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About Mandala Travel
Mandala Travel is a young tourism company based in Porto that provides tours and transfers services. Our philosophy is to draw your attention to the most authentic impression of nature and lifestyles -off the beaten track. We love spirits and traditions combined with inspiring ideas in travelling. Managed and brought to you by its owners, Julia and Diogo, Mandala Travel takes only small groups of guests on detailed routes around the north of Portugal straight into the heart of the portuguese culture, rural landscapes and untouched scenarios. The word “Mandala” stands for “circle” and can be a model for all kinds of structures in life: circles of nature, friends and communities. We are our project, connecting people to people, visitors and locals in a heartening way.
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Porto Local Tour

Porto Walking Tour with your private local guide. Don’t expect to get to know about the dates of the churches or the name of the guys at the statues, you will have an overview of the city where we will take you to the narrow streets and to the local spots, out of the tourist´s tracks. A fun and personal walk through the town, where you will see the must-see attractions and insider's hidden favourites. Be a local!
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4 hours
from $48.60

Douro Valley Wine Tour

A trip to the Douro Valley is not only a must for wine lovers, but also a great chance to visit the beautiful Portuguese countryside. Head through the countryside in the comfort of private transportation, stopping to take pictures on the way to a port wine farm. Tour the farm and learn how port is produced from grape to bottle, and even taste six included samples plus lunch.
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9 hours
from $151.36

Accessible transportation - airport pick up service

• personal pick up from the airport (OPO) or your accommodation in Porto City
• your driver will be waiting for you with a sign in your name
• Transport in a wheel chair accessible car 
• luggage included
• baby- and kidsseats for free, on request
• Insurance and taxes included
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45 minutes
from $48.16

Peneda-gerês National Park Tour

It is one of the last unexplored treasures in Europe with pure nature, wildlife and astonishing views. We'll take you on a guided hike in the National Park followed by a traditional Portuguese lunch and a visit to the village. You will have the chance to enjoy the afternoon at a river-lagoon where you can dive into the crystal clear water.
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8 to 10 hours
from $143.27
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Patrick T wrote a review Nov 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
Excellent tour coverage by our guide Marcio who is very knowledgable of the historical sites and the rich history topic on the birth of Portugal and the the battles which took place amongst the royalty family. Truly remarkable that he has great appreciation of the historic significance of the biblical depiction shown as well. Took us to a local quaint restaurant to sample excellent local Portuguese dishes. He looked after us and family with kids very well.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Responded Jan 16, 2020
Hello patricktst, It's so nice to us to read this comments and know that our clients had really appreciated their moments in our lovely country! and also that we were a part of that!! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Regards, Mandala Travel team
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Todd K wrote a review Nov 2019
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We booked a Douro valley tour with Mandala on the recommendation of our air B and B host . As there were only 3 in the tour group that day Diogo picked us up on time in a spotless black Mercedes . He was an amazing guide / host for the day , several of his recommendations in Porto we followed up on and were not disappointed. The tour itself was fantastic, the Douro Valley is beautiful. Included in the day was a river boat ride , and a great 5 course lunch with wine, coffee and Port ! I have to admit I had a little post lunch nap on the ride back to Porto ! Great tour , GREAT host / guide ! Strongly recommend Mandala travel !
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from mandalatravelporto, Gestor at Mandala Travel
Responded Nov 21, 2019
Hello, thank you very much for your visit and for the friendly evaluation. We're delighted to hear that our customers appreciate their experience at Mandala Travel. Hope to see you later, The Mandala Travel Team
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stevencanot wrote a review Oct 2019
Reno, Nevada3 contributions
This was a truly great tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and spoke several languages. The scenery and the river cruise did not disappoint. The highlight for me was the lunch in the village where Magellan was born. Overall I would strongly recommend this all day tour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from mandalatravelporto, Gestor at Mandala Travel
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Good morning, thank you very much for your visit and for the friendly evaluation. We're delighted to hear that our customers appreciate their experience at Mandala Travel. Hope to see you later, The Mandala Travel Team
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Tim B wrote a review Oct 2019
Sacramento, California10 contributions3 helpful votes
The Douro valley and river in Portugal is one of the most stunningly beautiful places on earth. Diogo, our host, is probably the best possible person to guide us through this wonderland. His knowledge and relationships in the region combine to make this an incredibly satisfactory experience. 5 weeks in EU, and this was the pinnacle. Thanks Diogo!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from mandalatravelporto, Gestor at Mandala Travel
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Good morning, thank you very much for your visit and for the friendly evaluation. We're delighted to hear that our customers appreciate their experience at Mandala Travel. Hope to see you later, The Mandala Travel Team
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beth1966 wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York51 contributions39 helpful votes
This day trip was the highlight of our week in Portugal. A friendly and very knowledgeable guide, Gean (originally from France) picked us up early at the hotel. There was one other couple on our ride, (maximum is 8 people for this expedition). Gean drove us first to a family owned vineyard where we tasted three Ports and learned about the different types. We saw the barrels and equipment. We were on a terrace overlooking the Duoro and it was beautiful. Our next stop was in Pinhao, where we took an hour long boat ride on the Duoro and saw all the vineyards from below. The boat ride was optional, took an hour and cost 10 Euros extra. We could have wandered around Pinhao instead but there’s not much to do there and the experience was worth it. After the river ride we drove to a 15th C village and stopped for some gorgeous views. Ferdinand Magellan’s home is here in Casa dos Barros. Our last stop was a vineyard in this town where we were served a fantastic four-course late lunch with three wine pairings. They made red and white wines that are delicious and not sold in stores. We also tasted their different ports and learned about their production. We never felt like they were pushing us to buy anything but we happily did. Gean was a delight - we loved our day with him in this spectacular place and highly recommend this day trip.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from mandalatravelporto, Gestor at Mandala Travel
Responded Sep 20, 2019
Thank you so much Beth! You description is great :) It was a pleasure to have you with us and have the opportunity to show you and talk about our country and the Douro region. We hope you can recommend Mandala Travel to all friends visiting Portugal. Hope to see you again. Mandala Travel team
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