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Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

1. Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

Discover one of Portugal’s hidden treasures on a full-day excursion to Gerês National Park. Experience the beauty of this unique landscape thorugh a day of of hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Savor local food with the included traditional Portuguese lunch. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your door in Porto and travel to the park in an air-conditioned van. Reach the lake, where you’ll begin your tour by kayaking over its calm waters. Afterwards, relax on a sandy beach and try to stand up paddle before returning to the van. Stop at a local restaurant with amazing views of Rio Cavado, and refill with mouth-watering local cuisine paired with delectable wine. In the afternoon, visit a waterfall and lagoon, where you can swim and relax. Visit the old village of Fafiao, and learn more about Portuguese lifestyle in the countryside. Return to your accommodation in Porto at the end of your tour.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 15 reviews

This trip was honestly amazing, so glad we went! We had visited Geres park a few years ago but this was such a different trip. Kayaking on the lake was really fun, lunch was delicious and getting to swim near the waterfall was fantastic! The place we swam was so secluded, no other people there just our group of 7. Would highly recommend this trip to see some beautiful natural sights! Shout out to our incredible guide Renata (probably one of the best tour guides ever). She has so much knowledge of the national park and surrounding area. The whole day was so relaxing and nothing was too much trouble for Renata, she really made the experience for us!

Our tour guide Miguel gave us a very warm welcome. Our first destination on the lake for a little kayak tour was very nice. The tour guide motivated the entire group to try the stand-up paddle board as well as the kayak. The lunch that followed was great. The food was typically Portuguese and very tasty. After lunch we drove to the waterfall. We would have to walk about 20 minutes for that (we didn't need our hiking boots). The tourist free spot by the waterfall that Miguel showed us was wonderful. Miguel went to a lot of trouble to take nice photos of all fellow travelers, which I found very attentive.

What a fabulous day out! Big thanks to Miguel who really made the trip even more memorable. He had great local knowledge, was easygoing and created a nice group dynamic. This trip was great value for money and the kayaking+ paddleboarding was the highlight. As a non-swimmer, Miguel paid extra attention to make sure I felt safe and didn't miss out on the experience. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Porto! Unfortunately we left before we could give a tip, but please accept a huge thanks from us! E&E

Magnificent day, in connection with nature, mountain, lake, waterfall and natural pools. Very positive experience with kayaking and paddling. We were accompanied by a great guide, friendly, cultured, funny, benevolent. Hearty, traditional and tasty meals. We highly recommend this tour.

Our guide Richardo was very friendly and knowledge about the national park and Porto. The kayak and hike was the perfect pace, he adjusted based on the group skill level. Food was fantastic! Overall a wonderful experience!