Day trip

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

4.9 / 5

92 reviews

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

From $111.79 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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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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, swimming and visiting viewpoints
  • 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 10-hour excursion to Gerês National Park. Enjoy a day of hiking, kayaking and savoring local food. The itinerary can be altered to make the best of the weather conditions in winter and summer. Travel to the park in an air-conditioned van. After around 90 minutes, you’ll reach the lake, where you’ll begin your tour by kayaking in the it‘s calm waters. Afterwards, relax on a sandy beach and try to stand up paddle before returning to your vehicle. Stop at a local restaurant with amazing views of Rio Cavado, where you will taste local food and wine. In the afternoon you will find 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.
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
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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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 92 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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It was amazing, wow, started off being picked up from our hotel which was great. We had a ride of 1.5 hrs, which was still entertaining thanks to Emanuel was great, charismatic fun and informative. We got there and kayaked and paddle boarded it was so amazing peaceful and fun enjoying stunning views thanks to the know of Emanuel. We followed on to an amazing Portugese Lunch which was delicious and various, they even catered for the dietary options of the whole group some of which were gluten free and vegan. After this we went a but offroading which was fun and drove to this secret water fall swimming spot which was breathtaking. We then were driven back to our hotel in porto. All in all a big credit to this amazing experience was Emanuel he made it fun and memorable for all of us. Such a character, thank you so much Emanuel! Emma and James!

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August 14, 2021

It was an unbeatable experience. Luis, our guide, is one of the friendliest and most energetic people I have ever met. Radiate sympathy and good vibes. In addition, he knows the area very well and perfectly explains the history and characteristics of the place. The park is beautiful and the activities are very fun.

August 9, 2020

Spectacular

The adventure begins by climbing in the 4x4 with Miguel (our Guide), a rally driver! Then the contact with nature, the waterfall jump in the waterfalls and the kindness of Miguel who answered all our questions in Spanish despite being the tour in English, was the icing on the cake. I would definitely repeat.

September 15, 2019

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