Sight-seeing in Goa now has a new dimension – Hop on Hop off Bus service.
The Hop on Hop off bus is here to make your Goa experience more delightful than ever!
In a way, Goa is best seen at leisure, so we have designed a unique sightseeing service that allows you to do just that.
All you have to do is,
• Get on (Hop on) the bus at any point on the route.
• Get down (Hop off) at the destination that catches your attention.
Once you feel like moving on to the next tourist attraction, come to the designated Hop on Hop off bus stop and Get On [Hop On]to the bus again!
Hop on Hop off bus keeps plying on the specified route and at specified schedule, giving you the freedom that you crave for in travelling.
Goa is beckoning you with open arms. Get aboard for a fun trip – Hop On!
Green Line Trip : South Goa (Panjim & Old Goa)
St Catherine Chapel – Located about 100m to the west of the Church of St Francis of Assisi stands the Chapel of St Catherine.It was built by Portuguese conqueror Afonso de Albuquerque in 1510 to commemorate his triumphant entry into the city on St Catherine’s Day. In 1534 the chapel was granted cathedral status by Pope Paul III and was subsequently rebuilt; the inscribed stone added during rebuilding states that Afonso de Albuquerque actually entered the city at this spot.
ASI Museum – The museum was established in 1964. Housed in the convent portion of the church of St. Francis of Assisi, antiquities displayed in 8 galleries include the objects from the prehistoric and early historic period to the late mediaeval period. The importance of this museum lies in the display of the portrait paintings of governors and viceroys, wooden sculptures, pillars, capitals, postal stamps likewise many other objects which belong to the Portuguese period in Goa.
Se Cathedral – It was commissioned by Governor George Cabral to be enlarged in 1552 on the remains of an earlier structure. Construction of the church began in 1562 in the reign of King Dom Sebastiao. The cathedral was completed in 1619 and was consecrated in 1640.
Arch of Viceroy – The Arch of the Viceroys was constructed by the great grandson of the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. Francis da Gama was the Viceroy of Goa from 1597 to 1600, and he constructed this monument, in 1599, as a tribute to his great-grandfather, who is especially known for having discovered the sea-route to India and Goa.
Basilica of Bom Jesus – The Basilica of Bom Jesus is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rules.
St Augustine Tower – The church was built on top of the Monte Santo (Holy Hill), between 1597 and 1602 by Augustinian friars who landed in Goa in 1587. The vault of the church collapsed in 1842. The body collapsed soon after and by 1871, the bell was moved from the tower to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in Panjim, where it remains to date. In 1931, the facade of the church and half the tower collapsed and by 1938,most of the other parts had also collapsed. Currently only half the tower remains, and it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Goa.
Ribandar Patto – Ribandar is a very serenely located between the main city of Panjim and Old Goa in the district of Tiswadi. The Rio De Ourem separates it from Panjim and forms a large marshy estuary along the Mandovi.
Panjim Church – The Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church is located in Panjim, Goa, India. This church houses the ancient bell that was removed from the Augustinian ruins of the Church of Our Lady of Grace in the once famed city of Old Goa. This bell is considered to be the second largest of its kind in Goa, surpassed only by the Golden Bell which resides in the Sé Cathedral in Old Goa.
Goa Science Center – Goa Science Centre is located on New Marine Highway, Miramar, Panjim. It also has a huge outdoor park complete with lush green lawns and exotic flowers. Visitors can walk through this park, while learning and interacting with the large exhibits along the way. It also boasts a fully air-conditioned auditorium with 140 seating capacity where Science Film Shows and other multimedia presentations are shown to the public.
Donpaula – Dona Paula is a former village, and tourist destination, in the suburbs of Panaji, Goa, India. It is today home to the National Institute of Oceanography, and just alongside it lie the Goa University and the International Centre Goa.
Miramar beach – Miramar is the beach area of the Goan capital of Panjim, also known as Panaji and is one of the most visited beaches of Goa. It is one of the two only beaches in Panjim, other being Caranzalem beach.
Kala Academy – Kala Academy is a prominent cultural centre run by the Government of Goa, in Goa, India. Situated at Campal, Panjim, it is registered as a society, and was started in February 1970. It plays the role of being an “apex body to develop music, dance, drama, fine art, folk art, literature, etc. and thereby promote the cultural unity of Goa.
