Cork Forest Safari

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Winter Time - (from 1st October to 30th April)  , 10am  , 2pm  , , Summer Time - (from 1st May to 30th September)   , 9am  , 5pm
  • Departure Details :
    Redondo Wine Museum, Praça da República 5/6, 7170-011 Redondo, Portugal
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This 2-hours safari style tour to explore the traditional Cork Forests of the Alentejo. Your local guide will give you full explanations during the tour, as you discover the in's out's of the cork world. Join us for this unique experience!

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

The farm you will visit is a paradise for walkers, ramblers and wine lovers. Imagine exploring this world ofrolling hills, cork forests, olive groves and vineyards in a landscape occasionally broken by a medieval fortress or an abandoned chapel.

For six generations, the family owners have made a living on the 1,400 acre estate in the Alentejo by sustainably managing cork forests, rearing sheep and making fine wines. You're invited you to join to share the joy of their lives and see the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Nature-lovers and birdwatchers will not be disappointed. With luck, you might see or come across an Egyptian mongoose, a bustard, a wild boar, a hoopoe, a bee-eater, a booted eagle or many more species.

On arrival you will be introduced to your guide who is a local archaeologist and conservationist. Start with a nice cup of tea/coffee or cool refreshment. Then your guide will take you on a beautiful 2-hour Jeep tourinto the deepest parts of the cork forest. During your tour/safarihe will explain to you everything about the cork trees, cork cycle (cork stripping, cork storage, cork manufacturing). You will also learn about local fauna and flora, honey production, vineyards, Iberian pig fattening, olive groves and all the farm activities. When you return to the farmhouse and visit the shop where you can find the finest products it has to offer (cork handicraft, biologic olives and olive oil, honey and of course their wines). Later, have a cork stripper's traditional three-course meal in a quiet family-run restaurant. After this, it will be time to go home, but with the best memories of the Alentejo.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Optional Cork strippers Lunch

Driver

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if selected has the cost of 15 per person and it is available in a range of 40km)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A maximum of 12 people per booking

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Oct-2016

    We loved learning about the cork farming and forest. It was enjoyable to be in the forest and to learn about this part of Portugal. We would recommend the tour. Our guide gave us an excellent tour.