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Lisbon Flamingo Tour

DESCRIPTION

TRIP INFORMATION

Easy morning hikes, contemplating nature and experiencing local traditions makes this a perfect tour for those who enjoy learning about wildlife and its environment, while having authentic local experiences. Discover the incredible biodiversity of the Tagus estuary and learn about local traditions like fishing and salt mining. Hike alonge the cliffs of the Arrábida mountain range overviewing the marine life of the imposing Atlantic Ocean and board a comfortable catamaran boat to explore Sado’s estuary and search for the famous bottlenose dolphins that inhabit these waters.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ARRÁBIDA / SESIMBRA

Start the day with a circular hike along the coastline cliffs and through the forest of Arrábida. Here you can enjoy incredible ocean view while hiking through the cliffs and observe a number of different birds of prey, such as the Peregrine Falcon and the Boneli Eagle, coastal birds like the Common Sandpiper and the Black-headed Gull and a variety of passerines like the Blue Rock Thrush, the Nightingale and the Azure-Winged Magpie. After a lunch in Sesimbra and a short rest at the hotel, visit Sesimbra’s castle and enjoy the stunning views of the coastline while the sun sets in the Atlantic.

SADO ESTUARY

We start the day with a transfer (50min) to Setúbal, where we will board a comfortable catamaran boat to enjoy a morning boat ride, looking for the famous Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins family that live in these waters. For lunch we will have a short 15min transfer to the Gambia farm that is located in the north bank of Sado’s estuary. This makes it a perfect place to observe wildlife, in particular, birds. Here, we can hope to see the Kingfisher, the Purple Heron, the Booted Eagle, Black-shouldered Kite, and much more. In this farm, amongst other agricultural activities, they produce their own wine, which gives us a great opportunity to relax after a small walk in nature tasting great local wine. Lunch in Gambia farm.

TAGUS ESTUARY

During the morning we will visit an old salt mine that not only gives us a great opportunity to observe wildlife but also to learn more about ancient local activities such as salt mining. After a lunch in Alcochete we have a transfer (1h20min) through rural areas, which take advantage of the rich lands of the northern part of the Tagus estuary, and reach the EVOA (Tagus Estuary Birdwatching and Conservation Area). Here we will have the opportunity to visit different observatories located in the lagoons throughout the area that allows us to observe the natural behavior of local wildlife without disturbing them. The abundance of bird species makes this one of the best places for birdwatching in Portugal, particularly during the autumn and winter. Some of these are the Greater Flamingo, the Spoonbill, the Greylag Goos, the Shellduck, the Shoveler, the Osprey, the Marsh Harrier and Purple Gallinule.

Distance Duration

Daily Distance

5 km

Trip Duration

3 days & 2 nights

FROM

599€

 

ACCOMMODATION

Comfort | Superior

 

DURATION

3 Days | 2 Nights

 

START | END

Lisbon | Lisbon

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

5 km per day

 

ROUTE

Short trails along coastline, forest trails and old dirt roads

 

PROFILE

Mostly flat with some short climbs

TOUR MAP

  • Tejo and Sado estuary’s biodiversity

  • Local traditional acitivities

  • Traditional food and wine

  • Boat ride

PRICES

Guided

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

JOIN A GROUP WITH A FIXED DATE DEPARTURE

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Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

THE ITINERARY

Sesimbra Hotel & Spa

Day

1

Day

2

Quinta da Praia das Fontes

Day

3

599 €

+ 399 €

699 €

+ 449 €

799 €

+ 499 €

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2 nights lodging on Comfort | Superior Accommodation.

Breakfast included

 

Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day of the Tour

 

Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS

 

Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

Pre departure Information Pack

 

Tour Information

 

3 days of guided Hiking Tour

 

3 nourishing and energtic dinners

 

Dinners to be organised by our guide.

 

Daily fruit, energy bars and water

 

Back-up Vehicle

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Explore local nature and tradition in amazing protected areas

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(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.06.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 26.09.

MORNING: Hike Arrábida

AFTERNOON: Hike Sesimbra

MORNING: Boat ride

AFTERNOON: Hike Sado’s estuary and wine tasting

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MORNING: Hike Sado’s estuary and wine tasting

AFTERNOON: Visit Salt Mine

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