PerNatur - Nature Trails
PerNatur - Nature Trails
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Guided walking trails in the hills and natural surrounding area of Olhao. These half -day (3- hour) nature trails are conducted in the areas of Cerro da Cabeca, Cerro de San Miguel or the Natural Park of Ria Formosa. All highly interactive trips include full description and explanation of the geology, fauna, flora and the cultural heritage by using field guide books as well as optical equipment.
Olhao, Portugal
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2023

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Tracy C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Luis is a wealth of information on history of the region, plants, birds, and the Cork oak industry. Enjoyed by ourselves and our two teenagers! Moderate level of exertion on the walk, some hills, wear good shoes or boots. We had a wonderful time.
Written 15 May 2024
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Morgan S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We went on the Padern Castle Walk. Our guide Luis was very knowledgeable about the area and we were able to learn about plants we have never seen before and got to see some cool birds. Unfortunately the castle was closed but we still got to know the history behind it. Our guide was friendly and even gave us some good recommendations to try out in the city.
Written 1 May 2024
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Rachel H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited in late March 2024 with a small group. Our guide Lus was friendly and very knowledgable about the local area, history and traditions. He identified the birds and plants we saw on our leisurely 2.5 hour walk around the reserve through pine woodland and out onto the coastal salt marshes and sand dunes. A very enjoyable and interesting trip for anyone interested in wildlife and the environment. Would highly recommend.
Written 27 March 2024
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Vacation34370687473
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Searching birding sites in Algarve lead me to PerNatur and Luis. RIO FORMOSA is a RAMSAR site and a glory of nature. LUIS CARRIED SCOPE AND BOOK , walking trails are flat (senior birders note!), Luis has knowledge of plant and bird associations and the trail covered many different habitats. He is generous and passionate with his knowledge and is a consummate gentleman. I had a glorious day out with him and now dreaming about the intense migration times of mid March to mid April and again in October to return there.
Written 10 March 2024
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Ranboy
Kitchener, Canada26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We feel like we escaped to paradise with Luis from PerNatur on his Ria Formosa Nature Park walk. He picked us up at our accommodation in Olhao in a comfortable and clean van. He has a vast knowledge of birds that he shared with us. Providing us with binoculars and a telescope so we could examine the birds up closely. This was an unforgettable travel experience with a local guide that loves to show and tell you about this fantastic area of the Algarve. Thank you so much Luís.
Written 7 March 2024
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Kurt H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This was exactly what we were looking for - a personal guided tour of Portugal wildlife and ecosystems. The guide was knowledgeable and very experienced. He met us at the appointed place and drove us in to Ria Formosa Park. We saw at least 25 species of birds. He had binoculars for us and a spotting scope. He knew where to look and what we were seeing. This was the best experience during our week in Portugal.
Written 23 February 2024
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Ruth L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We had a fabulous half day nature walk with Luis. He collected us from Olhao and drove us to Monte Sao Miguel, stopping on the way there and back to take in historically important locations and other interesting sites. It was a wonderful experience. Luis pointed out numerous plants, butterflies, animals, and sights. He's so knowledgeable and shared his knowledge in a really engaging way (in English, fortunately for us!) that increased our interest in and love of these environs. His passion for the area is really infectious. We'd thoroughly recommend a walk with Luis!
Written 15 February 2024
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Sabine P
Tavira, Portugal6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had an amazing afternoon with Luis. We have seen birds we never saw before or would not find by ourselves. He is not only knowledgeable about birds but it goes much further. We enjoyed his enthusiasm and would definitely recommend him!
Written 8 February 2024
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chocoholix
London, UK167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We had a wonderful morning in the Ria Formosa with Luis, who picked us up from our accommodation in a spacious vehicle & guided us through the reserve. He is a true Faro/Olhão local with expert knowledge of the birds, flora & other fauna of the area! He was excellent at explaining the defining features of birds we saw, showing us their pictures in the guide & explaining migratory patterns. He was really happy to answer questions, explain more about the area, and swap knowledge with us. It’s perfect whether you are an experienced birder or a non-birder wanting to enjoy this wonderful place and its inhabitants. It was a lovely relaxed occasion, there was no clock watching and we birds we saw included a booted eagle, Sardinian warblers, spoonbills, black winged stilts, a hoopoe, crested lark, purple swamphen, whimbrel, a marsh harrier, black winged kite, lots of storks & flamingoes and probably thousands of small waders & plovers. Would highly recommend if you want to really see the rich diversity of birds in the Ria Formosa, avoid the 2 hour boat ride option & do the Per Natur tour instead!
Written 5 January 2024
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Dmitriy T
New York City, NY50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
amazing hike through the land. enjoyed learing so many new aspects about cork production, how to look for a good cork in a cork bottle and how complex the distribution system is after processing it. also got to try wild strawberry tree
Written 12 December 2023
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