Authentic Algarve Experience

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Summary

Experience the richness of Algarve’s heritage, history, unique natural wonders and fresh local cuisine, with this one of a kind package that includes a day of discovery of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Aboard a comfortable and exclusive Cobalt, with your own skipper, you will visit the many deserted islands, fishing communities and natural water inlets, and observe the rich fauna and flora that make of this natural park one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders and one of the most important wetlands on earth.

During this trip you will stay at the luxurious Hotel Quinta do Lago which is set in Algarve’s most precious location in one of the most prestigious resorts in Europe, with exceptional views over the Ria Formosa’s tidal lagoon and Atlantic ocean, with walking access from the hotel’s gardens to a golden sandy beach and many walks along the natural park’s trails, for the ultimate relaxing escape.

TRIP INFORMATION:
- 5 nights at Hotel Quinta do Lago
- Private transfer to and from Faro’s airport in a chauffeured luxury vehicle
- Daily buffet breakfast in the panoramic Brisa do Mar Restaurant
- In-room VIP Welcome with Portuguese champagne and traditional Algarvian sweets
- Ria Formosa Experience tour with lunch at a genuine local restaurant
- Special regional degustation dinner, prepared by chef Gerhard Pölzl

Itinerary

Day 1 - 3

Flight to Faro. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in a chauffeured luxury vehicle. After check-in to the luxurious Hotel Quinta do Lago you will be delighted with Portuguese champagne and traditional Algarvian sweets in your room.

For the rest of the day enjoy your time by the sea, at the spa or exploring the surroundings.

Accommodation: Hotel Quinta do Lago

Day 3 - 4

Free day at leisure. 

In the evening enjoy special regional degustation dinner, prepared by chef Gerhard Pölzl.


Accommodation: Hotel Quinta do Lago
Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 4 - 5

Today you will enjoy Ria Formosa Experience tour with lunch at a genuine local restaurant. Duo to Ria Formosaa's geographical location, it has a high biodiversity and natural richness that is of extreme importance for wildlife, especially for water birds. Reflecting its international importance, the Ria Formosa lagoon has been included since 1980 in the prominent Ramsar Convention, a standing position given to the most important wetlands on earth. In Europe, the lagoon was declared an Important Bird Area (IBA) and included in the Natura 2000 network of special protected sites. This natural system is composed by a cord of sandy peninsulas and islands that separate the lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. On the inside, beautiful landscapes may be observed, from natural and wild paradise sebings, to places where fishing communities have established and live from the lagoon's natural resources since ancient times. Alongside the pleasures  the sunny beaches and the mild Atlantic Ocean, the Ria Formosa Lagoon is indeed worth discovering.

For you to experience the diversity and beauty of this Natural Park, you will enjoy a private exploration of the Lagoons, aboard a comfortable and exclusive Cobalt with your own experienced skipper. A perfect way to enjoy a unique natural environment, observing its fauna and flora, visiting deserted islands and natural inlets, fishing communities, experiencing local and traditional activities, such as clam picking or oyster breeding. Lunch at a traditional restaurant in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, with genuine local gastronomy, will certainly make for an
unforgebable memoir of you worldwide travels!

Accommodation: Hotel Quinta do Lago
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 5 - 6

Free day at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Quinta do Lago
Meals: breakfast

Day 6 -

After breakfast enjoy the last moments in the marvellous Algarve. Later, you will be transferred to Faro International Airport for your flight back home.

Meals: breakfast

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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