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Sagres Natural Park: Sunset Tour by Jeep

1. Sagres Natural Park: Sunset Tour by Jeep

Do you like to explore, be surrounded by nature which has not yet been corrupted by man—then this tour is for you. Discover cliffs double the height of Cape St.Vincent on an exclusive and unique visit to see Portugal’s best sunset. This tour will take you to the Vila de Sagres, Cape of S.Vicente, an off-road secret beach spot, and another secret spot with 140 meter high cliffs to see the sunset. See the beautiful scenery while enjoying Portuguese wine and a typical chorizo with bread or cream cake.

Algarve: 1-Hour Carrapateira Horseback Riding Tour

2. Algarve: 1-Hour Carrapateira Horseback Riding Tour

Trot through Carrapateira and see the region's landscape and flora and fauna. Follow your guide as they take you through the area by horseback and enjoy incredible views. Meet your guide and have the chance to assist in combing and feeding the horses. Get to know the horses as you prepare them for your ride. Once you're ready, set off to see the nature surrounding Carrapateira. Cross the beach and go up the hilltop to stop at different viewpoints. On the first part of the ride, you'll be following a path that goes along the coast for seaside views. On the way back, pass through inland vegetation and see part of the coastal village. During your ride, your guide and coach will tell you stories about the area and details about the local nature.

Sagres: Sunset Tour

3. Sagres: Sunset Tour

After being picked up from your hotel in Lagos, venture towards Sagres. Here, visit the picturesque Algarve village, as well as the St. Vicente Cape, the most southwestern point of Europe. See the Cape Lighthouse and gain a truly unique view of the sunset which is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. Whilst enjoying the sunset indulge in a glass of port wine and a Pastel de Nata, before the tour wraps up with drop off back to your Lagos accommodation.

Algarve: Guided Half-day Trip to Lagos and Cabo Sao Vicente

4. Algarve: Guided Half-day Trip to Lagos and Cabo Sao Vicente

Travel back in time to the era of the Portuguese Discoveries on this day trip from the Algarve. Visit the golden Church of St. Anthony in Lagos, the fishing port of Sagres, and the most southwestern point in Europe, Cabo Sao Vicente. After getting picked up from your hotel in any of the main Algarve cities, travel to your first destination, Lagos. Here, marvel at the golden architecture of the church of St. Anthony and visit one of the 16th century's main slave markets. Continue towards the well-preserved fishing port of Sagres, where you can admire a 15th-century fortress. Finally, visit Cabo Sao Vicente. This is the most southwesterly point in Continental Europe and was once considered the end of the world. Admire Europe's most powerful lighthouse before returning to your hotel at the end of the day.

Coasteering Algarve: Cliff Jump, Swim & Climb in Sagres

5. Coasteering Algarve: Cliff Jump, Swim & Climb in Sagres

Begin this tour that takes place in the stunning coasteering location in the southwest Algarve, in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park located between Sagres and Lagos. Start the 3 hours of excitement by getting ready with your wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet, and shoes, and getting a briefing on safety and prevailing conditions. Walk down to the water's edge and start off exploring the coastline, hidden beaches, amazing cliffs, and rock formations, admiring the clear ocean waters and learning about the marine environment and some local traditions. Soon you’ll be swimming in the ocean and inside sea caves, and climbing and walking along the rocky shoreline. You’ll have a chance to try some cliff jumping as well. Starting with small jumps to develop your confidence and technique, you’ll build up to jumps of up to 10 meters high. You can even jump inside the grottoes. After all the action, it will be time to walk back over the cliffs along the scenic coastal path while chatting about your experience.

From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

6. From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

Journey to one of the top highlights of the Algarve: the Lagos Caves. Hop in a kayak for an active and adventurous trip to the characteristic rock formations that continue to charm visitors with their mystique and beauty. Let your experienced guide lead you to the most impressive caves on the Algarve coastline. Learn how the beautiful shapes and patterns decorating the cave walls were created by sea erosion and get to know the unique flora and fauna of the area while snorkeling. Then enjoy a relaxing stay at a beach which is solely accessible by boat. If you don't feel like paddling back, opt to ride on the support boat, which will be close by at all times during your trip.

