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  1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Faro
  4. Ria Formosa

Algarve: 2-Hour Ria Formosa Kayak Tour from Faro

Product ID: 40500
Explore the Ria Formosa Nature Park on a guided kayaking tour. No previous experience is necessary to enjoy paddling in one of Portugal’s most important wetlands for aquatic birds. Discover the vast variety of wildlife on this family friendly activity.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Paddle your kayak along the channels and marshes of Ria Formosa Nature Park
  • Discover the abundance of wildlife in this protected area with your nature guide
  • Enjoy views of the lovely old town of Faro on the return trip
Full description
This 2-hour kayak tour in the Ria Formosa Nature Park will take you on an adventure of exploration along the channels and marshes of this spectacular wetlands area.

With your guide you'll discover the enormous abundance of wildlife and learn about the history and local economic activities of one of the most important protected areas in the Algarve.

You'll head out on a leisurely paddle through the peaceful waters of the Ria Formosa Park and stop at one of its islets for a break and a chance to take in the beauty of the unique habitats.

After your rest stop you’ll paddle back as you enjoy stunning views of the old town of Faro along the way.

All tours are accompanied by experienced instructors. The kayaks are double, sit-on-top models, and are safe, comfortable, and glide along easily. No previous paddling experience is required to enjoy this nature activity.
  • Guided kayak tour
  • Use of kayak, paddles, and safety gear
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval Doca de Recreio de Faro 8000-541 Faro Algarve - Portugal N 37º 0'54.19" W 007º 56'13.74"

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
Please note the following:

• You may want to bring a small snack.
• Bring plenty of drinking water to avoid dehydration.
• Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes that are suitable for kayaking (a windbreaker and a waterproof coat are useful, although not essential).
• A rucksack or backpack is recommended to carry your snack, sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen.
• It’s a good idea to bring along a camera, swimsuit, and beach towel.
• A change of clothing can make a difference at the end of your kayak tour.
• Safety comes first, so please follow the instructions and recommendations of your guide, especially those relating to safety issues
• May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
• The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
• Not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Great trip.

Really good guide. Brought the nature park to life.

August 19, 2018

A Nice and memorable trip!

Our guide is so knowledgeable and nice. We enjoy our trip very much!

June 27, 2017

Great time and guide was excellent

Great time with family in kayaks seeing the rio Formosa and wildlife

April 14, 2017

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