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Exclusive horseriding in Algarve
*** WEIGHT LIMIT 90KG *** Me and my wife are the only ones in Algarve taking the horses directly to the place of the trail ride instead of just riding around the stables. The ride we provide in this experience takes place through the woods and along the coastline of João Darens, called by many "the last green spot where the woods kiss the ocean". Two easy steps to enjoy this experience : we will send you the coordenates when you book the experience and we will meet you there with the horses, ready to go! Other things to note: I am a horse lover therefore I have an animal friendly policy, my horses don't use any metal bits on their mouths, unless they are still in training, only work two hours a day five days a week and my guests must be under 90kg. No experience with horses is required as no trots or canters are involved in this scenic ride.
Sunrise Sup Tour in Ponta da Piedade Caves, Lagos
Our SUP tours will take you to enjoy the beautiful coastline of Lagos in one of the most impressive and stunning locations to experience stand up paddleboarding. We will provide you a introduction lesson/briefing before entering in the water. After that we wil take you on a tour where you will discover all the secret hidden caves, grotto's and lagoons with crystal clear water. We will take you to hidden secret beaches just accessible by sea where you will be able to rest and swim in clear crystal waters just surrounded by cliffs and enjoying the marvelous view! An experience that you will never forget! Other things to note SUPinLagos is licensed by Turismo de Portugal - RNAAT 282/2014. Certified SUP Instructors. All customers covered by Insurance. Bookings subject to change depending weather conditions.
A honest walk through the hotspots
Honesty is the key focus of this walk and, to stay on-brand, from one side, you could say this is a walk like so many others: the same historical buildings, the same main sights and the same worn off areas in town. As far as what it encompasses alone, it is probably no different from a guide book or any other walk offered in town. 
 Yet, I do things a little differently here. I prefer honesty, so I take these regular buildings and I deconstruct their historical “grand narrative” to present them in a way that’s more grounded and sincere, which also allows me to include elements that are left out more often than not because they do not fit most narratives—so ideas like the participation of the working class, women, race and identity in the making of the region’s history (and, by extension, architecture) are huge concerns. Not focused on archeologically reconstructing the past, but more so interested in providing a general knowledge of the city’s history and background from a renovated perspective that makes use of the city’s visible historical artifacts. All of this combined with my own thorough academic investigation on these subjects.
Paddleboard in Albufeira - Caves & Cliffs
The tour starts at the beach with a quick lesson for everyone and once we're all geared up we'll hit the water and start practicing on our paddling skills. It doesnt matter if you're standing up, kneeling or sitting down, but as long as everybody's having fun and paddling comfortably, we'll start the tour and we'll explore the coast, its secret beaches and some awesome caves we have around here.
Kayak Lagos Adventure
We reviewed safety procedures and internal hygiene protocols, and as a result of this work, Turismo de Portugal recognized Lagos Adventure, a safe Travel and Tourism Agency. The kayaking activity it's really amazing. Check-in: Our meeting point for Kayak Tour is at the Gate "ABCD" at Marina de Lagos - in front of (Pizza Hut restaurant). Tour: We start in Marina de Lagos, on board a catamaran. We leave the Harbor of Lagos (Marina de Lagos), and along the way we do a little briefing to teach/remind you how to maneuver the kayak, explain all the instructions about how to behave on the water, and what you can expect during the sightseeing. You leave the boat already seat on the kayak and the catamaran will be by your side to support everybody in case you want to come back for any reason. In the kayak tour, the guide will provide detailed information about the beaches, caves, and curious shapes in the rock formations. At the end of the tour, we come back to the catamaran with the kayaks to relax a few minutes, jump on the water and swim around the boat. For the Tour, we need 2 hours and 30 minutes - from leaving the harbor to coming back again. This activity depends on the weather and Sea Conditions. If is not safe I can cancel the Tour. You can leave your mobile or camera on the support boat if you think is not safe on the kayak. The Kayaks are double, you can share the effort.

