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Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro

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Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

Experience nature up close and personal on a Segway, during this 1.5-hour birdwatching tour in Ria Formosa Natural Park, departing from Faro. The beauty of the Algarve is in its iconic landscapes and untouched marshes. During this tour, explore Ria Formosa Natural Park and spot native and migratory birds feeding in freshwater lagoons, tidal flats and other ecosystems. Catch glimpses of flamingos, the rare purple swamphen, and other bird species as you learn about their natural habitat from your expert guide. This nature and wildlife tour also offers an optional pickup and drop-off from your Algarve hotel.
  • 1.5-hour guided Segway tour of Ria Formosa Natural Park near Faro
  • Glide past unspoiled coastal terrain that is known for its abundant flora and fauna
  • Discover more about the unique coastal landscapes, which include lagoons, marshes and tidal flats
  • Use binoculars to try and spot birds, such as flamingos and purple swamphens
  • Learn more about the various bird species from an expert guide
  • Upgrade to include pickup and drop-off from your Algarve hotel
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Use of a Segway and helmet
Use of binoculars
Insurance
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

EM527 1, 8005 Faro, Portugal

The meeting point has a gate with Red letters saying: "LUDO" It's a hiking trail right in front of the emergency exit of Faro airport! There's free parking right outside.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide near the Faro airport at a predetermined time or at your Algarve hotel for a pickup (if upgrade selected). Then begin your birdwatching tour by Segway at Ria Formosa Natural Park.

First, listen to a safety briefing that explains how to operate your electric self-balancing Segway. Then, strap on your helmet and cruise to Ria Formosa Natural Park, while savoring scenic coastal views along the way. See the Park’s marshes, freshwater lagoons, and tidal flats that comprise this important tranquil habitat. Learn about the hundreds of species that live here during spring and autumn migration periods.

Traverse nature and wildlife surroundings along smooth trails and paths. Then, zip over to Ludo for the park’s best birdwatching. Gaze into your binoculars and scan lush ecosystems for vibrant rosy-pink flamingos and purple swamphen preening their plumage. Listen as your guide explains how the park’s system of barrier islands communicates with the sea and makes a perfect home to its feathered inhabitants.

Continue birdwatching in the Algarve while searching for more unusual species and rare specimens until your 1.5 hours comes to a close. Then, drop off your Segway and return to your departure point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ria Formosa Natural Park
Enjoy the beauty of the birds that migrate to the Algarve, on the Ria Formosa landscape
Pass By:  
Clube de Golfe da Quinta do Lago
Enjoy the fabulous landscapes of the golfs in Quinta do Lago and see where the rich and famous live! There are many celebrities in Quinta do Lago and we pass by most of their villas!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Algarve by Segway
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Ria Formosa Natural Park Birdwatching Segway Tour from Faro.

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star-5
Amazing trip
Margee_L
, Sep 2021
The beautiful park and the tourguide combined really made our trip. He was enthusiastic, friendly and well informed. We really learned a lot and he could answer all our questions. His love for the park was evident as he really spoke lovingly about the wildlife we encountered. A great addition was the tour of the villa’s . Wow❤️. Thank you for taking our foto’s and video’s of the trip. This was truly an unforgettable experience. M&P
star-5
Great fun activity
Tony_B
, Aug 2021
Great family activity. Segways were great fun and we saw lovely big houses in Quinta da Lago as well as the nature reserve. Nelson, our guide was really helpful and knowledgable about the area. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Fun excursion
Sally_B
, Mar 2020
Great fun. We had never used Segways before, but that was no problem. We were well looked after by our guide. Not so many birds in sight but a few of interest. An enjoyable excursion 👍😎
star-5
Excellent adventure
DouglasM2468
, Oct 2019
I really can't rate this highly enough. Our guide, Nelson, met us at the allotted time and could not have been more helpful. This was our first ever Segway adventure and Nelson made it an experience to remember. His knowledge of the local area and the resident bird life was great and he was kind enough to use my camera to record the tour. I would highly recommend this as a great way to spend an hour and a half. Well worth it. Thank you very much.
star-4
Excellent . Would certainly...
Gerry oberg O
, Jul 2015
Excellent . Would certainly recommend. Riding the Segway was great fun. Great teacher Andre? However, don't expect much bird watching.... which was fine with me.
star-5
Great value, fantastic scenery...
Jaclyn D R
, May 2015
Great value, fantastic scenery, knowledge and entertaining tour guide. 5 Stars!
star-4
Leuk!
AEK
, Aug 2021
Weinig vogels gespot, geen verrekijkers, binnen anderhalf uur terug. Maar wel een superleuke ervaring en enthousiaste begeleider.
star-5
Super, coin agréable de plus Tour...
Ledan c
, Feb 2017
Super, coin agréable de plus Tour privé nous étions que 2 avec la personne en charge de notre résa. Staff hyper aimable que du a recommander
star-5
Das war richtig toll und ein...
Edith K
, May 2016
Das war richtig toll und ein absolutes Highlight unseres Urlaubes. Nelson hat das ganz klasse gemacht. Sehr empfehlenswert. Vielen Dank nochmal an Nelson vor allem von Stefan!
star-5
Espectacular! Foi muito...
sachiko.matsuyama
, Apr 2016
Espectacular! Foi muito divertido. É uma das maneiras ideais de conhecer o parque nacional. Recomendo!

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