yasofiane - 10 dec 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Must see while around Porto ”
Great trip with Luis, we enjoyed it a lot and learned a lot with him, he's passionate about nature and he shares it. Don't miss it while around Porto, you will love it!
Telemel2 - 03 dec 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great tour, great day, very enjoyable ”
An interesting and enjoyable tour led by an excellent and well-informed guide. The tour was a good mix including some decent hiking and water activities, but also some great scenery and historical info about the region and the area. Well-organised but personable, a good mix of areas and terrains included and the lunch provided was excellent. Probably the best day of our visit to Portugal, highly recommmended..
Stephen T - 03 dec 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful tour and awesome tour guide! ”
I was lucky to have Alex who was our tour guide. Alex was super friendly and very knowledgeable!! I had such an amazing time on our tour. Despite the rain, Alex made the tour such a wonderful and safe experience. I was so mesmerised by the beauty of the waterfalls. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. The tour is a great way to experience the outdoors.
dkuzmenkov17 - 29 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Very good atmosphere. Beautiful landscapes and nice company ”
I'm very happy that I joined these guys. They are really cool. It was one of the most memorable day in Portugal at all.
ch445 - 23 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great excursion from Porto ”
We booked this at last minute as we fancied venturing out of the city for a day. Our guide was Luis (same tour as the latest review) and he was amazing. Prompt pick up and we drove for around an hour and a half initially until we reached the national park. We did a couple of stop offs first to see some views/hiked to a waterfall. The off-roading was also really fun (albeit a little bumpy in the back of the 4x4!).
Lunch was delicious with a massive variety in a restaurant overlooking the sights of the national park. Luis then gave us an informative walking tour around the village.
After lunch we made a few other stops throughout the national park and walked on a few trails before heading back to Porto.
The tours are tailored depending on the weather/time of year. Our stop offs were mainly to walk on some of the trails but Luis mentioned that in the summer, they may stop at other places to go swimming etc.
Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to venture outside Porto for a day!
debra_allen - 21 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Very enjoyable trip to Geres national park ”
Our day started with Luis calling to confirm our pick up address and he was ready and waiting for us at the agreed time. Our journey from Porto to the park in 4x4 jeep took 90 mins and there were 6 passengers in total. I kept Luis busy throughout the journey with cultural questions about Portugal, sorry Luis, but Luis was very informative and keen to answer any questions. I am 60 and reasonably fit, I enjoyed the short treks to reach the waterfalls but I would stress you need to wear good footwear and be confident with reasonably steep steps and slopes. Luis was an excellent driver and the off road experience probably would have been more bumpy I believe if the passengers were all young but I believe Luis wanted to make the journey enjoyable for everyone. At lunch there was a big selection of foods served to the table, soup, meats, chicken, fish, salad, desert, wine and coffee. We then went for a guided tour of the village before setting off for the next waterfall and and views within the park. We arrived home approximately 7pm and thoroughly enjoyed our day. Luis was the perfect host and a credit to Oporto Tours. This tour was the highlight ofvourvtrip to Porto.
lkjsfdgwrrg - 14 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great day out ”
We are a family of 3, we all had a great day out with Alex into the National Park and surrounding area.
Its a great way to get out of Lisbon for a day. If your on a tight timeline like we were it is a perfect way to see the natural beauty around Lisbon and see another side of the local history. With activities and driving well spaced out, nice little walks to waterfalls, old bridges, roman roads and through the old village which was great.
Its fantastic to see an organisation like this reinvesting back into the community at a grass roots level to provide alternatives and incentives for the younger people to get involved in and hopefully stay connected with the old town and ways.
The lunch was delicious.
Alex's commentary on the day was informative and fun - engaging all in the car.
Highly recommend this day out.
Colin H - 12 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Recommended. ”
We have a great time on the trip. Alex was a great host. Very passionate and friendly. The lunch was lovely and the locals were great. We also made some new friends on the trip. Thanks Alex.
Kevin R - 10 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fun tour of a beautiful park ”
The tour was great - having transport from Porto to the park is a great option since we knew we wanted to visit it but having to find a way up to the park and how to explore it could be a whole extra stage of planning otherwise. Our guide Mario was great -- he was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the park and gave us a lot of great information and anecdotes. The tour was a good balance of hiking, stopping at interesting sites - village, wolf trap, and lagoons - and a great lunch with a view. Plus some fun 4x4 hill driving :D
822tomaszw - 09 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Exellent Tour ”
Climatic adventure with great views on local landscape and cultural heritage. Guide was a great story teller, engaging with guest to pass all the knowledge about the area.
bk0330 - 08 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgetable day! ”
This trip was amazing. So much fun and we got to experience a portion of Portugal not easily explored. The waterfalls were fantastic, the food and wine was amazing. And our tour guide was brilliant and had much education to offer. Would highly recommend.
ZoBro1 - 08 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing adventure, even in cloudy/slightly rainy weather. ”
We’re so glad we did this even though the weather wasn’t ‘great’ - don’t be afraid of cloud and a bit of rain as the scenery is still stunning and benefits from dramatic skies. We couldn’t have wanted more from Isabel as a guide, she was funny and chatty and helped break the ice very quickly between our group (we shared the trip with 2 other couples and 2 friends), and is also very knowledgable about the flora and fauna of the area.
We want to come back in the summer for even more nature swimming opportunities - most of the waterfall pools were too dangerous to swim in because it had been raining making the water levels higher and run faster, but we braved the cold in a calmer one and had a quick dip, it was so cold it literally took our breath away.
Would highly recommend to anyone who loves nature and a wild ride in a jeep!
kverakul18 - 08 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Excellent Tour ”
This was a fantastic tour. Despite the weather not cooperating in the slightest with all the rain, Alex, our tour guide, did an excellent job navigating us to all the locations listed in the itinerary and was very accomodating throughout the entire day. He was very informative, passionate about the history of the region, and was enthusiastic despite the rain. Alex constantly ensured we were okay with the weather and offered alternative arrangements with the tour, if we wanted to end the tour early with the weather, but we definitely wanted to push through it. The brightside of the weather situation was that we were essentially the only ones visiting the national park and we literally encountered no one else on our trek into the park.
The lunch we had during the trip was authentic, fresh, and offered a lot of variety in terms of the local cuisine. The drive was also comfortable and safe. Would love to try this tour again in the summer when the weather is warm and dry. I highly recommend this tour and group.
dbeinke - 06 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ it was well worth it. Mario was the perfect gentle man. he was well informed and a pleasure to spend the day with him. ”
We were pick up outside our airb&b at the time given. The drive in the 4X4 was very invigorating given the back tracks we took. The whole day was one big adventure. The lunch spot was the perfect spot with a great view of the river and with plenty to eat and drink. Would recommend this day out 100 percent. Mario, our guide, was fantastic.
Cube70 - 05 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect trip also at raining weather ”
Our guide Luis picked us up in time directly in front of out hotel and welcome us by our first name. Also during our trip he speak to us very personally, great. We get many interesting informations. Luis was very helpful, considerate and friendly. The weather was cloudy, foggy and sometimes rainy but we had also seen all the big points of the trip, for example the waterfall, the village, the viewpoint. The traditional lunch was rich and tastes very good. The trip is very recommendable! Peter & family
Serenetbl - 01 nov 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best day trip ever! ”
Went for the excursion with a friend in October when we were in Porto. Had an amazing time with Isabel, our guide, who was ever so entertaining and bubbly. Never a dull moment with her. She’s so caring and making sure we are comfortable at all times! Team mates were excellent too - easy going and fun! Love love love this trip!
mici37000 - 30 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Penada Geres Day Tour ”
I had a great experience on my day 4x4 trip to Penada Geres national park. Our Guide Alex made a perfect job ant took care that we will be never bored. The nature was incredible and the participants were very nice and kind.
Bridge M - 29 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Informative & exciting - AAA+ tour (warning if you're tall) ”
We had a great experience with Oporto Adventure tours. The 4x4 experience in the Geres national park was lots of fun, but be warned - if you don't like bumpy off-road driving, then you may want to look into a different experience. Our tour guide Alex the architect was amazingly informative of historical, cultural, and ecological aspects of the park and Portugal in general. We had our most authentic/traditional meal while on this tour at a "wolf" village with fantastic history. The national park offered light hiking and beautiful waterfalls. Unfortunately it was too cold in October to go swimming, but the trade-off was that we had almost every hiking location completely to ourselves!
The only warning I have is that sitting in the back of the 4x4 is not very comfortable for taller folks. You have to get very comfortable with the people sitting both next to and across from you. (But we had a good group of all english speakers so it wasn't too much of a problem)
Can't say enough good things about our tour guide Alex. I felt like we got far more history and honest context of the region than we even could've asked for!
kathrynw714 - 29 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fabulous trip, highly recommended ”
We had a fantastic day with Isabel and she was an exceptional guide, showing us many highlights that we will never forget. Geres is a truly beautiful area and my husband and I are grateful that we were allowed to be part of this, even if for only a day.
Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy Portugal’s hidden gem
JimSTL1021 - 27 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Nice Nature Tour Outside the City ”
Our guide, Isabella, provided a scenic tour of Geres National Park, taking us on several short waterfall hikes, one of which included an ancient 12-13th century bridge- amazing! The park itself contains acres of forest dotted with home sites & small villages some that are several hundred years old. She also showed us the wolf capture method in the village of “wolf-trap”. All in all a nice break from the city.
Erin B - 24 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great trip ”
This trip was incredibly enjoyable and I would recommend it to everyone. Myself and my friend had a great time thanks to our guide Isabel who was incredibly knowledgable, passionate and fun making the experience one to remember. The combination, of beautiful scenery, a fun hike and great food was wonderful. I would also like to add that people should not be put off if the weather is not super sunny as we had very Cloudy and misty weather and the park was still super beautiful.
Won K - 22 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ One of the best guided tours I've ever had! ”
I've had quite a lot of guided tours and when I have one I have two types of tours: One that the guide doesn't seem to be enjoying themselves and the other that the guide is enjoying it so much that we can enjoy the whole thing even better with the energy they pass to us. Isabel was definitely in the second category and I definitely had the feeling that she really loves the place and wanted to show us as much as possible and she nailed it! Everything was perfect from the beginning to the very end. Of course the park was fantastic and we had such a great time there. All three places we had something like one for coffee, another one for lunch and the bar were absolutely amazing. Lunch was included so we didn't pay for it but we did pay for coffee and drinks which were next to nothing. All the pictures Isabel took and sent us were so thoughtful that I can, again, feel her love towards the place and the tour itself. My wife and I both love all the pictures, especially No.85! I will definitely come and do this tour again when it's warm enough for us to swim in one of those lagoons from a waterfall!
