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From Albufeira: Tuk-Tuk Tour to Benagil Caves

1. From Albufeira: Tuk-Tuk Tour to Benagil Caves

Delight in a tuk-tuk tour of some of the most beautiful places on the Algarve coast. Find all the best viewpoints with your guide, and stop anywhere you like during your tour. Set off from your accommodation in Albufeira toward Benagil, and pass through the village of Armação de Pera on your way to Our Lady of the Rock. Admire the spectacular views of the surrounding area from the chapel on the beach's promontory. After your visit to Our Lady of the Rock, make your way to the famous Praia da Marinha (Marinha Beach) and discover its Seven Hanging Valleys. Explore the 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) of the Seven Hanging Valleys trail, and take a traditional photo with the heart in the background. Next, head to 3 more picturesque sites, the Cathedral and Benagil Caves, and Praia do Carvalho. Marvel at the scenic views, and have plenty of time for photo opportunities in these beautiful places. Finally, drive back toward Albufeira. On the way, stop in the village of Alcantarilha to pay a visit to the unusual Chapel of Bones there. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your accommodation in Albufeira.

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From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

2. From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

Departing from Marina de Portimão, your guide will take you on this 1 hour 45 minute cruise to the world-famous Jurassic caves and rock formations of the Algar de Benagil and Carvoeiro. On the way, take in views of the amazing beach of Praia da Rocha, followed by the Ponta do Altar Lighthouse, Carvoeiro village, Algar Seco, and the Alfazina Lighthouse. Cruise along before arriving at the journey's highlight, the Algar de Benagil. Stop here for some time to take photos and admire the hidden beach of this magical and ancient cave. Head then towards Praia da Marinha, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Relax while sailing along the coast on the way back to the marina in Portimão. Prepare to be amazed as you pass magnificent scenery and all your favorite spots from the way there.

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From Portimão: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

3. From Portimão: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

Join this guided journey along the Algarve coastline to Benagil Cave. This fun and fantastic adventure will fully immerse you in the natural beauty of Portugal. From the pier of Clube Naval de Portimão, begin your boat ride along the coastline, admiring its churches, castles, and beautiful caves. As you glide over the water, your guide will tell you sometimes spooky ancient stories and teach you about the history of the Arade River. All boats are equipped with VHF Radios synchronized with dolphin-watching vessels. If these breathtaking animals are spotted within a 3-mile radius, the boat will go to their location.   Take in the unbelievable beauty of Benagil Cave, with its naturally formed hole at the top that lets the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below. Listen to the echoes of the wind and let yourself be calmed by your surroundings.

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Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

4. Portimão: Benagil Cave and Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve Tour

From the pier of São Francisco in Portimão, you will board a boat. After a warm welcome, the safety procedures will be explained. Then, the journey towards the famous Benagil Cave will start. Along the way, admire other beautiful caves along the coast and hear old stories about them from your guide. If you're lucky, you will be able to see dolphins. All the boats are equipped with radios that will be tuned in to the same channel as the dolphin watching boats. If dolphins are spotted, which is very frequent on the Algarvian coast, and they are within 2 nautical miles, you will have the opportunity to see them. After stopping at the Benagil Cave to take pictures, the boat will continue to the breathtaking Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve. The marshland of the Alvor estuary is one of the finest places on the Algarve for birdwatching, so it's likely you'll spot pink flamingos and many other bird species. On the way back to Portimão, admire the impressive Praia do Alvor, one of the largest sandy beaches of the Algarve.

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Algarve: Boat Trip to the Caves of Benagil

5. Algarve: Boat Trip to the Caves of Benagil

After being collected from your accommodation in Carvoeiro or Portimao, you will begin your trip to the caves of the Algarve Coast. On this 2.5-hour tour, you will explore the coastal caves ranging from Portimao to Caneiros, Paraiso, Carvoeiro, Benagil and Praia da marinha. The trip will start on the Arade River at Clube Naval Portimao, from where you can view the landscape, Ferragudo Castle and numerous beaches. After setting out to the open sea you will become witness to various rock formations and more than 20 caves. You will be able to journey inside of the caves during your tour, which will provide you with the opportunity to take plenty of unique photos. If you are lucky on the day, you will also have the chance to see dolphins. You will of course be welcome to stop for a swim in the sea if you wish, and your guide will be explaining your surroundings for the duration of your tour. Once your tour has concluded, you will disembark at Portimao, before being returned to your nearby accommodation.

