Do you want to explore Algarve, the most visited region in Portugal, and discover all of its wonders in a different way? Then read below the best Algarve tours so that you can have a memorable stay.

Best Algarve Tours

Cruise between Alvor and Lagos

The first tour I’ve chosen for this article is an amazing cruise offered by the company Trigana Boat Trips. When I stayed in Algarve I went on this cruise – a tour that took me from the small town of Alvor to the beautiful sea coast of the city of Lagos.

The trip aboard this boat was amazing and I had the opportunity to get to know Alvor river mouth and admire its fauna and flora since this is a place chosen by many species to feed and nest. Afterwards, the boat entered the Atlantic Ocean waters and headed to Lagos where I could admire the city from a different perspective.

During this 2.5-hour cruise the boat “transformed” itself from a motorboat into a sailing boat, an experience that took me to other times. I had the opportunity to admire the wonderful Ponta da Piedade and its rocky formations and the beautiful Camilo and Dona Ana beaches. For these reasons I consider this one of the best Algarve tours.

Ria Formosa 4 Islands Tour

This cruise will take you on a trip through one of the most beautiful Portuguese natural parks, the Ria Formosa Natural Park. This park is constituted by some islands and, as you would expect, some amazing beaches.

Leaving from Faro, the catamaran will take you through the waters of Ria Formosa on a nice 5-hour tour. You’ll have time for everything and, in the summer, you can even go for a swim in the crystal clear waters during one of the stops you’ll make.

Apart from the cruise itself, you should know you’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide that will show you islands like the ones of Culatra and Armona and that will tell you more about the environmental and landscape richness of this protected area. For these reasons and others, people consider this one of the best Algarve tours.

Half-day Algarve Jeep Safari

If you want to explore Algarve away from the traditional touristy routes, then this tour is perfect for you! Because Algarve is much more than coastline and beaches, this 4-hour tour will take you on a jeep safari to some of the most beautiful locations in the countryside.

Leaving from Albufeira, spend a morning or an afternoon exploring some typical villages and towns, the ruins of the beautiful medieval Paderne castle and much more! You should also know that you’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide that will tell you more about the culture and tradition of this region and about the castle’s history.

During this tour and to make this experience one to remember, you’ll have the opportunity to visit an old distillery where you can savour the famous fruit brandy aguardente de medronho, apart from other liqueurs and honey. What are you waiting for to book this tour that will show you the most authentic and genuine Algarve? Wait no more!

Cruise between Lagos and Luz Beach

Another great tour you can book during your stay in this region, this is a cruise in the west coast of Algarve you don’t want to miss. Discover this part of the Algarve coastline in a 3-hour tour.

Leaving from Lagos, climb aboard a catamaran and go explore the magnificent Ponta da Piedade where you can admire beautiful bluffs and mysterious caves; the cruise then continues through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to Luz Beach.

You should also know that the catamaran will make an obvious stop for you to relax and have fun. You’ll have at your disposal different gear like paddle boards, snorkelling masks and even a trampoline for the most daring. A tour to consider!

Dolphin and Sea Caves Cruise

If you’re a nature lover and enjoy admiring it in its purest form, then you should know this is one of the best Algarve tours you can ask for. Climb aboard a small boat, in Albufeira’s marina, and go discover inaccessible places by land and much more!

Know that, apart from an experienced skipper that knows these waters like the palm of his hand, you’ll also have the company of a marine biologist that will give you a unique perspective about the wonders of the coastline and, in particular, the dolphins that you will find swimming there.

Enjoy this 2.5-hour cruise and admire unique locations like the amazing Benagil cave and, if weather allows it, take the opportunity to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of this region, a true postcard for those who want to visit Algarve.

Do you want to try any of these tours during your stay in Algarve? Then click the links below to get more information and to book amazing experiences!

Apart from the above-mentioned tours, I invite you to discover my other suggestions below so that you can explore Algarve and have fun during your stay.

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