Bhagwan Mahavir garden – It is a serene garden along the Mandovi River in the posh Campal area of Panaji. Also known as BhagwanMahavir Children’s Park, it is a sprawling green space for residents and features many attractions, especially to families with kids.
Panjim market – It is a combination of street-side stalls and shopping malls offers a variety of goods like wines, cashew nuts, local handicrafts, Goan spices and much more. Beside goods, its multiplex and an array of eateries in proximity no doubt attract visitors a lot.
Casino point – Panjim City is the hub of Casinos in Goa. Some of the famous casinos are Deltin Royale, DeltinJaqk, DeltinCaravela, Casino Pride, Big Daddy.
River Cruise Point – The boat cruises are on The Bucket List of every tourist in Goa. You can sit and enjoy the different rhythms of the music, the boat and the rhythm of the Mandovi River as old as Time itself flowing beneath you with the Panjim City as the backdrop.
Goa State Museum – Goa State Museum, also known as the State Archaeology Museum, Panaji, is a museum in Goa, India. Established in 1977, it contains departments including Ancient History and Archaeology, Art and Craft, and Geology. The museum, as of 2008, had about 8,000 artifacts on display, including stone sculptures, wooden objects, carvings, bronzes, paintings, manuscripts, rare coins, and anthropological objects. The museum is currently located in Patto, behind the Panjim Main Bus depot.
Blue Line Trip : North Goa
Mall De Goa – Mall De Goa is the largest mall in Goa which is situated in Porvorim. It was the second mall opened in Goa after Caculo Mall in the capital Panaji. The mall was inaugurated on 27 February 2016.
Saligao Church – The Mae de Deus or Mother of God Church is breath-taking with its Gothic spires and pristine white walls. Situated amidst picturesque surroundings of the typical Goan countryside, this Church at Saligao, which is situated in the Bardeztaluka, was built in 1873.
St Alex Church – One of the popular sites of the village and a great place to visit for lovers of architecture and design, the church should figure on everyone’s list of ‘things to do in Calangute’.
Baga Beach – Baga a seaside town in Bardez, Goa, India. It comes under the jurisdiction of Calangute, which is 2 km south. Baga is known for its popular beach and Baga Creek. It is visited by thousands of tourists annually.
Calangute Beach – The beach is the largest in North Goa and visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists alike.
Candolim Beach – Beginning at Fort Aguada and merging with Calangute Beach towards the end, it is one of the longest beaches in the state. The beach in itself is very calm and peaceful, at times tourists come here from Rajneesh Ashram in Pune to take a break.
Sinquerim Beach – Sinquerim beach is a small beach located at the southern most point of the Calangute – Candolim beach stretch. On the rights side of the beach lies the Taj Holiday Village. To the left of Sinquerim beach lies the lowerAguada fort. The bastion of the fort, thrusting into the sea, bisects the beach into two.
Fort Aguada – Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguesefort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea.The fort was constructed in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time.
Back to Porvorim
Note: Please be informed that, as on date, HOHO Goa sightseeing Bus is not equipped for wheel chaired tourists with disability.
|DURATION||09.00am – 05.30pm|
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Green Line Trip:
South Goa (Panjim & Old Goa)
1. St Catherine Chapel
2. ASI Museum
3. Se Cathedral
4. Arch of Viceroy
5. Basilica of Bom Jesus
6. St Augustine Tower
7. Palace of Arch Bishop
8. Panjim Church
9. Goa Science Centre
11. Miramar beach
12. Kala Academy
13. Bhagwan Mahavir garden
14. Panjim market
15. Casino point
16. River Cruise Point
17. Goa State Museum
Blue Line Trip:
2. Mall De Goa
3. Saligao Church
4. St Alex Church, Calangute
5. Baga Beach
6. Calangute Beach
7. Candolim Beach
8. Sinquerim Beach
9. Fort Aguada
10. Back to Porvorim
What do you mean by “Hop On Hop Off”?
Hop Off Bus service allows you to visit the best tourist places in Goa without worrying about missing your bus. Bus service is available at a regular frequency. Once you board these buses you can get down at the tourist attractions you like to see. The best part is that you can see places at your own pace. To go to the next stop simply take the next bus.
What are the 2 services provided by Hop On Hop Off?
