Albufeira Tours
Half-Day Algarve Countryside and Villages Jeep Safari
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Half-Day Algarve Countryside and Villages Jeep Safari

By Alsafari Tours
Recommended by 95% of travelers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
A typical coach tour of the Algarve’s countryside can feel remote and observational. On this jeep safari, enjoy an intimate experience of rural culture, as the off-road vehicle accesses less frequented locations with ease. Visit an ancient castle, explore local villages and orange groves, then brave a traditional firewater distillery. Choose a morning or afternoon excursion to suit your schedule, with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Ages 0-90, max of 24 per group
Duration: 4h
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Highlights
  • Visit unique locations, including a farm and Moorish castle
  • Enjoy a thrilling ride over different terrains in an open-top jeep
  • Select between morning or afternoon excursions to suit your schedule
  • Save time finding a meeting point with hotel pickup and drop-off included

  • Professional guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Begin your excursion with pickup from your Albufeira hotel by open-top jeep, then drive out into the rural Algarve to experience the hidden highlights of the countryside. During your half-day adventure, visit historic villages and gain insight into pastoral life. Take in unique views of the region’s more remote locations, and, if the weather permits, stop by a waterfall for a swim in its refreshing waters. Explore a Moorish castle, stroll through orange groves and discover a traditional firewater distillery, where you can sample Medronho and other liquors (own expense). Listen to insights provided by your professional guide as you explore the region’s rich culture, and at the end of your journey, relax as you’re driven back to your hotel.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • McDonald's, Lugar da Corrieira,Quinta da Bela Vista Lt, E1, 8200-020 Albufeira, Portugal
Pickup details
  • Pickup outside Albufeira area may have additional cost.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • McDonald's, Lugar da Corrieira,Quinta da Bela Vista Lt, E1, 8200-020 Albufeira, Portugal
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31134P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Dress code is smart casual
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
      How much is the additional charge for the pick-up outside Albufeira for the Half Day Algarve Safari??
      If your hotel is not listed as a pick-up location and is outside Albufeira, the additional charge per person is EUR 15. This price may change depending on pickup area and you must contact the local tour operator directly after you make your reservation to make pickup arrangements.
      Answered Jun 2023