Aaron K - 18 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Better in person than these reviews can convey! ”
An amazing day with an excellent guide spent hiking, swimming, off-roading, and learning quite a bit about the history of the area exploring in the great outdoors of Portugal! I highly recommend getting away from the city and out into nature- and I highly recommend this tour! The off-roading and hiking are not for the faint-of-heart and weak-in-the-knees but as long as you are in decent health then this adventure should not be missed. Bonuses: the lunch was magnificent- at a wonderful little local restaurant with a view that cannot be beat! And, the pictures of our day that we received via email/Dropbox afterwards were also greatly appreciated!
Diana S - 13 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great tour with s great leader ”
It started with easy administration and booking, the company was easy and fast to communicate ( after bad experience with another company I don't take it for granted). Isabel picked me up on time and since the first moment she a really great attitude, great smile and very good driving skills. She was chatty, interesting and very caring to everyone's needs. The tour it self was great, we managed to do a lot in one day. Highly recommended. Please be aware that walking/ hiking Is a big part of this trip so if you can't do much of it better let them know in advance so they can adjust the tour.
alexjedwards - 11 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic tour with Alex ”
I couldn't recommend this tour with Oporto Adventure Tours and our guide, Alex more. The trip was really well put together and Alex's enthusiasm and knowledge only improved the experience. Geres Park is breathtaking with some wonderful hiking trails and hidden treasures like the waterfall and lagoon, punctuating a succession of spectacular views. Lunch was delicious in an idyllic spot by a lake. Alex was patient, knowledgeable and very charismatic, which is what anyone would want in a guide. Really excellent!
zoeyang9896 - 10 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Zoe Yang ”
Alex is really a great guide.Good personality,of course.But the great thing is that he is knowledgeable.He knows a lot of things of history and the national park.If you are a nature lover,truely commend this tour.
375katg - 10 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great tour with Isabel ”
We did the tour of Gerês Park, it was very beautiful. Isabel took us to two different waterfalls, a river and a look out point. Driving in the 4x4 through the park was super fun and the lunch was quite good. Isabel was a great tour guide, she was very friendly and did he best to make sure everyone in the group was enjoying themselves.
jonasm30 - 09 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best tour ever! ”
If you like nature and good company you should definitely do this! The nature and the views are breathtking. The tour guide, Isabel is very spontaneous and knows every little detail. She also listens to what you want to do/see!
Thank you very much for this life experience.
hannevangheluwe - 08 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Very nice day! ”
My friend and I spent a couple of days in Porto. One of those days we went to Geres park. Our guide Mario came to our hotel to pick us up which was very nice.
We walked trough Geres park, went off road with the car and saw some beautiful waterfalls. The place we went to eat at noon was also very nice. Mario gave us a lot of information and was a very good guide!
We enjoyed it very much.
DDtraveler2013 - 08 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best tour with fun guide ”
What a wonderful day we had yesterday with our tour guide, Alex! We could not believe how beautiful the Geres national park is — we saw sights we never would have experienced if not for this tour — cascading waterfalls, oak forests, emerald ponds. In addition, we loved Alex — we appreciated all of the interesting information and details that Alex provided plus his never-ending enthusiasm for the park, nature and making sure we all had fun. He made everyone in the group feel special and welcome. The hikes (one before lunch and one after) were more rigorous than I had anticipated, but Alex (and everyone else on the tour) were very kind and encouraging. Alex is an excellent tour guide. What a treat.
Oh and the lunch was outstanding. Everything worked perfectly, from pickup to drop off. It could not have been a more lovely day.
signoradarling - 07 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing, challenging, beautiful ”
The hike down (and up) to the waterfall was challenging for me but not to the young folks. You have to be fit especially if you are, shall we say, of a certain age. I loved the off road experience, going to very remote places, especially the small village and the "wolf trap" which Mario described in detail. Mario made sure that everyone was safe and I felt well taken care of. He helped me reach those high rocky steps. I didn't swim because it was too cold but those who did looked so refreshed. The 4 x 4 ride off road was bone-shatteringly bumpy but we all laughed as we got tossed around like in a roller coaster. The tour was lovely and I felt proud that I did it.
Mtltraveler335 - 07 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Very fun ”
We had so much fun with Mario. He was very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed the two short hikes, the off road driving and the lunch was delicious.
domovai - 05 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Most awesome day and guide! ”
We had an indescribably nice day, that is hard to do justice with words, but we will try.
First thing to be noted, was our guide. Alex. Friendly, humoristic, engaging, and in a whole a great wholesome guy! He guided us through an incredible day filled with laughs, amazing facts and fun conversation.
The hike itself was filled with amazing views, and not to hard to keep up with. We had the opportunity to swim at a beautiful waterfall and pool.
Furthermore we had a really nice meal, with, rather well sized, portions and some nice wine to boot!
Would definitely recommend the tour; I hope more people will have the chance to experience the awesome tour Alex provided us, and that will not soon be forgotten!
arianaskye - 04 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Cool rides, cool guides ”
When traveling alone, I always love to get a little city experience followed by escaping to nature and learning about the environment. Oporto adventures made that incredibly accessible, interesting and fun. Our small group had a great time discovering the gères region, eating the best local food, swimming in the most special places and hiking around the Gères national park. Our guide Isabella was incredibly relatable , all around cool and someone I could befriend within minutes. She is passionate about Porto and the Geres region and so knowledgeable. My stay in Porto was short but experiencing the outdoors like that made it so incredibly memorable. I’ve recommended OportoAdventure Tours to friends who have booked their own experiences and had a great time. Thanks guys! I’ll be back.
thechelseaboys - 04 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ What an amazing experience ”
We visited Porto for a few days in June for the football. I wanted to do something different so decided to book this tour!
What a hidden gem! Our guide took us to some amazing waterfalls, that only the guide would know how to get too. We are a family of 5 and everyone of us really enjoyed the day.
The Restuarant we visited was very accommodating, food was good and great to sample some of the local food.
We arrived back in the UK and day later and then we received an email with all the pictures our guide took on the day. Thank you so much for a brilliant day that we will have memories of for years to come!
Griffin M - 02 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Highly Recommended Excursion ”
We took this trip on our honeymoon and it exceeded our expectations. Miguel was our guide and he was exceptional. This trip was a highlight of our trip over Portugal. Very fun, adventurous and unique. Will recommend to friends, family and anyone else.
Inspire827238 - 01 oct 2019, TripAdvisor
“ a very nice day :-) ”
We booked this trip for one of our friend's birthday and we couldn't wish for a better day! Our guide Luis told us a lot of things about the nature and the village. We really loved the off roads and the beautiful lagoon where we could swim. Would strongly recommend!
Katarzyna G - 28 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great trip! ”
This was a day to remember! Swimming in the waterfalls, visiting the village and seeing semiwild animals on our way, among them a group of horses living in the nature made it unforgettable. And it all wouldn't be possible without our great guide, Isabel!
Charlotte_Nico_69 - 27 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgettable !!! ”
A big thank you to Alex who made the effort to speak to us in Franch beacause our level of English was too low.
A wondonderful hike with beautiful landscapes and fantastic guide !
If you like nature this hike is for you ! You will have surprises all along the course and you will be able to enjoy a typical meal at noon.
A big thank you Alex do not change anything !!!
Thanks to the organization for havong changed the day of our excurtion according to the weather.
BCC664 - 27 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Experience you will never forget ”
Absolutely excellent tour . The tour guide was exceptional so friendly and knowledgeable. You see parts of the country you would never see on your own . So picturesque and memorable . Amazing tour would highly recommend 😘
DaryaS90 - 27 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgettable trip to Peneda-Geres National Park ”
This was an amazing day at the Peneda-Geres National Park!!! Astonishing views, wonderful nature, refreshing swim in hidden lagoons under waterfalls, crazy mountain ride, delicious traditional meal in one of the smal mountain villages. Worth every cent and definitely a must see! The tour is perfect for those who love nature but don't have experience in hiking: the routs to viewing points are short and rather safe. And of course my special thanks to our wonderful guide Luis: so knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and always so positive!! Will definitely take another tour with Oporto Adventure Tours!
Quest175874 - 27 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect Day ”
Thanks to Miguel, we really had a perfect day hiking in the National Park and going for a swim at the waterfalls. And the lunch was delicious! :)
richardifrost - 26 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful day in the National Park ”
What a fantastic day, it was the highlight of our two weeks in Porto. We had an excellent guide who was so knowledgeable about the national park. If you love nature this is a must do.
Tina E - 25 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best hike ever!!!! ”
Thank you Alex for the wonderful hiking and history tour. My Daughter and I had an amazing time. Alex is such a fun and patient tour guide. Alex is also passionate to share the many stories related to the Village and National Park. Alex is truly dedicated in insuring all get the most out of this adventure.
Melissa and I thank you for all the wonderful pics you emailed us.
Best time ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jacksL1128ZU - 23 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic excursion ”
Me and my girlfriend choose this excursion to get out of Porto for a day and we didn’t regret that choice. 4x4 drive down (about an hour) to the beautiful lagoons and the cold water didn’t stop us jumping in! The hikes were fun and not too hard Then the village lunch was spot on, the wine was too good (dangerous).
Alexander (tour guide) ticked all the boxes.
Pim B - 23 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ 4×4 tour ”
We had an amazing day, together with 'Nuno' our guide!! He showed us all kind of nice places around the Gerês park. Nice hikes, perfect swims, good lunch and amazing views! "It's good when it's good" 8)
love2taketrips2019 - 22 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ AMAZING experience; would definitely do again ”
My boyfriend and I had the best time on this tour! The tour guide was super personable and helpful. The views were BEAUTIFUL. Would definitely repeat and recommend to all my friends.
E5691EZandrewt - 20 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Just amazing ”
This is a must to anyone who visits this amazing place. Believe me its worth every penny spent. The tour is just amazing and the locals are very friendly. While on the tour one gets a very detailed description of the place and its story. In our case we had a tour guide names luis who was just amazing. We were taken to places that were breathtaking.(same as the water). And were fed up to the brim with amazing local food which was simply perfect complemented with some green wine. Thanks a lot luis really appreciate and keep doing what youre doing since you simply love the job and its not just a job to you. Thanks again.
