Faro, Faro District, Portugal

Faro tours, things to do and tickets

Ria Formosa Natural Park and Islands Boat Cruise from Faro

Duration: 4 hours
Sail through the Ria Formosa Natural Park and visit islands. Join us in a sightseeing cruise from Faro, up to 12 people. Journey through the Ria Formosa channels on a comfortable catamaran and make stops at the islands of Farol and Deserta. The tour is operated by a multilingual guide.
From November to March, the tour lasts for 3 hours.
From April to October, the morning tour lasts for 4 hours and includes break for lunch on a restaurant on Farol island. The price of the lunch is not included. The afternoon tour is 3,5 hours. There are breaks for swimming.

4 Stops | 3 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

Duration: 4 hours - 5 hours
Visit The Ria Formosa Natural Parque in a confortable catamaran and discover the 4 beautiful islands with 4 Stops : Deserta Island, Farol Island, Culatra Island an Hangares Island. You can snorkeling, walking near the ocean , enjoy a typical lunch on Culatra Island and observe the culture of oysters.
( Free Masks ) ( lunch not Included - you can bring your Pick Nick)

Ria Formosa - Boat trip to the 3 Islands: Armona | Culatra Island | Lighthouse

Duration: 5 hours
The tour will be interpretive and explanatory during your trip, so during the stops, everyone is free to carry out any type of activities on the respective islands, advised by the captain of the vessel.

Comments :

- Navigation made only by Ria Formosa, avoiding seasickness;

- Experienced captains fluent in several languages;


- 1st Stop - Ilha do Farol (1h00)

- 2nd Stop: Culatra Island (2H00), stop for lunch, with several restaurants on the Island or you can bring food, if you prefer.

- 3rd Stop - Praia Deserta or Ilha da Armona (1h00)

On this trip we will discover all the mysteries and secrets that the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park has to offer us in the most complete tour!

Option to start at 11:00 or 16:30 with sunset (in summer

Faro Airport Private Transfer to Albufeira

Duration: 30 minutes - 40 minutes
Travel private, easy, safe and reliable.
Highly trained, friendly and professional drivers.
Tailored service to cater to your personal requirements.
Fleet composed of vehicles less than 2 years old.
Ask your driver for tips and recommendations to enhance your stay.

Algarve Buggy Tours

Duration: 3 hours
Buggy tours are the ideal way to visit the Algarve inland. Leave the beach and the hotel for a morning adventure in a guided tour. Find small villages, amazing sights and the adrenaline of driving an off-road buggy through a river!

Ria Formosa Natural Park Two Islands Boat Trip in Faro

Duration: 3 hours
Sail through the Ria Formosa Natural Park on this 3 hour sightseeing cruise from Faro. Journey through the Ria Formosa channels on a 12 person boat and make stops at the islands of Farol and Deserta. The tour is operated by a multilingual guide.
From November to March, the tour lasts for 3 hours.
From April to October, the morning tour lasts for 4 hours and includes break for lunch on a restaurant on Farol island. The price of the lunch is not included. The afternoon tour is 3,5 hours. There are breaks for swimming.

Small Group Dolphin and Wildlife Watching Tour in Faro

Duration: 3 hours
Our main goal is to connect science and tourism by providing wildlife watching boat tours while we collect data for scientific research.
During this tour you will have the chance to learn more about our local fauna and get to know how we are studying these animals.

Benagil Cave Tour on a Bodyboard

Duration: 7 hours - 7 hours
The Intimist Bodybord Tour!

The only 6:30 hour duration of the tour in the Algarve.
The guide is knowledgeable of the tour area.
The only providers of sun umbrella and full-face snorkeling mask in nature tours.
The guide has experience in water rescue (lifeguard).
We are the only ones offering 2 meeting places for the comfort of our customers.
We take our customers swimming with bodyboard to the world renowned Benagil Cave, made up of an estimated 16 million years old limestone.
We also take our costumers hiking through one of the most famous and beautiful treks in Europe, the Seven Suspended Valleys.
Our costumers can also relax and enjoy snorkeling activity in one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the Michelin Travel Guide.

2 Stop | 2 Islands & Ria Formosa Natural Park - From Faro

Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy this relaxing tour in the Ria formosa Natural Parque whit a confortable Catamaran and discover the 2 beautiful and principal Islands with 2 Stop : Deserta Island and Farol Island. You can snorkeling , walking near the oceano , observe Cape os Santa Mariade and enjoy the local wildlife.

Benagil Cave tour from Faro

Duration: 5 hours - 6 hours
Are you exploring the Algarve without a car?
Algarve Beauties is for the people who travel differently. Yes – we're talking to you!
Our group and private tours get you to the Benagil Cave from Faro. Group tours leave from Faro Marina whilst private tours leave from your Faro accommodation.
So whether you're a swimmer or a beginner, we'll provide you with the equipment and instruction you need to bodyboard to get to this amazing place.

Ria Formosa: 3 hour tour with stops at Ilha da Culatra and Ilha da Armona

Duration: 3 hours
The ideal tour to get to know a lot about the Ria Formosa, and visit the island of Culatra, a beautiful fishing community that inhabits about 1000 people all year round, which will be an island producing its own energy by 2030! The houses are typical and traditions and customs predominate, a unique place in the world!

