From Olhão : Ria Formosa Nature Park Walk

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Marina Center, Av. 5 de Outubro Loja n° 13, 8700-408 Olhão
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3 Hours 30 Minutes

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people


English, Français, Portuguese, Spanish

About this tour

Explore the Fauna and Flora of this unique ecosystem with remarkable biodiversity. Enjoy its stunning landscapes and discover ancient cultural details of the local population. Join this flat tour in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

You will be able to see the labyrinth of canals and marshy vegetation, breathe the salty sea breeze, perhaps come across a Chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon), spot water birds and hear their distinct sounds, as well as enjoy stunning landscapes while discovering a complex ecosystem.

The Ria Formosa Nature Park is formed by coastal dunes string of islands, sandy peninsulas, the lagoon and a continental land strip occupying a total area of about 18,400 ha. Part of the lagoon is permanently immersed, and a significant part emerges during the low tide. The ebb and flow of water together with the shallow water, create conditions to foster great biodiversity of crustaceans, molluscs, annelids, fishes and birds.

From an environmental perspective, the Ria Formosa represents a place of exceptional importance. This area is characterized by grouping a wide range of habitats, such as: areas of marsh, dunes, sandbanks permanently covered by shallow waters with the presence of seagrass meadows, intertidal mudflats and sandy beaches.

This variety of habitats, combined with relatively high availability of nutrients, allows the presence of great diversity and abundance of species. In this way, it constitutes a fundamental area for the ecology of the entire Algarve coast, since it is a preferential spot for the reproduction and development of numerous fish, crustaceans and molluscs.

Timing recommendation : All Year Round

This activity is suitable for visitors staying in Olhão / Faro area. Visitors staying outside of this area, an alternative meeting point will be arranged.

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  • Discover local biodiversity
  • Enjoy incredible views and landscapes
  • Observe wildlife in detail using optical equipment
  • Uncover the details of the history in addition to the cultural heritage of this region


  • Nature guide
  • Binoculars
  • Telescope
  • Birds Field guide
  • Fauna and Flora Field guides
  • Transport
  • CEAM Entrance fee
  • Insurances
  • Taxes
  • Food and Water


3 - 4 Hours
3 Hours



Frequently asked questions

We do not refund customer cancellations less than 24 hours prior to departure. For cancellations of customers with more than 24 hours before departure, we refund the amount in full.


This activity can be conditioned by the weather . We can, in case of bad weather , we cancel the trip by fully refunding the amount paid or rebooking the trip to another time.

Tour's Location

Marina Center, Av. 5 de Outubro Loja n° 13, 8700-408 Olhão


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Ria Formosa

Bela reserva natural com muitos pássaros

Pegámos nos nossos binóculos e ficámos contentes porque vimos tantas aves fantásticas: pernilongos, maçaricos, maçaricos, colhereiros, pás, choughs, whimbrels, gadwall, pequeno mergulhão… Também vimos muitos caranguejos violinistas perto do moinho de água. Demoramos uma caminhada para apreciar toda a vida selvagem e vistas encantadoras, e ficamos lá por pouco menos de três horas. Definitivamente recomendaria se você gosta de seus pássaros e vida selvagem.

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