Goa & the Deep South

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4.5 Based on 23 Reviews
  • Sailing, yachting and motor boating
  • Explorer
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Overland Journeys
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  • duration 24 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 24
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Mumbai, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore chaotic and fascinating Mumbai
  • Relax on a fascinating train ride to the coast of Goa
  • Discover the lost kingdom of Vijayanagar in the magnificent ruined city of Hampi
  • Explore the amazing Maharaja's Palace of Mysore
Starting in Mumbai and ending in Chennai, the trip Goa & The Deep South is a guided overland journeys tour that takes 24 days. You will travel through Varkala, Pondicherry, Wayanad and 10 other destinations in India. Goa & The Deep South is a group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A wonderfully laid back trip; the beaches of Northern and Southern Goa combine with those of Vagator further south to allow us time to chill, away from the hustle and bustle of life on the road. Add to this a guesthouse stay in the cool mountain air and tea plantations of Wayanad and boating through the backwaters of Kerala, and you get a vision of the nature of this trip.

The route takes in some of India's most spectacular temples and sites of antiquity, including the vast 7th Century Virupaksha Temple at Hampi and the 8th Century Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram.

No visit to India is complete without visiting its great cities and centres, and this trip has three of the pearls; the frenetic pace and modernity of Mumbai, the smells, spices and gardens of Mysore and the history and heat of Kochi. But to top it all off, you will get the chance to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, on the southernmost point of India, Kanyakumari (also known as Cape Comorin).
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 23 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • William M
  • On Apr 15 2019
“As on my previous Dragoman trips, being with Dragoman means I don't have to worry about the mundane tasks of getting from Point A to Point B and then trying to figure out where to spend the night when I get there. I can focus on enjoying the overland travel experience, surrounded by like-minded people.”
5 - Excellent
  • Robin C
  • On Mar 22 2019
“Good itinerary with some excellent inclusions - Hampi and Wayanand in particular.”
Very Good
4 - Very Good
  • Wendy F
  • On Feb 15 2019
“Generally another great trip, the balanceof the trip was good between some chill out time to more frenetic cities and people.”
5 - Excellent
  • Ruth J
  • On Jan 29 2019
“I enjoyed the variety of places seen and also the fact that there was some spare time”
  • Day 1: Mumbai
  • Day 2: Mumbai
  • Day 3: Goa
  • Day 4: Goa
  • Day 5: Old Goa
  • Day 6: Old Goa
  • Day 7: Hampi
  • Day 8: Hampi
  • Day 9: Mysore
  • Day 10: Mysore
  • Day 11: Wayanad
  • Day 12: Wayanad
  • Day 13: Kochi
  • Day 14: Kochi
  • Day 15: Alleppey
  • Day 16: Varkala
  • Day 17: Varkala
  • Day 18: Varkala
  • Day 19: Kanyakumari
  • Day 20: Madurai
  • Day 21: Pondicherry
  • Day 22: Pondicherry
  • Day 23: Chennai
  • Day 24: Chennai
  • Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
  • Overnight Train 1 night
  • Basic Hotel 13 nights
  • Guesthouse 6 nights
  • Overnight Boat 1 night
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 3 Dinner
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Train, Boat
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
  • Any international flights to Mumbai and from Chennai are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Goa & the Deep South tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Goa & the Deep South tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 29 April 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 April 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Goa & the Deep South tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Goa & the Deep South tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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