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Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

1. Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a day at Slide and Splash in Lagoa with its more 25 attractions. Relax in the cabanas, unwind with a massage, visit the fish spa center, and more. Experience the newest area of the park, home to the "Big Fall" a full-speed shuttle, the "Boomerang" a float trip with light effects, and 6 lane "Race". Discover pools and water slides suitable for guests of all ages. For younger guests, enjoy the fantasy water world of Tropical Paradise and the children's Foam Slides. Thrill-seekers can ride the gravity-defying Big Wave or the new Big Fall, the fastest "trip-capsule" in the park – only for the bravest. Enjoy the Disco River, the Black Hole, the Banzai, the massage and fish spa, 6 dining locations, and more. Relax in the leisure area with its 15 cabanas. It's an extra charge to experience these new areas reserved for groups of 4, 6, or 10 people. Enjoy perks such as fridge use, safes, and discounts at the restaurant and shop.

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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. 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

5. 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.

From Faro: Benagil Cave Adventure Tour and More

6. 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.

Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

7. 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.

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

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

Explore three islands by boat on this cruise from Olhão to Farol, Culatra and Armona Islands or the deserted beach. Experience the beautiful, deserted beaches of the islands and discover the Culatra island. Travel in small groups of 11 people. Your guide will explain the Ria Formosa and the islands to you throughout the tour and help with anything you need. Set off with your captain and tour guide on an incredible three-island tour. First, make a stop at Ilha do Farol of 45 minutes until 1 hour , where you can visit the village, have a refreshing drink, go to the beach and stroll through the neighborhoods of beautiful houses. In Farol, there are several establishments open during the summer. Continue with a visit to Culatra Island for a few hours and enjoy a picnic or visit one of the local restaurants. Culatra Island also has a beautiful beach , if you prefer to enjoy the sea instead of eating on site. Stop on the island for 2 hours to have lunch and explore the village. Around 1000 people live on this fishing island throughout the year, where fishing has been the predominant business on the island for many generations. There are 2 schools, 1 church, 1 football team, several restaurants, cafes and souvenir and craft shops. There is a bakery with its own production that makes delicious cakes that leave our customers surprised by the authentic taste of the cakes. If you want to go to the beach we recommend taking a picnic or you can have a delicious meal on Culatra Island (in summer it's best to make a reservation) Then head to Ilha da Armona or the deserted beach, depending on the season. In summer, you can enjoy the deserted beach , with its beautiful natural landscape, free from buildings , where we will stay for 1 hour .  This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. It is a beach only accessible by boat, so it is always more deserted than the beaches on the islands. In this paradisiacal place, the white sand and crystal clear water make this beach one of the most desired in the entire Algarve and the best stop on this tour. Enjoy the tranquility of the environment. If it's too windy, cold or it's winter, we swap the deserted beach for the magnificent Armona Island! The beautiful Armona Island is inhabited year-round by locals and tourists and it is spectacular for a beautiful walk to the coast admiring the flowers and gardens of the houses on the islands, where many of them are available for rent during the holidays. If we don't stop at the deserted beach, we will stop at Armona Island for 1h00 A combination of several experiences, you will discover magnificent beaches with white sand and crystal clear water, islands and communities, admire the nature of the Ria Formosa and its fauna and flora, the gastronomy and special dishes of the Island and the region. You will learn more about fishing techniques, customs and traditions, a super complete tour to learn a lot about the region and enjoy a wonderful boat trip.

Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

9. 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.

Loulé: Explore the Quinta da Tôr Winery with Wine Tasting

10. Loulé: Explore the Quinta da Tôr Winery with Wine Tasting

Explore the Quinta da Tôr in Loulé on a guided tour. Discover the rich tradition of winemaking in the Algarve region as you taste 4 different wines produced at this family-owned winery, along with traditional bread and olive oil produced in the area. Take a break from the beaches, golf courses, and party scene of the Algarve with a guided tour of the Quinta da Tôr winery. During your tour, discover the onsite facilities with your guide and learn more about the cultivation process of excellent wines that are internationally recognized. Learn more about the unique climate that allows Algarve to have a balanced maturation of the 7 grapes found in the region, namely Touriga Nacional, Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aragonez, Siria, Arinto, and 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. Pair with some delicious regional bread and homemade olive oil.

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Our most recommended Faro National parks

Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a day at Slide and Splash in Lagoa with its more 25 attractions. Relax in the cabanas, unwind with a massage, visit the fish spa center, and more. Experience the newest area of the park, home to the "Big Fall" a full-speed shuttle, the "Boomerang" a float trip with light effects, and 6 lane "Race". Discover pools and water slides suitable for guests of all ages. For younger guests, enjoy the fantasy water world of Tropical Paradise and the children's Foam Slides. Thrill-seekers can ride the gravity-defying Big Wave or the new Big Fall, the fastest "trip-capsule" in the park – only for the bravest. Enjoy the Disco River, the Black Hole, the Banzai, the massage and fish spa, 6 dining locations, and more. Relax in the leisure area with its 15 cabanas. It's an extra charge to experience these new areas reserved for groups of 4, 6, or 10 people. Enjoy perks such as fridge use, safes, and discounts at the restaurant and shop.

