10. From Portimão: Arade River Boat Tour to Silves Medieval Town
Relax in a serene atmosphere surrounded by natural beauty of the riverbanks on a 3-hour river boat tour from Portimão to the charming medieval town of Silves. Hop off in Silves to visit the town before returning to Portimão. The river tour is perfect for those looking to escape the crowds and discover the hidden treasures of the Algarve. Ideal for couples, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, company events, relaxing trips, families or anyone who wants a different, comfortable, calm and fun boat trip. Departing from Portimão, we'll head up the river to the charming medieval town of Silves, the first capital of the Algarve. As we pass through verdant landscapes and picturesque farms, our experienced guide will share with you the history of the Arade River and the culture of the region, showing you famous places and historical landmarks. As we approach Silves we will sail with the tide, which allows us to go with a very quiet engine. As we glide along the calm waters, you will have the opportunity to discover the feeling of calm that the river conveys, while we leave the hustle and bustle of Portimão behind. Upon arrival in Silves, and if the favourable conditions are met, you can hop off to explore the city before returning to Portimão. On the way back to Portimão relax in a serene atmosphere surrounded by the natural beauty of the riverbanks while sipping on something refreshing. If you wish, we can even play your favourite playlist on our speaker. During the summer months, and if favourable maritime and weather conditions are met, we can stop for those who want to jump in and swim in the brackish waters of the river. And, if it is a sunset tour you will have the privilege of seeing the sun setting several times across the hills! You Know that the estuary of the river Arade is an area of great interest for birdwatching, and this tour is excellent for observing birds such as: Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Cormorant White-faced Egret (Phalacrocorax carbo), Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), Great Gray Heron (Ardea cinérea), Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Black-winged Screech (Larus ridibundos), Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Sandpiper (Calidris alpina), among others. If you are looking for a more intimate and exclusive environment, you can book the tour as private. Limited to a maximum of 14 people and includes bottle of champagne. Try to swap the blue of the sea and the gold of the cliffs for the green of the hills and the silence of the river, on a tour that promises to be magical.