IanG2210 - 20 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best activity to do while in Porto! One of the best Experience ever! ”
What a day!
First of all Alex is a great fun tour guide. During the tour my girlfriend and myself got to know the group very well which made the tour more fun and exciting. We visited places which you would never expect to visit them alone! Swimming in the waterfalls and hiking around beautiful places was extremely fun. I highly recommend this trip . to everyone who is visiting Portugal!
ronMLT - 18 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great Experience! Highly Recommend it! ”
A very well organised and enjoyable experience. We had a great day during which we went off-roading in beautiful scenery followed by trekking, swimming and eating lunch in a nice village.
Big thanks to Isabel (our guide for the day) who made our day very interesting and fun!
jenniferbongiorno390 - 18 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ AMAZING EXPERIENCE ”
All I can say is that THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST if you are in Porto and are looking for something fun and unique to experience. We were picked up in a Land Rover and traveled to our destination at Geres Park. We started out with a short hike and were taken to the most beautiful waterfall/swimming area ..... the water is SOOOOO cold, but sooooo incredibly refreshing once you are in. We continued driving around, bumpity bump bump bump, which was fun and we all were laughing. The hikes overlook waterfalls, mountains and learning about the history where we were was awesome.
Lunch was amazing as we got to enjoy traditional local cuisine and the green wine .... let's just say, I wish I could have taken the barrel home. DELICIOUS!!!!
My favorite part of the trip was swimming and jumping off the rocks into the deep, crystal clear water with a waterfall in the background. On the way back, we stopped where I got out to get up close with a mountain goat and a horse .... and picked olive branches.
All I know is this trip and our guide, Maurio, was the most experience we encountered in our 2 1/2 week vacation in Spain and Portugal. Please take this tour if you are in the area. It is well worth it!!!!!
ThSch2210 - 17 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing! ”
Huge thank you to Luis who was our guide for that day! It was an amazing one. Even though lots of tourists were in Portugal, we went to lonely places which are stunning. Won't forget that adventure!
Bini1962 - 17 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Mrs ”
We had a fantastic day on this tour. We went swimming in crystal clear lagoons, had fun off road drives and enjoyed a lovely meal. Mario was an expert guide and clearly had a passion for the area,people and the wildlife. He was very friendly and helped our small group of total strangers to became friends for the day. This tour is pricey but the experience is priceless and unforgettable.
EddyHoornaert - 17 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Once in a lifetime experience ”
We had a great experience with Oporto Adventure Tours. Our guide Mario did his very best to show us the most beautiful places. Having the opportunity to jump off the waterfalls was an experience we will never forget. We highly recommend this trip to everyone who is visiting the Geres Park.
Alex L - 16 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ X ”
Isabel was awesome!! She made the excursion fun informative and interactive!! Beautiful views .. fun hike! I definitely recommend the excursion!!
Yordi S - 16 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Joseph ”
It was really fun and beautiful! Luis was a very good guide and a great guy! I highly recommend this activity, you won't regret it.
87adri - 16 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best Portugal Adventure ”
If your looking to get some fresh air, adventure & picturesque views - book yourself a tour with these guys. Our tour guide Isabel was an amazing guide, showing us the best of the National Park.
The day was filled with great hikes, waterfall exploring and laughter.
One of the best tours I have ever been on!!!
Thanks Isabel for a great day
rchkdh06 - 16 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Extended stay ”
Had a great time. 4x4 radiator developed leak at end of day. Stuck in the tiny but interesting mountain village for 2 hours waiting for taxi from big city. Group & Mario were great fun. He did his best to make it a great day
ymliony - 13 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Tour could be better but Alex was very nice! ”
I was a bit disappointed with the tour as I feel like we didn't really see the best part of the National Park. My friends who did the same tour last year seem to have a better experience than I did. I was expecting a real hike but it was more like a walk, maybe because our group mix was "older". Nonetheless, I still had a good time with Alex as our tour guide. He's charismatic, funny and overall, a very genuine guy!
Northroad_2018 - 13 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Waterfalls, Loagoons and Offroad driving ”
If you stay in Porto and want to the great Geres National Parc this is the beast way to do it. You get picked up with an old Landy and see some hidden lagoons with clear waters. It is not an easy walk, you will have to climb a bit but it is absolutely worth going. Our guide Mario was a very friendly guy and knew a lot about the parc and also knew all the poeple from the village and the sheppard we met on the street. Not a tourist guide but much more a local. Not a cheap thing to do but worth the money!
koenv787 - 12 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome ”
We had a really great day. We visited beautiful places to swim and had a great local meal in the local town and Learnt about the local way of life. This combined with a passionate guide (Alex) made it a perfect day day for us!
Nina H - 11 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great event for groups ”
We had a great day in the wonderful park! The guides were perfect and knew a lot about the park! perfekt to combine with the city!
Mattiadog - 10 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Greatest guide for an amazing experience ”
We had the best time so far enjoying the beauty of the national park guided by the best guide we could ask for. Luois showed us great places and beautiful landscapes.
Swimming in the clearest end fresh water of the hidden lagoon has been amazing as much as the tasty lunch we had in the warm village.
Totally worth it. :-)
DCarl999 - 10 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic Tour! ”
Best money I spent all trip! A great way to get away from the touristy stuff in the city and out into the countryside. Stunning views, fantastic food, and great hidden secrets in Portugal. I highly recommend the tour if you've got a day set aside for adventuring.
kevindl1998 - 10 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ The best day in Portugal! ”
This trip was one of the most incredible days I have ever had one a holiday. Our driver Luis was a very cool guy who knew all of the great spots. We met some nice new people and swam in the clearest water. I would recommend this trip to everyone I know!
AlskiTravels - 08 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Stunning Tour/Great Guide ”
We loved the stunning lagoons, hidden away in the mountains and our guide Isabel was so friendly and hilarious, helped make it a great trip, definitely would recommend!! 🤗
Louis D - 07 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Beautiful ”
Beautiful day with our guide Nuno and a great group of fellow travellers... Highlight of the day: swimming in the fresh, crystal clear lagoons... Cheers Louis and Sylvana
dianes162 - 06 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ PENEDA-GERÊS NATIONAL PARK ”
A beautiful day in Portugal’s National Park. As a couple we had a private tour with Alex who was phenomenal. He not only gave us history of the park, he also explained the history of Portugal and its culture. Our meal at a authentic family owned restaurant was excellent and plentiful. Can’t say enough about the out of the way places we visited and the lively conversation of our host. A must tour
michelegN993QZ - 06 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic experience ”
Well, the day started not in positive way.
The Land Rover was not comfortable at 8:30am (I was sitting on the very back) and the ride was never ending.
We entered into the beautiful Peneda-Gerês National Park and started to hike, we reached amazing lagoons, we jumped into cristallin waters, we had fabulous PORTUGUESE food in a panoramic restaurant, we went to another hidden spot in Gerês where we jumped again in cristallin waters with a waterfall as a background.
And the tour guide? His name is MARIO, write it down the name, this guy is friendly, expert, helpful and knows how the create the perfect soundtrack during the entire journey!
Linor D - 03 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful experience! ”
Nuno picked us up in the morning with a big smile. He was very friendly and great with the kids.
Fun to talk to on the 1.3h drive there and back and very knowledgable about Portugal in general and Geres in particular.
The tour itself was great. Fun walk in the hills to the hidden pool which is like paradise.
donaldC3453BG - 02 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome adventure ”
Had a great time. Mario was an excellent guide - informative, attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend to others.
itsmezackb - 01 sep 2019, TripAdvisor
“ The highlight of our Porto trip, highly recommended ”
This 4x4 trip to Geres National Park was the absolute highlight of our entire trip. The company does an excellent job of communicating and planning ahead of time. We were able to establish a backup date in case of poor weather, a pickup spot close to our AirBnB, and details about what to bring and what to expect.
Our guide Isabel was amazing and she went above and beyond our expectations. Isabel was able to find remote locations in the park with beautiful scenery, waterfalls, short hikes, cliffs, rivers and photo opportunities that were not crowded. This is very difficult to do during high season and we were very impressed with the selection of locations. She also educated us about Portuguese history, economics and biology during each leg of the trip.
Riding in the 4x4 was alot of fun and comfortable, especially during the off-road parts. We took our 7 year old son on the trip and there was no problem with accessibility or difficulty.
Overall we LOVED this activity and would book again. Thank you Isabel and Oporto Adventure Tours!
861ashleight - 31 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best day of holiday ”
Certainly for us, this was the best day of our week in Porto. Mario was an excellent guide, very informative, attentive and friendly. We had an early start for the pick up in town and then travelled the 90 minutes or so to the park. The terrain is not very difficult but you do need to be attentive as it is a hike on steep ground at times. A small section is through a wooded area so we were glad we brought mosquito repellent for that part. Well worth the hike to the most amazing lagoons. Great traditional lunch with lots to eat and suitable for a gluten intolerant person in our group. More swimming in the afternoon. For us, this trip was the highlight of our holiday. So if you like nature, scenery and being away from the tourist spots, book this trip. You will love it. Great work guys. Highly recommended.
AronWW - 29 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ water fall and lagoons ”
We had a great time. We did not want to leave the park and Alex was so great. We were very sad when the day ended.
marcieicblack - 28 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Loved every second of it! ”
Thanks so much to Isabel who showed us the BEST time. The national park is stunning .. the food was amazing.. the swimming and waterfalls were our favorite. Even in the rain!
janeymb2001 - 28 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ best day of the holiday ”
We had a fantastic time on this day trip - a real holiday highlight. Swimming in beautiful clear waters and seeing the waterfalls. Lunch great too. Lewis was a brilliant guide, making sure every had a great time thank you
halarami - 27 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ A wonderful hike and swim in breathtaking geres ”
Beautiful landscapes, diversified activities including refreshing swims in awesome lagoons, hikes, visit to old village and a very knowledgeable, friendly and professional guide. Thank you Mario (our guide) for the wonderful day we spent in geres. We highly recommend this activity to adventure and nature lovers.
animaltravel55 - 27 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fun-Filled Adventure with an Excellent Guide ”
This was a fabulous excursion featuring a 4 x 4 vehicle ride, hiking, swimming in lagoons with waterfalls, a visit to an old village, and a tasty lunch. Isabel was an absolutely amazing tour guide. She was friendly, personable, outgoing, fun and knowledgeable. She also took excellent, underwater photos of the whole group.
denisefX8751WQ - 24 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Absolutely worth it ”
Had an amazing time during our hike. Got to meet people from different parts of the world, which was great. Luis, our tour guide, was absolutely great and very knowledgeable of the history of the village. He made this an unforgettable experience. We all enjoyed meeting the people of the town. Definitely would recommend!
