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Natures Reserve Castro Marim - Half-day Tour

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    Castelo de Castro Marim
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    You'll discover a different Algarve, far from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, where the silence is only disturbed by bird cries After journeying around 850 km from its source in Spain, and just before flowing into the sea in Vila Real de Santo António, the River Guadiana winds its way through the plains, branching out into creeks and canals that flow into lakes, marshland and salt pans, that provide a habitat to a wide variety of species.  This humid zone, Nature Reserve of the Salt-Marsh of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António, is the oldest in Portugal and is a privileged site for the reproduction of fishes, crustaceans and shellfish, who find shelter here in order to grow before they venture forth into the sea.  This is one of the favorite places for migratory birds, although it is possible to see birds throughout the year, being the black-winged stilt the most common species in the zone and was therefore chosen as the symbol of the Nature Reserve. Important winter visitors are greater flamingos, spoonbills and Caspian terns. In spring you can enjoy the incredibly beautiful flight of storks.  Here, you'll discover a different Algarve, far from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, where the silence is only disturbed by bird cries. The salt pans occupy around one third of the protected area, and it glistens in the sunlight, unexpectedly white in between the green of the fields and the blue of the river. For many centuries it was the main source of income in the region and it's still gathered using traditional methods, in accordance with artisanal processes, delivering a product whose quality is certified by the Nature Reserve.  In drier zones, agriculture is the main activity, including typical trees from the Algarve such as the carob-shrub, fig tree and almond tree that provide the ingredients for delicious regional desserts such as D. Rodrigo and Morgado. Find secret places and special moments off the beaten path and discover the Algarve others do not know about! Our Notes • The tour is private with your personal driver/guide. There will be no other people joining the tour.  • To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit the groups with 7 people per guide.  • The tour is done by car/minivan. We use cars (up to 4 people) or minivans (5 - 7 people).  • During the tour we will make stops according to the itinerary. • Tour duration can be shortened upon your request.  • We can also pick you up at diferent locations and hotels. Simply add to your booking an extra transfer.  • Our guides will be happy to help you to buy souvenirs during the tour. It is strictly prohibited for our guides to take any commission from the shops. 
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Cabanas de Tavira
Rua Nossa Senhora da Conceição 2, 8800-593 Cabanas, Portugal
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Tavira
Praça da República 1, 8800-329 Tavira, Portugal
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Olhão
Largo S. Sebastião Martins Mestre, 4-A, 8700-349 Olhão, Portugal
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • The tour rate includes all taxes, personal/driver with car/minivan, pick-up and drop-off. There are no hidden costs. 
  • Entry/Admission - Castelo de Castro Marim
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for your tour guide are not included in tour fares, are payable at your discretion, and are greatly appreciated.   
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • During the tour we will make stops according to the itinerary.
  • Our guides will be happy to help you to buy souvenirs during the tour. It is strictly prohibited for our guides to take any commission from the shops.
  • The tour is done by car/minivan. We use cars (up to 4 people) or minivans (5 - 7 people). 
  • The tour is private with your personal driver/guide. There will be no other people joining the tour. 
  • To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit the groups with 7 people per guide. 
  • Tour duration can be shortened upon your request.  
  • We can also pick you up at diferent locations and hotels. Please let us know (extra fees apply)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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By: Legendary Adventure
3 reviews
laura2015xx
Southampton, United Kingdom
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A great tour!
A lovely tour with my 2 children, I wish I had booked for a longer tour! Our tour guide was very helpful and my
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jonasdexter
20
beautiful landscapes
We didn't get much luck with the weather on our holidays in Tavira, so we took some excursions to fill our days
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son1amartin
20
Easy
We use this service every six weeks when coming to Algarve. Good value for the money and we already know Jose, the
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