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“Eco Spice Farm”

Tropical Spice Plantation
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US$ 42.00*
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Goa Churches Spice plantation and old Bazaars
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Ponda
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The spice farm was part of our Old Goa and temples tour done by taxi (₹2500 from Mandrem).
On arrival, we were welcome by our guide. (Young women, unfortunately I don't remember her name). Each guest is welcome in a traditional way by offering Aarti, Kumkum, and a garland of flowers. After glass of delicious herbal tea, we were taken for a tour around plantation. Our guide was very knowledgeable, not only showed us plants but also explained how they are used for cooking and in the medicine. We saw also many birds and butterflies.
At the end, there was a lunch served on plates made of banana leaves.
Gift shop with local products is located next to the cafeteria.
Bath with Elephant or ride are no longer available, as it was banned last year by the government. However, some of the tour operators still advertising as a local attraction.
Entry ticket ₹400 covers welcome tea, 40min. guided tour and a lunch.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by a wonderful and interesting tour of the spice plantation. Our group was small and made it a great learning experience and our guide was very knowledgeable while being warm, friendly and invites questions and comments. The tour includes lunch and we found the buffet good and plentiful.
The major positive aspect of this tour is the absence of the hard sell of spices which we've experienced on spice tours in other places on our travels.

Thank Luanne M
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is totally waste of time and money. Very bad food. This is private land. Who needs these information in Goa? Taxi driver took us because of commission.

Thank Robbie1525
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Conventionally Spice Plantation Visits are not a part of Goa trip but its worth while to explore the greenery , water body and the guided tour of Tropical Spice Plantation . The tour includes a guided information about spices their detailed information and how they are grown. The tour of 30 minutes is followed by a buffet lunch ( price included). Enjoy and learn about nature and plantation while you walk in green shades !

Thank DrNiranjan
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

I was reluctant to go to a spice plantation as some still have attractions offering tourist the chance to ride and bathe elephants.But when I was assured this practise had stopped I went along and throughly enjoyed the tour around the trees and shrubs to see various spices like pepper, cardamoms , nutmeg and cashews growing.The guide was really good and the trip concluded with a man displaying how he climbed the really high trees to harvest bettle nuts and swung from tree to tree.The cost - about a fiver includes a buffet lunch which was okay - quite acceptable

Thank 195meldav
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