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Our most recommended Olhão Day Trips

  • Ria Formosa: Boat Trip

    1. Ria Formosa: Boat Trip

    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...

  • Algarve: Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip

    2. Algarve: Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip

    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...

  • Ria Formosa: Tour to Paradise Boat Tour

    3. Ria Formosa: Tour to Paradise Boat Tour

    Get back to nature in the barrier islands of Ria Formosa Natural Park and discover a unique lagoon system that constantly changes according to the movement of the winds. Experience the natural beauty of the Algarve away from the tourist resorts and marvel at the area's amazing biodiversity. See birds nests and learn about the mollusks and crustaceans that provide revenue for the local seafood producers. Climb aboard a boat in Olhão for a 4-hour trip to observe the flora and fauna of the barrier islands from the water.  Stop at one of the islands to take a relaxing stroll on the golden sands and see the typical fishing villages of the area. Get the chance to visit the market in Olhão before or after your boat trip, and marvel at the wide variety of fresh seafood on sale, including clams, oysters and more. Lunch on the islands can be arranged (not included in the tour price). Enjoy free ...

  • From Algarve: Best of the East

    4. From Algarve: Best of the East

    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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What people are saying about Olhão

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 42 reviews

The most beautiful and idyllic excursion I have done in the Algarve, I will certainly recommend it to everyone who comes, we had a great day and we got to know these islands that I personally did not know about their existence and especially that people lived there, we had time to walk through them , bathe and eat, it was a day 10 and I do not rule out repeating again in the future, our guide Victor Hugo a fisherman from there of a lifetime made everything very enjoyable and treated us super well.

I had booked the tour for Monday, I asked to anticipate Sunday and it was possible, all in a quick and easy way. We arrived at the stand and Carlos welcomed us in the best possible way giving us all the information. Then Vitor Hugo, our guide, took us by boat to the various islands, showing himself to be friendly, helpful and experienced. We spent a pleasant day in a relaxing atmosphere without the stress of rushing (the tour lasted 6/7 hours).

A very good moment shared with a small committee (there were 10 of us with the guide) allowing very friendly exchanges ... breathtaking landscapes as often on this coast

This island-to-island trip is a marvel to discover the bay of Faro and its sublime beaches. I highly recommend !

This trip is worth of money with spectacular view, communicative and insightful tour guide.