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Cork Forest Safari provided by Corktrekking

Cork Forest Safari
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from $59.18 per adult
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from $59.18 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14126P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
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)
Duration
2h
Departure details
Corktrekking, Herdade da Maroteira CP267 Aldeia da Serra d'Ossa, 7170-120 Redondo, Portugal Wait at the Museu do Vinho front door, where a guide will meet you.
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)
Departure details
Corktrekking, Herdade da Maroteira CP267 Aldeia da Serra d'Ossa, 7170-120 Redondo, Portugal Wait at the Museu do Vinho front door, where a guide will meet you.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Corktrekking
    Herdade da Maroteira CP267 Aldeia da Serra d'Ossa, 7170-120 Redondo, Portugal
    Wait at the Museu do Vinho front door, where a guide will meet you.
    See address & details
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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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  • You'll end at
    Corktrekking
    Herdade da Maroteira CP267 Aldeia da Serra d'Ossa, 7170-120 Redondo, Portugal
    Wait at the Museu do Vinho front door, where a guide will meet you.
    See address & details
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hprange
Toronto, Canada39 contributions
Fun, educational and definitely entertaining
Antonio did a great job educating me on how cork grows and is harvested. The old land rover is clean and well maintained. Highly recommend it.
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kathy l
Elkin, NC131 contributions
Great tour!
Nov 2019
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 was just 3 of us and Jose. He is full of knowledge of the area and very helpful in making sure we got there and enjoyed ourselves.
Written November 19, 2019
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Matt
9 contributions
Do not miss this opportunity
Sep 2019
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.
Written September 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie C
46 contributions
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 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 able to give us a lot of information and answered all our questions. We never knew cork was so incredible and now we feel a tinge of guilt throwing one away.
The vineyard sector and its evolution was fascinating even though we come from a grape growing area. We still learnt new things. We took away very happy memories, some cork souvenirs and an excellent bottle of rosé!
Well worth a visit and Rondondo is a lovely rural town.
Written August 30, 2019
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MLT1006
4 contributions
School Project Preparations
Aug 2019 • Family
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 the children usually have the attention span of a gnat but I would’ve enjoyed the 2 or 4 hour tour as well I’m sure.

Jose speaks excellent English (thank goodness as my Portuguese is rubbish/non-existent!) and was very knowledgeable and friendly too. We also had one of the lovely farm dogs come for our trip with us which we all loved.

If we get the chance I’d certainly do another tour with this company. Philip and his wife were very friendly too. They recommended a local restaurant where we ate that evening where my first time of trying gazpacho was a definite hit (as recommended by Philip)

Thanks for our tour!!
Written August 21, 2019
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Alice R
Albuquerque, NM159 contributions
Unexpected adventure
May 2019 • Couples
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 than we ever imagined there was to know. It was fascinating seeing the trees, learning their life cycle, understanding the markings and the layered cuts made about once every 10 years, and learning about the cork industry in Portugal. We also learned acorns are superfood to fatten up pigs, and learned about the vineyard that unexpectedly produces award-winning wines. Very glad to have done this terrific excursion. Next visit will be during harvest season!
Written June 27, 2019
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Clem
1 contribution
So great!
May 2019 • Couples
Jose was a fabulous guide. His first hand knowledge answered all of our questions and we really got a lot out of this 4X4 tour. It would be truly fascinating to anyone who has any interest or just wants to learn. Jose was easy going, spoke perfect English and we had a fun ride.
Written May 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Corktrekking
simonCBL
simonCBL
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Tranquil walk through an Alentejo cork forest.
We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing trek through the cork forest. Don't go expecting diverse scenery or an abundance o
PEGGYR529
PEGGYR529
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highlight of our trip to Portugal
We enjoyed the peacefulness of walking the land. We really liked our guide, Antonio. He was friendly and answered a
Carol L
Carol L
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Amazing Learning Opportunity~
I can't speak highly enough about Jose and his passion for keeping the farm alive for future generations. That low
Jane S
Jane S
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Fabulous experience
Best afternoon in Evora area...beautiful countryside, informative guide and just downright fun cruising thru cork f
Winterpeg880
Winterpeg880
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Wonderful experience
Absolutely a wonderful tour, very informative and interesting. Antoine was so knowledgeable and kind. Would high
Arja S
Arja S
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Cork farm visit
We spent excellent time walking and talking with Andrew in the cork forest. It was like meeting a friend and learni
IcicleCreek
IcicleCreek
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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 friendl
AnnieJuly
AnnieJuly
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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 lun
satere007
satere007
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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 fo
Inspiration556568
Inspiration556568
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Ruth
The trek was great (a little warm) and our guide Tony was very informative. Lunch at the downtown restaurant was ex
Tia7Travels
Tia7Travels
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Excellent Tour
We had an excellent day visiting the cork farm. The service was great - we were picked up at the train station in E
rockinrav
rockinrav
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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 hand
LonestarSpartan
LonestarSpartan
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Wonderful Experience
We booked a Corktrek and Lunch trip at the recommendation of a Winemaker friend of ours. What a great experience i
SwervyShervy
SwervyShervy
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Wonderful Cork Trekking Experience!
We signed up for the walking/hiking tour and had a blast! Jose was our guide (along with the dogs!) and provided a
HeartMath
HeartMath
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Nature,Environment, Pre-history and Cork Trees! GREAT COMBO!
Jose, my guide on this jeep tour of the Herdade da Maroteira Cork Farm and Dolmens, was. smart, kind and fun. Firs
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