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From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

1. From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

Journey to one of the top highlights of the Algarve: the Lagos Caves. Hop in a kayak for an active and adventurous trip to the characteristic rock formations that continue to charm visitors with their mystique and beauty. Let your experienced guide lead you to the most impressive caves on the Algarve coastline. Learn how the beautiful shapes and patterns decorating the cave walls were created by sea erosion and get to know the unique flora and fauna of the area while snorkeling. Then enjoy a relaxing stay at a beach which is solely accessible by boat. If you don't feel like paddling back, opt to ride on the support boat, which will be close by at all times during your trip.

From Albufeira: Historical Algarve Region Tour

2. From Albufeira: Historical Algarve Region Tour

Start the tour after getting picked up from your hotel or any meeting point in the Albufeira area, travel to the destination of Silves. The castle is a must-see, and the Silves Cathedral, a unique place full of historical pieces that tell the history of the region. Proceed onward to Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve region, with 902 meters of height. Next, visit Cabo São Vicente in Sagres, which is the most southwesterly point in Continental Europe. Admire the Fortaleza de Sagres, an essential military monument during the Age of Discovery. You will have spare time for lunch here. Travel next to the Praia da Cordoama with an outstanding rock formation on top of the sea. Finally, head to Lagos, where you will visit the city center, followed by the return journey to your hotel.

From Albufeira: Half-Day Lagos & Sagres Highlights Tour

3. From Albufeira: Half-Day Lagos & Sagres Highlights Tour

Start the tour after getting picked up from your hotel or any meeting point in the Albufeira area, travel to the destination of Lagos, where you will visit the city center, with all the shops, handicraft and the Museum. Next we are heading to the Praia da Cordoama with an amazing rock formation on top of the sea, where you can explore the area and take some beautiful photos. From here we will to go visit Cabo São Vicente in Sagres, this is the most southwesterly point in Continental Europe and was once considered the end of the world. Admire Europe's most powerful lighthouse and visit the Fortaleza de Sagres, a crucial military monument in the time of the discoveries due to its privileged position to control the coast. After this, you will be returning to your hotel.

Sagres Natural Park: Sunset Tour by Jeep

4. Sagres Natural Park: Sunset Tour by Jeep

Do you like to explore, be surrounded by nature which has not yet been corrupted by man—then this tour is for you. Discover cliffs double the height of Cape St.Vincent on an exclusive and unique visit to see Portugal’s best sunset. This tour will take you to the Vila de Sagres, Cape of S.Vicente, an off-road secret beach spot, and another secret spot with 140 meter high cliffs to see the sunset. See the beautiful scenery while enjoying Portuguese wine and a typical chorizo with bread or cream cake.

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

5. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning landscapes of the Algarve region on a guided tour. Visit caves and beaches along Portugal's coast and learn about the region from your guide. Meet your guide at the Lagos Marina and cruise along Lagos’ coastline. Explore the caves of Ponta da Piedade, the Golden Beaches of Batata, Pinhão, D. Ana, Camilo, Barranco Martinho, Canavial, and Porto de Mós. See the Sagres, which was once thought to be the "End of The World." Learn about the colorful names of caves such as The Titanic, the Lover’s Cave, the Cathedral, and the Elephant. View the breathtaking beaches of Barranco Martinho, Canavial, and Porto de Mós. Pass by the Lighthouse, built in 1912 on old church grounds, and learn about Portugal's age of discovery and Henry the Navigator. After the tour, be returned to the departure point.

Algarve: 1-Hour Carrapateira Horseback Riding Tour

6. Algarve: 1-Hour Carrapateira Horseback Riding Tour

Trot through Carrapateira and see the region's landscape and flora and fauna. Follow your guide as they take you through the area by horseback and enjoy incredible views. Meet your guide and have the chance to assist in combing and feeding the horses. Get to know the horses as you prepare them for your ride. Once you're ready, set off to see the nature surrounding Carrapateira. Cross the beach and go up the hilltop to stop at different viewpoints. On the first part of the ride, you'll be following a path that goes along the coast for seaside views. On the way back, pass through inland vegetation and see part of the coastal village. During your ride, your guide and coach will tell you stories about the area and details about the local nature.