Goa sight-seeing: Two routes North Goa (Blue Line) and South CentralGoa(Green Line)
How do I know where the next stop is once I hop off at a location?
We have pocket maps and we have a hotline number that operates from 8 45 to 6 30.
Why HOHO Goa Sightseeing Bus is the best way to See Goa?
It is definitely the best feasible option for sightseeing in Goa. It saves you from wasting time, money and energy figuring out the directions to the site.
- Goa Tourism’s Official Sightseeing Bus Service
- 17 + Tourist attractions
- Freedom to see places of your choice at your own pace
- Trusted by thousands of happy tourist
- On Board Guest Relation Executive who is experienced & knowledgeable.
- Air Conditioned section on board with open top deck with seats/seatbelts[First come first service]
- Save Time & Money – No more parking costs, negotiation with touts
- Large Windows – For Amazing Panoramic View
- Dedicated – Customer Care support 9am-6pm IST
Is pick and drop facility available?
It can be availed, extra charges applicable. Minimum group size of 10 guests or more. T&C Apply.
Will we get seat number or confirm seat upon booking online & Is child also will get seat?
Once you book your seats online, your travel gets confirmed with HOHO Bus for that day. Seats are on the basis of first come-first serve basis. Buses are available at a regular frequency at each HOHO bus stop.
If I book Goa sightseeing 2 days ticket on Sunday then can I use the same ticket for Tuesday?
Yes you can pre book a 24hours ticket for a particular date.
When it comes to a 48 hour ticket or a two day pass for the south central and north routes the ticket has to be utilised on consecutive days.
Can I utilise Goa Sightseeing two days ticket on any day of my choice?
Yes you can! But it has to be two consecutive days. Just let our customer care knows about the travel dates. They will do the needful/ Please note: The travel dates should be within 7 days of the date of travel mentioned on the ticket.
How many tourist places can be visited in one day. Which Sightseeing option is better for me one day or two days?
If you have only a day for Goa Sightseeing, it would be best to choose one day sightseeing tour. You can easily visit 7-8 places in one day and rest of the remaining places out of 20 can be seen from outside. We strongly recommend to go for If you have two days then you can comfortably see all the tourist destinations, that too at your own pace.
Can both routes be covered in one day?
Yes, both routes can be covered in a day.
Do you provide Guide to go along with us inside the monuments?
No, However, on board Guides or Guest Relation Executive (GRE) would provide live commentary for all the tourist spots
Are meals provided during the tour?
The ticket does not include meals. You can choose to bring your own meals or try out some of the fascinating and delicious Goan Food available near HOHO Bus Spots. Our guides will help you with the directions, don’t worry!
Are entry tickets to monuments or museums provided, and are they chargeable?
No, we do not provide entry tickets to monuments or museums.
Are you’ll operational on special holidays and Festivals?
We are open on all days
What is the price of HOHO Ticket?
The Ticket for HOHO is as under
- Green Line Trip (South Goa) – Rs. 300 INR
- Blue Line Trip (North Goa) – Rs. 500 INR
- Children below 3 feet – No Charge.
What time the HOHO bus tour starts?
HOHO Bus starts at 09:00 am from HOHO Center, ParyatanBhavan, PattoCenter, Panjim, Goa. The services are active till 18:00 hrs. Do mention, last pick up at 17:30 from any given point. The bus parks at 18:30.
How much time you provide at each spot for sightseeing?
You are free to explore places at your own pace and spend as much time you want to. To go to the next spot, you can take any HOHO Bus which come at the designated HOHO Bus stops at a frequency of 45 mins and 60 mins in Red and Green route respectively.
What time the tour ends?
Tour ends around 5:30 pm. However,you are free to start and end your tour as per your own convenience.
What is the duration of the tour?
HOHO Buses ply from morning 09:00 am to 6:00 pm. 5:30 pm is the last bus from any given point.
Is it compulsory to start the tour from HOHO Center, ParyatanBhavan or can I board from any of the HOHO Bus Stop?
No, You can board the bus at multiple points.
How to locate HOHO Bus Stop? Can You help me with the nearest HOHO Stop from my place?
Look for HOHO Sign boards installed at the various HOHO Bus Stops . In case of any doubt, feel free to contact us or mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Smoking and big luggage not allowed
- No alcoholic drinks allowed on board