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Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Look for dolphins and hidden caves on a half-day dolphin watching cruise of the Algarve from Albufeira. Bring your swimsuit and towel, as the activity includes a stop for a swim. Marvel at the rock formations, and access areas that other vessels can’t reach. A marine biologist will be on board to provide all necessary information about these wonderful creatures. Be aware that as dolphins are wild animals, sightings can not be guaranteed.

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Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

2. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

Look for dolphins and other marine life off the coast of the Algarve on a 2.5-hour cruise by boat. Explore sea caves, look for close ocean animal encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches. Depart from the Marina de Albufeira and head towards Carvoeiro Beach enjoying the breathtaking landscapes, pleasant weather and crystal clear waters of Portugal's southern shore along the way. Marvel at the contrast of colors between the rocky cliffs and caves, the blue of the sea and the indigenous flora and fauna. Get a safety briefing to ensure you are comfortable once on board the boat, and enjoy the services of an experienced captain throughout the journey. Benefit from life jackets and raincoats to keep you safe and dry on the trip. Explore a selection of sea caves along the coast of the Algarve, looking for dolphins and other animals on your adventure. Enter the caves for up-close encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches to make this an experience to remember for a lifetime.

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From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Jeep Safari

3. From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Jeep Safari

Capture the essence of the Algarve aboard a 4WD jeep on a half-day off-the-beaten-path adventure through the Portuguese countryside. Depart Albufeira and travel through beautiful landscapes to see regional architecture, dense forests of cork trees that supply the wine industry, and groves of fragrant orange trees. Sample the gastronomical delights of the region at a local farm, and taste their honey and homemade liquors. Go to an old distillery to try some of the legendary Medronho (Aguardente de Medronhos). Drive along hidden tracks and encounter historic villages, swim in a local river, and marvel at spectacular waterfalls. Learn about the customs and traditions of the rustic villages from a guide full of knowledge about the local history, nature, lifestyle, and landscape.

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Algarve Full-Day Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

4. Algarve Full-Day Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

Head off the beaten track in a 4X4 Jeep for an off-road safari in the Algarve countryside. Admire beautiful landscapes and regional architecture and experience the tastes of the Algarve. You’ll have the opportunity to taste local honey and liquors and visit an old firewater distillery, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the famous medronho drink. In addition, you’ll be able to try local favorite local dishes at lunch. Discover the hidden Algarve in a 4WD Jeep, visit the area’s centuries-old villages, and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery. During the ride, your professional guide will tell you about the history, customs, and traditions of the region’s rustic villages.

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Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

5. Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

The Algarve coast brings to mind pirate adventures, and pristine beaches. Today you will explore the coast between Albufeira Marina and Capvoeiro beach on a luxury boat that offers you the chance to swim, relax, and maybe even see a dolphin or two! Begin with a relaxing ride through the caves and rock formations that make this landscape so unique. Then head out to sea in your search for the dolphins who call these waters home. Your boat is the perfect vessel for dolphin exploration, and these playful and fun animals are truly a sight to behold! Your expert guide will share with you interesting facts and history on this memorable trip.

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Lagos: Lagos Zoo Entrance Ticket

6. Lagos: Lagos Zoo Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a day of fun for all the family with an entrance ticket to Lagos Zoo. See animals from more than 350 species, including monkeys, crocodiles and snakes. Stroll around the enclosures of the small but beautiful venue, where 200 botanical species from 5 continents are a feast for the eyes. Get up close to tame animals at the children's petting farm, where you can feed the goats and pigs for a small fee. Let your children let off steam at the playground and avail of the on-site snack bar and souvenir shop. Relax with a picnic lunch on one of the zoo's many seats and watch the animals as you eat. Go to Restaurante O Cangalho at the entrance for a more substantial meal, and sit in the beautiful outside area to enjoy a wide variety of traditional dishes.

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From Albufeira: Dolphins and Caves 2.5-Hour Boat Trip

7. From Albufeira: Dolphins and Caves 2.5-Hour Boat Trip

Climb aboard a unique catamaran in the marina of Albufeira for a 2-hour trip along the coast of the Algarve. Look for native wildlife, including whales, sharks, turtles and sea birds, and encounter dolphins in their natural environment. Benefit from the chance to admire these friendly animals in the water, and keep your eyes open for the prevalent, short-beaked common dolphin and bottlenose dolphins that can live for up to 45 years and reach 4 meters in length. Along the way, marvel at the caves and rock formations that make the south coast of Portugal one of the most beautiful in the world.

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Algarve: Sunset Jeep Safari Tour

8. Algarve: Sunset Jeep Safari Tour

Discover an off the beaten path version of the Algarve countryside aboard a 4WD Jeep. Visit the ancient villages, passing streams and spectacular scenery of Algarve.  You will get to stop at a local river for a swim, visit a small Moorish farm to taste the famous medronho, liqueurs and honey. Learn about the customs such as cork making, and traditions of the rustic villages from a highly knowledgeable guide, who knows all about the local history, nature, lifestyle and landscape you see.  Watch the sunset at one of the highest points in the area and enjoy dinner in a typical restaurant.

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Algarve Full-Day Jeep Safari

9. Algarve Full-Day Jeep Safari

Escape the hustle and bustle of the Central Algarve on a full-day safari by 4WD vehicle, and drive through the region’s beautiful landscapes and off-road terrain. Following a pick-up from your hotel (available from accommodations between Praia da Luz and Quinta do Lago), enjoy a short briefing about the adventure to come. Then, venture along narrow roads as you head into the Algarve mountains. Pass through typical villages frozen in time. Continue along off-road trails that take in breathtaking landscapes and viewpoints. Hear explanations about the local culture and regional products. Continue along off-the-beaten tracks for some adrenaline thrills and more adventure if the weather allows. Taste local jams and liquors in the deepest heart of the Algarve, where traditional villages are refreshed by streams, and old settlements remain the same as they have for centuries.

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Zoomarine: Day Trip from Lisbon

10. Zoomarine: Day Trip from Lisbon

This tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in Lisbon. You will be driven to Zoomarine, listen to the live commentary whilst onboard. Then once at the park, you will have skip the line tickets. Your guide will also transfer you back to Lisbon by the end of day. The Zoomarine is a great place to learn about the ocean, in a fun and engaging way. Their are rides that will excite you, such as the Jurassic River and the Buffalo Train. Animal performances to entertain you, be amazed at the dolphins jumping on command. Watch a 4D movie in the theater. Let the kids run wild on the water slides. Relax by the pool side. Splash around with babies in the baby pool. Or watch the Pirate bay show. Whatever you do, you won't regret spending a day at Zoomarine. 

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What people are saying about Albufeira

It was such a nice experience. We were able to see dolphins and a very nice guide gave us a brief explanation of them. The atmosphere was amazing and it was not only because of beautiful views but as well because of amazing staff working there. Thank you! :)

Very good time spent. We got to see the dolphins up close and follow them for a little while it was cool! The visit to the caves and the different beaches were fabulous. The staff are very friendly

We had an amazing experience everything about it how accommodating and pleasant the driver was the other people that had the experience with us the sites

Beautiful ride. Friendly and very attentive guides. Company committed to time and security. Easy location of the meeting point.

Wonderful guide Thomas made everything fantastic! Totally recommend the experience!