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Algarve: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. Algarve: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Experience the natural beauty and history of Algarve with this private tour. View caves, rock formations, and quaint villages as you drive along. Start at Cape Sao Vicente, popularly known as as the end of the world. Experience the isolation that gives this spot its name. Continue to view the fortifications at the fortress of Sagres. Stop to enjoy the rock formations at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos. Choose if you would like to purchase boat trip through the rock formations inside. Go to the charming old town of Lagos were you can buy lunch at a traditional restaurant. Drive to Praia da Rocha and admire the view at Portimao Marina. Pass the picturesque village of Carvoeiro, and the cave of Benagil. Last stop at the famous Marinha Beach.

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Algarve: Jeep Safari, Caves, and Coastline Boat Tour

7. Algarve: Jeep Safari, Caves, and Coastline Boat Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation and drive in a 4x4 vehicle to the breathtaking mountains. Start of your day with a swim in a crystal-clear spring. Taste fresh honey, traditional liquors and "firewater" from local farmers. Take in beautiful views from high peaks. Learn about cork oaks and the industry. Visit old villages with Moorish heritage and discover local pottery.   Embark on a 3-hours cruise and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Algarve Coast. Head west to visit some of the most spectacular caves and rock formations between Albufeira and Alfanzina. See the famous Benagil Caves, the Senhora da Rocha Chapel and many others. During the tour, a professional crew will keep you safe and provide interesting facts and information about landmarks, scenery and wildlife. At the end of your tour, your driver will be at the harbor to take you back to your accommodation.

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Portimão: Benagil Cave, Marinha Grande Beach Speedboat Tour

8. Portimão: Benagil Cave, Marinha Grande Beach Speedboat Tour

Head off on an adventure along the coast of the Algarve from Portimão, taking in its stunning cliffs, turquoise waters, and pristine beaches from the comfort of a speedboat. See the region's best beaches and impressive grottos, enjoying a cooling dip in the perfect sea at one of the stops. Depart from Portimão and enjoy a guided boat tour to the magnificent grottos and best beaches in the area, including Carvoeiro, Benagil, and Marinha Grande beaches. Sit back and relax in the sea breeze as your speedboat glides over the waves, taking in the stunning coastline scenery. Stop at wonderful sea caves, sailing into them to feel their vastness. Continue on your seaward journey and dive into the famous Marinha Grande Beach's blue waters, before returning to your original starting point.

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What people are saying about Benagil

Superb morning with our guide. Just magnificent landscapes, breathtaking spots. A guide passionate about photography. You receive them by email the same day. They are superb. A tuk tuk tour that changes buses or taxis and much more pleasant to enjoy the good weather. I recommend this activity 100%. Is it worth it. You just need to be in good physical condition, a lot of stairs, small paths between the rocks. Alone, we would never have managed to find these wonders. Thank you again to our guide for making us discover Albufeira this way. In addition, he was doing very well in French, LUCK!

A really great tour, and a great way to see Albufeira. The driver is very friendly and we got an extra hour as he was so enthusiastic to show us the sights. He also took a lot of pictures on his camera and sent them to us, as we had only brought camera phones. One of the best tours we’ve been on!

I highly recommend, super guide Jorge, very attentive, made us discover unusual places of beauty, including caves from beaches overlooking the sea! We thank Jorge again for his kindness, taking pictures of us in unique places and sending them to us graciously

Very nice guides and a very personal tour, no mass tourism clearance. A lot was said about the caves and there were many free bathing beach recommendations. A refreshing excursion, especially on hot days.

Great tour and beautiful sites! Jorge our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us time to explore all the sites. Highly recommend this tour!