Algarve’s Ria Formosa Guided Walking Tour from Faro

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    Lands - Turismo na Natureza

    Lands – Turismo na Natureza hosts fun and engaging eco-friendly tours in Ria Formosa, all year long!

    Led by nature lovers, our small-group tours offer unforgettable experiences in the beautiful Algarve’s Ria Formosa from Faro.

    With multiple tours to enjoy one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders, there is no better way to experience Ria Formosa than through an eco-tour. Join a smooth and quiet solar-powered boat tour, in the search for the birds and nature of the Algarve’s Ria Formosa or a kayaking adventure to experience the natural beauty of this stunning area. Kayak rental is also possible to head out on a leisurely paddle and take in the beauty of Faro’s Ria Formosa unique habitats on your own time. Walking tours and birdwatching activities in the westernmost part of Ria Formosa also offer memorable outings with local guides who enjoy nature as much as you do.

    Since 2003, many guests have joined our eco-friendly tours and activities! Not sure where to begin? Our Ria Formosa Eco-friendly Solar Boat Tour is the most popular one! Join us – we’d love to show you around!

     

    • 3 HoursStart time 14:00pm
    • Max People: 4
    • Marina of Faro

    Let us take you on a lovely guided walk in Ria Formosa. Get your boots on for a wildlife walk at the westernmost part of Ria Formosa and discover one of the best birdwatching spots in the Algarve with a knowledgeable local guide.

    Enjoy a 3-hour guided walk through the pine woodlands, marshes, and salt pans of Ria Formosa in the protected areas of Ludo and Quinta do Lago. This is a nature walk to discover the natural beauty and wildlife of this protected wetland area of the Algarve and learn about traditional salt extraction and clam farming with an enthusiastic local guide.

    Experience the natural beauty of Ria Formosa on a guided walk of the salt pans, marshes, and pine woodlands of the protected habitat of many species of birds. Ria Formosa is one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders, and you’ll soon discover why.

    You’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of this sacred land, and discover the natural beauty and wildlife that is protected here. On this private tour, we explore the protected areas of Ludo and Quinta do Lago. These two areas are extraordinary places for birdwatching, in fact, some of the best birding spots in the Algarve.

    As you walk past the marshlands, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the lagoon. If the tide is out you’ll be able to see local people working on their clam farms as your local guide tells you about this important economic activity.

    Enjoy incredible views over the saltpans and learn about the traditional salt extraction methods used in the Algarve. The region is famous for the quality of its salt which is known here as white gold. Keep your eyes peeled for amazing birdlife like the colorful Greater Flamingo and many other birds which are common species in these parts. You’ll be walking in one of the best birdwatching spots in the Algarve.

    As you reach the freshwater lagoon, there will be time for a rest break while you look for the Purple Swamphen, a beautiful bird that is the symbol of the Nature Park. We continue down the trail towards the lagoon and its beautiful views, a perfect end to a wonderful outing exploring the beauty of Ria Formosa!

    Ludo and Quinta do Lago are well worth discovering. Join us on a guided walk on this beautiful site. We promise you a memorable outing with a local guide who enjoys a walk as much as you do.

    Languages

    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • French

    Price Includes

    • 3-hour private walking tour
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary by a knowledgeable local guide
    • Transfer from meeting point to the starting point of the walk and return

    Price Excludes

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    • All other extras

    Important Information

    • Difficulty level: very easy
    • Type of Trail: round
    • Extent of walk: 3.73 miles (6 km)
    • Approx. duration: 3 hours

    Conditions

    • A minimum of 1 adult per booking is required.
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Not wheelchair accessible.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • Safety comes first, please follow the instructions and recommendations of your skipper, especially those relating to safety issues.
    • The schedules of departures and arrivals, the duration, and itineraries of the activities are subject to change without previous notice due to security determined by the weather conditions, tides, and/or other circumstances beyond our control.
    • Trips may be amended due to weather conditions or the physical condition of the participants should our guides deem this advisable.
    • Explore nature’s great outdoors. Take only pictures, leave only footprints.
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