Jaini S - 22 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Epic Trip and Experience! ”
Had the most amazing day at Geres National Park. Our guide Isabel was full of energy and knowledge. We had a great group of six making the car ride also very enjoyable with a great playlist! Saw lots of beautiful sites and amazing waterfalls which we could swim in! Perfect day out fr the city and would recommend to anyone who wants to get out in nature and have a breathtaking day! Best part is that the ticket funds also go back to the community and the park so you're having fun while also helping out!
corinaclamens - 21 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect experience to get out of the city! ”
Amazing experience!.. It was mother´s day in my home country, so I invited my Mom to Oporto and surprise her with this adventure. She is not an adventure/trekking/excersice person and she enjoyed it a lot!!!... Our guide Isabel (local) was incredible sweet and patient and she taught us a lot about her culture (plus points!). Also, she took us to a local restaurant in the middle of nowhere with incredible views and with amazing local food!...It is a perfect way to get out of the city and get to know nature places around it in just one day tour!... at the end of the tour my mom told Isabel: "thank you so much for an incredible day, I will never forget you" :)
marcel_moll - 21 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect trip in National parK ”
We had 2 wonderful swims in a river. A very great lunch in the village. Isabel was perfect guide. She interacted with our teenagers to include them in the trip.
Виктория Ф - 20 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing tour to wildness ”
It was very interesting and positive tour to only National Park of Portugal. Nice international company, very experienced guide Mario who showed us hidden and fascinating nature places. The country dinner was very tasty too.
19HC69 - 20 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic day out ”
After a week in Porto, we booked this for a change of scenery and were very glad we did. The guide, Nuno, was excellent company and took us to places we would never otherwise have visited. The national park is beautiful, and the opportunities to kayak, swim and hike throughout the day were very welcome. The weather was glorious and spending the time in the lake, on the beach and in the forest was perfect. Lunch was excellent and generous. We ended our day tired but having thoroughly enjoyed it. Recommended!
Michael G - 20 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing trip ”
We had such a blast on this trip and I could not recommend it enough. Our guide, Isabel, was super friendly and a great host from start to finish taking us on treks, swimming next to waterfalls, visiting a local village and telling us all about the local history and customs. The lunch we had at a local restaurant was really tasted and was washed down well with a few glasses of the local green wine! Throughout the trip Isabel took photos which were made available to us and were amazing to look back on.
I really enjoyed my time on the trip and its nice to know that money from the ticket sales goes to help preserving the national park and local villages.
sharonhC7642EB - 16 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Peneda-Gerês National Park 4x4 tour ”
We had an amazing experience at the national park, hidden lagoons & waterfalls only a local guide could know, Bruno our guide was knowledgeable, charmingly generous with excellent english, it was an extraordinary day, Thank you Bruno!
MarianneD1678 - 14 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing activity! ”
We are 3 girls from Canada who did this activity last week and I can say it was amazing!
First, our guide Luis was the best. From the begening of the day he was really welcoming and made everyone fell included. My mom was a bit tired/sick on that day and he adapted everything so she could enjoy her experience as well. He was funny, friendly, cheerful and profesional when needed. Definitely made our day better!
Then the whole 4x4 experience was so much fun! With this type of car you can go much further and admire incredible landscapes! During the day we did 3 short hikes wich led to amazing lagoons and waterfalls. We had the opportunity to swim in 2 of these and it was really enjoyable!
Finally the visit of the village is so rewarding. You learn how these amazing people live in community and how the company also work with them to make their life better. Everyone was really smiling and seemed happy to see us. The portuguese meal we ate at lunchtime was sincerely delicious, everyone loved it!
Do not hesitate to book and activity with this company, it is worth it! They even take pictures of you during the whole day and send them via e-mail for free!
Thanks to this amazing team, we had so much fun!
Dsp484 - 14 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Hiking trip to waterfall ”
The trip was good. The tour guide took us to a beautiful waterfall. We hiked for a bit and went to a village for a very authentic and tasty meal. But because if the weather we couldn’t do much else and headed back to the city.
rocktheland - 13 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful, refreshing day! ”
We had a wonderful, refreshing day at Geres! Oporto Adventures was responsive to my questions before our trip, and the pick up and drop off went perfectly. It was great to be off of the beaten path and experience another beautiful aspect of Portugal on our trip. Mario was excellent as our guide and we had a beautiful day with adventure, waterfalls, an ancient village and an amazing lunch (quite possibly our favorite meal of our whole trip!) Thank you Oporto Adventures for a wonderful experience!
Happiness721166 - 13 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Very nice experience ”
It's very interesting activity. We thank for the natural views, lunch, and the friendly guide. Thanks a lot.
Nad182 - 12 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic and Memorable day out! ”
My husband and I love to experience different days out when on our holiday and this day out with Nuno and Oporto Tours did not disappoint!
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole of the day and had so much fun! The day was organised extremely well and the lunch was delicious.
Nuno was a fun, and lovely tour guide. Book this tour with them and you will not be disappointed!
Bryan I - 12 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ BEST ADVENTURE WE DID IN PORTUGAL!! ”
WOW!! I mean top notch all the way around. We had a group that consisted of an 8 month old all the way to 70 years old. We had planned our trip days poorly and contacted them on a Friday, asking for a Sunday adventure. The owner emailed and texted back right away, and said they dont usually do tours on Sunday... But would see what they could do. Not only did they arrange it, provide a car seat for the infant, but gave us the time of our life!! We had spent time in Lisban and Porto already so we had seen the city, history, and culture. This day was all about the nature, natural beauty, and rural parts of Portugal.
Our guide and 4x4 driver Joao was educated, funny, outgoing, very open to suggestions and modifications for what we wanted to see and do. He was well liked by everyone. He was very personable to the 8 year old, and took the time literally every step of the way to offer support and assistance to my 70 year old mother to hike down to see the wonderous waterfalls. It was very impressive how he could adapt to all the personalities, her being more see and me being more dive in, hike, climb, swim, and do. None of us or our wants being missed or left out.
The lunch we had was out of this world!! This lunch was home made and served at a large round table, on a private balcony, in a small village. This meal was served family style, which was perfect. We all got to try some of everything and we could have as much as we wanted (and were encouraged to do so). Please send my compliments to the chef. Also, when having lunch a must try is the wine. It is delicious, fresh, and amazing. They said it was made locally, which is no surprise in Portugal of course. It was incredible and I would still like to find a way to order a bunch from there to be shipped.
This tour included hiking, waterfalls, incredible views from mountain overlooks, history, laughs, hikes, and even lasted into the evening to see the city lights from far above and the stars with out all the lights around. It was very beautiful.
The 4x4 was very comfortable and in great condition. It was clean, capable of where it needed to go, comfortable, and large enough for our full group... baby seat included. I do want to note that this tour does go off road, so even though we took an baby (was safely secured, and very used to adventure already) this will not be a paved roads only tour. This off the path is exactly what we wanted!! He took us to unknown, not on the map locations that we would never have been able to find or see other wise. Additionally they knew how to avoid the mess of crowds, so we got to see so many things with out much or anyone around.
So in summary, this is a complete must!! Our guide could not have been better and I would suggest everyone request Joao, but I am sure all the guides are amazing! No trip would be complete without seeing this side of Portugal.
John L - 11 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ This trip rocks - best day in Porto ”
My university colleague and I both love the outdoors and this was a fabulous break from what we refer to as "statues of dead guys". The park is in very good condition and not crowded or overused as are most national parks in the US and South America. The hike was a bit demanding but worth the effort. The springs and waterfalls are very beautiful and clean but a bit chilly, especially for us Floridians. The rock jump was a blast. Our guide, Bruno, was the best. Excellent English and knew his way around the park. I highly recommend this as a break from the city and castle type tours, especially if you like being outside. One of the best days of a two week trip.
Florent B - 11 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best tour ever...near Porto ”
We choose this visit and we’re so happy to do that one with Luis. Luis is a nice guy, and we enjoyed our day with him. Thanks Luis ! We tasted some typical plates, we discovered this amazing part and we have now a lot of great memories.
soares D - 10 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Geres park ”
we had a wonderful day, the river, the waterfalls, the ride were great! the meal was delicious. Really a special thanks to Alex, who was so kind, who made us discover this beautiful region and its traditions, speaking french !!! thanks again, we really appreciate! good continuation and thanks for the great photos
craigbL9955ND - 10 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing day with Isabel ”
I have traveled extensively and this was the best one day tour my family and I have ever taken. This is largely due to our exceptional guide Isabel. Isabel was engaging, funny, interesting and extremely knowledgeable about Geres National Park and its surrounding area. She was great with my teenage kids too. We were also lucky to have a great group of travelers who got along and enjoyed the experience. One of my fondest memories is the entire group singing in unison to Isabel’s playlist during our drive to and from the park. The hike was spectacular and the views incredible. When bad weather set in later in the afternoon, Isabel improvised by taking us to sights that were easily accessible by vehicle and bringing us to a place where we drank with the locals. All in all an incredible day was had by all.
Isabel, I promised you a poem and here it is:
Thank you Isabel for showing us the way,
Without you it would not have been such a memorable day,
We will always remember the time we spent together, joyful no matter the weather,
Isabel, I hope you remember us too, as we will always fondly remember you.
timjos - 10 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Made our holiday ”
From start to finish this day was all we could have wanted and more. Our host Isabel was friendly, fun and knowledgeable. She also has great music taste.
Although our group was comprised of 4 different nationalities which made communication challenging, it brought a fun dynamic to the experience.
The trekking was not too tough, and worth it for the fantastic views and the experience of swimming in a natural crystal clear lagoons.
The visit to the village was lovely and the traditional food was delicious.
Would highly recommend.
thegodnother27 - 10 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ What a great trip♡ ”
This trip was one of the highlights of our trip to Porto. Our guide Luis was friendly, knowledgeable and amazing with our 3 year old son.
Luis took into account the age of participants and ensured that the all were entertained (including our teenager). We had short treks to magnificent waterfalls and beautiful lagoons sandwiched between a hearty Portuguese feast and Vinho Verde.
Thank you so much for a magnificent memory.
