Water activity

Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

Activity provider: Oporto Adventure Tours

Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

Activity provider: Oporto Adventure Tours

From US$ 100.11 per person

Explore Gerês National Park on a day tour from Porto. Enjoy hiking and kayaking. Savor northern Portuguese cuisine during a restaurant lunch.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel pick up and drop-off in Porto and in some meeting points in Braga. Your exact pick up time will be confirmed after booking.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Gerês National Park by kayaking, hiking, and swimming
  • Relax and enjoy kayaking in clear blue waters
  • Stop in an old village for lunch featuring northern Portuguese cuisine
Full description

Discover one of Portugal’s hidden treasures on a full-day excursion to Gerês National Park. Experience the beauty of this unique landscape thorugh a day of of hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Savor local food with the included traditional Portuguese lunch.

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your door in Porto and travel to the park in an air-conditioned van. Reach the lake, where you’ll begin your tour by kayaking over its calm waters. Afterwards, relax on a sandy beach and try to stand up paddle before returning to the van.

Stop at a local restaurant with amazing views of Rio Cavado, and refill with mouth-watering local cuisine paired with delectable wine. In the afternoon, visit a waterfall and lagoon, where you can swim and relax.

Visit the old village of Fafiao, and learn more about Portuguese lifestyle in the countryside. Return to your accommodation in Porto at the end of your tour.

Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off in Porto and some meeting points in Braga
  • Guide and transportation by 4x4 Land Rover
  • Personal insurance
  • Traditional Portuguese lunch
  • Photos and videos
  • Contribution to the local associations that help to preserve nature and the culture of villages located in the national park
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring swimwear and a towel, and wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing
  • Sunscreen is recommended
  • The tour can be canceled due to severe weather conditions (such as severe rain, snow or thunderstorms)
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • The itinerary can be altered to make the best of the weather conditions in winter and summer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 130 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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What a fabulous day out! Big thanks to Miguel who really made the trip even more memorable. He had great local knowledge, was easygoing and created a nice group dynamic. This trip was great value for money and the kayaking+ paddleboarding was the highlight. As a non-swimmer, Miguel paid extra attention to make sure I felt safe and didn't miss out on the experience. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Porto! Unfortunately we left before we could give a tip, but please accept a huge thanks from us! E&E

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October 14, 2022

This trip was honestly amazing, so glad we went! We had visited Geres park a few years ago but this was such a different trip. Kayaking on the lake was really fun, lunch was delicious and getting to swim near the waterfall was fantastic! The place we swam was so secluded, no other people there just our group of 7. Would highly recommend this trip to see some beautiful natural sights! Shout out to our incredible guide Renata (probably one of the best tour guides ever). She has so much knowledge of the national park and surrounding area. The whole day was so relaxing and nothing was too much trouble for Renata, she really made the experience for us!

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October 8, 2022

This tour is highly recommended. Inez our cheerful and enthusiastic guide was fantastic. The trip in the jeep over bumpy roads, the kayaking with swimming in the large lake, the authentic Portuguese food and then the relatively short walk to the beautiful waterfalls where we could cool down in the water and finally a walk through the old village. Inez knew a lot to tell and we enjoyed this day.

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August 1, 2022

Product ID: 72364