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Discover the Grottos and Caves in a SUP Guided Tour

1. Discover the Grottos and Caves in a SUP Guided Tour

This tour lasts about 2 and a half hours and begins at Barranco Beach, a wild and hard to reach beach. Here you can marvel at the scenery, cliffs, grottos, and caves at this beautiful spot. Your guide will take photos of you along the way so you can take the memories back with you after the tour. From the beach, you will head out to sea to begin your journey through the different caves while learning about this sport. Admire the different caves, the light-colored limestone cliffs, and the ruins of a 17th Century fortress across the blue waters. If you are feeling brave, you can also jump from the rocks.

From Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2 Van

2. From Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2 Van

Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation and board a charismatic Volkswagen T2, complete with a road trip playlist, for a guided nature tour. Explore the Algarve in a unique way with 4 sightseeing stops. Choose the private option to book a tour guide for just you and your family. Begin by stopping at Marinha Beach. Here, you can walk through the cliffs and vegetation, see an “algar” and the famous natural arches in the sea. Then, proceed to Praia do Carvalho, which was once only accessible by sea, with its only entrance by land through a staircase carved among the rocks. After, visit Algar Seco, complete with its curious rock formations which are easy to navigate. Finally, enjoy the scenery that is presented to you at the Ponta do Altar cliffs. Your trip will be punctuated with history and local knowledge, and no rush, there will be plenty of time to explore the beauty of the trip and the places you will visit.

Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, and Winery Tour

3. Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, and Winery Tour

Much of the charm of Algarve, Portugal, resides in its ability to provide top-class tourist facilities while retaining its own identity that’s easily visible in the traditional villages and activities of the area. Explore the region’s villages with a guide and stop at a pottery shop and winery. Visit Porches Pottery, home of original ceramic art. Learn how many of the traditional methods of pottery production are still used here today. See artisans making and painting pottery by hand. Then, visit the fishing village of Benagil that’s perched above the Atlantic. See the village’s tiny but picturesque beach and hear uninterrupted sounds of the Atlantic. Heading towards the resort of Carvoeiro, stop at Algar Seco where you can see mesmerizing caves and grottoes carved from the coastline over the centuries. Later, take a stroll through the village of Ferragudo along the cobbled streets and down to the small harbor. Before finishing the tour, stop at a winery and enjoy a tour and tasting of the wines produced in this region.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 13 reviews

This tour is recommended. We have been to many places in the world and on no other tour have we felt so wonderfully looked after. Our guide Jorge created a nice tour and with the tuk tuk you simply see more of everything! The guide even assembled the tuk tuk himself, which makes the whole thing so personable and authentic! We walked a good 11,000 steps, so you should be happy to walk. But you can see beautiful places that you don't even have on your screen as a tourist. Jorge also took pictures with his professional camera, so we just pulled out our phones a few times. (And we are happy about it, in the "Posen" picture my husband and I are simply two amateurs).... You could fully concentrate on the impressions. The pictures will be sent to the specified mail at no extra charge. (Anyone who has done many tours knows what inhumane prices are charged elsewhere). Big thanks & compliments to JORGE! Wow!!!

Best way to experience the 7 hanging valleys trail with the best guide ever! The tuk tuk allows you to get all great views of the Algarve while travelling. Our guide Jorge is super friendly and upon meeting him, he provided us with blankets and bottles of water for the ride and we left on time! The tour was very informative and relaxed, we went to very beautiful spots which was just perfect if you’re looking to spend a chill morning. For a bonus, Jorge took some photos of us and also the landscape which we received through email for free! A guide and photography ~ what more could you ask for? Jorge, thank you for the lovely experience. We are for sure coming back to the Algarve and we will be recommending your tour to others! Obrigada ~ :)

This was a really lovely way to see the coast and amazing rock formations.It was breezy in the tuk tuk to start with but we were wrapped in blankets provided by Jorge.As others have said he will take pictures and email them to you very quickly at no charge.The tour went a long way over our expected finish time but we never felt rushed.I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Wonderful day and host! Jorge was kind, professional, and very knowledgeable. The tour was great if you don’t have a lot of time in the Algarve, but want to see some of the landscape:beach highlights. Jorge was kind enough to take beautiful photos for us and was full of tips. Highly recommend!!

It was very impressive and a must see. The tour guide was super friendly and had a lot of fun. Super service because he took photos for us with his camera, we are excited when we see the pictures.☺️