Goa trip for OhMojo users
Update: The Tour details and the option to book the tour are now available on the website..
We have now closed the survey. Those interested in booking the tour, click here for the tour details and use the "Book Now" option.
Dear OhMojo Users,
We are very excited to announce the first ever real life event being organized by OhMojo!
OhMojo is going to Goa! Yes, it is a trip for OhMojo users.
Over the years we have observed many users have shown interest in short trips/tours with other like minded people. However, as there is no central trusted organizer, this has almost never happened. So we decided to change that.
Here are the details:
Location: The tour will start and end in Mumbai. So it is a Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai trip!
When: Sometime in December (definitely not the final week though)
Group Size: 14
Right now we are in the process of finalizing the details and so we wanted to take your feedback into consideration. If you are seriously interested in such a trip, please fill the survey form (link below).
This survey will be open till Sunday evening (17th November) as we would like to finalize all the details by 20th November.
As there are very limited seats, preference will be given to guys who have filled out the survey in full for registering for the tour. However, we request you to not fill the form if you are not serious about joining.
This tour is a first trial from our side to test the waters and if it works well for the users of OhMojo and us, we will organize more such trips in the future.
Here are more details about the trip:
Is OhMojo organizing this trip or some other travel agent?
OhMojo is organizing this trip and will be the sole point of contact for the users. However a travel representative will be leading the tour.
Which city is it starting from?
The tour is ex-Mumbai. That means it will start from and end in Mumbai.
Can we get a ball park figure on the cost and duration of the tour?
The duration will be 3 nights 4 days give or take 1 or 2 additional nights. The cost will depend on the preference the users will show in the survey form.
Will transportation cost be included in the tour cost?
What if I'm not in Mumbai and still want to join?
You are free to join in. However you will have to arrange your own transportation to Goa. As we are tying up with a travel agent, unfortunately we will not be able to reduce the transportation cost from the trip cost even if you do not use the transportation.
What about local sight-seeing?
That will also be included in the tour cost.
What about food?
We might include breakfast and/or dinner in the tour cost. However we have not finalized that yet. Lunches will definitely not be included.
Will there be ***?
We are organizing this trip for like minded guys to get together, spend time together as a group, socialize and perhaps make life-long connections. Of course we are not prudes so we are ok with the users doing whatever they would like to do as adults during the trip as long as they are not breaking any laws and are maintaining normal expectations of decorum while in public spaces and not inconveniencing fellow tour users while in private spaces.
What about drugs?
Drugs are strictly not allowed. While we will not indulge in dictating what the users should or should not do in their own time and privacy, we definitely ask you to not indulge in any activity that can be considered as illegal.
Is this a way for OhMojo to make money?
Yes. While the first trip itself will be designed to keep the costs low with no profits in mind, we are hoping to get small profits from these kind of events in the future to meet the expenses of running OhMojo.com.
Will I have to pay for the tour in advance?
Yes, For a confirmed seat, full amount will have to be paid when the details of the tour are finalized and released. We will release the cost, dates, and other details of the trip and will allow users to register for it by paying in full.
How will I be able to pay?
We will provide you the details after we have finalized them.
Any more questions? Send a private message to us on this profile and we will be more than happy to answer them.
We are very excited to bring this to fruition and hope the OhMojo community is too.
Click here to fill the Survey Form
Remember, while the seats will be filled on a first come first served basis, it will be opened first to guys who have filled out this survey form in full and are serious about the trip.
P.S. We will add more details and information based on the user queries here so do watch this thread for updates.
P. P. S. If you are a travel agent or experienced in such tours/events, do get in touch with us if you would like to tie up with us to organize more such trips. We would love to organize trips starting from all major cities in India.
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|Posted On Nov 13, 2019 - 08:16 PM|
@ Jay - Just a suggestion. Up to you to take. I understand the trip starts and ends in Mumbai.
For the benefit of non mumbai residents you can get an itenary from the travel agency minus the transportation. I read that you had mentioned you can't reduce the cost even minus the transportation.
You can ask for "join in" Package and also complete package.
Personally I was planning for a trip to Goa this December ( though I was planning for Christmas exactly) I found the prices were exorbitant. Since you have specifically mentioned not the last week of Christmas, I am curious about the price.