Sagres: Coasteering - Swimming, Cliff Jump & Rock Climbing

7. Sagres: Coasteering - Swimming, Cliff Jump & Rock Climbing

Coasteering is a thrilling combination of swimming, cliff jumping, and rock climbing. Enjoy a unique adventure that allows you to explore the Algarve coastline from a new perspective. Whether you're an experienced thrill-seeker or new to coasteering, professional and friendly guides will take you on an exciting journey through beautiful natural surroundings. Coasteering sessions are perfect for groups, families with children, and individuals. Get fitted with top-of-the-range coasteering safety equipment for your 3-hour adventure during which you will swim in the crystal clear water of the Algarve coast, jump from extraordinary heights and explore hidden caves. All coasteering activities will be suited to the ability of the group. If there are jumps or climbs that you don't feel up to, easier alternatives can be provided.

Coasteering Algarve: Cliff Jump, Swim & Climb in Sagres

8. Coasteering Algarve: Cliff Jump, Swim & Climb in Sagres

Begin this tour that takes place in the stunning coasteering location in the southwest Algarve, in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park located between Sagres and Lagos. Start the 3 hours of excitement by getting ready with your wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet, and shoes, and getting a briefing on safety and prevailing conditions. Walk down to the water's edge and start off exploring the coastline, hidden beaches, amazing cliffs, and rock formations, admiring the clear ocean waters and learning about the marine environment and some local traditions. Soon you’ll be swimming in the ocean and inside sea caves, and climbing and walking along the rocky shoreline. You’ll have a chance to try some cliff jumping as well. Starting with small jumps to develop your confidence and technique, you’ll build up to jumps of up to 10 meters high. You can even jump inside the grottoes. After all the action, it will be time to walk back over the cliffs along the scenic coastal path while chatting about your experience.

Algarve: Horse Riding Beach Tour at Sunset or Morning

9. Algarve: Horse Riding Beach Tour at Sunset or Morning

After meeting your guide at the meeting point, begin your unique horseback adventure by entering a hidden pathway leading to lush pine forests, a place of great beauty, and a typical landscape of the region. Continue along some winding paths that take you through the countryside, providing ample opportunity for contemplating the gorgeous surrounding flora of the natural park and its distinctive wild fruits. As you ride, you’ll overlook the sea along the coast until you finally move out onto the beach itself, where you’ll feel the wind, the Sunset and your horse as you ride beside the sea. Witness a stunning sunset in this pristine location, leaving an impression that’s sure to last a lifetime. As the dusk continues to fall, you’ll make your way back to your original meeting point. On the morning schedule, you will also enjoy all of this, but after sunrise. We cannot accept people over 95kg. Our horses can’t support more weight. We cannot accept children under 12 years old. For that, we have created the picadero for kids experience.

Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

10. Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

Start with an intro from your experienced instructor on the basics of waves, currents, tides, and equipment, how to paddle and handle the surfboard in the water in a safe manner. The beginners use foam surfboards for safety and full-length wet suits to stay warm and comfortable. The course takes approximately 2-hours which includes a theory and warm up part on the beach. Learn how to surf in the Algarve and develop a new passion. Please note that the timing is subject to change. To find the best time for your course we will only know the meeting time the day before the lesson and contact you via phone or getyourguide after 18:00. Please get in touch if you have not been contacted by then.

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,109 reviews

Another great tour with Antonio. Beautiful sunny day, but very windy and cold at Sagres fortress in late afternoon and at Cape St. Vincent at sunset so be sure to be prepared with warm clothing. Thank you Antonio for the port and Pasteis de Nata to help warm us up. J & M - Canada

We learned lot on this tour because of our amazing tour guide/historian. He was an amazing person. The company is very good and responded quick when I called them for an information. No delays from start to the end so we enjoyed the tour!!

Great trip. You can feel the atmosphere of real Portugal. Our guide Mario is a very nice person who knows the Algarve region like the back of his hand. I definitely recommend it!

The tour guide was great and shared a lot of good historical information.

It was good. Benny was an amazing guide. Well worth the money