Guided Walking Tours in the South of Portugal

Enjoy our short intro video below (1:03)

Guiding you through the numerous trails of beautiful tree-lined coast of Portugal we can share with you the richness of the plant life (with Ana our plant expert) and of animal and bird life (with Nuno our resident biologist and ornithologist).


  • September 9 - 16
  • September 30 - Oct. 7
  • October 28 - Nov. 4

None of the retreats are fully booked yet. Please contact us for more details.



Much more than a Walking Tour

Do you often wish that you could take time away from the city-life to reconnect with nature?

Are you curious to learn more about rural Portugal and its rich heritage?

Would you like to let us take care of the details of your stay so that you could enjoy your trip and relax?


A full PDF description of this tour is available here



    Covering more than 23,000 hectares (57,000 acres), the Sado Estuary Natural Reserve is one of the country’s most important areas that offers striking landscapes characterized by a biologically rich area of wetlands, breathtaking coastlines and beaches with many different natural features and systems (dunes, marshes, heath land, woods, salt flats, rice fields and peat bogs) which attract a wide variety of birds (more than 200 species have been identified) and very rare species of Mediterranean vegetation which make this reserve a place of high environmental value.

    Tour Highlights

    • guided walking tours through wetlands, salt flats, rice fields, marshes and beaches
    • dolphin watching
    • relaxation, yoga and breathing practice
    • visit cork trees and participate in a cork atelier
    • visit a rice museum
    • enjoy picnics on the beach
    • delicious, healthy vegetarian meals are served every day
    • enjoy the slower pace of life and discover the unique character of rural Portugal


    DETAILS : €930/ Individual Traveler* - 4 to 12 People in one group

    *special rates for couples and families traveling together are available. You can view them here.

    Grade 2-3: gentle to moderate walks

    Check in: 3PM on Sunday
    Check out: 12PM on Sunday


    What's included in the price :

    • 7 Nights stay at Olival das Hortas
    • all meals (vegetarian)
    • airport transfer to and from either Lisbon or Faro airport
    • all guided trips outlined in the detailed retreat description

    What's NOT included in the price :

    • You will need to arrange for your travel to and from your hometown to either Lisbon or Faro airport.

    We will take care of the rest!


    Click here to download the detailed description of this retreat (PDF)


      Accommodation at Olival das Hortas:

      2018 RETREAT DATES :

      • September 9 - 16
      • September 30 - Oct. 7
      • October 28 - Nov. 4

      None of the dates are yet fully booked. Please contact us for more details.