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India Birding: Goa for Western Ghats Endemics and Paleartic Migrants

2024 & 2025 Pricing: $3,590 US Dollars, or £2,830 GBP*

for 15 Days and 14 Nights


2024 & 2025 Forest Owlet Extension: $600 US Dollars, or £470 GBP* for 3 Days and 2 Nights

2024 & 2025 Andaman Islands Extension: $1,290 US Dollars, or £1,020 GBP* for 5 Days and 4 Nights



  • The tour package includes all lodging, meals*, and access fees to reserves, parks, and other birding sites.

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. The India trips have two excellent bird guides Leio De Souza and Lokesh Kumar.

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details, and more), information on entry into India, travel health issues, and packing information. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen.

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van (and/or jeep as needed) for most of the trip. 

    • We also have a driver or guide pick you up at the airport upon arrival, and transfers for internal flights are included, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.  

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small-Group PricingAll the prices mentioned above are for tour groups of seven or eight participants.  We will offer reasonable small-group supplements for group sizes of 4 to 6.

  • Private and Custom Group Pricing: We are glad to provide pricing for smaller groups (including couples) or custom groups.


*Pricing Notes and More Details:


  • INR Pricing: Most trip costs in India are fixed in Indian Rupees (INR). However, we have fixed the tour price in US Dollars. Price is based on 83 INR to USD, and an exchange rate supplement will be charged if the US Dollar to INR exchange falls below 83 INR per USD. Over the last decade, we have not charged an exchange rate supplement.

  • Pricing in British Pounds: (1) Our 2025 (and late 2024) price estimates are mostly based on US Dollars; so, our GBP/British Pound pricing is based upon an exchange rate of .79 GBP (British Pound) per US Dollar (the exchange rate on March 19, 2024). (2) We will charge you the actual transaction rate here, but please note that we work to minimize transaction costs. Using Transferwise, we usually pay under one-half a percent (and sometimes less) on the actual exchange. (3) Due to costs related to UK travel regulations, our tours booked and paid through (for the UK and European clients) will cost 200 GBP more. Please contact us anytime with questions. 

  • Bank Fees: We do not charge bank fees for wire transfers for clients paying into our accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and/or Canada.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals daily during any full trip day. The arrival day does include lunch and supper, as most flights arrive in the morning. The departure day includes only breakfast, as most flights leave in the morning.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: The lodges provide Most of our meals, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at mealtime. Most lodge-provided breakfasts include coffee, tea, and/or juice, and most box lunches include bottled water or juice. Other beverages served at supper are your choice and are an additional expense you pay the restaurant directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day.

  •  Group Size: We anticipate a group of 7 or 8 participants, and pricing is based on this group size.


Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

Single Room Supplement:

Main Trip-15 Days and 14 Nights: $680 USD (or £540 GBP*) 

Forest Owlet Extension-3 Days and 2 Nights: $120 USD (or £90 GBP*) 

Andaman Extension-5 Days and 4 Nights: $340 USD (or £270 GBP*) 


These are the prices we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.


Pre-Paid Tipping for Meals/Lodging: Add $70 USD (or about £60 GBP*)  to pre-pay these tips if in a shared room, or add $30 USD (or about £20 GBP*) if in a single room on the main 11-day trip. We present clear tipping recommendations to you if you want to tip yourself. Most of our clients prefer to tip themselves.


Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

    • This will include flights to Goa from your home airport.

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.

  • The tour price does not include tips for birding guides and trip drivers.


Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?


Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 7500 185 058, in Suffolk), and/or email


We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

Like to Book these Trips:


Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.


Booking by Phone in the UK: You often reach Leio or Jennifer De Souza in the UK (at Bluetail Birding and the PIB UK Office). Leio can usually be reached at +44 7881 685 779. Call Jennifer at +44 7500 185 058.   


Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated on May 23, 2024, for all 2025 tour dates.  


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