PhilG22553 - 09 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ A brilliant adventure! ”
What a fantastic trip. Our guide, Mario, was brilliant! An excellent day - the drive out to the Geres Park, the visit to the village, the delicious lunch, the hike and the wonderful swims in amazing settings. Thank you, Mario, for making it such a great experience. Something we will always remember.
Charlene G - 08 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Luis, you made our tour unforgettable!! - Malta de Malta! ”
What an unforgettable experience. We had the best tour guide ever. Luis!!
we send you our regards from Malta! Charlene, Jeremy, Judeo and Carlos!
It was so interesting and the lunch was truly genuine. Swimming in waterfalls and rivers! I could have not wished for anything else. Breathe taking views. Luis was so helpful and so experienced. We miss it so much! Wish you all the best Luis, may we meet again! xx
travel-often76 - 06 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best part of our trip! ”
We had an absolutely incredible time on this excursion! Mario was so knowledgeable, patient, professional, and charismatic. We had a range of abilities in our group and Mario accommodated for all skill and comfort levels making sure that everyone enjoyed the day! Lunch was the best food we had in Portugal and there was plenty of it! We would highly recommend this tour with Mario for anyone looking for a breathtaking adventure!
Sarah D - 06 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best day of our trip ”
We had the BEST day out in this amazing national park with a super nice and funny guide, Mario. He picked us up on time and always made sure we were okay in the car because it was really bumpy when we were doing off road (and so much fun!!). He brought us to amazing places, and some where he had never brought anybody before. We got to jump off a 5 meters high rock, see amazing water spots, waterfalls, and hike in the forest of the National Park. It was definitely a day to remember and I highly recommend it! Thank you Mario!
Facedefouine - 05 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing day! ”
I loved my day in the parc. Our guide, Isabella was so noice and had a lot of knowledge about the region. I loved the landscape and food. Loved, loved, loved... It was a welcome venture out of the city for a day. The only thing, you need to be in relatively good shape to hike in the mountain and bathe in cold water, but besides that, it's a great experience. I highly recommand it.
ysongbird - 04 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect day trip! ”
The day was amazing! The park and the waterfalls are incredible and finding out some of its history and seeing the relationship with the village made our experience even better.
We really enjoyed spending the day with Alex and his architectural input was really interesting. I loved how engaging he was, so even though a group consisted of strangers, it wasn't awkward at all.
The lunch was really good, I really liked the variety.
If I ever get a chance to go to Porto again, I would definitely sign up for one of this companies tours as I admire their conservation efforts and maintaining a great relationship with the local community.
Leezsheez - 03 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect Day! ”
My daughter (10 years) and I had originally planned for the 4x4 hiking tour but were offered the kayaking tour instead. So glad I said yes! This was a great way to end our time in Porto! Luís was an awesome guide, the lunch was great (we had dietary restrictions, and they were able to accommodate, no problem!), and we never felt rushed like I sometimes feel on typical tours. We started with the kayaking portion of the tour, and once we arrived on shore, we had a little time to play in the water before heading back. The views before and after lunch were beautiful, as was the waterfall! We pretty much had the entire area to ourselves, which was an added bonus! All in all, I’d definitely do it again! My daughter said our of 10, she’d give it an 11.
Added bonus: Luis took tons of photos, and we received the album yesterday; he captured a lot of great memories! He really was a great guide with tons of knowledge about the area and the people, and you could tell he truly enjoys his job!
Stefan L - 03 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful Day ”
From start to the end we had a wonderful time. Our tour guide Alex picked us up from our apartment and we were were a small group of 6 people. During the day we had not the same greatest weather but anyway a lot of fun. Alex is a great and funny guy who knows a lot about anything around the trip and was he has great entertaining skills :) Also he was very helpful. It never get bored. The lunch was also great and we had one of the best days during our stay in Portugal. Highly recommend!
214timmyp - 03 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful day ”
My boyfriend took me on this trip as a surprise for my birthday. I knew is gonna be a tour but have no idea about the adventure we are going to have. From the start to the end we had a fantastic time. On our way there Mario warned us that we gonna have a wonderful day but the tour exceeded any expectations. Visiting the old village is like going back in time, everything is so traditional and beautiful. All the locals knew Mario and gave the impression that he is part of their community. The homemade food we had for lunch was delicious, oh and I liked the green wine. Then the waterfalls are spectacular, even if I am not a good swimmer Mario showed us a place where I could go in the water! Highly recommend !!! is not just going back in time but also visiting the paradise :) thank you, Mario
Timmy and Conny
Frederik K - 03 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Highlight of our trip ”
Our expectations for this adventure was actually quite high before going, and I must say they were totally pleased.
We’re a couple from Denmark, one with a lot of hiking experience and one without. We were both amazed by this tour!
I would like to thank our guide Mario, who certainly did everything possible to make this an amazing tour. He was extremely kind, outgoing and tried to get everyone in a good mood. Also extremely experienced in hiking and a marine biologist, how cool is that.
During the trip we got on a bumpy off road drive in the land rover, swam in streams with huge rock formations, went to hiking points with amazing views and of course went up and down narrow paths to get to our locations.
The only thing we’re sad about is that we didn’t have more time in Porto as we were leaving for Lisbon. Mario offered to take us to a known restaurant and would’ve been great to try some of the other adventures they offer.
Definitely recommend this to anyone who likes nature and a physical challenge!
solovet - 02 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Really great day ”
I went with my two children (10 and 14 years) to this trip. It was really well organized right from all the communication via email with Nuno, through to the drop off. Mario guided the group (of various ages and abilities) with care and consideration. He has a depth of knowledge about the park and its ecology and a deep attachment to it which shows in the way he guides and talks about it. The walks were easy in parts and moderate in others, with some challenging parts but nothing too difficult as all of us managed to do them (I would not ignore their advise to wear appropriate closed shoes; also long pants are useful since there are thorny bushes in places on the trails). The waterfall swims are refreshing and the surrounding area is tranquil. The village lunch and walk was lovely. I highly recommend the tour and Mario as a guide. Thank you, Oporto Tours!
southie0207 - 02 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect way to spend a day! ”
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our expedition with Mario and the rest of our group. There were many highlights, but a few included the hike, the lagoons were we all went swimming, Mario's vast knowledge of the area, and the lunch in the village (it was incredible). We would have liked to spend a little more time hiking, but it was a warm day, so all-in-all it worked out perfectly. Thank you Mario!
Christine B - 01 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fun & relaxing in Most beautiful scenarie ”
Mario took us to wounderful places without (other) tourists. Of you Love the extraordernary and nature this is the Thing to do!
Hidden lagunes (Postcardmaterial) to swim and a rural „town“ with good food and a great view.
Mario has a huge knowledge about the Environment and History of the park and spoiled us with Informationen.
The „hiking“ part could have been more/longer (imho) but if you‘re not much of a mountaingoat it will be perfect for all conditions :)
The offroad driving was Great fun too!
All in all it was a wounderful Daytrip!
Anita W - 01 aug 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful experience! ”
The day trip with Mário was a brilliant experience! He told us many things about the area of Geres National Park, and took us to see amazing places. All of us swam near waterfalls and lagoons. I had such a wonderful time. Thanks a lot, Mário! (I want to upload some photos onto here but TripAdvisor said my photos are too big in size...)
Mohammad Reza R - 30 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic Geres national parks tour ”
Started with on time pickup by Alex at 8:20. Alex is a knowledgeable educated energetic tour guide. As advertised, it was a small group of total 7 tourists. What a great group from Germany, Russia, USA and us from Canada. Took about 1.5 hour to arrive in Geres. Alex did a great job explaining details of road scenery and nature along the way.
Before our hike started, my wife fell and scratched her knee and Alex had first aid to help. Thanks God no major harm. As my cell damaged, Alex helped by taking pictures using his waterproof camera.
What a great scenery along our hike. We saw Goats, lizards, dragonflies, and swimming fish.
Our morning highlight was swimming in fresh water in a small lagoon.
We climbed down hill to village and enjoyed a tasty variety of local food. Before afternoon hike started, Alex walked us to village and explained some details about village life and products.
Our afternoon experience was even better. We ended up to a waterfall/ lagoon and We spent about an hour jumping and swimming in the water.
After a short break in village, we headed back to Porto. As we all were excited nobody fell sleep and everybody maintained a good conversation in our way back to Porto.
Do it. It is worth it.
JenniferH6615 - 30 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Absolutely recommendable! Amazing trip ”
This trip was definitely one of my highlights here in Porto. Isabel was an amazing guide and we all had so much fun. Will definetly recommend it to others! Thank you!!
sandrinha05 - 29 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Beautiful day out in Gerês ”
We had Nuno as our guide who met us at Campanhã Train Station on time. Nuno truly made our experience a fantastic one! He was very knowledgeable about the area and answered any questions we had. He was funny and nothing was too much trouble. We had lots of fun at the lagoons and lunch at the village was nice. Would recommend to anyone interested in hiking and exploring the park. Thanks for everything Nuno - it was really lovely meeting you :)
supercrystal415 - 29 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgettable experience at Geres with Oporto Tours! ”
oporto adventures (geres national park) excursion is a must-do when visiting porto. i'm a solo traveler and wanted to book a tour- but noticed on their website that they needed a "2 persons minimum" to book online. fear not! i e-mailed them directly and they said they do take solo travelers. reading a sample itinerary, it said there would be hiking and opportunities to swim in a lagoon / waterfall. i can't swim and i asked if they provide life jackets - they do not. although i couldn't swim, i really wanted to see the only national park in portugal and was had no problem sitting out during the water parts of the excursion
my tour guide was luis and he was the best!! luis is very friendly (every time i saw he he was always smiling!), positive and passionate about what he does. throughout the day, he would point out things here and there and educate us about the park. when we reached the local village, he greeted every single person we passed by and you can tell the community loved his presence
the thing that stood out for me about luis the most is how he wanted people in his tour to have an awesome and unforgettable experience. tour guides say this all the time but he really went above and beyond! let me tell you how.. fact: as i mentioned above, i can't swim so i was prepared to hangout on the sides / shallow ends when we arrived to the water. i told luis i couldn't swim and he encouraged me to get in the water. he made me feel safe and trusted and he helped me swim to the rocks and to the waterfall. he even encouraged me to jump from the waterfall and made sure i was safe (and i was! as i am here writing this review lol) the feeling was exhilarating and i will never forget that moment in my life! thank you luis for the unforgettable experience at geres, i will never forget it!! i was solo traveling in portugal for 2 weeks and this tour was the highlight of my entire trip, i highly recommend it and will book with them again the next time i return to portugal!
