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Cork Forest Safari

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Redondo Wine Museum
Praça da República 5/6, 7170-011 Redondo, PortugalWait at the Museu do Vinho front door, where a guide will meet you.
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    Corktrekking
    Stop: 2 hours -
    The farm you will visit is a paradise for walkers, ramblers and wine lovers. Imagine exploring this world of rolling hills, cork forests, olive groves and vineyards in a landscape occasionally broken by a medieval fortress or an abandoned chapel. For six generations, the family owners have made a living on the 1,400 acre estate in the Alentejo by sustainably managing cork forests, rearing sheep and making fine wines. You're invited you to join to share the joy of their lives and see the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Nature-lovers and birdwatchers will not be disappointed. With luck, you might see or come across an Egyptian mongoose, a bustard, a wild boar, a hoopoe, a bee-eater, a booted eagle or many more species. On arrival you will be introduced to your guide who is a local archaeologist and conservationist. Start with a nice cup of coffee or cool refreshment. Then your guide will take you on a beautiful 2-hour Jeep tour into the deepest parts of the cork forest. During your tour/safari he will explain to you everything about the cork trees, cork cycle (cork stripping, cork storage, cork manufacturing). You will also learn about local fauna and flora, honey production, vineyards, Iberian pig fattening, olive groves and all the farm activities. When you return to the farmhouse and visit the shop where you can find the finest products it has to offer (cork handicraft, biologic olives and olive oil, honey and of course their wines). Later, have a cork stripper's traditional three-course meal in a quiet family-run restaurant. After this, it will be time to go home, but with the best memories of the Alentejo.
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    Departure Point
    Redondo Wine Museum, Praça da República 5/6, 7170-011 Redondo, Portugal
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Optional Cork strippers Lunch
    • Driver
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if selected has the cost of 15€ per person and it is available in a range of 40km)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Wonderful tour and history given by Jose at an old family farm with cork trees, some over 200 years old, water wells over 400 years old, and grape vines that are young but producing some of the best wine in Portugal. Well worth the money spent. The day was not hot and the tour
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    Jose gave us a wonderful experience driving through a beloved cork forest. He shared his knowledge of the industry in all aspects. Even though it was hectic day Jose spared nothing of the tour that exceeded our expectations.
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    We went not knowing what to expect but the promise of a tour in a Landy was enough. What we got was an awesome guide, Jose who was so friendly and helpful - even waiting for us to finish lunch before we set off. The tour around the cork forest was very interesting and Jose was
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    We did a short 4x4 jeep tour of the cork farm as it was a perfect topic for the children’s school project on transformations in nature. Jose was a very good tour guide and we found out lots of interesting facts that we’ll use for their projects. We chose quite a short tour as
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    I second prior posters' positive comments about corktrekking/cork safari at Herdade da Maroteira. We 4 adults had the pleasure of doing the tour with Philip, the owner. I suspect we were not alone in not having given cork much thought before this tour! We learned more about cork
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    Carol L
    Orlando, United States
    40
    Amazing Learning Opportunity~
    I can't speak highly enough about Jose and his passion for keeping the farm alive for future generations. That
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    kathy l
    Elkin, North Carolina
    7725
    Great tour!
    Wonderful tour and history given by Jose at an old family farm with cork trees, some over 200 years old, water
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    Jane S
    20
    Fabulous experience
    Best afternoon in Evora area...beautiful countryside, informative guide and just downright fun cruising thru cork
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    Winterpeg880
    Winnipeg, Canada
    11058
    Wonderful experience
    Absolutely a wonderful tour, very informative and interesting. Antoine was so knowledgeable and kind. Would
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    Arja S
    20
    Cork farm visit
    We spent excellent time walking and talking with Andrew in the cork forest. It was like meeting a friend and
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    IcicleCreek
    United States
    5043
    Fun and informative
    The two-hour jeep tour of the cork forest/farm was the highlight of our stay in Evora. Our guide, Jose, was
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    AnnieJuly
    Gold Coast
    18366
    Wonderful experience!!!
    We did this as a day tour while on a small group tour of Portugal!! We did the Jeep tour and then had a superb
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    WheelsDownMatt
    21
    Do not miss this opportunity
    Jose gave us a wonderful experience driving through a beloved cork forest. He shared his knowledge of the
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    satere007
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    12886
    Great experience with a knowledgeable and passionate guide
    Three of us did the 2 hour cork trekking experience yesterday. We are staying 3 nights in Evora and were looking
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    JulieCoak
    3217
    A Series of Revelations
    We went not knowing what to expect but the promise of a tour in a Landy was enough. What we got was an awesome
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    MLT1006
    20
    School Project Preparations
    We did a short 4x4 jeep tour of the cork farm as it was a perfect topic for the children’s school project on
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    Inspiration556568
    10
    Ruth
    The trek was great (a little warm) and our guide Tony was very informative. Lunch at the downtown restaurant was
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    Tia7Travels
    10
    Excellent Tour
    We had an excellent day visiting the cork farm. The service was great - we were picked up at the train station in
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    rockinrav
    Woodbridge, Connecticut
    4611
    Really great way to learn about cork
    We knew Evora was a place associated with cork, and we found this farm offering tours. So glad we went! Really
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    LonestarSpartan
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    495132
    Wonderful Experience
    We booked a Corktrek and Lunch trip at the recommendation of a Winemaker friend of ours. What a great experience
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