Dive into local beach life

Yoga on the Beach
From one of many beachside or seafront locations in Lagos, we will begin our experience with some calming breathing and meditation practices, followed by a hatha yoga routine catered to your current state of health and fitness. Your entire experience will last 1.5 hours and will top off with some fresh green juice! My intention is to offer you an experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and revived as we take in and tap into all the beauty that mother nature has to offer us here for free. The experiment ends with a deep relaxation practice and a gentle shoulder massage. It’s a fabulous way to start your day!
Surf Lesson in Arrifana
Lesson Structure: Part 1-Land Lesson: Lessons start on the beach with thirty minutes of instruction and practice. Students learn techniques for paddling, standing, falling, dodging and selecting waves along with surfer's etiquette, stretching and much more. Part 2-Water Surf Lesson: After students have learned the techniques on land, we move into the ocean!! During this time the instructor will push and coach students into waves, tell students what they are doing right, or wrong so they are surfing on their own by the end of the lesson. Other things to note We recommend you apply sunscreen to your face at least 30 minutes before the start of the class. Bringing something warm to put on after the class is also advised on cooler days.
Dogs. Wine. Beach.
We'll drive out to Aljezur on the West Coast of the Algarve to the AEZA Dog Shelter. The aim of the shelter is to re-home the dogs that come into their care. In order to do this the dogs need as much interaction and love from people as possible...this is where we come in. Aljezur is rich in history and has a great scenic walk up to the Aljezur Castle. We'll take a group of dogs up to the Aljezur castle and enjoy the breeze and views of Aljezur. In total the walk will take around 1.5 hours. From here we will drive over to a beautiful west coast beach just 15 minutes from the shelter. Where I will serve you a homemade tapas style lunch and three different types of Portuguese wine at a local picnic spot or right on the beach (wind permitting). After lunch your free to relax on the beach, go for a swim and soak up all the wonderful Portuguese sunshine. Other things to note Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements, any injuries etc.
SURF Albufeira
Albufeira has beaches with amazing conditions for Surf Lessons and even for experienced surfers. We can adjust our lessons according to the students skills, so they can choose between a private lesson or a group lesson. GROUP LESSONS This kind of lesson is a really nice way of learning how to Surf. Join us in a group with other students or bring your friends! We'll provide you with a lot of fun!
Benagil visit Caves and Wild Beaches
Get ready to explore the natural treasures of the Benagil Caves, hidden along the beautiful Algarve coast. Your 1-hour guided tour to Benagil will start in Armação de Pêra. Climb aboard a new and comfortable boat, where my friendly team and I will take you to discover the Algarve coast. Along the way to the Benagil Cave, we will pass another 10 caves and about 15 wild beaches, many accessible only by the sea! The coast between Armação de Pêra and Benagil is simply beautiful and definitely worth the trip! Take your camera to capture the unique landscape of the Algarve region. The highlight of this tour will definitely be the incredible Benagil Cave. Make sure you don't miss out on this experience! Other things to note: - You can take all your belongings with you on the boat (as long as you do not disturb other guests). - When entering the boat you can get your feet wet. - Pet-friendly

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Full Caves Circuit and Coast Sightseeing
Prices with 25% discount Tour provided by a “ Clean and Safe “ certified company. Certificate issued by “Turismo de Portugal” We will start this magnificent journey in Portimão. Our team will be waiting for you at the pier of São Francisco, near Clube Naval de Portimão. After a warm welcome, our staff will explain some security procedures. Then, we will start our journey towards the famous Benagil Cave. Along the way, we will see churches, castles, beautiful caves, scary caves and hear old stories. Hopefully, we get to see our great friends, the “dolphins” – All our vessels are equipped with VHF Radio and will be operating in the same channel as the dolphin watching boats so if they are spotted, which is very frequent in our coast, and if they are within 2 nautical miles we will take you to see them. It will be a fantastic, funny and interesting trip, which is much more than a boat trip. Your blood will be running faster, you will hear the echo of "woooh" in the caves and you will have happiness in your heart! Please check out our combined experiences video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h50JNCzmyLg&t= Other things to note: We kindly ask that you are there and ready to go 20 minutes before the tour starts.
