The Island of Chorao By Soul Travelling

4 to 5 hours
Free cancellation
2 - 10
Mobile ticket


Ilhas Dos Fidalgos - The Island of the Noblemen, this is the name the island of Chorao was given by the Portuguese, who captured this as one of their first conquests of their 451- years long rule. It is one of the most prominent areas for migratory birds in the country, and the famous Dr Salim Ali Bird sanctuary is an integral part of this island today!

This trail is a journey that uncovers the best of Chorao island - A boat ride into the mangroves, the Oldest Church of Chorao, One of the most unique temples in the country. The Island of Chorao is an exploration which balances everything in the perfect sense - the beautiful ecosystem, the lost heritage, inspiring stories and the most amazing travelers.

Note: This is not a Walking Trail. We would need transportation to travel from point to another during the trail. We, Soultravelling does not provide transport facilities.Please bring along your own vehicle to move around in the village.


  • Snacks - Local Goan Snacks
  • Guided Trail
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Soul Travelling Goodies
  • Boat Ride Charges
  • Entry/Admission - Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chorao Island, Panjim India

Hop on a boat ride through the backwaters with a birding expert and spot birds and crocodiles on the mangroves around

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shri Devaki Krishna Temple, GVCC+G7X, Mashel, Chorao, Goa 403102, India

Interesting story of the Temple and how it was relocated during the Portuguese rule

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chapel of St. Jerome, GVGG+WX5, Chorao, Goa 403102, India

The only remains of what was once a thriving Seminary of the Priests.

Duration: 20 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2023

The Boat ride at back waters. It was the best experience. Actually the entire tour was fantastically organised by Soul Travelling. Ambassador Pratik Joshi who guide us through out the journey & told us entire story/history about the island. Breakfast location was too good. All in all I really hap...

August 2023

We had a great time with Rajat, Snehal, Riya and Mayuresh. Rajat is very knowledgeable and told us plenty of interesting facts about Goa and it's islands. The mud bath was fun and very relaxing. Would recommend it to everyone who is in North Goa. Thank you team Soul Traveling for a wonderful expe...

July 2023

Goa is synonyms to party & beeches but this time around we wanted to explore other side of the Goa...And we bounced on "Soul Travelling". We decided to explore Chorao our surprise this tranquil island which is nestled in thick mangroves is at only 10 mins drive from Panjim. It was per...

May 2022

One of the best experiences I have had in Goa, I always wanted to explore this part of Goa with a bunch of new people. Soul Traveling was the best option! I had an amazing day with fellow travelers and the ambassadors of the day Omkar and Santhoshi who showed us around, they make us feel home an...

May 2022

Thought of trying something new Chose to go for trail at chorao island with soul traveling As had heard lot about it from my friend Bird watching part was really wonderful and Suraj made it even more informative Next part of trail was visit to temple church ,the stories and legends related to th...

April 2022

Was a morning well spent, discovering a side of Goa that gives a glimpse into its rich history, culture and natural beauty. You could tell that our tour leader Suraj was genuinely passionate about sharing and preserving his state's heritage and culture.

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