Either you can DM me or post in this thread for the benefit of everyone to decide on. Cos end of the day, the trip cost could be a deal maker or breaker.
|Posted On Nov 14, 2019 - 02:05 AM|
We are in the process of finalizing the dates, itinerary, the type of accommodation etc now. The final price will depend on these factors and we are trying to keep the cost as low as possible.
As you have pointed out yourself, there is a range of options available and that's why we wanted to gauge the community's preference before we finalize everything. Once finalized, we will be sharing them here before the registrations open.
As for "join in" package, the problem is that this is peak tourist season so blocking accommodations beforehand is not possible unless we know the number of people in the trip. No hotel/resort will provide accommodation at the last moment unless we are ready to pay exorbitant charges. That's why we have restricted the number to 14. We will certainly be providing more options in the future. This being the first time, we are not able to do that in this trip.
The question on budget does not start with the 10K option. The economy option is for "up to 10K". The semi-luxury option starts from 10K.
As for the type of stay, we have not finalized yet. And yes, you are right, the final price will depend on what we go with. Based on the majority of responses received to the survey till now, we are leaning towards a villa/bungalow. If we go with that option, it will be in the semi luxury category most likely where we book an entire villa for the group. This will afford a nice environment for the group, more privacy and of course the prices will be comparatively lower while quality will be on the higher side. The downside of this option is that there may be certain restrictions (like no loud parties, no on-call room service etc). However this being the peak season, the prices are going to be on the higher side no matter what option we go with. we are certainly not looking at dorm type options. Even if we go with villa/bungalow, we will choose options where there are multiple rooms with beds/mattresses and the group may sleep on twin or triple sharing basis.
Yes, hotels on the beach are very expensive so looks like they will be out of reckoning for now. An accommodation at walking distance from a beach is more likely to be finalized.
|Posted On Nov 14, 2019 - 02:56 AM|
To answer a few more questions that I have received in private:
Why only from Mumbai?
The travel agent we have tied up with is in Mumbai. We would love to organize trips from other cities as well that's why if you are a travel agent or know a great one from your city, get in touch with us and we will definitely look at the option of organizing a trip from your city.
I need to know how many days leave I'll have to take. Will the duration of the trip combine with a weekend?
Yes. We will be combining the duration with a weekend. From the responses so far, it seems like most people will prefer a 4 days 3 nights option. So we might decide on a trip that starts on a Friday and ends on a Monday.
What will be the price? That's the only factor for my decision.
Please have patience. We are finalizing the details now and we will share the final price along with all the other details within a week's time.
I am very flexible about budget, duration and the time of the trip. Can I pay for the trip in advance to ensure a confirmed seat?
We would love to take advance bookings. Unfortunately, the price is not yet finalized so we are not able to take any advance bookings. However, you can fill the survey form and add your strong confirmation to join in the "Remark" section so we will know to invite you first before the official registrations open.
Why only 14? This seems like a very small number.
We would have loved for as many guys to join in as possible. Unfortunately this is the first time we are doing something like this. Moreover, a medium sized group is definitely more manageable and provides better group dynamics, intimacy and interactions within the group. We are aiming for quality over quantity for sure.
I'm an introverted guy. I might not be comfortable going on a tour with a group of complete strangers.
Our tour leader will ensure your comfort and convenience. There will be group activities where all group members will be encouraged to participate. This will be more like a fun and friendly outing so you definitely do not need to worry about being left out. We will provide an environment that will make everyone comfortable.
|Posted On Nov 14, 2019 - 04:55 AM|
Great initiative. All the best for the venture.
|Posted On Nov 14, 2019 - 06:32 AM|
wow this is perfect. im 100% in. hope a stand alone bungalow is rented so that we can all have good privacy and be ourselves. rather than focusing on beach front which will be costly, selecting something nearby is better as charge will be lesser. we are anyway not going to be spending all our time on the beach. i filled the form now waiting eagerly for details.
|Posted On Nov 14, 2019 - 09:27 AM|
Thats a great initiative from the admin. People meeting new friends and having fund would be great.
Although I would not be able to join the trip, I really want this to be a huge success and many more trips to come up in furture.
