Culture, cuisine and nature

The dynamic mix of culture, cuisines, nature and local people will have you coming back for more...as we explore undiscovered regions, vast natural areas and new exciting tourism experiences through the Coa Valley.

experience highlights

Highlights

  • Back to nature
  • Luxury, cuisine & culture
  • People and diversity

What and When?

  • Offering from May - October 
  • Ideal for couples or small groups
  • Sense of adventure in the summer

Costs

  • Five nights start from EUR 1425 per person sharing
  • Including all accommodations, four dinners, all breakfasts, wine tastings, 4x4 safari and photo experience, Fly Camp and privately guided activities

Packed with delicious meals, outdoor dining and dramatic rock engravings

Spend your first few nights at the exquisite Casa da Cisterna guest house, built in amongst the old ruins of Castelo Rodrigo. This magical boutique hotel is owned and run by a passionate local family who have steeped history in the area and a strong tie to nature spanning back decades.

The quaint hotel offers very comfortable ensuite rooms, delicious in house dining and an amazing view from the infinity pool.

Explore the near by nature reserve of Faia Brava, under the guidance of Fernando Romao - guide and wildlife photographer. A 4x4 safari, picnic lunch and vulture hide experience are all highlights in the area during the day, and as the sun sets a dramatic backdrop of stars set the scene for a visit to the ancient rock engravings and art in the Coa Valley.

A private tour to a famed local vineyard will fill your fascinations with the port region before dinning out under the stars at the ‘one of a kind’ Fly Camp over looking the dramatic Coa & Duoro rivers. The setting is accompanied with a five course meal, wine pairing and all the local flavours, before resting your head under your Hemingway canvas ‘camp’.

With all the adventures under belt, a day exploring the city of Porto will allow you to reconnect and review all the previous days experiences - and a little city luxury goes a long way at BoaVista Eco Luxury house. Dinner out on the town before getting ready to head back to reality. 

"Take experience seriously."

- Richard Karlsson

Meet Fernando

Fernando Romão is a nature guide and photographer and has spent the last 20 years developing is skills, knowledge and passion for nature.

Guiding professionally allowed him to create unique interpretive tours; including bird watching, hiking and nature photography and transfer his love and passion for nature. 

Working in a variety of areas including Faia Brava's private reserve, the Serra da Estrela Natural Park and the Duoro and Tejo International Natural Park respectively.

With training in Outdoor and Adventure activities as well as Tourism and Nature interpretation, Fernando is the perfect combination for a nature based tour in the area. With his own nature tourism and photography business he strives to always bring the best of the area and its experiences to his guests.

When he isn't guiding or glued to the view finder on his camera, Fernando is working on an editorial project for travel guides for the interior of Portugal.

Fernando Romao

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