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The Ultimate Tour to Benagil

Porches, Portugal

Experience hosted by Umberto

5 hoursHosted in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 9 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

We meet at ALBANDEIRA BEACH before sunrise, to get our safe gear and have a breakfast. After we go to the ocean for see the sunrise, and we will start the exploration of the caves . We will stop in a few caves and beaches along the way to BENAGIL CAVE including Marinhas Beach, and we will get to Benagil before the commercial trips arrive. On the way back, we will stop at more caves and beaches. Where we will gonna take our time to enjoy the view, relax and swim if you want. We start very early because at this time where the water is very calm, without boats around to make waves in the caves, and the sunrise gives special color to the rocks. We will have the beaches and the water to ourselves! Most of these caves are only accessible by kayak , I had explored caves where no one else goes . Plus, I'm going to show you my private solarium inside the cave!
After we finish the tour, we can rest at ALBANDEIRA BEACH where we will have cold beer, Portuguese bread , cold cuts to made sandwiches, seasonal local fruit , and Ice tea .
Other things to note
Check the weather because this tour is most enjoyable with clean sky and calm sea water. Be ready to get wet!
We meet at ALBANDEIRA BEACH before sunrise, to get our safe gear and have a breakfast. After we go to the ocean for see the sunrise, and we will start the exploration of the caves . We will stop in a few caves and beaches along the way to BENAGIL CAVE including Marinhas Beach, and we will get to Benagil before the commercial trips arrive. On the way back, we will stop at more caves and beaches. Where we will gonna take our time to enjoy the…

What's included

  • Food
    I will provide coffee in the morning and sandwiches after the tour.
  • Equipment
    I will provide the kayak, paddle, waterproof bags, helmet, life jacket, wet...

Meet your host, Umberto

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am from São Paulo, Brazil, and have lived in Colombia, Italy, and USA.
I am an experienced traveler, backpacking alone when I was 18 through South America for a year, visiting many countries, I lived for about a month in the jungle, with native tribes on the Amazon. I have also been in many Caribbean places and islands .
I camped across the north and west European coast for 3 months, visiting many countries and their palaces, castles, churches, caves, and ruins. I have big connection with the ocean and caves. I am a scuba diver and boat driver as well. I will help you find the best caves in ocean here. Licensed and fully insured. I follow the best practices for hygiene as recommended by the Portuguese government.
I am from São Paulo, Brazil, and have lived in Colombia, Italy, and USA.
I am an experienced traveler, backpacking alone when I was 18 through South America for a year, visiting many countries, I lived for about a month in the jungle, with native tribes on the Amazon. I have also been in many Caribbean places and islands .
I camped across the north and west European coast for 3 months, visiting many countries and their palaces, castles, churches, caves, and ruins. I have big connectio…
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Where you'll be

You will be inside the must beautiful caves in Algarve with the only local tour guide for caves, who has all the knowledge and equipment to keep you safe and have fun. This is the full excursion, where take six hours for two hours of actual kayaking and four hours of exploring, swimming, and sunning.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 176 reviews.

Maddy
June 2021
Umberto was an excellent guide who showed us through many caves along the coast line. He personalised the morning for us and had lunch and drinks set up for us when the tour ended. Thanks Umberto!
Philip
October 2020
We had the chance of getting the last tour of the season and really enjoyed the experience! Umberto is extremely friendly and knows a lot about the area and the sea. We had some bigger waves, but having Umberto guiding us we never felt there was any trouble and he went out of his way to still find great spots along the coast which we could visit. You really get to be alone on the water and some very niche beaches that you would otherwise never see. Seeing the sunrise on the water really is magical and it only got better! This tour is a must-see if you are in the area! Big thanks to Umberto!!
We had the chance of getting the last tour of the season and really enjoyed the experience! Umberto is extremely friendly and knows a lot about the area and the sea. We had some bi…
Hannah
October 2020
Awesome tour! It's a good mix of kayaking, exploring the many caves and even a bit of climbing if you feel comfortable. Being able to see the sunrise over the ocean is definitely worth the early morning, plus you get to see the caves with much fewer toursts which is a big bonus! Umberto and Pedro were super friendly, knowledgable and passionate about their work. I'm not the most confident being in the ocean, however I trusted them completely. Enjoying beers by the beach after the tour added to the whole experience, and they were a great laugh. 100% reccommend :)
Awesome tour! It's a good mix of kayaking, exploring the many caves and even a bit of climbing if you feel comfortable. Being able to see the sunrise over the ocean is definitely w…
Maria
September 2020
Had a great day with Umberto. The tour was amazing, beautiful sunrise on the sea. Saw a few Caves, didn't expect so much before.
Sidney
September 2020
Such an amazing experience! Well worth getting up that early and definitely more than worth the price! I read a lot of the reviews on Airbnb and it still exceeded my expectations. Umberto and his partner guide Pedro are the best! Super friendly and knowledgeable and they take the time to show you around the many caves of the area. Nothing felt rushed. We were a small group of just 2 couples and because of the early start were alone in most of the caves, before all the commercial boats and larger kayak tours started. Highly recommended!
Such an amazing experience! Well worth getting up that early and definitely more than worth the price! I read a lot of the reviews on Airbnb and it still exceeded my expectations.…
Katy
September 2020
I had an amazing time, well worth waking up early and the price. Umberto and Pedro made us feel safe and made the caves into our playground! We kayaked, climbed, jumped, swam and scavenged for seashells through and around the caves! Even after the tour we sat, talked and did some small exploring. Again, Thank you guys so much for this experience!
I had an amazing time, well worth waking up early and the price. Umberto and Pedro made us feel safe and made the caves into our playground! We kayaked, climbed, jumped, swam and…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Please bring water, light clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a face covering, and a bathing suit if you want to swim.