All the best!!
|Posted On Nov 14, 2019 - 02:10 PM|
Just a suggestion, instead of booking hotel or resort try to book a private villa there are a lot of options in Goa
|Posted On Nov 14, 2019 - 04:48 PM|
A few more updates and questions answered:
First, I definitely underestimated the number of users who would show interest in such a trip. A lot of guys have filled the forms and quite a few from Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad too. We have received forms and enquiries from a few guys from Gujarat, MP and even Delhi too! Based on this, now I'm definitely considering blocking extra accommodations for guys who may want to join from other cities. This way I might be able to reduce the transportation cost for them from the trip cost. However, considering it is peak season, getting accommodation for such a large group may prove to be a problem so I can't promise anything right now. I will be in a position to make an announcement about this by Sunday.
Considering all the responses that I have received till now, a majority of users want the trip to happen in the second week of December so I shall try for that. Similarly a majority of guys are inclined towards a private villa that can provide more privacy and might work better for a group so I'm checking the options on that front.
Here are a few more answers to more questions I have received here and privately:
When are the details going to be finalized? (Variations of this question: What's the price? Where in Goa? What's the accommodation type? etc)
We are working furiously to finalize the details. We realize all are very keen to register so we are rushing to finish this. Hopefully, all details should be in place in 3-4 days.
I'm quite skeptical about this trip. Seems like you are not very experienced in organizing a trip!
You are right, we are not. That is why we have partnered with a travel agency. While OhMojo will finalize all the details, we are being helped by professionals and so we feel quite confident that the trip will be a quality one.
How many tops, bottoms, trans, she-males etc will be part of the group?
Say what??? We are not checking or asking the sexual preferences or any other physical trait of the users who would like to join in. Hopefully there will be a balance of all kinds of guys but remember, we are not organizing this trip with *that* one thing in mind.
Will I be able to gel with the group considering my advanced age?
We welcome people of all ages. In fact we hope people older than us join in too as that will make the group truly diverse and dynamic. We are all adults and we believe socializing with people of any and all age is fun. As long as you bring a young spirit with you, your age does not matter!
I'm 17, can I join?
You are not even supposed to be on this website if you are younger than 18! Sorry, this trip is for adults only so we have to politely decline. Please do not try to give fake information to join the trip as everyone will have to carry proof of identity and age (this is legally required for hotel stays).
What if I hook-up with another member of the group and we both want to have some "fun"?
As we have said before, we are not organizing this trip with a focus on ***. But if people hook-up and want to have fun we have absolutely no issues with it as long as you keep it private, maintain decorum (specially in public spaces) and do not do anything illegal. Remember, *** in public spaces or doing anything indecent in public is illegal whether you are gay or straight.
I cannot join this trip even though I would have loved to. When is the next trip going to be?
It all depends on how this one goes. We would love to do more trips like these in the future. If everything goes well, we may plan a trip per month or even multiple trips from/to other cities and not just Mumbai-Goa.
Can you please organize a similar trip for xyz city? (insert your city name here)
We are definitely open to the idea. If you can help us get in touch with a local tour operator, we can look for tie-ups to organize such a trip from your city. We'll take it up with you after this Goa trip.
I am experienced in organizing these kind of trips. How can I help?
Lets chat! Send me a private message and we'll take it from there.
That's all for now. Keep checking this thread for updates.
|Posted On Nov 15, 2019 - 01:06 PM|
Interested from Pune.
|Posted On Nov 15, 2019 - 03:23 PM|
Yes I am interested I want to go with bottom
|Posted On Nov 15, 2019 - 04:54 PM|
Private Villa with inside pool
|Posted On Nov 15, 2019 - 05:39 PM|
I love to join this Trip. But belong to lower middle class family and doing very law salary job. So i miss this chance...
But its very Good and Great idea from the Admin.
|Posted On Nov 15, 2019 - 06:43 PM|
I'm in 😉😉
|Posted On Nov 16, 2019 - 05:09 AM|
its a nice initiative, i will definietly try to make it. People who cant find place will really enjoy.
|Posted On Nov 16, 2019 - 06:24 AM|
Can't wait to go and have fun with guys from other places
|Posted On Nov 16, 2019 - 06:35 AM|
Will have some fun with all state guys
|Posted On Nov 16, 2019 - 08:55 AM|
Hi Jai , ,
Any updat on trip...i filled form....
|Posted On Nov 16, 2019 - 10:18 AM|
Thank you for being patient guys. We have almost finalized the details and most likely will release the details in a couple of days (after some basic logistics are sorted out).
There are no updates as of now. The enthusiasm shown by everyone about this trip has been really great and it is not showing any signs of reducing. I still have guys sending their details showing interest in the trip.
