Augustine’s tower collapsed.
  • The Patriarchal Palace or Archbishop’s Palace is situated on the hill of Altinho and overlooks Panjim city. The Diocese of Goa was established in 1553. This building was completed in 1894.
  • Goa State Museum now located in Patto was established in 1977. It contains information of Ancient History, Archeology, Art and Craft, and Geology.

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What makes the HOHO Goa bus tours unique: -

  • The buses are Double Decker buses and are driven within the city.
  • You have an option of sitting in the Air Conditioned section or on the second level which is out in the sunshine on first come first serve basis.
  • You get driven to all the important tourist attractions across Goa, North, South, and Central. Of course you would have to do these three sections separately.
  • Buses are equipped with CCTV camera for passenger’s safety purposes.
  • There is an automated tour guide recording that explains the places as you pass by.
  • There are also charging points for your phone and free Wi-Fi.
  • This is a kid-friendly tour. Children find it very enjoyable. No special rates for childrens.
  • These tours happen every forty five minutes on a daily basis so you can pick a time that suits your holiday itinerary.
  • You get to plan your own itinerary.
  • If you want to spend more time at a particular place you can get off the HOHO Goa bus and wait until the next bus comes by.
  • There are bus pickups signage along the routes.
  • This is definitely an exciting way to explore Goa and you get to do it on your own time.
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When in Goa kindly experience this one-of-a-kind tour. Please book your seat with us in advance to avoid disappointment. This is a great way to spend the day with your family, a group of friends, or as a couple.

Please carry your own water. If you have children with you carry snacks in case they get hungry. Wear light clothes, preferably cotton. Carry your hat, cap, wear sunblock. You will be out in the sun and maybe out for the day so please remember to keep yourself hydrated and cool.

This is a popular tour and the seats get filled up quickly. An advance booking is advisable.

What is HOHO Goa?

HOHO Goa is Hop On Hop Off Goa Tour Services, a unique way of sightseeing Goa.

What is Hop On Hop Off?

Hop On Hop Off is exactly what the name means. You can hop on and hop off at any time during the tour if you wish to spend more time at a certain place. There are buses at regular intervals. Bus tours start every 45 minutes.

How will I know when the next bus is and where it is going to stop?

You will be provided with a pocket map and we have hotline numbers that are reachable between 8.45 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Why should I choose HOHO Goa for sightseeing?

It is definitely a viable option for sightseeing plus you can do this in your leisure. You can spend more time at a particular place if you want to explore it more or learn more information on it. It saves you time, energy and money.

  1. It is Goa Tourism Department’s official sightseeing bus tour
  2. There are more than 17 places to visit
  3. Trusted by tourists and locals
  4. There is an on board guest relation executive who is helpful and knowledgeable
  5. There are two sections, one Air Conditioned and one open air. The seats have seatbelts and it is on a first come, first served basis
  6. No parking costs, no high taxi fares which means you save on money.
  7. The windows on the bus are large which enable you to enjoy the sights
  8. Dedicated customer care services from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  9. You choose your own itinerary.
  10. You can get off at any point during the sightseeing if you wish to stay at a particular place listed in your route map and reboard the bus at the next stop.

 

Can I get a pick up and drop off?

We have designated stops so you can catch the bus at any one of these places. We do not make special pick ups and drop offs if it is not in our route. You can board the bus on any of our stops you find is most convenient to you.

Are meals provided on the tour?

No, we do not provide meals but our Guest Relation Executive will guide where to go and what to eat.

How much time will I have to explore each place?

You can take your time to explore places of your choice and you can catch the next bus which will be between at the stop every 45 to 60 minutes.

What time is the last bus?

The last bus is at 5.30 from any given point.

Can I bring my child/ children along?

Of course you can. This is a kid-friendly sightseeing service and children love the experience.

What should I carry with me?

You should carry water, snacks (if you feel you might get hungry along the way), a hat or cap, sun block. Please do not litter the buses if you choose to eat inside the bus.

What should I wear?

Preferably light cotton clothes, Dry-Fit will also do. Wear comfortable shoes because you will be in them the entire day. Sneakers work best considering you will have to walk around.