Benagil Tour Visit from Portimão
Tour provided by a “ Clean and Safe “ certified company. Certificate issued by “Turismo de Portugal” This is not just a Boat Trip, this will be the best experience during your holidays, a moment to create the most amazing memories to bring home with you. Starting off from Portimão, up to Corredoura Beach, you will be in an adventure told by our unique, funny, and expert Tour Guides, visiting the most amazing and breathtaking cliffs, hidden beaches and scary caves, some of them with a story to tell. But this is not everything. Our Boats are equipped with VHF Radio, and we operate on the same channel as the Dolphin Watching Boats, this means that we might have a friendly visit that will warm everyone's hearts, having the unique opportunity to see Dolphins in their Natural Habitat and take some amazing photos that will make your friends jealous. Our guests will have the possibility to realise that the beauty of the Algarve is much more than just our sandy beaches and will learn about our past and historic culture and traditions. The photos, views, stories and experience you will get from this encounter will be the highlight of your holidays. Please check below the video of our fantastic experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h50JNCzmyLg&t=
Dolphins and Caves Albufeira Marina
Departing from Albufeira Marina, we will visit 18 km of coastline, we will visit many caves including Benagil, we will stop to take pictures but do not go out of the boat. After discovering the coast, get ready for the quest to search for dolphins, they are wild and we do not guarantee their sight since they are on their own habitat. Our goal regarding the watching is that the dolphins come to see you, always respecting the animals and all the norms related to the observation of cetaceans. You will enjoy a scenic view of the coast and have the opportunity to contemplate wildlife, such as various species of birds, flying fish and maybe even sharks. The adventure lasts up to 2h30, in semi-rigid fast boats that take up to 12 or 18 passengers for 2 crew members. (Please note that the dolphins are wild animals in their natural habitat we can not guarantee their sitting 1 Other things to note: (Check in 30m prior to departure (Albufeira Marina , Seacret Tours Office ) No show until departure time not refunded. No changes do bookings with less 24h and no refund. We do not admit children under 5 years old and pregnant.Bring warm clothes can be cold on the sea.
Passeio de caiaque gruta de Benagil e seus tesouros naturais
Fornecer aos clientes um agradável passeio de kayak/caiaque pelas mais belas grutas e paisagens da costa algarvia, apreciando algumas grutas e praias selvagens, bem como a vida marinha e aspetos geológicos desta região. o hóspede será sempre acompanhado por um guía turistico local com vários anos de experiência e formação especializada para garantir assim toda a segurança. Está prometido que serão momentos mágicos inesquecíveis...
Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists
Departing from Faro we will cruise through Ria Formosa towards the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean Vibes boat - “One Vibe”. Two marine biologists will guide you in this experience and search for Cetaceans (Dolphins and whales) as well as other marine wildlife. During this tour, you will also see different species of marine birds and sometimes sharks & turtles! This is a unique chance to see those incredible animals in the wild but also to learn more about them with experienced marine biologists. You will have the opportunity to learn how we collect data for research and get to know more about our Dolphin & whale projects. This activity lasts for +-2h30, however, to protect the animals from stress, we can only stay with each pod of dolphins for a maximum of 30 minutes at a time. A total of 8 people can join the activity at the same time, providing a unique familiar experience far from mass tourism. The most sighted dolphin species are the common dolphins & bottlenose dolphins. On the other hand, the most sighted whales are the Minkes and Fin whales. While we always do our best to find whales, we can only guarantee 96% chance of seeing dolphins at the moment - we do not sell whale watching tours (even thought we see them on a weekly basis). Other things to note: Not suitable for people with back problems

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Sunset Boat Trip in Ria Formosa from Faro
See the Algarve Sunset on this Faro Boat Tour This sunset boat trip in the Algarve’s Ria Formosa departs from the Marina of Faro on board an eco-friendly boat. Lands’ solar-powered boat is beautifully quiet which is nice for our guests, but it’s also ideal for the animal life in the area. This Faro boat tour is eco-friendly, which will appeal to people who like to explore new places while being an ethical tourist. On this boat tour, an experienced skipper will guide you through the lagoon, its beautiful channels, and marshlands. This small-group boat tour of Ria Formosa offers an intimate experience and a wonderfully relaxing end to the day watching the sun go down over the lagoon. Soak up the stunning natural surroundings and the beautiful views over the Old Town of Faro as you experience a beautiful sunset and cruise back to the Marina of Faro. If you’re staying in the Algarve, this is a great trip to enjoy with your family and friends. Sit back, relax, and treat your loved ones to a magical outing onboard an eco-friendly boat tour in Ria Formosa.
