Today we offer you the opportunity of discovering one of the less known areas of the eastern Algarve!
The Algarve has much to offer its visitors – a wonderful climate, golden beaches, tree-cloaked mountains, cosmopolitan resorts…. Less well known perhaps is the fact that the Algarve is also one of Europe’s most fascinating areas from an ecological perspective.
We propose an unforgettable visit to a salt pan where you will be able to see how the finest salt in Portugal is produced. Be dazzled by the brightness of the neat rows of salt pans that constitute an age-old tradition in the area and that produce the finest table salt in Portugal. In addition, you can appreciate the natural beauty of the Ria Formosa estuary, a wide expanse of canals, marshlands and sand banks. This is a very important natural park as a passage area to numerous species of migrating birds between North Europe and Africa, and a paradise for birdwatchers.
Our next stop is Olhão – a traditional fishing village, renowned for the cube-shaped white-washed houses, contrasting with the golden sands and the blue sky and sea. Here you have an opportunity to explore the famous market with its big selection of fish.
After visiting the market, it is time to recharge your batteries enjoying a typical lunch in a Restaurant, where you will be delighted with the freshness of the fish served!
After lunch, we will pass by a tiny, traditional fishing village – Santa Luzia. There you will see the pots used to catch octopus – an ingenious device!
Our next stop is Tavira, where you can climb to the castle walls, the best viewpoint in the area, cross the pedestrian Roman Bridge originating in the 3th century and visit at least one of the town’s 22 churches!
Our final stop will be at a small village in the countryside to visit an olive oil mill, where you will be able to learn the secrets of its production, followed by a taste of this exquisite produce!
An unforgettable day is guaranteed!
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Cancellations less than 24 hours before departure are not accepted.