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Free excursions for direct clients

Whenever you book directly with us, we will give you a free guided tour for one person, whether by boat, tuk-tuk or on foot – you may choose (subject to availability and the restrictions below, depending on the time of the year and the weather prevailing).  

About the guided tours 

Boat trip along the Ria Formosa

  • Trip through the Ria Formosa Natural Park from Cabanas to Santa Luzia, passing by the former tuna fishing village in front of Tavira, and back; with a 90 minute stop for lunch in the town of Santa Luzia, the octopus capital, and another 30 minute stopover on the Ilha de Tavira beach. Total duration: 4 hours.
  • This offer is valid for the months of October, April, May and June. The excursion takes place on Mondays and Thursdays – subject to cancellation or rebooking due to meteorological conditions – departing from Cabanas at 11 a.m.
  • We provide a ticket for one person per reserved apartment; accompanying members pay the normal price of €30 per person. Lunch is not included.

Walking tour: half-day walking and discovering the Eastern Algarve 

  • This walking tour takes in some of the most charming sites in the Eastern Algarve. The routes may vary from among those detailed in our walking program.
  • The tour includes transport by minibus to and from the aparthotel (with the exception of one route that only requires vehicle transport for the return journey). This includes lunch in a local restaurant on the route.
  • This tour takes place on Saturdays – subject to cancellation or rebooking due to meteorological conditions. We set off in the morning and return during the afternoon, usually leaving the hotel at 8.30 a.m. and returning between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (7 p.m. at the latest).
  • The paths range from easy to moderately difficult: 2-4 hours, 5 to 10 km (the majority of the paths run for between 6 km and 9 km), with small altitude changes (below 300 m, generally less than 200 m).
  • We provide one ticket per person per reserved apartment; accompanying members pay the normal price of €25 per person. Lunch is not included.

Guided tuk-tuk tours to the historical centre of Tavira or the Ria Formosa salt works

  • On this tour, you may visit the historical centre of Tavira or the salt works integrated into the Ria Formosa Natural Park.
  • The tour lasts about one hour and running to 90 minutes with the travel time to and from Cabanas.
  • We provide one ticket per person per reserved apartment for a group tour held on Monday or Friday morning – subject to cancellation or rebooking due to meteorological conditions – departing from the Golden Club at 10 a.m. Accompanying members pay the normal price of €17; children aged under 12 pay €9. Each tuk-tuk carries up to 6 persons.
  • When buying at least one normally priced ticket for an accompanying member, you may book your tour for any time or day of the week and choose your own destination: Tavira, salt works or Cacela Velha.

 

Terms and conditions

  • Offer limited to reservations for at least 3 nights, subject to availability and meteorological conditions.
  • Flexibility of dates: we run tours on various days of the week. Within the scope of this offer, we cannot book boat or walking trips outside of the days of the week indicated. The tours are subject to cancellation or rebooking due to meteorological conditions.
  • Prior booking: the free tour is to be booked at least 2 days in advance, via email (reservas@5sites.pt). The further in advance you book, the greater the chance of getting your preferred tour.
  • Should you not take up your tour (or cancel up to 48 hours in advance), we will give you a bottle of port or Portuguese wine. The value of these gifts is neither reimbursable nor deductible against the cost of accommodation and meals.
  • For further information about the tours and locations visited, please explore the links highlighted above. For any further clarification about this special offer, please get in touch either by email (reservas@5sites.pt) or by telephone (+351 281 329 800).