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From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Jeep Safari

1. From Albufeira: Half-Day Algarve Jeep Safari

Capture the essence of the Algarve aboard a 4WD jeep on a half-day off-the-beaten-path adventure through the Portuguese countryside. Depart Albufeira and travel through beautiful landscapes to see regional architecture, dense forests of cork trees that supply the wine industry, and groves of fragrant orange trees. Sample the gastronomical delights of the region at a local farm, and taste their honey and homemade liquors. Go to an old distillery to try some of the legendary Medronho (Aguardente de Medronhos). Drive along hidden tracks and encounter historic villages, swim in a local river, and marvel at spectacular waterfalls. Learn about the customs and traditions of the rustic villages from a guide full of knowledge about the local history, nature, lifestyle, and landscape.

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Lagos: Lagos Zoo Entrance Ticket

2. Lagos: Lagos Zoo Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a day of fun for all the family with an entrance ticket to Lagos Zoo. See animals from more than 350 species, including monkeys, crocodiles and snakes. Stroll around the enclosures of the small but beautiful venue, where 200 botanical species from 5 continents are a feast for the eyes. Get up close to tame animals at the children's petting farm, where you can feed the goats and pigs for a small fee. Let your children let off steam at the playground and avail of the on-site snack bar and souvenir shop. Relax with a picnic lunch on one of the zoo's many seats and watch the animals as you eat. Go to Restaurante O Cangalho at the entrance for a more substantial meal, and sit in the beautiful outside area to enjoy a wide variety of traditional dishes.

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Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

3. 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 bird species. On the way back to Portimão, admire the impressive Praia do Alvor, one of the largest sandy beaches of the Algarve.

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What people are saying about Portimão

We were picked up from our hotel by the lovely Hugo. There were 7 of us in the back of the open top Jeep. We were taken along back roads through villages and into the mountains. We saw many citrus trees, olive trees, quince, pomegranate, carob, peach and pear trees. Also sampled wild thyme, mint, rosemary and even smelled the leaves of a pepper tree. We saw farms with black pigs and goats. We even saw an avocado plantation. We stopped for a coffee break and for a break to sample the local fire water, the peri peri spice and to taste the local homey. Due to the weather being cold (as it’s nNovember), we did not do any swimming. It was also cold in the back of the Jeep, though if you dress warmly it would be fine. We had a very enjoyable day and would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see the sights of Portugal away from the beaches.

We had an amazing experience everything about it how accommodating and pleasant the driver was the other people that had the experience with us the sites

Very nice small zoo. Lots to see and all looks natural for animals. We had a great day there.*****

The view were spectacular this is a must do event when visiting Albufeira.

Had a great day,,driver has so much knowledge about the country side,,