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31134P2

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      • Alsafari Tours
        1,039
        Albufeira, Portugal
        Joined in June 2015
      • P9147MDmichaelp
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Overall good
        This trip was great the places we wouldn't normally see the information from fernando was good really intresting and interacted all through the tour Would have given a 5 but i think the vehicle could do with being updated and with a bit more room
        Written May 28, 2024
      • Scenic38636080759
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful trip.
        The most fabulous tour! From the orange groves, avacado, almond and apricot fields....to the farm visit and the stop in the village...it was all wonderful. Watching the sunset from the top of the mountain was entrancing....but take a jacket! The meal at the end was very pleasant and to seal the deal our driver, Tiago, had the best sense of humour and kept us entertained effortlessly.
        Written May 27, 2024
      • lynns236
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful tour guide
        It was such great value to visit the towns and villages of the Algarve. Gave me such great perspective of this region. Travelling in a small group made it so much more enjoyable.
        Written May 25, 2024
      • X9869SIronalds
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful bay with sandy beach and historical old town
        Beautiful historical town with fantastic beaches and night life. Great spot to spend a few days in the sunshine or just walking the streets shopping.
        Written May 22, 2024
      • 639blancan
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An unforgettable marvelous tour
        It was really amazing, very interesting, Benny the Guide was excellent. Full class of history about Portugal.very professional and kind person, I do recommend this company.
        Written May 18, 2024
      • 87andrewj
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day out
        Very enjoyable trip, small group of 7 by minibus. Our guide Benny was great looking after us and giving us lots of information along the way. He also passed on a lot of information about the history of Portugal which was very interesting.
        Written May 18, 2024
      • ianwebb75
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The finest tour of the Algarve
        This tour lived up to its name. Mario from start to finish was awesome!! Passionate and informative, Mario took us on a journey through time and told the stories of the Algarve, its beginnings and trade history through to the great surf spots and best places to eat. The views are amazing. Highly recommend.
        Written May 15, 2024
      • Sallyshaffer
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Algarve with friends
        Loved our guide! He was very accommodating to all age groups. Very happy I was able to see that area of Portugal and learn interesting historical facts!
        Written May 15, 2024
      • trtutruy
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice tour of Algarve region
        Tour was pretty comprehensive in its scope. My husband and I were initially put off by the guide's sarcasm but it may have been due to cultural differences in phrases. Towards the end of the tour, we felt we were given a thorough tour and understanding of the region.
        Written May 11, 2024
      • primaadanna
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Full day of exploration in the Algarve
        I met our guide, Fernando, at the McDonald's in Albuferia. The tour was comprehensive, and a lot of ground was covered in a full day, roughly 300km. Fernando was an excellent guide and quite knowledgeable. The stops had stunning views, history, and/or artifacts. Fernado provided a lot of history and context to the architecture, tourism, landscape, and lives of the Portuguese people. Lunch is pretty late in the day at Lagos, so pack snacks or be prepared to buy snacks at some of the stops. I was staying in Faro a 20 to 30 minute train ride away; note that all of the tour pick-up locations are in Albufeira, I would suggest the tour company add a pick up at the train station for clients not stay in Albufeira. Fernando was kind enough to drop me off at the train station at the end of the tour. Overall, it was a great tour!
        Written May 11, 2024
      • Morgan S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Friendly and informational
        We got a tour around the city where our guide explained all of the unique flora of Portugal as we drove by the various trees. Our guide was friendly and informational. We got to try some flavoured liqueur (classic Portugal flavours) as well as some local jams. We ended the tour at a winery where we got a tour and to taste their wines. Fun experience to meet some new people and to enjoy with those you already know.
        Written May 8, 2024
      • iglana
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very informative tour
        Mario is the best tour guide out there! So accommodating and so informative Recommend this tour 100 percent., we only did eastern region, but im sure they do similarly good work on other options
        Written May 7, 2024
      • U6112ZRdeborahc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Albufeira…,not just a resort!
        Thus day tour was fantastic! Fernando was extremely knowledgeable about the region and was very accommodating when asked questions and when driving us around. Loved this tour. A highlight of my trip!
        Written May 7, 2024
      • carlafW4268UC
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Eastern Algarve tour
        We had a great day, and our tour guide Fernando was very knowledgeable and interesting. Would certainly recommend this tour.
        Written May 2, 2024
      • Katharine88
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great afternoon activity
        Great afternoon seeing the countryside around Albufeira and tasting some of the local produce. Great guide. Vineyard tour was very interesting and had some nice wine to taste with some cheese and bread.
        Written May 1, 2024
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      Robin M
      Durham, NC7 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hugo was great - made a long trip not feel long, explained lots along the way, spoke 5 languages. Enjoyed all the stops, though I thought we'd see more of the orchard, learn more about the process of distilling firewater. Wish I'd known we'd need cash Euros for that stop and the café in Alte. So we couldn't buy anything at the farm, and spent part of our intended gratuity at the café. After telling us he'd recommend a nontourist spot for dinner, claimed it's where he goes for seafood (earlier in tour he explained that locals can't afford E3 for a glass of wine or E1.50 for coffee), then sent us to our most expensive dinner of the trip (E300 for family of 5). But all in all, everyone enjoyed the afternoon. My boys (10 and 12) said they thought it would be boring, but were surprised that they had fun 😊
      Written April 1, 2023
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      Marlene3009
      Brussels, Belgium8 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      Although there were beautiful sites that we visited on our trip, the "safari" itself, we wouldn't be able to recommend. Firstly the vehicle itself was very old and not what you would expect from an open-air jeep. Only the very top part of the roof rolled back so if you're one of the unlucky people to get a seat in the back cab, you're "view" is incredibly restricted. The trip was completely overbooked, trying to fit 8 grown adults (including the driver) into the vehicle was incredibly challenging and uncomfortable. The driver, although very friendly, didn't do much talking in terms of providing in depth information about the sites we were visiting.
      Written October 26, 2023
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      Aike T
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2022 • Friends
      Me and my siblings went on a tour with our lovely guide Miguel. At first we were a bit sceptical, not knowing what to expect, just to find out it was AMAZING! After a quick ride to the edge of the city, the guide took te top off to make sure we had the best experience while driving and stopped at besides the road to let is smell all the fresh herbs en fruits we found besides the road. It was an amazing experience I will never forget, mostely because of our fantastic guide. His warm and fun personality took this Safari to a whole other level.
      Written April 7, 2022
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      Andrew
      Glasgow, UK6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Picked up at our hotel by Miguel. Very friendly and welcoming.
      Miguel started the tour by telling us what we were going to cover and where we would finish the tour.
      Let’s go!!
      Miguel was very informative, telling us about local history, local products and local ways of life. Pointing out trees and giving us information about them.. he was also very happy to answer any questions we had.
      The tour was amazing. We also stopped off in a local village, spending time in the local farm then onto a local cafe,seeing local people and tasting local food, they were all very pleasant.
      The tour was amazing, definitely recommend 5*
      Written March 1, 2023
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      Praveen Sadasya
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022 • Family
      A must for anyone to explore the real Algarve. Carlos was exceptionally good in all respects for 4 hours trip by constantly divulging information from Careb to Cork, from Goji to White Lavender and Castle to Forest. It was fun and entertaining for whole trip and the dirt road drive for most part of the tour is awesome (not for faint hearted.
      Written December 29, 2022
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      Jane
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2022 • Family
      Our favourite part was the driver Gil! He told a lot about the surroundings and let us taste a lovely fruit that was next to the road. He also made clear that he would not pick the fruits of the farmers, which I appreciate.

