Nature, Escapism & Secrets of the Eastern Algarve

      Tavira & Castro Marim

    7 nights

     From March to November

     Authentic Guesthouse or 4* Hotel
      Tavira & Castro Marim

    7 nights

     From March to November

     Authentic Guesthouse or
              4* Hotel

Natural Wonders of the Algarve

Discover this unspoilt side of the Algarve, with nature fuelled activities such as observing wild dolphins, visiting an organic herb farm in the Algarve countryside , horseback riding in the lagoons and experiencing a unique floating spa experience in the middle of nowhere.

Price from € 1556 per person, double occupancy


Nature, Escapism & Secrets of the Eastern Algarve, Portugal
Nature, Escapism & Secrets of the Eastern Algarve, Portugal
Nature, Escapism & Secrets of the Eastern Algarve, Portugal
Nature, Escapism & Secrets of the Eastern Algarve, Portugal


Brief itinerary

Day

Highlights

Overnights

Day 1:

Arrival in Tavira - Stay in a Boutique Country House

Tavira

Day 2:

Wild Dolphin Observation

Tavira

Day 3:

Beekeeper Experience & Organic Farm Visit

Tavira

Day 4:

Tuk Tuk Tavira & Вoat Tour + Beach Horse Riding

Tavira

Day 5:

Stay in a Beach Boutique Hotel & Natural Floating Spa Experience

Castro Marim

Day 6:

Jeep Nature Safari Tour

Castro Marim

Day 7:

Free Day in Castro Marim

Castro Marim

Day 8:

Departure

Castro Marim

Day 1


Arrival in Tavira - Stay in a Boutique Country House

As you touch down at Faro airport, you will see the fascinating view of the Ria Formosa lagoons, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. Meet your private chauffeur at the airport and drive 30 mins to Tavira surroundings. Then directly to the hotel for check in the accommodation of your choice:

Quinta dos Perfumes

Immerse yourself amongst beautiful nature at Quinta dos Perfumes, a charming boutique country house which was once dedicated to the distillation of mallow flowers, to obtain essences for perfumes. Appreciate the tranquility and take time to relax among the citrus orchards, fig and carob trees.

Overnight: Tavira

or

 Pousada Convento de Tavira

Get comfortable in your hotel at Pousada Convento de Tavira, a superbly restored convent with Islamic archaeological treasures dated from the 13th century. Relax by the pool and enjoy this delightful start to your holiday.

Overnight: Tavira


Day 2

Wild Dolphin Observation

Make your dream come true and have the chance to observe wild dolphins, swimming and diving around your boat. Learn more about these beautiful creatures with your private marine biologist. Admire views of the Ria Formosa and learn more about the wildlife ecosystem before heading back to Cabanas de Tavira. Lunch and afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Tavira

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 3

Beekeeper Experience & Organic Farm Visit

Today’s journey will be spent in total immersion with nature. Visit a bee farm, located in the Algarvian countryside where you will learn the daily tasks of the beekeeper and taste some delicious mountain honey.
At lunch time, head to São Brás de Alportel, the town of quirky low white houses , where a traditional Portuguese lunch will be prepared for you, in a typical restaurant.
Get ready for your next experience, and be guided through an aromatic farm plantation. Learn about the plants' benefits and taste organic teas from the farm.

NB: If the beekeeper experience is not available for our dates, we will replace it by a similar activity.

Overnight: Tavira

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4

Tuk Tuk Tavira & Вoat Tour + Beach Horse Riding

Tuk Tuk - Start the experience with a “Tuk Tuk” Tour of Tavira, driven by a local (english-spoken) that will show you authentic places and tell you about the history of this fishermen town. Lunch: The tour will take you to Santa Luzia, another little fishermen village, where you will have a traditional lunch (included) by the Ria Formosa.

Boat tour – Continue your Ria Formosa experience, feel the breeze and see the blue colors from the river in a relaxed boat tour that will lead you across the lagoon in the direction of your next activity.

Beach Horse Riding - Prepare yourself to make unforgettable memories, horse riding at low tide in the lagoons in an exceptional natural landscape. Follow your guide riding through orange orchards and carob trees and discover the beauty of Cabanas de Tavira lagoons.  Horse riding is available from all levels, it is an easy ride and horses are very calm.

Overnight: Tavira

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5

Stay in a Beach Boutique Hotel & Natural Floating Spa Experience

Leave the wonders of the Ria Formosa to immerse yourself into the Natural Salt Marsh Reserve of Castro Marim, a protected area home to thousands of birds and animals species. Feel like home at Praia Verde Boutique Hotel and check in your new comfortable room when ready.

Meanwhile, enjoy a delicious lunch at "A Terra", the stunning restaurant of Praia Verde Hotel. In the afternoon, meet your private chauffeur and experience the natural benefits of the most unusual mineral SPA floating bath and self-applied mud treatment you have ever tried! Relax your mind, recharge your body and go with the flow listening to bird songs in the natural surroundings.* (* The location is rustic and unique: in natural salt pans, in the middle of the nature ).

Overnight: Castro Marim

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 6

Jeep Nature Safari Tour

This journey will take you through spectacular views of the real Algarve, where tourists don’t normally go.
Venture out of a private jeep and be guided through the unspoilt countryside, where you can observe different species of birds, and learn about local fauna and flora. Stop in local villages on the road to Odeleite and experience the local life, tasting the natural products of the Algarve.
Pause and enjoy authentic Portuguese gastronomy, before heading to the Salt Marshes of Castro Marim, learning the ancient methods of salt extraction and making unforgettable memories.

Overnight: Castro Marim

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 7

Free Day in Castro Marim

Wake up to the sound of birds and serene views. Enjoy the soft morning glow, having breakfast prepared with local produce.
Today, you are free to do anything you like, either relaxing by the pool, going to the beautiful Praia Verde beach or booking other nature activities such as Birdwatching, Tree Top Adventure Park or even be more adventurous trying the zipline between Spain and Portugal!

Overnight: Castro Marim

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 8


Departure

It is time to say goodbye to the beautiful Algarve and get ready for your private airport transfer. You are now richer in experiences, in emotions and have made unforgettable memories for the rest of your life. Get comfortable in-flight and watch over the lagoons feeling grateful for what you have discovered. Promise yourself “I’ll be back”.

Meals included: Breakfast



Price Includes:

  • 4 nights stay in Tavira and 3 nights in Castro Marim with breakfast included
  • 4 Lunches 
  • All activities
  • Private guides during activities 
  • Round-trips to Faro airport
  • All transports between activities and accommodations

Price Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Dinners

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