Immerse yourself in Portugal’s wild landscape on this full-day small-group tour of Peneda- Gerês National Park from Porto.
Explore the only Portuguese National Park, climb incredible mountains, admiring local fauna and flora, amazing viewpoints and mesmerizing waterfalls.
Enjoy a traditional picnic lunch in one of Gerês most iconic viewpoints while you rest with the mountain at your feet and admire the gorgeous surrounding scenery.
This small group tour ensures a more personalized and gratifying experience.
- Beautiful natural landscapes of Peneda-Gerês National Park
- Discover the magnificent natural running waters of the park
- Mellow trek to see the beautiful lagoons and Waterfalls (Tahiti Waterfall)
- Swim in the therapeutic cold waters
- Lovely pastoral mountain views along the drive
- Hike into the wild and enjoy the beautiful surroundings
- Be amazed at the viewpoint of Pedra Bela
- World Biosphere Reserve
What you can expect
Peneda – Gerês National Park is perhaps the most exciting destination for local and international tourists, especially for nature lovers.
We will pick you up at your accommodation at about 9 am and take you out for a day to remember! This Detour will show you the most amazing spots of the Peneda Gerês National Park while details about the local traditions, flora, and fauna are given by our guides.
The park was created in 1971 with an area of 70 000 hectares and since then it has been the only one of its kind in our country. More recently, in 2009, it was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, a status that reinforced the protection measures taken to keep the beauty and natural importance of the region. All of these characteristics ensure that it has many hidden gems and picturesque locations for you to explore with us.
Along your day you will be able to visit several landmarks of the park, that we will adapt to the seasons to provide you the best experience, from stunning Waterfalls where you can enjoy a refreshing swim to the Pedra Bela Viewpoint which has an incredible view over the whole landscape.
Our guides have local knowledge and will take you through a trip deep inside this natural paradise with all the safety and plenty of fun. Picnic in one remote idyllic location is included!
Take a Detour!
This Detour is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French (available upon request)
What our clients say about us
Awesome experience! From the heart!
We had a fantastic experience with Tiago who was very knowledgeable and helpful. My son had a great banter with him on Chelsea vs Porto!
The tour was very well organised, the lunch was great, everyone on the tour got along very well and the scenery and experience was awesome! Detours are very experienced and know the best spots to pick.
Best 1 day trip with amazing guides!
A fabulous day spent in the national park, exploring the many waterfalls, swimming in secret lagoon, having a delicious picnic and mainly having loads of fun with our small group and two amazing Detour guides!
Fantastic day trip with João (John)!
Simply amazing! Wonderful day spent in the Geres national park, with amazing views of the forestry and waterfalls, a swim among the waterfalls, a scenic picnic lunch, and additionally João provided a thorough history of the area and the lifestyle of the people living in the park.
We were picked up from our hotel right on time, and since the weather was a bit poor in the morning João mentioned that if things did not clear up there was a plan B (involving hot springs) to fall back on if needed. Every aspect of the trip was well organized and executed, and João was friendly, sociable, and knowledgable guide.
We had a good lunch at a beautiful spot with a 360 degrees view over the valley. We did several stops at nice point along the route. At the end there was a tour by one of the port houses/winery’s with instruction how everything is working end the backgrounds of the port wine. And the tasting of course.. I can recommended these company highly for one of their tours.
Beautiful 1 day escape from Porto!
We chose to take a day out of the bars and streets of Porto and decided to seek out some waterfalls and rivers Geres National Park. The journey was very comfortable and not too long (under 2 hours including a stop for Breakfast), having been picked up promptly by our guide Tiago. We only ordered the trip less than 24 hrs beforehand so I was very pleased with the level of service (calls to check dietary requirements, frequent exchange of email.
The hikes in Geres National Park were wonderful – not too challenging (although had we asked for an aggressive trek this would have been possible) and we saw countless waterfalls, stunning landscapes and dense forest that I would not have naturally associated with Portugal. We had the opportunity to swim on a couple of occasions (chilly but worth it!), and stopped for a very tasty picnic at a stunning view point.
Our guide Tiago was very friendly, spoke perfect English, was incredibly knowledgeable about the region from a geographical and historical point of view and fun to spend time with. He gave us lots of options on how to spend the time we had and even drove us directly to the airport at the end of the day.
Highly recommended all round.