I can not fault the service or the driver at all. Very friendly and very knowledgable about the local area.
However, the one thing our group was not happy about was the tour is advertised as visiting historical castles and villages? We went to one village for 20 minutes and couldn’t have a drink as the electric had gone. We didn’t even see any castles either. It is also advertised as a swim under a waterfall, I’m sorry but there was no waterfall, it’s just like a river which you can swim in? Also, the honey and liquor is in some ladies back garden and cannot be advised as a ‘distillery’ as it is far from it! Overall it was an ok tour but I feel like it was a lot of driving with not much to really see.
This jeep safari was a real taste of the Algarve and far exceeded my expectations of a tour of the countryside. Tomas our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the land, the fruit orchards, the wild flowers and plants native to Portugal which he stopped to show us along the way.
He did this with such a sense of fun and enthusiasm, his very pleasant going nature, was a big highlight of the tour. We were brought to small villages high up in the mountains bordering the Algarve from our base in Albufeira and the views were absolutely stunning! The Jeep was the perfect transport for the sometimes rough terrain between the orchards and villages. We were blessed with amazing weather so it was a bonus to be in an open topped jeep for the duration of our trip which lasted about 3 hours. I did the afternoon session which allowed me to enjoy the morning sightseeing elsewhere before it got too hot. We were given the opportunity to taste local produce in the small villages we visited and able to purchase these liqueurs, jams, bee pollen and honey. I highly recommend this trip if you're looking for a unique activity during your stay in the Algarve.
Well worth doing. Kookie? Has great knowledge of local flora/fauna, the eco system and the trip was really interesting. Beautiful sites and learned about Portugals cork industry.Would definitely recommend.
Absolutely amazing trip yesterday....by far my favourite day of our holiday. Our guide Marco was brilliant and knew so many interesting facts about everything we saw. I think we could possibly even survive a few nights in the wild now as he taught us so much. We expreienced so many great things, I couldn't even say what was my favourite part, but some of my highlights of the day have to be watching the sunset, learning about and tasting the firewater and the off roading part when he told me to come sit in the front and strap myself in and then told the boys to stand up in the back and hold on tight!! Before you think it, no he wasn't being sexist, but i had hurt my foot and was already saying i was a bit chilly. I highly recommend taking this trip if you get the chance, we will certainly be recommending it to all our friends and family. Its Great value for money and usually when we holiday places, we dont do the same excursions again but if we return to the algarve with other friends, we will 100 be taking them on this trip as long as Marco is available to drive us again. One last piece of advice is: Even if its a hot day, I recommend taking trainers rather than flip flops trousers and a coat with you in your bag because it does get rather cold when the roof is off after the sun goes down as you go quite fast through the countryside, so the wind really gets you.
LOVED this trip, got to experiance a side of algarve people dont get to see by hanging out on the beach. learnt alot about the local produce and got the oppertunity to swim in a natural spring.
tour opperator was delayed on trip not her fault and still finished the full tour.
she was very knowledgable but would have enjoyed a little more if she spoke louder or had a PA system installed