Marina da Quinta Grande on Madeira Island, Portugal

Lively Adventures of Portugal Tour: Island Getaway to Cultural Hallmarks

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Madeira Island, Funchal, Lisbon, Sintra (City)...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Between Portugal’s spectacular Algarve coastline, it's bewitching Madeira Island beaches, and thrumming Lisbon cityscape, lively adventures are abundant across these spectacular destinations, and for 12 days you may embrace the thrilling experiences during this handpicked action tour. From kayaking across the sparkling sea in search of hideaway caves to soaring above Madeira Island by hot air balloon, the thrill of adventure awaits you.

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Trip Highlights

  • Slowly paddle along the sparkling waters circling the colossal Ponta da Piedade rock formations, kayaking between their towering golden crests to caves carved into their cliffs
  • Relish another breathtaking kayak tour, this time to the wondrous cavernous beach of the spellbinding Benagil Cave, a surreal geological phenomenon unlike any other cave
  • Hover into the sky onboard a hot air balloon to witness the Algarve from above, laying your eyes upon its flowered fields and orange groves veiling the unspoiled landscape
  • Trot through the illustrious untouched Laurissilva forest on horseback to witness Portugal’s flourishing wilderness and the many extraordinary creatures who live within this fairytale region
  • Delve into the historical origins of the Levada water channel networks of Madeira while witnessing their impressive designs that dissect Funchal’s staggering forests
  • Frolic through the Funchal forests during a thrilling canyoning tour, whereby you will leap from the summits of waterfalls and race down natural rock slides
  • Let the sumptuous flavors of Portuguese cuisine dance off your taste buds as you lap up a gastronomy tour of Lisbon’s beloved food markets and partake in a professionally-led cooking class
  • Embrace the Romantic Era as you witness the remarkable Pena Palace resting atop the Sintra Mountain and savor a mouth-watering Portuguese meal at a Fade House in Lisbon

Starting Price

$4,831 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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