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D A V I D A I R
 

The GOA based travel specialists who know GOA better than most, of whom even the SUNDAY TIMES of London has such nice things to say:
                                                           ".... those immensely knowledgeable and friendly people at
DAVIDAIR on the main road at Candolim are the ones to turn to for all your travel requirements locally..." Honest.

A profile ?
                                                           DAVIDAIR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELS evolved the day the first British charter flight passengers landed at Goa. The date was 17th December 1987 and our David was there to greet them, representing the pioneer operator, Inspirations East Limited. He then became GSA for the two Fokker Friendship aircraft the Company based at Goa as India’s Holiday Airline, to cater mainly to the travel needs of the arriving charter flight passengers, those who wished to see more of India than just Goa. A young Goan lady-Emmy Fernandes-joined the firm in those days, became a Partner then its dynamic Proprietor (she still is) and promptly changed the name from the "Friendly Fokker" to a more respectable DAVIDAIR International Travels. Domestic and International ticketing followed, so did the highly successful TAJ MAHAL tours. David, a long term resident, remained its Honorary Consultant with a particular interest in the charters, marketing and tours. He also researched and authored the internet series on places of interest in India.

So... G O A ... that tiny sun-kissed State on the West Coast of India; Indian of course but still bearing evidence of a long Portuguese occupation. There is much more to Goa than a hundred kilometers or so of fantastic beaches, some overcrowded, others bordered by palms and waiting for you to discover. You will have heard of the flea market, dating back to the flower people who first put Goa on the tourist map, you will still come across the odd freak, living in the past and no doubt you have read about the occasional rave parties that hit the headlines from time to time but are heavily frowned upon by the local establishment.

Goa is not only that heady brew cashew feni, churches, motor-bike taxis, fun, port wine, delightfully friendly people, the Carnaval. So many restaurants, unbelievably low priced, menus of every nationality, informal food shacks on the beach. Relax there, sure and get a tan. But do see something of Goa...

You can watch traditional artisans create marvels in jewellery, pottery, carpets even. Tailors and semstresses will make you a quality suit, copy a favourite dress for next to nothing and in no time at all. Fishing of course has been part of Goan life since time immemorial, though nowadays with the influx of foreign visitors the deep sea off Goa is rapidly becoming known as a marine challenge. And not far from shore, expect to encounter some playful dolphins.

Local boatmen will gladly take you on a dolphin spotting excursion or to meet a mugger crocodile lazing on a river bank. Goa is BIRDWATCHER and wildlife territory: owls, lapwings, woodpeckers, pipits, trojans, shrikes, hornbills, ibis. Storks even, and the Kingfisher, that gives its name to Goa’s popular beer and a flourishing new airline.

Tours, so many of them. Wildlife sanctuaries, the Dudhsagar waterfall. Temples, the Cathedral and churches of Old Goa, local markets. So much to do – watersports, surfing, snorkeling, diving, para-sailing, even bungee-jumping for the over energetic. Or sweet nothing if you wish. Total relaxation, just soaking up the sun. Ah yes, golf… India has some of the oldest golf courses in the world. But not Goa, not yet. Someone in authority once said that golf courses encourage prostitution. We are still trying to work that one out.

FAQs (frequently asked questions) include - can I ride an elephant, a camel, go by bus, by train, extend my visa, find a doctor, a dentist, a hearing specialist, optician, a beautician, hairdresser, babysitter, hire a scooter, an Enfield Bullet, buy a house, an apartment (www.homesgoa.com) or just rent one (look up the specialists: www.lazydays.co.uk); reconfirm my flight, change my departure date, EXTEND MY STAY (contact David about that) visit the TAJ MAHAL (in luxury, please, but a budget price !) the backwaters of Kerala and sleep on a houseboat. I need to get back to UK- FAST! I have lost my airticket, my passport, credit card and haven’t got the money to contact anybody.

DON’T PANIC! .. Come in, tell Davidair all about it. Tea,coffee? We are used to most problems and are ready to help you - FREE...

It’s a long way to Goa from Cheltenham, Galliwasted, Ashby-de-la-Zouch or wherever. You would like to see something of India while you are here. Of course you can-and should. By car, train, bus or by air.

Maps, itineraries, ADVICE (even for the Do-it-Yourself enthusiast there’s no charge). And of course we’ll be delighted to do your bookings if you wish. South India, perhaps. A houseboat in a lazy lagoon, Cochin, the backwaters, watch the famous Kathakali dancers, go on a tiger safari (you may shoot with your camera only, these days!). Or of course head North… to India’s most colourful State-Rajasthan. And Jaipur. And of course, wonder of wonders.....

