Algarve: Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
Explore one of the less known areas of the eastern Algarve at Ria Formosa. Visit a traditional fishing village, Olhão, before taking a boat ride along the beautiful Ria Formosa. First, visit Olhão, a traditional fishing village, renowned for its cube-shaped white-washed houses, contrasting with the golden sands and the blue sky and sea. Here, you have an opportunity to explore the famous market with its large selection of fish. Take a wonderful boat trip along the Ria Formosa, an unforgettable visit along the waterways of this beautiful Natural Park, and one of the most impressive in Europe with very rich flora and fauna. See the peaceful beauty of some of the better-known islands of this area on the scenic waterways. Stop in one of these Islands where you can enjoy a stroll along the pristine sands, the sunshine and also have time to swim in these beautiful crystal waters. If you wis...
Explore the hidden gems and secret sites of the Algarve on this day trip. Have an unforgettable experience as you tour incredible landscapes, traditional fishing villages, ancient towns, and the charming countryside of Algarve.
Your day trip begins with an interesting visit to a salt pan. See how the finest salt in Portugal is produced, be dazzled by the brightness of the neat rows of salt pans, and learn about the age-old tradition in the area.
Afterward, appreciate the natural beauty of the Ria Formosa estuary, a wide expanse of canals, marshlands, and sandbanks. The natural park serves as an important passage area to numerous species of migrating birds between North Europe and Africa and is a paradise for birdwatchers. Your next stop is Olhão, a traditional fishing village, known for its cube-shaped white-washed houses that contrast with the golden san...
On this full-day tour starting from Quarteira to Eastern Algarve, discover the regions of Moorish and Roman heritage. Visit Faro, the capital of the Algarve province with its 13th century city center. Then, continue on to the Moorish town of Olhão, a key site for fishing and explore its important fish market. Visit the attractive and charming old town of Tavira with a 4th century Roman bridge still intact and its many churches. Then head towards Gilão and Cacela Velha. Finally, you will reach Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo António, border towns with Spain separated by the generous mouth of the Guadiana River.
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We had a guide for 2 people which allowed us to ask all the questions we wanted. This visit allows you to understand the entire chain from harvest to finished product. Only downside: find the meeting point because there is no street or number. You have to go to Mosquera and to the industrial area. It would be interesting to indicate the GPS coordinates to find more quickly. Longitude: 08. 08. 42 west. latitude: 37. 08. 24 north.
We had a great time with the guides. People who share French in our language. We learned a lot about cork, from its harvest to its manufacture. Very complete visit, very well explained and complete. Thank you
The guide gave us very good explanations for everything related to cork, which we appreciated. I highly recommend
Great up close and personal tour of how cork is processed. Our family enjoyed the gift store as well.
Very interesting tour, competent explanations, unfortunately not in German