Dolphins and Caves Albufeira Marina
Departing from Albufeira Marina, we will visit 18 km of coastline, we will visit many caves including Benagil, we will stop to take pictures but do not go out of the boat. After discovering the coast, get ready for the quest to search for dolphins, they are wild and we do not guarantee their sight since they are on their own habitat. Our goal regarding the watching is that the dolphins come to see you, always respecting the animals and all the norms related to the observation of cetaceans. You will enjoy a scenic view of the coast and have the opportunity to contemplate wildlife, such as various species of birds, flying fish and maybe even sharks. The adventure lasts up to 2h30, in semi-rigid fast boats that take up to 12 or 18 passengers for 2 crew members. (Please note that the dolphins are wild animals in their natural habitat we can not guarantee their sitting 1 Other things to note: (Check in 30m prior to departure (Albufeira Marina , Seacret Tours Office ) No show until departure time not refunded. No changes do bookings with less 24h and no refund. We do not admit children under 5 years old and pregnant.Bring warm clothes can be cold on the sea.
Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists
Departing from Faro we will cruise through Ria Formosa towards the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean Vibes boat - “One Vibe”. Two marine biologists will guide you in this experience and search for Cetaceans (Dolphins and whales) as well as other marine wildlife. During this tour, you will also see different species of marine birds and sometimes sharks & turtles! This is a unique chance to see those incredible animals in the wild but also to learn more about them with experienced marine biologists. You will have the opportunity to learn how we collect data for research and get to know more about our Dolphin & whale projects. This activity lasts for +-2h30, however, to protect the animals from stress, we can only stay with each pod of dolphins for a maximum of 30 minutes at a time. A total of 8 people can join the activity at the same time, providing a unique familiar experience far from mass tourism. The most sighted dolphin species are the common dolphins & bottlenose dolphins. On the other hand, the most sighted whales are the Minkes and Fin whales. While we always do our best to find whales, we can only guarantee 96% chance of seeing dolphins at the moment - we do not sell whale watching tours (even thought we see them on a weekly basis). Other things to note: Not suitable for people with back problems
From Vilamoura Benagil Caves and dolphins
We depart from Vilamoura Marina to the most famous cave of the moment, the Benagil algarve. On this tour we will cover the whole of the Algarve coast, making it possible to glimpse the most varied and stunning beaches, the most well-known and the most secret caves, with emphasis on Benagil, the red cliffs that are unique in the country and some more surprises and curiosities from our coast. . On the return trip you can prepare to feel the sea breeze and the vivid blue landscape of the ocean as we go looking for dolphins. It will be possible to enjoy stunning views of the coast and the surrounding marine life. Our adventure lasts about 2h30 in a semi-rigid, our Ayla I, a vessel built from scratch and in my view. There are a maximum of 12 passengers on board Ayla I with a crew of 2 people. Captain and skipper both experienced and dedicated to the best of your experience. The trip will always be guided and you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and personalized trip, but also educational, since we will explain the entire coast from the start to the arrival, from the stories, curiosities, nooks and crannies. You will thus have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and personalized and also educational trip, since I will explain the entire coast from start to finish, in the hope that it will be a unique and enriching experience. Other things to note -Check in 30 minutes before departure; -This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or people with back problems; -Nauticdrive is not responsible for changes due to the time / size of the group; - Dolphin watching cannot be guaranteed, as these are wild animals.
