Do you want to explore Algarve, the most visited region in Portugal, and discover all of its wonders in a different way? If that’s the case, read below the best Algarve tours so that you can have a memorable stay.
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Best Algarve Tours
Dolphin watching and sea caves
If you love nature in its purest state, then know that this is one of the best Algarve tours. Climb aboard a boat in the marinas of Albufeira (click here or here) or Olhão (click here), and go discover places inaccessible by land and admire the beautiful dolphins that wander these Atlantic waters!
Know that, in addition to an experienced captain who knows the waters of this area like no one else, occasionally you will also have on board a marine biologist who will give you a unique perspective on the maritime life of this region and, in particular, on the dolphins that usually swim in this area.
Enjoy more than two hours of this activity and admire unique places such as the magnificent cave of Benagil and other caves that can be found along the coast, between Albufeira and the beach Praia do Carvoeiro.
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Exploring Ria Formosa
Do you want to explore one of the most beautiful Portuguese natural parks, the Ria Formosa Natural Park? If that’s the case, don’t hesitate and book one of the following activities!
With departure from Olhão, go on an adventure through the waters of Ria Formosa, a natural park constituted by some islands and, as you would expect, fantastic beaches. You will have time for everything and, in the summer, you can even take the opportunity to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of this region.
In addition to this beautiful 4-hour boat tour, know that you will be accompanied by an experienced guide that will tell you more about islands like Culatra and Armona and inform you about the wonderful landscape and environmental richness of this protected area.
If you want to discover Ria Formosa by bicycle, know that this 3-hour activity is ideal for having a different day in Algarve. Whether with family, friends or even alone, discover by bike an easy trail and some wonders of this natural park close to the city of Faro.
During this activity, make all the stops you want to admire the landscape, the fauna and flora, take photographs or simply to rehydrate yourself.
Unique boat tours in Algarve
Do you want to explore the waters of the Algarve coast in an original way? If that’s the case, discover below the activities that you can book and that will make your stay in the region unforgettable.
My first suggestion will be perfect for families as it will be aboard a boat that reminds us of other times when pirates and privateers used to rule the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
When booking this activity, you are guaranteed to enjoy 2 hours of pure fun, admire the beautiful beaches and rock formations of Albufeira and surroundings and, if you want, go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Undoubtedly, one of the activities in Algarve that you cannot miss!
The next activity is considered one of the favourite boat tours for anyone visiting Algarve and which I also recommend.
On this 6-hour tour departing from Albufeira marina, know that you can admire the beautiful landscapes of the Algarve coast while an experienced captain will give you more information about the region. But the highlight will be when the boat docks at a private beach where you will have the opportunity to go for a swim and enjoy a magnificent barbecue. An experience you won’t forget!
Departing from the Vilamoura marina, board a small boat and enjoy this 2h30 experience perfect for families or groups of friends who want to admire the Algarve coast in an original way. On this tour between Vilamoura and Albufeira, discover some beaches only accessible by sea, admire the rock formations and much more!
Are you staying in Faro or nearby and want to enjoy a magnificent sunset aboard a small boat? If that’s the case, book this activity and know that you will have the boat just for you and your family or better half. During this 1h30 tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a glass of champagne and admire the magnificent colours of the sunset in Ria Formosa.
If you are staying in Vilamoura or surroundings, choose this activity. Depart from Vilamoura’s marina and take the opportunity to admire the amazing rock formations of this Portuguese region. If you’re lucky, you can also admire the friendly dolphins that swim on these waters.
Other activities in Algarve
In addition to dolphin watching, exploration of Ria Formosa and unique cruises, there are other activities you can book in this region that is one of Portugal’s most touristy regions.
My first suggestion is for an activity that will take you to discover the beautiful landscapes of Algarve in a vintage Volkswagen, the Kastenwagen. When booking this activity, know that you can choose the location that suits you best: Portimão or Carvoeiro.
Experience a magnificent sunset while travelling in a vintage Volkswagen van through the beautiful Algarve region! Choose the pick-up place and enjoy 2h30 of pure magic, where the colours of the sunset paint the horizon and provide a unique atmosphere, perfect for romantic moments, but not only!
Are you staying in Albufeira or Vilamoura and like to photograph the wonders of the night? If that’s the case, book a night photo tour with an experienced guide, good music and lots of entertainment. Being one of the ideal activities for couples, families or friends, keep this special memory of your stay in Algarve. Try it!
Leave from Lagos in a vintage Volkswagen van in a trip to the western Algarve heritage. On this 4-hour tour you will have the opportunity to discover some less-known but not less interesting points of interest such as the menhirs of Padrão and Milrei, the Promontory of Sagres, the Cape of São Vicente and the dinosaur footprints at the beach Praia da Salema.
Discover one of the most beautiful places in Algarve in an original way: kayaking in Ponta da Piedade. During this 2h30 activity, take the opportunity to explore the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic along with the beautiful rock formations found at this point of interest. With a unique perspective on Ponta da Piedade, this will undoubtedly be an activity you will not want to miss.
Faro is one of the destinations of choice for those visiting Algarve, but not everyone knows the true beauty of this area. In this unique activity, my suggestion is that you explore the streets of the city by bicycle and discover the must-see places, on a tour that lasts 2h30.
As already mentioned, Algarve is a very beautiful region, but many people only travel to the south of Portugal to enjoy its beaches. What I propose during your stay in Lagos, is that you rent an electric bicycle and discover the various trails along the cliffs, explore the city and much more!
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