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Faro

The Algarve’s capital charms explorers with its walled old town, eclectic architecture, and nature reserve.

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From Faro: Benagil Cave, Marinha Beach, Algar Seco & More

1. From Faro: Benagil Cave, Marinha Beach, Algar Seco & More

Prepare for an unforgettable coastal journey from Faro to the awe-inspiring Benagil Cave, a hidden treasure along the Algarve coastline. This isn't your ordinary tour; it's an adventure that promises excitement, unparalleled discovery, and incredible vistas, offering you a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the Algarve's coastal splendour. On top of that we'll if you're feeling up for some excitement, we'll take you to some secret caves and grottos. Itinerary: 1.Start: Your adventure kicks off at Faro Marina, where our spirited local instructor will be eagerly waiting for you. Step aboard our comfortable mini bus as we embark on an exhilarating coastal expedition. 2: Algar Seco & Boneca a Coastal Adventure: Our first destination is the breathtaking Algar Seco, where the adventure truly begins. You will have the chance to adventure a long coastal trails and pathways that wind their way through this picturesque landscape. You'll also get to see Boneca cave often referred to as "The Doll's Cave," is a captivating sea cave situated within the Algar Seco area. 3: Benagil Cave Tour From Above: Delve into the extraordinary as we unveil the wondrous Benagil Cave. While venturing inside is no longer possible, we've uncovered an exhilarating way to witness its grandeur. We'll lead you to a jaw-dropping viewpoint from which you can gaze in awe at the colossal sea cavern, a moment that will send shivers down your spine. 4: Marinha Beach Paradise: The thrill continues as we make our way to Marinha Beach, a place of unparalleled beauty with its dramatic cliffs and crystal-clear waters. Dive into the Seven Hanging Valleys, a paradise for adventure seekers. Whether you're swimming, exploring, or just basking in the tranquillity, this is a piece of heaven on Earth. If you're feeling brave, we've even prepared a few sorties to secret caves and grottos that are still accessible. 5: Cliffside Spectacular: Throughout this escapade, you'll be treated to spectacular cliffside panoramas that are nothing short of mesmerising. Each viewpoint is a photo opportunity, a memory etched in time. 6: Return to Faro in Comfort: As the day winds down, our trusty mini bus will pick you up from Marinha Beach, ensuring a seamless return to Faro Marina. You'll find yourself back at the heart of Faro, where you can further extend your adventure or easily make your way back to your accommodations. This is more than a cave tour, a hop on and off or walking tour; it's an incredible voyage into the Algarve's coastal paradise. Don't miss this opportunity to create unforgettable memories. Book your spot now and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

Albufeira: MiniGolf Adventure Park Entry Ticket

2. Albufeira: MiniGolf Adventure Park Entry Ticket

Located in the heart of Albufeira, MiniGolf Adventure Park promises fun and entertainment to all who visit. With unique facilities, the conditions are perfect for you to perfect your game. Work your way around the 20-hole course, with magnificent waterfalls in the background. If you have never played mini-golf before, now is your chance to learn. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings while relaxing and having fun with family and friends.

Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

3. Faro: Ria Formosa Faro Islands Catamaran Tour

Sail to the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park by catamaran, with regular departures scheduled from Faro. The journey follows the Ria Formosa channels and includes stops at the magical islands of Farol and Deserta. See the imposing Santa Maria Lighthouse in Farol and enjoy time to explore and try island cuisine. In Deserta, admire the rolling dunes and unique landscapes. Look out for unique flora and fauna, including the chameleon. Enjoy plenty of swimming opportunities on both islands, with secluded beaches and pristine shores. On board, learn about the islands and the park with insightful commentary from your guide in various languages.

Faro: Tourist Train Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

4. Faro: Tourist Train Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Relax and enjoy a Faro tour on a special tourist train. During this tour, you will visit beautiful and important monuments of the city, including Old City, the Jardim Manuel Bivar, Igreja da Misericórdia, Sé de Faro, Teatro Lethes, Igreja do Carmo, Igreja São Pedro, Zona Comercial da Baixa de Faro, pass by the lagoon Ria Formosa and the new town. Via a multilingual audio system, learn curious facts and secrets as you pass by each location. Your ticket is valid for a full day, so you can stop at any of our stops, explore the surroundings and hop back in to the next stop. The stops are: Praça D. Francisco Gomes (where our tour starts), Jardim da Alameda, Ermida de Santo António, Mercado da Cidade e Igreja do Carmo.

Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

5. Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

Enjoy a guided visit to the TechSalt salt mine and learn about geology, the history of the mine, and the rock salt mining economy of the area. Descend to a depth of 230 meters under the city of Loulé as you are escorted along an underground route. Discover more about the evolution of rock salt mining processes as well as the economic importance of the mine in the region. Admire the vast chambers of ancient rock formations, some of which date back over 230 million years.

Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

6. Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

Explore the Algarve coast which is legendary for pirate adventures and pristine beaches. Cruise along the coast between Albufeira Marina and Carvoeiro beach on a luxury boat that offers you the chance to swim, relax, and maybe even see a dolphin or two. Begin with a relaxing ride through the caves and rock formations that make this landscape so unique. Stop for swim in a stunning location with stunning views. Head out to sea in your search for the playful dolphins who call these waters home. Enjoy sailing along in comfortable vessel that is ideal looking for dolphins. Learn facinating facts about these majestic animals from your guide. Return to the meeting point at the end of your tour.

