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Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

Activity provider: Oporto Adventure Tours

Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

Activity provider: Oporto Adventure Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 100.27 per person

Explore Gerês National Park on a day tour from Porto. Enjoy hiking and kayaking. Savor northern Portuguese cuisine during a restaurant lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel pick up and drop-off in Porto and in some meeting points in Braga. Your exact pick up time will be confirmed after booking.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Gerês National Park by kayaking, hiking, swimming and visiting viewpoints
  • Relax and enjoy kayaking in clear blue waters
  • Stop in an old village for lunch featuring northern Portuguese cuisine
Full description
Discover one of Portugal’s hidden treasures on a 10-hour excursion to Gerês National Park. Enjoy a day of hiking, kayaking and savoring local food. The itinerary can be altered to make the best of the weather conditions in winter and summer. Travel to the park in an air-conditioned van. After around 90 minutes, you’ll reach the lake, where you’ll begin your tour by kayaking in the it‘s calm waters. Afterwards, relax on a sandy beach and try to stand up paddle before returning to your vehicle. Stop at a local restaurant with amazing views of Rio Cavado, where you will taste local food and wine. In the afternoon you will find a waterfall and lagoon, where you can swim and relax. Visit the old village of Fafiao, and learn more about Portuguese lifestyle in the countryside.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off in Porto and some meeting points in Braga
  • Guide and transportation by 4x4 Land Rover
  • Personal insurance
  • Traditional Portuguese lunch
  • Photos and videos
  • Contribution to the local associations that help to preserve nature and the culture of villages located in the national park
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring swimwear and a towel, and wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing
  • Sunscreen is recommended
  • The tour can be canceled due to severe weather conditions (such as severe rain, snow or thunderstorms)
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 105 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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If you are having second thoughts or reconsidering this trip, don't! Just do it. And if you are lucky, Diogo will be taking you. If not, ask for him. The views were amazing, the trip was adaptable to the energy of the group. Slippery rocks and steep climbs were manageable under the scorching hot weather because our guide, Amazing Diogo made great efforts to assure the safety of everyone and that we were all having a great time. We went off-road to our first location where we kayaked, then we had lunch and trekked to the waterfalls, and lastly, a visit to the village. The only thing... Just wished the time spent at the waterfalls were longer. Everything else was perfect.

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June 13, 2022

We really enjoyed the tour. We would be picked up right in front of the door and Afonso (the guide) really told us a lot about Porto and also the Portuguese culture and nature. He showed us nice spots and gave general recommendations on what else to do here. What I found particularly nice was that they are really committed to rebuilding and preserving native plants. He showed us the plant project. And of course the falls were spectacular.

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September 29, 2021

It was amazing, wow, started off being picked up from our hotel which was great. We had a ride of 1.5 hrs, which was still entertaining thanks to Emanuel was great, charismatic fun and informative. We got there and kayaked and paddle boarded it was so amazing peaceful and fun enjoying stunning views thanks to the know of Emanuel. We followed on to an amazing Portugese Lunch which was delicious and various, they even catered for the dietary options of the whole group some of which were gluten free and vegan. After this we went a but offroading which was fun and drove to this secret water fall swimming spot which was breathtaking. We then were driven back to our hotel in porto. All in all a big credit to this amazing experience was Emanuel he made it fun and memorable for all of us. Such a character, thank you so much Emanuel! Emma and James!

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August 14, 2021

Product ID: 72364