Cristina B - 26 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgettable experience ”
One of the best experience. Thank you Luis for sharing with us the most beautiful spots from the National Park. We had such a great time and enjoyed your tour! We warmly recommend this tour as it’s a must trip of experiencing the Portugal surroundings and culture! Thank you! Muito Obrigada!
Willgreenwood1988 - 25 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Had it all.....goats, wolves and fire water ”
It can't of been an easy task engaging and enthusing 7 sweaty hungover lads to get out into the Portuguese countryside but the super tanned and effervescent Nuno excelled and surpassed expectations. Despite some of our parties flabby bodies, cowardliness and poor physical coordination he managed to get all 7 of us in the heavenly lagoons! The lunch was generous, delicious and the green wine flowed as freely as the waterfalls we'd been jumping off. Nuno even turned match maker and scoped out some of the local talent (see attached picture)
Carlos B - 24 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Breath Taking Views! ”
Amazing adventure. Our tour guide Luis very professional drivera and guide. Very informative and fun. Definitely recommended for those who love adventure.
amandarI7203PV - 24 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Yuri-Best Guide, 4x4-Best Tour! ”
Yuri did an amazing job giving my husband and I the best finish to our 2 country European vacation! He talked history, pointed out all the natural elements, led the group safely to amazing nature areas, helped with taking pictures, and even assisted with serving us lunch. Yuri made sure there were even vegan options for me! The tour itinerary is perfect: hiking, a small little village, beautiful waterfalls, and a perfect break from the cities. This tour is worth doing, with or without children. It is perfect for solos, couples, families, and people of varied hiking abilities. Some of the sights were absolutely breathtaking. I can't say enough positives about this tour and Yuri as the guide. If you don't book it you are missing it! :)
dhj345 - 23 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic day out with tour guide Nuno ”
Had a great day out exploring the Portugal countryside, swimming and jumping into pools, meeting locals and having a traditional lunch with plenty of Vinho Verde - all made easy and enjoyable by our great guide Nuno who was very informative and good fun to have around.
maraf1992 - 18 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ amazing day! ”
Mario was an expert guide (and pro 4x4 driver!) and really went the extra mile to make sure everyone in our group had a great day, even when the hiking was more intensive than we expected! It was totally worth it- we went to amazing lookouts and beautiful waterfalls that we were able to swim in. Bonus perk- the trail we took was just recently marked, so we had that whole area of the park to ourselves! My friend and I are vegetarians but still had plenty of good options at lunch. We got a real insider look at the village since Mario was friends with everyone we passed (and all the dogs!) Mario took tons of photos for everyone, so we were able to just enjoy the day. Highly recommend this tour!
Louise T - 17 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing experience ”
A amazing adventure that brings you close to nature. Our guide Mario was enthusiastic, informative, friendly and ensured our safety at all times. This was a highlight of our trip. We loved the hikes and the opportunity to swim in beautiful streams. Thank you Mario for a wonderful day out!
Wanderwonderfully2 - 15 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ highlight of our trip ”
I can't say enough good things about this company and this excursion. They put genuine thought and effort into making your tour amazing - which is a rare find these days. They called a day before to ask us if it was okay to upgrade our tour - as the one we initially booked we would have been trekking with a 2 year old, an 80 year old and a young couple (probably not the hike we would have hoped for), so they generously opted us in for a kayaking + hiking tour! Luis was our guide and you can tell he is genuinely is passionate about his job (another rare find). He was so excited when he picked us up and that excitement level stayed throughout the trip (even when we all passed out in the car). We had an amazing lunch - and they were able to cater for gluten free & vegetarian! (HUGE PLUS) everything was beyond perfect - we saw amazing and beautiful places that will stay in my memories forever. I can't wait to go back for a tour with them again.
DeanyBoy33 - 15 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing experience. ”
Our host Mario was amazing. Easy going, fun to talk to and made us feel welcome within the village. This is truly an excursion i recommend to eveyone that is considering on visiting Porto. We drove in the hills in a 4x4 which was bumpy but extremly fun lol. Swiming in the waterfall was amazing too. Mario got a lot of great shots of our group whilst embarking on our journey so we can remember this adventure for years to come. I would defintely do this trip again in the future!
ricardoxp - 14 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Must do it ”
Luis was a super Guide! The tour was one of the best things that we have done. Good weather, good views, good adventures, good waterfalls, good food and good team! Hope to do it again... Cheers Ricardo and Vera
tusophiaiskandar - 13 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing day with Oporto Adventure Tours at Peneda-Gerês National Park ”
Had an amazing day at Peneda-Geres National Park with our guide Luis and a really friendly and warm group of people from around the world. Although the weather wasn’t great (it rained a couple of times during our adventure with overcast skies) but we all persisted with guidance from Luis and still had a fantastic time exploring secret pools, waterfalls, panoramic viewpoints and quaint villages! Luis is obviously very passionate about what he does and went through great lengths to explain to us in detail about the park and even Portugal in general. The hearty lunch included has great variety and showcases the local cuisine of Portugal as well. Although I went on the tour solo, I never once felt alone or left out as I was having just so much fun at every step of the way!!
I would highly recommend Oporto Adventure Tours if you love being active, immersing yourself in nature and exploring beautiful hidden gems. This tour was definitely a highlight of my trip to Portugal and the fact that it is value for money is just another plus point! Will not hesitate booking Opporto Adventure Tours again the next time I visit!
Geerard C - 10 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Excellent tour ”
Our guide Luis is a great person full of passion for his job and the area. We had a awesome, unforgettable day! Thank you so much
Stephen B - 10 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgettable experience of Geres park ”
We had high expectations for the day at Geres national park. Surely, Mario (our guide) made sure that the day will be memorable, jam packed with activity, visiting secluded places where we had the opportunity to walk in pristine country side with scenic views and swim in fresh water lagoons. A truly unique experience.
cinyihaw - 07 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ A beautiful day trip out of the city ”
My boyfriend and I were very excited to get out of the city and see Gerês National Park as we had heard many great things about it.
Overall, the experience at Gerês and the staff we communicated with were absolutely incredible. They always made sure we were okay, and if we had any questions or concerns, that they could address it as soon as possible.
Our guide Mário had an extensive knowledge about the park as he regularly goes to the park himself to photograph the nature. On the drive up he was more than happy to share his knowledge of Gerês and more about the animals & lifestyle the villagers around the area have. It felt like a relatively quick drive since the conversations were flowing nicely.
For both the waterfall/swim spots we visited, they were both very hidden and I would have never known to take those paths to see them. The spots themselves were quiet, secluded, and absolutely gorgeous.
The tour of the village was very informational and eye opening as we could see and learn a lot from Mário about the way they have been living for years, and how it has changed now (if it had changed).
Pickup: My only feedback would be to send a map of the exact location to meet up instead of the address as it took a bit of time for us to meet up due to miscommunication. We ended up feeling bad for those who were waiting, although Mário and Nuno tried their best to have us on our way as soon as possible!
The vehicle: We found the back of the 4x4 relatively tight since I am 5'8" and my boyfriend is 6'4", however Mário was super accomodating when he needed to have some more air flowing, or to pullover (if required) throughout the drives.
I would highly recommend the trip to those who are looking for some more nature, or fun outside of the city!
Kmhollifield - 05 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ everybody has to do this! ”
Our group wanted a day away from the city and decided to booked an Oporto Adventure Tour— highlight of our trip!!! Mario is so much fun and he’s incredibly knowledgeable about the park... he lives and breathes the place! He took our group off the beaten path and we were able to experience breathtaking views/activities in the park. Cannot recommend enough!
TraveLizard - 03 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Breathtaking hidden landscapes ”
I can't rave enough about how special the waterfall lagoons are, beautiful clear water perfect for swimming and completely tucked away. We never would have found them if it weren't for the guided tour! Our guide Mario was an excellent driver, very knowledgable and a lot of fun to spend the day with. The perfect escape from busy Porto!!
Dream663046 - 03 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Geres Park ”
The trip was awesome. Isabel was interesting , knowledgeable and just so fun. We enjoyed all aspects of the day , swimming in the waterfalls was a highlight as was time in the village and the wonderful lunch
BryonyB14 - 02 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ A fun-filled experience - simply amazing excursion! ”
The day was filled with fun activities - from a short hike, swimming in the lagoon, visiting a traditional village and eating mouthwatering local food.
Our guide, Isabelle, was incredible - knowledgeable and friendly. She really managed to take us to places which are not touristic at all. Communication before the tour with the company was really easy and efficient.
I definitely recommend you to go on a tour with this company.
Gala09 - 01 jul 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great Excursion ”
Our group of 11 friends (including 2 children) decided to do an excursion outside of the city (Porto) and this was a fantastic choice. The guides were on time, very knowledgeable, and helpful during the hike. The places they took us to were secluded and felt very special. We all very much enjoyed our adventure in the national park.
drainsworth - 30 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Geres National Park, Portugal ”
This was an adventure not to be missed! Isabelle as a guide provided enthusiasm, encouragement and joy to this great excursion!
Hiking, swimming, jumping from rocks, and then sharing lunch and memories that will endure...
Worth every penny, worth every step...
An occasion to be embraced and cherished especially because of our lovely guide/ leader Isabel!
Tom D - 29 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ 10/10 Absolutely Amazing! ”
This was absolutely amazing, it honestly didnt dissapoint. From start to finnish i couldnt fault it.
Mario was our tour guide and honestly what a great guide he was. We were joined by an american couple and a portugese family. Mario was seamless when switching between both english and portugese. His knowledge of the are seemed unparralled.Lets not forget his brilliant sense of humour!
I cant reccomend this enough for anyone on the fence about this trip.
Discover557274 - 27 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ A must do day Trip! ”
It was an awesome day trip, beautiful Park, beautiful hike, an amazing Lunch! Our tour guides Alex and Mario were awesome, great sense of humor, we were laughing all day long! Highly recommend it, if I ever have the chance to do it again, I will do it in a heartbeat! North of Portugal has capture my heart!
christophern374 - 23 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful trip with a great guide ”
This trip was worth every cent. Ceres is absolutely stunning, and its a refreshing break from spending time in Porto. The trip feels very authentic, and swimming in the lagoons is a very tranquilizing experience. For those wanting pictures also, this is a must.
