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“Sunset Tour -- gives you a glimpse of Sagres, nothing more”

Sagres Discovery Tours
Ranked #8 of 17 Tours in Sagres
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Owner description: The Priority Of Sagres Discovery Enterprise Is Make Tours Off Road With 4X4 Vehicles. The Vicentina Coast Is The Scenery Of Our Tours. Gives Each, Landscapes, Secret Places And Beaches Of Extreme Beauty.60% Of Tours Are Just Walking, Without The Use Of 4X4 Vehiclesthe Walking Periods Are Made In Natural Park Environment Where Is Not Allowed The Use Of Any Kind Of Vehicles.you Can Drive Our 4X
Reviewed June 12, 2017

This was our only excursion to Sagres during our trip to Algarve (we stayed in Lagos) in late May of 2017. Since we did not have a vehicle, a tour was our only option. We decided to take the Sunset Tour with Sagres Discovery Tours. We have mixed feelings about this tour.

The driver (Fabio) is competent and friendly. However, the vehicle is very cramped -- they tried to fit 8 people in the vehicle, and we had to sit on the bench in the back, sharing the space with 4 people (including us). This was very uncomfortable. It is understandable that the off-road driving is rough, however, I wish they did not try to squeeze so many people in the vehicle (converting the back to a row of regular seats for two people may help).

We made 3 stops: Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse, a hidden beach, and an overlook for the sunset. We did not much like the pace of the tour -- on the way, there were many nice spots overlooking the ocean and in the town of Sagres, but we did not stop and were confined in the vehicle. We had enough time at the stops we did make, but at the overlook for sunset, we arrived just minutes before the actual sunset, and I did not have time to scope out a good composition for photography.

All in all, we did have a glimpse of Sagres which is good, but I feel the tour is rather cramped and hurried. If they only take 6 people in the vehicle and had maybe 1 hour more time to make a couple of more stops, that would have been much more enjoyable.

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Sandro C, Gerente at Sagres Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Hello howiewu,

Do not forget it's a seasonal business, we have +- 3 Months to make many.
  People who choose off-road, have to forget this kind of frills.
The car is made by Land Rover, not us.
For the value of € 30, you eat bread with Black Pork sausage and drink a reserve wine ... do not you think it's asking too much ????? ;)
Next you can pay the seats all and you have the car just for you ..

Kind regards,

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"off the beaten track"
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"amazing lunch"
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

We did the sunset, Monchique and full-day West Coast tours with Sandro and Fabio. No regrets. In fact, I would gladly return and spend more time with these great guys. They have shown us not only their beautiful country but also their way of life. They really remind me of the story about the Mexican fisherman who knows the real meaning of living life.

And if you only have time for one tour with these guys, that would be the sunset tour. Unbeatable.

Thank chriztinaz
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

This is our fourth time in as many years with Sandro - can highly recommend all the tours, we have done them all. Each one was an adventure, great scenerie, very knowledgeable driver (Sandro) wonderful eating places (where applicable) a great way to appreciate the landscape of Portugal - love the place!!

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

I wrote an email to this company's website late on Saturday night asking for a last minute tour on Sunday.(I actually wrote to 5 different companies offering the same tour). Early on Sunday morning I got a positive answer for the sunset tour (the only company that gave me a positive answer)
Our guide Sandro picked us up on time and was speaking good English for us. He brought us to wonderful places that were probably not accessible with normal cars and served us good wine at sunset time (the sun was just not there, it was behind clouds, but that wasn't his fault). The scenery was amazing and Sandro was very interesting, not only in the history he gave us but also in his mentality. We had a great time!!!

Thank alias44
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

went on the west coast tour with our driver/tour guide sandro a great day out visiting some beautiful and deserted out of the way beaches and some great scenery in the national park , had lunch at local restaurant which was very good just what we needed after a long day.will definitely be going on another trip with them

Thank Dave6362
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