The Eco Tour is a guided nature tour, from Faro to Ilha Deserta, through Ria Formosa Natural Park’s channels. Our professional guide will share with you information about local biodiversity, traditional activities, the history of Faro, the barrier islands of the natural park, and birdwatching. More than 300 bird species have been found here, some of them very rare and others recognised internationally as endangered.The boat leads you to Ilha Deserta (a deserted island, also known as Barreta Island), a laidback destination on a stunning stretch of white sand dunes. You can enjoy all afternoon at the island: walk along the beach, take the hiking trail to the southerly most point of Portugal and taste the genuine algarvian gastronomy at Estaminé restaurant. The return is included by Ferry, and we can adjust the time (depending on availability). You can enjoy this service every day, all year round.Description
Hop aboard your boat at the time of your choosing, then cruise out onto the waters of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. A protected area of coastal lagoons, islets and beaches, Ria Formosa is a haven for the Algarve’s native birdlife.
Cruise among the islands and lakes, and keep watch for sightings of diverse native bird species such as black-tailed godwit, black-winged stilt, flamingos, heron, plovers, purple swamp-hen, and wigeon. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on the birds’ migration routes and nesting habits.
Stop at the Ilha Deserta, where the white-sand beach stretches into the distance. Here, perhaps take a walk along the coastline or relax in the shade of a thatched umbrella as the waves lap at the shore.
When you’re ready to leave the Ilha Deserta behind, hop aboard the ferry for the return journey to your starting point to conclude your tour.Highlights
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Ideal choice for families
- Multiple times offered throughout the day
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
: The Algarve, PortugalDuration
: 1 hour 30 minutes Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.