From Faro: Benagil Cave Adventure Tour and More

7. From Faro: Benagil Cave Adventure Tour and More

Discover the beauty of Algarve with our guided day trip, where you'll visit some amazing places and have exciting experiences. 1. Benagil Cave - Nature's Wonder Our journey kicks off at Benagil Cave, a natural wonder you won't want to miss. Your guide will show you the way and share interesting facts about the area. 2. 7 Hanging Valleys Trail - Breathtaking Views Next, we'll explore the 7 Hanging Valleys Trail, where nature unfolds its beauty before your eyes. Stroll along the path and be treated to awe-inspiring views and towering cliffs that will take your breath away. Marinha Beach - Relax in Paradise After our trail adventure, we'll make our way to Marinha Beach, a true paradise on the Algarve coast. Here, you can unwind, sunbathe, and dip your toes in the clear blue waters. Feel the soft golden sands beneath your feet and soak in the serene surroundings. It's the perfect time to relax and recharge for the rest of our journey. 3. Algar Seco Caves - Hidden Gems Our adventure continues with a visit to Algar Seco Caves, known for their unique beauty. One of the highlights is the Boneca Cave, offering breathtaking sea views that will leave you in awe. 4. Cliff Jumping - Thrills Await The tour wraps up with an adrenaline-pumping cliff jumping experience at Algar Seco. Get ready for an exhilarating plunge into crystal-clear waters. After this fantastic adventure, we'll return to Faro, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your Algarve tour.

From Olhão: Ria Formosa 3-Island Full-Day Tour

8. From Olhão: Ria Formosa 3-Island Full-Day Tour

Begin your island-hopping trip with your captain who will act as your tour guide. First, stop at Lighthouse Island, where you can visit its village, get a drink, go to the beach, and explore the neighborhoods of beautiful houses. Continue on to Culatra Island for a few hours for a picnic lunch or visit one of the local restaurants. Culatra Island has beautiful swimming areas, if you prefer to play in the water instead of eating here. Stop on the island for 2 hours to enjoy lunch and to explore the village. Next, make your way to Armona Island or Desert beach , depending on the season. In the summertime, Deserta beach hosts a beautiful, wild beach with no buildings. Explore either the Ria Formosa for a swim, or take in the Atlantic Ocean side of the island. The beautiful Armona Island is inhabited all year-long with locals and vacationers. Discover its deserted beach and take in the tranquil surroundings.

Loulé: Quinta da Tôr Winery Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

9. Loulé: Quinta da Tôr Winery Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

Visit Quinta da Tôr, a local family-owned winery in Algarve, and learn more about wine making as well as what makes it so special in the Algarve region. Taste 4 different wines from the winery with traditional bread and olive oil from the region. Algarve is known for its amazing beaches, golf courses and famous caves, but for some years now the wineries have become one of the highlights of the region, gaining recognition both nationally and internationally. During your tour of the winery you will not only see the facilities of the winery, but also learn more about the unique climate here: the low temperatures in the winter and high temperatures in the Summer, which allows Algarve to have a good and balanced maturation of the 7 grapes that its land has to offer (Touriga Nacional, Sirah, Carbernet Sauvignon, Aragonez, Siria, Arinto, Chardonnay). After your tour, indulge in a wine tasting with 4 different wines selected around your choice of wine class and type. Select from the groupings: Classic Wines, Oaky Wines, Brave Wines, Premium Wines and Golden Algibre Wines. Taste the regional bread and olive-oil with your wine.

From Faro: 4 Stops, 3 Islands in Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

10. From Faro: 4 Stops, 3 Islands in Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

Enjoy a catamaran tour in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Discover its 3 islands with 4 stops included. Swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters, explore a traditional fishing village and see how oysters are farmed. Start your tour by crossing the channels of the Ria Formosa to observe the seabirds feeding on the edges of the marshes. Enjoy your first stop for 45 minutes at Ilha Deserta and swim and snorkel in the crystalline waters. Then, head to the next stop, Ilha do Farol for another 45 minutes to discover the lighthouse and take pictures of the typical Algarve houses around it. Sail towards Ilha da Culatra for the third stop, a fishing community, for 2 hours of free time. Enjoy the option to have lunch at a traditional restaurant on the island where the main course varies between fresh fish and seafood. Finally, make your last stop where you can observe oyster farming in the Hangars. Admire the tide changes at the Ria Formosa.

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The tour was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The lovely guide was super knowledgeable about each area if the tour. Offered help when climbing and made me feel safe at all times. Enough time to explore each stop with moments for pictures. As a solo traveller this was amazing. The drivers were kind and made the trips to/from and around comfortabe at all times. Would definitely recommend! Thanks again

The tour was great. Both the tour and the transport were problem-free. The most beautiful corners were visited in detail. There was enough time to take photos. Also highly recommended with children 👍🏻

The tour guide was really kind and very informative. We learned a lot of things about the history of the caves. The driver was also really kind. The landscape was amazing ! I really recommend this tour

It was a pleasure to do this tour! The guide was very experimented & informative. You can see that she loves what she’s doing! By the way, the playlist of the driver was really cool :)

The meeting point was actually the reception not where the app tells you