Guided tour

Monchique and Fóia: Half Day Tour

4.7 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: South Explorers
Guided tour

Monchique and Fóia: Half Day Tour

Activity provider: South Explorers

From US$ 53.25 per person

A 4 hour tour up to the picturesque location atop Fóia's peak.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel Pick-Up in Lagos, Portimão or Lagoa. In some cases where it is not possible to access with the minivan, you will be informed of the nearest place to make your pick-up.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Experience Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve
  • See the most important sights of Monchique
  • Enjoy 360º panoramic views
Full description
A tour up the mountain to Monchique, rich with evergreen vegetation and allowing you to have fantastic views. Following hotel collection, you will be whisked up the mountain in an air-conditioned mini van. After navigating and exploring Monchique's small streets, you will continue on to Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve and one of the largest in Portugal. With 902 meters of height, you will be able to have a 360º view of the entire region, including he ocean, the lakes and other cities around.
  • Air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottle of water
  • Professional guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Bring comfortable clothing and a hat.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 14 reviews

    Review summary

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    Had a really amazing day we were shown small villages around Monchique (and Monchique itself). We made several stops up the mountain until we got to the top. Throughout the tour, we had several laughs and were taught about the wildlife, flora and history. The guide was able to answer all of my questions with extensive knowledge and made everybody feel more than welcome. At the top of the mountain, we could see all the way from Faro to Lagos (on one side) and then all the way to the West Coast of Portugal. We got to try free liquors and shop at gift stores on the way. I really couldn't recommend the trip enough great value for money and the guide hopped between a few different languages, so it's fine if you don't speak Portuguese!

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    April 2, 2023

    António, our guide/driver, is very knowledgable and an enthusiastic guide. At only €39pp this is a spectacular tour, but weather dependent. We were lucky and got spectacular views from Foía as well of Monchique and the spa resort of Castal del Monchique. Most enjoyable!

    April 2, 2023

    I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who is interested in visiting Monchique and the surrounding area. Antonio was very friendly and knowledgeable. The view from the top of Foia is amazing! I thoroughly appreciated the hotel pick-up and drop off as I had not rented a car and the air conditioned van was definitely appreciated with the heat. I would recommend bringing an empty water bottle so that you can fill it up at the springs in Caldas de Monchique and definitely try the fire water - it’s an experience in and of itself!

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    April 2, 2023

    Product ID: 170715