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  • Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

    1. Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

    Your experience begins as you are welcomed to Morgado do Quintão for a walk around the estate to observe the vineyards. This will also include a brief introduction to the local grape varieties. Following that, enjoy a tour of the grounds throughout a wine-tasting experience that explores the history of the estate, as well as the terroir-driven wines. You will also learn of the estate's plans for the future as they continue to create Algarve’s landmark wines. Your guides will also tell you all about Algarve’s local grape varieties as you enjoy a tasting 3-4 of their wines. As you sample the wines you can learn about how they're made, as well as how to best pair them with food.

  • Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

    2. Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

    Visit an interactive zoo with activities for the entire family. Interact with and feed dwarf goats, llamas, and deer at the petting farm. Explore the new dinosaur exhibit at the Terra Exotika See the biggest snake in Europe in the Reptile Pavillion. View and interact with several species of exotic animals such as the birds in the aviary, wallabies, and lemurs. After the visit to the animals enjoy lunch at our restaurant, viewing one of our many presentations with animals. Take a refreshing swim in the swimming pool or jump down the water slide. Enjoy various activities such as tree climbing, pedal karts, inflatables, pony rides, or the 18-hole mini-golf circuit. For colder or rainy days there is a large indoor area with a restaurant, inflatable bouncy castle, and stage for animal presentations.

    Our group of 6 people, 2 seniors,2 adults and 2 children under 4 years of age had a great time. We were able to join in all of the animal experiences and had photographic evidence to take home.

  • From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

    3. From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

    Departing from Marina de Portimão, your guide will take you on this 1 hour 45 minute cruise to the world-famous Jurassic caves and rock formations of the Algar de Benagil and Carvoeiro. On the way, take in views of the amazing beach of Praia da Rocha, followed by the Ponta do Altar Lighthouse, Carvoeiro village, Algar Seco, and the Alfazina Lighthouse. Cruise along before arriving at the journey's highlight, the Algar de Benagil. Stop here for some time to take photos and admire the hidden beach of this magical and ancient cave. Head then towards Praia da Marinha, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Relax while sailing along the coast on the way back to the marina in Portimão. Prepare to be amazed as you pass magnificent scenery and all your favorite spots from the way there.

  • From Portimão: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

    4. From Portimão: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

    Join this guided journey along the Algarve coastline to Benagil Cave. This fun and fantastic adventure will fully immerse you in the natural beauty of Portugal. From the pier of Clube Naval de Portimão, begin your boat ride along the coastline, admiring its churches, castles, and beautiful caves. As you glide over the water, your guide will tell you sometimes spooky ancient stories and teach you about the history of the Arade River. All boats are equipped with VHF Radios synchronized with dolphin-watching vessels. If these breathtaking animals are spotted within a 3-mile radius, the boat will go to their location.   Take in the unbelievable beauty of Benagil Cave, with its naturally formed hole at the top that lets the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below. Listen to the echoes of the wind and let yourself be calmed by your surroundings.

  • Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, & Winery Tour

    5. Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, & 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 a...

  • Algarve: Sand City Entry Ticket

    6. Algarve: Sand City Entry Ticket

    Visit the largest sand sculpture festival in the world at Lagoa. Explore an area of 6 hectares with sculptures built from 50,000 tons of sand. Be delighted by the designs of more than 60 artists from various continents. Go on a global journey and learn about traditions, nature, history, art, culture, gastronomy, cinema, sports, music, and all things travel-related. During the day, appreciate all the details of the artworks and take the best photos. At night, see the light projections that lend the sculptures a unique aura. Make your visit more comfortable and memorable by renting a 4-person buggy. Add on the buggy rental during checkout to explore the park in style.

  • Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

    7. Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

    After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour flavor tour and get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way. Punctuated with fascinating history and local knowledge, you’ll begin to discover the rich palates of Portugal’s southern coast.  You'll begin with a stop at the Convent'Bio. This space belonged to the Carmelitas Calçados d 'Alagoa Convent and was founded in 1551 under the influence of Queen D. Catarina. The space was abandoned before being recently recovered and transformed into a local store, café, and biological market. Whilst there you can drink orange juice or tea and try a slice of cake or pie. Following that, visit the picturesque Market of Silves to discover and taste some new Algarve products. You'll then proceed to Quinta do Francês to admire its unique views, before encountering one of the most famous wine producers of the A...

  • Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

    8. Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

    From the pier of São Francisco in Portimão, you will board a boat. After a warm welcome, the safety procedures will be explained. Then, the journey towards the famous Benagil Cave will start. Along the way, admire other beautiful caves along the coast and hear old stories about them from your guide. If you're lucky, you will be able to see dolphins. All the boats are equipped with radios that will be tuned in to the same channel as the dolphin watching boats. If dolphins are spotted, which is very frequent on the Algarvian coast, and they are within 2 nautical miles, you will have the opportunity to see them. After stopping at the Benagil Cave to take pictures, the boat will continue to the breathtaking Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve. The marshland of the Alvor estuary is one of the finest places on the Algarve for birdwatching, so it's likely you'll spot pink flamingos and many other bir...

    We had a fantastic day on the water with Joanna and Guillerme, they had our experience at the top of their priority and made the day the peak of our holiday.. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • Algarve Mountains and Benagil Sea Cave by Jeep and Boat

    9. Algarve Mountains and Benagil Sea Cave by Jeep and Boat

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or accommodation, and then travel off-road on a Jeep tour into the magnificent mountains of the Algarve. Pass typical villages far from the tourist resorts and taste regional produce, such as organic marmalades and the local medronho firewater. Learn about the fauna and flora and get the chance to buy food and beverages to enjoy during lunch. Head to a spectacular winery, where beer is also produced, and take a tour of the estate before a wine tasting with snacks. Appreciate the beautiful surroundings as you sample the produce. Then, take a boat cruise along the coast and look inside the spectacular rock formations of Benagil Sea Cave. Jump in for a swim, weather permitting, and look for dolphins in their natural environment.

  • Foot Reflexology and Foot Massage at your Accommodation

    10. Foot Reflexology and Foot Massage at your Accommodation

    Enjoy a one-hour foot reflexology and foot massage session during your holiday in the Algarve. Choose from three different hotel accommodation locations. Experience pressure on points on your feet that correspond to areas of the body that need to be treated, stimulating the flow of energy to those areas. The reflexologist is trained to read the unique signs of the feet and to understand how these signs relate to physical and emotional well-being. The session involves a constant interaction between you and the practitioner. Enjoy a thorough foot massage as you relax and get into an even calmer state of mind.

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What people are saying about Carvoeiro

Very nice guides and a very personal tour, no mass tourism clearance. A lot was said about the caves and there were many free bathing beach recommendations. A refreshing excursion, especially on hot days.

Everything spectacular from the guide explaining everything very well, the captain super skillful and confident, the breathtaking landscapes, all the caves have a natural beauty

Great tour and beautiful sites! Jorge our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us time to explore all the sites. Highly recommend this tour!

Great experience, super relaxing, perfect add on to our vacation :)

A beautiful setting. Very friendly. Highly recommended