Guide: Miguel was nothing short of exceptional. He was fun, helpful, knowledgeable and his playlist in the 4x4 is outstanding. He showed us some very beautiful locations, and they weren't very well visited, which is exactly what you want after spending time in the city.
All in all, a wonderful trip.
jkrby - 23 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgettable experience! ”
Our tour guide Isobel was great from the moment she picked myself and my boyfriend up from our apartment. She was friendly, chatty and bubbly, also very knowledgable! We went to Geres National Park first and it was absolutely beautiful, we did a 40 minute hike to the ‘Emerald’ which we also got to swim in - this was an amazing experience. We had a delicious lunch at a restaurant in a small village and then we went to a waterfall which we could swim in too. I would love to say more but I wouldn’t want to ruin the element of surprise for anyone who decides to do this tour! We had such an amazing day.
gc892015 - 23 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great day trip from Porto ”
This was a great tour to see some of Portugal's national park! I would definitely recommend people to be prepared for a swim- the water in the pools was amazing! The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable- thanks for a great day out!
robbp826 - 23 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome Day - 4x4 to the Waterfalls - Gerês National Park ”
OK – I just posted a review for my Duro valley day. The day after I did this trip. Like my other, this was a full day experience. And wow was it amazing. I really enjoyed the opportunity to explore the park. We went on a Friday, and while we did see a few people occasionally, we basically had all the areas to ourselves. When they say they are going to secret spots, they are really going to out of the way places.
I met Luis and our 4x4 downtown at 8 AM. There were 9 of us in the car.
• Driver & Passenger
• Three in the back seat
• And the trunk space has been converted with 4 seats (2 facing 2)
I have to admit, I lucked out and was able to get the passenger seat in front. While the back seat sounded ok, the trunk seats were tough when we did some of the rougher 4-wheeling. But I never heard any complaints and no one asked to switch seats.
The day was an all-day event. We started at 8 and got back to the city at 8 PM. And it was packed with fun. The drive out to the park takes a while, in part because the car doesn’t go super-fast – it is rigged to go off road, not on the freeway. On the way to the park, we stopped for Coffee – of course, people from Portugal don’t go much more than an hour without coffee.
Then it was into the park and our first hike. We walked down to the river and swam in a few pools under a huge waterfall. It is exactly what you would expect, amazing. Luis, our guide, was super careful on the hike and even more so when we got to the water. He spent time briefing everyone on what to expect and how to take care. Then he played lifeguard while we entered and exited the areas. I was very impressed with the caution here. Also – just to note there are no poisonous snakes, lizards, plants, etc... the most dangerous animal in the area is Man.
After that, we went to a town for lunch. It was this super small town, something like 80 people, and Luis knew them all. He was waiving, saying hi, shaking hands. I thought he might have been from the area – but no, he has just done this for a year or so. But the company takes care of the area – and makes a point to check in with residents.
Lunch was amazing, relaxing – I think we probably took 2-hrs – and just what we all wanted. Then another small hike to a fantastic overlook. And back into the jeep for a ride to another part of the river. On the way, we stopped by an old olive press – one that used the water to power the wheel. It was amazing that even given how old it was, the thing still worked. Not like some museum had come in and set it up to work, or tried to preserve it. But because the townspeople still use it occasionally. I was truly amazed.
Then another swim and eventually back to the town. This time he showed us the conservation efforts of the townspeople, specifically how they are trying to grow oaks for the park. Again, because the company takes care to know the people – the people include them in their activities. It was great to see the relationships, this was not just a quick drive through a quaint town.
I have to admit I was skeptical of the reviews. They looked more like someone had their friends write a few and put them on the site. But, this was something I would eagerly do again. I also want to say that I am a 52-yr old, in ok shape – but not great shape, I am definitely overweight. I was fine the entire time, I was nervous but this was all within my range. Of course I was the oldest one there, but still, if you are in ok shape you will love this adventure.
Stephen S - 23 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ This trip is a must do from Porto!!! ”
This trip is a must do if you're in or around Porto. My son and I were looking for adventure out of the city while the wife was at a conference . We found that and so much more . Beautiful views, amazing waterfalls and the food from the local village was incredible. Our guide Isabel felt like a long lost relative that was just showing us around. Friendly and curtious from the start and great with my 9 year old son. Definitly a tour that we will not forget. If your looking for an adventure than this is the tour to book. Worth every penny!!!
billieR07 - 22 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Stunning ”
Our guide, John, was delightful and informative. The views were absolutely beautiful! It is a long drive but we expected this and it was so worth it when we got there! Would 100% try another tour if we were back in Porto
joeyvegaz - 20 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect Guide. Beautiful trip. Activity level as advertised (and reviewed before) ”
Guide: Mario was fantastic and very accommodating. He was fun,informative and a great guide. He was a great driver on our entire trip. Thank you, Mario!
Drive: Long and windy. I have not gotten car sick in over 25 years, and almost did on this trip.
Tour itself: Nice. I read the reviews about how the "hiking" was not strenuous but did not realize how not strenuous it was. We would drive to locations and walk a max of 10-15 minutes to the waterfalls/lagoons. I was hoping for at least a little more hiking. Some of the locations were steeper or required some agility, but really minimal.
Lunch: So much good and authentic local food. Endless amounts of food. Vino Verde. Chorizo. Blood sausage. Fried fish. Yum.
I only gave it four stars due to it not being what I imagined. I guess that is more my fault. I would have liked to have hiked much more, even if not so strenuous. Everything else was fantastic.
Mely L - 19 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ The lunch alone made it worth it! ”
My partner and I joined this trip last minute. Alex and Luis were brilliant trip guides - knowledgeable, fun, positive, energetic. We also met Nuno at the office and he accommodated our last minute request to join the group.
The ride to the park was only 1.5 hours from Porto. Then we visited a small village, stopped into an old olive press, did a few easy hikes with gorgeous views, and swam in edenic natural pools. For lunch, we had traditional Portuguese food that I can't stop talking about. It was the best food our entire time in Portugal.
Do this tour.
Andre J - 18 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best tour every ”
Best tour we have ever done in Portugal. Everything about this tour was amazing. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgable and clearly very passionate about this national park. The sights, sounds and even lunch were more than what we expected. 100% recommend this over a port wine tour if you’re ever in Porto
KatIlly_32 - 16 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Happiest day of our trip to the North! ”
The hiking, waterfalls and natural pools in the National Park were beautiful. Aside from the main waterfall, we had the place all to ourselves. The lunch in the village was excellent. Isabel was fun and chilled, very knowledgeable about the park, and was happy to take dozens of photos for us all (both above and under water!). We recommend this tour for hiking and nature lovers. You would find it hard to locate most of the spots we visited if you came on your own, so this tour is recommended!
Eileen_2210 - 16 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome adventure - a nice contrast to the wonderful cities of Portugal! ”
Our guide Mario's experience, knowledge, personality and passion for Geres National Park made this an unforgettable experience. He and his apprentice guide were extremely attentive and focused on each of us being able to safely navigate the hikes, lagoons and vistas. The landscape is stunning, the terrain somewhat challenging, the water clear and cold, and the overall experience simply breathtaking. Add to it a great lunch and tour of the historic village and you get a memorable adventure that contrasts nicely with time spent in the city. We appreciate the commitment Oporto Adventure Tours has made in terms of hiring top quality professionals and their efforts to contribute to the sustainability of the area. Don't miss this opportunity!
sotiriak427 - 15 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Best day ever! ”
What a fantastic experience, best thing we did in Porto! We travelled from the city to the mountains in a 4x4, hiked to beautiful lagoons, swam in crystal clear waters, visited an old village and had the most amazing traditional Portuguese lunch. Our guide, Mario, is not only super knowledgeable about the area, but he also truly loves the park. Mario was very friendly, he helped us along the way, gave us lots of information and answered all our questions - he truly made the day a very memorable one! The hike can be challenging but it is 100% worth it. Don’t miss out on this, definitely the most enjoyable day we had in Porto!
Anka M - 14 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Perfect day! ”
We booked this tour encouraged by the very good reviews either tho there was also another company offering similar tour. I'm so happy we did that as we had great time and the tour guide was amazing nature loving individual. The whole company is actively involved in the preservation of this beautiful area. They are more than just the tour company. By choosing them you will do something far more then having amazing time- you will support the great cause. Please remember to have a comfortable shoes as you are gona be going to the places which will have difficult parts but that's part of the fun. If you love the nature, you will love this tour!
Astrid V - 12 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Awesome trip !! ”
We had the best day in Gerês national park. We were visiting Porto for 4 days but decided to leave the city for a day to enjoy Portugal’s beautiful nature.
+ Pickup and dropoff at your own adress/hotel, so you have nothing to worry about and all you have to do is enjoy the day
+ We visited amazing spots, waterfalls (where you can swim!!) and a small village
+ The lunch was really good. We’ve enjoyed it outside on the terrace which made it even better :-)
+ We were in a small group (7 persons is max I think)
+ I thought the hikes were going to be harder, but they were really -really!- easy to do!
+ And last but definitely not least: we had the best guide ever! Mario was super friendly, funny and made sure we enjoyed our trip!
(Unless you get carsick: it’s a 1,5u drive from Porto. But then still... it’s worth it)
Just go for it :-)
Big thanks to Mario and Oporto Adventure Tours
Aras S - 07 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ I like it ! ”
Just PERFECT , the nice guys, the nice trip, the nice food !!! We spent all the day like one hour :)
I3139TWmaryd - 07 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing day! ”
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Portugal! Our guides were friendly, knowledgable and out in a lot of effort to make sure we had an amazing and safe adventure! Highly recommend!!
Jess K - 06 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Magical day ”
We loved our day out so much, beautiful scenery, great company and delicious food! Thanks so much ❤️❤️❤️
PIO T - 05 jun 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Super Day ”
We recommend this tour to everyone considering a lovely day at this natural jewel.
Tour leader was very polite, helpful and fluent english speaking.
Lunch was very tasty and full filling, in this lovely village and of course very welcoming from the local residents.
Well done to everyone involved.
706christophp - 31 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Beautiful day in the mountains ”
Two easy walks led us to some beautiful remote lagoons. We also visited a little village and had an absolutely delicious traditional lunch. Jumping in the cold natural pools and going for a swim in the river was definitely the best part. Mario was a great guide and seemed to have as much fun as we had.
loufaye - 30 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great day out ”
Everything was so well organised from pick up to drop off, you don't have to worry about a thing! The guides are super friendly and just all round lovely. The lunch is deliscious and you definitely won't go hungry! The rock pools are absolutely stunning and amazing to swim in.
