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    Canyoning in Goa

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    Goa is a popular tourist destination in India known for its beaches, forts, flea markets and exotic party scene. Goa is also becoming more and more popular due to the full range of adventure sports available such as scuba diving, parasailing, snorkeling, and most recently, for canyoning. Canyoning in Goa is a popular sport that is ideal for those seeking adventure and thrill! Because of Goa’s pleasant weather and water bodies, canyoning is successfully executed in the most authentic way that it can be! So, why miss it at all?! Here’s a quick guide for you to plan a perfect adventure.

    What Is Canyoning?

    Canyoning is a sport wherein one travels across canyons and waterfalls employing a variety of techniques such as climbing, rappelling, scrambling, jumping, abseiling and swimming. It requires navigation skills along with core muscle strength and an ability to tolerate cold water. Canyoning expeditions include static or semi-static ropes, helmets, wetsuits, shoes, bags, and bags of line specially designed for climbing. Canyoning is always conducted under the supervision of an expert.

    Best Season For Canyoning In Goa

    The best time for taking a canyoning tour in Goa is in the summer season when the waterfalls become a refreshing escape from the humid weather and the lush greenery and blooming flowers add to the beauty of Goa. It is easier to conduct canyoning in summer because neither are the waterfalls or rocks too slippery nor is the water too cold so it’s just perfect!

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    Best Places For Canyoning In Goa

    The 2 most famous places for canyoning in Goa where you can let yourself lose and indulge in thrill and adventure are:

    1. Upper Sauri

    Upper Sauri

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    The Upper Sauri Canyon in Goa is a chain of six waterfalls and the narrow gorges with a number of irregular rocky texture in canyon walls challenge even the most athletic ones. It is regarded as one of the most thrilling activities in Goa including a 40-minute walk, 7-8 jumps, and 8-meter abseils. The entire activity may take up an entire day but it is all worth it! While you go to experience the best canyoning in Goa in Upper Sauri, don’t forget to carry your sports essentials such as harness, helmet, wetsuit, canyoning bag, and other safety equipment.

    Location: 67 km from Panaji, Goa
    Timings: 9:30 AM to 6 AM ( daily)
    Cost: 3249 INR per head

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    2. Palolem

    Canyoning in Palolem

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    If you ever visit Goa, Canyoning at Palolem beach of South Goa is surely worth at least one try. You would love to experience a variety of enthralling activities here like jumping off, sliding, driving down the Gorge river and then cascading down the waterfalls. You should make sure that you don’t have a fear of height or water because swimming and jumping skills are truly tested here. Don’t worry if you are a newbie, you can hire an expert to supervise you all along and make your adventure a safe one. If you want some action, excitement, and stories, go for canyoning in Goa, India!

    Location: 69 km from Panaji, Goa
    Timings: Depends on your package
    Cost: 2550 INR per head

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    Tips For Canyoning In Goa

    Some of the tips for canyoning in Goa that you must keep in mind are:

    • Always use the highest level of equipment without compromising safety
    • If you are going to do this kind of activity during the day, you can use sunscreen to completely cover your face and arms and reduce the effects of UV rays
    • Take a waterproof camera to save exciting canyon moments
    • Always bring towels and extra clothes
    • Make sure you are physically fit to execute this sport

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    Goa is a gem of a place that is not only ideal for leisure and recreation but also for adventure activities that will evoke thrill and excitement within you! Canyoning in Goa is one sport that must be tried by those who believe in seizing the day and those who simply love trying new things. So, don’t give it a second thought and plan your Goa vacation with TravelTriangle now!

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Canyoning In Goa

    Q. What all should one carry for a canyoning tour in Goa?

    A. One should carry the following items for canyoning in Goa: 
    1. Sunblock
    2. Extra pair of clothes
    3. Gloves 
    4. Towels 
    5. Sturdy shoes

    Q. Will professionals assist during canyoning?

    A. The best time to indulge in adventure sports in Goa is between the months of October and March because of the pleasant and calm weather that lets you enjoy the activities hassle-free.

    Q. Where in Goa can one try the water sports?

    A. Some of the best beaches for water sports in Goa are: 
    1. Sin Kerim Beach
    2. Baga Beach
    3. Donna Paula
    4. Anjuna Beach
    5. Maroda Beach
    6. Mobavichi
    7. Korubabitchi

    Q. What adventure sports can be experienced in Goa?

    A. One can try the following adventure sports in Goa:
    1. Canyoning
    2. Parasailing
    3. Scuba Diving 
    4. Jet Skiing 
    5. Flyboarding 
    6. Snorkeling

    Q. How many days are enough to experience most of the adventure sports in Goa?

    A. Anywhere between 5 to 7 days will be required to experience most adventure sports in Goa since there are plenty to indulge in.


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