One word of caution though: Posting fake information on the form will get your account completely banned. I received 2 such forms today so this will jeopardize your ohmojo account. What is the purpose anyway? We will not be releasing any direct information related to the trip without verifying your details so it is just a waste of your time and ours. Remember, registrations will first be open to only guys who have filled the form after verifying their details so if you are genuinely interested in the trip, do not post fake names or phone numbers. If this information is incorrect, you will not receive the early registration advantage.
Also, special thank you to the few guys who have helped our ground coordinators. While we could not take all the suggestions, it definitely helped the process.
Watch this space for the next update!
|Posted On Nov 16, 2019 - 03:56 PM|
I wanted to come and this is good initiative for like minded people.. filled the form
|Posted On Nov 17, 2019 - 09:56 AM|
I have one question can please share me that what are tha activity going done by ohmojo in Goa trip
|Posted On Nov 17, 2019 - 03:57 PM|
If it's really happining........ I need more clarification on spots n all
|Posted On Nov 17, 2019 - 04:05 PM|
I m interested
|Posted On Nov 17, 2019 - 04:15 PM|
admin, please decide and give us a quick update so that we have to apply leaves 3 weeks before.
|Posted On Nov 17, 2019 - 05:01 PM|
I request all interested users to have just a little bit more patience. As originally announced in the opening thread, I had promised to finalize all the details by 20th November. We have been working towards ensuring we are able to do that by the promised date. Yesterday I again updated that we will be finalizing the trip details in a couple of days so we have one more day to go. And I'm happy to update that we are on track for that.
For those who want to plan their leaves here's an update:
The tour bus will be leaving from Mumbai on the evening of Friday the 13th of December (tentatively around 4:30 pm). We will be reaching Goa on the 14th. The return will be on the morning of Monday, 16th December (target is to leave early) and we shall arrive back in Mumbai at night.
Hopefully this gives you enough information to plan your leaves.
As before, I request you to fill the Survey Form if you are seriously interested in this trip. This will ensure that you get to register for the trip before public registration is opened on the website. Since the number of seats are limited, you may not want to miss out as a lot of guys have already shown interest.
Now I'll be updating this thread only after all the details are finalized.
|Posted On Nov 18, 2019 - 05:10 AM|
If we will the form and last one or tow day before any critical reason suppose to cancalled the trip...in that case what about payment... witch will you paid by online...in your acount...
Is there any return payment ...provision
|Posted On Nov 18, 2019 - 01:54 PM|
eagerly waiting for the details...
|Posted On Nov 18, 2019 - 02:04 PM|
Quick Update: We will be providing the final details along with pricing for the trip by tomorrow noon.
The registrations will be first opened exclusively for all the guys who have filled the survey form. So if you haven't already filled it, this is your last chance! Here is the link to the Survey Form
|Posted On Nov 19, 2019 - 01:22 AM|
thank for the update. i had filled the form now waiting eagerly for trip information.
|Posted On Nov 19, 2019 - 03:36 AM|
Am alone and filled the form. Just want to know is der anyone else like me. Or ppl are coming in groups?
|Posted On Nov 19, 2019 - 07:09 AM|
Good idea,but tour be short time in first trial
|Posted On Nov 19, 2019 - 07:22 AM|
I will also be coming alone and my guess is most people will be single.
|Posted On Nov 19, 2019 - 11:59 AM|
Am intrested to come in tour
|Posted On Nov 19, 2019 - 04:39 PM|
who all are going from bangalore, plz inbox me.
|Posted On Nov 21, 2019 - 04:29 PM|
How I wish , could have been visiting Mumbai now and joining this trip rather than in cold London .
Wishing your trip all success !
|Posted On Nov 25, 2019 - 07:20 AM|
Why nobody is posting how the tour went? Have you all had a great time?
|Posted On Nov 25, 2019 - 07:23 AM|
Tour is scheduled for 13 to 16 Dec.
|Posted On Nov 25, 2019 - 07:24 AM|
The trip is not yet over ... please check the dates ..how lazy can u get @ lazyguy007
|Posted On Nov 27, 2019 - 07:08 PM|
I wont be joining you ppl as i have my trip planned for December end. But i hope you all have fun and if u want any leads to find hot tgs and sm in goa do let me know i can share few details and you can party with them and have fun as they just needs booz and entry to clubs