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Algarve Family Holiday (5200G)

Cabanas de Tavira
Guided Tour Algarve Family Holiday (5200G) - Algarve Family Holiday
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Description

GUIDED TOUR
Sun & Fun in Cabanas de Tavira – 8 Days

 
This active family trip is based in the charming resort of Cabanas de Tavira, in the East Algarve, a few miles from Tavira.

Tavira is an ancient Moorish town that has retained its unique character and heritage. Arguably the Algarve’s prettiest town, exudes an authentic Portuguese charm.

The diverse Algarve landscape is a playground for adventurers. Over the course of the week you will enjoy some unforgettable experiences including a jeep and boat safari, a kayak trip, cycling along secular saltpans, a boat tour in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, walks between hills and valleys with wide rewarding views, fields of orange, fig and almond trees, and free time to enjoy the Tavira Island, one of the 10 World's best beaches to travel with children, as elected by Lonely Planet.

You’ll have the time of your life with your kids with this mix set of fun activities, but also time to relax and explore the lovely town and the famous beaches of the region!
Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival

Introductory walk to Cabanas to present the Resort and the local attractions.


DAY 2

Walking from Cabanas to Cacela Velha on the Natural Reserve

An easy walk, close to the coast, starting in the beautiful old village of Cacela Velha, following tracks and quiet lanes to the picturesque old fishing village of Cabanas where fishermen still continue their craft, mixing harmoniously with the visitors crossing to the island and the golden beaches.

We continue back to Cabanas de Tavira, through the saltpans where we may see an abundance of wild life along with the traditional craft of salt extraction.


DAY 3

The Ria Formosa Natural Reserve - Boat tour & Kayak trip 

A day dedicated to explore the treasures of the Ria Formosa. During the morning we will take an exciting boat tour in this true sanctuary of nature and a privileged location to observe birds. The Natural Park is visited annually by about 30 thousand birds from different species! There is still a small traditional fishing fleet and during this tour we will get to see some of the old fishing boats with their traditional colours and fishing artefacts.

In the afternoon let’s paddle through the Algarve's famed blue waters in a kayak! A safe, comfortable, and easy to use kayak is the perfect way for you to explore the waters of the Ria Formosa.

Lots of fun!


DAY 4

Cycling tour Cabanas – Tavira – Cabanas

A easy route, running along the coast and the Ria Formosa on the coastal ecovia. Nature and wildlife to enjoy.

We finish again in Tavira, one of the most unspoilt towns in the Algarve. There will be time to stroll around & enjoy this lovely town.

Free time for lunch. At the end of the afternoon we will return to our bicycles and head back to the hotel.


DAY 5

Free Day

On this day you can take the boat and have a nice day at the beach. Or have an optional excursion available at the Resort. Get advice from your tour leader.


DAY 6

Super Safari: River Cruise & Jeep Safari 

Discover the Real Algarve in our 4×4 vehicles through the nature reserve, mountains and timeless villages. Watch the locals with their traditions. Visit organic farms and taste the natural and organic products from the region. Arrive in beautiful “Quinta do Rio”, have a relaxing swim, a traditional lunch with ingredients from our farm, overlooking the river Guadiana. On our cruise back along the river Guadiana, between Portugal and Spain, enjoy the nature, relax on the top deck or have a refreshing break at the salon bar.


DAY 7

Walk Fuzeta to Barril & Afternoon at the Beach

A lovely walk following the Algarve’s Ecovia. We pass by old estates with orange, figs and almond orchards and through the salt pans of Fuzeta where we are able to appreciate the rich birdlife of the area.

At the end is Barril where we get the local train to the beach and have afternoon at the beach, near to the Anchor’s cemetery.

Return to the Hotel at the end of the day.


DAY 8

Departure
The Hotels
  • Cabanas Park Resort **** (or similar)
This property is 12 minutes from the beach by boat. This 4-star resort is a short walk from the Cabanas de Tavira village. It offers swimming pools surrounded by sun loungers and a lush garden, gym and a restaurant with views of the Ria Formosa.

The suites and apartments at the Cabanas Park Resort include a balcony, a seating area with satellite TV and a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave. The apartments have a separate living area.
What's Included

Accommodation:
  • 7 nights in a One bedroom flat (four stars Aparthotel)
Guide:
  • All guided tours
Meals:
  • 7 Dinners without drinks included. We are always able to cater for vegetarian or other special diets (Lunches can be bought from local shops)
  • 1 Lunch with drinks
  • 7 buffet breakfasts at the Hotel.
Transport:
  • Tranfers from Faro airport at 12 a.m on first day
  • Tranfers from the Hotel to Faro airport at 12 a.m on last day
  • All land travel (as outlined)
  • Dedicated driver and guide
Equipment:
  • All activities and equipment required
Not Included
  • Any services not listed as included
  • Flights to and from Portugal 
  • Meals, tips/gratuities, baggage or personal insurance (except as outlined)
  • Admission fees to castles & attractions or events (except as outlined)
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplements
  • Guide services inside monuments
More Info

The land only option allows you to book your own transport to and from the holiday. You will normally meet the group at the arrival airport at 12 a.m as long as you arrive there no later than the group. Similarly, on the way home you can return to the airport with the group as long as your departure time is no earlier than that of the group.

This guided tour already includes a transfer departing from Faro airport at 12 a.m on arrival and returning to Faro airport at 12 a.m on the last day.

If none of this option suits you, please add to your booking a transfer that does. You can also rent a car.

To this tour we only accept transfers departing from Faro Airport or Faro.

Departure dates:
  • ON REQUEST