Embark on a vibrant journey through the scenic Algarve, renowned for producing the finest oranges worldwide. The heart of this citrus paradise is Silves, a charming town celebrated for its sweet, aromatic, and exceptionally juicy oranges. This half-day tour offers an immersive experience in the world of Algarve oranges, blending nature's beauty with the rich history of the region.
- Adults (12+ years): €51
- Children (5-11 years): €38
- Infants (0-4 years): €38
- Private Tour Option: €350
- Silves Exploration: Start your journey in the historic town of Silves, the epicenter of Algarve's orange cultivation. Stroll through the picturesque streets, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere.
- Farmers Market Visit: Discover local flavors and crafts at the bustling Silves farmers market, offering a glimpse into the region's agricultural heritage.
- Scenic River Walk: Wander along the serene Arade River, enjoying tranquil views of the Roman bridge and Silves' distinctive red-hued landscape.
- Orange Orchard Tour: Venture into one of the largest orange orchards in Algarve. Gain insight into the cultivation process, learn about various orange species, and experience the joy of picking an orange directly from the tree.
- Fresh Orange Juice: Conclude your tour with a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, a natural burst of vitamin C and sweetness.
What to Bring:
- Comfortable attire suitable for walking, including sturdy shoes.
- Water to stay hydrated during the tour.
- Sunscreen and sunglasses for protection against the Algarve sun.
- This activity may not be suitable for pregnant women or individuals with heart conditions or other sensitive health issues.
- Pick-up service for the tour is available exclusively in the areas of Olhos de Água, Albufeira, Praia da Galé, Armação de Pêra, Carvoeiro, Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Alvor, and Lagos.
Why This Tour is Special:
- Direct Connection with Nature: This tour is an opportunity to engage intimately with the natural environment of the Algarve region, experiencing the life cycle of oranges from bloom to harvest.
- Cultural Immersion: By visiting Silves and its farmers market, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the local culture and agricultural practices.
- Educational Value: The guided tour of the orange orchard offers valuable insights into the varieties of oranges and the methods employed to ensure their year-round availability.
- Interactive Experience: Picking an orange directly from the tree is a unique, hands-on activity that connects you directly to the source of your food.
- Taste of Freshness: There's nothing quite like the taste of an orange freshly plucked from the tree, followed by a glass of orange juice that's rich in flavor and nutrients.
This tour is a perfect blend of scenic beauty, cultural exploration, and educational insight, making it an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts, families, and anyone looking to discover the juicy secrets of Algarve's renowned oranges.