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Cork Forest Safari
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Cork Forest Safari

By Corktrekking
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$49.55
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$49.55
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Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration:2h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
Portuguese, English, French


  • Professional guide
  • Optional Cork strippers Lunch
  • Driver


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Corktrekking, Zona Industrial De Redondo Rua de Aldeias de Montoito, Lote 77, 7170-128 Redondo, Portugal Please knock on the door and come in
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14126P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 8 travelers

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

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Cork Forest Safari?
During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book Cork Forest Safari on Tripadvisor
How much is Cork Forest Safari?
Cork Forest Safari price starts from $51.94. Discover and book Cork Forest Safari on Tripadvisor
What is the Cork Forest Safari cancellation policy?
Cork Forest Safari cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Cork Forest Safari on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Cork Forest Safari?
Cork Forest Safari is hosted by Corktrekking. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Corktrekking on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Cork Forest Safari on Tripadvisor

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: 14126P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Corktrekking
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Corktrekking
    Stop: 2 hours
    Imagine exploring a world of rolling hills, cork forests, olive groves and vineyards in a landscape occasionally broken by a medieval fortress or an abandoned chapel. On arrival you will be introduced to your guide who is a local archaeologist and conservationist. Start with a nice 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.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

LindaK1818
LindaK1818
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Great Jeep Adventure
Joanna was a marvelous guide. She was kind, helpful and full of information. Finding our about the sustainability
thomashbp
thomashbp
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Stay away from this one!
We did not receive what we booked through our travel agent. Upon arriving, we were seated in an old and very dirty
Mariana P
Mariana P
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Amazing trip 😊👌🏻
One of the best experiences I’ve ever had. We had a tour with Joana and a final wine tasting. It was absolutely ama
TejasIII
TejasIII
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Bad communication
We were super excited to this type of activity when visiting around the Evora Portugal area. I called. I emailed. I
Travel714CA
Travel714CA
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Interesting morning experiencing the cork forest
We enjoyed the walk through the cork forest. Our guide, Jose, was friendly and provided a lot of interesting infor
145victoriaz
145victoriaz
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Great way to connect to the land, people, and culture of Portugal
My husband, 11 year old son, and I visited in July 2019, during the cork harvest. It was a highlight of our trip. T
Equityresearch
Equityresearch
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A cork adventure with a special lbonus
Had a phenomenal experience today with Jose as our guide. The cork tree is so important to the region for reasons b
Linda K
Linda K
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see my review under Herdade da Maroteira
I put my review under Herdade da Maroteira please read there. I would not hesitate to try any of their tours.
Linda K
Linda K
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EXCELLENT CORK FARM EXPERIENCE
Our 4 by 4 jeep tour through this family estate of 5 generations gave us an incredible education of cork production
tombN8452JN
tombN8452JN
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The tour of a lifetime.
The time we spent in the cork forest was mystical, magical, and magnificent. Our host and guide, Jose, spoke near p
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
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BjSue
Portland, OR14 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Learned so much more about cork than we had ever learned from opening wine bottles. Joanna was a very personable and knowledgeable guide. Lunch was delicious and a fun way to get to know our safari mates.
Written October 2, 2022
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Stew W
Washington DC, DC15 contributions
A perfect way to take the family outside and see gorgeous cork trees, vineyards, and animals. The family loved it. My kids loved the Land Rover and enjoyed the open air, branches in the face, and dodging the farm life. Truly informative and Joana is an amazing host/guide. The lunch afterwards was very traditional and the soup followed by the local pork was superb. A great morning adventure for those with teenagers.
Written August 17, 2022
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SteveG30307
Atlanta, GA15 contributions
Mar 2022
We had the pleasure of being guided around the cork forest by the owner, Phillip, who was very entertaining as he explained the history of the land, how cork is cared for and harvested, and how he also became a winemaker. The tour of his beautiful forest and vineyard was a highlight of our trip to the Alentejo -- we highly recommend it. And if you get a chance, try some of Phillip's wine -- Dez Tostoes -- it's amazing!
Written March 14, 2022
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pupas1969
It was a great pleasure meeting you Steve. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. All the best Phillip
Written March 15, 2022
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Ronald Payne
Sequim, WA505 contributions
Oct 2021
My honey and I took the two hour “Corktrekking” adventure that was led by our guide, Jose on the grounds of Herdade da Maroteira near Redondo, Portugal. Felt like we were on a “cork safari” in our Land Rover as we explored the 600 acre property. Our guide, Jose, has a lifetime of knowledge about cork farming that he learned from his grandpa who was a “corkmaster.” In addition to the cork trees, Herdade da Maroteira has a sixty acre vineyard that produces some of Portugal’s finest wine. Very unique experience that helps us to understand the cork farming and vineyard business in a very detailed and fun tour.
Written October 5, 2021
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T8travels
Seattle, WA160 contributions
Jul 2021
One of the highlights of our Portugal trip was the visit to Herdade da Maroteira for their Corktrekking tour of the cork forest. Jose was our driver and guide, sharing fascinating information about the cork industry, the long-term investment in growing and harvesting cork, and the estate's agri-ecosystem of supporting other industries including wine and pata negra. Beautiful views from the property and time well spent just a short drive from Evora.
Written August 2, 2021
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hprange
Toronto, Canada39 contributions
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
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kathy l
Elkin, NC153 contributions
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
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
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Julie C
45 contributions
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
Devon, UK5 contributions
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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Cork Forest Safari provided by Corktrekking | Redondo, Portugal

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