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

7. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning landscapes of the Algarve region on a guided tour. Visit caves and beaches along Portugal's coast and learn about the region from your guide. Meet your guide at the Lagos Marina and cruise along Lagos’ coastline. Explore the caves of Ponta da Piedade, the Golden Beaches of Batata, Pinhão, D. Ana, Camilo, Barranco Martinho, Canavial, and Porto de Mós. See the Sagres, which was once thought to be the "End of The World." Learn about the colorful names of caves such as The Titanic, the Lover’s Cave, the Cathedral, and the Elephant. View the breathtaking beaches of Barranco Martinho, Canavial, and Porto de Mós. Pass by the Lighthouse, built in 1912 on old church grounds, and learn about Portugal's age of discovery and Henry the Navigator. After the tour, be returned to the departure point.

Algarve: Horse Riding Beach Tour at Sunset or Morning

8. Algarve: Horse Riding Beach Tour at Sunset or Morning

After meeting your guide at the meeting point, begin your unique horseback adventure by entering a hidden pathway leading to lush pine forests, a place of great beauty, and a typical landscape of the region. Continue along some winding paths that take you through the countryside, providing ample opportunity for contemplating the gorgeous surrounding flora of the natural park and its distinctive wild fruits. As you ride, you’ll overlook the sea along the coast until you finally move out onto the beach itself, where you’ll feel the strength and vitality of your horse as you gallop beside the sea. Witness a stunning sunset in this pristine location, leaving an impression that’s sure to last a lifetime. As the dusk continues to fall, you’ll make your way back to your original meeting point. On the morning schedule, you will also enjoy all of this, but after sunrise. We cannot accept people over 95kg. Our horses can’t support more weight. We cannot accept children under 12 years old. For that, we have created the picadero for kids experience.

Algarve: Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour to Ingrina Caves

9. Algarve: Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour to Ingrina Caves

If you've never tried stand-up paddleboarding before, then you are in for a treat! Guides will show you the basics and all safety techniques. All paddleboard equipment is provided, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids. A lot easier than surfing, you'll soon be standing on boards that are big and stable. Explore the hidden coastline of southwest Algarve from the unique perspective of a stand-up paddleboard, and discover places you would never see on a boat tour. You will be transferred through the Natural Park to the paradise beach of Ingrina or Barranco, between Lagos and Sagres. Then, it’s time to hit the coast, starting at a slow pace, stopping to enjoy magnificent grottoes and rock formations. Visit hidden beaches, and venture inside dark caves. Look out for birds above you, and fish below. You will even get the opportunity to try some cliff jumping for an adrenaline kick, or splash around and swim for those who prefer to take things gently.

Algarve: Silves, Mt Foia, Lagos, & Cape St. Vicente Day Trip

10. Algarve: Silves, Mt Foia, Lagos, & Cape St. Vicente Day Trip

Join a full-day tour to some of the most interesting and scenic locations in the Algarve. Explore the old town in Silves, climb Mount Foia, step back in time at Lagos, and visit Cape St. Vicente, the most southwestern point in Europe. Your first stop is Silves, the former Moorish capital. Visit the oldest part of the city where both the largest castle in the Algarve and the oldest cathedral are located.  Next, head to Mount Foia and take in the views. Climb the Serra de Monchique and make your way to the highest point of the Algarve. Take some spectacular photos and, on your way down, make an optional stop for lunch (cost not included).  In the afternoon, visit Lagos and discover the former slave market dating back to the 16th century. See the golden church of Santo António, the fortress, and the old town. Continue toward Cape St. Vicente, the most southwestern point of Europe. See landmarks including the lighthouse, the fishing port of Baleeira, and the fortress of Sagres.

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,000 reviews

Excellent value...more than an hour along the cliffs and sand dunes overlooking the west coast of Portugal. Ride suitable for experienced and novice riders. Great guide service.

Amazing experience. Nelson was knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel very safe with the horses. Highly recommended

Amazing trip! Guide was cool and knowledgeable. It was overall a fun trip with amazing views!

The guide was amazing and the sights were unbelievable. Definitely would recommend :)

We thought it was great, a wonderful experience and the guide was very attentive