Let us take you on a lovely walking tour of Ria Formosa around Faro. Get your boots on for a wildlife walk at the westernmost part of Ria Formosa and discover one of the best birdwatching spots in the Algarve with a knowledgeable local guide. And if birdwatching is your main interest, then you might prefer to try either our Birdwatching Boat Tour of Ria Formosa or our Walking Birdwatching Tour of Ria Formosa.
On this 3-hour private tour of Ria Formosa, you can enjoy the pine woodlands, marshes, and salt pans of Ria Formosa in the protected areas of Ludo and Quinta do Lago. This Faro tour focuses on nature above everything else, helping guests discover the natural beauty and wildlife of this beautiful area of the Algarve. Learn about traditional salt extraction and clam farming with our fully trained and enthusiastic local guide. The salt pans, marshes, and pine woodlands are the protected habitat of many species of birds. Ria Formosa is one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders, and you’ll soon understand why!
You’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of Ria Formosa Natural Park and discover the natural beauty and wildlife that is protected here. On this private tour, we explore the areas of Ludo and Quinta do Lago. They are extraordinary places for birdwatching, in fact, they are widely regarded as the best birding spots in the Algarve. As we walk past the marshlands, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the lagoon. If the tide is out, you’ll be able to see local people working on their clam farms as your local guide tells you about this important economic activity.
Enjoy incredible views over the saltpans and learn about the traditional salt extraction methods used in the Algarve. The region is famous for the quality of its salt, which is known here as ‘white gold.’ Keep your eyes peeled for fabulous birdlife, including the rather impressive Greater Flamingo.
As we reach the freshwater lagoon, there will be time for a rest while looking for the Purple Swamphen — a beautiful bird elected as the symbol of Ria Formosa Nature Park. We continue down the trail towards the lagoon and its lovely views — a perfect end to a fantastic outing exploring the beauty of Ria Formosa! There are more details below, but if you have any questions about this guided walking tour of Ria Formosa, or any of our Faro Activities and Trips, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Price per Tour: 120,00 €
Minimum number of participants: 1 adult
Maximum number of participants: 4 participants
Marina of Faro
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