Algarve: Castro Marim Natures Reserve Private Half-Day Tour

Algarve: Castro Marim Natures Reserve Private Half-Day Tour

From $70.63 per person

Visit the Castro Marim Nature Reserve, a realm of serenity far from the hustle and bustle of the beach resorts. Discover a haven for countless bird species, including flamingos, in this charming patchwork of green-blue marshes and crisp white saltpans.

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Duration 50 minutes - 4 hours
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English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
From your hotel in Olhão, Tavira or Cabanas
Private group


  • Find secret places and special moments off the beaten path
  • See Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António
  • Discover the Algarve most do not know about
Full description
At Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António Salt-Marsh Nature Reserve, you'll discover a different Algarve, far from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, where the silence is only disturbed by bird cries. The reserve is the oldest in Portugal and a privileged site for the reproduction of fish, crustaceans and shellfish. The salt pans occupy around one-third of the protected area, which glisten in the sunlight, unexpectedly white in between the green of the fields and the blue of the river. For many centuries they were the main source of income in the region and are still gathered using traditional methods, in accordance with artisanal processes, delivering a product certified by the Nature Reserve. This is a favored spot for migratory birds, although it is possible to see birds throughout the year, like the black-winged stilt, which is the most common species in the area.
  • The tour rate includes all taxes, personal/driver with car/minivan, pickup and drop-off
  • There are no hidden costs
  • Gratuities

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    •  The tour is private with your personal driver/guide
    •  If you are staying in Olhão, Tavira and Cabanas de Tavira, you can be picked you up from your hotel, if you are staying at another location, please enquire about the extra cost
    •  To keep tours focused on you, groups are limited to 7 people per guide
    •  The tour is in a car/minivan
    •  The tour duration can be shortened upon your request
    • Gratuities for your guide are not included and are payable at your discretion and greatly appreciated
    • This tour provides specific pickup times; please be at your hotel lobby/ pick-up address at the time noted
    • If you require a different pickup location you must add an extra transfer to your booking
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    Product ID: 172626