Guided tour

Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

4.9 / 5

13 reviews

Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

From US$ 29.11 per person

Descend beneath the city of Loulé to discover the history of the rock salt mine and admire ancient geological rock formations.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at majestic ancient geological formations
  • Learn about the history of rock salt mining and its historic importance to the local economy
  • Enjoy a guided visit where you will learn fun facts about geology and mining
Full description
Enjoy a guided visit to the TechSalt salt mine and learn about geology, the history of the mine, and the rock salt mining economy of the area. Descend to a depth of 230 meters under the city of Loulé as you are escorted along an underground route. Discover more about the evolution of rock salt mining processes as well as the economic importance of the mine in the region. Admire the vast chambers of ancient rock formations, some of which date back over 230 million years.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Protective equipment: helmet, flashlight, and reflective vest
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food or drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at R. Combatentes da Grande Guerra, 78 As you enter the mining park, on your left side, there is a parking area available for visitors.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for those who are uncomfortable in dark or closed spaces
  • The temperature in the mine remains stable throughout the year, between 23 and 24 degrees Celcius
  • Comfortable clothing and closed shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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September 3, 2021

Amazing experience. Informative. Hands-on! Great for the whole family.

August 24, 2021

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