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Faro: Ria Formosa Natural Park Segway Tour & Birdwatching

1. Faro: Ria Formosa Natural Park Segway Tour & Birdwatching

Explore the plant and animal wildlife outside Faro on a 1.5-hour trip through the nearby Rio Formosa Natural Park. There, you will take a Segway tour of the reserve and spend time bird watching at Ludo, a natural reserve near Faro Beach, located inside the park. This area is a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods. The entire park is a protected area and home to several marine species and birds. It is a very special and quiet place where you can be in direct contact with nature. After pick-up, you will be taken to the park and given a Segway to use. This 2-wheeled electric vehicle uses the equilibrium of its driver to propel forward. Once you have been instructed how to operate your Segway, you will head out on the paths and trails in the park and discover the beauty and tranquility of this reserve. As you ride along, your guide will point out various animal species for you, exposing you to the natural and protected life of the region.

Ria Formosa National Park Segway Tour & Seafood Lunch

2. Ria Formosa National Park Segway Tour & Seafood Lunch

Experience a maze of trails and paths in the Ludo hiking trail with an experienced guide. Follow the trails by Segway and embark on an amazing, quiet and adventurous journey. Go further and explore all that the park has to offer. Explore the wonderful Quinta do Lago condominium, one of the most expensive condominiums in Europe, and home to a lot of celebrities. Be amazed by the wealth of its incredible villas, restaurants, lakes, bars, and facilities that surround the nature reserve. Discover some of the most acclaimed food in the world in Ria Formosa. Eat a delicious seafood festival lunch at Wax RestoBar, and get an impressive view that overlooks the sea in Faro Island.

Loulé: 3-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

3. Loulé: 3-Hour Food and Historical Center Tour

This food through through Loulé allows visitors an excellent opportunity to taste the varied cuisine of the city, as well as traditional Algarve and Portuguese dishes. Choose between a private or group tour. The tour will begin with a walk through the historical center of Loulé, where you can admire the architecture of its palatial buildings, as well as that of the more commonplace street commerce area and its squares, monuments, and gardens. Along the way you will stop at three restaurants and taverns which are famous among locals. Taste seven different tapas accompanied by tasty Portuguese wine. To conclude the experience, visit an old cafe to taste a famous regional sweet. You can also choose to drink a coffee or tea and try a local brandy. It is around food and drink that so many people meet, get to know one another, share memories, and create lasting bonds. Thus there is no better way to discover Loulé and its traditions than on a food tour.

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What people are saying about Quinta do Lago

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 77 reviews

We were the only people on this fantastic tour, so it was more or less private. Paulo of happyvan.pt showed us the historic center of Loulé, while telling all kinds of stories about its history from centuries ago till very recent. He knows this place very well. He is very attentive in picking up what you find interesting and what can be mentioned but does not need elaboration. And it’s not only history he knows about, he also told us about culture and typical Portuguese beliefs and habits, which make the stories come alive more. His English is very good, so no trouble understanding each other. Paulo is a very pleasant person to talk to, it felt like a walk and meal with an friend. The food we tasted in 3 different places (5 courses in total) was typical Portuguese, but not all tradition. Some parts were with a modern twist. We ended the evening with a tasting of amêndoa amarga, which is great also. Even though we did some walking, we felt quite full after all this.

Highly recommended! We had booked in the morning, but unfortunately everything was already full for the day (the availability display on getyourguide was incorrect). Nelson contacted us immediately and organized the sunset tour for the 4 of us in the evening. We then did this together with Andre, who was a really great guide. He told and explained a lot and took us to really nice spots. You felt really safe with him!

The Segway's were really easy to learn and operate. The terrain was so much more enjoyable than taking a Segway tour IN a city. It felt great to be out in nature. Our kids were safe and we were happy.

Excellent trip in the rain which added to the experience. Delicious wines and the food was superb. Paulo was a fabulous informative host. Highly recommend

An excellent experience with an excellent guide. Would highly recommend.