Ria Formosa birdwatching boat tour and magic views from the Algarvian green hills.

This day tour will show you the beautiful area south and north of Faro. One part on water, the other one on a scenic road trip. Private and exclusive for 1-4 persons.

You will be picked up by Wow Guide Algarve at your accommodation anywhere in the Algarve. Depending on the tides and what time the boat trip are booked, we either start or end the day with a scenic road trip up in the hills north of Faro and Tavira. This is a part of the the Algarve very few tourists get the chance to see. Beautiful green hills with fruit trees, olive and alfarroba trees, small villages and magic views.

Ria Formosa is a unique area “between land and sea” outside Faro. With a 2-hour private boat tour, you will enjoy the birdlife and the nature of this beautiful lagoon in the Algarve. Visit the lagoon of Ria Formosa and its marshlands and islands with a friendly local guide, approaching many bird species and learning more about the wildlife of this protected area without disturbing it.

Ria Formosa is a paradise for nature lovers, and as your guide is a trained and qualified biologist, they will help you understand and appreciate the enormous diversity in this beautiful area. 

During the day, you will be served our bespoken luxury picnic lunch with sandwidges, local pastries and delicacies, wine, coffee, fruit and much more.

When both the road trip and the boat trip are finished, you will be driven back to your accommodation.

Duration: Around 6 hours


  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in the Algarve. The route will be tailored depending on where you have your accommodation to make sure you get as much wow as possible.
  • Many Wow views and locations that few people get the possibility to see. A road trip that you will remember and that you couldn’t have found by yourself.
  • Birdwatching with an expert guide.
  • A luxury picnic lunch surrounded by nature with sandwiches, traditional Portuguese cake/pastry, high quality Portuguese wine, cheese and other delicacies. Quality coffee, tea, water, fresh juice.
  • Short surprise experiences. For example, see and feel the cork trees and the raw material, picking fruit by season, make your own fresh eucalyptus tea and much more depending on season and route.
  • Solar panel boat: 2 hours guided boat trip. Leaving from Faro.
  • Comfortable car, fuel, driving. The time in the car is a part of the whole experience – magic views, narrow beautiful roads and inspiring conversations.
  • Personal and passionate guiding. Information about the locations, the nature, the Portuguese life and culture. Ask whatever you want during the road trip and I promise to try to answer or find the answer for you.
  • Snacks to keep the energy up all day.
  • Pictures from the day will be sent to you shortly after your own Wow day.


1-2 persons: € 750

3-4 persons: € 850