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

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

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

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. 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

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.

From Faro: Benagil Cave Adventure Tour and More

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.

Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

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.

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

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

Explore three islands by boat on this cruise from Olhão to Farol, Culatra and Armona Islands or the deserted beach. Experience the beautiful, deserted beaches of the islands and discover the Culatra island. Travel in small groups of 11 people. Your guide will explain the Ria Formosa and the islands to you throughout the tour and help with anything you need. Set off with your captain and tour guide on an incredible three-island tour. First, make a stop at Ilha do Farol of 45 minutes until 1 hour , where you can visit the village, have a refreshing drink, go to the beach and stroll through the neighborhoods of beautiful houses. In Farol, there are several establishments open during the summer. Continue with a visit to Culatra Island for a few hours and enjoy a picnic or visit one of the local restaurants. Culatra Island also has a beautiful beach , if you prefer to enjoy the sea instead of eating on site. Stop on the island for 2 hours to have lunch and explore the village. Around 1000 people live on this fishing island throughout the year, where fishing has been the predominant business on the island for many generations. There are 2 schools, 1 church, 1 football team, several restaurants, cafes and souvenir and craft shops. There is a bakery with its own production that makes delicious cakes that leave our customers surprised by the authentic taste of the cakes. If you want to go to the beach we recommend taking a picnic or you can have a delicious meal on Culatra Island (in summer it's best to make a reservation) Then head to Ilha da Armona or the deserted beach, depending on the season. In summer, you can enjoy the deserted beach , with its beautiful natural landscape, free from buildings , where we will stay for 1 hour .  This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. It is a beach only accessible by boat, so it is always more deserted than the beaches on the islands. In this paradisiacal place, the white sand and crystal clear water make this beach one of the most desired in the entire Algarve and the best stop on this tour. Enjoy the tranquility of the environment. If it's too windy, cold or it's winter, we swap the deserted beach for the magnificent Armona Island! The beautiful Armona Island is inhabited year-round by locals and tourists and it is spectacular for a beautiful walk to the coast admiring the flowers and gardens of the houses on the islands, where many of them are available for rent during the holidays. If we don't stop at the deserted beach, we will stop at Armona Island for 1h00 A combination of several experiences, you will discover magnificent beaches with white sand and crystal clear water, islands and communities, admire the nature of the Ria Formosa and its fauna and flora, the gastronomy and special dishes of the Island and the region. You will learn more about fishing techniques, customs and traditions, a super complete tour to learn a lot about the region and enjoy a wonderful boat trip.

Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

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.

Loulé: Explore the Quinta da Tôr Winery with Wine Tasting

Loulé: Explore the Quinta da Tôr Winery with Wine Tasting

Explore the Quinta da Tôr in Loulé on a guided tour. Discover the rich tradition of winemaking in the Algarve region as you taste 4 different wines produced at this family-owned winery, along with traditional bread and olive oil produced in the area. Take a break from the beaches, golf courses, and party scene of the Algarve with a guided tour of the Quinta da Tôr winery. During your tour, discover the onsite facilities with your guide and learn more about the cultivation process of excellent wines that are internationally recognized. Learn more about the unique climate that allows Algarve to have a balanced maturation of the 7 grapes found in the region, namely Touriga Nacional, Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aragonez, Siria, Arinto, and 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. Pair with some delicious regional bread and homemade olive oil.

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Pedro and young women are the top tier guides for this activity. The tour was very thorough, informative and educational. The guides were very passionate which made us more intrigued and eager to learn more. We were able to witness dolphins and whales during this trip which was incredible. Would definitely do this again. Would recommend when coming to Faro. An experience you would never forget. Just heads up make sure you wrap up warm and enjoy the bumpy ride ( feels like a rollercoaster)

My wife and I really enjoyed the trip to the east of the Algarve. Our driver and guide Mario told us a lot of interesting and useful information about the places or parts of the Algarve that we were visiting. The much-praised Tavira wasn't really our thing, but Olhão and the border town of Vila Real de Santa António were. The tour is highly recommended.

Was super fun and bumpy ride! Our guides were so fun and friendly! Saw dolphins but unfortunately did not see any whales! Maybe next time 😚😚

we see not a lot of animals but the boat ride was so nice for us, we didn´t expect it so beautiful...

Great day! Very informative and pleasant way to explore the area.