 
Continuously since 1992... ... ... ... ..
 
D A V I D A I R
Has provided the least expensive, most comfortable way to the ...
 
 
T A J    M A H A L
 

By AIR (or train!) from Goa to Delhi where your very own English speaking chauffeur-guide will meet you with a car (again this season the very latest model) exclusively yours throughout your stay. In Agra, a starred hotel; you'll be taken to the Taj, then back to Delhi OR if you wish, for no more than you would expect to pay for a bed and breakfast in UK, your car will take you on a fantastic journey to the pink city - JAIPUR. A night at the superb HOLIDAY INN is included (this is where the BILL CLINTON entourage stayed !) then back in DELHI and the Connaught or the 5-star Hotel Siddharth.

 
 
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So what’s it going to cost... ... .. ?

Nowadays, several domestic airlines fly between Goa and Delhi with fluctuating prices. We constantly check for the best value and this year we have even REDUCED on previous prices. Still, this puts the TAJ MAHAL beyond the holiday budget of many. At the moment, prices start.....

GOA-DELHI-AGRA-DELHI-GOA 2 nights, 3days BY AIR...               £ 350

GOA-DELHI-AGRA-JAIPUR-DELHI-GOA 3nights, 4 days (AIR)...    £ 380

There is a suggestion ...... Go ONE WAY BY TRAIN ! ! !

For the past few years, several of our Clients have saved considerably by doing the tour partly by train. The Rajdhani Express is one of India's best and thanks to the new konkan Railway Goa is now linked to Delhi, mainly overnight. We will book you 2 TIER air - conditioned and in this class you are provided with freshly laundered bedding and inclusive meals delivered to your compartment. Just as though you had travelled by air, you will be met on arrival by kumar, your chauffeur-guide-companion whose latest model saloon care will be at your disposal for the rest of your trip to the Taj Mahal and back, plus Jaipur and back to Delhi if that's what you wish. By all means we will work out the 'by - train' cost for you.

The TAJ MAHAL IS A MUST!

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For the same high quality of service-truly V.I.P. - the same superb hotels and transportation, if anyone can offer a better price than DAVIDAIR, we shall be very, very surprised !

Or maybe way down South...

 
 

If it’s South India you fancy, perhaps a houseboat in a lazy lagoon, we’re the ones to organise it.

There are many many tour possibilities throughout South India, temples, beaches, palaces, tigers and an abundance of wildlife. For more information surf the DAVIDAIR information leaflets or contact us in Goa. Most tours throughout India can be tailor made to suit your time schedule – and budget.

 

HAMPI TOUR........

2 Nights & 3 days (Tuesday & Thursday)

Cost: Rs. 3800 per person (Twin Sharing Basis)
         Rs. 4700 (Single Supplement)

Includes: Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast)
              Train Tickets
              Transportation
              Guide Services

North or South........

With GOA! Everybody does. Trouble is, your 14 day CHARTER PACKAGE will come to an end just as you are beginning to relax. In the sun, by the sea, with all those happy, tanned people. Palm trees everywhere....... those never to be forgotten meals-and a laughable bill. Secrets: Crepe Suzette for 50 pence (We'll show you where). Beer? 3 PINTS of the best....... for less than a pound.........
Stay on!
If you don't really need to dash back home..... to work.... to that awful weather,
DAVIDAIR International (we'll soon be 20 years old!)-we'll happily organise a later flight for you. Just tell us roughly WHEN you'll need to go and you'll be on our reservation list... NO CHARGE.Your one-way ticket to UK will be at the     lowest conceivable price

Accomodation!


JOAQUINA MANSION HOLIDAY HOME

Located on Candolim Beach in North Goa. The Holiday Home is two storey with a terrace on top & where you can have a panaromic view of sea. It has fully furnished, spacious, luxurious 8 apartments. Each apartment consists of a living room, kitchen, bedroom with attached bathroom and balcony.

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We at DAVIDAIR are too modest to tell you how incredible we are. Let others say it for us................ :
The Sunday T I M E S of London,
The Lonely Planet in Goa,
Travel Asia/Pacific-and our special--
Mrs Myfanwy Evans of Llanelli.
 
You’ve found our website OK. To get in touch with us direct-
Tel:(ExUK 0091-832-)2489303,2489304,2489507
Mobile No: 9822137847
Email: davidair.goa@gmail.com


If you are already in Goa, surprise us, walk right in. We are:
DAVIDAIR
International, Main Road,CANDOLIM, Bardez, GOA.
 

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