Nature, Escapism & Secrets Of The Eastern Algarve

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8 DAYS

 

Natural wonders of the Algarve

Discover this unspoilt side of the Algarve, with nature fuelled activities such as observing wild dolphins, hand picking clams with fishermen, horseback riding in the lagoons or a floating spa experience in the middle of nowhere.

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DAY 1 – Historical Pousada

As you touch down at Faro airport, you will see the fascinating view of the Ria Formosa lagoons, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.

After a short journey to Tavira, get comfortable in your hotel at Pousada Convento de Tavira, a superbly restored convent with Islamic archaeological treasures dated from the 13th century. Relax by the pool and enjoy this delightful start to your holiday.

 

DAY 2 – Into the wild Ria Formosa

Make your dream come true and have the chance to observe wild dolphins, swimming and diving around your boat. Learn more about these beautiful creatures with your private Marine biologist. Admire views of the Ria Formosa and learn more about the wildlife ecosystem.

Head to Cacela Velha and enjoy a delicious Portuguese tapas lunch in this little village gem, with one of the best views over the lagoons. Sunbathe on Praia da Cacela Velha and leave yourself to the wild natural surroundings.

 

DAY 3 – Honey tasting experience and hidden farm visit

Today’s journey will be spent in total immersion with nature. Visit a bee farm, located in the Algarvian countryside where you will learn the daily tasks of the beekeeper and taste some delicious sweet organic honey.

Head to the quirky low white houses in the town of São Brás de Alportel, where a traditional Portuguese lunch will be prepared for you, in a typical “tasca”.

Head to your next experience, and be guided through an aromatic farm plantation. Learn about the plants and taste some organic teas from the farm.

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DAY 4 – Beach horse riding & oyster tasting

Prepare yourself to make unforgettable memories, horse riding at low tide in the lagoons in an exceptional natural landscape.

Follow Antonio riding through orange orchards and carob trees and discover the beauty of Cabanas de Tavira lagoons.

After a local lunch, explore a family-run oyster nursery, learn about the life cycle of the oysters and meet the local workers. Try some of the best oysters in Portugal, with wine tastings from Algarvian vines!

 

DAY 5 – Beach boutique hotel & natural floating spa

Leave the wonders of the Ria Formosa to immerse yourself into the Natural Salt Marsh Reserve of Castro Marim, a protected area home to thousands of birds and animals species.

Feel like home at Praia Verde Boutique Hotel and enjoy a delicious lunch, inspired by nature. In the afternoon experience the natural benefits of the most unusual mineral floating bath and mud treatment you have ever tried! Relax your mind, recharge your body and go with the flow listening to bird songs in the natural surroundings.

DAY 6 – Jeep nature safari tour

This journey will take you through spectacular views of the real Algarve, where tourists don’t normally go.

Venture out of a private jeep and be guided through the unspoilt countryside, where you can observe different species of birds, and learn about local fauna and flora.

Stop in local villages and experience the local life, tasting the natural products of the Algarve. Pause and enjoy authentic Portuguese gastronomy, listening to traditional Fado music, before heading to the Salt Marshes of Castro Marim, learning the ancient methods of salt extraction and making unforgettable memories.

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DAY 7 – Leisurely day

Wake up to the sound of birds and serene views. Enjoy the soft morning glow, having breakfast prepared with local produce.

Today, you are free to do anything you like, either relaxing by the pool or booking other nature activities such as Birdwatching, Tree Top Adventure Park or even be more adventurous trying the zipline between Spain and Portugal! 

DAY 8 – Departure

It is time to say goodbye to the beautiful Algarve and get ready for your private airport transfer.

You are now richer in experiences, in emotions and have made unforgettable memories for the rest of your life. 

Get comfortable in-flight and watch over the lagoons feeling grateful for what you have discovered.

Promise yourself “I’ll be back”.

For more information
please contact:

EUROPE
Marco Rosa
marco@plateauinternational.com
Mobile +44 7973 876967

 
Marco Rosa