Full Caves Circuit and Coast Sightseeing
Prices with 25% discount Tour provided by a “ Clean and Safe “ certified company. Certificate issued by “Turismo de Portugal” We will start this magnificent journey in Portimão. Our team will be waiting for you at the pier of São Francisco, near Clube Naval de Portimão. After a warm welcome, our staff will explain some security procedures. Then, we will start our journey towards the famous Benagil Cave. Along the way, we will see churches, castles, beautiful caves, scary caves and hear old stories. Hopefully, we get to see our great friends, the “dolphins” – All our vessels are equipped with VHF Radio and will be operating in the same channel as the dolphin watching boats so if they are spotted, which is very frequent in our coast, and if they are within 2 nautical miles we will take you to see them. It will be a fantastic, funny and interesting trip, which is much more than a boat trip. Your blood will be running faster, you will hear the echo of "woooh" in the caves and you will have happiness in your heart! Please check out our combined experiences video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h50JNCzmyLg&t= Other things to note: We kindly ask that you are there and ready to go 20 minutes before the tour starts.
Exclusive horseriding in Algarve
*** WEIGHT LIMIT 90KG *** Me and my wife are the only ones in Algarve taking the horses directly to the place of the trail ride instead of just riding around the stables. The ride we provide in this experience takes place through the woods and along the coastline of João Darens, called by many "the last green spot where the woods kiss the ocean". Two easy steps to enjoy this experience : we will send you the coordenates when you book the experience and we will meet you there with the horses, ready to go! Other things to note: I am a horse lover therefore I have an animal friendly policy, my horses don't use any metal bits on their mouths, unless they are still in training, only work two hours a day five days a week and my guests must be under 90kg. No experience with horses is required as no trots or canters are involved in this scenic ride.
Sunrise Sup Tour in Ponta da Piedade Caves, Lagos
Our SUP tours will take you to enjoy the beautiful coastline of Lagos in one of the most impressive and stunning locations to experience stand up paddleboarding. We will provide you a introduction lesson/briefing before entering in the water. After that we wil take you on a tour where you will discover all the secret hidden caves, grotto's and lagoons with crystal clear water. We will take you to hidden secret beaches just accessible by sea where you will be able to rest and swim in clear crystal waters just surrounded by cliffs and enjoying the marvelous view! An experience that you will never forget! Other things to note SUPinLagos is licensed by Turismo de Portugal - RNAAT 282/2014. Certified SUP Instructors. All customers covered by Insurance. Bookings subject to change depending weather conditions.
Grutas de Benagil visita de Caiaque ecológica
We will start our experience at our office on the hill down the Benagil beach, after a introduction to the kayaking we will enter several small and big caves only known by locals. Our experienced team will accompany you all the time so that you can enjoy the most of this unforgettable trip. The pinnacle of our journey will be the stop inside the famous Benagil cave where you can leave the kayaks and take some wonderful pictures. Be aware the only way out on the beach inside the cave is by kayak. Other things to note We provide some waterproof bags. The experience can be canceled or shorter depending on the weather conditions (big waves) could not be safe to get into all the caves. If the weather is cold please bring a light rain jacket.
Snorkelling with Marine Biologists
Can you keep a secret? The cave that I’m about to show you is so special because only a few locals know it. It feels like you are entering a natural cathedral through where the sun shines. Hiding inside the big cliff, there’s a 20 meter wide beach where you can be in exclusive contact with nature. Ah, and the way to get there couldn’t be better! I’ll teach you how to snorkel and float easily with comfortable wetsuits. Side by side we’ll swim above the most beautiful underwater gardens, looking for colourful starfish and other species that are common in this area. In the end there’ll be a tasty picnic awaiting at the beach. Believe me, this will be one of the most magical experiences of your life!
Full moon Meditation / Women circle & dance by the beach
Full Moon Meditation, Women circle and free spirit dancing! Theme - let go of the old and make way for the new! The whole universe is one organism. Everything is connected with everything else. But there is a special connection between the Moon and the Mind because Our body is made of 60% of water. The moon’s energy just as it affects the seawater tide, can have profound and subtle effects on our lives. We will meet at the beautiful Meia Praia beach in Lagos. You will be connected to nature and enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean and hopefully the moon if it´s not cloudy. We will start the evening with a powerful guided full moon meditation a special meditation for letting go! After the meditation, we will create a beautiful women's circle where we sit together and have the opportunity to talk and listen. It will be a safe space, and you will feel a sense of womanhood. At the end of our evening together, the moon and wind gently invite you to dance and create your own mandala of life. The dance will create a deep appreciation of your inner Goddess. Guided by tantric music, you can let yourself be free and express your beautiful nature in whatever way you feel while the moon will shine upon you.