Debbie P - 28 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic tour and stunning location ”
This is an amazing activity packed tour to some of the most picturesque countryside about a 90 minute drive from Porto. Our guide Isabel was wonderful. Fun, talkative, knowledgeable and full of energy. She has spent time living in Australia so we had some good laughs sharing stories of downunder and her experiences during her time there. This was a small group of Isabel + 5 and we all got on really well.
After our drive up through the beautiful national park, our first stop was a hike across to the first waterfall and lagoon where the more adventurous of our group took a plunge into the icy cold waters. The area was beautiful and peaceful and we had the spot all to ourselves. Next we moved on to have lunch, which was provided as part of the tour, in a little restaurant in the village with an outlook over the river. Here we were treated to a typical Portugese 3 course meal washed down with some, surprisingly good green wine. Wonderful hospitality by the restaurant owners.
After lunch we drove off road to the next hiking spot. This hike was downhill on a less worn track so requires a certain degree of fitness but was an excellent challenge to us over 50’s. It’s not a gentle stroll to the waterfall and it’s uphill all the way back so something to be aware of. The waterfall at the end is stunning and once again we had the spot to ourselves. We spent an hour so at the waterfall before making our way back to the village.
We then did a tour of the village and learnt about it’s wonderful history and had the bonus of meeting and playing with a cute puppy belonging to one of the locals and visiting the last remaining wolf trap.
Our last stop was at the local cafe/bar for a beer/coffee/soft drink and a lesson in how to order our drinks in Portugese, before heading back to Porto.
Such a fabulous fun day. Thanks Isabel. You certainly make this an exceptional experience and we met some really amazing people on the day. Highly recommend this tour.
Shelley D - 28 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great day out! ”
Expect somewhat challenging hiking including some scrambles over rocks, but totally worth it to get to some really secluded, beautiful lagoons and waterfalls.
We genuinely felt we were being taken to “local” spots- not touristy at all. The guides were super enthusiastic and friendly, and clearly cared a great deal about us having a day to remember.
Oh and the lunch at a small village was the best meal I have had since arriving in Portugal!
5 stars :)
141brentonp - 28 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing day out ”
This tour was fantastic. We were picked up from our accommodation by two very friendly guides. Our hosts had great chat and stories all the way up to Geres. The first hike was great and ended at a private lagoon. Amazing! We then hiked down to the car and had lunch at a quaint little place - the food and wine were incredible. Again, the tour guides were such great hosts that we all got along so well. We then walked through the old town and went on to our next hike - up to a waterfall. Again - amazing location and great hike. Had such an enjoyable day I would thoroughly recommend it.
Only constructive feedback I have is that one of the hosts has a tendency to speak a lot (and fairly loud). Perhaps a break in ride home occasionally would have been good; but only a small point!
patriycarlos - 26 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Excellent experience with an excellent guide ”
The trip was amazing. We discovered some beautiful waterfalls and places we have never seen before. Our Guide Luis was explaining everything and he transmitted his passion for the nature.
Maddison S - 21 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Bloody unreal! 😍 ”
10/10. As a young, solo, female traveler, I was a little worried.. but so glad I did it! Worth every cent!
The waterfalls are a must see! We went when it was cloudy and cold but still couldn’t help but swim. It’s the clearest water and there wasn’t another soul in sight.
The village is from a different era and so interesting.
Our lunch was traditional, delicious and super filling, they honestly out do themselves.
Isabelle, our guide, was incredible. Knowledgeable, funny, trustworthy and so much more! She made the experience and we felt super safe the entire time.
CAN NOT RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY AND THIS TOUR ENOUGH!!! Had the greatest day in Europe so far ❤️
Thank you so so much guys.
Philip C - 18 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Excellent day tour so see the Peneda-Geres national park ”
I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in outdoors, adventure, country side and anyone looking to get out of Porto for a day.
This is a great tour to see the Peneda-Geres national park. We had a fanastic and helpful tour guide; Luis. He speaks good english and is very familiar and educated about the area. The tour took us to a view point, 2/3 waterfalls and included lunch (and water throughout the day).
Zell333 - 15 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Fantastic Experience !!! ”
This was a great experience with plenty of entertainment for adults and children alike. Luis, our guide was amazing. He was a great source of knowledge about the National Park, the villages the food and also gave us some tips about places to visit in the area. He was very enthusiastic and generally great fun to be around .....very popular with the children !!
The short hikes where just right to keep you active but not too hard allowing of mixed physical fitness and ability and the waterfalls were just breathtaking. We also managed a quick dip at one of the falls although the water was absolutely freezing.
We had a small issue with the 4x4 but that was soon taken care of by Luis in communication with the office and this didn't impact our experience in the slightest.
Would definitely recommend as a must do whilst in the area.
afirsova1990 - 15 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great nature trip with our guide Mario and Land Rover 4*4 ”
We went yesterday to Peneda-Gerês National Park with a family from Canada and a travaller from Israel, to explore the park and waterfalls.
Our guide Mario is very nuce guy,he knows a lot about this place. We've got a lot of good advices about the local food and different things in Portugal.
We visited a local village ( where we also had a tasty lunch with some local food and a green white wine), waterfalls and the bridge.
The big plus,that the guys will come to pick you up in your hotel in Porto and they will drop you off at the end of the day.
Good walking shoes, sunscreen protection,water,swimming wear,sunglasses + a cap is really necessary for the sunny and hot weather.
Chris L - 14 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great day exploring Geres national Park ”
We were picked up by our guide Mario in a Land Rover for our off road adventure to Geres national Park. My wife and I had a great time.. we saw waterfalls,quaint towns and had a very enjoyable day hiking and off roading. Mario was very informative pleasant and knowledgeable. The lunch provided was excellent and delicious. It featured a variety of delicious Portuguese dishes and desserts at a restaurant in the mountains. I would highly recommend this excursion.
Rosa L - 14 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Great experience ”
Great tour. Our tour leader, Mario, was excellent. Knowledgeable, very safety conscience. Gave me an opportunity to see areas in park that otherwise I would never find.
Mario was very experienced in guiding.
We hiked, swam in pools at base of falls, ate local cuisine, well rounded tour.
Anita B - 13 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ One day in the Paradise ”
We had a wonderful day with our 10 years old daughter in the Geres NP. The tour was amazing, beautiful waterfalls, villages and a delicious lunch. Our guide Luis was a very kind, well- prepared guide, we learned from him a lot about the Park and Portugal. We felt safe with him. 4 years ago my oldest daughter was in this tour with her friends, we had the same, great experience with the Oporto Adventure Tours.
Farhad G - 13 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Gorgeous, Amazing and Wonderful Adventure Tour! ”
We had a one day tour in Geres national Park with the best Guide Mario.
Thanks to Mario for his great knowledge about the Nature, National Park and very beautiful places which we visited in this tour.
I can 100% recommend this tour for the people who loves Nature and Adventure. If you spend more time it is a Paradise for all adventure activities e.g. Kayaking, cycling, Hiking, swimming and many other activities.
All arrangement of Oporto Adventure tour were very well done, on time pick up, clean and good 4WD Land Rover, comfortable timing for visiting the planned locations, great guide, just everything Perfect!
Laura G - 11 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ The best! ”
Loved it! My friend and I only had one day in Geres National park and this was the highlight of our time in Portugal. It truly exceeded our expectations. Our guides were so great and worked with our narrow schedule. We’ve been recommending this to everyone we meet that is visiting Portugal. 5 Stars, A+!
Tristian89 - 11 may 2019, TripAdvisor
“ :-) ”
I highly reccomend this day Tour! Very comfortable drive from porto to some very beautiful spots in the National Park including a very tasty Lunch, Lots of information about the Park and even portugal in general. Two very nice and funny Tour guides. The tour also included free Photos, shot during the activities. I got a dropbox Link just the day After the trip :) thanks!! :)
Stephen Q - 29 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgettable experience ”
Our guides, Luis and Mario, were incredibly informative, kind and knowledgeable, with a genuine commitment to the ecological and cultural preservation of the park and its traditional villages. The tour took us to some of the most beautiful natural places I've ever seen, as well as a fascinating stop at a local village to learn about the history, traditional way of life and the preservation efforts (and to pet some baby goats!) It also included a fantastic meal of local foods and white-knuckle off-roading. You'll be awestruck, over and over - well worth the side trip from Porto. A truly unforgettable day.
Stephen Q - 29 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Unforgettable experience ”
Our guides, Luis and Mario, were incredibly informative, kind and knowledgeable, with a genuine commitment to the ecological and cultural preservation of the park and its traditional villages. The tour took us to some of the most beautiful natural places I've ever seen, as well as a fascinating stop at a local village to learn about the history, traditional way of life and the preservation efforts (and to pet some baby goats!) It also included a fantastic meal of local foods and white-knuckle off-roading. You'll be awestruck, over and over - well worth the side trip from Porto. A truly unforgettable day.
holger g - 29 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ One of the best Sightseeing-Tours we ever had ”
Very nice and personal tour to the waterfalls. Isabelle and Nonu were great guides and we enjoyed the day a lot. Highly recommended!
Clare D - 23 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Wonderful waterfalls ”
This trip was fantastic. From start to finish....we were met at our accommodation at 8am and whisked off in a land rover 4x4 with our amazing guide. We travelled to the national park and stopped for a quick pit stop for a much needed coffee. From there we travelled by road and off road to our first stop. We hiked down to the waterfall which was amazing and it was a good fairly easy hike back up. From there we visited the traditional villages and learnt about the history and then had an amazing traditional lunch which was a feast with wine also!
After lunch we visited two more waterfalls and hikes around the park. The trip was wonderful and was a full 12 hrs from start to finish and we were really thrilled to have been able to see the park with such a brilliant guide and would wholeheartedly recommend!
Alyssa M - 19 apr 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Amazing day out! ”
This was a really great tour that took us out of the city. We saw some beautiful waterfalls and saw what life was like for this living in the national park. The food we ate at lunch time was filling and a great insight into life in Portugal. Our guide Louis was quite knowledgeable of the area and was a great host providing good conversation and helpful tips. If you get the chance, go for a swim!!
okwokyk - 25 mar 2019, TripAdvisor
“ Geres National Park ”
A truly memorable experience! Our guide Joao is extremely friendly and personable, and the lunch in the village was great too! Thanks so much for a great time!