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Portugal


Join us on our Portugal Exploratory and get a behind the scenes perspective on how we put a trip together.  Become part of the process by coming along and save Big time!  This will be an a-la-carte trip which will be priced well below the regular booking price once the trip is on the docket. 

H2Outfitters will provide all lodging, transportation in country and kayak-related cost.  You will be responsible for your meals and the costs of any activity you may choose to do.  As a member of the exploratory team you will have input on accommodations, eateries, points of interest as well as feedback on the places we visit so that we can make the right choices for the final itinerary. It will be a fun and flexible trip with lots of interaction with the locals too.  Space is limited so don’t delay if this catches your fancy!

Our itinerary will have us arriving in Lisbon on Sunday, May 21st. We will find ourselves in the oldest and most venerable part of town, the historic Chiado district. Here in the midst of the city’s flavor, ambience, and history we begin our exploration. 

Over the course of our stay we’ll have the opportunity to explore the city by e-bike, via streetcar trams, and on foot. Most importantly the pulse of this vibrant city will leave each of us with a sense of its culture, people, and traditions. Perhaps we’ll have the chance to listen to the mellow rhythms of Fado, the soul of Portuguese musica suitable accompaniment to the local cuisine.

Faced with the choice of heading north or south from Lisboa, our journey will lead us on the latter route to the southernmost point of Portugal in the Algarve region, our destination… the magical town of Sagres. Here we’ll discover secluded beaches and coastal towns,  and see first hand the dramatic cliffs that frame the southern coastline. Opportunities for hiking and biking will present themselves no doubt, so be ready to burn some calories!  The main attraction here is the raw beauty of the place, an setting beyond compare.

Departing the quiet isolation of the south we’ll enjoy the sojourn north, our final destination the Douro River Valley. Here along the river’s steep banks we’ll find the terraced vineyards that supply the world with Portugal’s namesake libation Port wine. Look forward to paddling, hiking, and driving from the mountainous border with Spain to the coastal city of Porto. On the way we will stay at various Quintas, (winery sponsored hotels), agriturismos, and family run inns as we head down river. This will be the highlight of our visit, a fitting conclusion to our travels

$3400 per person based on double occupancy; singles add $500.

What H2Outfitters provides:

  • 9 night’s accommodations
  • In country transportation
  • kayaking days

What You Need to provide:

  • Meals (primarily lunches and dinners)
  • Fees for any activities/sights you opt to do Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Any transportation costs not included with itinerary
  • International airfare

 

How to Register:

To confirm your spot a 50% deposit must be received at time of registration. The balance for the trip is due February 28, 2017.  The trip will be limited to 8 explorers and slots will be secured on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Cancellation Policy: 100% of the deposit will be refundable until 2/17/17after that date 50% will be refundable until 3/20/17.

 

 

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