      We did not go for a swim, but if the water would have been slightly warmer, we would have definitely gone in at the waterfall.
      Written April 30, 2022
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      Theresa D
      26 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Friends
      Our tour guide, Tiego, was the BEST tour guide I have ever encountered! He was so friendly, knowledgeable and an amazing driver despite the poor conditions of the roads in the mountains and I felt so safe in his hands.

      The tour covered local Flora and fauna and Tiego even stopped and took the time to pick local plants and fruits for us to smell and taste and explained in great detail the use of the plants and fruit.

      Our first stop was at a goji Berry farm where we were taught all about the farming process as well as getting to taste all of the delicious products and also could purchase what we wanted too. There was no pressure to make purchases but the products were so unbelievably delicious we ended up purchasing a lot.

      The next stop on the tour was the most incredible waterfall where we could even get into the water and Tiego was very patient and allowed us all the time we needed to take photos and experience the beauty of the area.

      We then stopped at a little village, Alte, where we could get refreshments and use the toilet. I'd recommend stopping in the cafe and trying to freshly squeezed orange juice. It is the best I've ever had in my life!

      We then made our way up to the second highest point in the Algarve where we could take in the beauty. There was also a swing for a lovely picture opportunity overlooking the beautiful landscape.

      All the way on the tour Tiego was explaining all there is to know about living here and the struggles of the locals to continue their farming traditions and the affect of climate change on this historical landscape.

      Overall the tour was such a good time as well as being very educational and we left on cloud 9 and so happy with our value for money.

      Tiego is a credit to this company and clearly has such a passion for his job and the local area.
      Written March 26, 2024
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      Ali C
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022 • Friends
      Thanks to George, we had a lot of fun. Beautiful scenery, a fantastic experience seeing local farms and villages. Ending up at the highest peak to watch the sun go down.
      George timed all the trip to perfection. He was full of enthusiasm and lots of interesting facts and personal stories. He was a great driver who made the ride fun but we felt safe at all times.
      He took us to buy fruit from local farmers and he knew lots about the trees and fruit. He told us about the history at the castle and gave us time in the perfect spots for great photos.
      Written November 14, 2022
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      Theresa M
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was a great way to see , as our guide said.’the real Algarve’. To see the interior from a height, to see how farming is managed under trying conditions, to sample organic products and unfortunately witness the effects of lack of rain on drying river beds was a real worthwhile experience. Finally In the heat I am so glad we did the morning tour! Thank you.
      Written July 12, 2022
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      YolaineSergio
      Brussels, Belgium5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      We had this great Half day Safari in the Algarve Country side with Ugo as our driver.
      The Algarve Country site is really beautiful! And to me even more beautiful than the coastline ...
      But what made this tour really special was our Driver, Ugo. You van feel how passionate he is of his region and he surely does transmit this passion.
      And the way he does this is by giving so much explanations and sharing so much great knowledge of nature, geography, culture, social and environment, that you can only fall in love with this region.
      Thank you Ugo for this great experience
      Yolaine & Sergio from Belgium / Brussels
      Written October 7, 2023
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