Benagil Guided kayaking Tour to Caves & Secret Spots
We are Xplore Benagil Low Season book with us and enjoy small groups and visit the Benagil Cave practically empty all day; We are the company with the best ranking of local tours, you can confirm in our Reviews; Come and visit the best region of the Algarve with us. The experience will begin at Benagil village with our team of instructors, where we will meet near the beach of benagil. We will provide 2 hours of fun and knowledge from local generations, where we will take you to the most secret spots formed by the sea. There you will visit the most beautiful corners of the Algarve coast in the Benagil-Marinha region, where you can dive and float in the most beautiful waters of the Algarve. It will allow you to enter the most stunning and unique Cave in the region, such as the “Algar de Benagil ”, which is the most well-known natural monument in the Algarve, considered the most beautiful cave in the world. During the tour, we will also pass the most beautiful wild beaches and caves of the region, feeling the size of the cliffs and viewing the figures that have been carved by the waves of the sea. If you want private tour, the minimum requirement is 4 people. Always arrive 30 minutes in advance of the start of the tour. The day, time and duration of the tour may change depending on the sea and weather conditions.
A honest walk through the hotspots
Honesty is the key focus of this walk and, to stay on-brand, from one side, you could say this is a walk like so many others: the same historical buildings, the same main sights and the same worn off areas in town. As far as what it encompasses alone, it is probably no different from a guide book or any other walk offered in town. 
 Yet, I do things a little differently here. I prefer honesty, so I take these regular buildings and I deconstruct their historical “grand narrative” to present them in a way that’s more grounded and sincere, which also allows me to include elements that are left out more often than not because they do not fit most narratives—so ideas like the participation of the working class, women, race and identity in the making of the region’s history (and, by extension, architecture) are huge concerns. Not focused on archeologically reconstructing the past, but more so interested in providing a general knowledge of the city’s history and background from a renovated perspective that makes use of the city’s visible historical artifacts. All of this combined with my own thorough academic investigation on these subjects.
Lagos Kayak Cave Excursion
Explore the sea caves of Ponta da Piedade from the water on a 2-hour guided kayak tour from Lagos. Marvel at the ancient rock formations of the Algarve and more. Also if there is time we will also go for a dip. Other things to note Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. This experience is subject to sea and weather conditions.
Paddleboard in Albufeira - Caves & Cliffs
The tour starts at the beach with a quick lesson for everyone and once we're all geared up we'll hit the water and start practicing on our paddling skills. It doesnt matter if you're standing up, kneeling or sitting down, but as long as everybody's having fun and paddling comfortably, we'll start the tour and we'll explore the coast, its secret beaches and some awesome caves we have around here.
Kayak Lagos Adventure
We reviewed safety procedures and internal hygiene protocols, and as a result of this work, Turismo de Portugal recognized Lagos Adventure, a safe Travel and Tourism Agency. The kayaking activity it's really amazing. Check-in: Our meeting point for Kayak Tour is at the Gate "ABCD" at Marina de Lagos - in front of (Pizza Hut restaurant). Tour: We start in Marina de Lagos, on board a catamaran. We leave the Harbor of Lagos (Marina de Lagos), and along the way we do a little briefing to teach/remind you how to maneuver the kayak, explain all the instructions about how to behave on the water, and what you can expect during the sightseeing. You leave the boat already seat on the kayak and the catamaran will be by your side to support everybody in case you want to come back for any reason. In the kayak tour, the guide will provide detailed information about the beaches, caves, and curious shapes in the rock formations. At the end of the tour, we come back to the catamaran with the kayaks to relax a few minutes, jump on the water and swim around the boat. For the Tour, we need 2 hours and 30 minutes - from leaving the harbor to coming back again. This activity depends on the weather and Sea Conditions. If is not safe I can cancel the Tour. You can leave your mobile or camera on the support boat if you think is not safe on the kayak. The Kayaks are double, you can share the effort.
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