There are several infrastructures and restaurants where you will have the opportunity to taste and delight yourself with typical dishes from traditional restaurants. With the possibility of booking a table or having a Picnic, there are several options to choose from!

Then we will enjoy, for many, the best deserted beach in the Algarve, which is located at the end of Culatra Island, which separates the dark blue of the Atlantic Ocean and the clear blue of the Ria Formosa, where you will have the opportunity to dive, swim and take unique photos! A true paradise!

In case it is out of season , we will visit the magnificent Ilha da Armona , where we will stop around 1h00 to explore the island !

Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro

Duration: 2 hours
Get close to nature during a 1.5-hour bird-watching tour from Faro by Segway. Travel around the Ria Formosa Natural Park in the Algarve with a knowledgeable guide. See scenic landscapes including marshes, tidal flats and fresh water lagoons, and catch sight of various native and migratory birds, such as the rare purple swamphen and flamingos in their native habitat. Learn more about the ecosystems and bird species from your expert guide. Upgrade to include pickup and drop-off from your Algarve hotel.

Wine tastings, with Tour option - Authentic Algarve Flavours by Quinta da Tôr

Duration: 2 hours
We offer an experience of the authentic Algarve flavours. We are a family business original from Algarve and we aim to share our flavours and traditions. Our wines are unique due to its quality and high alcoholic volume (17%!) You can come and visit us just for a glass of wine while you get refreshed in the pool, with the amazing view of the vineyard.

For beginners or for lighter wines, choose the classic. For an intermediate choice, choose the oak(y) tasting. For wine lovers or a more varied and complex tasting choose the Premium Tasting.

We have options with and without the guided tour. The option with the guided tour has specific times, the option without the guided tour has more time options.

Ilha Deserta and Farol Island: a small group boat trip in Ria Formosa from Faro

Duration: 3 hours
Discover Portugal’s exotic natural wonders during this 3-hour catamaran trip to Ria Formosa from Faro. Board a comfortable catamaran with a small-group and discover the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Visit the Deserta Island and the Farol Island, looking out for birdlife and observing the daily lives of citizens in a local fishing village.

This small-group tour is limited to 11 people, offering a more intimate experience.

30-minute Jet Ski experience through Punta del Moral

Duration: 30 minutes
We leave the base port Marina Isla Canela in the natural area of Punta del Moral. We cross the coast of Isla Cristina and Isla Canela and if the state of the sea allows it, we bathe in the open sea. On the way back, we cross the estuary of the Carreras River, a natural anchorage since Roman times and with a large number of fishing boats today. We return to the base port Marina Isla Canela.

Faro airport - Albufeira: Private Return Transfer

Duration: 30 minutes - 40 minutes
Travel from/to Faro Airport in comfort and style
Enjoy a hassle-free meet and greet transfer service with a professional driver
Tailor the service to cater to your personal requirements
Ask your driver for tips and recommendations to enhance your stay

Faro Airport Private Transfer to or from Alvor

Duration: an hour
Private transfers to or from Alvor/Portimao area. Take advantage of this door-to-door service and get driven by our English speaking and friendly drivers. No queues to get in the bus, personal service - one driver for each booking.

Dolphin Watching + 2 Islands Tour - From Faro

Duration: 4 hours - 5 hours
We offer you a Hallfl day of adventure ,where you can enjoy the beauty of Dolphins, Birds, sometimes turtles , and discover the most iportante 2 islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park .
The observation of the Dolphins is made on our Oceanic coast and the discovery of the 2 Islands is in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa.
We Stop 1 hour at Farol Island, and more 1 hour stop at Deserta Island.
We return to Faro with a different lanscape of the Natural Park , as there is a difference in the tide , changing the whole scenery of Nature in our Ria Formosa.

Gyrocopter Flight Experience in Algarve

Duration: 22 minutes
Fly the Sky directly from a Birds Natural Reserve, be part of a Nature Conservation Tourism concept: your flight experience allow us to watch for the Protected Areas!
This is a unique experience that gives you an amazing overview of the region, safe and comfortable in an amazing aircraft: the gyrocopter!
Each gyrocopter will take one passenger in an exclusive flight. A truly Unique Experience.
We can make consecutive flights to your group.
We can customize your flight and also prepare extra activities so that you can enjoy your full time at our Eco Airfield in the Natural Reserve.

Islands Tour: Half Day Cruise in Ria Formosa National Park

Duration: 4 hours
Discover and enjoy the diversity of islands, villages and beaches of the Ria Formosa Natural Park in Olhão.

Departing at 13:00h from Olhão, this tour goes through the canals in front of Olhão and to the Barrier Islands that protect the Ria Formosa. 

Following our course we´ll make a stop for lunch in Culatra, a fisherman's vilage with nearly 1000 residents whose main economic activity is fishing. The Island has all the infrastructures you would expect in a normal town; shops, restaurants, school, church, medical office and so on. During the break you can go for a nice lunch of fresh fish in one of the typical restaurants or go for a nice pic-nic at the beach. Afterwards we'll continue the tour and go to Armona bay and island where we'll do another stop. Then return to Olhão passing close to several tuna factories and to the fishing harbour.